Category: Fun Stuff

Rose petals in the toilet? Just some of the unusual rider requests made at one London hotel

Rose petals in the toilet? Just some of the unusual rider requests made at one London hotel

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 […]

Social media gone crazy? See your profile pic on a real 777-200...

Social media gone crazy? See your profile pic on a real 777-200…

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 […]

Something you maybe didn't know about 2011

Something you maybe didn’t know about 2011

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 […]

The world’s most unique church?

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, […]

Please RT to win a FREE luxury vacation!

Please RT to win a FREE luxury vacation!

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!” […]

Live orchestra… on a delayed Boeing 747

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.

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

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 […]

Create your own Northern Lights with Visit Norway!

Create your own Northern Lights with Visit Norway!

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 […]

'Luxury' at its most basic level

‘Luxury’ at its most basic level

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 […]

Fashion faux-pas by Rihanna?

Fashion faux-pas by Rihanna?

Don’t you just hate it when you turn up somewhere, only to find someone else is wearing an identical garment?  I wonder how Rihanna felt when she emerged from the Hotel de Rome in Berlin today and found herself being upstaged by the doorman…

Anyone for chocolate beer?

Anyone for chocolate beer?

Time to put those taste buds to the test! The Sapporo brewery in Japan is producing a chocolate beer. This is very different to many of the chocolate stouts that are already on the market – they don’t usually contain chocolate but instead a ‘chocolate malt’ (called that due to its colour and vague chocolatey […]

Sri Lanka's first tuk-tuk rally

Sri Lanka’s first tuk-tuk rally

Not so much luxury… more just a bit of fun.  The inaugural 2009 Lanka Challenge, Sri Lanka’s first official tuk-tuk rally will take place from 5th to 15th September 2009. Twenty five teams of intrepid competitors from around the world will navigate the 1200km route in auto-rickshaws taking them through mountains, rainforests, tea plantations, coastal […]

Westin Hotels & Resorts launch free sleep hotline

Westin Hotels & Resorts launch free sleep hotline

A good night’s sleep is just a phone call away thanks to Westin Hotels & Resorts. The brand is teaming up with renowned sleep experts at the National Sleep Foundation to help make a perfect night’s sleep a reality for the sleep deprived. The hotline, (888) TIME-4-SLEEP,  debuted this week and, until 15th September 2009, […]

How low will you go in San Diego?

How low will you go in San Diego?

In what is no doubt more of a PR exercise than anything, the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego has come up with an interesting concept to lure guests in difficult economic times. Their deluxe accommodation for two people usually costs $219 per night, with breakfast.   If you’re willing to forego breakfast, it’s just […]

The 5 most unfortunate travel domains

You’ve probably seen lists of the most unfortunate domains doing the internet rounds before, including anything from Pen Island (PenisLand.net) to Therapist Finder (TheRapistFinder.com) and everything inbetween.   But I’d never seen a travel-specific list before.   Avoiding the all too easy Cook Islands domains (with the suffix .co.ck), here’s a list of 5 of […]

Rum shacks in Jamaica aren’t necessarily all that they seem…

Next time you stumble upon a rum shack on a secluded beach  in Jamaica, perhaps you’ll think back to this video. As well as being fun, it does make you wonder about your experiences as a tourist when you travel… are you getting the genuine article or are you being presented with what the locals […]

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