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Gifts for Tech-Loving Travelers
Gifts for Tech-Loving Travelers

Gifts to look, hear, power and organize

Most readers of this blog have people on their gift list who love traveling with gadgets. Okay, most readers of this blog are people who love traveling with gadgets. Yet hardly anyone has all five (or even one) of the cool gift suggestions reviewed below, gifts designed to ...

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Pink Lakes of the World
Pink Lakes of the World

Nature, seemingly sponsored by Pepto Bismol

Spot Cool Stuff loves visiting color-bending locales. Like the black, green and red colored beaches of Hawaii. And the pastel-colored mountains of China. And lakes — of pink water?! A select few lakes in the world — we're featuring four below but there some two dozen others — have ...

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The World’s Most Beautiful Ecological Disaster
The World’s Most Beautiful Ecological Disaster

The intoxicating (literally) Hell’s Gate

The locals call it Hell's Door. Environmentalists call it an unmitigated ecological disaster zone. You may call it a destination on your next adventure vacation. The "it" in question is a giant firey gas pit near the village of Darwaza (also spelled Derweze) in the middle of Turkmenistan's Kara-Kum Desert. The story ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Hamilton Island, Australia
10 Reasons to Visit Hamilton Island, Australia

Bliss amidst the Great Barrier Reef

There are 908 islands scattered around the Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast of Australia's Queensland State. Of those, 74 islands make up the Whitsunday Archipelago, a national park and one of Australia's top tourist destinations. Of those, 11 islands are inhabited. And, of those, only 1 island has luxury ...

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12 Divine Chocolate Shops
12 Divine Chocolate Shops

Chocolaty goodness, from Asheville to Yerevan

Is chocolate good for you? Researchers, conducting highly scientific studies, have found chocolate beneficial in preventing a plethora of ailments including cancer, stroke and heart disease. But Spot Cool Stuff has a more simple theory: If it makes you smile, it's health food. In honor of National Smile ...

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The Best Wheeled Carry-On Bags
The Best Wheeled Carry-On Bags

Exemplary luggage for frequent fliers

Spot Cool Stuff never checks our luggage if we can avoid doing so. Like most frequent fliers, we travel with a wheeled bag that will fit through the airport security x-ray and into an airplane's overhead compartment. Unlike most frequent fliers, we also run a travel review blog ...

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