Travel

  • 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 […]

  • Museum of Ice Cream Extends Miami Engagement to February 26th

    Museum of Ice Cream Extends Miami Engagement to February 26th

    Since 2016, the Museum of Ice Cream has been coming to select cities, delighting the locals, and leaving like some frozen, sugary Santa Claus. The latest city to have the privilege is Miami, Florida, where the museum has decided to extend its stay through February 26th, despite its original closing date of January 31st. More interesting than […]

  • Lapland Hotels SnowVillage Ice Hotel is ‘Game of Thrones’-Themed This Year

    Lapland Hotels SnowVillage Ice Hotel is ‘Game of Thrones’-Themed This Year

    Every year, the snowy climes of western Finland become home to the Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, known colloquially as the “Ice Hotel.” This year, however, visitors to the hotel will get an extra-special treat, since staying in a hotel made totally from ice just isn’t enough. 2018’s version is constructed with input from HBO Nordic, following a […]

  • Helicopter Glamping: A Hotel Room Inside a Decommissioned Helicopter

    Helicopter Glamping: A Hotel Room Inside a Decommissioned Helicopter

    I’m not really sure where this idea came from, but someone in Scotland had the bright idea to convert a decommissioned Royal Navy ZA127 Sea King helicopter into a one of a kind hotel room at Mains Farm in Stirling, Scotland. It’s called Helicopter Glamping, “glamping” being not a weird Scottish word for a hotel […]

  • ‘Norwegian Joy': Cruise Ship Will Have Ferrari Go-Kart Track on Board

    ‘Norwegian Joy': Cruise Ship Will Have Ferrari Go-Kart Track on Board

    Among automakers Ferrari seems to have the most devoted fans. Those fans don’t just purchase the brand’s luxury sports cars, but visit Ferrari theme parks, buy Ferrari tie-in items, wear Ferrari merchandise, and more. So it’s probably not too much of a stretch to imagine that someone out there will take a cruise on the recently […]

  • The 7th Room: The Newest Part of Sweden’s Treehotel

    The 7th Room: The Newest Part of Sweden’s Treehotel

    I’m not sure why, but the idea of spending a few days, weeks, or years out in the wilderness seems pretty appealing right about now. And if you’ve got enough money to bankroll it, you can do it in luxury and style at The 7th Room of the Treehotel in a secluded pine forest in […]

  • Aurora Bubble Sled: Tour the Finland Wilderness in Comfort and Style

    Aurora Bubble Sled: Tour the Finland Wilderness in Comfort and Style

    Can’t decide what to do or where to go this holiday season? Consider a tour of the Finnish wilderness in an Aurora Bubble Sled, probably the most comfortable way possible to see and experience the icy region of Kilpisjarvi  and its surrounding mountains. The Aurora Bubble Sled is towed behind a snowmobile piloted by an […]