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100 Places You Need to Visit: Singapore

November 26, 2012


We’re working our way down the list of 100 places you need to visit.  MarketMAPS takes a look at a fast-growing destination with amazing cuisine and its own brand of English: Singapore.  Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   A former British colony, […]

New Yorker Creates Guitars out of the “Bones of the City”

February 24, 2012


In New York’s West Village, a developer is transforming the iconic Chelsea Hotel.  But one man isn’t going to let the building’s historic materials go to waste.  Rick Kelly, owner of Carmine Street Guitars, builds instruments from what he calls “the bones of old New York City” — white pine boards salvaged from some of […]

Unusual Business- Kadir’s Treehouse

October 24, 2011


Just on the shores of Olympos,Turkey, is a hotel called Kadir’s Tree House. You might have guessed by the name, this place is actually strung along pine trees. Kadir’s offers a giant tree house of 300 rooms, and private tree bungalows for guests. You might ask yourself, “Why would I want to sleep in a […]

Unusual Business: A Wine Barrel Hotel

October 11, 2011


There’s nothing like the smell of French Chateau in the morning. If you’re visiting the Netherlands and you like wine, then this is the spot for you.  Try staying a night at the only place on earth where you can actually sleep inside of a wine barrel. At the Hotel De Vrouwe van Stavoren, 4 […]

Unusual Business: Hobbit Hotel

October 4, 2011


Although it may seem built for, well hobbits, this hotel is open to human tourists. Forged into the rolling hills of Waitomo, this little porthole-style windowed building looks like it was ripped right out of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imagination. As many of the scenes in the “Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy were filmed in New […]

Unusual Business: Hostel In Disguise

September 21, 2011


At first glance, you might think that this jumbo jet had crash landed in front of the Stockhold-Arlanda Airport …until you step inside.   Welcome to the world’s first jumbo jet hostel. This airplane used to fly for Singapore Airlines until 2002 when the company went under. That’s when founder Oscar Dios decided to transform […]