Although there’s no real reason to want to escape on this mild December weekend in the heart of what is already one of the busiest travel times of the year, we do have the opportunity to transport ourselves to Pluto today, thanks to new images released by NASA.
I would not have guessed even last year that I’d be able to sit in my living room on a sunny Saturday morning and do a flyover of Pluto. The texture of this distant terrain is fascinating, but not so much that I’d like to see it first hand.
The heat source is a bit distant for my comfort. I’m fine watching from here.
The image above is of Pluto’s moon, Charon. They’re calling the dark smudge at the top of the moon “Mordor”, which sounds like the first bit of travel marketing for this far end of the solar system.
No doubt the Plutonian Tourism Agency (PTA), when seeking to book tour groups, would have a big challenge in closing the deal, with an average surface temperature of -384 F.
One time honored tactic is to show impossibly beautiful people having fun in the location being advertised. But its hard to see those models when they’re sealed up inside their spacesuits.
And for outright fun, how about “surviving”?
What travel marketing tricks work on you?