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Now that you’ve seen the Siberian Maldives, it’s time to check out Monte Neme in the A Coruña province of Galicia, Spain. This may looks like an idyllic tropical lagoon, but during WWI and WWII, this area was a tungsten mine that supplied the material necessary for making light bulbs and hardening steel. Doctors strongly warn that bathing in the waters of Monte Neme could be hazardous since the surrounding mounds are large masses of heavy metals that leak directly into the water. Read more for two videos and additional information.
We have seen the future of space travel and the luggage is out of this world. Introducing the Horizn ONE by Horizn Studios and Alyssa Carson. It features a graphene-enhanced carbon fiber structure for flexibility and lightness, while an electromagnetic base allows you to secure it to the floor or walls of the spacecraft for easy access in zero gravity. Plus, its extendable straps let you wear it like a backpack. Smart features include graphene supercapacitors and an inductive charging field allow for highly efficient energy storage and wireless charging of electronic devices. Ther’s even an integrated smart display to allow travelers to stay in touch and share experiences with those back on Earth. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Just when you thought airport hotels were all the same, Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu decides to change everything with their latest offering. One of the hotel’s rooms has a full-sized Boeing 737-800 flight simulator. How much will it cost you to stay in this room? How about a cool 25,300 yen ($233.07 USD) and / or you can even book a 90-minute flight lesson with a certified instructor for 30,000 yen (around $276.40 USD). Read more for additional pictures and information.
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A Russian energy company has warned Instagram users not to swim in a stunning turquoise lake nicknamed the “Siberian Maldives”, also called the “Novosibirsk Maldives,” because it’s actually a coal plant’s ash dump filled with harmful metal oxides and calcium salts. “In the last week, our ash dump has become a celebrity on social networks,” said the Siberian Generating Company, warning Instagrammers or any potential visitors to not to drink the water and stating that even “skin contact with the water can lead to an allergic reaction”. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The last thing you’d want is to be stuck in a security line when you’re running late for a flight, and designers Charles Bombardier and Ashish Thulkar have an interesting solution. Called the Aerochk, this airport escalator is also a security checkpoint. Simply place your passport before getting on and you’ll be run through an X-ray machine while riding, along with your carry-on luggage. It’s equipped with multiple sensors to scan your body weight, composition, and facial recognition to match you to your passport. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Maxx Force, the fastest launch coaster in North America, has opened at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. Also the world’s fastest and tallest double inversion roller coaster, it can rocket you to 78 miles per hour in under 2-seconds as the ride vehicle turns upside down with a zero gravity roll at 60 miles per hour. This roller-coaster utilizes compressed air-powered technology to rocket you out of the gate at such high speeds so quickly. “When it went off, you couldn’t even move (your head) forward. It was just too fast,” said Grant Davis, 14 and from Gurnee, about the physical effect of the launch. Read more for two POV videos and additional information.
YOREPEK’s Extra Large Backpack is not only TSA-friendly, but can be used in place of a traditional carry-on suitcase, due to its capacity, all for $39.19 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. The 17″ computer compartment is airport friendly and when you reach the checkpoint, just unfold it to a flat position, keeping the sections above and below the laptop clear. There’s also an external USB port with built-in charging cable, which means you can charge compatible USB devices without having to open the backpack, just connect a power bank inside. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.
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Always wanted to paddle through bioluminescent waters in a clear kayak? Then you might want to head on over to Florida’s Space Coast. This phenomenon normally occurs during the summer months and turns the area’s rivers and lagoons into a glowing scene straight from a fantasy movie that travelers can actually kayak and paddleboard through. It occurs in Florida due to a chemical reaction that causes Cone Jellyfish and Dinoflagellates to light up anytime the water is disturbed. Read more for another video and additional information.
A trip to the Maldives wouldn’t be complete without a stay in an over-water villa, but if you demand sheer luxury, then look no further than the Soneva Jani Resort. Some of their ultra luxurious villa amenities include two-story water slides, glass-bottom lounges, retractable roofs that let you sleep under the stars, literally, and even a floating cinema. Read more for an in-depth video tour, additional pictures and information.
Zero Grid’s Electronics Travel Organizer is a great way to keep cables, cords, accessories, memory cards and more organized without the bulk, all for $13 after clipping the $1 on-page discount as well as entering coupon code: 9LFMU9F3, today only, originally $16.95. Featuring flexible elastic straps inside and a zipper pouch divider so it can securely store a variety of device types. This organizer with put through a rigorous testing process to ensure durability, visual appeal, and function. Product page – make sure you clip the $1 on-page discount and enter the coupon code: 9LFMU9F3 during final checkout. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.