Have you ever dreamt of filming yourself engaging in action sports, like surfing, skateboarding or skiing? No? Me neither. Although I’ve always loved a walk on the wild side, especially on a new continent, any action I couldn’t easily capture on my Canon EOS SLR (which comes with me everywhere) was happily confined to memories inside my head. However this year, I finally succumbed to the technological seduction and slick marketing and got myself a GoPro. And the verdict is: It’s fun, and great for travellers.Read more
I get some weird requests here at Confiscated Toothpaste but only once have I received underwear in the mail. Luckily it was accompanied by a request to try them out and review them on the site- far less kinky than I had at first imagined.
The undies in question are Adventure Underwear, the brainchild of Nigel Clifford who designed a prototype pair of travel underwear to protect his goods on a 9 month journey around South America. The undies have a pair of pockets that hang either side of your John Thomas (a female version is apparently on the way). You can store cash, keys, cards or whatever else you might need on your trip in them. Nigel managed to not get robbed during his trip, which was more than could be said for some of the friends he met on tour, and he’s now commercialising his invention.Read more
The best of the hostel and hotel worlds are combined in this eccentric establishment in the former East Berlin. When visiting new cities, it certainly pays to research your accommodation options. So many travellers choose a place based only on price or location, but a room can be so much more than just a place to rest your head after a day of sightseeing. It can be part of the travel experience itself. The Michelberger Hotel in Berlin is one such place.Read more