Travel

Old Fort Turned Luxury Hotel

Originally built between 1867 and 1880 as a first line of defense from a possible French invasion, No Man’s Fort is located on a man-made island on the river that separates the Isle of Wight from England. After two years of renovation, just one of 3 by Amazing Venues, the historic sea fort has been transformed into a posh, modern hotel.


Godzilla Hotel

To commemorate one of their country’s greatest contributions to pop culture, Japan names Godzilla tourism ambassador for the city’s Shinjuku ward. Apart from a real-scale head of the city-destroying monster displayed on the balcony of a commercial complex at the Kabukicho shopping district in Tokyo, the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku is also dedicating some suites in its hotel in honor of the momentous occasion.


Art in Island Interactive 3D Art Exhibition

Merging the viewer into the artwork, a Philippine art museum’s Art in Island 3D exhibit not only encourages visitors to look at the works but to actually become part of them. The museum’s secretary, Blyth Cambaya, confirms, “Here, art paintings are not complete if you are not with them, if you don’t take pictures with them.”


Takhini Hot Springs’ Frozen Hair Contest

Canada’s historical hot springs site, Takhini Hot Springs, has been hosting tourists and even the US Army, from as far back as the 1940s. Its two indoor pools are a favorite for usual temperature-defying events, such as February’s Hair Freezing Contest. When the temperature plummets to -30 degrees Celsius, participants’ hair can freeze in a mere 60 seconds.


American Vintage Cars Turned Into Taxis in Cuba

Thomas Mcinicke offers classic car enthusiasts some eye candy care of a little country called Cuba in his new series Havanna Cabs. The German photojournalist captured aerial photos of the vintage cars with their gleaming exteriors and old school characters that harkens back to the heavy U.S. influence dating back five decades ago.


Secret Door Leads to Speakeasy

In China, a hidden door provides the only separation to the ultimate juxtaposition between light and dark and lunch or spirits in Flask and The Press. No one is the wiser as the vintage Coca Cola vending machine leading to the hidden lounge doesn’t look particularly out of place against the wall of The Press sandwich shop and this is exactly what makes Flask different amid the number of speakeasy-themed bars sprouting around the area.