The LG Travel News Roundup: A Floating Historical Hotel

Weekly Travel News — By on August 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

By Heather Brennan
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Ellis Island Ferry HotelAn Ellis Island Getaway
In Hoboken, New Jersey, an old New York Ferry has been converted into a floating hotel. There are five rooms and used to bring immigrants from Ellis Island to Manhattan. The ship has been in use for 105 years. The hotel has been declared a National historical place. Source: Huffington Post

Nude Beaches, An All-American Pastime
The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the 10 best nude beaches in America and recounts how nude swimming became a part of American history (several presidents were known to “abandon their skivvies”) and how it is seen in the rest of the world. Source: Huffington Post

A Crazy Course
At Today.com, a list of the wackiest mini golf courses in America has been published. The courses range from glow in the dark courses to being egged on by animatronics, and are all certainly unique. The article cites the rise of electronic entertainment as a challenge that mini putt course owners must get creative in order to overcome. The courses look sure to be a silly activity anyone could enjoy. Source: Today.com

New Wonders to Add to Your Bucket List
Every year, new Wonders of the World are named and added to the World Heritage List and 2012 is no exception. This year’s list ranges from the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon in Palau to the Yunan province of China, where 200 species were identified from fossils. Source: NBC

Thumbnail courtesy of Huffington Post.

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