Washington D.C. After Dark

get lost’s man on the ground Roberto Serrini is no stranger to being out and about in a foreign city after dark, so he’s a good judge when it comes to this sort of thing.

We recently sent him to Washington D.C., and amongst finding a brand new food halls with epic, upmarket American favourites and the super cool, slightly creepy International Spy Museum…

The Garden District, Washington D.C.

…he was also able to show us where to go on a night out in the ‘Murican capital.

Perch yourself up at a bar and let the experts do their thing.

Check it out:

Join the Mile High Club above Vegas

Ever wanted to join the Mile High Club? No need to bother with cramped Qantas toilets.

There’s an actual flight you can take where you and your spouse/significant other/lover you met at Bingo can get down to business while the plane you’re on flies 5,280 feet up in the air. And yes, for those playing along at home – that is exactly one mile in the air.

In what is possibly the most Vegas thing ever, Love Cloud are a ‘scenic’ flight tour company that offer short ‘joy rides’ over Vegas. For $995, you get your own cabin just back from the cockpit, with “custom made romantic interiors, a wireless sound and light system, red satin sheets, sex position pillows and cushions, and a custom made foam mattress to make your flight extremely comfortable.”

If you’re more of a ground-level sort of operator when it comes to getting frisky, Love Cloud also do romantic three-course dinners ($1,595) as well as weddings (weirdly cheaper at $1,195).

But it’s the ‘MHC Flights’ that are most popular, with participants even receiving ‘His and Her Mile High Club VIP Certificate Cards’ which you’ll be able to proudly display at home for friends and family to see.

We just hope there’s no turbulence.

Eating your way around DC’s Western Market

OMG yum. Get in my belly.

get lost’s man on the ground Roberto Serrini took on Washington DC’s Western Market not so long ago…and won. Comprehensively.

The Western Market is a food hall which has only been open for about a year. Set in the colourfully named Foggy Bottom neighbourhood, this is no ordinary food hall.

Here, there’s dozens of vendors but ONLY top of the line culinary experiences.

Think lobster rolls, Bandoola bowls, burgers…you know, all the good stuff.

Check out foodie Roberto’s top tips below:

Become a spy for a day

Ever thought you would make a great undercover agent?

If you’ve got an everyday job like an accountant or a nurse but have watched a lot of spy movies and have secretly always fancied yourself as a 007 type of operator, then this might be for you.

get lost sent our man on the ground Roberto Serrini (undercover, of course) to the International Spy Museum in Washington DC recently, to see if he’d make the grade.

See how he fared below:

Safari, Scotch and Cigars in a Tent

At get lost we don’t spend a lot of time in tents. But if it meant trying a variety of expertly curated scotches and accompanying cigars, we probably would.

Meet Safari Tent: a two hour, private scotch and cigar tasting experience where you chill out in finely-decorated luxury tents, each with comfy old-man armchairs, rich wood floors, oriental rugs, wood plank ceilings and other rustic touches.

The tent is a pop-up in Rhode Island from Preserve, who do lots of cool shit like this, and the tastings themselves come from legendary brands Laphroaig and Cobina.

As well as this, there’s some charcuterie, chocolate and roasted nuts to go with. You’ll truly feel like royalty….in a tent.

Now this is camping we can get into.

Go Downtown in Mexico City

Mujers and hombres: this is Mexico City in 2021.

Mexico City is emerging as a destination for architecturally stunning hotels, and Downtown Hotel is no different. It’s a boutique hotel of thoughtful design that looks like it could be both the perfect place to unwind, or wind-up – whatever you’re feeling

The seemingly strange bedfellows of 17th century colonialist opulence and historically simplistic Mexican minimalism work together beautifully, like a champion Mexican wrestling tag-team.

The rooftop bar and pool is to die for, an oasis of calm in a bustling city that is anything but. The hotel is located in trendy La Condesa, an upmarket jungle of bistros and art galleries.

Salud!

The Best Drone on the Market

The human race is obsessed with drones at the moment, and for good reason: they’re fricking awesome.

The DJI Mavic 3 has just been released, and drone experts (doctors of the drone, droneis considered the best that exists. Seriously, this thing is super cool.

Previous versions of the Mavic have been the gold standard for drones for a few years, and there’s a hype around this one that appears to be justified, judging from the footage below.

You can fly these for up to 46 minutes, which is 15 longer than any previous Mavic. There’s a couple of cameras in there, for different uses, but it’s the 5k video quality that you come for – we’re talking crystal clear here.

It’s got a price tag to match the hype but with Black Friday coming up, you might be able to find a deal somewhere…and even if you don’t it’s worth it.

Just don’t follow the lead of these guys:

What’s up Doc? Old-school Californian Wellness

This is the only Doctor you’ll want to keep visiting again and again.

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort and Mineral Springs is an extremely cool wellness resort shrouded in nostalgia in Calistoga, in America’s south-west.

Calistoga has natural hot springs, and in 1952 Dr Wilkinson himself introduced the first mud baths in this part of the world, for the point of wellness. The Doc’s original blue 1952 Buick is still parked out front of the resort in 2021, surely racking biblical amounts of parking fines.

The resort is unassuming to look at from the outside: an uninspiring grey brick façade down a palm-tree lined street could lead you to think this is just another shoddy downtown motel with a pool you daren’t dream of swimming in.

But behind this are gorgeous rooms of bright 1980s colours, a grassy backyard with mountain views, a swimming pool, picnic blankets, swings and outdoor baths.

There’s also a wellness area to be pampered, so the Doc’s spirit of looking after people lives on.

It’s just what the Doctor ordered.

Live life on the Edge

The City Climb at Edge opened this week in New York City, an experience that is totally dependent on your opinion of heights.

The Edge is a 30 metre platform suspended 100 stories in the air, giving 360 degree views out over the Big Apple. It’s the highest outdoor deck in the Western Hemisphere.

For absolute thrill seekers, you can now do the City Climb:  Scale the outside of the adjacent skyscraper and lean out over the edge, with nothing but 1200 feet of air beneath you.

This is either epic or a “get absolutely f****ed” experience….or a little bit of both.

Stay at Carrie Bradshaw’s NYC Apartment

Attention those with an unlucky love life: this may be the perfect stay for you.

Sarah Jessica Parker will host several lucky fans at the iconic New York City apartment of Carrie Bradshaw, the patron saint of hopeless romantics she has depicted for over two decades on iconic HBO show Sex and the City.

Fans will be able to live their best lives sipping Cosmopolitans, typing pensively on laptops, and chatting with friends on a massive circa-2000 cordless phone at Carrie’s Upper East side apartment.

The stay marks 23 years since the release of And Just Like That, the new series looking at the next chapter of the lives of Bradshaw and co.

There’s two one-night stays available through AirBnB on November 12 and 13.