SteriPEN is a travel size water purifier. It’s basically a UV ray flashlight you submerge into your glass. The water stays cool and it doesn’t change the water, except to kill all the living things in it, viruses included. It is expensive, but seems to pay for itself quickly, as you don’t have to buy bottled water.
SteriPEN Adventurer handheld water purifier
The new 7 wonders, view them all in 360 degree interactive panoramas from internationally known panorama photographers.
(via the very short list)
As if adding sky wasn’t enough… jetset from your laptop! press Command/Open Apple Key + Alt + A | Google Earth Flight Simulator
Archi-Tourist is a free, Wiki-based travel guide to contemporary architecture around the globe, started in 2005.
During my Berlin visit, two weeks ago, I came across a young artist called Uli Westphal. He had a stand at a farmers market at the Kollwitzplatz, but the produce he was showing looked awfully strange. It was the moment where I was introduced to the wonderfully strange world of Mutatoes: A collection of non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables found at Berlins Super-and Farmers Markets. Uli’s project serves to document and archive these last survivors of biological variety. View the mutatoes collection.
I am completely hooked! I truly hope Uli will sell posters of the collection overview.
Interesting resource: Mytravelrights.com
Budget Travel Online :: 50 Utterly Charming Hotels Around $100
Farecast.com will help you find out when the best time is to buy that airline ticket. The site predicts where fares are going and shows where they’ve been. (U.S. only, hope they’ll go ‘international’ soon)
Learn about how farecast works.
farecast.com | know when to buy
Searchalert (TSA) Recognized & Accepted Luggage Lock #16247: The new SearchAlert Security window changes color from Green to Red when the TSA secured access device is used to open the lock, or when an unauthorized person has opened the lock using a counterfeit opening device. Travelers will now know when their SearchAlert locks have been opened, and whether their bags have been searched by a TSA agent, or violated by an unknown person.
Info about these locks on the TSA website.
Wow, this design totally blows my mind: The Doc XL: Sofa & Bunkbed In One
The Doc XL is a sofa that fiips up into a bunkbed and requires “a simple gesture and no physical strain.” You don’t even have to take the sheets off of the beds before restoring it to sofa config. It is available through that august outfit, Bonbon Trading, from the UK.
(via apartment therapy)
” Briol is a very special holiday destination tucked away in the Isarco Valley above Barbiano, Italy. It’s family owned—in fact, the current owner’s grandmother built the Briol house and imposed a few rules which had to be respected: No fences, never sell the house, and maintain a constant respect for the land and nature that surrounds us.”
(via charles and marie)
Looking for a great small hotel? Not too many choices yet, good idea though!