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Quebec's Magical Ice Hotel. Have you ever wanted to stay at an ice hotel?

Quebec's Magical Ice Hotel

Hotel de Glace is a one-of-a-kind hotel located just ten minutes outside of Quebec City, Canada. It's truly unique because it doesn't look the same as it did the year before it. That's because it's made out of 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice! The hotel is rebuilt every year with a new design, which only takes about a month, with the help of 60 workers. Hotel de Glace contains 36 rooms with furniture completely made of ice. Hotel de Glace will be open this year from January 6th until March 25th, 2012. Hotel De Glace Website via [Inhabitant] The Ubud Hotel & Resort in Bali With Infinity Pool. Everyone has at least heard about Bali.

The Ubud Hotel & Resort in Bali With Infinity Pool

Even though not everyone knows where this island is located, we all know that it has breathtaking landscape and luxurious hotels. The truth is that Bali is a small island in Indonesia and it’s a truly magical place. One of the most impressive hotels there is the Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel. The hotel is mostly known for its multi-level infinity pools. Four days in Ubud: Beyond Eat, Pray, Love. It’s impossible these days to think about Ubud - Bali's cultural heart - without also considering the enormous success of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.

Four days in Ubud: Beyond Eat, Pray, Love

While you’ll find no shortage of local travel companies promoting EPL ‘experiences’, there’s more to Ubud than spirituality, rice paddies and fortune telling medicine men. Unless you have the luxury of endless time, you might find that a trip to Bali can only include a few days in Ubud. For that purpose, here are some handy suggestions for activities during a four day stay in this breathtaking location. Getting there and settling in: If travelling directly from the airport, make sure you use an official metered cab.

Day one: getting the feel of the place The most touristy part of Ubud can be found at Monkey Forest Rd, where touts and hawkers line the streets offering transport or entry into their stores. Head to the Sacred Monkey Forest at the end of Monkey Forest Rd. Lake Superior circle tour. A Superior Road Trip By Barbara Morrow JUST AS THE SUN begins to light the sky, I sneak out of Naniboujou Lodge, a Depression-era hunting lodge-turned-inn along Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota.

Lake Superior circle tour

Before another day of driving beside the world’s largest freshwater lake and its rocky shore, I want an up-close look. I head down the broad lawn dotted with Adirondack chairs and start walking on a beach of lake-smoothed stones, empty as far as I can see. West Virginia Luxury Resort, Casino, Golf Club & Spa. Alaska Cruise by Ivan Meljac. JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort and Spa. Vibrant and serene, bold and enchanting, the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa embraces the future and welcomes the next generation of guests into its harmonious blend of modern luxury and storied history.

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort and Spa

Our Scottsdale resort pulses with a spirit of adventure, whether you are playing one of our 2 championship golf courses; relaxing in our award-winning spa; or enjoying endless outdoor recreation, including swimming, hiking, and biking. Our breathtaking 125-acre campus beneath Mummy Mountain features casita rooms brimming with luxury, and an indulgence of fine cuisine at our six restaurants, including the famed BLT Steak. Our resort’s high-tech meeting and event rooms, outdoor venues and private dining rooms provide cozy spaces for large groups or intimate soirees. Free high-speed Wi-Fi in public spaces, an outdoor heated pool and complimentary classes in our state-of-the-art fitness center will leave guests with the thought of “In all the world, only one ...”

Walking Tour of Le Marais, Paris. Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis. The aurora was named after the Roman goddess of dawn, and was long thought to be produced by sunlight reflected from polar snow and ice, or refracted light much like rainbows.

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

The University of Alaska is but one of many facilities where research still continues into the phenomenon, but so far, research seems to indicate that the aurora is caused by radiation emitted as light from atoms in the upper atmosphere as they are hit by fast-moving electrons and protons. In other words, energy particles from the sun collide with the Earth’s magnetic field. The kind of atom determines the color. It also appears that the sun has an influence: auroras become brighter, more distinctive, and are spread over a larger area two days after intense solar activity. Two days is the time it takes the "solar wind" to arrive. “We are at the solar minimum. Lummerzheim said that 2008-2009 was the second winter in a row the aurora had been “quiet.” Back to Top Some tour companies offer Aurora viewing.