This Japanese Train Station Only Exists So That People Can Admire The Scenery

One of the most unusual stations in the whole country is now open and ready for business. Over the years, Japanese rail operators have been delighting passengers with incredible ideas designed to provide them with the ultimate train experience. Continue reading »

Amazing Portraits Of Elspeth Beard, The First British Woman To Ride A Motorcycle Around The World

In an age before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones – and in an age when women hardly ever traveled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. In 1982, Beard embarked on a two-year solo journey that would take her around the world on her beloved motorbike – the first British woman to do so. From the outback of Australia to the mountains of Nepal, Beard has traveled through some fascinating places. The great stories behind these places and her achievement as a solo rider have been turned into a brilliant book, Lone Rider, in 2017. Continue reading »

Hippie Van Of The 1960s: Amazing Photographs That Capture People With Their Classic VW Buses

Introduced in 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model, VW bus or camper is a forward control panel van. It was named the Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi. Continue reading »

The Golden Age of Flying: A Look Back On Air Travel In The 1950s And ’60s

The 1950 and 1960s have become known as the “Golden Age” of flying. It was a time of glamorous air hostesses and gourmet meals, and of great leg room for all.

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While it might have become known as the Golden Age of flying, taking to the air in the 1950s and 1960s had its downsides. For a start it was much more dangerous, and far more expensive. Then there was the smoke from all those cigars, cigarettes and pipes. And, once you’d looked out of the window there was not a lot to do but twiddle your thumbs. But there were upsides to flying back then too – like ever-flowing drinks and a party atmosphere.

These old photos will give you a glimpse into the air travel during this era. Continue reading »

These 50 Town Names In The USA Sound Like A Joke But They’re All Real

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If you ever wished to travel across the United States of America, you probably have a good idea of what places you’d visit. While most would aim for capital cities and urban giants like the Big Apple New York or Los Angeles with Hollywood Boulevard and Santa Monica Beach, there are some lesser known, but interesting places to add into your list. Continue reading »

Wide Seats And Plenty Of Legroom: These Old Pan Am Photos Show How Much Airline Travel Has Changed

Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the largest international air carrier based in the U.S. from 1927 until 1991. The airline has always had a place in popular culture as a kind of standard bearer for luxury and excellence. Continue reading »

Icy Rain Creates ‘Ghost Apples’ In Michigan

The freezing rain created an unusual phenomenon in the Fruit Ridge area of Kent County, Michigan: “ghost apples.” Andrew Sietsema sent in photos of the hollow ice apples to ReportIt late Wednesday night. He said he came across the interesting formations while pruning apple trees earlier that day. Continue reading »

Niagara Falls Freezes Over Again, Produces The Most Breathtaking Scenery


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Earlier in January, heavy snowfall continued to blanket the Midwest and Northeast of North America, with places like Toronto experiencing temperatures as low as -24C. It’s so cold that even parts of Niagara Falls have frozen over, resulting in the most mesmerising views around. And while most people tend to stay indoors during the winter, a lot actually went out to the world-famous tourist spot just to take photos. Continue reading »

Tundra Lodge Rolling Hotel: Sleep Among Polar Bears In The Middle Of The Arctic

Staying in this rolling hotel is known to be the ultimate polar-bear tour. You leave the hotel each day for excursions with a biologist. And you won’t just get to see the animals, you’ll get to understand them: their behaviour as well as the problems they face with climate change. Continue reading »

Snow Just Fell In Arizona Desert And Even Though These Frosty Photos Look Beautiful, It Might Be A Serious Problem


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You wouldn’t normally expect snowfall in a place like Arizona, but last week Mother Nature decided to play a little trick on the locals by covering the Sonoran Desert in a fresh layer of snow. Many locals were surprised by such an event and quickly starter flooding social networks with pictures of snowy desert landscapes. Continue reading »

Commuters Around The World Went Pantless For The Annual “No Pants Subway Ride”


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The “No Pants Subway Ride” (previously) is an annual event where people ride the subway while they are not wearing pants. The event is organized by Improv Everywhere, and has coordinators in cities around the world. Continue reading »

This Beach With Sand That Looks Like Popcorn Should Be On Your Bucket List

The place is so picturesque, it’s already poppin’ with Instagrammers.

In a town called Corralejo in Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands, there’s a beach known for sand that looks just like popcorn mixed with black pepper. Continue reading »

Glamorous Vintage Camper Is Your Midcentury Dream Home On Wheels

A rare and fully restored ‘Holiday House Geographic’ midcentury trailer is for sale – and it offers a taste of modernist living on the open road. Only seven of the fibreglass caravans – designed by industrial engineer Chuck Pelly in 1962 with an original price tag of $8,500 – were ever made and only two thought to still exist. Continue reading »

You Will Never Freeze As Much As Siberians Do

Siberia in winter is something you can’t understand if you don’t live there. Thanks to this blogger who brought us some pictures from his trip throught a mining village in Siberia you can now for the first time at least try to feel how cold and snowy is there. Continue reading »

Half A Century In The Making: Tree ‘Crop Circles’ Emerge In Japan

Two peculiar ‘crop circles’ have recently been spotted in Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture. Viewable only from above, they were formed by sugi (Japanese cedar) trees. Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed to learn that there is a very practical explanation for how these shapes emerged: science. Specifically, it was the result of a scientific experiment that spanned close to 50 years. Continue reading »