There are very few places in the world that bring beauty, nature and history together in an unforgettable way. And when it comes to hotels, the Jules’ Undersea Lodge provides a unique experience.
Initially, the hotel located in Key Largo, Florida, was constructed as a marine life research lab. After it was closed down, the area was redesigned to provide guests, with the experience of a lifetime.
Full Story: Jules’ Undersea Lodge: The Only US Hotel Underwater | Unusual Places
Sometimes, the greenest thing to do is to adapt something to reuse, rather than building or buying something new. We’ve seen this great examples of this practice in derelict churches that have been transformed into skateparks, Walmarts converted into public libraries, or a train transformed into a home.
In Stirling, Scotland we have yet another fabulous instance of how quirky adaptive reuse can get, as seen in this old Sea King helicopter that’s been remade into a hotel of sorts. Designboom points us to He
Full Story: Helicopter converted into one-of-a-kind hotel in Scotland : TreeHugger
When faced with a creative block, common wisdom suggests you go for a walk, exercise, even take a nap. All three have a common thread, of course: creating distance and taking a mental break from the task at hand. So it stands to reason that really getting away, say, on a vacation, would be the ultimate cure, right? For the deskbound wanderlusters among us, the answer is thankfully, yes. New research suggests travel can increase your levels of creativity and cause an uptick in your mind’s ability to produce positive thoughts, leading you to a happier, more inspired version of you.
Source: Can Travel Make You More Creative? – Vogue
In an attempt to cut through the noise and offer advice you’ll actually use, below are a few time-tested travel tips gleaned from more than two years of full-time traveling (and more 10-plus-hour flights than I care to reflect upon).
Read the tips here: Travel Hacks That Are Actually Useful | Travel + Leisure
I’d love to do this with several of my favorite films & TV shows…
“Game of Thrones” fans, it’s time to get off the couch and travel the seven kingdoms!You might be thinking you’ll need a loan from the Iron Bank, but that isn’t the case. Thanks to travel comparison tool liligo.com, you can see the world for a comparable price to most all-inclusive resorts.
Full Story at: Travel to All 7 ‘Game of Thrones Kingdoms’ on a Budget | TravelPulse
A few tips to consider as you start out on a venture like this:
Vacationers’ search for alternative getaways has contributed to a $100 billion industry, with millions of people worldwide listing their homes on websites like Airbnb and VRBO to generate income. But before you jump into the sharing-economy, Consumer Reports says there’s a few things you’ll need to consider before you turn your home into a hotel.
Full Story: Consumer Reports: Listing your home as a hotel | abc7chicago.com
This is beyond CUTE!!! Adorable!
You definitely won’t find a cozier hotel anywhere else in the world.
The Eh’häusl Hotel in Amberg, Germany, holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest hotel, with a total floorspace of just 173 square feet (53 square meters).
Full Story: The Smallest Hotel in the World Might Also Be the Most Romantic | Travel + Leisure
Good info for those planning to travel to the Los Angeles area of California.
Most visitors to Los Angeles head to Hollywood, Venice Beach or Santa Monica. But if you’re in the mood for stunning gardens, first-class art and historic architecture without the crowds and traffic, consider Pasadena.
More Info: Pasadena’s art, gardens and history make a good LA side trip | State | bakersfield.com
One more reason for me to visit Paris! [As if I needed another one :)]
The Disneyland opening will be called Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel (replacing the resort’s current Hotel New York) and will display props and costumes from numerous Marvel films and television shows, as well as artwork inspired by the original comic books.
Full Story: World’s first Marvel comics superhero hotel to open at Disneyland Paris | Telegraph Travel
When discussing where to stay on their next trip to the mountains, skiers and snowboarders might have in mind a traditional Alpine hotel room kitted out with wooden cladding, gingham curtains and a view of the mountains – but the new Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler is set to change all that.
Source: Inside Whister’s new pod hotel