Articles by christinegarvin

New Mega Yacht is Out of Control – and Can be Operated by an iPad

New Mega Yacht is Out of Control – and Can be Operated by an iPad June 4, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Looking for a new yacht? Well, you might have to wait a bit longer for this £15 million one. It seems its current owner is pretty happy with it. And who wouldn’t be ecstatic with a yacht that took five years to build, and includes a hull built from glass and the ability to be controlled by an...

Nintendo Introduced to Visitors of the Louvre

Nintendo Introduced to Visitors of the Louvre May 31, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Okay, so it’s not Nintendo, exactly. It’s just a game that looks a whole lot like Nintendo by the makers of Nintendo. Musée du Louvre officials have decided to bring the old art museum into the 21st century with their new hand-held devices that help guide visitors around the palace. They’ve...

Postcard Perfect: Hotel Region, Montpellier

Postcard Perfect: Hotel Region, Montpellier May 31, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
In the southern French city of Montpellier, many of the hotels have medieval roots, with updates being made during the 16th and 18th centuries. Beyond the hotels, the city itself is full of rich European history, from housing one of the oldest universities in the world, University of Montpellier, to...

The Most Ridiculous Things You Can Buy with Airline Miles

The Most Ridiculous Things You Can Buy with Airline Miles May 21, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
You probably believed that you could only use airline miles to pay for flights, hotels, or rental cars. Au contraire. Airline miles can apparently be used for so much  more according to a newly published study. Thanks to Idea Works, a marketing research company, we now know exactly what those miles...

Postcard Perfect: Church of Livadia, Crete

Postcard Perfect: Church of Livadia, Crete April 30, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
On the island of Crete – the largest of Greece’s islands – stands the Church of Livadia. It has quite the colorful interior, reflecting Crete’s distinctive culture from the rest of Greece. The island has its own poetry form, Mantinades, along with music and indigenous dancing....

“Hangover Bus” Offers Vitamins and Fluids on Las Vegas Strip

“Hangover Bus” Offers Vitamins and Fluids on Las Vegas Strip April 30, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Praise be to all that is sacred! The perfect invention has just been unveiled in Sin City, where it may be most needed. Anesthesiologist Jason Burke has just introduced “Hangover Heaven” in Las Vegas: a bus service that tours the strip, giving vitamins, amino acids, and other medications...

French Tourism Ad Campaign to Bring in Brits During Olympics is a Total FAIL

French Tourism Ad Campaign to Bring in Brits During Olympics is a Total FAIL April 30, 2012 | Business, Travel News | Read More
Whoops. Stock images apparently don’t always save the day. Particularly if you are heading up an advertising agency who is running a large campaign for a country. Unfortunately, an agency out of Britain called The Line Agency seemed to believe otherwise. Atout France – France’s tourism...

Postcard Perfect: Wangfujing Market in Beijing

Postcard Perfect: Wangfujing Market in Beijing April 13, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Wangfujing, one of Beijing’s most popular and famous shopping streets, is located in the Dongcheng District of the city. The street has long been known for its commercial activities, having existed since the middle of the Ming Dynasty. Food stalls are densely packed along the street, offering a...

Postcard Perfect: Ceiling of the Charbagh Theological School in Iran

Postcard Perfect: Ceiling of the Charbagh Theological School in Iran April 13, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
This magnificent ceiling is located at the Charbagh Theological School in Isfahan, Iran. Once one of the largest cities in the world, Isfahan is still famous for its architecture, which includes mosques, covered bridges, palaces, and boulevards. Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is even a World Heritage...

New Commuter Espresso Machine Also Great for Travelers

New Commuter Espresso Machine Also Great for Travelers April 13, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Coffee drinkers continue to be a luckier and luckier bunch. Now there’s no need to hit the Starbucks drive-thru to deal with that morning commute. Well, at least if you are in France. Where we don’t think they have drive-thru Starbucks. All that aside, we’re sure the new Handpresso...