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Visit Tokyo like Superman using Google Earth 3D imagery

Tweet You know, there are days when Google makes me curse loud enough to be heard outside my sound proofed condo on the street 26 stories below. And then there are days when I’m rendered (near) speechless by the crazy technical hijinks they pull off. Using what I can only…

Norway’s new northern lights highlight reel is mesmerizing

Tweet    I’ve been to Norway eight times (Hello, my name is Leif!), but only once in winter which, I won’t sugarcoat it, kinda sucked. Norway is indisputably at its best in summer, all sunny and postcard photo opportunities no matter where you point a camera, though if you wanna…

London hopes to build incredible 135-mile network of elevated bike paths

Tweet So, I guess travel by jetpacks and tubes is being put on the backburner, but in the meantime this outstanding amazingness will do. SkyCycle is a proposed 135-mile network of three-story high bike paths that would be built above existing rail lines and accessed by over 200 ramps in…

Someone reinvented the wheel and, no joke, it may change cycling forever

Tweet Yeah, it’s fair to say they kind of reinvented the wheel. MIT has developed a self-charging, electric hybrid wheel capable of producing up to 250 watts of power which, when added to the 75 watts an average cyclist generates, means mountains become virtual molehills. Dubbed the Copenhagen Wheel, after…

Cult starter kit: Remote, California town with liquor license for sale

Tweet OK sure, it could be a remote getaway or an artist retreat or whatever, but if you’re like me (and if not, why not?) you see “cult starter kit” written all over this place. Once a Gold Rush mining town with a population of maybe a thousand, and the…

This partitioned compression clothes bag is a game-changing packing hack

Tweet People that know me well know that I have a completely normal, sensible passion for cleanliness and hygiene. Suffice to say, the Outlier Doublebag was invented for people like me – meaning normal, sensible people. In short, this genius invention not only compresses clothes so you can cram even…

Swanky mini-yacht is the deluxe campervan of the sea

Tweet It’s difficult to not to geek out over the Jet Capsule mini-yacht. It’s just so quintessentially European. Modest and affordable, while being comfortable and attractive. I mean look at it! It looks like a frickin’ Star Trek shuttle craft! Made in Italy, the Jet Capsule measures 23 feet long,…

Dear Santa: This ‘reverse microwave’ will chill my cider in 45 seconds

Tweet OK, it’s a bit of a stretch to say the V-Tex “reverse microwave” beverage rapid cooling system is travel-related – for now. But mark my words, in five years one of these doohickeys is going to be in every five-star hotel room and hostel common room. The idea was…

You can ALMOST be an astronaut for a mere $75,000

Tweet Can’t find the spare $250,000 to get yourself into Sir Richard Branson’s rocket plane glider thingamajig? Well my friend, you have options. World View Enterprises has gotten FAA approval to take budget-minded space enthusiasts up into near-space in an over-sized soda can with windows, suspended by a high-altitude balloon….

OK, but will the orbiting hotel and moon day trips have FREE wifi?

Tweet   Space Cadet First Class Leif Pettersen will be reporting for duty for when/if they launch the first fam trip to the orbiting hotel – or space cruise ship or whatever – that may include jaunts to buzz the moon, as is apparently being soberly discussed somewhere at Virgin…

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