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It’s not quite an IKEA in the middle of the airport, but one pop-up shop over in Denmark is bringing a little Scandinavian style to the terminal.
Danish designers have set up an area to display their goodies, as the new shop is doing its thing at Nytorv next to Tax Free (New Square). Things kicked off on May 8, and it sounds like you have a couple weeks to enjoy the offerings from different artists and manufacturers.
There will be an on-site jeweler doing her thing, as well as those putting together some bicycles with a little more style than usual. Woven cane chairs will be assembled right in the middle of all the airport action, as airport officials are all about showing off in what they’re calling a “live showroom.”
Cheers! Let’s raise a glass to United Airlines, as they’re bringing a new spirit to the in-flight beverage cart. They’re calling on an Austin, Texas based company to provide all the vodka to their flights all around the world. It’s Tito's Handmade Vodka that is now the exclusive choice of United Airlines.
We’ve got to admit that we’ve never had a sip of Tito's Handmade Vodka, but we’ve heard good things. We like that it's a somewhat local company, as the new United has family ties down in Texas—thanks to Continental.
Our sis site HotelChatter does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the hotel world. We're also including a few links from VegasChatter, the newest member to the family. So check in and stay awhile.
· The Ultimate Survival Guide to the massive Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas
· Does your friend really "know the GM?"
· Cue the hotel packages themed for Dan Brown's new book
· Perhaps one other reason Karl Lagerfeld was in Singapore
· The Delano is coming...sooner rather than later
· The one rogue power outlet on the Strip
· How's it looking for 4th of July weekend?
· Where to golf around Vegas? Head for the border.
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This is without a doubt the least sexy naked travel post that we've ever blogged. John Brennan is a Portlander with what appears to be a libertarian streak. Last April he was going through a TSA checkpoint when officers detected nitrates on his clothing. In order to demonstrate that he was not in fact carrying explosives, Brennan got totally naked. Problem? Solution.
He was of course immediately charged with violating local indecency laws, because seriously, he got really naked (NSFW, obviously). Those charges were promptly slapped down by a judge. We have a Constitution in this country, and that Constitution entitles you to protest against the government in all kinds of interesting ways, and those ways apparently include being naked.
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The National Peace Corps Association is now offering all-inclusive, 10 and 14-day travel programs to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala for those who want to help out, but can't take a year off to do so.
MPCA's Next Step Travel program features small group travel, hands-on service projects, and educational programs. Projects include connecting with returned Peace Corps volunteers to learn about their work firsthand, spending time volunteering in a Haitian batey (a sugar worker town) to improve the health of the community, and implementing ecologically sustainable projects in rural areas.
Hey, welcome to the start of yet another Hurricane Season!
It really seems as if we just finished hurricane season 2012, what with the scars of Sandy still quite deep, but 2013 is ready to whip up winds and ruin travel plans.
Accuweather is predicting there'll be 16 nameable storms in 2013 (fewer than the 19 of 2012), with 8 of those reaching hurricane strength and 3 making landfalls on the United States.
Kitty cats. They rule the internet and, whether we realize it or not, pretty much the world too. Ever noticed how cats sometimes stake out the coolest spots in a city? This new featureTravel Catfocuses on exactly that. Submit a photo to be featured by tweeting or Instagramming it to us (details below).
Travel Cat spotted in: Udong, Cambodia
This week's Travel Cat is from Sharon Pierson who, while on an "Ice and Heat" tour through Japan, China, Cambodia and Thailand, captured this image of a truly peaceful catnap. She explains:
Shopping Travel / Souvenirs / What Everyone's Buying / Rome Travel / Italy Travel / Religion Travel / → All Tags
Welcome to "What Everyone's Buying," a new series on souvenirs, wherein we investigate what tourist trinkets are the hottest selling in hotspots around the world.
How could a simple black & white calendar, with the simple name "Calendario Romano" cause such a titter among tourists? Simpleby borrowing the pin-up concept and applying it to handsome Roman Catholic priests.
Spend enough time in Rome and you'll begin to notice they're everywherethe fathers in their conservative black vestmentshaving un caffe e cornetto next to you in the morning, or petting a cat on a windowsill. The calendar selects 12 (having a chiseled jawline is more qualification than being actually ordained) and photographs them in innocent occupation, though their eyes betray less than innocent thoughts. Preview all 12 months on the back of each calendar.
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Now that we've already shared a detailed peek at what it's like to fly up front in the cushy seats of Virgin Australia's Business Class, it's about time to show you what economy has to offer on Australia's newest full-service airline.
The flight: Sydney to Brisbane, Australia.
Since our seat was towards the back of the economy section, we boarded from the back stairs which resulted in a speedy boarding and ultimately got us in the air quicker. A primped cabin crew, outfitted in their red skirt suits with purple scarves, warmly greeted every passenger as they headed for their seats. Just like in business class, these seats are covered in soft leather and have headrests that feature random pops of purple, red or light grey to keep the cabin interesting. Of course the major difference comes in seat size and legroom.
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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Thanks to our site siblings over at HotelChatter, we’re pretty darn familiar with the hotel and motel options in and around the world’s airports. However, when it comes to just staying put right inside the airport there’s a new option that could be even more convenient than the airport hotel. That’s only the case if you’re cool with sleeping in some pretty tight quarters, as it looks like some kind of sleep pod recliners have made their way into the terminal.
They've only recently arrived overseas, in Abu Dhabi to be specific. Technically they’re calling them GoSleep, and they’re designed just for that purpose—to go to sleep.
Typical Frankfurt skyline
Don’t complain while in Frankfurt am Main!
Do you have a few days to kill in Frankfurt or perhaps just a few hours? Whether you're stuck with an extra-long layover or find yourself with spare hours between business in town, contrary to popular opinion Frankfurt does actually have interesting things for you to do.
Here are our easiest and cheapest suggestions within spitting distance of the Hauptbahnhof: