A Short Trip

A Short Trip is a 5-minute interactive illustration by Alexander Perrin that you control by using the left and right arrow keys. Put your headphones on and turn the volume up. So lovely.

Unicorn Zip & Flip Pillow

This lightweight unicorn shaped pillow unzips and flips into a travel neck pillow. So fun!

FREITAG Travel Bag

Whenever I think I can’t possibly love FREITAG more than I already do, they come out with a new, innovative bag, like Zeppelin, their first inflatable travel bag on wheels. The fact that it folds down when not in use gets my two thumbs up! And, of course, that each one of them is unique, as they are made out of recycled truck tarp. So much YES!

Your Face on Your Suitcase

You can now cover your luggage with a giant photo of yourself. Because nothing says “hands off my stuff” like an oversized portrait of yourself soaring down the conveyor belt. This nearly made me snort my coffee out my nose, laughing.

Citizen-Led Walking Tours

Jane’s Walk is an organization offering citizen-led walking tours in over 200 cities. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. I love EVERYTHING about this.

Here are upcoming walking tours in New York City.

(via Kyle)

Koinobori Travel Laundry Bag

This Travel Laundry Bag made me smile.

Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel looks like a fairytale castle, but it’s actually a French monastery. It’s on my list of places to visit one day.

Google Arts & Culture

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Holy smokes Google Arts & Culture is amazing. You can virtually explore museums. My head is exploding! I know what I am doing with my kids tonight!

A Hotel Room Without Walls

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Leave it to the always inspiring Swiss Riklin Brothers, to reinvent the concept of what makes a hotel room: No real estate, no walls and no roof. Null Stern Hotel simply an open air double bed, available for reservations. What’s not to love?

Waving from the Swiss Alps

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I spent the past two days hiking in the Swiss Alps with my kids and our friends from London. I took the above photo right outside the mountain ‘hotel’ we stayed in, sleeping in a bunk. We grilled sausages on sticks and swam in the icy alpine lake. The beauty of Switzerland is absolutely breathtaking.

Why do we humans have such a hard time seeing and appreciating what’s right in front of us? Did I really have to move to NYC to now appreciate and see this beauty?

Explore the Himalayas

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Woah! Explore Google Maps’ beautiful 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne.

Motorized Luggage

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This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!

Good Finds: Escapes from New York City

Good Finds, Escapes from NYC

Good Finds/NYC is a curation of super chill vacation rentals a few hours outside of NYC, updated regularly. You’ll only find good design and tasteful interiors here. SO GOOD! How about this place?

ZigZag City Guides for Kids

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I just got my hands on a ZigZag City Guide New York. It’s a guide made for kids. It comes with beautifully designed cards filled with fun facts, history, and activities to do. Also available in an edition for San Francisco, London, Rome and Paris. Really adorable! Can’t wait to show it to E and T.

The Life House

The School of Life just launched a modern version of a Monastery. I’d like to visit.

Traveller T-Shirt

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This traveller T-Shirt with 40 icons lets you communicate in any country. Smart.

(via Chris)

Sherpa

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Sherpa turns Instagram into a travel guide. Fantastic idea. Can’t wait to give this a try when it launches! Watch the video on their teaser site. Sign up to be a Beta Tester.

Behomm

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Behomm, the “Airbnb for design-minded folks”, just opened up their home exchange platform to anyone that considers themselves a creative type. Behomm started out strictly for people working in the creative industry: The homes they feature are stunning. Here’s how you can join: Get an invitation from an existing member or apply for an invitation.

A Trip To The Faroe Islands

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These images of Faroe Island make me want to book a plane ticket.

Photo by Alex Mazurov and Anastasia Glebova.

The Scottish Highlands

Go, and Be from Josh Brine on Vimeo.

After watching this mini documentary about The Scottish Highlands, I am tempted to carve out some time in my calendar and book a flight. Well done, Josh Brine!

GOBAG

GOBAG is a carry-on duffel bag with an impressive feature: a vacuum compression system that can compact your soft gear. WOW!

Hello New York

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Hello New York is a wonderful personal by Sophia Richter, an explorer’s guide to a New York less traveled. Beautiful!

Scouted

Scouted

The makers behind Scouted want to bring a human element to local recommendations by putting the people first, not the location. There are no editors, no experts, no curators—well, a little on the homepage—just real, honest people talking about the places they love. Scouted is encouraging you to find places that match your taste through the people who actually go there.

Find some like minded people and check out the places they enjoy. Share your own recommendations and help others discover your favorite places and activities.

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Earth Patterns

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Lauren Manning collects Earth Patterns, spectacular satellite images of the planet found on Google Maps. Love this so much.