Articles Tagged ‘New York’

5 Places in 4 Cities Where You Can Go Camping

5 Places in 4 Cities Where You Can Go Camping July 25, 2012 | General | Read More
“Camping” and “city” aren’t words that are often found in the same sentence, but believe it or not, some of the world’s most densely populated cities also have some incredible campgrounds. Bonus? Few people know about them, so you’re likely to experience more solitude than you’d...

Where Can You Get the World’s Most Expensive Massage?

Where Can You Get the World’s Most Expensive Massage? November 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Recently the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii, announced its new and ultra expensive massage: the 20-Hands Duo Massage, for $2,000. And yeah they do mean “20 hands,” from extremely skilled masseuses who practice weekly to make sure nobody’s fingers collide. That would be embarrassing. The idea...

Passing Cloud Could Change Commercial Flight Forever

Passing Cloud Could Change Commercial Flight Forever November 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Although the majority of us (sadly) are usually in a rush while flying, New York-based architect Tiago Barros has created a new method of travel that focuses more on the journey and less on how long it takes to get there. Countering our world’s obsession with the fast and efficient, Barros has...

“Hollywood” Sign Neighborhood is Crappy to Live In – But Are You Surprised?

“Hollywood” Sign Neighborhood is Crappy to Live In – But Are You Surprised? October 3, 2011 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
The residents who live around the “Hollywood” sign are mad as hell and they aren’t going to take it anymore. Well, sort of. After many, many years of dealing with tourists from all over the world tramping as close as possible to the famous landmark, locals are trying to come up with...

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places August 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Plane tickets, neck roll, passports and visas — wow, what a hassle! There’s got to be a better way! Are you wary of trying new things? Had enough of learning local customs, tasting scary delicacies, and dealing with just plain unfamiliar smells? Sick and tired of not being understood when...

New York’s Yotel Choosing Robot Over Bellhop

New York’s Yotel Choosing Robot Over Bellhop July 12, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s really only a matter of time isn’t it? Before robots take over human jobs, that is. It’s been predicted in Hollywood for ages, and we all know that whatever happens in Hollywood happens in real life. But is this the beginning of the end for the hotel bellhop? According to the Daily...

Find Gold On The Street, Pay For Your New York Vacation

Find Gold On The Street, Pay For Your New York Vacation July 5, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Everyone complains about how expensive New York is. It’s not necessarily true. Sure, rent and hotels can be excessive, but food costs the same as anywhere else, and there are always free or cheap things to do to keep you entertained. But if you’re still hell-bent on spending money, but need...

Hotel Williamsburg’s Staff Uniforms are Stylin’

Hotel Williamsburg’s Staff Uniforms are Stylin’ June 27, 2011 | Business, Travel News | Read More
Seems the powers-that-be at the gorgeous new Hotel Williamsburg in Brooklyn figured their staff needed to look as cool as the hotel’s design So they called in fashion brand Brooklyn Industries to create uniforms for the entire staff, including waitstaff, poolside bartenders, and housekeeping....

Orlando vs. NY: Tourist Capital Throwdown

Orlando vs. NY: Tourist Capital Throwdown June 20, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
As if the US didn’t have enough to disagree over, New York and Orlando have been taking potshots at each other about the number of tourists each city sees in a year. Orlando — its biggest draw being the Disney World resort — has long held the crown for most visitors per year but, according...

Street Food Carts are a “Heck of a Lot Cleaner” Than Restaurants

Street Food Carts are a “Heck of a Lot Cleaner” Than Restaurants May 31, 2011 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
Street food is almost a given when traveling. There are several benefits: convenience, price, insight into local culture. But many people poo-poo the idea of eating food cooked in a cart. Cleanliness and health are big concerns, and while that may be more true in developing countries around the world,...