On selected flights during May, Upper Class fliers with Virgin Atlantic will be ‘treated’ to a new in-flight innovation. More comfortable seats, free WiFi, a new menu or maybe improved cabin staff, you might wonder? Think again. No… their great idea – which has reportedly been the culmination of the efforts of four designers working [...]
Category: Fun Stuff
There’s uproar at one of Paris’ most exclusive restaurants this morning after it was revealed last night that it’s been serving up nothing but fast food since its inception in the early 1990s. Manger dans L’obscurité was one of the first ever restaurants to latch on to the idea of eating in total darkness. It [...]
We’ve touched on the much-debated subject of hotel reviews on this blog before. Whether you like them or loathe them, it seems they are here to stay. And, since it’s Friday, here’s a light-hearted look from comedian Michael McIntyre about them:
Hoteliers… look away now! It’s Friday so we thought we’d let our hair down a little and share this video with you. It would seem Natalie Tran likes to have breakfast in her room, but doesn’t want to pay for room service. Instead, she shows how you can make your own cooked breakfast using one [...]
This is clearly fake but it’s Friday so time for a little fun… sit back and admire what is possibly the world’s shortest train! And when you’re done, feel free to re-tweet, share on Facebook, Google+ or whatever… enjoy!
This week’s photograph is of a young boy, aged around 8 years old, in Dahab, Egypt, attempting to drag his father’s camel into the sea for a bath at dawn. He didn’t succeed and instead had to go and fetch his brother for assistance! Thank you to Michael Shelford Photography for permission to re-produce the [...]
OK, so the subject is perhaps a little misleading… but hopefully you still won’t be disappointed with this fascinating timelapse video of the Boeing 777-200LR being slowly – or quickly, depending on how you look at it – pieced together in Everett, Washington, USA.
Whilst for many Glastonbury may be a distant memory, festival season is still upon us with numerous dates in July and August seeing a wealth of artists taking to the stage and with them some rather unusual rider requests, as Kensington’s five red star Royal Garden Hotel can attest to. Frequently the hotel of choice [...]
Think of the Netherlands, and you’ll most likely think of clogs or windmills. Some may even think of Delftware, a blue and white tin-glazed pottery that dates back to the 16th Century, a heritage that the Dutch airline KLM has recognised for some time as for many years it has been giving out little blue [...]
This post has nothing to do with travel but, since it’s almost the weekend, it’s time for something a little different! This year we will experience four unusual dates:1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11. Now then… take the last two digits of the year you were born and add the age that you will be this [...]
America’s only floating chapel has surely got to be a contender for the world’s most unique church. It can currently be found in Sarasota, Florida, and offers Weddings on Water to anyone looking for a ceremony that’s a little different. Shown below is footage of the chapel from one of its previous locations, St. Petersburg, [...]
First off… I’d like to apologise. Please forgive the title for it’s completely misleading. There is no free luxury vacation here – this is in fact nothing more than a Twitter experiment. Once published, this blog post will automatically go out on Twitter with the subject line “Please RT to win a FREE luxury vacation!” [...]
Having already waited an hour and a half to take off, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta chamber orchestra gave a spontaneous concert on a delayed KLM Boeing 747 at Shanghai Airport.
We’ve scoured the Web to bring you some of the most unusual hotels out there. They not all that luxurious but curious nonetheless and so I think worthy of a mention on any travel blog due to their quirky nature. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada Seemingly floating among the treetops, you could be forgiven for thinking [...]
The magical Northern Lights have bewitched humans since time began. Now you can create your own Aurora Borealis, against a fairytale Norwegian backdrop at Visit Norway. Paint the sky above a dramatic northern Norwegian coastal landscape with your mouse, or use your astrological constellation, in a palette of colour reflecting your mood, to create your [...]
Ever been ‘caught out’ in the great outdoors? These items are far from luxurious but marginally beat having to dig a hole for yourself in order to do the deed. The amusingly named Brown Corporation has come up with the Shit Box (that’s the ‘bog standard’ version), the somewhat more acceptably-named Ploo and, for the [...]