Travel

  • Kurt Cobain’s Old Apartment Listed on Airbnb (Photos)

    Kurt Cobain’s Old Apartment Listed on Airbnb (Photos)

    There’s an HBO documentary about Kurt Cobain coming out next month, so it must be part of the zeitgeist that his old Los Angeles digs are now up for rent on Airbnb, so you could potentially stay in the same apartment where Cobain wrote “Heart-Shaped Box” the next time you’re in LA. Given Kurt Cobain’s […]

  • Amazon Destinations: Amazon Launches Short-Term Vacation Service

    Amazon Destinations: Amazon Launches Short-Term Vacation Service

    According to recent statistics, 40% of vacations taken in the United States are to destinations within driving distance of the home, and last three nights or fewer. It’s that 40% of vacationers that Amazon is targeting with a new service, called Amazon Destinations. Amazon Destinations helps users in three US cities find potential vacation destinations within […]

  • Greenpoint Technologies’ Customized Boeing 747-8 Costs $500 Million (Photos)

    Greenpoint Technologies’ Customized Boeing 747-8 Costs $500 Million (Photos)

    A Boeing 747-8 is an extravagant plane by the already-extravagant standards of private jets, costing jet-setters an estimated $350 million a pop (to give you an idea of how expensive that is, reportedly only nine have been ordered so far). But if a plain old state-of-the-art private jet isn’t enough for your luxurious tastes, a company […]

  • Leap: Luxury Commute Experience Rolls Out in San Francisco (Video)

    Leap: Luxury Commute Experience Rolls Out in San Francisco (Video)

    We all know that riding the bus every day isn’t what anyone would call a great experience, and is pretty much reserved for people who either can’t or won’t blow the money on a car (or a taxi). But that logic hasn’t stopped a “luxury bus experience” from cropping up in, where else, San Francisco. […]

  • ‘Dubai Flow Motion': Cool Hyperlapse Short Film of Dubai (Video)

    ‘Dubai Flow Motion': Cool Hyperlapse Short Film of Dubai (Video)

    Rob Whitworth is a filmmaker who specializes in distinctive hyperlapse/time-lapse cinematography, and his latest joint takes viewers on a tour of the city of Dubai in just over three minutes. It’s called Dubai Flow Motion, and while it’s not quite as good as actually visiting Dubai from yourself, it might be the next best thing. Dubai […]

  • Virgin Australia Demonstrates Plane Painting Process (Video)

    Virgin Australia Demonstrates Plane Painting Process (Video)

    Airline Virgin Australia has given its fleet of planes a makeover. While most passengers of the airline are probably more concerned about what this means regarding their travel options and the flight experience itself, it also entails a literal makeover for the actual airplanes. And that’s the subject of a cool new promotional video from […]

  • Gotham Air: Catch a Chopper Ride Through NYC (Video)

    Gotham Air: Catch a Chopper Ride Through NYC (Video)

    When trying to make it to the airport in that legendary New York City traffic, your options are pretty limited. But now there’s a new option, provided you don’t mind blowing a few bucks – it’s Gotham Air, described as being like “Uber for helicopters.” Gotham Air can get you from downtown to JFK in […]

  • Rise: Unlimited Private Flights for Flat Monthly Rate

    Rise: Unlimited Private Flights for Flat Monthly Rate

    Flying by private jet is one of the top-tier rich person behaviors, along with christening your own yacht and occupying an entire floor of a high-rise building. But a new service is making the experience … well, not “affordable,” exactly, but within the realm of attainability for very frequent fliers. It’s Rise, which offers unlimited […]

  • Adventure Log: Keep Track of All Those Adventures You’re Having

    Adventure Log: Keep Track of All Those Adventures You’re Having

    You’ve hopped across the globe, from New York to Paris to remote mountain ranges in Afghanistan. But when it’s all said and done, what do you have to show for it? A t-shirt, some postcards, maybe a jeweled dagger from the assassin who tried to kill you – not much, in other words. But with […]

  • NASA Exoplanet Travel Posters Released (Pics)

    NASA Exoplanet Travel Posters Released (Pics)

    NASA used to be the organization you went to for exploring uncharted outer space territory, but now they’re in more of a public relations holding formation, trying to drum up public support for a (hopefully) big comeback. The latest part of that campaign is a new set of NASA exoplanet travel posters based on the […]