For $666, You Can Spend Halloween Eve in a Recreated Alcatraz Jail Cell 

Booking.com
Booking.com

Looking for hair-raising Halloween plans? If dungeon-themed haunted houses aren’t scary enough for you, a tourist attraction in San Francisco is offering visitors the chance to spend the night in a simulation of the city’s infamous Alcatraz prison, according to Money.

Located on Fisherman’s Wharf, the San Francisco Dungeon recreates local history and legends using sets, special effects, and actors. Now, locals and visitors alike can pay $666 to reserve a private overnight stay in the Dungeon’s "Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite"—a reconstructed jail cell that accommodates up to four people—on October 30 and October 31.

The reconstructed "Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite" at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
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The reconstructed "Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite" at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
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The reconstructed "Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite" at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
Courtesy of Booking.com

The cell includes four twin beds, pajamas, midnight snacks, and a spooky bedtime story from a “dungeon resident.” Breakfast is also provided the next morning, along with a goody bag.

This isn’t the first macabre experience offered by The San Francisco Dungeon: As Eater San Francisco reports, the group also launched a pop-up “rat café” in 2017. A parody of cat cafes, the rodent-themed eatery allowed patrons to play with rats in a basement, following a light meal of coffee, tea, and pastries.

Sleepover reservations for the Ghosts of Alcatraz suite will be accepted starting Friday, October 13, at 10:13 a.m. EST. They’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so book your stay early through Booking.com if you’re curious about what it would be like to spend a night locked up in the Big House.

[h/t Money]

This Outdoor Lantern Will Keep Mosquitoes Away—No Bug Spray Necessary

Thermacell, Amazon
Thermacell, Amazon

With summer comes outdoor activities, and with those activities come mosquito bites. If you're one of the unlucky people who seem to attract the insects, you may be tempted to lock yourself inside for the rest of the season. But you don't have to choose between comfort and having a cocktail on the porch, because this lamp from Thermacell ($25) keeps outdoor spaces mosquito-free without the mess of bug spray.

The device looks like an ordinary lantern you would display on a patio, but it works like bug repellent. When it's turned on, a fuel cartridge in the center provides the heat needed to activate a repellent mat on top of the lamp. Once activated, the repellent in the mat creates a 15-by-15-foot bubble of protection that repels any mosquitos nearby, making it a great option for camping trips, days by the pool, and backyard barbecues.

Mosquito repellent lantern.

Unlike some other mosquito repellents, this lantern is clean, safe, and scent-free. It also provides light like a real lamp, so you can keep pests away without ruining your backyard's ambience.

The Thermacell mosquito repellent lantern is now available on Amazon. If you've already suffered your first mosquito bites of the summer, here's some insight into why that itch can be so excruciating.

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A Luxurious Private Island in Fiji Is Heading to Auction

Platinum Luxury Auctions
Platinum Luxury Auctions

There may be less expensive ways to get away from it all, but few are as luxurious as owning your own private island. Soon that dream will become a reality for someone with money to spend on real estate. According to Robb Report, Mai Island off the coast of Fiji is headed to auction.

Mai Island is the picture of isolation. To get there by boat, visitors must take a 90-minute trip from the neighboring island of Vanua Levu. The only other ways to access the island are by helicopter or seaplane.

The secluded location offers plenty to anyone willing to make the trek there. On the southwest side, there's a quarter-mile of sandy beach, and on the opposite end, there's a deep-water anchorage perfect for parking mega-yachts. The 32-acre island also features waterfalls, 300-year-old ruins, and a freshwater lake pristine enough to supply water to the mainland.

After a day of lounging by the ocean, residents can retreat to the cozy one-bedroom villa with its own spacious deck. There are also two separate cottages for any staff members on the island.

When Platinum Luxury Auctions sells Mai Island on Saturday, July 25, it will be one of the rare Fijian properties available for buyers residing outside the island chain to purchase outright. This auction doesn't list a minimum price, but it will likely garner some high bids. Recently, sellers listed the island at $4.2 million.

Villa on private island.

Private island in Fiji.

Beach on private island.

[h/t Robb Report]