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Peter Pan Complex: 8 New Hotels That Let You Live Your Childhood Fantasy in Luxury

High-end destinations for anyone who's dreamed of being a cowboy, astronaut, submarine captain—or even Tarzan.


There comes a time when we have to let our childhood dreams go—often when we realize that cowboy, astronaut, movie star, or Tarzan aren't viable career paths. But that doesn't mean we can't revisit them once in a while.

Childhood fantasy: Astronaut
Destination: LEAPrus 3912, Russia

Technically, it's not located in outer space, but unless you have $250,000 to spare on a seat aboard Virgin Galactic, LEAPrus 3912 is pretty much the closest you'll get to the stars. Akin to bedding down in a space station, this environmentally friendly alpine pod designed by Italian architecture firm LEAPfactory is perched on an enormous southern glacier at the base camp of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. There is one caveat, however: You'll need to channel your inner Sir Edmund Hillary to get there, as these digs are designed specifically for mountain climbers.

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