TRON Ride @ Shanghai Disneyland

shanghaidisneylandtronrideDisneyland fanatics will want to travel this summer for the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland in China.  One cool attraction that has me hyped-up is the TRON Lightcycle Power Run presented by Chevrolet.  This eye-popping adventure ride looks really neat and puts you in the world of TRON.  Here’s a look at the full ride by Inside the Magic!

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Japan: 2016 Sapporo Snow Festival

onlyinjapansnowfestivalOnly in Japan takes us on neat winter trip in Northern Japan.  Since 1950, the Sapporo Snow Festival takes place every February in Sapporo, Hokkaido.  You will tons of ice sculptures and of course eat wonderful snacks and food.

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Zip-Line to Your Hotel by the Mountain

skylinehotel00Usually you can walk or take some type of transportation to your hotel, but this is different.  This is not the Sheraton or even a Motel 6, but a hotel room built on a side of a mountain.  For this hotel stay, you will have to zip-line and then climb a mountain to get there.  In the city of Cusco, Peru at the Sacred Valley, you will find Skylodge capsules on the side of a cliff.  The capsules have a bathroom, beds and electricity from the powered solar panels.

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Food: Hmong Food, Pizza & Rice Wine in Vietnam

thehillstationdishChef’s Night Out latest episode goes abroad to Vietnam and treks to a distant Northern region in Sapa for some traditional Hmong/Vietnamese dishes with a mix of French cuisine.  Munchies interviews The Hill Station Danish owners Tommy Eggen and Soeren Pindstrup & chef Giang Phay about the unique restaurant and a night out on the town.

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VENQUE The Duffle Pack 1.0

dufflebagoneThe Canadian company VENQUE known for making handsome quality bags introduces another new item – the Duffle Pack 1.0.  A more stylish and mature duffle bag.  Work, travel, gym and everything in between is the Duffle Pack 1.0 which is made from their signature Quanta fabric.  And don’t you hate it when your straps break, but not this, the Duffle Pack 1.0 uses seat belt grade straps and waterproof interior!  No leakage.  And the Duffle Pack 1.0 comes with two extra straps that convert it into backpack mode.

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A Guide to NYC by Rapper Nora Lum

bookmapnycfinacoverBorn and raised in Queens, let rapper Awkwafina aka Nora Lum take you on a journey into New York City.  No tourist sight-seeing traps, no Zagat approved bull crap and no Yelp business here on this book guided tour.

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Awkwafina provides funny insights and drops hidden gems around NYC.  She gives out her top 10 walking tours of New York City with fold-out maps, hipster places to eat and cheap places if you are on a budget.  And she provides 10 places to pee, which is very important.  This is Awkwafina’s NYC.

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Ultra Eye: A Hipster Guide to Tokyo Parts 1-3

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The last time I was in Japan was like 2009, so maybe it’s time to go back?  I do need to get some new bags and boots.  The Reserve Channel’s Ultra Eye takes a 3-part look at Tokyo.

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Ultra Eye travels to Singapore Parts 1-4

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The summer maybe over, but I feel the need to travel again.  Maybe The RESERVE Channel’s Ultra Eye takes will point me in the next direction – Singapore!  Check out this 4-part series on tourist spot – Singapore.

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Food Maps Make Me Hungry

 

map 01From traveling around the globe, the idea of “Food Maps” became a neat art project by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves.  Foods that were presented a country or continent were shaped into a map.  Pretty cool!

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Travel Boy Carry On Luggage

travel gear 01Travel in geek-style with this retro gaming inspired Travel Boy Carry On Luggage.

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Kensington Contour Overnight Backpack

contour overnight backpackI can’t believe the summer is over already and it’s back to class!  If you are one of those people that likes a super durable and one pack that carries everything like laptops, jackets, books and stuff, then check out this Kensington Contour Overnight Backpack.

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Swiss Gear Backpacks

One thing that annoys me, is backpacks that don’t last a week, they start tearing and showing wear.  I like my backpacks durable, heavy-duty for everyday use and can hold stuff!  And the guys over at Wenger that make the poplular Swiss knifes make some good backpacks.

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Bern 18″ Backpack – Black/Orange

MSRP:  $39.99USD

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Viral Video Friday: A Jazzy Music Journey through Japan

japan 01japan 02It’s Friday and I want to go somewhere!  Musician David Hansoo Lee (LEEHAHN) was inspired by his two-week Japan trip, that he made a music track and video montage about his journey.

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Louis Vuitton and The Art of Packing

Louis Vuitton has updated their website with a section that gives tips and tricks on how to efficiently pack your luggage so your items stay crisp and pristine during your travels while maximizing space. These tips are universal and terribly useful as they can be used in any sort of luggage situation. Whether you’re just doing a quick trip with an overnight bag, only have a carry-on bag, or even a suitcase, your collared shirts, dresses, jackets, and pants will stay wrinkle-free. No muss no fuss.

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