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16 Places to Visit Via Webcam That Are Prettier Than Wherever You Are

You probably tape up your own webcam. That’s just good, if a little paranoid, personal security. Others don’t tape up their webcams. In fact they want you watching them and visiting locales you might never get to visit, or viewing vistas you haven’t seen in a decade. So sit back, chill out, and tune into these spectacular real-time sights, all from the comfort of your computer. Read More >>

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Bus Journeys Increase by 20 Per Cent in Six Years, Probably Because of Free Wi-Fi

Stats charting bus travel in parts of the UK show that it's on the up in our towns and cities, with some urban areas seeing their bus journeys increase by as much as 20 per cent over the last few years. Read More >>

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Take a Very Cheap Trip Around the World Using Over 3,300 Google Maps Screenshots

Planning a trip is tiring, but planning a trip around the world is exhausting. Aren’t holidays supposed to be relaxing? Instead, save yourself a bunch of time, stress, and money by visiting some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations through this impressive hyperlapse video. It’s assembled from 3,305 Google Maps screenshots, so strap in and get ready to armchair cruise. Read More >>

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Someone Brought a Bird Army on a Flight – And Nobody Seemed to Mind

Reddit can feel like a cesspool of hate most days, but occasionally, it turns up some internet gems. Today, for example, a user posted a bonkers photo of a posse of large, intimidating-looking birds chilling on an airplane. Read More >>

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Australia to Replace Passports With Biometric Tech

In a move that sounds convenient and a little terrifying, international travellers to Australia may not need a passport by 2020. Officials say that the country is implementing a system to replace the standard paper ID with biometric technology that recognises faces, irises and/or fingerprints. Read More >>

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A Packable Adventure Backpack That Can Comfortably Carry Loads of Weight

A couple of years ago Matador first crossed our radar with a giant tear-proof emergency blanket that folded smaller than a wallet. Since then the company has introduced countless other collapsible products that make packing for a trip much easier, but its new Beast 28 adventure backpack is easily its most impressive feat of engineering. Read More >>

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Walking on the Roads of Argentina Looks Awesome

Argentina has so many wonderfully different backdrops and views that it’s a pretty perfect place to travel through. Guillaume Juin walked on the roads of the beautiful country and captured gorgeous imagery in this video. You can really see how diverse the landscape is. In the northern parts of Argentina it’s a total desert. In the south? You’ll run into the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Patagonia. Read More >>

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Reminder: Blindly Trusting Google Cards Can Make You Miss Your Flight

It's pretty handy that when Google knows you have a flight to catch, it'll pop up little updates on your phone reminding you of when to leave and what the travel situation is (assuming you're opted in). But a letter in the Guardian today serves as a useful reminder not to put all your trust in automated notifications. Read More >>

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How to Use Your Chromecast in a Hotel Room

Google’s Chromecast is one of the most useful streaming dongles ever invented—but its functionality falls down as soon as your internet access is restricted or just not available at all. Getting a Chromecast working in a hotel room isn’t easy, but it is possible. These are the tricks you can try. Read More >>

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US Immigration Might Want to See the Tweets of Potential Visitors

The US immigration people have added a really quite worrying new option to its list of data it asks entrants to the country to provide -- the social media account details of travellers. So be prepared to spend 36 hours in a little room being questioned by a humourless man with a non-ironic moustache if you've ever got Trump to RT a photo of a murderer. Read More >>

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New 17.5-Hour Flight From Australia to London Will Be The Longest In The World

Australian airline Qantas just announced a new route that will take passengers from Perth, Australia to London. But you might want to stock up on sleeping pills. Because with a total flight time of 17.5 hours, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the world. Read More >>

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An Account of Scottish Life, By Me, A London-Based Journalist

Today is St Andrew's Day - a day of celebrating Scotland's patron saint, who like Sean Connery didn't actually live in the country. So how to celebrate here at Giz UK? Read More >>

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A Baby Buggy Magically Pops Out of This Carry-On Luggage

There’s no such thing as packing light when you’re travelling with kids. But a new carry-on suitcase not only has room for packing a baby’s travel necessities, there’s also a pop-out buggy seat hidden away inside it, leaving you with one less thing to drag through an airport. Read More >>

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Anxiety-Reducing Interactive Tube Map Makes Londoning Easier

If you're a little bit scared and confused about London because you've only seen it on TV and the map seems quite hard and where on earth do you get tickets from? -- here's something that might help. An anxiety-reducing interactive map so you can plan your trips from afar, then interchange like a pro without stopping to squint at the signs and holding up all the serious people. Read More >>

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This Futuristic Train From 1965 Looks a Lot Like the Hyperloop

Ever since Elon Musk unveiled his idea for a Hyperloop in 2013, we’ve been patiently waiting for it to become a reality. But some people have been waiting even longer. Just take a look at this Sunday comic strip from 1965, which features a train that looks almost identical to many plans for the Hyperloop. Read More >>