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Do yourself a favor this Valentine's Day and skip the expensive dinner, skip the diamond engagement ring. Instead, put airline tickets in the hands of your love, and give the gift of an experience. All this week, we'll be sharing a few of our own recommendations for some of the most romantic travel ideas in this world.
Idea #1: A night or two in a private pool villa, for skinny-dipping.
Now, skinny-dipping here and there doesn't make you a nudist, but it does impart some spontaneous edge and prove you're more than a little comfortable in your own skin. Sleep naked, and wake up before coffee by walking straight from bed into the deep end.
Unlike an overwater bungalow, the confines of a private pool ensure there'll be no sharks or jellyfish lurking below. Here's our three favorite hotels with villas whose pools are ultra-private:
According to the American Association of Nude Recreation (which apparently exists), many of the mental cues that tie us to our everyday cares slip away as the clothes come off.
And get this: Clothing-optional tourism is a $440-million-per-year industry, according to AANR, including everything from cruises, organized tours, and more than 250 resorts and clubs nationwide. Not surprising, there are twice as many male nudists as females, typically 35 years or older with a college education and a higher-than-average household income.
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Is that a wrench in your pocket or are you just happy to see this airplane?
That's a question for the 12 men chosen to star in the newest naughty calendar from Thai budget airline Nok Air.
Just as they recently partnered up with Playboy Thailand for a 2014 calendar of ladies, so too has the low-cost carrier done a deal with gay lifestyle magazine Attitude to produce a 2014 calendar of hot men.
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Taking a soak in a hot tub after a day on the slopes is a classic apres-ski activity, and while the modern whirlpool at the hotel will do the trick, many Colorado towns offer the option of going all natural in a mountain hot spring.
Now, to be fair, this is a double-edged sword. The hot springs are "natural," meaning that the heated water is coming from the ground, but the infrastructure is man-made, added to make it more accessible, such as handrails, stairs, concrete walkways, etc. This creates a fusion that lands somewhere between mountain and modern, and sometimes it works out better than others in terms of the atmosphere it creates. Some seem really phony (cough, Glenwood Hot Springs, cough), and others, like Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat, are really well done.
Though it's been a brutal winter so far, 'tis still the season for wacky urban stunts, from Santacon to Polar Bear Plunges, and one of the world's most rapidly spreading annual "flashmob"-type events is coming up this weekend.
We're talking about the No Pants Subway Ride, which Improv Everywhere began over a decade ago in New York, and which now has spread to include a whopping 59 cities, from Paris and Philadelphia to Beijing and Brisbane.
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So much for naked farmers, it's that time of the year when flight attendants strip off their suit jackets and snap photos for annual calendars.
Today, Ryanair announced the availability of their crew calendar for 2014, all proceeds from which go to charity. For 2014, that charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Ryanair calendar tradition goes back to 2008, and thus far the airline has managed to raise over 700,000 Euros in the six years.
The filming of the "making of" video and on-location shots took place in Ryanair's 55th base: Chania, Crete. Check it out:
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Welcome to "What Everyone's Buying," a new series on souvenirs, wherein we investigate what tourist trinkets are the hottest selling in hotspots around the world.
We've already told you about the popularity of the priest pin-up calendars in Rome, and those of gondoliers in Venice, but it turns out that the UK is keen to get in on the action with their own mildly scandalous calendar.
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While Americans debates whether their tax dollars should go to publically fund universal healthcare, the Swiss voted to saddle up and spend $2.6 million on a drive-in prostitution facility.
Legal in the country since 1942, the so-called “sex boxes” are the response to an on-going problem with the sex industry in certain neighborhoods throughout the city of Zurich. The facility is located away from the city center and serves as a bit of a safe haven for prostitutes and their clients.
The details are pretty incredible. The sex boxes, open “daily” from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., are adjoined to a facility that is staffed by city social workers to look after the women. According to the AP, the sex workers must register with the city and “obtain a special permit, at a cost of 40 Swiss francs ($43) a year, and pay 5 francs ($5.40) a night in taxes, which helps the city offset maintenance costs.”
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In terms of joining the Mile High Club, some might say that hiding is half the fun. But for those of you who can’t perform under the pressure of looming prosecution, the airline industry has options for you in what amounts to a hilarious display of supply and demand. Yes, that’s rightseveral "airlines" have emerged across the globe to help passengers cross an in-air romp off their bucket lists.
We told you about Exotic Airlines out of Australia a few years ago, however it seems the company has since dropped out of the game as its website is no longer operational. So what are the options today?
Believe it or not, an answer comes from the Midwest. Cincinnati’s Flamingo Air was “conceived” in the early nineties, and has been offering “romantic airplane rides” ever since. For $425, you and your partner can get an hour-long ride in a small, “curtained” aircraft with champagne and chocolates. Apparently the concept has gone over rather well, as the company said they sometimes do up to eight flights a day.
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Once again Hugh Jackman is proving celebs really are just like us, especially when it comes to navigating Japanese culture.
While on a break from filming The Wolverine in Japan last year, Jackman managed to embarrass himself and upset the locals at an onsen, or natural hot spring spa. It took him nearly an hour to figure out the small towel they handed him at the hot spring was meant to cover his private parts, not his forehead.
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Wondering when is the right time to jet down for a long weekend on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten? Right now, that's when. We did it and you can too, easily. All this week we'll be sharing the details on making the dream of sunning, sipping cocktails and spotting St. Maarten's notoriously low-flying planes a reality.
Everyone knows Maho Beach, where the airplanes land within a few hundred feet of the SPF-slathered bodies of gawking tourists, but there's more to St. Maarten than that. Rest assured that we'll bring you an entire guide to making the most of Maho tomorrow, but we can't forget the food and frolicking of other nooks of the island.
Here's four long weekend activities on St. Maarten (aside from plane spotting):
Clothing optional sunbathing
Look, St. Maarten is a tropical island split into French and Dutch sides, so prude land this is not. The most famous of the "clothing optional" beaches is Orient Bay, though it's quite a long drive which can be a challenge if you're only planning to spend a long weekend on St. Maarten. Still, the is very welcoming for ladies who prefer to tan au naturale, and Maho Beach's Sunset Bar & Grill famously lets topless ladies drink for free.
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The Maldives. Australia. The Grenadines. The US Virgin Islands.
Sensing a trend?
These have all been recent locations to score the cover shot of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Now brace yourself, because 2013's destination star definitely doesn't belong in the bunch other than the fact that it too is an islanda very large island. Antarctica.