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Conqueror Camping Trailer

Traveling cross-country by car is an adventurer's dream, but normal vehicles just aren't large enough to hold everything you need to live comfortably. Conqueror Australia aims to change that with a line of UEV (Urban Escape Vehicle) camper trailers that feature almost everything a regular home has, including wine glasses to two-burner stoves and flat-screen TVs. Uneven terrain? Fear not, the trailer features pullouts that are designed to cantilever, while tarps and other surfaces protect against bugs as well as rain. A fan pressurizes the interior so dust can't get in. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Accordion Camper

Created by Italian designer Alberto Rosselli, this 7-by-14-foot trailer transforms into a 20-by-29-foot living space when opened like you would an accordion. It can accommodate 5-6 people comfortably, and includes a bathroom, a kitchen, a closet, a terrace, and space for beds. The original design was supposed to be included on the back of an open truck bed and then moved onto a platform. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a hands-on with the Nintendo Sony PlayStation prototype.

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Skylodge

You can either stay in a tent and camp like a normal person, or stay in a Natura Vive Skylodge Adventure Suite that hangs 400-feet off a cliff, boasting mystical views over the heartland of the Inca Empire in Peru's Sacred Valley. One problem, guests must first climb a 400 foot cliff face to get to their suite. That's right, there are a total of three capsule suites, which can sleep eight people. Made from aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate, each 24 x 8 foot suite comes complete with four beds, a dining area and a private bathroom. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Glowworm Cave

Photo credit: Joseph Michael via My Modern Met

Photographer Joseph Michael ventured into the 30-million-year-old limestone caves on New Zealand's North Island to capture mystical images of the glowworms that turn this place into a starry world. At first glance, it appears as if there are countless blue-tinted stars, but this is actually the work of Arachnocampa luminosa and their larvae, which are composed of up to 70 silk threads that contain droplets of mucus. Michael used the long-exposure method to capture the glowworm larvae and their light. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what it's like to paddleboard alongside great white sharks.

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National Geographic Travelers 2015

Photo credit: James Smart

Whether it be natural phenomena, like tornadoes, or just beautiful destinations, one thing's for sure, Earth is a majestic place. The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest started April 7, and closes for entries tonight. Prizes include: An 8-day National Geographic Photo Expedition with airfare for two (1st place); A 6-day Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone for two (2nd place); A 6-day cruise from Schooner American Eagle and Heritage for two (3rd place); 7 merit prize winners will receive: A $200 gift certificate to B&H Photo. Continue reading for more.

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Unicat Terracross Expedition Vehicle

For those seeking the ultimate survival home at any cost, UNICAT's TerraCross is just for you. At $700,000 (optioned out), it's powered by a 5.6L 6-cylinder diesel engine that produces 310hp and a massive 950lb-ft of torque. It fits four persons in the front of the cabin, which can easily be converted into a bed, while the rear is occupied by a larger, double bed. The solar-powered TerraCross also comes equipped with a kitchen area that includes a sink, refrigerator, stove and microwave oven. Also included is a bathroom with a toilet, sink, and stand-up shower. To keep things safe, the vehicle's entrance and fiberglass composite storage doors are nearly two and a half inches thick and feature three stainless steel locks. Plus, the windows are scratch-proof, double locked and sealed, and also include bug nets and shutters. Unicat Americas CEO Avi Meyers says it can fit enough supplies to last a family for 2-3 months, thanks to a desalinization unit, which allows the vehicle to convert water from nearly any source into drinking water. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including an insane Nikon Coolpix P900 zoom test.

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Couple Quits Jobs Trip Around the World

Matt, an ex-automobile sales manager, and Jessica Johnson, an ex-billing specialist, decided to quit their jobs, sell everything they owned and bought a boat to live the dream on a $1,000 per month budget since August, 2011. They've visited 16 countries so far. The couple said: "Our lives were the typical American Dream. Go to school, get married, buy a house, start a career. So far we've also left out the part of having 2.5 kids. For too long we had spent all of our weekends in front of the TV without ever doing anything productive or enjoyable. We realized this needed to change." Continue reading for photos of their journey.

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Opera Luxury Camper

Opera looks like a simple trailer, but flip the lid open, set up the canopy, and you've got a luxury suite on wheels. The Luxury Camper Trailer aims to transform a typical camping experience into a posh tour experience by combining the cozy atmosphere with luxurious modern amenities. It comes equipped with two electrically adjustable beds,a boiler supplying warm water to the kitchen + shower, heater, toilet, refrigerator, and low energy LED lighting from the awning all the way down to the floor. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Wheelhaus Luxury Cabin

There are tiny homes, and then Wheelhaus, a luxury cabin on wheels. Each home is built-to-order by an experienced carpenter, and it can literally go anywhere your heart desires. There are several different models - ranging from $75,000 - $95,000 - offered by Wheelhaus, which include the Caboose, Wedge, Lighthouse, Rail Car, Hitch Haus and Silo. Some of the higher-end homes include a full-kitchen and even a high-tech entertainment room, complete with a home theater system. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Happier Camper HC1

We gave you a first look at the Happier Camper HC1 last month, now here's another look at its awesome "Adaptiv Modular Interior". Customizing the tiny, VW-inspired camper's interior is a breeze. Simply swap out furniture components and create a variety of living spaces, from a five-person bedroom to a kitchen in just minutes. It weighs just 1,100 pounds, and can be easily pulled by small cars. The interior and accompanying modular furniture - a bench, kitchenette, table, cushion, floor panel, and lid - are also made of lightweight fiberglass. That's not all, the HC1 also comes equipped with a 100W solar panel, heated shower, Bose sound system, built-in USB and AC power sockets, as well as a tablet docking station. Expect to shell out $13,950 for the base model when it hits stores next year. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a bizarre custom screw drive vehicle.

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