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Grillo Concept Tricycle

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Transportation

GrilloIf you are fortunate enough to be able to take a vacation, Grillo may be a fine way to travel if you are the camping type. The concept vehicle has luggage racks, a cool space under the seat for keeping food fresh, and an electric system for connecting your MP3 player. The trike offers more stability than two wheels and the best part is the the back of the vehicle can be folded down and used as a table or tent support. We figure this would be quite useful for someone who spends longer than they would like to be among the first to get an iPhone.

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Drive a Tank

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Transportation

TankWe know that every time we show you military gadgets you want to play with them, too. So in an effort to keep our readers happy, we have found you the ultimate vacation, a Tank Driving lesson. You and your instructor can play with an Abbott tracked gun, an Armored Personnel Carrier or a six-wheeled Stalwart for about 2 hours. There is a slight catch. You have to be between 5 ft. and 6 ft. 4-inches, weigh less than 252 lbs., and be at least 17 years of age. The cost for the lesson is £175.00 (~$343.00.)

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Plan an Adventure Without the Hassle

Hang Gliding

Andrew Playford loves adventures, but would rather not have to plan all the details. With a little effort, he came up with Signature Days, over 3 thousand different trips that completely supply everything for the traveler. Think of being able to give a someone a hang gliding, scuba or helicopter lesson, or sending your kid away to Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp in New York for a week. And, if you want to hint around for a gift for yourself this upcoming holiday season, tell your loved ones that you want a VocationVacation so that you can become a dude rancher, pit crew member, or Schooner captain.

There are all kinds of options on the site with prices to fit every budget, and each experience is provided by an independent verified partner. You can also opt for a gift voucher that will allow the bearer to choose her/his own adventure. Andrew’s words say it best,  “You can create the charade that you are the most thoughtful, creative person on earth and disguise your inherent complacency with a few well placed clicks.”

(Thanks, Tony)

 

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Save Food and Lodging Fees By CouchSurfing

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Transportation

CouchSurfers' MapIt’s vacation time but you don’t have enough funding to go past the back yard. If the Charity Guide isn’t quite your idea of how to spend it this year, consider becoming a member of CouchSurfing. Although the site has been up since 2004, it now has 218 countries involved and over 260,000 members that will assist you in saving on those pricey hotel and meal costs. Create a profile as completely as possible on the site, chat it up with some of the discussion groups, and request a destination. After your options appear, find out more details by talking to your host, seeing pictures of her/his home, and make plans to literally crash on someone else’s couch.

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