Have you ever thought about just saying screw it and leaving everything to go on an adventure. You could travel across South America or even explore the U.S. What’s stopping you? Aside from financial obligations, what is really stopping you? Transportation, perhaps. The 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy is the answer to your adventure-traveling questions. It’s an off-road vehicle and RV in one. With a Westfalia type pop-top camper, the SUV can comfortably sleep four people. The Alpine stereo, dual water tanks, a propane tank, and two fuel tanks make it ready for whatever you can throw at it. There’s no price, yet.
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Who doesn’t love going on vacation? A necessary part of travel is the airplane. Chances are you’ve sat near a pressure-sensitive baby or a social norm oblivious passenger. It’s times like those where you wish you had a really nice pair of headphones so that you can drift into your tunes and forgot about the noisy world around you. The Bose QuietComfort 20 Noise Canceling Headphones are perfect for that. These are one of the few noise canceling headphones that aren’t bulky. They fit completely inside your ear and will shell out the quality that only Bose can give. They’re totally worth the $300.
Today’s object of desire is perfect for all of you travelers. Whether it’s a business trip or vacation, sleeping on any sort transportation can be a daunting task. If it’s an overnight flight, not everyone turns their lights off. Also, chances are, the person next to you won’t stop playing with their smartphone or tablet. The Travel HoodiePillow will solve all of your traveling problems. It’s one of those travel pillows you wrap around your next with a hood attached. So, pop in some headphones and cover your eyes. You’ll be catching some z’s in no time.
From February 15th to the 18th, Palm Springs will be the go-to place for all things modernism. That’s right, it’s once again time for the Palm Springs Modernism Week. Every year, thousands of people come together in celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture in Palm Springs, California.
If you plan on joining the festivities, check out this great deal from The Saguaro hotel, located in the heart of Palm Springs. The Dwell Package deal is good from Feb. 15 to the 17th and features a book signing event and welcome drink with Peter Stamberg & Paul Aferiat, renowned architects of The Saguaro, with a guided tour of the property. A complimentary signed copy of Stamberg Aferiat Architecture. An intimate and informative breakfast with Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron, two tickets to Welcome Aboard: The Pan Am Exhibit at The Saguaro, and much more.
For more information or to reserve your spot, click here.
‘Tis the season for family vacations, amusements parks and long hours in the car where the proverbial “are we there yet?” can be heard if not by children, then by the voice in your own head. If you’re thinking of keeping it local and enjoying the low-fuss adventure of a (shorter) road trip getaway, here are some Arizona destinations for your consideration.
Bisbee – Just 200 miles southeast, the combination of Bisbee’s mining past and modern attractions make this town unique. While it’s Ideal for the history lover, Bisbee is not a bad choice for the foodie or the shopper either. Visit the historic main street; choose from a variety of tours and museums, or catch a Copper Kings game at Warren Ballpark.
Jerome – 115 miles north. In a town once known for mining, prostitution, gambling and – unofficially – ghosts, you’ll now find bed and breakfasts and more than 30 galleries and studios. During your visit, don’t miss the Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum for the history buffs, the Jerome State Historic Park for the outdoorsy types, the First Saturday Art Walk for the art lovers and The Jerome Winery for the … (well, you get the idea).
Sedona – 100 miles north. Whether it’s hiking or mountain biking trails, yoga and the healing effect of the vortexes or booking a relaxing resort experience, Sedona’s stunning Red Rocks provide a perfect back drop. Catch the The 17th Annual Sedona Taste or the The 4th Annual Sedona Dine & Wine Fest this summer, but while you’re there, you gotta visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Slide Rock State Park.
Other noteworthy landmarks (think Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Vacation): The Titan Missile Museum, The Meteor Crater and The Four Corners Monument. Pack up the car and escape the heat of the Valley some weekend soon. It’s cheap, educational and good for the local economy.
If you are planning a trip to Manhattan anytime soon you might want to check out the latest Trump Hotel in Soho. This is not, I repeat not, your typical Trump design with marble and polish brass everywhere. And the views over the river are going to be off the charts. Thanks to NY Magazine for the tour video.