Have you ever been inspired to be a Navy SEAL, but just never thought you could do it. Well now with the Navy Seal Training course, you can experience 7-14 days of real Seal training without entering the Navy. This will be the ultimate challenge, that will allow you to learn some new skills that no book can ever give you. The ”SEAL Advanced Course,” basic entry level course ($1,890), is seven days long and includes “Hell Night” on the first training day. The objective of Hell Night is to build Confidence and Teamwork. A demanding, grueling, 24-hours, there is something inside all of us, something very deep, it’s a side of yourself that you never knew existed. The Advanced Course, or ”Basic” course includes “Pool Work” for Drown-Proofing, Underwater Knot Tying, Breath Holding, and perfecting the Combat Side Stroke. Training in Tactics, Close Quarter Combat, Patrolling and Combat Weapons. The SEAL Advanced Course concludes with two-days of Marksmanship. If you add the Sniper/Breacher portion ($3,590) to the Basic course you will get 14 days of training.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta ($8-$100) is a world-renowned attraction and destination to watch hundreds of balloons take lift over a 9 day event. For almost 4 decades (2011 will be the 40th anniversary), the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests and balloons from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. The best part of going to the Ballon Fiesta is that because of their impressive safety record guests are allowed to walk the field, talk to the crews and even help as they are prepped for takeoff feet from where you stand.
Learn the secrets of ancient martial arts and the mysterious ninja warriors with one of New York’s oldest Bujinkan schools, affiliated with Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan since the 1980′s. These Private Ninja Lesson ($180-$300), teach legendary combat methods and effective methods of self-protection using elusive timing, control of distance and subtle angling, i.e. like how to avoid the assault of a sword. After the session with their experienced ninja instructor you will better understand the mystery and power that surrounds this 900-year-old martial art.
The River City Condos ($54,900-$499,000)will be on the move all year long, cruising the northern rivers in the summer and the southern rivers and Intracoastal Waterways in the winter when weather conditions are most pleasant. With a contiguous series of 5,500 miles of rivers and 1,100 miles of Intracoastal Waterways, the United States has an extensive navigable waterway system. All of this will be at your doorstep when you make the Marquette your home. Even though you will be cruising the inner rivers of the United States you will have the same amenities that regular cruise ships offer but more. From an onboard grocery store, theaters, a library and fitness center, your life aboard the river city condos will be like living in a small city.
The Pacific Yellowfin ($50,000 per week) is a grand old ship, refitted with a few modern amenities to make life aboard more comfortable. This grand nature, and the character of the classic hardwoods that adorn her, make her one of the most uncommon luxury yacht charters in Vancouver and on the coast of BC. As at home on the BC Coastal waters of Desolation Sound or the Great Bear Rainforest as she is in the inland waters of theGulf Islands, the Pacific Yellowfin was built during WWII, before the era of mass production. The warmth and luxury of hardwoods and fine linens make the cabins an inviting place to spend time. The ship is also equipped with many toys including sailing skiff’s and kayaks for their guests to explore small coves.
The Geek Atlas ($19.50) is a list of sites to visit where science, mathematics, or technology happened or is happening. The book can be used as a true travel guide or as inspiration for the armchair traveler. The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler’s guide, you’ll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. Travel to Munich to see the world’s largest science museum, watch Foucault’s pendulum swinging in Paris, ponder a descendant of Newton’s apple tree at Trinity College, Cambridge, and more. Each site in The Geek Atlas focuses on discoveries or inventions, and includes information about the people and the science behind them.
If your looking for a teardrop travel trailer that is worthy of your MINI, look no further than MiniTears ($7,995). From its conception in 2008, MiniTears was all about compatibility with MINI Coopers. From its matching wheels to the round, retro look of its doors and color matched winged graphics; this trailer was made for MINIs. Of course you don’t need to have a MINI Cooper to pull this trailer. The materials used in all MiniTears trailers are top-of-the-line. First grade exotic hardwood lumber and cabinet grade plywood’s are used in the body and cabinetry. The beautiful direct & indirect lighting effects are all built from the finest low-draw LED lighting components available. Each light, from the neighbor friendly porch lights over the doors to the concealed ceiling lights that softly illuminate the interiors are all switched separately allowing the occupants to set a mood. while experiencing the ultimate camping experience.
PubCakes ($1.75-$3.50) are made up of two of the world’s greatest foods Beer and Cupcakes! Each PubCake focuses on the flavors that complement the type of beer used. San Diego has become known as the Craft Beer Capital of the west coast and this is where Misty Birchall, the owner of Pubcakes decided to take her love of that beer and pair them with cupcakes. Her shop is quaintly hidden on the outskirts of San Diego in the foothills in a shop that she shares with the Tree House Coffee Co. If you are in San Diego please don’t pass up on this hidden gem. Because it is only a matter of time before they get noticed and getting these delectable treats might become even harder. Just a small list of the 11, and growing cupcake flavors she makes.
- Irish Carbomb: Guinness, Irish Cream frosting, and chocolate whiskey ganache
- Stoned Portzilla: Stone Smoked Porter, coffee ganache, and caramelized coconut
- Top Ten Cake: Karl Strauss Tower Ten IPA, cayenne caramel, cherry, and ancho chilies
- Beer for Breakfast: Alesmith Wee Heavy, bacon, and maple cream cheese frosting
- Cup O’ Hefen: Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat, coriander, and citrus buttercream
- Punkin’ Vegan: North Coast Brewery’s Old Stock Ale, pumpkin, and maple topping
The Chernobyl disaster ($160) was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. At the time this was the worst nuclear accident the world had ever seen. No one at the time thought the surrounding areas could be inhabited or even allow visitors for a lifetime, But after 25 years, the area has become something of a an odd tourist spot. You will NOT see zombies, three head horses and other monsters. You WILL see something even scarier, evidence of the world largest technogenic catastrophe and face its magnetic emptiness. Freaky and strange feeling that you won’t ever forget…
Flightdeck Air Combat Center ($69-$289) is an authentic military flight simulation center providing everybody the chance to pilot a fighter jet flight simulator. Experience the thrill of airport take-offs, aerial maneuvers at 600 knots, air-to-air combat (aka dogfighting) with guns and missiles, and aircraft carrier landings. Flight-gear, training and in-flight instruction are provided to ensure a challenging aviation-themed adventure that you won’t forget. Next time you are in Anaheim, California skip Disney Land and go have a fun adult time at the Flightdeck center.