Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.
Looking for a magical escape? Montaa Mgica Lodge, also known as Magic Mountain Lodge, is a beautifully constructed hotel on the privately owned natural reserve of Huilo Huilo in Chile. It offers a mystical getaway on natural grounds. You don’t have to be a hobbit to enjoy the comforts and beauty of nature!
The lodge, which is built to look like a volcano, spouts a refreshing waterfall in place of actual lava. If you’re interested in seeing a real volcano, Chile’s Arenal Volcano can be viewed right from the hotel. The Magic Mountain Lodge is a hotel like no other, providing its guests with a remarkable experience and breathtaking atmosphere. The vacation spot offers countless, unique amenities including hot tubs made out of giant tree trunks, large windows that overlook Chile’s majestic rainforest, and a monkey bridge, which is the only way to enter. A night at this hotel will cost you around $250 to $400 per night, but who can put a price on a once-in-a-lifetime experience like this?