Category: Fun Stuff

Something all travel enthusiasts will enjoy

This is far from luxury travel but I thought I would share it anyway because it makes for some fun and interesting viewing. It doesn’t really need much of an introduction – it’s a personal journey across China, made on foot. Enjoy.

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Despite local protests, the opening of a fast food restaurant at Machu Picchu has been given the green light by Peruvian officials this morning. Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca settlement 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and is Peru’s most popular tourist attraction. In the interests of tackling obesity, the restaurant will be placed […]

The world's largest chocolate waterfall!

The world’s largest chocolate waterfall!

Chocolate lovers’ wildest fantasies are now coming true with the launch of the largest chocolate waterfall in the world. Made from 400kg of chocolate descending in a mere five seconds and 4.5m wide, the new sweet attraction is part of Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate, the world’s first interactive chocolate exhibition on iconic Philip […]

Who has the best ecard this Christmas?

Who has the best ecard this Christmas?

I just received a Christmas ecard from Sofitel. This comes on the back of numerous others I seem to have been sent this year. Many are just HTML emails or emails with attachments, but some are a little more fancy such as this one from Beachcomber Hotels. What’s been your favourite luxury travel ecard […]

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort... online!

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort… online!

OK, so it’s far from the real thing… but it’s not a bad attempt at it. An online golf game called World Golf Tour that’s currently in beta lets you play holes from the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. The free version lets you play a ‘get as near […]

Bad joke Thursday

Have you heard about the three-star restaurant on the Champs-Élysées that makes omelettes with only one egg? Apparently in Paris, one egg is un oeuf.

Win a luxury weekend away by shopping a 'holiday criminal'

Win a luxury weekend away by shopping a ‘holiday criminal’

Ever worn socks with sandals or committed some other fashion no-no? Better still, do you know someone else who has? Enjoy a bit of interactive fun and the chance to win a luxury weekend away courtesy of – the site has been built by the Hotel Reservation Service (HRS) and asks those […]

Fun video from

There are many ways to enjoy England. The annual Gloucestershire cheese rolling event is just one, and was held at the end of last month; here’s footage of the kind of thing you’d have seen if you’d gone but perhaps you’d prefer to enjoy England in a different way!

A travel expert in the making?

This little girl is called Lily and was less than two years old when the video was filmed. I think her geographical knowledge would probably put a lot of adults to shame!

Get a room!

A rather risqué but clever advertisement from the Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotel Collection. Enjoy!

Docking a cruise ship - how difficult can it be?

Docking a cruise ship – how difficult can it be?

Surely it’s not that difficult, is it? Try this fun, interactive game from easyCruise and get an insight into just how difficult it might really be. I got as far an attempt to dock in the Grenadines but was scuppered by strong winds. Hats off to easyCruise for a great idea for […]

Flight Patterns by Aaron Koblin

Designer Aaron Koblin has used flight data from the US Federal Aviation Administration to produce this rather interesting video.

Bubbles with a view

Bubbles with a view

I expect many of you reading have probably experienced a Jacuzzi in an exotic location before, but I doubt many of you can top this… a Jacuzzi on the top of Mont Blanc. These crazy people last month ascended Mont Blanc at night, assembled their ‘Jaccuzzi’ at the summit, melted some fresh snow and […]

Who's for a $1.6 million house shaped like a toilet?

Who’s for a $1.6 million house shaped like a toilet?

The founder of the World Toilet Association is to live in a luxury loo. Sim Jae-Duck’s 419 square metre concrete and glass home Suweon, 40 kilometres south of Seoul, is lavatory-shaped building. The house has two bedrooms, two guest rooms and, of course, four toilets, one of which is situated in a showcase bathroom […]

Spot the knock-off

It’s Friday afternoon, so time to unwind a little. How good to you think you are at telling a fake Prada wallet from the real thing… can you spot the knock-off?

La Tomatina 2007

On 29th August 2007, La Tomatina – arguably the world’s biggest food fight – will get underway at Buñol, near Valencia, Spain. Here’s some footage from last year’s event:

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