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Palacio de Sal :: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

September 1, 2010 by  
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Built out of salt blocks, the amazing Palacio de Sal (Palace of Salt to us English folks) is located at the edge of the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. The Salar de Uyuni has long been a popular tourist attraction for travelers around the world. Due to the scarcity of construction materials in the area the hotel was created out of the one material that is plentiful in area. The first hotel was built between 1993 and 1995 and soon became a popular tourist destination featuring 12 double rooms, a common bath and no shower. Due to its original location in the center of a desert there were various sanitary and environmental issues that cause the hotel to be dismantled in 2002. Read more

Kumbuk River Resort :: Buttala, Sri Lanka

August 9, 2010 by  
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Nestled in a 16 acre oasis in Buttala, Sri Lanka is a truly unique hotel, the Kumbuk River Resort. This unique eco-lodge is known around the world for a large two story primary villa that is built in the shape of an elephant. This amazing eco-friendly destination is located on the edge of Yala, Sri Lanka’s most famous wildlife sanctuary. Take in the beautiful surroundings in this extremely private environment that allows guests to become one with nature. With a maximum of ten guests staying at the resort at any one time they are able to provide you with a once in a lifetime adventure while keeping true to their high ecological standards. Read more

Dog Bark Park Inn :: Cottonwood, Idaho

July 26, 2010 by  
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Although it is known for its tasty potatoes, Idaho is also home to one of the most unique hotels you can find. The Dog Bark Park Inn is a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast that has been created in the shape of a beagle and is one of the most well known landmarks in the state. This distinctive two-bedroom bed & breakfast and features decorative carvings created by resident chain saw artists Dennis and Frances, the husband and wife team who created and own this creative retreat. Guests enter the beagle through a private second story deck and are greeted by all kinds of chainsaw art dog decorations throughout. The 2nd level of the Dog Bark Park Inn, the head of the dog, features a loft room with additional sleeping space and a cozy alcove in the muzzle. Read more

Kasbah Tamadot :: Marrakech, Morocco

June 20, 2010 by  
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Reserve a Room at Hostel Celica in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Discovered by Richard Branson in 1998 during one of his ballooning expeditions, Kasbah Tamadot is a marvelous addition to the Virgin Limited Edition brand of luxurious and unique retreats. This amazing hotel is set at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and is only an hour drive from Marrakech, Morocco. With a beautiful indoor pool, an amazing outdoor infinity pool and pampering spa, relaxation is definitely on the agenda when visiting Kasbah Tamadot. Activities are abound with all kinds of fun at your fingertips like guided tours and excursions, mule treks, horse treks, mountain biking and much more. Read more

Hostel Celica :: Ljubljana, Slovenia

June 17, 2010 by  
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Reserve a Room at Hostel Celica in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ever think of spending a holiday in prison? Now’s your chance to do just that. Housed in a building that dates back to 1883 and was used as a Slovenian military prison until 1991, Hostel Celica (cell in Slovene) has been transformed from a dark, grim building into an open & colorful youth hostel in the heart of Ljubljana. The hostel is run by a non-profit organization created by students at the University of Ljubljana, it also helps promote and develop youth tourism in Slovenia. It has been named on various travel centric lists including 2007 Rough Guides’ 25 Ultimate Experiences – Places to stay, as well as 2005 Lonely Planet’s Blue List as #1 on their list of the world’s hippest hostels. Read more

Bellagio Hotel & Casino :: Las Vegas, Nevada

June 11, 2010 by  
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Reserve a Room at The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is full of amazing, unique hotels and the Bellagio is one of those that stand out amongst the pack. This luxurious 50 story award winning hotel and casino on the Vegas Strip has one of the most interesting and elegant interiors you will find in the city of sin. Inspired by the Lake Como resort in Bellagio, Italy, the Bellagio Hotel & Casino features a beautiful lake that sits between the hotel and the Strip. Created by Steve Wynn and Mirage Resorts, Inc and opened in 1998, Bellagio replaced the once legendary Dunes hotel and casino. Read more

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge :: Machu Picchu, Peru

May 15, 2010 by  
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Reserve a Room at The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge in Peru

One of Peru’s most famous landmarks is Machu Picchu and the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge offers its guests a truly unique setting with its amazing location adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel. It’s a great choice for those who want to explore all that this amazing world heritage site has to offer. Enjoy the spectacular sunrises and mystical moonlight that fill this sacred area. With luxurious accommodations, majestic views of the mountains and jungle that surround, and amazing Peruvian cuisine, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the perfect place to explore ancient history as well as relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City. Read more

Hoopoe Yurt Hotel :: Andalucia, Spain

May 3, 2010 by  
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Reserve a Room at The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel in Andalucia, Spain

The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel in Andalucia, Spain combines amazing luxury with the magnificent countryside of southern Spain. Located in three hectares of olive groves and beautiful cork oak forest the hotel grounds give visitors majestic views of the Grazalema Mountains. A stay in one of their yurts (FYI yurts are felt-covered tents traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia) is the perfect way to enjoy all that nature has to offer, without giving up the usual luxuries you want when on vacation. There are plenty of ways to spend your time at the Hoopoe Yurt Hotel. Relax and unwind while you take in the sounds and sights of the nature at your doorstep. Take a nap in a hammock in the shade of a giant cork oak tree. You can even cool off by taking a dip in the hotel’s chlorine-free swimming pool while Read more

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