Articles for North America

What to See & Do Outside the DNC/RNC Conventions

What to See & Do Outside the DNC/RNC Conventions August 23, 2012 | North America, USA | Read More
Perhaps you’ve been trying to ignore all the political hoopla, but you won’t be able to do so much longer. It’s game-time in the final run up to presidential elections in November, as conventions kick off later this week. The Republic National Committee’ convention is up first,...

New National Park: Fort Monroe

New National Park: Fort Monroe November 8, 2011 | Travel News, USA | Read More
There is a new national park in town, thanks to President Obama. Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia finally made the cut as a National Park on November 1st, making it the 396th park in the US system and the first during Obama’s presidency. The new national park, named after U.S. President James...

Crazy Horse Continues to Ride Strong

Crazy Horse Continues to Ride Strong September 9, 2011 | North America, Travel News, USA | Read More
Mount Rushmore may get all the glory, but there’s a bigger monument in town. The Crazy Horse, a monument currently being built to honor the Native American war leader, is only a twenty mile drive from Mount Rushmore. When completed, Crazy Horse will be six-hundred and forty-one feet wide and five-hundred...

Palaces and Gourmet Dining: Flash Mobs Get Fancy

Palaces and Gourmet Dining: Flash Mobs Get Fancy May 11, 2011 | Food Lovers, New York, Travel News | Read More
Most of us love a good surprise…especially if it involves a gourmet meal. But how would you like a surprise meal on the L train to Brooklyn…especially if it’s served up by a flash mob from A Razor, A Shiny Knife? In perhaps the most perfectly choreographed flash mob ever, a group of three...

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats?

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats? May 10, 2011 | Canada, Local Insight, North America, Travel News | Read More
So, which do you think is the friendliest country, eh? If you didn’t pick up on the hint there, we’ll make it easy for you: Canada. As reported by Yahoo! Travel, respondents to an HSBC Bank International’s Expat Explorer survey voted the Great White North as the most welcoming amongst 25...

Hotels & Art Museums Team Up, Results are Beautiful

Hotels & Art Museums Team Up, Results are Beautiful May 9, 2011 | Culture/History, France, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Travel News, UK | Read More
Hotels and art seem to go hand in hand, and the more creative the results, the bigger interest from the public…naturally. Around this place, we like to pretend we’re cultured too, and so we’re stoked to hear Le Meridien Hotels are offering a new Unlock Art program. Le Meridien has created new...

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World May 4, 2011 | Asia, Bangkok, Chicago, Colorado, Food Lovers, Las Vegas, Mexico, San Francisco, Thailand, USA | Read More
You might know it as the Mexican holiday that involves tequila, Coronas, and maybe a sombrero or two, but the special day actually commemorates a battle won by Mexican forces on May 5th (shocker, I know) 1862. Called the Battle of Puebla, the win against French forces was an unlikely one. With 8,000...

Place Your Bets: Which Airport Will Be Next to Have a Sleeping Air Controller?

Place Your Bets: Which Airport Will Be Next to Have a Sleeping Air Controller? April 29, 2011 | North America, Travel News | Read More
A third air controller has been fired for sleeping on the job, this time at Seattle’s Boeing Field. Apparently, the man was already facing disciplinary action for falling asleep on two other occasions. While tighter regulations are now being enforced (i.e. controllers must have at least 9 hours between...

An All-Electric Trip Down Old Route 66 May Be Possible

An All-Electric Trip Down Old Route 66 May Be Possible February 3, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News, USA | Read More
If you have ever tried to create an off-the-wall road trip, you know that a good eye for gas stations can be important in rural areas, or in the Great Plains states. But for those with faith in scientific research, all-electric vehicles (we’re looking at you, Nissan Leaf) could still make the same...

Force The TSA to Remember the 4th Amendment: Wear Inflammatory Clothes

Force The TSA to Remember the 4th Amendment: Wear Inflammatory Clothes December 15, 2010 | Travel News, USA | Read More
Note, we do not advocate wearing inflammable clothes, because inflammable is the same as flammable and we don’t want anyone going up in a puff of smoke. But for those with room in their carry-on for a bit of snark, we came across these amusing bits of Fourth Amendment-related clothing. By using...