Ten Bizarre Restaurants to Eat in Before you Die | AnyTrip Blog Whether it’s sipping lattes in a treehouse or devouring seafood at the bottom of the ocean, dining at these bizarre restaurants deserves a spot on your “Things to do before I die” list. If you’ve got a penchant for eating in eye-popping circumstances, keep an eye out for these restos on your travels… 1. Ithaa Restaurant, Indian Ocean No, it’s not a typo, the Ithaa (translation: pearl) is totally underwater and can comfortably seat 14 diners in a transparent acrylic bubble that allows you to have a 270° panoramic view of the ocean life all around you. Offshore from Rangalifinolhu island in the Maldives, this expensive and exclusive dining experience is located by a tunnel from the shoreline Conrad Maldives that leads you down five metres below sea level. 2. Even some of the Modern Toilet ‘s tables are glass-topped bathtubs and the dishes are served in tureens that resemble mini-toilet bowls. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Interested in more food travel? Words: Lela Lake
How to take a broke-ass road trip There’s a saying that goes, ‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco’. It’s credited to Mark Twain, but that’s a lie; nobody really knows who said it. I wish I had. You know what else I wish I had? A friggin’ car! 1. (I know I just complained about not having a car, but I’m actually tied to my desk right now, so just look at my car reference before as a metaphor for ‘the freedom to not be at my damn desk’.) 2. If you don’t have wheels but aren’t too keen on riding with random strangers, you can always rent a car. 3. Still on the car-less theme, if you use Zipcar or one of the countless smaller local versions of car sharing, you can take a vehicle for multiple days at a time. 4. Don’t wanna spend too much loot on food while traveling? 5. You read Lonely Planet, so you know the drill, but just in case you don’t, I’ll break it down for you. 6. If you wanna save money on a road trip, don’t go to Disneyland, or any other theme park for that matter. 7. 8.
The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler Update: Visit the 2012 version of The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet I hope that everyone who attended my SXSW Core Conversation panel on How to Make Money Traveling Around the World enjoyed the presentation. As promised, I have a listing of my top 20 favorite travel websites (in no particular order). I’m still working on my eBook “70 Vacations in 7 Months“. The Top 20! Couch Surfing Hands down my favorite travel website on the internet. Travellers Point Travellerspoint is a small travel community that features expert travel advice. Momondo How can a Danish aggregator feature cheaper flights within the U.S, than any American flight aggregator? Escape The City Escape the City is a new website that continues to grow like wildfire. Hostel World My go to site for anything related to hostels. Trip-it I build almost all of my travel itineraries through Trip-it. AirBnB Airbnb is great for people who enjoy a finer lodging experience. Flyer Talk Sleeping in Airports Seat Guru Travel Finances Flickr
Fairytale Destinations Is it a dream or is it for real? These places will make you wonder whether you step into the land of magic and fantasy or still firmly stand on the ground. With unearthly nature, unreal landscapes or fairy tale architecture, these destinations will take you far away from your humdrum reality. Picturesque Colmar in France, considered the most beautiful city in Europe, looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. As if being the wine capital was not enough, Colmar, with its pretty squares, fountains and canals, is also called the "little Venice" (la Petite Venise). The Lord of the Rings' scenery of Faroe Islands truly makes you believe the archipelago is inhabited by hobbits and elves. Saksun, Faroe Islands. Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany in autumn. It is not a sugary Disneyland construction, although it looks like a fairy tale palace occupied by some capricious princess. If there was a fairy tale about the enchanted land of clay, its setting would look like Cappadocia.
Best Places to Camp in Big Sur We have been to Big Sur twice and both trips were over the Thanksgiving holiday. Visiting during this time of year can mean gorgeous sunsets, uncrowded hikes, mild weather during the day and slightly lower temperatures at night. During our first Big Sur camping trip, we encountered some rainy conditions, but all in all, it wasn’t too cold to camp. This year we were graced with temperatures in the high sixties, without a cloud in the sky. The following is a list of a few of our favorite places to camp in Big Sur. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is not to be confused with Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which only has two campsites, but sits on the bluff right above McWay Falls. There are lots of hikes available in and around Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park including Pheiffer Falls, a hike through giant redwoods to a 60-foot waterfall. Kirk Creek Campground Kirk Creek will always be one of our favorite campgrounds in Big Sur. Fernwood Resort Andrew Molera State Park
Private Islands | Iglucruise.com Ever wondered how to own your own private island? With many of major cruise lines now owning their own white sandy beaches in the Caribbean here is a look into how we can own our own paradise too. Iglucruise is a award winning UK based cruise travel agency providing cruises from Southampton and great cruise deals to the Caribbean and Mediterranean Cruises. © Copyright Iglucruise 2010+ Small (600px width) <p><a href=" src=" border="0" alt="Private Islands /></a></p><p>Infographic by <a href=" Large (900px width) <p><a href=" src=" border="0" alt="Private Islands Infographic by /></a><a href="
Europe's great cities on the cheap Last updated 11:38 20/09/2012 TAKE THE PLUNGE: Europe's most popular cities are also among its most expensive, but it is possible to do them on the cheap. Europe's cities have a wealth of historical and cultural and riches-but that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune. London HOTELS: Tune hotels (www.tunehotels.com), the hotel arm of budget airline Air Asia X offers dirt-cheap London lodgings from £35 ($A54). FOOD: London can be an expensive place to eat. THINGS TO DO: London is blessed with a multitude of free museums, art galleries and attractions. GETTING AROUND: Invest in an Oyster card ( and a good map, and keep in mind that sometimes it may be quicker to walk between stations than pay for the Tube. Paris HOTELS: Finding a budget bed in Paris is hard work, and you don't always get what you pay for. FOOD: Paris is the land of pastries and picnics, which should sustain you through breakfast and dinner. Rome Venice Vienna - Sydney Morning Herald
Destinations - Belize Tourism Board Locations can be found on a map. But only felt with the soul. From the deep Blue Hole to the wonders of the ancient Maya temples, each region of Belize offers a uniquely different experience. Explore the interactive map to discover highlights and hidden gems from each of our seven regions. Get ready to discover how to be, right here in Belize. Uncover Maya mystery in the North. Lamanai, in Northern Belize, is home to one of our largest Maya sites. Adventure is everywhere, out West. From Maya Temples, to zip-lining, to cave tubing, there's a lot going on in the Western District. See the sights of past and present. Check out the British Architecture and see the thriving city of today on the Central Coast. If it's done in the ocean, you can do it here. Do some kayaking, snorkeling, diving, saltwater fly-fishing, whale shark watching or just about any other "ing" that takes place in or around the ocean. A melting pot of culture and adventure. Great diving. You may never want to get out of the water.
7 Great American Road Trips for a Long Weekend We all know someone who has done it – hopped in the car, filled up the tank and took off on an epic road trip of days, weeks, or even months spent cruising the backroads and highways of America. They come back with inspiring tales of small towns, endless vistas, and the joy of the open road. But a trip like that takes time, time that many of us simply don’t have. Those of us who can’t get away to drive the length of the US always feel a twinge of jealousy and longing to feel that freedom. But with a slight adjustment of your mindset, you can enjoy the endless possibilities of a traditional road trip in just a few days. Whether you live close by or will be flying to and from your starting and ending points, here are some ideas to get you started planning your own great American road trip that can be done in three to five days. Eastern Seaboard With its small size, you can cover a lot of states in New England in a short amount of time. The Rust Belt San Francisco to Portland Overdone?