Located high up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, is a 5-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. This installation is not for those who fear heights, and was inspired by the Grand Canyon's glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Rather than looking out over a railing, visitors can hover 3,396-feet above the valley in an enclosed transparent box, surrounded on all sides by custom-made 0.5-inch glass. Continue reading for more.
Australia-based photographer Ray Collins has always wanted to capture the power of Earth's oceans, and in his latest series, he's done just that. These waves appear to be frozen like liquid mountains, but they were just captured at the perfect moment. He says: "[It] feels more at home floating in saltwater with his camera than anywhere on land." When he's not photographing the ocean, he's a surf sport photographer. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how astronauts wash their hair in space.
The Marble Caves (above) are located on Lake General Carrera/Buenos Aires, the Chilean side of the lake. It's a unique geological formation featuring a group of caverns, tunnels and pillars created in monoliths of marble and formed by waves over the past 6,000-years. You can either travel in a small boat or kayak, when the weather is nice and the water is mostly still. Continue reading for more mind-boggling natural formations that actually exist on Earth.
Mike Basich, a professional snowboarder from California, has traveled all over the world, but he prefers to live closer to the slopes. So, he built this tiny 225-square-foot home in the middle of his 40-acre property near Truckee, Calif. This project, called "Going off the Grid" took him five years to complete..."two and half years to do all the rock work. I think I moved about 175 ton of rock," according to Basich. Since it's in such a remote location, there's no land-bsaed Internet (satellite still a possibility), no indoor plumbing, and no traditional electricity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
You've seen the terrible tragedies of Japan's Fukushima disaster, but the animals left behind in the 12.5-mile radioactive exclusion zone are something you won't see on the news. Former construction worker Naoto Matsumura, 55, decided to move there to care for its four-legged survivors. Matsumura is called the "guardian of Fukushima's animals" because of the work he does to feed the animals. Despite the harmful radiation his body is subject to on a daily basis, he "refuses to worry about it." Continue reading for more pictures and additional information.
What happens if you just can't agree on a wedding theme? Hold weddings all around the world of course, and that's exactly what this couple - professional acrobats Cheetah Platt and Rhian Woodyard from Los Angeles - are doing. Once they got engaged last year, an epic trip spanning 83-days, and consisting of 38 weddings in different places, was planned. They arrived at their first wedding destination on Feb 8, 2015 and as of today, the two have already been married in India, Egypt, Ireland, and Thailand. Continue reading for lots more pictures and information.
This historic ski jump is unlike any other, as it has been converted into a penthouse apartment suspended 200 feet in the air. The modern living space at the top of the Holmenkollen competitive arena in Norway was previously a waiting area for competitors during the 1952 Winter Olympics. When on the rooftop terrace, guests can catch glimpses of the Northern Lights on clear nights. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
No, Heir Force One isn't a typo, but rather a specially converted Airbus A320-232 that features luxury clubman style recliner seats, a large double bed and even a shower room in the presidential area. It's the preferred mode of transportation for Prince Charles on his tour of the United States for a total of 4-days. Continue reading for more.
Planning a spring / summer vacation away from the hustle and bustle? Then you might want to check out the newly opened Amilla Fushi Resort in Maldives, which is situated on the island of Amilla at Baa Atoll. In addition to the over-water bungalows, it's surrounded by white beaches, lush vegetation, and all the amenities you'd expect from a 5-star resort, such as superb service, Michelin-quality food, along with the finest wines. Guests can pick from their choice of Beach, Lagoon or Ocean Reef Houses, but for anyone who doesn't like being over water, 12-meter high tree houses are also available. Continue reading for 10 more pictures.
Legendary lost cities are things you normally see in movies and storybooks, but one of them has been discovered in the Honduran rainforest. It's known as the "City of the Monkey God," and archaeologists have spent years tracking down the abandoned city's resting place. The most surprising thing is that the remains have been left seemingly untouched since it was last inhabited roughly a thousand years ago. A cache of stone sculptures was found at the base of a pyramid, suggesting that they may have been left as an offering. Continue reading for a video and more information.