If you always wanted to fly a fighter jet but couldn’t find one on Craigslist, Air Combat USA can help. They offer tours that put you in the cockpit of a Marchetti SF260 fighter jet for an afternoon of aerial combat. Instructor pilots back you up as you pull gut-twisting G-forces & acrobatic maneuvers. Cameras mounted to the plane catch your flight from multiple angles for the souvenir video. Locations nationwide.
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The big playoff game. The concert of a lifetime. Instead of sitting there in those sticky, uncomfortable seats with the normals, SuiteHop is a new service that lets you book luxury suites & executive boxes at venues for one-off games and concerts instead of booking for the whole season. Yes, the Superbowl is sold out.
Luxury hotel & resort chain Four Seasons will soon be offering private jet tours aboard a Boeing 757 they’ve converted into a 52-passenger flying hotel hopper. The plane has comfy, lay-flat leather beds & chef-prepared meals & it will take you to the Four Seasons resort of your choice, anywhere in the world.
Instead of another tourist trap, go explore the Scottish highlands instead. While you’re there, rent out the Beer Moth. It’s a unique accommodation to say the least: a 1954 Commer Service truck converted into a hotel on wheels that can be moved all around the expansive estate grounds of Inshriach House near Inverness, Scotland. via
Oliver’s Travels specializes in luxury escapes & they’re billing their new romantic underwater getaway aboard the Lovers Deep as the Mile Low Club—a play on the Mile High Club. Calling it the Sexual Submarine aka SexSub would be better for PR but anyway. Customers can dispatch the luxury sub to anywhere in the world, arrange helicopter drop-off and go deeper than ever before.
Ninjas will be coming in by the boatload to visit the new indoor throwing star range opening in Kentucky this Spring. With a state-of-the-art facility that can accommodate a 20-man ninjafest and a pro shop that sells over 500 types of Shurikens, this will be the place where your decades of training will finally serve its purpose.
If you want to spend the night in a real Star Wars set, you don’t have to fly all the way out to the desert planet of Tatooine. The setting used for Luke Skywalker’s subterranean home in the movie is actually a real hotel carved into the cliffs of Matmata, Tunisia. Now go look for Tunisia on the map & if you still have your costume from ComicCon, pack it up & go. Photo credit Scott Roberts.
Innovation isn’t usually a word associated with air travel but British Airways is introducing a smart new travel product right on time. They’ve teamed up with Designworks studio to create an electronic bag tag you can track with your smartphone thus eliminating the need for a paper tag for every flight. Instead a new bar code is generated for your tag, which you swipe with your phone for easy, live-tracking. The new tag debuts on flights next month.
The Cabin In The Woods was one strange and awesome film. As far as twisted horror goes, it was no Human Centipede but then again, Universal Studios is never going to make that into a theme park attraction. They are however creating a replica of the Cabin In The Woods and they’re not leaving out a single detail. Even the forest will be real. Visitors will be able to tour the cabin and cube cells to get that deep creep out. The Cabin opens in September & will run through Halloween. via
Nobody else wants you to go but you should. Forget about the “missing” journalists and mandatory curfews, North Korea is going to be great. The intrepid guides at Young Pioneer Tours will take you there and back with experienced western guides on all kinds of trips where they handle the details and you soak up the scenery in a place few dare to tread. Ever considered a North Korean fishing trip?