You’re thinking, escape to Detroit?. If you’re a car fan or history buff it should be on your list. Ford’s Rouge Factory Tour gives visitors an up-close look at the operations of a real, working auto plant. Upon completion in 1928, the Rouge was the largest manufacturing facility in the world. It’s come down in size since then, but its importance to the history of modern manufacturing remains goliath. To enhance your Detroit experience, pair with the Woodward Dream Cruise – a bacchanalian event for gear heads – and a day at the Henry Ford Museum. The Motor City lives on!
You and your better half won’t be leaving the bedroom as long as Tricky’s Maxinquaye spins in the background. The trip hop classic’s two-disc deluxe edition includes digitally remastered original tracks, B-sides and previously unreleased material. Though great for late night romps, its sonic production is experienced best through a nice pair of phones.
Be the first to carry the Winter Game torch with Sega’s Vancouver 2010 in your XBox or PS3. Feel the adrenaline as you carve the slopes, careen the luge and coast the ski jump in 14 of the Olympic’s premium events. Connect your system to the net and compete for the gold against others worldwide. Let the games begin!
You can’t stop staring at it, can you? The hand-built, Danish-designed Zenovo ST1 is pure sex from bumper to bumper. Unfortunately, you must be one of the 15 selected owners to enjoy watching the needle pass 60 in three seconds. The V8 engine produces 1104 horse on its way to 233 MPH. Thankfully, staring at it is still a treat.
Any day of the week, you can grab a map of the stars and tour Beverly Hills, but for something a little edgier – try South Central. Unless you have dope street skills (and even then it’s not a good idea), I wouldn’t cruise through alone. Welcome, LA Gang Tour. Board a charter bus for a first hand look at the neighborhoods that spawned the most dangerous gang territory in America. Your tour guide has plenty of inner-city experience and will immerse you in this forbidden culture. Luckily, a cease fire agreement was made by the tour’s creator; however, you still must sign a waiver relinquishing responsibility should you get caught in cross-fire.
Data storage marries reclaimed fallen hardwood from the forests of Berkshire England. Opposites do attract. Housing up to 2GB, Flashsticks Wood USB Pen Drive is a breath of fresh air for those with computer storage needs and a penchant toward conservation.
Adaptive reuse – always amazing. Recycled Cassette Tape Neckties are woven from 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored thread. Available in three colors, each tie is hand crafted on a antique loom in New England. Check out this production process.