July 2015

By N/A, July 30, 2015
No offense to the extraordinary lobster rolls from Charleston’s The Ordinary or L.A.’s Hinoki & the Bird or Minneapolis’s Smack Shack, but sometimes you just have to eat the real thing. Those hankering for from-the-source New England lobster sh...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
No offense to the extraordinary lobster rolls from Charleston’s The Ordinary or L.A.’s Hinoki & the Bird or Minneapolis’s Smack Shack, but sometimes you just have to eat the real thing. Those hankering for from-the-source New England lobster sh...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The competition for America's best slice of pizza might be over (for this year). TripAdvisor pulled together the power of its user reviews to come up with the best cities and restaurants to grab a pie in the United States. Surprisingly, Chicago's ...
By Krista Simmons, July 30, 2015
The South Bay has been oft-overlooked when compared to its hipper, more heavily visited Northerly neighbors like Venice Beach and Santa Monica, but there’s a lot going on in this bustling Beach City. Body surfing, beach volleyball, people watching...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Andrew Ferren, July 30, 2015
Ironically Barcelona’s—and indeed the world’s—largest Art Nouveau complex is often overlooked by architecture lovers who come to the Catalan capital chanting “Gaudí, Gaudí, Gaudí.” Yet just a few blocks away from architect Antoní Gaudí’s celebrate...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
 A software developer from Berlin named Ramiro Gomez created a poster-worthy visualization to every pub in Great Britain. By pulling public data from OpenStreetMap and using the Matplotlib Basecamp Toolkil—a gadget allowing you to plot location co...
By Alexandra Marshall, July 30, 2015
While the stereotype of the chic Parisian woman irks most of the Parisian women I know, it also happens to be the God’s honest truth. Many, many words have been dedicated to analyzing the phenomenon, but the explanation is really simple. Women fro...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
You won’t need a travel visa to attend Brasil Summerfest, but a Metrocard is highly recommended. The annual event brings a taste of Brazil to the streets of New York City with a cultural mix of music and film, all set to a samba beat. Running f...
By Mike Pomranz, July 30, 2015
In his search for America’s quietest spot, Emmy-award winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton wasn’t looking for the absence of noise, but the absence of human-made noise. After visiting locations in all 48 continental states, he chose a locatio...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
An Australian official warned Thursday not to jump to conclusions about a barnacle-encrusted, 9-by-3-ft. piece of flotsam that washed up on the French island of Reunion — a discovery many are saying may be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlin...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
Food, People, Places—a Youtube video series based on exactly what you'd expect—has shared a bit of culinary know-how for sandwich lovers. If you thought your Fraken-wich was a sight to be seen, wait until you see 13 popular sandwiches from around ...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
New York City-based photographer Walter Chang did what we all sometimes wish we could: He quit his job, packed up his life, cleared his savings, and took off on a trip around the world without a truly solid plan as to where he was heading. He expe...
By Max Grinnell, July 30, 2015
By Michal Addady, July 30, 2015
Following consumer complaints about the amusement park’s price discrepancies, Disneyland Paris is facing an investigation by the European Commission and French authorities. The park has been accused of charging customers more based on their cou...
By Tom Austin, July 30, 2015
In Cornwall, England, Port Eliot is the 1,000-year-old ancestral seat of the Earl and Countess of St. Germans, possibly the oldest continuously occupied house in the United Kingdom. Napoleon, sailing by the property, called Port Eliot the “most be...
By Katie James, July 30, 2015
By Corina Quinn, July 30, 2015
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
By Corina Quinn, July 30, 2015
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
By Corina Quinn, July 30, 2015
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
If you think a nice nap in a steam room is just what you need to relax after an intense workout, think again. Shape spoke with Dr. Daniel Vigil, an associate professor of health sciences at UCLA and team physician for the UCLA Department of Int...
By Bridget Arsenault, July 29, 2015
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
Finally, you can wear your favorite landmark—or at least a satellite image of your destination of choice. Cityzen by Azin is a line of apparel and accessories for men and women that feature NASA imagery taken 3-5 miles above cities around the worl...
By Melanie Lieberman, July 29, 2015
The Digs: The Titus Villa, a Laurel Collection Suite at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada  Size: 11,200 square feet Price: $25,000 a night The Skinny: We think Rome’s renowned Emperor Titus would be more than comfortable in this lavish...
By Melanie Lieberman, July 29, 2015
The Digs: The Titus Villa, a Laurel Collection Suite at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada  Size: 11,200 square feet Price: $25,000 a night The Skinny: We think Rome’s renowned Emperor Titus would be more than comfortable in this lavish...
By Melanie Lieberman, July 29, 2015
The Digs: The Titus Villa, a Laurel Collection Suite at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada  Size: 11,200 square feet Price: $25,000 a night The Skinny: We think Rome’s renowned Emperor Titus would be more than comfortable in this lavish...
By Lisa Cheng, July 29, 2015
Australia Get 50 percent off from Intrepid Travel, a Down-Under based small-group tour operator known for taking travelers off the beaten path. Two-for-one Rock to Rock Safari includes: • Two nights in safari camps in the Northern Territory...
By Brooke Porter Katz, July 29, 2015
There was a time in my life when I ate an Amy’s bean-and-cheese burrito almost everyday for lunch. So the 25-year-old me was extremely excited to hear about the organic frozen food company’s latest development: a healthy fast-food drive thru in Ro...
By N/A, July 29, 2015
United Airlines, the world’s second-largest airline by seat capacity, was the target of a group of Chinese hackers who were behind one of the largest breaches of government data in U.S. history. The airline detected an attack on its computer sy...
By N/A, July 29, 2015
It’s back: Disney’s Captain EO ride. The attraction, which graced Epcot originally from 1986 to 1994, stars the King of Pop himself in full 3-D glory. The ride was brought back in 2010 after the pop star’s death, and Disney is reinstating it ag...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
A youth organization called Germen Crew completely transformed a hillside in Pachuca, Mexico. The result is much more than a pretty picture (although it most certainly is that). The group worked with residents to turn the space into a 20,000-squar...
By Jenny Adams, July 29, 2015
Summer screams “road trip,” with the energy of a teenager, conjuring images of bare feet sticking out of an open passenger window and a live stream of black asphalt unfolding in the rearview mirror. Americans in particular have a long and historic...
By Jenny Adams, July 29, 2015
Summer screams “road trip,” with the energy of a teenager, conjuring images of bare feet sticking out of an open passenger window and a live stream of black asphalt unfolding in the rearview mirror. Americans in particular have a long and historic...
By Jenny Adams, July 29, 2015
Summer screams “road trip,” with the energy of a teenager, conjuring images of bare feet sticking out of an open passenger window and a live stream of black asphalt unfolding in the rearview mirror. Americans in particular have a long and historic...
By Jenny Adams, July 29, 2015
Summer screams “road trip,” with the energy of a teenager, conjuring images of bare feet sticking out of an open passenger window and a live stream of black asphalt unfolding in the rearview mirror. Americans in particular have a long and historic...
By Krista Simmons, July 29, 2015
It may seem like the Land of Endless Summers, but there are seasons in Los Angeles. Admittedly, though, they’re marked more by the produce offerings at the farmers markets and events going on around town. Summer is defined not by better weather—th...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
Debris found off the coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean could possibly be from the Malaysia Airlines plane that mysteriously disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8th, 2014. According to CNN, what is thought to be a...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
MileHi insists it's not the Tinder of the skies, but with a name like that it's almost hard to believe. The app is focused on 'networking'—specifically helping solo travelers meet up with like-minded travelers before, during, and after a trip. At ...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
Anyone that can't make it out to the Breaking Bad themed pop-up bar in London can now consider a trip to Istanbul, which is home to a new Walter White coffee house. Water's Coffee Roastery borrows the super-clean aesthetic from the show's secret c...
By Corina Quinn, July 29, 2015
Chef Chloe Coscarelli (you may remember her from the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”) has opened a casual café and restaurant in New York City’s West Village, featuring a menu of 100% plant-based options. The longtime vegan chef partnered with ESqua...
By Corina Quinn, July 29, 2015
Chef Chloe Coscarelli (you may remember her from the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”) has opened a casual café and restaurant in New York City’s West Village, featuring a menu of 100% plant-based options. The longtime vegan chef partnered with ESqua...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
Thirty-seven years old may not seem like such an accomplishment at first, but that comes out to be 111 years in panda years. Jia Jia—an absolutely adorable giant panda living in a Hong Kong wildlife sanctuary called Ocean Park—recently broke the w...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
As if Wow Air's $99 Europe deal wasn't enough for you, the Hudson New York will be celebrating their 15th birthday by offering a limited number of $15 hotel rooms on Thursday, July 30th. Starting promptly at 12:01am, the hotel will put up 15 stand...
By Sarah Z. Wexler, July 29, 2015
Right along the Willamette River, Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District used to be full of warehouses and trains. It's still a little gritty (and you don't want to get stuck behind the trains that still cross it, which can strand you for...
By Andrew Sessa, July 29, 2015
Made famous by Peter Mayles in his 1989 memoir A Year in Provence, and later by Ridley Scott in his 2006 film A Good Year, Gordes is the quintessential Provençal town: a tumble of golden- and ivory-hued medieval walls and buildings and cobblestone...
By Andrew Sessa, July 29, 2015
Made famous by Peter Mayles in his 1989 memoir A Year in Provence, and later by Ridley Scott in his 2006 film A Good Year, Gordes is the quintessential Provençal town: a tumble of golden- and ivory-hued medieval walls and buildings and cobblestone...
By Andrew Sessa, July 29, 2015
Made famous by Peter Mayles in his 1989 memoir A Year in Provence, and later by Ridley Scott in his 2006 film A Good Year, Gordes is the quintessential Provençal town: a tumble of golden- and ivory-hued medieval walls and buildings and cobblestone...
By N/A, July 29, 2015
Cream blushes often feel too cakey to me—like your slathering a mix of paint, lotion, and sunscreen onto your cheeks, and can feel your pores clogging that instant. But not with this miracle, dual-purpose blush and lip stain, which comes in Burber...
By Amy McKeever, July 29, 2015
Things get rather hot and humid in Washington, D.C., at this time of year, which makes it a perfect time to get out of the city. Even if you only have one day to spare, there are many worthy destinations nearby, and we’ve whittled it down to three...
By Nolan Feeney, July 29, 2015
Blue moons aren’t actually blue, but they are as rare as the saying goes. The second full moon in a month is commonly referred to as a blue moon—we had a full moon on July 2, and we’ll have another this Friday on July 31—but there’s a more comp...
By Nolan Feeney, July 29, 2015
Prices for Spanish olive oil are approaching an all-time high as hot weather and disease harm the country’s harvest. Last week the cost of Spanish extra-virgin olive oil rose 5 percent to $4,272 per metric ton—the highest since April 2006 and “...
By Jenna Scatena, July 29, 2015
Just when it seems San Francisco has reached its quota of new, gourmet ice cream concepts (organic floats at The Ice Cream Bar, boutique ice cream sandwiches at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, quirky flavors at Humphry Slocombe), a local coffee roaste...
By N/A, July 29, 2015
Boeing has warned all passenger airliners that including bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries in their cargo could cause fires that destroy airplanes. The U.S. Federal Aviation Agency has also confirmed this word of caution, adding in their ...
By Michal Addady, July 29, 2015
Planning a trip to Abu Dhabi? Forget first class and book Etihad Airways’ new “Residence” option for a mere $32,000, only 26 times the economy saver price. Scoff at the price all you want, Average Joe, but apparently the Residence is a hit. Aft...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
If you're looking to get your hands on a cheap flight to Europe, today is most certainly your day. Wow Air—a budget-focused, Icelandic airline—is offering $99 one-way trips from the U.S. to Europe this fall. That's right: flights to Paris and Amst...
By Nikki Ekstein, July 28, 2015
Sure, you can spend hours—days!—searching for flights and agonizing over finding the best price. But is it worth it? The cheapest flight is rarely the most convenient, and finding the right mix of itinerary, amenities, comfort, and price is the re...
By Lindsey Campbell, July 28, 2015
It’s no secret avid travelers turn to Instagram to document their adventures. After all, what better way to make your friends jealous than with an expertly cropped shot of your fabulous getaway through the lens of your favorite filter? And while s...
By Mike Pomranz, July 28, 2015
A group of men in China claims they’ve built a first-of-its-kind ramen vending machine that they hope will take the low-end meal that became a high-end culinary trend back to the masses. Of course, ramen vending machines already exist – leaving...
By Emily Mathieson, July 28, 2015
In London, it’s not just the coffee that’s fair trade and ethically roasted. A flurry of eateries are ramping up the feel-good factor with their socially minded operations. At the new Skip Garden Café in King’s Cross, the trend is represented in i...
By Jenna Scatena, July 28, 2015
No, it’s not Noe Valley or even the Outer Sunset. It’s Bernal Heights, a far-flung San Francisco neighborhood on the outskirts of the Mission District with a rising food scene. Last year, real estate website Redfin said the neighborhood had the ho...
By Erika Owen, July 28, 2015
Passengers on a recent KLM flight arriving at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam experienced a bumpier-than-usual descent as the pilot fought against winds reaching speeds of 60 MPH. But this airline story has a happy ending—in a true display of skill, ...
By Erika Owen, July 28, 2015
August is almost here—that means there's only a few weeks left of prime beach time. While there are a few essentials for your beach bag—sunscreen (!), a good read, towel, sunglasses, wine—there's one thing that can take your sandy getaway to the n...
By Amy McKeever, July 28, 2015
Peru is popping up at New York’s Chelsea Market this week. In anticipation of the Peru Showroom that will open permanently at the market in 2017, the Peru Show will showcase the country’s famous alpaca wool, music, cuisine, and more from today thr...
By Erika Owen, July 28, 2015
Kathie Lee Gifford has been on a lot of cruises (hundreds, according to the performer). With this in mind, it only makes sense that one of the only places you can get her GIFFT wine is on a Carnival Cruise—and that she's got some killer packing ad...
By Amy McKeever, July 28, 2015
For when regular water just won’t do, a Belfast hotel is launching a “water menu” with water bottle selections that will cost you up to £26.45—or $41.29 in U.S. dollars. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the city’s five-star Merchant Hotel is ro...
By Corina Quinn, July 28, 2015
Charles Smith has a knack for hitting cultural pulse points. A traveler from an early age, he lived in Scandinavia for years, managing concerts and rock bands like The Raveonettes. His culinary experiences on the road stoked his passion for wine, ...
By Corina Quinn, July 28, 2015
Charles Smith has a knack for hitting cultural pulse points. A traveler from an early age, he lived in Scandinavia for years, managing concerts and rock bands like The Raveonettes. His culinary experiences on the road stoked his passion for wine, ...
By Erika Owen, July 28, 2015
On Sunday, 433 balloonist took to the skies in Chamblet-Bussieres, France. This feat broke the world record for the most hot-air balloons taking off simultaneously in one place. The previous record was 391 balloons back in 2013 at the very same sp...
By Scott Haas, July 28, 2015
Small, exclusive ryokans dot the Japanese landscape, offering respite and tranquil arboreal settings, rooms, and meals meant to induce a calm and meditative state. These unique inns, attached to hot springs, are closely tied to Japanese culture in...
By Scott Haas, July 28, 2015
Small, exclusive ryokans dot the Japanese landscape, offering respite and tranquil arboreal settings, rooms, and meals meant to induce a calm and meditative state. These unique inns, attached to hot springs, are closely tied to Japanese culture in...
By Erika Owen, July 28, 2015
You can read all of the infographics and data you want about when to book for the cheapest airfare but sometimes it's easier to have someone spell it out for you. We're not talking about a travel advisor (although, they can do quite a bit that the...
By Ashley Niedringhaus, July 28, 2015
Handing over a credit card for an expensive purchase on vacation can be nerve-wracking, especially when you’re giving it to a pushy jeweler throwing out complicated, confusing industry terms. All too often, tourists are unwittingly charmed out of ...
By Erika Owen, July 28, 2015
The Subway in Zion National Park in Utah may be the only 'subway' that invites visitors to explore its nooks and crannies—probably because it isn't used for travel at all. The space is a natural phenomenon, formed by water rushing through the slot...
By Erika Owen, July 28, 2015
The Subway in Zion National Park in Utah may be the only 'subway' that invites visitors to explore its nooks and crannies—probably because it isn't used for travel at all. The space is a natural phenomenon, formed by water rushing through the slot...
By N/A, July 28, 2015
What It Does: This inflatable car booster seat by BubbleBum ($30), for children ages 4-11, folds flat for packing, weighs less than one pound, and is useful for taxis, carpooling, or when renting a car on vacation. Orwoll and Ekstein—and a couple ...
By N/A, July 28, 2015
In July in the United States hour-long lines snake through Six Flags or Disney theme parks slowly leading sweaty thrill seekers towards roller coasters of all shapes and sizes. In Ireland though, there is but one option to scream yourself hoarse w...
By Tom Austin, July 28, 2015
The culinary circuit in mainland Miami is forever offering new terrain. In downtown Miami, the brand spanking new Golden Fig—a farmhouse cuisine operation helmed by Tomas Prado—has just opened in the former OTC space. Menu highlights include a Flo...
By N/A, July 28, 2015
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, who currently leads in many polls, is the proud owner of an airplane emblazoned with his name—naturally. The plane is a Boeing 757-200 jet and he’s owned it since 2011, according to Business Insider....
By David Morris, July 28, 2015
Japan is both famous for, and proud of, its passenger trains. But the arrival and expansion of low-cost air carriers is giving rail a run for its money. One stark example is the popular trip from Tokyo to Osaka. Aboard the low-cost airline Peac...
By Brad Tuttle, July 28, 2015
Nationwide, the price of gasoline keeps inching lower. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, the average of a gallon of regular was $2.710 as of Monday, nearly a nickel less than the average one week ago ($2.756). “All but seven states in the...
By N/A, July 28, 2015
Travel south in Argentina and the place names begin to change. The letters l, w, and y creep in alongside Spanish syllables: Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Trevelin, Gaiman. Vowels masquerade as consonants. This region of Patagonia, the Chubut province, i...

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