Sometime between being shot out of the waterslide like a cannon ball and jumping off the top deck into shimmering Shuswap Lake, we declare houseboating our new favourite way to vacation.
But, of course, there will also be simple lounging in the sunshine, awe-inspiring vistas around every bend, soaking in the top-deck hot tub, barbecuing on the front deck, outdoor showers on the back deck, wine at twilight and sleeping like a baby as the water gentle laps against the boat.
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Ari and Brad Nicholson settle for the night in the most luxurious setting they’ve enjoyed anywhere. Their penthouse is lit by chandeliers and includes opulent touches like a martini bar and hot tub. The ambience is very different where Lee and Laura Hockman are bedding down. As dog lovers, the opportunity to stay in “the world’s biggest beagle” gave them no paws (pun intended). These aren’t the only unusual accommodations available to travelers. Opportunities abound for those seeking a unique experience when it's time to check in and turn in.
Let's say you're in Montreal and you want to film a low-budget sci-fi film that looks like the 1960's perception of the future. Where do you go? Rest assured, there's Habitat 67. This geometrical feat of wonder was designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie as part of the 1967 World Expo. This extraordinary experimental housing complex is made up of modular concrete units.
When venturing around Long Island City in Queens - be sure to grab bike and peddle to Socrates Sculpture Park. Located right smack on the East River, Socrates Sculpture Park is dedicated to large-scale sculpture and multimedia installations in a park built on a former landfill site. Yes, this cool artistic hub was once an ugly abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite. All that changed in 1986, when a coalition of artists and community members transformed the eye-sore into an exhibition space and neighborhood park for local residents. Hurrah!
Furnished housing aggregator, Nestpick has released a top 100 list cities best suited millennial travel and migration. Nestpick compared thousands of cities worldwide to discover which are the most appealing to millennials, and why. Pairing industry knowledge alongside intensive research Nestpick identified 16 factors that matter to millennials including housing affordability, immigration tolerance, equality, and transportation accessibility and of course, nightlife.
What better way to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Twin Peaks - then heading to the Lower East Side in New York, and attending: “In Dreams; a group art exhibition inspired by the cinematic work David Lynch’s Spoke Art NYC played host this past Saturday; and had massively great opening night event for those who loved all things Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead, and Lynch-ian.
Having recently received a misguided shout-out from the president during Black History Month – Frederick Douglass has done an amazing job… – it seems a good time to revisit the cultural icon’s legitimate place in history. And a visit to his home in Washington, DC – surely a place the current president might want to consider visiting himself – would be a good place to start.