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Italy's Starlight Room Is a Cabin on Top of a Mountain

Italy's Starlight Room Is a Cabin on Top of a Mountain

There's nothing quite like a vacation in one of the more remote parts of Italy, but if you want something completely off the beaten path and you like spending time on the slopes, there's nothing better than The Starlight Room. Situated in the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo, Ita...

Orient Watches

Orient Watches

The Orient Watch Company has been crafting fine watches for more than 60 years. And in those years, they’ve picked up a few things about timeless style. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you purchase one of their watches. Each Orient watch pairs a classic face with either an elegant leather band or a do-everything rubber strap. When crazy digital faces and neon NATO straps are bit too much, and you lean a bit more Don Draper, the Orient Watch Company has you covered.

The Skyslide Is a Glass Slide on an LA Skyscraper

The Skyslide Is a Glass Slide on an LA Skyscraper

Those who were excited by London's Sky Pool but felt a need for speed should take a trip to Los Angeles this spring. Opening on March 18, the OUE Skyspace LA will be the state's highest open-air observation deck, standing 1,000 feet off the ground. And while taking in the view i...

Commercial Flights to Cuba Are Coming by the Fall

Commercial Flights to Cuba Are Coming by the Fall

Your Cohiba-filled dreams are about to come true. This past Tuesday, the Unites States and Cuba signed a deal that will restore commercial flights to the island, with the return of said flights coming by the fall. It's the first time in five decades that commercial flights wil...

Van Gogh's Bedroom Is Available for Rent on Airbnb

Van Gogh's Bedroom Is Available for Rent on Airbnb

If you were to pick the most famous bedroom in history, it probably wouldn't be something from an episode of MTV Cribs. More likely than not, it's the one that the crazy, troubled and brilliant artist Vincent van Gogh lived in and painted near the end of the 19th century. The thr...

A George Costanza-Themed Bar Just Opened

A George Costanza-Themed Bar Just Opened

How do you honor the man who saved a beached whale from a golf ball-filled blowhole? How do you show you appreciate the guy ballsy enough to eat a Snickers bar at work with a fork and knife? How about dedicating a bar to him? That's right, everyone's favorite large walleted Sei...

The Best Breweries in America Road Trip

The Best Breweries in America Road Trip

Unless you have a ton of free time, plenty of disposable income, and a spare liver resting in your trunk, you probably aren't going to complete this road trip in one go. That said, if you did want to pull off the most epic brewtrip of all time, this is it. FlowingData used Rate...

Mad Max Wasteland Festival

Mad Max Wasteland Festival

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the world of Mad Max? Wonder no more because it's a legitimate possibility. Wasteland Weekend is a yearly gathering that took place last weekend and blends the world of Mad Max with Burning Man. Dubbed "The World's Largest P...

Relieve Your Stress in the Rage Room

Relieve Your Stress in the Rage Room

Boss hit you with shit-ton of work right before 5? Have more errands to run than you can handle? Get a little relief with some time in the Rage Room, a new space in Toronto's Battle Sports Facility. You don some protective gear and spend half an hour taking a baseball bat to a me...

Tye Haus A-Frame Cabin

Tye Haus A-Frame Cabin

We'd guess 50% of our Instagram feed is dedicated to adventure porn, and it's making us want to ditch these keyboards and get out a bit more. First stop: Tye Haus. The A-frame cabin is nestled in the trees outside Skykomish, Washington, and sleeps six. Besides being a stunning 1,...

The Minimal Japanese Airport Terminal

The Minimal Japanese Airport Terminal

If you're flying to Tokyo, it doesn't matter if you land at Haneda or Narita, both can be fairly chaotic. However, perhaps there's a bit of hope for the latter thanks to the work of Nikken Sekkei, a Japanese architecture studio. The team redid one of the terminals for about hal...

Stay in a Medievel Tent at Leeds Castle

Stay in a Medievel Tent at Leeds Castle

You might not have to wake in the morning to stretch before your jousting match, but if you want a bit of a medieval experience—albeit a much swankier one—consider staying on the grounds of Leeds Castle. You can choose between eight striped tents that sit outside the castle, ...

A Map of Literature's Most Epic Road Trips

A Map of Literature's Most Epic Road Trips

There's an underlying theme of transformation when it comes to the great American road trip. That's why it makes such a great vehicle for wisdom and change in literature. The team over at Atlas Obscura are helping you recreate some of the epic journeys from your favorite reads ...