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Michelob Wants to Pay You $50K to Explore the U.S. National Parks

Low-cal beers usually suck but getting paid to travel for six months in a campervan doesn't. Enter the new Michelob Ultra Pure Gold CEO contest.
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The VenturePack Camper Turns Most Any Pickup Truck Into a Full-Featured RV

Talus' VenturePack Camper proves that, with ingenuity and the right tech, it’s possible to pack an RV’s worth of convenience into a standard pickup truck bed.
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Pull the Ripcord on 2020 at the Exclusive, 1975-Themed Miller Timeshare

If you’re looking for a timely escape and have been considering a Midwest road trip, Miller has a ‘70s-themed vacation rental to sell you.
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Stillhouse Donates Unbreakable Storm Shutters to Hurricane-Prone Florida Homes

Stillhouse is helping Florida Panhandle residents protect their homes against hurricanes by donating more than 400 'unbreakable' metal storm shutters.
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The TSA Is Now Testing Self-Service Airport Security Checkpoints

More everyday transactions are becoming contact-less. Now, the TSA wants to bring that same touch-free automation to security checkpoints around the country.
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Enjoy a Campfire Beer with Your Pup with the New Busch Dog Brew

Billed as 'the nectar of the dogs,' Busch’s all-new Dog Brew is the healthiest way for your dog to enjoy a cold one with you by the campfire.
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Applestone Meat Company’s Vending Machines Could Be Your New Contact-Free Butcher

New York City's Applestone Meat Company is bringing back the old-school automat with gourmet, restaurant-quality meats available anytime.
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Hikers Can Soon Circumnavigate the U.S. on the 12,000-Mile American Perimeter Trail

For some, even the longest long-distance trails aren't enough. They demand more -- like an epic, 12,000-mile trail that circumnavigates the continental U.S.
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Journey Farther with the Mobi X Compact, Off-Road-Ready Teardrop Trailer

Getting off-grid requires a properly equipped vehicle or a rugged, off-road-ready travel trailer -- a travel trailer like the new Mobi X.
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Ram’s 700-HP 1500 TRX Super Truck Will Make You Forget All About the Ford Raptor

Venturing deep into the backcountry requires a worthy rig. For 2022, Ram wants you to know its all-new 1500 TRX pickup is that rig.
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Give Back to the American West with the High West X Coalatree Kachula Adventure Blanket

Utah’s High West Distillery and eco-minded gear and apparel maker Coalatree have teamed up on a charitable initiative to create the Kachula Adventure Blanket.
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Let Kevin Costner Narrate Your Next Road Trip with the HearHere App

If you know the Great American Road Trip is as much about the journey as it is about the destination, Kevin Costner has a few words for you -- literally.
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Indian Motorcycle Partnered With Jack Daniels on a Limited-Edition, Blacked-Out Beauty

The 2021 Jack Daniel's Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse motorcycle is a stealthy, blacked-out beauty befitting its two namesake brands.
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Take a Sightseeing Day Trip Over Antarctica with Australia’s Qantas Airways

If Antarctica has proven an elusive destination for you, next year could be your year thanks to "the world's most unique scenic flight."

This All-American Gear Brand Breathes New Life Into One-of-a-Kind Vintage Leather Goods

Filson has dealt in fine leather goods for more than 100 years. But, this limited-edition, hand-tooled collection might be its sharpest yet.
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Every Bag in Nixon’s Latest Collection Is Made from Recycled Ocean-Bound Plastic

We're killing our planet, but there's still time to save it. Nixon's innovative H20 Yeah! recycled bag collection proves our future needn’t look so grim.

Keep Your Cool This Summer With the Sony Reon Pocket Wearable Air-Conditioner

Sometimes even high-tech fabrics aren't enough to keep you cool. Sony is throwing technology at the problem of overheating with the Reon Pocket air conditioner.
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VW’s Caddy Mini-Camper Is a Pint-Sized Home Away from Home

Volkswagen wants to get back to basics with an affordable, pint-sized campervan that promises everything road-trippers need and nothing they don’t.
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Hot Tub Boats Are the Next Phase in Social-Distance-Friendly Escapes

For some real-world socializing that feels almost normal, Seattle’s Hot Tub Boats offers an intimate, social-distance-friendly escape unlike any other.
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Ebussy Is an Electric VW-Inspired Campervan for the Modern Age

Germany's Electric Brands is banking on the future of electric-powered road-tripping with the modular Ebussy campervan.

The 5 Best Veteran-Owned Gear Brands in the U.S.

The gear our military personnel takes into battle must withstand the harshest conditions on Earth. So, you can feel confident buying from a veteran-owned brand.
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Book a One-of-a-Kind Sleepover at the World’s Last Blockbuster Video Store

As the summer of 2020 winds down, Airbnb is planning a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover party at one of the most iconic retail chains of all time.

Explore More with the Hike, Wennebago’s Rugged, Go-Anywhere Travel Trailer

The Hike proves Winnebago can build serious off-road-ready travel trailers.
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The Isle of Rum Wants You to Move to Scotland’s Inner Hebrides

If you're serious about giving up the daily grind and moving somewhere far, far away, Scotland's Isle of Rum has an offer for you.
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Product Review: Is This $500 Multisport Smartwatch Worth the Sticker Shock?

For anyone who loves obsessively tracking their activities, a multisport smartwatch is key. We tested Suunto’s new Suunto 7 to see how it stacked up.
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Turn Your Phone Into a Global Satellite Communicator with the Bivy Stick

Cell phones are essential for emergencies, but they don’t always work. If you’re planning to get far off the beaten path, you need a proper satellite messenger.
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An All-New Ford Bronco Will Rise from the Ashes for 2021

In one of the most exciting automotive reveals of the last five years, the Ford Bronco will return for 2021 as an all-new family of trucks.
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You Can Now Buy Your Own Private Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

If you’re in the market for a private escape in the Pacific, this idyllic island on the Great Barrier Reef could be yours.
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Airstream’s Adventure-Ready Trailer Gets Bigger and Better for 2021

Airstream's Basecamp gets better this 2021 as it continues to redefine modern off-grid camping with a solid mix of rugged good looks, off-road-readiness, and creature comforts.

Colorado’s A-Lodge Is a Unique, Choose Your Own Adventure Hotel

Colorado's A-Lodge hotel is thinking well outside the box, offering visitors the opportunity to choose their own social-distancing-friendly outdoor adventure.
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Would You Take a 19-Mile-High Balloon Ride to the Edge of Space?

Until space tourism becomes affordable for the common man, high-altitude, edge-of-space balloon rides could be the next best thing.
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Need to Dress up Your Office Space? Turn to This Portland Design Company

Now more than ever, it’s important to enjoy our work-from-home (WFH) spaces. Few companies nail the perfect WFH aesthetic like Grovemade.
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Studypod Is A Portable Work-From-Anywhere Pod of Solitude

If you’re itching for a change of scenery from the daily grind of your current WFH setup, the 'drop-anywhere' Studypod might be the answer.
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Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 Is a 4,000-Horsepower Marine Hypercar

By any measure, the limited-edition, 4,000-horsepower Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 is an absurd, hypercar-inspired pleasurecraft.

For $7.5M, This Entire Wild West Replica Town in New Zealand Could Be Yours

For anyone who has ever wanted to move to New Zealand and has a spare $7.5 million to burn, the one-of-a-kind Mellonsfolly Ranch is currently up for grabs.
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Crash Baggage Pre-Damaged Luggage Wants Travelers to Handle Without Care

If you haven’t yet traveled as far as you’d like, your luggage might look a bit too fresh. Enter: Crash Baggage's 'pre-damaged' luggage.
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Major Airlines Banning In-Flight Booze to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Alcohol sales have skyrocketed since the pandemic began. While booze might be a haven for those stuck at home, it’s no longer an option for many air travelers.
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Rezvani’s New Hercules SUV Is a 6×6 Military-Inspired Beast

For those with more money than sense, sometimes only a Bond-inspired, military-grade SUV will do.
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Buying Out a Whole Resort Is the Ultimate Physical Distancing Vacation Option

For well-heeled travelers, whole resort buyouts might be the next big thing in physical-distancing-friendly vacations.
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Airstream’s Most Popular Travel Trailers Are Looking a Lot Sexier for 2022

Next year, Airstream is upping its game with top-down refreshes of its two most popular travel trailers. Frankly, they've never looked better.
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This Beautiful Italian Village Is Selling Homes for Just $1

If all this time in quarantine has you rethinking your life decisions, this tiny Italian town will practically pay you to move there.
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Turn Your Pickup Into a Go-Anywhere RV with Scout’s Olympic Truck Camper

If you’ve toyed with RV travel and happen to own a pickup, this versatile, state-of-the-art truck camper just might give you the final push.
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Urban Quiet Parks Could Help City Dwellers Find Peace in Silence

A non-profit organization wants to carve out urban quiet parks for city dwellers seeking a rare, peaceful respite.
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Trek Far, Far Off-Grid in Ready Set Van’s Electric Campervans

If you’re considering the switch to vanlife, you could do worse than Ready Set Van’s lineup of high-tech, built-to-order campervans.
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The One-of-a-Kind Z-Triton Is Equal Parts Tricycle, Camper, and Tiny Houseboat

For car campers and adventure travelers who like to keep their options open, the bizarre new Z-Triton can take you just about anywhere. 
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The TSA Doesn’t Want to Touch Your Carry-On Snacks Anymore

Now, in addition to increased scrutiny over laptops, electronics, and carry-on liquids, the TSA is going after our beloved snack foods, too.

The Barisieur Is a Handsome, One-of-a-Kind Tea & Coffee Alarm Clock

It’s a legit high-tech coffeemaker with enough convenience features to take your mandatory WFH routine to the next level.
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Surf Without Waves on the Yujet Surfer Electric Surfboard

The Yujet Surfer is part of a new breed of electric jetboards that make it possible to surf almost anywhere there’s water -- with or without waves.
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Get Paid $20,000 to Drink Beer & Hike the Appalachian Trail

Virginia's Devils Backbone Brewing Company wants to pay one ambitious hiker $20,000 to trek the entire Appalachian Trail in 2021.
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Japan Considers Subsidizing Travelers’ Vacation Expenses

Japan is considering a radical plan to bolster tourism by 'paying' travelers to take a vacation there.