How’d you like to play with elephants for free? DreamJobbing.com is allowing one lucky wildlife lover to get the dream-come-true chance to spend two weeks assisting with conservation work for endangered Asian Elephants in Thailand. The volunteer will visit elephant camps throughout the country and care for the critters hands-on while working on developing ethical businesses that do elephant tourism. Housing and travel expenses will be paid for — all you’ll have to do is show up! In the past hundred years or so, Thailand’s elephant population dwindled from about 100,000 to 3,000-4,000, so you’ll be doing crucial work to keep the species afloat. Conveniently enough, you’ll get to explore a beautiful, fascinating country while doing so! DreamJobbing is taking applications for the next month. Can I come along as a stowaway? [Image via Shutterstock]
There’s first class and then there’s FIRST CLASS.
Joining the mile high club just got so much easier thanks to the genius who decided to turn an emptied-out Boeing airplane from the 1960s into a hotel suite situated high above the Costa Rican jungle. Keep reading »
This gorgeous timelapse video of the clouds over Tokyo will make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Japan. Filmmaker Darwinfish105 put the short together over the course of this spring and summer using four different cameras and then paired it with the song “Her Breath” by Arizono Kazuhiro. The end result is stunning! [Laughing Squid]
It’s that time of year again when our formerly lush, green trees explode into the kinds of oranges, reds and yellows that are too beautiful to possibly last year-round. Fall foliage is the perfect excuse to spend a weekend in the middle of nowhere soaking in all those bright colors, or at least to daydream about it! Here are 13 stunning bed & breakfasts that ensure insane views of autumn at its finest.
British journalist Bim Adewunmi has been in New York for the last few weeks and apparently taking the subway has driven her insane. Writing in The Guardian, she expresses the feeling in the most colorful way possible:
“Think of a book with an opening scene set in a village in rural England. There’s a winding country lane, and in the distance can be heard the relentlessly tuneful whistle of a milkman, and the gentle moo of a cow. Yes, there are still milkmen and there are still cows, but look closer: the cows are wearing smart white coats and jaunty little hats, delivering milk extracted from humans. Terrifying image, isn’t it?”
Everything about her description of the MTA is glorious. Some more highlights: Keep reading »