United States Travel Guide
When it comes to travel and tourism there’s one way to get visitors to check out where you call home—a catchy name. We’ve seen neighborhoods across the country and around the world get the nickname treatment, and in New York City alone there’s quite a few of them—think TriBeCa, SoHo, and DUMBO. Now a whole section of the country is getting a new identity, as tourism officials hope to pack even more people in the area’s attractions, hotels, and restaurants.
Apparently doing its thing under the general area that’s known as New England isn't sufficient for some of the more southern states in the region, as spots like Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut want a little more of the attention. Southern New England has plenty of stuff to see and do as well, so they’re welcoming you to stop by and visit SoNew.
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No more Bob's Big Boy. Pass on the Perkins. Can the Cracker Barrel.
The day has finally come that the all-American road trip can be filled with healthy choices to eat instead of fast food and Cheet-os. Thanks to Shft, a multimedia website co-founded by Adrian Grenier and Ford Motor Company, the days of eating at a greasy spoon are over with a shift to wholesome and healthy fare. Besides, who likes driving with orange fingers anyway?
The '"sustainable culture" website has teamed up with the car company to create an iPhone app called Food Tripping to help those Jacks (and Jills) hitting the road this summer in the quest to see America. All from your iPhone, you can find fresh, healthy, local food options in between seeing the largest ball of twine or Corn Palace.
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There's a distinct difference between "fan" and "stan." A fan has a normal affection for a product, person, or somesuch. A stan? Well, they're different. They fall into the batshit category. They go too far. They can be dangerous.
That's how American Airlines crew could categorize the passenger they had to remove from a recent flight from LA to JFK.
A woman, obviously Whitney Houston's biggest fan, repeatedly sang her "I Will Always Love You" song for hours on end, before passengers had had enough.
When it comes to international travel the most stressful part—at least to us—is trying to locate a stupid pen to fill out the arrival paperwork. Usually a fellow passenger or flight attendant has pity on us and loans us a Bic; however, the need for pen and paper might soon be a thing of the past.
Uncle Sam—through the United State Border Control—is rolling out some new technology in hopes of speeding up the border control process. Kiosks will soon be available to welcome passengers to—and back to—the United States, as paper forms are filed away forever. The first airports testing out the new procedures will be Vancouver International Airport and Chicago-O’Hare, so things won’t change overnight.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis took a royal culinary tour of London over the weekend.
The usually low key Hollywood couple was spotted hanging out with Princess Beatrice and her long-time boyfriend Dave Clark at some of the city's trendiest restaurants and bars on Saturday.
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The temperatures are warming up and that can only mean one thing for the city of Chicago; it's festival season! We don't know, but it might be that fact that the majority of the year Chicagoans are cooped up indoors to dodge the wintery weather, but very few cities around the world love their street fairs as much as Chi-town does.
Annual events like Taste of Chicago, North Halsted Street Market Days and Blues Fest will be in full effect on their respective weekends, but we've got some festival favorites. Pack some comfy shoes, sunscreen and social skills because it's time to hit the streets.
In case you are just tuning into the internet for the first time, let us remind you that The Onion is a satirical news organization dedicated to all things hilarious. In their latest fact finding mission, they’re filling in the public on a recent "FAA report" about Spirit Airlines, and let’s just say they’re less than impressed.
Through plenty of expletives and anecdotes we learn that traveling with Spirit Airlines might not be worth it—even despite those low, low fees. Charges for this and charges for that are unwelcome, and the nickel-and-diming quickly ruins any deal that you thought you were getting.
Opportunities seem to be few and far between if you’re looking to score a job with an airline. Sure there might be some chances to get a behind-the-scenes role pushing papers or filtering spreadsheets, but the up in the air openings only come around every so often. Well that time is now, as it looks like American Airlines is preparing for an influx of resumes and applications.
Flight attendant positions are now available from the American Airlines careers site, so now’s the time to put the finial touches on your application and click submit. They’re looking for flight attendants with some foreign language experience—everything from Finnish to Chinese—but if you’re only good with English that should be okay too.
The Great Gatsby, which hits theaters today, is set on Long Island, NY and was filmed in Australia, but that's not stopping hotels around the country from taking advantage of the movie's release by offering Gatsby-themed packages.
Tampa, FL might not conjure up images of glamor and decadence but the Vinoy Renaissance is hoping to change that with their ritzy Roaring Twenties Experience Package. The deal includes lodging, dinner for two from their 1925 menu, prohibition cocktails, Charleston lessons, and a downtown carriage ride. Rates start at $379 with promo code P51.
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Just the other day we were talking about Frontier, and all of their new fees and charges. Bottom line is that these can be avoided, and the way to get around most of them is to just book directly with the carrier. That means flyfrontier.com is your one and only spot for Frontier tickets, so please skip over Expedia, Orbitz, and all those other websites.
Now to publicize things even more it looks like Frontier is revamping their livery. Don’t worry about their furry and fuzzy animals, as those are certainly sticking around. In fact they even brought Mickey the Moose out of retirement to adorn one of the Airbus airplane tails.
If you're going to be in Philly this weekend and are looking for something fun to take the kids to (or you just happen to really love train stations), then here's something to add to the ol' itinerary. 30th Street Station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of 200 stations celebrating National Train Day this Saturday May 11th.
The theme of this year's event, which will be taking place simultaneously in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington DC (just to name a few), is "trains matter." Well, duh. We could've told you that!
Still, the event offers Amtrak an opportunity to bask in its own glory for a brief moment, and celebrate the 31.2 million passengers who used the national rail service in 2012.
Last year, Philly's 30th Street Station hosted a day-long event with model train displays, giveaways, and culinary demonstrations of meals served in Amtrak dining cars—so you can expect much of the same this year. Additionally, the station will be offering tours of private luxury railcars, in case you've never been in one of those before.
Regardless, 30th Street Station is a must-see train station, and one of our favorites that we've traveled through. Not only is it the second most active station in the entire US, its gorgeous main terminal is on par with that of Grand Central, in terms of soaring ceilings, giant windows, and the pleasant hum of commuters shuffling by all day long. There's even a KAWS statue at one end of the terminal!
Downtown Atlanta could easily pass for Hollywood this week as a parade of stars has been making their way to Woodruff Park for Anchorman 2.
Sacha Baron Cohen, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Kanye West, Kirsten Dunst, John C. Reilly, and James Marsden have all been spotted filming cameos for the movie, along with the movie's original cast members - Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner - at the park.