The Jumbo Hostel in Sweden was one of the first plane to hotel conversions, but KLM brings a personal touch with their own version. Currently listed on Airbnb, this McDonnell Douglas MD-11 successfully charted 3,675 flights over its lifetime and now is a luxurious apartment, complete with "an open plan lounge room, study zone, master bedroom with a king size bed, second bedroom with two single beds, two fully equipped kitchens, 116 jet windows, eight tiny bathrooms and a panoramic cockpit." Continue reading for more images and information.
With its 20.1 million inhabitants, it is the seventh most populous member of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city in the European Union. Romania emerged within the territories of former Roman Empire province Dacia as the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia formed in a 1859 personal union. It gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877, and at the end of World War I, Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia united with the sovereign Kingdom of Romania. Continue reading for more pictures.
Spending $20,000 on a First Class Suite may sound luxurious, but it's definitely not as unique as this place. Opened in 2008, the Jumbo Hostel at Arlanda Airport near Stockholm, Sweden, is a hostel located inside a decommissioned 747-200 jetliner. The Jumbo Hostel has 27 rooms with three beds in each and its more expensive "cockpit suite" located on the upper deck. Altogether the hostel holds 79 beds. All rooms have a flat screen television where guests can watch the times of departure for all flights. Throughout the jetliner guests have access to wireless broadband. All rooms share a shower and toilet in the corridor, except for the cockpit suite and a single person room which features their own. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the amazing 11-year-old washing machine drummer.
When humans are long gone from this Earth, nature will slowly start reclaiming was has always been theirs, including all of our gadgets, cars, and even homes. The structure you see above is on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay, which is now under water due to flooding. The island was once inhabited by watermen and farmers, but has since been abandoned. Holland Island was originally settled in the 1600s, taking its name from early colonist Daniel Holland, the original purchaser of the property from the Dorchester County Sheriff. Continue reading for more.
Photographer JorunnSjofn Gudlaugsdottir captured the breathtaking shot of Iceland above, and says: "Iceland is known for its big endless mossy lava fields and sometimes when driving you are totally like located on another planet." With its many volcanoes, erupting geysers, gigantic glaciers, and stunning waterfalls, we'd have to agree. This Nordic country, which lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, might be one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe, but millions of photographers worldwide flock to it each year. Continue reading for more.
Lane Rouch, an adorable 3-year-old from Florida, has become somewhat of a star at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, thanks to her mom and Disney fanatic mom, Jennifer. She pours her passion into amazing themed costumes using only materials found at local thrift shops. Whenever she finishes a costume, this annual passholder heads to the park with Lane, and her husband to show the characters. Continue reading to see more.
The Fly Geyser (above) looks completely out of this world, but it's actually located on the private Fly Ranch in Hualapai Flat, about 0.3 miles (0.48 km) from State Route 34 in Washoe County, Nevada. It was accidentally created by well drilling in 1964 exploring for sources of geothermal energy. The well may not have been capped correctly, or left unplugged, but either way dissolved minerals started rising and accumulating, creating the travertine mound on which the geyser sits and continues growing. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 30 hectares (74 acres). The geyser is made up of a series of different minerals, but its brilliant colors are due to thermophilic algae. Continue reading for more.
Getting out in nature is one activity everyone should partake in, especially when you're able to trek the forests of Black Spur, located between the towns of Healesville and Narbethong in Victoria, Australia. Other examples include photographer Jerry Patterson capturing a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone monuments for his Stargazing Through a Window series. Continue reading to see more.
Want to get away from the stresses of modern life? Then you might want to consider staying at this The Hobbit-inspired forest hut hotel in Sweden. Called the Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge and located in Skinnskatteberg, near Stockholm, Sweden, guests have to chop their own wood, fetch water and even wash dirty dishes in a nearby spring. The hotel is actually a collection of twelve charcoal-burner huts located in the middle of a forest. There are two bunks in each unit, complete with sheepskins and sleeping bags for guests to sleep in - guests have to chop their own wood for the stove. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why metal is awesome.
These trees may look like they are straight from Disney's upcoming live-action Jungle Book movie, but it's just Avenue of the Baobabs, which line the dirt road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws travelers from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. Baobab trees, up to 800 years old, known locally as renala (Malagasy for "mother of the forest"), are a legacy of the dense tropical forests that once thrived on Madagascar. Continue reading for more.