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?
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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.
If you want to experience the frozen beauty of Antarctica, you better hurry up. Science confirms our seventh continent is indeed slowly melting into the ocean. But before it goes, you can take the guided trip of a lifetime to this white desert to visit Emperor Penguins, mountains of ice and the exotic, far-flung corner of our planet where few have ever stood. Intriguing? Yes. Cold? Very.
Before you put your life on hold for three days to get sunburnt in the SoCal desert with tens of thousands of pill-popping poseurs, make sure there are at least a few bands you like playing at this year’s Coachella music festival. The official lineup was just released today. Check it. Kanye West? Tickets go on sale Friday.
Unlike many rock stars, guitar legend Eric Clapton survived addiction. Back in the 80s, he started helping others do the same by opening a rehab facility in the Virgin Islands. And now “Slow Hand” is auctioning off truckloads of his personal gear to help out his Crossroads Centre. In March, classic amplifiers and guitars will go up on the auction block. Imagine, you can own an axe he used in Derek & The Dominos or an amp he played on tour: that’s more amazing than a rock star recovery.
Deep in the shadowy pine forests of Harads, Sweden, a crew of esteemed architects & designers have created a unique hotel experience. The Treehotel features one-of-a-kind rooms suspended in trees, bringing guests closer to nature. Choose from the Bird’s Nest, the UFO, Mirror Cube or other cabin room designs. And yes, you’ll sleep like a log.