German Professor Who Is A Hardcore Star Wars Fan Has Just Repainted An Observatory Into R2-D2
Mar26

German Professor Who Is A Hardcore Star Wars Fan Has Just Repainted An Observatory Into R2-D2

In a galaxy far far away (Germany) Hubert Zitt, professor at the Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences and known for Star Trek and Star Warslectures, along with a small team, transformed the Zweibrück Observatory of the Natural Science Association into a giant R2-D2 – and it is out of this world. The sci-fi professor completed the project in September 2018, aided by his father-in-law Horst Helle, the master painter Klaus Ruffing...

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Two Elderly Dudes Escaped A Nursing Home And Went To A Heavy Metal Concert
Feb24

Two Elderly Dudes Escaped A Nursing Home And Went To A Heavy Metal Concert

When one thinks of a man in the late decade of life, he might imagine an old man in front of the TV, walking with the house slippers, holding a cane, or maybe sitting on the front porch surrounded by nephews. Yet, I believe no one has imagined a man on a heavy metal concert.  Hordes of headbangers amassed in Germany for the world’s largest heavy metal festival — among them, two elderly men who apparently left their retirement home to...

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The Giant Waterpark Inside An Old German Airship Hangar
Dec17

The Giant Waterpark Inside An Old German Airship Hangar

About 60 km south of Berlin there’s a former Soviet airfield where you will find an old airship hangar known as the Aerium. With over 66,000 m² (710,000 sq. ft) of floor space and 5 million m³ (176,573,333 cu. ft) of enclosed space, the idea was to create a self-contained holiday destination in the heart of Europe. In December 2004, the Tropical Islands resort opened its massive hangar doors to the public. At the Tropical Islands...

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Top 25 Cities You Should Visit In Your Lifetime. You’ll Never Guess #1!
Aug21

Top 25 Cities You Should Visit In Your Lifetime. You’ll Never Guess #1!

The expert travelers at Trip Advisor came together to compile their list of the best rated cities in the world to visit. I suddenly have a lot of plane tickets to purchase. #25 | San Francisco, USA Source: fricon.se The city by the bay is laden with adventure and attractions, whether it be a ferry ride to Alcatraz, sampling the cuisine of Little Italy, or exploring the hills that surround the city. San Francisco is home to one of the...

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17 Most Inspiring Places In The World To Look Up
Aug21

17 Most Inspiring Places In The World To Look Up

There are some places where you don’t need to say a word. Just stop. Tilt your head up… and gaze in wonder. 1 | The Florence Duomo, Italy Source: theroadforks.com As the main church of Florence, Il Duomo di Firenze has a magnificent dome, built by a master goldsmith over 16 years starting in 1420. 2 | Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland Source: www.flickr.com Hotel Kakslauttanen and its luxurious glass igloos are located at one of the...

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The 30 Most Beautiful Small Towns In The World. #2 Is An Amazing Secret!
Aug19

The 30 Most Beautiful Small Towns In The World. #2 Is An Amazing Secret!

Somewhere between the city and the wilds of nature you’ll find picturesque little towns that seem to fade right into the landscape. These are my favorite small towns–the ones where people and places seem to get along just perfectly. 1 | Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an enchanting town in the heights of the Zugspitze mountain, the tallest in Germany at a height of nearly 3,000 meters....

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10 Of the Most Unique & Unusual Homes in the World
Aug13

10 Of the Most Unique & Unusual Homes in the World

Moving into and setting up your new home is definitely one of the most exciting things – especially for those who never find enough outlets for their ideas and designs. Throughout history, people have gone from caves to huts to castles to blocks of flats – and nowadays, seems like you can find an example of just anything. Some people are forced to get creative because of some physical restrictions – like small or unusual space – while...

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24 Beautiful Cities You Absolutely Need To Visit During Wintertime
Aug11

24 Beautiful Cities You Absolutely Need To Visit During Wintertime

Yes, it is cold. Yes, it just might change your life. 1 | New York City, USA 2 | Kakslauttanen, Finland 3 | Hokkaido, Japan 4 | Stockholm, Sweden 5 | Prague, Czech Republic 6 | Bavaria, Germany 7 | Gdansk, Poland 8 | Vienna, Austria 9 | Bern, Switzerland 10 | Paris, France 11 | Hallstatt, Austria 12 | The Tadami River in Fukushima, Japan 13 | Gullfoss (‘Waterfall of the Gods’), Iceland 14 | Buskerud Fylke, Norway 15 | Yosemite...

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The 24 Most Terrifying Places In The World To Look Down
Aug10

The 24 Most Terrifying Places In The World To Look Down

If you’re afraid of heights, turn back now. These are the most incredible (and mortifying) places to stand…and look down. 1 | Mont Blanc, French Alps Atop the 12,600 foot Aiguille du Midi peak is a glass cage named “Step into the Void.” Visitors enjoy the view of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, from what is the world’s highest glass floor. 2 | The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa in Dubai Burj Khalifa is 2,700...

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The 30 Most Incredible Places To Swim This Summer That Few People Know About
Aug10

The 30 Most Incredible Places To Swim This Summer That Few People Know About

What an amazing way to cool down this summer. 1 | Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel, Bali The Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel is perched on steep rice terraces, with breathtaking views of the Ayung river gorge and the ancient Pura Penataran Dalem Segara temple. Its many pools hover over the magnificent gorge. 2 | Melissani Cave, Greece In Greek mythology, nymphs (female nature deities) inhabited this breathtaking cave and lured men in with their...

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