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I Want To Go To There: Dog Bark Park, A B&B Shaped Like A Giant Beagle

I’ve always been a little jealous of movie characters who get to spend any amount of time in a comically large animal’s stomach. When Pinocchio got swallowed by that whale, I was like, “Damn, that looks so cozy in there! I would never leave.” I never thought I’d get to live out my weird fantasy, but after finding out that the Dog Bark Park in Cottonwood, Idaho is a real place that exists, I have hope. Dog Bark Park is a bed and breakfast that sleeps 4 and is shaped like a gigantic beagle. It was designed and is now run by Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin, a husband and wife team who specialize in carving wooden dog sculptures. After being featured on QVC in 1995 and getting an influx of orders, Sullivan and Conklin used all the profits to construct the beagle B&B of their my dreams. For less than $100 a night, guests can relax in the belly of the beagle, and then enjoy a complimentary breakfast of homemade granola and pastries (yes, you can eat a bagel in a beagle). Dogs are welcome too, obviously. Road trip, anyone? [Neatorama]

Frisky Rant: Hey Airlines, Stop Overbooking Flights On Purpose

Frisky Rant: Hey Airlines, Stop Overbooking Flights On Purpose

If you work for American Airlines, or any airline for that matter, buckle up. You’re in for a bumpy ride.

I booked and paid for my flight months in advance, received a confirmation and a seat number and was pleasantly surprised when I got to the airport, checked into my American Airlines flight and received a “Priority Seating Pass,” instead of a usual boarding pass. For some reason, I was shuffled through the “priority” security line (score!) and arrived at my gate several hours before takeoff. I was going from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Nashville, Tennessee, with a group of other women for a close friend’s bachelorette party and wanted to make sure my seat (which I received in my confirmation, but didn’t see on my “priority pass”) was with the rest of the group. Upon approaching the attendant at the gate, I was informed that I would not receive a seat until the plane began boarding and that my “priority seating pass” was essentially a priority standby pass. Keep reading »

Travel Porn: The Northern Lights Over Iceland

Northern Lights Over Iceland
I want to go to there. Now.

My current life/travel obsession is seeing the northern lights. I’ve been gleefully researching where and when I’d have the best chance of seeing them, and although Alaska, Sweden, and Norway all sound amazing, this time lapse video of the northern lights over Iceland this past winter might have just made my decision for me. It’s almost painfully beautiful. [Laughing Squid]

Travel Porn: 6 Stunning Rooftop Pools

For me, the phrase “hotel pool” instantly conjures images of overcrowded, over-chlorinated concrete boxes teeming with rowdy kids with nosebleeds, but luckily, the airport Best Westerns of my childhood are not the only options out there. Case in point: the spate of gorgeous, relaxing rooftop pools popping up at swanky hotels across the country. These hip hangout spots boast jaw-dropping views, comfy cabanas, poolside bars, and exquisite design. The perfect place to laze away a hot summer day. Click through to check out six of the country’s most fabulous rooftop pools, but beware: common side effects of this slideshow include daydreaming about warm breezes, intense cravings for mojitos, and lurid fantasies involving cabana boys.

Tell Us: What’s The Best Meal You’ve Ever Eaten While Traveling?

Types Of Travel Sex
Funny Girl Sex Guide: Types Of Travel Sex (Part 2!)
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The #1 reason I love to travel is also the #1 reason I love to, umm, be alive: FOOD. Sure, experiencing other cultures is nice, and expanding my horizons, and seeing cool stuff, blah, blah, blah, but when I think back on my most memorable travel moments, nearly all of them involved a truly unforgettable meal that I could never have gotten back home. A couple of friends and I got to talking about our best travel meals ever the other day, and the ensuing conversation was so drool-worthy that I thought it would make for a fun open post. After the jump, read some other travel food highlights from the rest of The Frisky staff (spoiler alert: most of our best food memories are from Italy, but hey, can you blame us?), and please share yours in the comments! Keep reading »

Watch This: A 2-Minute Tour Of What The World Eats For Breakfast

Breakfasts Around The World
Who's Hungry?

I’m obsessed with the habits and routines of different cultures, the things people take for granted as “normal” that might seem completely alien to someone across the border, the continent, or even across town. And hey, what’s more of a basic routine than breakfast? This fun video takes you on a visual tour of the typical breakfasts of countries around the world. Which country’s morning meal looked best to you? Egypt, Morocco, Iran, and Sweden all had me drooling profusely. [YouTube via Laughing Squid]

Hotel Guest Leaves Parents Nasty Note For Bringing ‘Crying Baby’ On Vacation

crying baby

Recently, a mom and a dad and their baby went on a vacation. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? The family went to a ski resort in Colorado, where the brain surgeon dad had a conference, staying at a local hotel. And hotels, for those of you who have never been, have thin walls. During the night, the baby did what lots of babies do: cried. And the people staying next to the parents and the baby, understandably, weren’t happy. But instead of talking to the front desk about a room change, they slipped an incredibly nasty letter – anonymous, of course — under the family’s door, essentially telling them they were the worst people in the world and they completely ruined their vacation. Read the letter on The Stir…

Funny Girl Sex Guide: Types Of Travel Sex (Part 2!)

Funny Girl Sex Guide: Types Of Travel Sex (Part 2!)
Yay, No STDs Or Bed Bugs!
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The first five types of travel sex you'll have while on vacation. Read More »

Hooking up while traveling is the best! It’s basically a fact that being an out-of-towner has a certain appeal to local dudes who are terrified of any possibility of commitment. Basically, my rolling suitcase and obvious lack of knowledge about local traffic laws have proven to be massive turn-ons. In part two of this episode of Funny Girl Sex Guide – check out part one here – I reveal four more types of travel hookups that you’re likely to experience at some point in your life, with examples from my own.

Funny Girl Sex Guide: Types Of Travel Sex (Part 1!)

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I’m single which means that, in theory, each day presents the opportunity to get laid by someone new. I don’t usually take advantage of this perk of being single in my every day life, mostly because I’ve deemed the New York City’s entire male population to be unfuckable. I am, however, much, much, much more open to the possibility of hooking up when I’m traveling. Plus, it’s basically a fact that being an out-of-towner has a certain appeal to local dudes who are terrified of any possibility of commitment. Basically, my rolling suitcase and obvious lack of knowledge about local traffic laws have proven to be massive turn-ons. In part one of this episode of Funny Girl Sex Guide, I reveal some types of travel hookups that you’re likely to experience at some point in your life, with examples from my own.

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Life Dream Status: Amtrak Is Offering Writers’ Residencies

Life Dream Status: Amtrack Is Offering Writers' Residencies

No more trying to find a coffee shop with reliable WiFi and clean bathrooms. No more praying your roommate can refrain from talking for half a day while you peck away on the keyboard. It’s still in the “test-run” phase, but it’s OK to get your hopes up because Amtrak has confirmed that it will be implementing a writing residency program. It’s just what it sounds like: writers will be able to take long (hopefully free), roundtrip train rides with the sole purpose of writing. It’s genius because between the people watching, the change of scenery and the quiet, it’s hard to come up with excuses not to be productive (a writers’ favorite game). If you don’t suffer from motion sickness, it’s essentially the perfect environment to write your essay, novel or screenplay. Keep reading »

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