For the first time in 30 years, the retired ocean-liner "Queen Mary", now known as the Long Beach hotel, will be renting out it's famous haunted cabin.
The ship turned hotel announced that it will begin renting out the room that has been featured on the SyFy Channel's "Ghost Hunters" for as low as $499 a night.
"The last time the room was occupied by a guest was in the 1980s. For decades we've had thousands of visitors request to occupy the room, and after 30 years, we are excited to once again extend the offer to our guests." -Stephen Sowards, general manager of the Queen Mary
Paranormal activity has been reported in the cabin as far back as 1967. Guests staying in the room reported lights and water faucets turning on and off by themselves, as well as covers being removed from guests while they sleep. Some even reported that they wake up to see a dark figure standing next to the bed.
The Queen Mary said the room comes with standard hotel amenities, as well as a chest containing items that include a Ouija board, tarot cards, a crystal ball and other ghost-hunting equipment.
Every year since 1989, the IceHotel has been redesigned and rebuilt in the village of Jukkasjarvi next to the shores of the Torne River.
The 28th version of the hotel has just opened for winter and the whole thing is mind blowing. This year, the artists used 30,000 cubic meters of snow and ice and 500 tons of clear natural ice for glass.
A total of 36 artists from 17 different countries around the world were chosen to help design and build this year’s hotel, which opened on December 15.
It also features 35 uniquely designed deluxe suites, an ice ceremony hall and a brand new frozen playground for children. Also for the younger guests, a creative snow park has been sectioned off from the rest of the hotel where children can make snow angels, build mini ice hotels and even carve their own designs into a special snow fortress.
Dorset-based sculptor and taxidermist Lisa Lindqvist has created another suite called A Wandering Cloud, which features a huge ice-carved cloud hanging over the frozen bed.
I remember the excitement I had as a child, going to the local library and checking out a gazillion books for free. There is just nothing like the quiet and calm energy a library provides for you to read your favorite book.
China's has taken this experience to a whole new level with their new library in Tianjin. Made up of 34,200 square feet of glass, the Tianjin Binhai Public Library is 5 stories tall. The building was designed to have three different areas of interaction; the think zone, the watch zone and the interact zone.
The atrium of the library looks like one giant 3D eyeball that's staring out at you. The eye acts as the main focal point that draws people into the center of the library.
A visitor can hang out in the auditorium or the ground floor reading area. They can also visit the first and second floors, which have a mind blowing amount of books to choose from.
MVRV designed the library to have a cave-life motif that gives readers the impression that the bookshelves never end. Not only is it a beautiful design, it is also for a very useful reason. The shelves also act as stairs and give the reader some where to sit and enjoy their book.
The design will really leave you wondering if you have to climb the walls to get to the book you are after. Fortunately, it's all an illusion created by the superb design.
The only thing more fun than drinking outside, is drinking outside on a rooftop overlooking amazing scenery. When the weather is right, it can make for a one of a kind experience. Below you will find 5 of the most stunning rooftop bars from all over the world.
1. The American Bar - Innsbruck, Austria
Located on top of the Penz Hotel, you will be able to drink while enjoying panoramic views of the Alps. Order from a list of specialty cocktails or have one of their skilled bartenders make a personalized drink just for you.
2. Vue Bar - Shanghai, China
Located on the 32nd and 33rd floor of the Hyatt on the Bund, this bar offers guests views of the Huangpu River and the Pudong Skyline. You will have the option to relax on a daybed or take a dip in the marble whirlpool.
3. Sky Bar - Bangkok, Thailand
Located on the 63rd floor of the Lebua at State Tower Hotel, the Sky Bar allows you to party 820 feet in the air. You will get to order your drinks from a LED lit bar that changes color every 30 minutes. The bar made a cameo in the movie The Hangover II and their signature drink is the Hangovertini.
4. CU-BA - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Located on top of the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, CU-BA will give you a little taste of Havana. You will be able to relax in a private cabana while overlooking the Dubai River. The bar also has a 82 foot long swimming pool, just in case you are in the mood for a swim.
5. Mama Shelter - Los Angeles, California
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Mama Shelter is rooftop bar that has a more laid back atmosphere. The bar gives you views of the Hollywood sign and other iconic landmarks. You will also get to order your drinks from a Hollywood themed menu that includes drinks like "How I Met Your Mother" and "Momma Mia!".
The first bungee jump was made in 1970. Since then, adrenaline junkies have been trying to find more extreme places to take their leaps from. Here are 5 of the craziest locations from around the world where you can take that rushing leap.
1. Macau Tower - China
If you jump from the Macau tower, you will be jumping from the tallest commercial bungee jump spot in the world. The tower is an astounding 764 feet. The cost of the jump will run you about $3500 with the option to pay more for video and pictures.
2. Bloukrans Bridge - South Africa
Measuring 708 feet tall, the Bloukrans Bridge is the highest bungee from a bridge in the world. The jump will only run you about 70 dollars or 990 South African Rand. You also get the option of getting photos and videos for an extra price.
3. Europabrucke Bridge - Austria
With a view of the Alps, you can jump from the Europabrucke Bridge from 630 feet in the air. The bridge is on route from Austria to Italy and spans the Sill River. The jump will cost you about $200.
4. Niouc Bridge - Switzerland
The Niouc Bridge is home of the highest bungee jump from a suspended bridge. You will be plummeting from 623 feet high for a shaky and thrilling experience. The cost of the jump is around $210 for one person.
5. Contra Dam - Switzerland
Contra Dam was featured in the opening scene of "Golden Eye" when Bond made a leap it. The dam measures 721 feet high and is the most famous bungee spot in the world. It will cost you about $200 to make the jump.
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