An unexpected voyage in itself, ‘Once in a Lifetime Vol. 2’ is a book about fascinating destinations that was released by Gestalten in August 2015. Co-edited by the renowned travel journalist Clara Le Fort, the book takes the reader down a visual road where wanderlust is cultivated by unexpected architecture, hidden interiors and bold details. Its beautiful images are accompanied by small texts that offer simple and unpretentious descriptions of different lodges, hotels and locations, divided in five sections: Exploring culture, estates, cities, nature and finally, yourself.
Forget autonomous cars — if you really need to get somewhere in a hurry without bothering to pilot yourself, you need an Ehang Manned Drone. This autonomous aerial vehicle can carry you and a small bag short distances in comfort and safety. An all-electric, fully-redundant system ensures that if any of the four-armed craft's eight propellers stop working, it can still get you back down on the ground safely. It takes off and lands vertically, has a maximum height of over 1,500 feet, and can run for up to 23 minutes at 62 mph. It's cabin is built using a composite material with carbon fiber and epoxy, while other components are crafted from an aluminum alloy, and you control the entire thing via a touchscreen interface that's as simple as dropping a couple pins on Google Maps. It's currently in testing, but Ehang has every intention of bringing it to market, so we'll probably see one flying around long before we lay eyes upon an airborne DeLorean.
If you hate jet lag, you’ll love this bit of news. Airbus and Qatar Airways have teamed up to unveil a series of carbon fiber airplanes designed to actually prevent jet lag, leaving passengers fresh and ready to go upon landing at another time zone. It does this with its interior LED lighting and temperature control systems that change throughout the flight, carefully and properly adjusting your body clock. Pretty neat if you think about it.
Museums serve an important role in society. They chronicle human beings’ ability to create, innovate, and flourish. Like most things in life, we like to take a well-rounded approach and have provided museums that focus on history, art, and adventure. These are 10 museums we think every guy should visit.
Let’s face it, Indian summer is officially over. Halloween is firmly in the rearview and the holidays are finally upon us. This means colder weather (snow for many), family gatherings and numerous reasons to warm up with alcohol-fueled hot cocktails. These seven hot cocktails contain many holiday flavors including maple syrup, cider, cinnamon and allspice and come from bars from New York to San Diego. Cheers to warming up (with help from booze) this holiday season!
Every time you travel, you leave the house hopeful that the stars align and everything goes smoothly. When on a journey with Belmond, you don't have to hope. They use their insider expertise, and their collection of hotels, trains and river cruises to create itineraries that include transportation, accommodations and activities guaranteed to delight. Varying in length from 1-3 nights to over 10, exciting adventures are ready to be booked from the mountains of Machu Picchu to the canals of Venice and most interesting places in between.
The arctic, and in particular the North Pole, represents some of the last true wilderness on Earth. It's also in serious peril. It's with these two themes in mind that Arctica: The Vanishing North takes you on a journey through this pristine locale. Author Sebastian Copeland, who also happens to be the photographer as well as an accomplished polar explorer and activist, provides a perspective of the pole's beauty, charm, and current predicament that could only come from someone who's not only been there, but obviously cares a great deal about its future.
With the recent launch of our Black collection we thought it would be nice to make another shopping inspiration with some beautiful products.
Bag: Briefcase Original Black
Coat: Kilgour Alpaca-blend
Suit: Brunelli Cucinelli
Shoes: J.M. Weston Flore leather Oxford shoes
Pocket Square: Tom Ford
Watch: Jaeger Le Coultre
If what you want is utter seclusion and perfect peace, in a location off-limits to everyone but the resort staff and a few other guests, then a private island is the only place to go. Here are our favourites from around the world, curated by Conde Nast Traveller.
One of the most frustrating things about ordering a caffeinated beverage is the inability to gauge just how strong your drink will be. These days, options like ROK’s manually-powered espresso machine take the guess work out of brewing the perfect cup at home. Designed and engineered in London, this sleek piece of kitchen gadgetry has two handy levers that allow its user complete control over the brewing pressure, and thereby strength, of their beverage.
Instead of using the pods and capsules that are so popular today, ROK uses good old-fashioned coffee grounds. You need only to fill the main chamber with boiling water, insert the grounds, and voila, espresso.Each machine features a die-cast aluminum construction and comes complete with a measuring spoon and detachable double-shot spout.
Purchase yours through TRNK for $199.