by Allen J. Sheinman | October 01, 2014

British Airlines Wants You to Feel Blue

 Aboard British Airways, the notion of red and blue states doesn't refer to politics, but rather the states of passengers' moods as revealed by the Happiness Blanket -- a high-tech comforter embedded with fiber optics and neurotransmitters that turns red when the wearer is tense (passenger in front of you reclines) or blue when wearer is relaxed (third vodka gimlet). Our advice: Stay blue, bro.

Must Go in May 2015

 Alive or dead, come to the Hearse Vehicle Show, part of the Halloween Show at the Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., May 1-3, to enjoy some weird, wild cars.

 • Join lots of colorful people at the Face & Body Art International Convention, May 21-24, at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

 What better place to celebrate clean living than Las Vegas? Harrah's Casino and Hotel will be the place to be, May 21-25, for the 31st annual CAWS Convention, for members of Cocaine Anonymous World Services.

Let's see you match these perks, Airbnb! 
Some attendees might be going rogue via alternative lodging sites (see Coming to Terms With Airbnb), but you just can't beat a hotel for unique guest experiences like these. 

At the 117-room Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., the Equine Experience Immersion has guests engaging in group therapy while being taught to groom horses by therapist/"attendee whisperer" Wyatt Webb.  


Put down that Jughead comic book and get arty at the 189-room St. Regis Mexico City, where "cultural curators" arrange private tours of museums and share exclusive invites to special events.


Both the 147-villa Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay and 60-villa/room Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan offer a Masters in Residence spa program with specialists who guide guests through meditative rice planting, karmic cleansing and more.

Aisle Breeze

Beat the middle-seat blues with the free Seat Alerts app by ExpertFlyer, for iOS and Android. You input desired flight details, and the app notifies you when it finds your preferred seating arrangements, so you can book.   

Photographs: © (tattoo) commablack; (horse) rusm; (paintpalette) briansm; (buddha) maodesign