• We’ve Compiled the 25 Coolest Pools in the World and You’ll Never Guess Where they Are

    The majority of the U.S. is getting hit with a bone chilling winter, so to combat the blistering winds we’ve compiled a list of the 25 greatest pools in the world. From the Safaris of the Serengeti, Tanzania to a penthouse pool hanging over a Dallas Skyscraper, here are the greatest watering holes on the planet. The Altira, Macau Situated in the heart of Taipa, Altira Macau is an oasis of sophistication offering spectacular panoramic views of the Macau Peninsula. Source: Altira Macau — The Fasano, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Located on Avenida Vieira Souto in the heart of Ipanema beach, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the glamour and sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with the Fasano commitment to excellence. In his first hotel architecture project, Philippe Starck chose to reflect the heyday of the Bossa Nova era in the 50’s and 60‘s, when Ipanema blossomed into the city’s most charming neighborhood. The unique view comprises the Morro Dois Irmãos, the Arpoador and Corcovado in one sweeping landscape. Source: Fasano Rio de Janeiro — The Sarojin, Thailand The 25m x 25m square swimming pool with infinity edge, jacuzzi, and three draped pool island pavilions are sure to make you more »

  • TAKE OFF: The 20 Most Popular Places to Travel This Winter

    The cold months bring out two types of people – people who need to batten down the hatches and hibernate their days away until spring or people who get cabin fever and spend their vacation days between December and March. If you’re the latter, then you’re part of Gogobot’s recently released info on 2015 Travelers’ Favorite Awards, which is based on reviews and destination booking data from thousands of travelers of top winter destinations. From the beaches of San Diego to the ski slopes of Austria, here are the top winter travel spots of 2015.

  • 10 Brand-Spankin-New Attractions You Need to See in 2015

    2015 is the year of rejuvenation and rehabilitation, while there are some new projects on the horizon, so many projects around the globe are made for vastly improving lifestyles in major cities. Urban renewal plans, glass walkways above global landmarks and beautifully designed museums are some of the best attractions you’ll see this year. Oh and a few new theme park additions you can visit with the kiddies. 10. Goods Line, Sydney Urban space garden rehab projects are the go-to growing trend around the world’s more progressive cities. Sydney’s Goods Line is the newest benefactor of a growing greener landscape of the city. The 800 foot-long North section of the project will feature cafés and a new Mary Ann Street amphitheater for outdoor events set for a 2015 reveal alongside the Gehry building. 9. Tower Bridge Glass Floor, London In November 2014 the glass floor in the Tower Bridge was implemented and unveiled, but it’s probably better off you wait till 2015 to check it out. The Tower Bridge’s 36-foot-long, $1.5 million glass walkway overlooks the Thames River and is quite an extraordinary site and definitely worth a checkout if you’re in the city of London. 8. Shanghai Tower The Shanghai Tower stands in more »

  • The Anatomy of a Master Traveler

    Traveling is an addictive hobby. An addictive hobby that can get quite expensive, which makes the most seasoned world travelers pros at saving money in clever fashion, but that’s not all, a good traveler must know their terrain, how much their baggage weighs and what kind of clothes to wear to blend in with the surrounding culture. This inforgraphic created by Hotels4U will be a great guide and checklist when you drop everything to travel the world for your quarter life crisis.

  • Floating Cities, Elevators into Space, and Trains Crossing the Atlantic: What the Future of Travel Holds

    Back to the Future, The Jetsons, and Robocop incorrectly predicted the future. The Cubs haven’t won the World Series like the almanac said. We’re nowhere near robotic maids, although Siri’s close. And robocops aren’t yet patrolling the streets, but they will in Detroit soon enough, so maybe that one’s correct. Needless to say, it’s difficult to predict the future, and future travel technologies are no different. If you asked men in the ‘40s if we’d ever send a man to the moon, you’d probably hear a resounding groan. If you asked people in the early ‘90s if buying a plane ticket meant logging onto a single website, and, in the matter of four clicks, you could jet your way to Dublin, I doubt they’d believe you. So today, what innovation will blow our minds in ten, twenty, fifty years? Space travel… so very real: True, we’re nowhere near the lives The Jetsons predicted, and I’m not advocating for r-obsessed dogs named Astro to alleviate our own space-race, but, for a hefty fee of $20 million, the Russians will shoot any bidder into space—a second space race? Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic hopes to launch commercial flights when 1,000 passengers shell out more »

  • Where People Want to Travel According to Google Autocomplete

    The world’s most desired travel destination can be sorted and decided upon in an infinite amount of categories and filters, But to really get a sense of where people want to travel you have to get scientific. So we called upon our market research and development team at RSVLTS Labs to conduct a very complicated social experiment. Using Google’s complicated search technology, we sourced every letter in the alphabet using the constant “I Want to Travel to…” to find a definitive answer of where people want to travel to. Some letters gave us pretty obvious answers, “E” had Europe topping off autocomplete search results and “U” had USA, but some of the more interesting results came from “O”, “Y” and “H”; apparently people really want to go Home and apparently people love going to “One Direction”. Also note the second answer under “T”; me too. Me too. After all the results were archived, we decided to find out where the most desired travel destination would be without using a letter. Here are the results.

  • A Visual Guide to Rio De Janeiro [17 HQ Photos]

    With the World Cup kicking off in just a few days, Brazil is getting ready for one of the most anticipated events in their recent history. Though the reception for the games might not be as welcoming as FIFA thought that doesn’t mean tourism won’t be at an all time high for the country and city of Rio De Janeiro. With it’s beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes Rio has become the go-to destination for South Americans for years, but is about to really show it’s teeth the the rest of the world in the coming weeks. We’ve compiled a visual guide of locations around Brazil’s biggest city for the out of towner’s and visitors for the upcoming games.

  • The Pristine Beaches and Ancient Architecture of Montenegro [15 HQ Photos]

    The Balkans country of Montenegro is a lake side country  on the Adriatic Sea that borders  Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, and Albania to the south. After the Yugoslavia civil war in the 1990s, tourism basically flatlined, leaving the beautiful beaches and aging architecture unkempt. As a result a stabilized economic situation and a dramatic increase in tourism, historic hotels and roads are being renovated making Montenegro one of the highest rated tourism spots in the world at this point. It’s Mediterranean climate, having dry summers and mild, rainy winters makes it a great destination for summer fun and ski worthy winters.  All Image credit via: Shutterstock.com

  • The Top 50 Vacation Hotspots on the Rise

    Yes, New York and Paris will always be two of the most visited cities for travelers in the world, but some lesser known contenders are starting to rise fast. With just about all the information needed for any travel experience at your fingertips adventures to lesser ventured destinations are starting to gain steam. The internet is literally opening up hidden gems of the world to the masses and so countries like Cape Verde, a series of islands off the coast of Africa referred to as “The African Caribbean” which used to be a virtually untouched tourist destination is know a commonly inhabited vacation spot for the more savvy tourist. Africa in general is a rising tourist destination with one unsuspecting country topping the entire list.

  • 26 Insanely Simple Money-Saving Tips to Travel

    People don’t know how to travel. Quit labeling it as “too expensive” or “not feasible” or putting it off for “next year.” Believe it or not, traveling is cheap. Insanely cheap. It’s so cheap that you can live in Bangkok off $10/day. You can eat your way through India off $1 meals. You can even hike ninety days through Scandinavia for $0. But how do you save up for a memorable vacation without selling all of your belongings, sacrificing your quality of life, or convincing strangers to donate to your “travel fund?” It’s hard, but here are twenty-five easy adjustments to budget your finances and prepare you to travel ASAP. Logistics to get out of the way 1. Open travel savings account. Every penny you save belongs in here, and that money’s only to be spent on travel, no Amazon splurge purchases. 2. Set a weekly budget. It could be $100/week or $250/week. I won’t judge, but be diligent and don’t exceed your weekly goals. Cheap Trip Tips 3. Snag a travel rewards card. Seriously, sign-up bonuses alone generally accrue enough points for a free domestic flight. 4. Hack your flights. Is that kosher to say? Flight Hacking in this more »

  • 8 Highly Sketchy But Totally Awesome Tours Around the World

    We often travel for the adventure, the thrill of discovery, crafting new experiences unlike anything capable in our own lives—or Facebook whoring our adventures. Some of us like to take our travels to extremes, such extremes we’re willing to sacrifice our lives for the story of it—like the time you jaywalked in Germany. For the adrenaline-junky wanderlusters, here’s a collection of a few of the most dangerous tours around the world. Travel the Death Road Yungas Road, Bolivia claims the lives of 200 to 300 travelers every year. The reason it’s only 200 or 300 is because the bodies of more have yet to be found along the 2,000 foot drop offs. So driving down a road, how hard could that be? Well, it’s a one-way road used as a two-way road. Oh, and did we mention there are no guardrails along the edges. This means nothing prevents cars, bikes, or even a weary-eyed walker from plummeting to their death. And if that’s not enough, mudslides and falling rocks pine to knock trespassers off of Yungas. So why would a road like this exist? It’s only one of a few routes that connects the Amazon rainforest to metropolitan Bolivia. Beware: more »

  • Once a Decade Clouds Engulf the Grand Canyon Creating a Surreal Scene (9 HQ Photos)

    Once every ten years or so the Grand Canyon is taken over by a sea of fog caused by a temperature inversion, in which warm air traps cool air, pollution, and fog near the ground. Although the inversions are quite common, happening once or twice a year at the site, but rarely seen like this due to cloudy skies. According to one of the park rangers, many tourists who visited the canyon that day had no idea of how amazing it was that they were seeing such a phenomenon and were just disappointed that they couldn’t see the Colorado River through all the fog. All Photo Credit: Grand Canyon National Park Facebook

  • 24 of the Best Adventure Trips to take Right Now

    Whether you want to travel around the globe chasing adventure like a wild rabbit or stay domestic venturing off into the beautiful scenery this fine country has to offer, there’s a big world out there tailored to the adventure seekers of the world. Mens Journal released 24 of the best adventures trips to go on right now. Here are a few to wet your palette. Hike St. Lucia’s Piton Mountains Airborne Kenyan Safari Sail and Surf Tortola, St. Thomas Descend down Colorado’s Black Canyon for some Trout Shark Dive Rangiroa’s  Tiputa Pass Check out the Full List at Mens Journal

  • Thermal Glass Igloo Resort [8 Photos]

    Each year in late November, about one thousand truck loads of snow are used to create the Snow Village – a complex of ice and snow located in Kakslauttanen, Finland. Covering an area of about 20,000 square metres, the Snow Village consists of a restaurant, a bar, lobbies, hotelrooms and suites as well as these fancy thermal glass igloos.

  • Paris at Night [40 High Quality Photos]

    Paris is often called “La Ville-Lumière”or the “The City of Light,” a name it owes first to its fame as a center of education and ideas during the Age of Enlightenment, and later to its early adoption of street lighting. There are few cities in the world more impressive looking than Paris at night.

  • 101 Places Every Traveler Should Know

    Life lists naturally stir up debates. For every Angkor Wat fan, another prefers Petra. After deliberating with their correspondents and tastemakers over the most memorable experiences, Travel + Liesure has narrowed their list to 101 places. How many have you visited?

  • Paris In Motion: Part 2

    Back in August we featured French photographer Mayeul Akpovi‘s magnum opus, the stop motion and time lapse masterpiece Paris in Motion. It offered us a visual stroll through the City of Love unlike any you’ve seen to date. We are very excited to show off this follow-up, Paris In Motion part two! Paris In Motion (Part II) from Mayeul Akpovi on Vimeo.

  • America According To Bryce Bradford [64 HQ Photos]

    Bryce Bradford does not take photographs to merely document a scene, rather he uses photography to convey his vision of this world. At 20-years-old Bryce has a pretty good gig. He is an Olympus Visionary photographer, meaning Olympus gives him the resources necessary to realize their creative vision through digital photography. This means when he is not surfing he travels America exploring every nook and cranny of whatever landscape he manages to stumble upon. Tomorrow Bryce will be featured on the official Olympus’ Facebook page but why wait until then to see his masterpieces? We pulled together 68 of his finest photos for you to enjoy. There are hundreds more photos on his Facebook page so head over there and check it out. See more of Bryce’s photography on Facebook here >>

  • Germany Has An Impressive Subway System [9 Photos]

    Below the streets of Munich, Germany, photographer Nick Frank silently stalks the city’s subway stations, waiting for the perfect silent moment.  When the passengers have departed and the trains are rumbling elsewhere, Frank captures the empty stations in artful compositions.  Some are balanced in perfect symmetry, others twist and disappear in the distance.  All of Franks works show a strong contrast of color accents, where bright, basic colors stand out amongst the quiet, neutral darkness beyond.  These are truly evocative images, a form of art that today’s urbanophile will certainly appreciate.  Dig this sort of thing as much as we do?  Don’t miss Coolist.com’s feature article “Unreal Underground: the World’s 10 Coolest Subway Systems“.

  • Paris In Motion

    French photographer Mayeul Akpovi is a guru when it comes to the art of stop motion and time lapse. His magnum opus is Paris In Motion, offering a visual stroll through the City of Love unlike any you’ve seen to date.

  • The Grown-ass Man Weekend Bag Guide

    Weddings, business trips, and beach trips make this the time of year for weekend travel.  Which means you’re sleeping out… which means you’re packing a bag.  You can’t show up carrying your things in the same bag you used to bring to basketball practice so we scoped out a few options. Tumi Westley Weekender Tumi’s Westley Weekender is a classy way to pack light.  It features an interior shoe bag and gusseted pockets to keep you organized.  Protective bottom feet and a removable lock will make this a weekender bag that can last years.  Monogramming is optional but definitely encouraged. Tumi Westley Weekender The Jack Spade Waxwear Wayne Duffel The Waxwear Wayne Duffel is a durable option made with the same canvas treatment used in sailcloth.  Jack Spade offers it in black or chocolate with leather trim.  Over time, this will have a great broken-in look as the waxed surface refinishes itself, and marks of use fade  Remove the shoulder straps and give your pipes a workout. Waxwear Wayne Duffel Filson Denim Medium Duffle Filson offers a more casual look with this denim duffel.  Slightly greater dimensions mean this bag could help turn a weekend trip to a longer stay.  more »

  • GQ Says Swedish Girls Are DTF

    The July issue of GQ has a travel section on Scandinavia (loosely known as Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark…but you knew that) which includes the spicy little excerpt below written by a Swede who knows a thing or two about a thing or two. 

  • 10 Terrifying Countries Every Man Must Visit

    I can’t decide where to take my next vacation!” Is there a more pressing First World problem? Fortunately for the lazy tourist, millions before him have already carved out well-trodden paths around the more famous destinations — India, Thailand, Croatia and so on — and getting a dose of foreign culture is as easy as catching a cab to the airport.

    These destinations are interesting to be sure, but if one wants to travel the road less taken, it usually means turning to countries with less than stellar reputations. War-torn countries, nations with a history of political problems and those beset by natural disasters are, more often than not, places where you’ll find diamonds in the rough. Oftentimes these countries feature just as many of the attractions as the tourism superstars, but with sparser crowds and more of an edge. And, yes, often it’s only a matter of time before these insider destinations join ranks with the package-tour itinerary stops.

    So ignore the disaster journalism that characterizes these 10 countries as places to avoid. Sensational reporting by its nature never makes mention of the generous people living regular lives at the edges of the big story. Amazing and unique sights and experiences that are conspicuously absent from the timetable tours of more tourist-friendly countries await the intrepid traveler. Besides, no one knows what destination will be tourism’s Next Big Thing, but chances are it will be one of the places on this list. Now’s the time to go.

    Start The Top 10 Countdown Here

  • This Indonesian Eco Resort Is A Diver’s Paradise [25 Photos]

    Raja Ampat, a chain of 1,500 small islands and cays in New Guinea, Indonesia is quickly becoming one of the most popular diving locations in the world. Leading the charge is Misool Eco Resort, an exclusive dive resort and conservation center located in the southern part of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Their private resort island is nestled deep in a vast archipelago of uninhabited islands, in the heart of marine biodiversity. If you thought it would cost and arm and a leg to stay at the eco resort you’re wrong. Water cottages start at $131 per night per person and they offer scuba packages for about $75 bucks. A real win for anyone looking for some world class diving at a bargain.

  • Roosevelts’ Friday 50 Gift Guide

    The weekend is here! If you’re thinking twice about blowing all your hard earned money on booze good for you. Below you’ll see a compilation of this week’s top 50 products for Roosevelts readers. Everything from watches to t-shirts to a recently announced Black Keys/Snoop Dogg NYC festival to vacations. Dig in.


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