• Beautiful Visualization Of European Air Traffic Over A 24 Hour Period

    During summer air traffic over Europe becomes an intense 24x7x365 operation. This data visualization was created from real flight data showing Heathrow as the busiest international airport in Europe, and Gatwick as the busiest single runway airport in the world. Using flightradar24.com you can do something similar. This site will show you where the airplanes flying overhead are headed in real time. Give it a try.

  • 30 Vital New York City Travel Tips In GIF Form

    With warm weather just around the corner plenty of people across America (and the world for that matter) are planning their first trip to New York City. Graphic designer Nathan Pyle has lived in New York City for years and he created the following series of animated GIFS showing basic travel etiquette for NYC newcomers. If you you are a NYC pro these will probably make you laugh. Nathan is putting this travel guide into book form which you can learn about on his website nathanwpyle.com.

  • China’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control [22 Photos]

    China Premier Li Keqiang announced today that the nation will “declare war” on pollution. It’s probably a good idea seeing as how Beijing’s concentration of PM 2.5 particles, those small enough to penetrate the lungs and enter the bloodstream, recently hit 505 micrograms per cubic meter. To put that in perspective, the World Health Organization recommends a safe level of just 25. To help ease pollution, China plans to cut outdated steel production capacity by 27 million tons, cement production by 42 million tons, and shut down 50,000 small coal-fired furnaces. Until then, if you plan on going to China, don’t forget to pack a mask or two.

  • Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, The Most Beautiful Street in the World (7HQ Photos)

    Porto Alegre, the capitol and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is home to Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho otherwise known as the most beautiful city in the world. The street has gotten much acclaim in the internet over the past few years, where the name originated for it’s shadowed streets under rays of sunlight and green leaf canopy. Over a span of 500 meters the sidewalks are lined with more than one hundred Rosewood trees, going up to the seventh floor of the buildings in some cases. According to some elderly residents, the trees were planted in the 1930s by employees of German origin who worked in a brewery in the neighborhood.

  • 6 Tips for Networking Success at #SXSW

    Networking is an art, and SXSW is one of the best places to hone your craft. So if you’re looking for a few ways to make the most out of your trip to SXSW, we’ve gathered some tips below to help break the ice, maximize your networking time, and have a lot of fun doing it.

  • 20 RSVLTS Approved Travel Experiences That Will Change Your Life

    Travel should transform. Choose your destination wisely, and then the voyage itself, the people you meet, the foods you sample, and the experiences you have will mean you’ve arrived in a whole new place—physically, spiritually, philosophically. This kind of travel isn’t exactly relaxing, but is mere relaxation ever really that satisfying? Our purpose here—on these pages, on this planet—is to squeeze the maximum amount of joy, hilarity, challenge, and accomplishment out of our allotted time. What better way to do that than to travel to places that won’t just be a change of scene, but rather, can provoke a change in you? Men’s Health accumulated 20 such transformative travel experiences. We handpicked 10 of our favorites from the list so check them out then visit Men’s Health to see the rest and start planning your trip. Maybe it’s time to get lost, and find yourself.

  • The Price Of Pizza In Manhattan, By Neighborhood [Infographic]

    When you think of the cost of living in Manhattan, Pizza isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Well it should be. Pizza is one, if not the number one type of food sold in Manhattan. With broad ranges of pizzerias found throughout every neighborhood in the city. From the fresh Italian brick oven pies of Little Italy to the heavily inflated cardboard chain “restaurants” of midtown, here is the ultimate breakdown of the price of pizza in NYC.

  • The Plan To Clean Up Mount Everest [20 Photos]

    Plan on tackling Mount Everest any time soon? If so, be prepared for a little extra weight on the trek back down. Over the last 60 years, the mountain has become increasingly covered in trash and to tackle the problem, Nepal is instilling a new rule where every adventurer must return with not only their own trash, but an additional 8 kg, or 17.6 lb, of garbage collected on the way. If you don’t follow the new rule, legal action will be taken, although it is unknown if that will be a fine or some other penalty. Expeditions already have to pay a $4000 deposit to scale the mountain, which is refunded when the party returns and proves they’ve brought back everything, but enforcement has been lax. Six decades of Everest expeditions has resulted in empty oxygen tanks, Buddhist prayer flags, beer bottles, tents, and even the bodies of deceased climbers (which don’t decompose in the cold), littering the landscape and hopefully the new policy will ease the problem. 

  • RSVLTS Goes On A Florida Keys Excursion With The New Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid [HQ Photos]

    With the Polar Vortex once again gripping New York City we decided to jump ship and head to the Southernmost Point in the United States for three days of adventuring with the new 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid from Subaru. Key West is one of the most scenic and relaxing yet lively locations in the U.S. making it a perfect place to kick back your girl on the beach or get rowdy with a few of your pals on Duval Street. If you have a taste for adventure you can go off-road in search of secluded beach paradises on the surrounding Keys which we did as the first group to push the XV Crosstrek Hybrid’s all-terrain capabilities to the limits in order to see parts of the Keys no one else could. Regardless of what you’re looking for we’ve got your cheat sheet to having a good time in Key West.  In it we’ll cover where to stay, where to go out, what to see and things to do. 

  • Casa Marina Is The Most Luxurious Hotel In All Of Key West, FL [53 High Quality Photos]

    Opened on New Year’s Eve of 1920, Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (1500 Reynolds St, Key West, FL 33040), is a flawless merging of old Key West ambiance and contemporary luxury. RSVLTS and a handful of editors from several of your favorite publications celebrated the launch of Subaru’s 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid  with two incredible days at Casa Marina soaking in all the beach relaxation and heart pounding adventure it had to offer. 

  • A Look Inside The “Super Top Secret” SLC Office

    Creative-anti-agency, Super Top Secret has worked with some of the most sought after brands in the agency realm, and they did it, not by buttoning up, shining their shoes and putting on a show for a client, but by being themselves, an “Independent Misfit Back-Alley Advertising Crew” out of Salt Lake City. Their walls, lined with skate decks and snowboards of interesting and inspiring design. The perfect canvas for an ‘agency with a skate park in the back’ or probably the way they see it, ‘a skate park with a creative agency in the front’. That seems to be the entire mantra for STS, who’s main focus is on next-level marketing at the crossroads of video production, digital development and mobile innovation. With clients like Ubisoft, Rossignol, Gold’s Gym and University of Oregon Football, STS has nothing to prove to anyone. The intrigue of their agency brings about those high profile clients looking for an innovative agency to compliment their outside-the-box thinking that took their brands to the next level in the first place. They are who they are and they do things to the beat of their own drum (which I’m sure lies somewhere between the skate park and more »

  • Poland’s Creepy Skull Chapel [13 HQ Photos]

    From the outside of the Skull Chapel, or Kaplica Czaszek, in the Polish village of Czerma, you would just think it to be a run of the mill place of worship for the townspeople. But then you enter and see the skulls of 3,000 people on the walls of the small church. Then you’d go into the basement and find another 21,000 skeletons. The remains are those of people who died in the Thirty Years’ War, three Silesian Wars, and from various cholera epidemics in the 18th century. It is the only monument of its kind in Poland and one of only three in all of Europe.

  • Around The World with a Lego [20 Photos]

    LEGOgrapher is the creation of photographer Andrew Whyte, a cute and fun campaign that lasted for 365 days. Andrew would carry his LEGOgrapher around the world during his travels and shoot one shot a year using the shallow depth of feild to make the viewer feel the world from the tiny point of view.

  • Tu-144: The First Supersonic Transport Aircraft [12 Photos]

    Everyone knows about the Concorde, the supersonic transport, or SST, that was retired in 2003, but the first and only other SST to enter commercial service was the Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-144. The prototype first took flight in December of 1968, two months before the first Concorde. It went supersonic June 5, 1969 and reached Mach 2 May 26, 1970. The Tu-144 began passenger service November 1, 1977 but after a test flight ended in a crash in May of 1978, the passenger fleet was grounded, with only 55 flights completed. The SST was still used for cargo until 1983.  Although both the Concorde and Tu-144 have been retired, they are fondly remembered as symbols of a most exciting era in commercial flight. 

  • LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy Makes Music For NYC Subway [Video]

    It has been almost 3 years since LCD Soundsystem played their last show, and frontman James Murphy has announced his new project: turning New York City’s subway stations into beautiful symphonies. He has been working on the idea for 15 years, and with the MTA soon changing the turnstiles from a swipe to a tap system, the timing finally seems right. Murphy wants to get rid of the extremely annoying, high pitched tone of a successful swipe and replace it with different melodic sounds played at random that during the busiest times would create unique musical works and make the entire experience a more pleasant one for commuters. If you like what you hear in the video, help him out and add your name to the petition at Subway Symphony.

  • Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival [15 Photos]

    Each year in the city of Tultepec, Mexico, more than 100,000 people gather for the National Pyrotechnic Festival. Celebrated in March to honor St. John of God, the patron saint of firework makers (of course that’s a thing), the festival is held in Tultepec where more than half of the country’s fireworks are produced. There are different pyrotechnic events, syncing the fireworks to music and what have you, but the main attraction is the pamplonada. Named after Pamplona’s running of the bulls, the pamplonada involves wood or paper mache “bulls,” ranging in size up to 3 meters, stuffed with fireworks that are paraded through town while they set off fireworks for up to 7 hours. Photographer Thomas Prior was on hand for last year’s festivities and captured these amazing photos. With the 2014 celebration coming up, perhaps a RSVLTS trip is in order…

  • NYC Gentrification As Seen Through Google Street View [6 GIFs]

    Brooklyn-based artist and designer Justin Blinder makes clever use of Google Street View for his Envision New York 2017 submission, “Vacated.” Justin first searched for buildings constructed in the last 4 years using the NYC Department of City Planning’s PLUTO dataset, then searched for those properties using Google Street View. He created these GIFs by combining the cached pictures with how the locations appear now. You can almost hear the “cha-ching” of raising rents when looking at them. For more in-depth information on Justin’s process and for his other projects, check out his portfolio

  • Thailand Prison Inmates Fight Foreigners For Reduced Sentences [Video]

    The folks at Coconuts TV are always finding something strange in Southeast Asia to share with their YouTube audience and their most recent video is no exception. Apparently, if you ever find yourself in a Thai prison with at least a ten year sentence, you can get months or even years shaved off for fighting. Not random fights in the rec yard, but organized Muay Thai bouts with tourist opponents. It may seem weird to encourage and even reward fighting, but the inmates who spend their time training for a match don’t have time to engage in drug and gang activity. How come there hasn’t been a Van Damme movie about this yet?

  • Transforming Paris’ Abandoned Metro Stations

    Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet announced that if she wins the election, she aims to transform 11 deserted metro stations into social, sporting, and cultural spaces. With New York City’s “Lowline” project apparently moving along, it will only be a matter of time before cities all over the world put their undergrounds to public use. OXO Architects has released some proposals that would transform the abandoned spaces into restaurants, nightclubs, swimming pools, galleries, theaters, and gardens. It’s a great idea, and hopefully one that Parisians will embrace no matter who wins the mayoral election. 

  • Daredevil Photographs Not Taken By Russians [12 Photos]

    It seems like every time you go on the Internet these days, there are new photos or videos of Russians scaling buildings and other exceptionally tall structures in the most outrageously unsafe manner. But why should Russians have all the fun? Lucinda Grange is a British travel and adventure photographer who also takes insane risks in order to take photos from perspectives that those of us who respect gravity and value life would otherwise never see. She’s been all over the world, scaling the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and both the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges in New York. Keep up with Lucinda Grange’s adventures and live vicariously through her at Facebook.

  • 10 Incredible Hidden Restaurants in New York City That You Should Visit This Year

    Imagine walking through a discrete doorway, up (or down) stairs, to find yourself in a fine dining restaurant. These are New York City’s hidden restaurants. Like New York City’s hidden bars, these restaurants have unmarked entrances, or are discreetly hidden inside another establishment.  Below we compiled a list of our 10 favorites, from a hidden Nordic eatery inside a Greenpoint bar to a ramen shop hiding in plain sight inside a Whole Foods.

  • Hot In-Flight Video From Air New Zealand And Sports Illustrated

    Air New Zealand has teamed up with Sports Illustrated to create the hottest in-flight safety video we’ve ever seen. To celebrate Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 50th anniversary, the commercial features Jessica Gomes, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith instructing you on flight safety while distracting you in their bikinis. Also making an appearance is Christie Brinkley who is looking incredible at 60. Watch the commercial and study it well then enter the “Safety in Paradise”sweepstakes where your answer to a multiple choice question about the ad could win you a trip to Aitutaki. Good luck!

  • Mile-Low Club launches $287k Valentine’s Day submarine package

    Dubbed the “Mile Low Club”, this luxury submarine tailors every facet of it’s interior to the discretion of it’s passengers specifically for Velntines Day, but it doesn’t come cheap. Several of these specially-adapted leisure submarines, nicknamed Lovers Deep, are located in the Caribbean and flights to get there aren’t included, but when you’re spending $287,680 a flight to the paradise ain’t no thang. The MLC, gives couples a chance to ‘relax, unwind and enjoy the isolated deep of the cean 200m under the sea. The staff can cater aesthetics to look like almost anything and food menu served included a plethora of aphrodisiac food items. Featured dishes include oysters, caviar and a decadent chocolate fondant with essence of pomegranate. Guests will have the Caribbean at their disposal whether they want to explore the reef of St. Lucia or a sunken battleship in the Red Sea, says Oliver Bell, co-founder of Oliver’s Travels, the company curating the experience.  

  • Amazing Flyover of Antarctica [Video]

    With the winter many of us are currently experiencing, you’re probably thinking how you never want to see snow again. Well you are wrong, buddy. Snow covered landscapes can still be beautiful, just as long as they’re not in your backyard. Take a look at this video of a flyover at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica at the Italian Mario Zucchelli Research Station and fall in love with snow all over again.

  • 1984 Winter Olympics 30 Years Later [15 Photos]

    In 1984 the Winter Olympics were held in what was then Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Less than a decade after the games ended, the region was engaged in the Bosnian War. Many of the facilities were either completely ravaged or neglected and fell in deep disrepair. Kosevo Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies were held, was renovated in 1998. Skenderija Hall was refurbished in 2006 and is now visited by 500,000 people each year. But not all of the Olympic venues were given new life. The bobsled and luge facilities at Mount Trebevic and the ski jump area at Mount Igmam remain abandoned and have become targets for graffiti artists over the years. Late last year, Reuters photographer Dado Ruvic visited Sarajevo’s abandoned Olympic venues and captured these haunting photos. 

  • A Look Inside The Newest NYC Hot Spot: Tao Downtown [22 Photos]

    The newest hot spot in New York City is Tao Downtown located in the Meatpacking District’s Maritime Hotel. Tao Downtown takes up multiple spaces in the hotel, with a restuarant, bar and lounge on the the ground level; a large main dining area on the cellar level; and a separate lounge spanning the mezzanine and cellar levels. The design features plenty of nods to Asian culture while also resembling a dark, underground hangout. For more information and reservations, visit Tao Downtown. If you go, please bring us back some chicken gyoza. Thanks.

  • 45 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Yosemite National Park

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  • Take To The Sea In The World’s Fastest Yacht [14 Photos]

    Tax time is here and if you need something to spend your fat tax refund check on, why not buy a boat? Well, JP Moneybags, I hope you have a hell of a bean counter on your payroll, because you are going to need a sizable refund to afford the Wally 118, the world’s fastest yacht. The 118 features 3 gas turbine engines producing 17,000 horsepower, propelling the yacht to more than 60 knots. Bring some friends along, because their are accommodations for 6 guests and 6 crew members. Also, be aware you won’t be keeping this in your garage to take out on the weekend. The Wally 118 is 118 feet long (huh, that makes sense) and weighs 95 tons. And the price? If you have to ask, you can’t afford it, ya bum.

  • 50 Things Every Traveler Should Know (Infographic)

    Talk to any consistent world traveler and they’ll tell you there’s no thrill like stepping outside of your comfort zone. Meet new people, try new foods, mingle with different cultures. The unknown of a journey abroad will catapult even the homiest of xenophobes into Chris Columbus, a globetrotting journeyman with a taste for adventure. UK travel site Travelbag has come up with 50 tips and hints to get you through a world tour. Each of the 50 tips contain cultural facts that might make or break a trip if otherwise unknown. For example, plan around siestas in Spain or under no circumstances should you mix vodka in Russia, the penalty is death. Kidding, not really, maybe, probably, because it’s Russia.

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