They Get Around

Hi, We’re Steve & Lexi | Travel Bloggers & Youtubers


top travel bloggers
We met eight years ago in a dingy sandwich bar and have been stuck together like a fat kid to a cupcake ever since. Apart from travelling and photography our interests include eating, cats (punctuation is important here) and sarcasm. Scroll down.....

Friend Us On Social Media (Click Arrows) & Then Visit Our Blog Below


Latest From The Blog


I don’t know about you but when searching for a hotel the only things we check for are a double bed and free wifi, so far a hotel has always been a place to lay our heads at nights, not an attraction in itself.

However we’ve recently learnt there are numerous hotels around the world that would be worth the trip alone.

There are many hoteliers / B&B’s out there who have gone above and beyond the comfy bed requirement to invite you not only into a room but into an experience.

Without any further adeu here are 10 unique hotels around the world to add to your bucket list….

 

Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA

"10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel usa", "cool hotels usa", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels usa"

Source

Have you ever dreamed of temporarily residing inside a beagle?

Have you brought your dreams up to friends only to have them laugh in your face and tell you that spending the night inside a beagle is physically impossible?

Take this photo of Dog Bark Park Inn and shove it in their faces immediately.

Dog Bark Park Inn is the creation of husband and wife team Devin and Frances who share a love of carving wooden dogs. After hitting the jackpot through an unexpected PR win they decided to invest their carving proceed in creating Dog Bark Park Inn and have since been featured all over the internet and mainstream media (including Ellen).

 

Hotel Costa Verde, Costa Rica

"cool hotels costa rica", "backpacking costa rica", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel central america", "cool hotels central america", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels central america"

Source

Why go on a real plane when you could hop into one that goes… nowhere.

In Costa Rica you can do exactly that and be genuinely happy about it!

Hotel Costa Verde is in the Manual Antonio National Park area a couple of hours drive from San Jose (theoretically atleast). The hotel is aimed towards luxury travelers or those seeking unique experiences and gives guest amazing views of the national park and the pacific ocean.

 

Hang Nga Guesthouse, Dalat, Vietnam

"cool hotels dalat", "backpacking south east asia", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel vietnam", "cool hotels vietnam", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels south east asia"

Source

Dang Nga Guesthouse, otherwise known as the crazy house was designed to resemble a giant tree and has a natural theme to the design of the grounds. The aim being to help bring guests back to nature and live in harmony with it.

 

Kakslauttanen Hotel and Igloo Village, Finland

"cool hotels europe", "backpacking finland", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel finland", "cool hotels finland", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels finland"

Source

The Kakslauttanen Hotel and Igloo village is unique in the fact a glass roof is present on the rooms so that guests can catch a glimpse of the northern lights in their bed. However this opportunity is only available for guests between the months of August to April so plan your trip accordingly.

 

Magic Mountain, Panguipulli, Chile

"cool hotels south america", "backpacking south america", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel chile", "cool hotels chile", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels chile"

Source

Free Spirit Spheres, Canada

"cool hotels south america", "backpacking south america", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel chile", "cool hotels chile", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels chile"

Source

The Free Spirit Spheres are suspended in Vancouver in one of the local forest in a symbol of harmony between man and nature. The idea behind the unusual accommodation being that man can live in the forest without clearing it.

The unique guest houses come with a speaker system, power and gives guests the opportunity to sway with the trees ever so slightly.

Propeller Island City Lodge, Germany

"cool hotels europe", "backpacking europe", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel germany", "cool hotels germany", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels germany"

Source

The Propeller Island City Lodge is a German project aiming to alter the perceptions of its guests. Every single room is different, the one shown in the photo above is the upside down room.

Other notable rooms include the mirrored room, a room with the bed hanging from the ceiling, a topsy turvy room and a room where the beds are coffins – check them out (and the other 20 rooms) on the website here.

The Manta Resort, Tanzania

"cool hotels africa", "backpacking africa", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel tanzania", "cool hotels tanzania", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels tanzania"

Source

This place gives new depth to the classic “overwater bungalow” giving guests a chance to live underwater as well. Guests have the opportunity to fall asleep to the gentle motions of the ocean while small fish swim past their bedroom windows.

The villa has three floors including the roof which is perfect for sunbathing and for jumping off into the refreshing Tanzanian waters.

 

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

"cool hotels africa", "backpacking africa", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel kenya", "cool hotels kenya", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels kenya"

Source

Giraffe Manor in Kenya is famous for its notorious Giraffe inhabitants who are often said to join guests for meals. These long necked animals poke their heads through the windows of the hotel to see what guests are up to and sometimes grab leftover food.

Hotel CasAnus, Belgium

"cool hotels europe", "backpacking europe", "10 unique hotels around the world", "unique hotel belgium", "cool hotels belgium", "cool hotels around the world", "themed hotels", "themed hotels belgium"

Source

Well apparently the CasAnus Hotel is modeled after an intestine….

Joep Van Lieshout created the “work of art” to resemble the body innard complete with a double bed, warm shower and electricity. We’re not really sure why but our money is that someone bet him he wouldn’t do it, so he set out to prove them wrong. Like in high school when your friend tells you there’s no way your going to draw a penis on your text book. 

If you know the real reason we’d love to hear it!

Which ones will you adding to your bucket list?

If you liked this post please share it on Facebook, Stumbled Upon or Pinterest. We appreciate it!

 

The fabled Aussie drinking games, which are as loud as an Acca Dacca (AC/DC) concert, and as messy as a 2 week holiday to Thailand.Continue Reading..

This week instead of a normal post we’ll be sharing one of our favourite images. This shot was taken in Caye Caulker, Belize looking out into the ocean.

Continue Reading..

Last minute hotel reservations help save you money by allowing you to book the hotels you want at a fraction of the price.Continue Reading..

Tips for crossing the border into Guatemala, or any Central American/South American county.

It may look stressful and chaotic when you arrive, but there really isn’t too much to worry about.  In short all you need to do is pay an exit fee, become cleared in the Mexican system as leaving,  become admitted in Guatemala and cross the border. Easy!

Continue Reading..

If you’re looking for an adventure in New Zealand head straight to the adventure capital Queenstown. Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular backpacking towns mostly because there are so many adrenalin pumping activities here including bungy jumping.

Continue Reading..

Are you currently sitting pretty in your comfy office chair?

Here´s 10 places you’d rather be….Continue Reading..

The best seat on a plane is often debatable since different people prefer many different things. Some think the best seat on a plane is the one with ample leg room, while others want to sit close to exits in order to enter and exit first. Then there are those who don’t care where their seat is (or its dimensions), as long as they get a row to themselves to spread out on long haul flights (guilty).Continue Reading..

In my opinion there are really only two awesome backpacker bars in Brisbane: The Victory Hotel, and the Down Under Bar. Sure your could go to Birdees but I can guarantee your feet will get stuck to the floor, and that’s just not the part of your body you want to get sticky on a night out, as great as the place is. Actually screw that – go to Birdees (otherwise known as Birdee Num Nums), just leave once you begin to stick to the floor, the place really is one of the best backpacker bars in Brisbane.Continue Reading..

Recently I became aware of the idea of forecasting one’s future from the Aussie on the road after seeing one of his older posts (which I can’t quite find now on his website but its there somewhere!). We thought we’d give it a go and predict what might be in store for us over the next five years.

For me (lexi) this is particularly exciting as before I caught the travel bug I had my entire life planned out. With that old plan out the door it will be fun to try and guess (not plan) what our future will be like.

Continue Reading..