Nestled along the central Oregon coast, on Nye Beach in the town of Newport, rests a 21-room inn for world-weary travelers and journeymen looking to relax and read. And could there be a greater milieu for curling up with a book than with the Pacific Ocean at your doorstep? While this tranquil setting may sound like an ideal escape from the noisy world—a silent respite, if you will—it is, in fact, almost always accentuated with lively conversation. This is the Sylvia Beach Hotel.
Tucked away in a Norwegian forest, the incredible Woodnest cabins take the term “treehouse” to a new level. These tiny, self-supported cabins are the ultimate private getaway. The two Woodnest cabins are located deep in the forest of Odda, Norway. Each cabin sits in a single tree and is attached to the trunk with a steel collar about 15-20 feet off the ground.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world or how you celebrate. A stunning winter scene can always brighten up the darkest and coldest months. Need ideas for picturesque winter wonderlands to check out? From Québec City to Harbin, here’s a collection of our favorite winter destinations!
Do you want to enjoy Canadian history and explore the great outdoors? If so, Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park, is the perfect place to visit. The park was born in 1883 when three railway workers discovered a natural hot spring in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park started as a 26 square kilometer hot spring reserve. Since then, it’s grown to a 6,641 square kilometer park that millions of people visit each year.
To spread some extra holiday cheer this year, Finnair, Santa’s official airline, is using virtual reality to offer eight “flights” to Santa’s hometown of Rovaniemi, Finland. This will be Finnair’s first-ever virtual flight experience. Starting on December 25, Finnair’s virtual reality flights will be available for just €10 ($12) per person. All of the flights’ profits will go to a fund created by UNICEF, which will help children who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.
Are you ready for the ultimate outdoor winter adventure? 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, Colorado, has everything you need.
Those who love visiting and exploring small towns are in for a treat when they arrive in Whittier, Alaska. This small, remote town is located 60 miles south of Anchorage. It’s commonly referred to as the “town under one roof.” Whittier is home to only about 217 people, making it one of the country’s smallest towns.
It’s not hard to know when you’ve arrived in Monticello, a small town in Southeastern Utah located 54 miles south of Moab. As you travel along U.S. Highway 191, you’ll find yourself surrounded by gorgeous red rock formations. Continue on this journey long enough, and you’ll also see an incredible 5,000 square foot home carved directly into a rock.
Under Lucky Stars recently released a new map to the stars. This guide is perfect for amateur astronomers who want to learn about the best places in the U.S. where they can take in the beauty of the stars. It also provides insight into the country’s best national parks based on their stargazing opportunities.
Are you looking to plan a fun trip to take your mind off things this year? If so, Pioneertown, California, is the perfect location. Hop in the car and head on down to the Pioneertown Motel!