Travel

  • Open Homes: Airbnb Lets Hosts Volunteer Homes in Emergencies

    Open Homes: Airbnb Lets Hosts Volunteer Homes in Emergencies

    There are a lot of people who believe that Airbnb is crippling local communities by eliminating properties from the rental market and displacing residents in favor of tourists all year round, but a new program from the service might be a good way for guilty gentrifiers to relieve their consciences. It’s called Open Homes, and it […]

  • Flophouze Hotel: Vacation in a Shipping Container

    Flophouze Hotel: Vacation in a Shipping Container

    Living in an old shipping container … anybody who pays rent has at least thought about it. If you’re not ready to commit to a full year lease, you can give the whole idea a trial run at the Flophouze Hotel, where shipping container hotel rooms go for 175 bucks a night. The Flophouze Hotel is located […]

  • Surf Air: A Subscription Service for Air Travel

    Surf Air: A Subscription Service for Air Travel

    It appears that the subscription model is going to be available for just about anything in the near future. A new membership-based service lets you pay by the month to travel as much as you want by chartered plane, believe it or not. It’s called Surf Air.  Surf Air offers two options: Escapes, for weekend trips, […]

  • Pizza Hut Museum Opens on Wichita State University Campus

    Pizza Hut Museum Opens on Wichita State University Campus

    In 1958, Wichita’s own Dan and Frank Carney made pizza history by opening the very first Pizza Hut location. Now, visitors and stuffed crust enthusiasts from all over the world can pay homage to the original Hut, by visiting the new Pizza Hut Museum located at Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus. Not to be confused […]

  • Slow Cabins: A Secluded Cabin in a Secret Location

    Slow Cabins: A Secluded Cabin in a Secret Location

    All of us think about moving to a cabin in the woods. But few of us have the commitment or the wherewithal to actually do it. Slow Cabins offers a weekend alternative, and the rental is structured so you won’t even know where you’re going until you’re practically on your way there. Slow Cabins are minimal, secluded […]

  • Alienware Hotel Room at Panama Hilton (Video)

    Alienware Hotel Room at Panama Hilton (Video)

    Like all modern media mavens, I’ve got a big stack (physically and digitally speaking) of movies, books, TV shows, albums, and whatnot I’d love to get to if I only had the time. Lately I’ve been fascinated by the idea of a “reading vacation,” where you go hole away in a hotel somewhere and crack […]

  • Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Orion Span is rushing into the space tourism field to fill the market vacuum of people who want to travel into space, but don’t want to spend the $20 million to $40 million it costs now to travel to the International Space Station. Aurora Station is the “affordable” alternative, priced at around $9.5 million for an […]

  • “Only Slightly Exaggerated” Miyazaki-Inspired Travel Oregon Ad

    “Only Slightly Exaggerated” Miyazaki-Inspired Travel Oregon Ad

    No offense intended to the people of that fine state, but I never really thought of Oregon as being a magical, Studio Ghiblian wonderland before. I say “before” because I’ve just watched the new ad from Travel Oregon, which is a total riff on the films of Hayao Miyazaki, entitled “Only Slightly Exaggerated.” The “Only […]

  • Spyscape: New Museum of Espionage Opens in NYC

    Spyscape: New Museum of Espionage Opens in NYC

    I can’t figure out why it’s not in Washington, but a new museum in Manhattan lets visitors live out there superspy fantasies and possibly learn something about the history of espionage in the process. It’s called Spyscape, and it opened to visitors and double agents alike earlier this month. Spyscape boasts the expected array of spying […]