Category: Fun Stuff

Three in a bed at Hotel Landhaus Milser

Three in a bed at Hotel Landhaus Milser

The Landhaus Milser  had three  unexpected, but nevertheless welcome, guests in one of its beds last night.    Home to the Italian national football side for the last month, the hotel put on 350 bottles of spumante  (note, not French Champagne!)… as if the celebrations needed a little help! And the three in a bed, […]

KLM luggage labels

KLM luggage labels

Book a flight  via KLM.nl and you can now create your own luggage labels in the process. Upload a picture of your own and you can create a truly unique label – perhaps a picture of favourite destination or one of yourself or the family.   Alternatively, there’s a range of KLM images to choose […]

Fun luggage tags from Pamela Barsky

Fun luggage tags from Pamela Barsky

Ever travelled with a traditional-looking black suitcase and not been sure which one is yours as they emerge on the luggage carousel?   You  could try tieing some colourful ribbon to a handle but these disposable luggage tags from Pamela Barsky are much more fun! With colourful messages such as “I’m pretty sure this isn’t […]

Diamond-covered Mercedes

Diamond-covered Mercedes

I don’t think you’ll be able to  hire this diamond-covered Mercedes  spotted at a recent car show from your average Avis or Hertz dealer, but I couldn’t resist giving it a mention anyway for its sheer over-the-top extravagance.   I’m sure the  bad news (if you wanted such an ugly looking vehicle in the first […]

Enraged guest at five-star resort in Chile

Enraged guest at five-star resort in Chile

From Ananova: A couple are suing a five star resort after its swimming pool allegedly turned a woman’s hair green. Carolina Carreno and Francisco Vargas were on their honeymoon at a top resort in Quinta Region, Chile. Carolina’s waist-length blonde hair turned green after the went for a swim on the first night, reports La […]

Your very own portable bar!

Your very own portable bar!

Like to have  a drink or two when you travel?   Then check out  this amazing portable bar from designer Rene Chavanne. It can be assembled in just 3 minutes, without the need for any tools. This sturdy unit is brought to us by Justincase Portable Bar Systems  and looks to be the perfect companion […]

Another fun HSBC ad

Another fun HSBC ad

Here’s the low-down. The English believe it’s a slur on your host’s food if you don’t clear your plate… whereas the Chinese feel you’re questioning their generosity if you do  (3MB download).   At HSBC they never underestimate the importance of local knowledge…   I wish they did more of these ads; it’s a great […]

It's a dog's life

It’s a dog’s life

A couple of days ago I blogged about how President Bush’s visit to New Delhi was resulting in 100% occupancy for all of the city’s five star hotels.  Today I learned more about what a Presidential visit entails and discovered that, according to the Indian media, 17 dogs belonging to  the K-9 squad of the […]

Blonde antelope

Blonde antelope

Antelopes – found in both Africa and Asia –  come in a multitude of different species.   But have you ever seen a Blonde Antelope?   Click the link to watch a short video of this antelope in an attempt to evade capture.   Now, that’s something you don’t normally see on safari…

Robotic shark

Robotic shark

Having to share your hotel swimming pool with someone?   Not with the remote-controlled robotic shark, you don’t.   I’m curious as to what the actual purpose of this 2-foot offering from Hammacher Schlemmer truly is, but I guess you could up to quite a bit of mischief with it. The beast moves in all […]

Never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge

Never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge

HSBC, your local bank, never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge.   Or so the adverts say.   If you haven’t seen this series of HSBC ads before, take a look for a little light travel entertainment. This fun TV ad highlights the differences of a certain hand signal within South America.

Motorized Pool Lounger

Motorized Pool Lounger

Excalibur Electronics have come up with the luxury leisure traveller’s ultimate gadget: a motorized pool lounger. Afterall, why float when you can drive? It has two powerful motors, and two easy-to-use joysticks, each controlling independent propellors. A built in cup holder is of course standard. Price is $149.95.

We are sinking!

We are sinking!

Berlitz demonstrates the importance of learning languages with this fun clip courtesy of a trainee German coastguard. It’s just over 3MB so please be patient with the download… but it’s worth the wait! Berlitz is a leader in effective language instruction, whether for business or personal enrichment, not to mention being responsible for the world’s […]