I just got back from a Western Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas and Wow! What an amazing ship!! A few of the many really cool ship highlights are the FloRider, Ice Skating Rink, Rock Climbing wall, Royal Promenade and 9-hole miniature golf course. The FloRider is one of the coolest ship highlights and it’s not only fun for the riders but for the spectators as well. This video will sum up why.
The Ice Hotel in Sweden is 6,000 square feet of ice and snow making it the biggest ice hotel in the world. The beds of the hotels are specially made of snow, ice and reindeer skins. Guests sleep on these beds in a thermal sleeping bag to keep warm. The hotel is rebuilt every winter after it melts. Each time the hotel is rebuilt they make changes to it. The hotel is open for 3 months out of the year.
The Neptune Festival Sand Sculptures of Virginia Beach is an annual festival. The festival is 10 days long and includes sport competitions, arts and crafts,the King Neptune’s Grand Parade and the sand sculpture competition. Here is a video displaying some of the finished sculptures.
Now you can rent out a small version of a luxury hotel room inside select airports. The Yotel can be booked hourly or overnight. It’s basically a mini luxury hotel room that is located in the terminal buildings at London’s Heathrow’s Terminal 4 and London Gatwick’s South Terminal. Amsterdam Schilphol has one as well. Each Yotel is within a few minutes walking distance from check in, arrivals and other terminals.
There are 3 types of rooms available:
You can see more details about each cabin on the Yotel.com website. These rooms are great for taking a quick nap in between flights, refreshing your self, catching up on some work or just to relax and watch some TV.
Here is a review from a guest who stayed in the Heathrow Yotel.
The Indoor Ski Resort is located in the Dubai Emirates Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. Ski Dubai was built in December of 2005 and it is the world’s third largest indoor ski slope. How large? It measures 400 meters and uses 6000 tons of snow. The temperature of -1 degrees C during the day and -6 degrees during the night when the snow is produced is monitored by a very efficient insulation system. See the video below for a tour of inside the resort.
Sultan palaces, Buddhist Temples, miles and miles of rice fields and beautiful mountain views can be found here. Yogyakarta is located on the island of Java and is one of teh oldest towns in Indonesia.
The Prambanan Temple
2. Bimini Islands, Bahamas
Located in the Out Islands are North Bimini and South Bimini. They used to be popular outposts for rum runners. Bimini offers scuba diving and snorkeling over the mysterious Bimini Road that is believed to be built by the Atlantis engineers. Take a kayak out to the Fountain of Youth and you might even see some Atlantic spotted dolphins.
The Blue Hole is a great scuba diving spot in Belize. This geographical phenomena is located approximately 60 miles off the coast of Belize City. The Blue Hole was formed during past ice ages and is now part of the Lighthouse Reef System. There are quite a few other blue holes in the world as well. Here are some pictures of the marine life that thrives in The Blue Hole in Belize: http://www.news-world.us/pics/2009/03/24/the-great-blue-hole-in-belize/