A Hot Spot in Iceland

If you’re looking for a unique and exciting place to vacation, this is it. Located at the 5 Million Star Hotel in Skalholt, which is near the river Hvita, each room includes a clear pod for sleeping and eating. There are five variations including the Una, Asta, Thorunn, Vladis and Maria pods and they have slight variations – but accommodate two people in a double bed in each.

There is heating, of course, so that the bubble will stay warm and the structure is kept inflated by a slight over-pressure from a ventilation system. The price starts at (£135) for each pod, per night. The place was founded by Robert Robertsson when he spoke with travelers who didn’t enjoy staying in the cold to see natural phenomenon.

Best Destinations According to Lonely Planet

The Lonely Planet has just hit its 100th issue and they’ve put out a travel guide that is probably worth snapping up. It has 100 of the best adventures in it for those who love to be on the go. Here are just a few of the adventures that they recommend:

  1. Go to Patagonia, Chile and enjoy a trek.
  2. Enjoy a balloon ride over Bagan, Myanmar.
  3. Enjoy a ride on the  Hogwart’s Express in Britain.
  4. Go for a spin on the narrow, ocean-front roads in Amalfi, Italy.
  5. Explore the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland.
  6. Feel a spirituality with the temples of Angkor, Cambodia.
  7. Climb the Sydney Bridge in Australia.

There is simply so much to do in the world. Get started enjoying it now!

Vietnam & Luxury Hotel Choices

There are so many places to visit in the world, and certainly it’s not easy to narrow down the list. What makes one place more special than another or more worth your money? While we can’t answer this question for each individual, we can help you to make an educated decision by exploring some of the most amazing places in the world – and one of these is definitely Vietnam.

Vietnam has become a travel hot spot, and with good reason. It has breathtaking landscape, amazing things to explore, friendly people and affordable prices. Vietnam has a number of World Heritage Sites like the Halong Bay, Phong Nha Bang caves, Hoi An Ancient Street and Cham Islands. They are all breathtakingly beautiful and worth seeing. There are many other amazing locations as well including Da Lat, Keo pagoda in Thai Binh province and more.

If you make the trek, do not miss out on enjoying the Luxury Hotel Vietnam experience at a place like Amanoi. This is a resort that is not to be missed. As the Aman debut in Vietnam, the Luxury Hotel Vietnam is a place to behold. It’s close to the Cam Ranh Airport and it includes private accommodations, treatment facilities, sweeping views and serenity. Whether you’ve been out trekking and want a lakeside and tranquil accommodation for a few days, or you’re coming to Amanoi specifically for the experience, you won’t regret this part of the trip.

Keep in mind, as well, that so many people love Vietnam because the people are so friendly. Everywhere that you go, you’ll see people smiling at you and welcoming you. And this is certainly an advantage over locations where the locals can end up being quite cold and unwelcoming.

Let’s not forget, as well, about the delicious food. You’ll find fresh vegetables at every meal, pho and spring rolls galore and many delicious and unique things to eat. Near the beach locations you’ll be able to enjoy fresh seafood as well.

And The Top 10 Cities Around the World Are….

charleston-929080_960_720It’s always interesting to see what travel companies and publications have to say about cities around the world. Travel + Leisure recently put out their awards for the world’s top cities in their annual reader-chose World’s Best Awards. The list of top cities around the world probably won’t surprise many, but it is surprising that three Southern locations in America hit the top ten. The list of the top 10 cities around the world includes:

1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
3. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
4. Florence, Italy
5. Luang Prabang, Laos
6. Kyoto, Japan
7. New Orleans, Louisiana
8. Barcelona, Spain
9. Savannah, Georgia
10. Cape Town, South Africa

The best European spots were Florence, Italy for the best city and and Ishcia, Italy for the best island. The Canadian top spots were Quebec City for the top city and Vancouver Island for the top island.

See the whole list here and plan your next adventure accordingly!

Unusual Digs in New York City

taxi-1252414_960_720If you’re planning to be in the New York area soon, you know that hotels can cost a fortune. Now, there is one really quirky rental that won’t break the bank – a taxi hotel. Yes, you read that correctly. Ten minutes from Times Square someone is offering guests a taxi to sleep in and is listing his idea on Airbnb. He describes the experience as having “swanky living quarters” and it includes a full-sized bed, plush pillows and blankets. Plus, there is a portable air-conditioning unit in it.

While you can’t get a shower with these accommodations, owner Powley will give you a list of gyms where you can wash up. We kid you not.

Most of the guests to date have been backpackers with adventurous spirits.

Forget Venice & Check Out Giethoorn

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If you’ve never been to Giethoorn in the Netherlands (and which of us has?) it’s time to check it out. This idyllic village is entirely based on water and looks like it comes straight from the pages of a fairytale. There are no roads or cars here and the only way to get to the homes and public buildings is along the canals. There are approximately 2600 people who live here and it includes four miles of canals and farmhouses that go back to the 18th century.

It’s located in the province of Overijssel and was founded around AD1230. And all we can say is WOW!

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