Winter is the perfect season for a trip to the warmth and sunshine of L.A.’s celebrity beachside hideaway of Malibu. And now that you can rent Pam Anderson’s villa on the sand, you can see it like only the superstars do. As long as Tommy Lee doesn’t show up looking to take your lady for a boat ride, it should be an incredible luxury getaway.
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See Colombia like a kingpin. No bodyguards needed. Excursionist offers a unique two-week tour focused on Colombia’s top exports: coffee, coca, and gold. From your luxury houseboat on the reefs you can speed ashore to visit Pablo Escobar’s family, tour jungle coffee groves, and view one of the largest gold collections in the world.
You have to already be a Ferrari owner to get into the brand’s new Winter Driving Experience course in Aspen, Colorado. If you happen to fit that profile, you’ll get to test out the handling of Ferrari’s new 4-wheel drive FF on a track made of ice and snow. And since nobody who buys the FF will actually take it out in the snow, this slick, 2-day driving program really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
You better hope this room is up to your girl’s standards because once your spaceship arrives at the Russian space hotel—opening in 2016—it’s a long trip back. And it could get a bit boring in this little pod, but remember, in the weightlessness of space, you can sleep vertically or horizontally. Surely you can think of some “experiments” to conduct up there.
If you don’t pass out or vomit on the elevator ride up, you’ve probably got what it takes to strap in and hang out on the edge of Toronto’s CN tower—over 1100 feet off the ground. What’s 1100? Well, the Statue of Liberty is 155-feet tall, the deck of Seattle’s Space Needle is 520. Still want to go up and dangle?
Beer is pretty much a go anywhere, everywhere, every day. This we know. But now, the beer aficionados at Thirsty Swagman have developed a beer tour making even space travel fun. They fly you 62 miles up and then crack beers on the spaceship. That’s right, sign up for their incredible $95K tour and you can drink a brew in Zero Gravity.
The cost of space travel is going down, so are you going up? At $95,000 a ticket, a 2.5-hour suborbital flight on the XCOR Aerospace Lynx is less than half the cost of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tours. The Lynx is a rocket-powered space plane blasting passengers 38-miles above the earth at subsonic speeds.
Tough Mudder is billed as IronMan meets Burning Man. If you think you’ll be running a desert marathon on acid, you’re a little off. What it really means is that you’ll be pushing your sorry carcass to the limits in an adventure-obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces. It’s not a race; it’s a physical challenge testing you like never before. And it’s coming soon, to a city near you.
In the mythology of men’s dream trips, few adventures match the mystery and freedom of a motorcycle journey through scenic byways of a foreign land. Indulge yourself for a moment: imagine ripping a 1000-cc Ducati Monster down a winding road on France’s Cote d’Azur. Columbus International specializes in Ducati bike tours in southern France. Let them help you check one off your bucket list.
Some people are perfectly happy with a vacation involving nothing but loafing and cocktails. Others of us prefer something a bit more adventurous than Sandals or Disney—a trip where no Starbucks can be found. Where we sweat and see new things. Veteran adventure outfitter, Abercrombie & Kent, have the trips we’re looking for. Does dogsledding in the Scandinavian Arctic or a camel safari through Kenya sound better than “the world’s biggest buffet”? A&K’s 15 custom adventure-travel trips are sure to offer you something unexpected & amazing.