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— Aircraft

Micro Luggage lets travelers scoot through the airport

By - December 5, 2012 5 Pictures
The Micro Luggage from Swiss company Micro Mobility is designed to help with that last minute dash to the boarding gate. Either that or it will attract the attention of airport security so that you miss your flight all together – provided they can catch you. Either way, the luggage, which combines a wheeled suitcase with a micro scooter, is sure to turn heads in the departure lounge. Read More
— Holiday Destinations

Sail the mighty Amazon River onboard a 147-foot-long floating hotel

By - November 7, 2012 8 Pictures
Tour operator Aqua Expeditions is an adventure travel company that offers guests the chance to cruise the Amazon River in Peru, while staying on board a 147-foot-long (45-meter) floating hotel. Designed by Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the M/V Aria is an intimate cruise ship that can accommodate a maximum of 32 passengers, plus crew. The unique accommodation offers a rare chance to observe the wonders of the Amazon region from an unobstructed vantage point – be it from one of the ship’s numerous outdoor decks, or from the privacy of a guest suite. Read More

Chewing gum developed to treat motion sickness

If someone feels motion sickness coming on, they don’t want to wait any longer than necessary for pills or capsules to take effect. With that in mind, scientists have created a chewing gum that they claim alleviates motion sickness faster than swallowed medications. Read More
— Electronics

Hop! suitcase automatically follows its user

By - October 10, 2012 6 Pictures
As any frequent flyer knows, hauling around a passport, carry-on luggage and suitcase while navigating through an airport can be a real hassle, and the situation is made worse if the traveler in question has any physical health issues. Madrid-based designer Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez has come up with an ingenious solution to this issue: a smart carry-on suitcase named Hop! which follows the traveler around automatically. Read More
— Urban Transport

Freefold luggage system aims to make garment bags obsolete

By - October 3, 2012 11 Pictures
If you're the kind of businessman who travels cheek to cheek with commuters on the metro or subway – or who cycles to work – then you'll know that by the time you change into your once-pristine suit at the office, it can look more like a "before" image from a steam iron commercial than something fit to impress the boss. Tony Higson's crusade against creases started with Suit Commute, and is now about to enter the next phase with Freefold. Read More

Rise & Hang duffel bag transforms into a hanging set of shelves

While traveling is generally a lot of fun, digging through your packed clothes to find a particular item can definitely be a hassle. The Rise & Hang duffel bag offers an alternative – it features built-in collapsible soft shelves that pull up out of it while it’s hanging in your hotel room closet, keeping your clothes organized and accessible. Read More

Baladeo ultralight multi-tool – for dining anywhere

The Baladeo Eco133 is the multi-tool for adventurers that don't have time to eat with a proper knife and fork at a three-leaf dining room table. The five-function tool adds little weight or bulk to your load, but it brings everything you need to enjoy a semi-civilized meal. It appears to be well-suited to fast-and-light wilderness travelers of all kinds. Read More

ComeHackWithUs announces plan for remote tropical island hackathon, applicants sought

Do you have sharp programming skills, a passport and a love of adventure? If so, be aware that an ambitious new startup named ComeHackWithUs is currently seeking a dozen candidates to travel to a tropical island retreat and spend two months coding. You'll bring the ideas and the company will be tasked with providing the environment to help develop those ideas into a finished project. Read More
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