Articles by christinegarvin

Posh Spice is the Newest British Ambassador

Posh Spice is the Newest British Ambassador March 15, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
In case you weren’t sure if you wanted to visit Britain anytime soon, the British tourist board is hoping Victoria Beckham’s never-smiling face will seal the deal. Yep, Beckham is the newest ambassador to get people worldwide thinking, “yes, I definitely want to visit the country where...

Postcard Perfect: Spider Sculpture, Tokyo

Postcard Perfect: Spider Sculpture, Tokyo March 5, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The amazing spider sculpture shown above is the work of artist Louise Bourgeois, and is one of the largest sculptures ever made. Over 30ft high and 33ft wide, a version of the spider named ‘Maman’ can be found in different locations throughout the world, including this one at the Mori Art...

Google Maps Invades the OCEAN

Google Maps Invades the OCEAN March 5, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’ve been wondering how to get to back to that one spot in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, you’re in luck. Google Maps has expanded its reach. According to Jaunted, University of Queensland Global Change Institute and Underwater Earth have teamed up with Google to provide photos...

Ultimate Pet-Friendly Hotel: W in Scottsdale, AZ Offers Dog Yoga

Ultimate Pet-Friendly Hotel: W in Scottsdale, AZ Offers Dog Yoga February 29, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Your dog’s body deserves to remain as limber as yours, right? Or so the managers of the W Hotel in Scottsdale believe, it seems. According to Hotel Chatter, every first Tuesday of the month at 7pm, the courtyard of the hotel fills up with yoga mats and downward-dog-loving doggies. But this monthly...

Best Airline Food Winner: Turkish Airlines

Best Airline Food Winner: Turkish Airlines February 28, 2012 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
While many airlines continue to downgrade food options…and, well, flavor, Turkish Airlines has decided to move in the other direction. Meals on a Turkish Airlines flight can include such delectable items as stuffed eggplant and walnut pear tart. Plus, they offer tasty Kosher, vegetarian, and seafood...

Postcard Perfect: La Recoleta Cemetery, Argentina

Postcard Perfect: La Recoleta Cemetery, Argentina February 27, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Located in Buenos Aires, the La Recoleta Cemetery contains the graves of famous people including Eva Perón, Raúl Alfonsín, and presidents of Argentina. Built around 1732, the cemetery surrounds the Our Lady of Pilar convent and a church, and contains incredibly beautiful crypts such as the one captured...

“Portlandia” Travel Guide Book in the Works

“Portlandia” Travel Guide Book in the Works February 27, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
We’ve seen plenty of books become TV shows or movies. But this time, we get to see things flipped around. Portlandia, IFC’s hit series that makes fun of hippies and hipsters in Portland, is expanding into guide book territory. Now that the show has become a bonafide buzz term on the web,...

Hotel Where Whitney Houston Died Already Added to LA “Dearly Departed” Tour

Hotel Where Whitney Houston Died Already Added to LA “Dearly Departed” Tour February 24, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Want to add an especially creepy tour option to your next LA trip? We’ve got just the one for you. Never one to wait the appropriate amount of grieving time, one of the “famous people” tours almost immediately included to their list the hotel where Whitney Houston recently passed, the...

Postcard Perfect: Girl in Tajikistan

Postcard Perfect: Girl in Tajikistan February 17, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Tajikistan is a small country sandwiched in between Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. Most of the population is part of the Persian-speaking Tajik, who shares language and culture with Afghanistan and Iran. The country became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991 and still maintains...

LAN Launches LGBT website in time for Carnivale

LAN Launches LGBT website in time for Carnivale February 17, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
LAN, Latin America’s largest airline, has smartly decided to focus on the LGBT travel market. They’ve launched a site dedicated to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) travel in South America, with at least two very good-looking men on the front page. Besides jetting down to Rio for...