The death of a close friend rocked Chris Sypolt's world. So, he did what any logical 44 year old would do and set out on an an 80-day, round the world trip. It was the first time he'd ever left the US.
Getting to the airport is a pain in the arse. Helicopter rides are fun and fast. Ridesharing apps are booming. Do you see where we are going with this? New York has an on-demand helicopter service, and Gizmodo got front seat access into the madness.
If you currently splash out on an item worth more than a score, you're going to have to go through the laborious task of entering all four of your pin number digits, like some sort of backwater hick from the year 2012.
With London Bridge a shambles, Brixton tube worryingly overcrowded and a Christmas just past full of train troubles, the UK's rail and underground networks are inspiring some true travel horror stories. What's yours?
As the exoplanet discoveries from Kepler keep pouring in, we're realising just how fantastically varied our universe truly is. Someday, we might see them with our own eyes – but these stunning travel posters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory make us wish that someday is now.