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Slurp It! The 6 Best Oyster Bars in America Right Now

January 28, 2015 at 1:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

As Valentine’s Day, approaches, you’re probably starting to think all sorts of sexy thoughts. Maybe how to impress your date or how to turn on the sexual healing.

You may even be thinking about Oysters, a notorious aphrodisiac said to get people all hot and bothered. (You know you are, just admit it.)

Or, since we're at the peak of the sick season, you might want to boost your flagging immune system. Again, consider oysters as they have more zinc per serving than any other food. And it’s been shown that zinc taken in the early stages of a cold can decrease its severity.

Whether you want to increase your sexytime or decrease your sick time, here are 6 of the best oyster bars in America, where you can slurp bivalves until your heart’s content.

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Take Yourself from London to New York, the French Way, on La Compagnie

January 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM | by | Comment (1)

Last June, we learned that a new all-business class jet would by flying in the skies from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Newark.

Its name? La Compagnie. Its philosophy? To be a "French boutique airline for people who like the freedom of business class travel without the business class price tag." We like French things, biz class and non-biz classes prices, so we're thinking we could be down to try it out, especially now that the airline is adding another route--London Heathrow to Newark-- on March 29.

But the all-important question remains--what are the seats like?

The Boeing 757-200 plane flown by La Compagnie has 19 rows and 74 all-business class seats. Here are the specifics on the seats and the amenities that the biz class travelers will get:

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Airlines Adding Plenty of Super Bowl Flights, But It'll Cost You

January 28, 2015 at 10:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

In case you missed it—the Super Bowl is kicking off this Sunday and airlines are announcing extra flights to get fans down to the desert to check out the game in Arizona.

Alaska Airlines often shares their fondness for the Seahawks, and they’re doing their part to get fans to the game. The carrier is adding two additional round-trip flights between Seattle and Phoenix, and as in the past those fans wearing the jersey of Russell Wilson—the Seahawks' quarterback—will score early boarding departing Seattle.

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How to Do London Fashion Week Without Being a Fashion Week Crasher

Where: Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 1LA
January 27, 2015 at 5:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

You may fancy yourself a fashion maven but perhaps the bigwigs running London’s Fashion Week didn’t get that memo. If you’re not a fashion industry insider but still want to hang out with your fellow fashionistas, here’s an alternative for you: London’s Fashion Weekend.

Held at the close of Fashion Week at Somerset House (virtually next door to The Savoy hotel), this is your chance to take in the catwalk shows, shop at plenty of pop-ups, get makeup and hair consults and ponder the trends of the season while sipping on a glass of bubbly.

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Right Now is Prime Time Razor Clamming Season (Wait, What is Razor Clamming?)

January 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Washington State is currently experiencing an epic razor clamming season. Not familiar with razor clamming? We got you.

Razor clamming is essentially the act of digging for a specific type of clam--the razor clam--and cooking it up at home whether frying it or putting it in a chowder. Still, even in the fish and seafood abundant Pacific Northwest, a lot of people don’t know how these meaty bivalves make it from the beach to the plate.

Which is why we're telling you how to dig for your dinner on your next trip to Washington.

The only catch (pun intended) is that this recreational activity is fairly regulated. But the good news is this epic razor clamming season will run through the end of May, giving you plenty of time to get all your clamming gear, and licenses, in order.

So get your rubber boots on and follow us!

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Beijing Comes to Chicago at The United Terminal at O'Hare

January 27, 2015 at 3:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

The United Terminal at Chicago O’Hare International Airport just got a little artsier.

“City Windows,” a permanent art installation has been unveiled near gate B19, It was created by Chinese artist Qiao Xiaoguang and it’s pretty awesome. So awesome, it might not make us so pissed off to fly United anymore.

The ancient art of Chinese paper cutting was used to create a panorama of iconic images from Chicago and Beijing. The images highlight landmarks like Navy Pier and the Willis Tower in Chicago, and Tiananmen Square and the Olympic Stadium in Beijing. The display symbolizes the deep friendship and cultural and business connections between Chicago and China, and can also be viewed from outside the airport when approaching the terminal.

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How Much Did President Obama Travel in 2014? These Maps Show Each and Every Trip

January 27, 2015 at 2:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's good to be the king... of snazzy air travel.

Everyone knows that the U.S. President is constantly on the move, not only within our own country, but all over the world. But what exactly does a year of Presidential travel look like?

Last week, the Washington Post published a series of maps that show President Obama's 2014 travel schedule month by month.

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5 'Broad City' Filming Locations You Can Visit Without Bevers Ruining It For You

January 27, 2015 at 1:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last weekend, to celebrate the return of Comedy Central's Broad City, the Lyft App gave fans in NYC a ride in their spiffy new Broad City RV (pictured above). For those who missed out, we have the next best thing.

Here are 5 Broad City filming locations you can visit anytime, without Bevers, Abbi's roommate's boyfriend, screwing it up for you.

1. Chalk Gym

Abbi is employed as a Cleaner at NYC's trendy "Soulstice" (seriously, it's the title on her t-shirt) but if you were planning on getting a membership, you're out-of-luck since the gym doesn't actually exist. You can check out the next best thing though, Chalk Gyms in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the Soulstice scenes are filmed. Get ready to Slide and Glide, mothaf*ckers!

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Here's Your First 'Stranded in the Airport During a Blizzard' Story of 2015

January 27, 2015 at 1:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

Even though NYC was largely unaffected by the #Blizzardof2015 last night, with only 10 inches falling in the area, a few unlucky passengers on a London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight from JFK Airport were stuck inside a plane for six hours, waiting to take off, but then a passenger got sick and needed to be removed.

Then the plane had to be de-iced but time had run out. The travelers on flight VS004 were then told the plane would not be taking off tonight after all due to the weather. Given that 7,000 flights in the Northeast were cancelled because of the storm, this was not so surprising.

Unfortunately for the passengers, that decision was made at midnight, an hour after the 11pm curfew for road and subway closures, which meant they were forced to spend the night in the airport.

Passengers were given $15 vouchers to McDonald's, the only restaurant open in the airport. And then they had to find places to sleep inside the airport. Their luggage could not be be taken off the plane because reportedly there was no one qualified to take it off.

The Daily Mail, of course, has photos and eyewitness accounts from passengers. Be hold lots of uncomfortable sleeping positions!

Virgin Atlantic has given the following statement on the event:

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Photo Gallery: Frankfurt Airport's Terrific Tarmac Tour

January 27, 2015 at 9:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's been the subject of many awesome time-lapse videos and even a Star Wars fan fiction-style mini production, but Frankfurt International Airport is pretty great at offering live access via their Airport Tour by Bus.

Called the Flughafen Rundfahrt in German, the tours depart from the pre-security area of Frankfurt's Terminal 1 (level 0, Airport City Mall) and go through security (no airline ticket needed) to join up with a bus for an airside drive all along aircraft at gates, at hard stands, on the Cargo apron, in maintenance hangars, and of course on the runway.

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5 Best Bars to Get Drunk at in Newcastle

January 26, 2015 at 8:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

Newcastle upon Tyne is known for stag parties, scantily dressed men and women (in the middle of winter), and general hedonism revelry. It’s also home to the UK's version of "Jersey Shore", called The Geordie Shore. If you're heading here, you're pretty much DTF--down to find...a good bar to drink at. So please, allow us to help you.

Here are 5 bars to get drunk at in Newcastle:

Where to go for live music? The Cluny.
Hiding in the Ouseburn Valley, it's not the easiest to reach, or even find, the pub, but, once you do, it's worth the rocking. The part music venue, part theater, full-time bar hosts loads of events almost daily, including beer festivals. The tap list is extensive with a ton of craft brews from around the world.

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As Blizzard Hits NYC, Ambassador Taylor Swift is Whale-Watching in Hawaii

January 26, 2015 at 6:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

Greetings from Maui! @haimtheband

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Taylor Swift has taken time out from her busy job as the tourism ambassador for New York City to remind us that it is currently whale-watching season in Hawaii.

The country pop singer was Instagramming like crazy over the weekend during her trip to Maui with the cool girls of the band Haim.

Here is an actual video from the whale-watching session:

YES WHALE. @haimtheband

Une vidéo publiée par Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) le

Not gon' lie. We were a bit jealous. Then the jealousy escalated to near-hatred of Taylor Swift whose official title could be: "Woman Who Rebounded from Jake Gyllenhaal with Harry Styles and Then Made a Chart-Busting Album About It." But before we unfollowed her in jealous disgust, Taylor won us over again with this post.

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