The world of travel moves fast! Let’s keep up–together. On Fridays, Traveling IQ curates the highlights from the past week:
*Money can’t buy you love, but it might buy you the Love Boat. The Pacific Princess, the cruise ship which hosted countless celebrities on the famous television show from 1977 to 1986 was sold for scrap earlier this year. But now the scrap company that bought it has defaulted on its payment, and the ship is up for sale once again. (via USA Today)
*Who says art won’t take you places? Inspired by New York’s Chelsea Hotel, that once gave artists a hotel room in exchange for their art, the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm is accepting payment in the form of poetry, paintings or anything self-made that will fit on an A4 piece of paper. (via Passport Magazine)
*If you price gouge them, maybe they just won’t come. Hotels in London–some of which have been charging four times the usual amount–are reporting that a third of their rooms are empty during the Olympics. (via The Telegraph)
*Your cocktail will be more delicious when sipped from above at any of these 17 hotel terraces with amazing views. (via Conde Nast Traveler)
*Want gayby. Will travel. Based on over 10 million surveyed responses, a dating website has put together a list of where the most traditional-minded (those who want to get married and raise children together) LGBT singles live. (via Chemistry.com)
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