A tent that floats on water is a thing – Here is the Traft

Certain types of trips to the great outdoors require that you have both a tent and a way of moving along rivers, lakes or the sea. The fewer products you have to carry, the happier camper you are. A company called Traft is trying something new. They have created a two-in-one product, a tent-raft, that floats so that it can be paddled, and it doubles as a dry-land tent.

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These highways in the air are really busy every spring and autumn

It is not only humans who like to travel to distant destinations, but some animals travel long distances twice a year. I am not talking about your dog that you may take along for road trips in your motorhome, but birds that migrate every spring and autumn. Movebank has created a fascinating animation that shows the routes birds fly.

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Avoid the SIM card game when traveling overseas with a gadget for Internet access

We have a how-to-guide for travelers who need reliable Internet access in all countries they visit: the concept is based on prepaid SIM cards. If you are traveling, but don’t want to make the effort to get a new SIM card in each country you visit, a gadget can manage all that for you, and provide Internet access at a reasonable fixed price.

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If you are traveling in a region where polar bears roam, here is something you shouldn’t do

If you are on a journey in the far north, above the Arctic Circle in the land of polar bears, here is an important thing to know. Whatever you do, don’t approach the animal. First, it is dangerous, since polar bear is regarded as one of the most dangerous predator in the world. Second, approaching polar bears is forbidden, and you may get a hefty ticket for it.

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An easy way to customize your suitcase into a unique product

Having a personalized product can make you feel special. No one else has the same product. Additionally, you are able to recognize yours from a sea of similar products, and if someone is thinking of snatching yours, he will think twice. This is perfect for travel gear, and especially for luggage. You can instantly find your suitcase at an airport arrival hall, or bus luggage compartment.

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Did you know that you can rent your sports gear from a peer network when you travel?

Taking sports equipment, like a bicycle, skis or a surf board along for an overseas trip tends to be troublesome, expensive and risky. Depending on your destination, you may be able to rent the required equipment from a sports shop, but now, a new alternative is available.

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Hey, this airline has naked flight attendants and pilots

Advertising is funny business. Advertisers must try every possible and impossible trick to get noticed. Sometimes, advertisers take calculated risks to become hits on the Internet.

That is exactly what has been driving the online travel booking service Chocotravel (it is not an airline) in Kazakhstan. The company has published two video ads: one with naked women and another with naked men.
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Top 20 tourist regions of Europe

Europe is the most popular tourist destination in the world, but anyone who has traveled in the continent knows how different the countries are. Which countries and which regions exactly are the most visited in Europe? The European Union has vast databases of information on tourism that reveals interesting details where travelers like to stay.
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Photography tips for travelers who are planning a trip to Iceland

Iceland in Scandinavia, North Europe is one the hottest travel destinations at the moment. The number of tourists to Iceland has grown so much so rapidly that the authorities are considering ways to limit arrivals. It is an island with little inhabitable space, and there are only 340 000 residents in the entire country.

Nonetheless, it is possible and perfectly all right to travel to Iceland and tour the capital Reykjavik and the natural wonders of the country. For photographers, Iceland has plenty of opportunities for capturing memorable pictures.

Iceland, Kirkjufjell by Moonjazz
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The ultimate World Championship event: football played on a swamp in Finland

The New York Times published a wonderful article on a sport that is so strange I instantly wanted to travel to the village where they play it to view a live game. Football that is played on a swamp, or swamp soccer. It is played in Finland where certain regions are covered with large marshlands. They even have the Swamp Soccer World Championship tournament every July.

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