This is a post from our partners at AskMen. Make sure to check out their entire Pulse Report, a compilation of 500 people, products and trends within 10 verticals (including fashion, food, travel, gadgets, movies etc.) that will define the next 12 months, forecasted by top experts in each field.
A core component of becoming someone your friends, colleagues and social network admire is by showing them that you are a man with vision. You are someone who knows how to help others discover, converse and learn about the things that are worth thinking about.
Enter: The 2014 Pulse Report
A new yearly guide for men who pride themselves on knowing what to be talking about six months before everyone else, the 2014 Pulse Report is a go-to resource for both industry insiders and aspirational consumers on the things that will define their passion points over the coming year.
Powered with hand-selected information from each of AskMen's most respected experts, the 2014 Pulse Report breaks down the 500 people, products and trends that deserve the attention of forward-looking men.
Here's a sneak peek of six of the 50 biggest travel and adventure trends, products and personalities to keep a eye on in 2014:
World Cup fever is sweeping the globe, and with it a renewed interest in Brazil, Uruguay, Patagonia and other South American countries. Brazil president Dilma Rousseff is said to have spent more than $11 billion on preparations for the championships, including 12 new and refurbished stadiums.
A holiday isn't an enviable experience unless you've got showstopping pictures to prove it. Hire a local photographer to capture those precious moments by using Flytographer. Sick bag aside, they've become the clicker-of-choice when it comes to snapping romantic trips, family vacations, reunions and anything else deemed Instagram fodder.
Blogger Ben hit the headlines when he crowdfunded his review of one of the most expensive airline experiences on the planet, the Residence by Etihad aboard the carrier's new Airbus A380. More suite than seat -- complete with living room, bedroom, bathroom and a personal butler -- it costs $25,000 a pop, and at the time of writing, Ben had successfully raised just over $18,000. This blogger means business and has airlines queuing up for him to review their latest and greatest.
Amid Roman beaches, Mediterranean ruins and a sprawling desert, Tunisia is rising like a phoenix from the flames to become the next big travel destination -- thanks, in no small part, to the ousting of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia's tourism minister, Amel Karboul, is expecting a record seven million visitors this year. And with a three-year-old state of emergency finally lifted, the future certainly looks brighter for the country.
First Luggage is a decadent, door-to-door luggage collection and delivery service for those who don't want to be weighed down with bags. Lines become a thing of the past and strolling through the airport with a smug look on your face becomes a thing of the future.
Ana Silva O'Reilly
This globe-trotting glamazon loves travel almost as much as she loves heels. Less Lonely Planet and backpacks, more hedonism and hotspots, Mrs. O -- real name Ana Silva O'Reilly -- stops only to re-pack her LV bags between top-notch trips to some of the world's most luxurious destinations, and her pictures are like tear-outs straight from issues of Conde Nast Traveler.
(We're super excited to announce that one of the industry's top insiders selected HuffPost Travel as a travel site to watch in 2014! They're modest, but we want to make sure you know!)
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