November 6, 2008
Have you ever wanted to stay in a hotel where everything is made of ice? Every year Hotel de Glace melts away in the summer and is rebuilt with a new theme for the winter! The ambient temperature varies only by a few degrees between -3°C and -5°C, no matter the outside temperature. Rooms are available the first week of January through the last week of march, and is located at Quebec City, Canada. See more photos.
September 20, 2007
Have a vintage American muscle car in sweet (and running) condition? Not only are you one lucky bastard, but you are also eligible to participate in Muscle Car 1000 – the only event of its kind. This October, the third annual Muscle Car 1000 will bring together 30 automotive aficionados as they share six days of once-in-a-lifetime performance driving and luxury living experiences.
This year’s event, which runs October 7 through 11, will take participants from San Diego to Beverly Hills, in a roundabout way that will cover 1000 miles (hence the name). Highlights include:
- Exhibition drag racing aboard an aircraft carrier (never-before done)
- Putting muscle cars to the test on the track (California Speedway)
- Dining at Spago and famous winemakers
- A closing gala at the Playboy Mansion (think they’ll serve hasenpfeffer?)
The price: $5,950 covers each participant + 1 guest. (Gas is extra.) But this year’s Muscle Car 1000 has been sold out since January. So if you want to get in for 2008, check out their website NOW. More information and pictures.
July 11, 2007
Do you want to experience the thrill of air to air combat, but don’t want the risk of being shot down? Air Combat USA has a solution for you. For only $1,200 they will instruct you on basic air combat maneuvers then allow you to fly 90% of a simulated combat mission with 6 dogfights. Electronic tracking is used to emulate real combat. No pilots license or flying experience is required.
June 21, 2007
Well it finally happened, the world is just starting to see the introduction of the space tourism industry. Now there are two company’s that have started to show their strong dedication to the future of space tourism, Virgin Galactic and EADS. Virgin Galactic is just getting started but in my opinion the new the heavyweight in this new industry is going to be the EADS (European Space Agency). The EADS will hopefully start offering trips in 2012 on their new rocket/plane designed craft. The vehicle will use normal jet engines to initially take off form a conventional airport, once at 12km above the earth’s surface a rocket engine will push the craft straight up for eighty seconds, resulting in the ability to carry passengers above 100km above the surface. The entire flight will only allow a three to five minutes of weightlessness but will give the passenger an amazing view during the entire ride. The entire experience is expected to cost 200,00 euros which compared to current prices for space flight is an incredible bargain. Hopefully with more competition this industry will grow even larger and drive cost down enough to allow the common person to afford a trip into space.
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