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Delta Air Lines Unveils New 'Anti-Paparazzi' Terminal at LAX

June 11, 2015 at 9:42 AM | by | Comments (0)

Yesterday, we hinted that Delta Air Lines had something special "happening" at LAX this week and here it is---a VIP Anti-Paparazzi service at Terminal 5 called, Delta One.

Officially opening today, Delta One will allow celebrities to check-in for their flight at LAX as well as land at LAX without being seen, or snapped by the paparazzi. Celebs can roll up to Delta One premium check-in entrance, where a personal attendant will check them in from the comfort of a private lounge before they are escorted down a private corridor to security.

Delta One guests landing at LAX will get a Porsche service right off the tarmac which will drive them and their luggage to an undisclosed location on Century Boulevard, away from prying eyes. As one paparrazo told The Hollywood Reporter, "If they're going off the tarmac, there's no way around it."

Fortunately, you don't have to have a lengthy resume on IMDB to get this Delta One service. It's available with first class tickets, starting at an additional $350. Just note, this service may keep you out of sight from the paparazzi but it doesn't drive you to your final destination. You'll still need to coordinate that with your chauffeur.

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Big Things Are Already 'Happening' at LAX

June 10, 2015 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (0)



We've told you before how Los Angeles International Airport is "happening" — and we're not just talking about tasings.

Much of LAX is under construction, including the runways and (most noticeably) its terminals as the airport continues to modernize and update its offerings. But while the jackhammering and plywood will remain for a few more years, new things are already starting to be revealed.

Yesterday, American Airlines announced its new nonstop service to Sydney. The flights will begin on December 17 in a OneWorld partnership with Qantas, flying the flagship Boeing 777-300ER (pending regulatory approvals). Here's a bit more about what will be on board:

American’s new service between LAX and SYD will be operated by the state-of-the-art, three-class Boeing 777-300ER with best-in-class premium customer offerings. The aircraft’s products and services feature all-aisle access, fully lie-flat seats and a walk-up bar in the premium cabins; Main Cabin Extra seating provides more legroom; and all seats feature personal, in-seat entertainment screens with up to 250 movies, over 180 TV programs and more than 350 audio selections, international Wi-Fi capability, and universal AC power outlets and USB ports.

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The Must-Have Travel Accessory on Catalina Island: This Golf Cart

Where: Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
June 8, 2015 at 9:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

Typical Avalon road use

In many parts of Southern California, the must-have accessory is a convertible. On Catalina Island, an hour’s ferry ride off the coast of LA, your must-have accessory is an island answer to a convertible: a golf cart.

As you may know, Catalina is a privately owned island. As you may also know, most of the island's interior is closed to visitors, accessible either by Catalina Island Company-arranged tours, or with a hiking permit. Catalina feels a bit like the town in The Truman Show, in a way; there’s one road that loops around Avalon (the island's only official city) and it is one-way. The only way to drive it yourself is by renting a golf cart.

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Act Fast on Airbnb, and You Might Score an Overnight in Conan O'Brien's Burbank Studio

June 1, 2015 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Conan O'Brien has recently listed the most coveted space in Burbank on airbnb.

Conan is giving one lucky fan and a friend the chance to spend the night of June 3 in the rafters of the Warner Brothers studio where he films his late night talk show. The cost? Just one killer essay explaining "why on earth you'd want to spend five minutes in our rafters, much less a whole night."

Not only will the lucky winner spend the night in the famous studio, they'll also appear on the show. "Conan will talk to you during a real show," the listing states. "So viewers will see you that night on their TVs, and millennials will see you the next day on their infernal devices."

Check out all of the rules and enter your essay here at airbnb.com. But hurry! Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CT on June 1. Yes, today. Get writing.

[Photo: airbnb.com]

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Man Buns of Disneyland is Our New Favorite Theme Park Instagram Feed

May 28, 2015 at 5:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

Two #manbuns spotted in front of the castle! #manbunsofdisneyland

A photo posted by @manbunsofdisneyland on

Whether you love 'em or want to cut them loose, man buns are here to stay. And this summer, we predict they will be in full effect at theme parks across America. After all, no one likes to let their hair down in the sticky hot sun. (Also, some of us still may be concerned about our hair catching on a roller coaster and leaving us not only bald but perhaps, headless. )

For those of you who still aren't sure what a man bun is, or for those of you men who are confounded as to how best display your man bun, youMUST follow Man Buns of Disneyland on Instagram.

This is an offshoot of DILFs of Disneyland and indeed, some earlier photos on the Man Buns stream were sourced by DILFs (Um, did I really just write that sentence?) But no matter, if you want to see man buns, you will get man buns here. There's a man bun eating at a Disneyland restaurant. Another man bun coming off a ride. Man buns in front of the castle. And so many more.

Below are a few of our favorites. Your welcome.

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Heading To San Diego Comic-Con? You Could Score Tickets For Conan O'Brien

May 13, 2015 at 10:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

Conan O'Brien loves going where no late night talk show host has gone before. He's taken his TBS show, Conan, on the road each year since the series launched in 2010, traveling to Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, and, most recently, Cuba.

So, what's next for this traveling talk show? Conan recently announced his show will be the first to broadcast live from San Diego Comic-Con from July 8-12, 2015. Conan has booked the Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego where, for the first time, the show will tape and air new episodes on Friday and Saturday.

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Airbnb Required to Charge Guests a 'Hotel Tax' in Malibu, But It Ain't Slowing Them Down

April 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Heads up Airbnb users planning your summer trip to Southern California.

The LA Times reports that the city of Malibu has negotiated with Airbnb for them to charge their guests 12 percent hotel tax starting on April 20. At the same time, Airbnb has pulled listings from vacation rental companies in Los Angeles from their site as contention grows about the taxes and fees that hosts and the vacation rental companies are able to avoid paying.

This struggle is GDFR in many cities all over the world, but it hasn't slowed down Airbnb's expansion

. The company has recently announced properties in Cuba as well as that it is the "official alternative accommodation services supplier" for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Airbnb is also responsible for making love connections.

So yeah, we don't think "little things" like taxes will stop the company from being everywhere. But bad experiences--for both hosts and guests--might. Here are just a few to read through.

What do you love or hate about Airbnb? Sound off in comments below!

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How To Get Tickets To 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

April 3, 2015 at 2:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

James Corden is just two weeks into his run as the host of The Late Late Show and he's already created a string of viral skits and sketches. Whether James is acting out all of Tom Hanks' movies (with Hanks, of course), being pranked by Katie Couric or hosting his show from a stranger's home, the audience seems to be love everything he does.

As his popularity grows, so does the interest in tickets to his show. Tickets for The Late Late Show with James Corden, which is taped in Los Angeles, are free, and easy to order online.

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Is L.A.'s Pac-Man Street Art Just a Clever Commercial for Adam Sandler's New Movie 'Pixels'?

March 27, 2015 at 4:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Pac-Man seems to be having a resurgence, at least in Los Angeles.

Last week, a new piece of street art appeared in L.A.'s Art District featuring Pac-Man eating pac-dots as "Pinky", the pink ghost, chases him down the street to a sign that reads “GAME OVER.” Though it's unclear who created the new piece, there is some speculation it could be a commercial tie-in for the new Adam Sandler movie Pixels, which is not only about 80s video games, but also released a new trailer last week.

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Rolex Clocks and Terrace Views: Inside the Emirates Lounge at LAX

March 20, 2015 at 4:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

This may be where you'll see Paris Hilton hanging out at LAX before she heads out to Dubai.

On Wednesday, Emirates Airlines officially unveiled their newest lounge on the 6th floor of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

Open to Emirates' First and Business class passengers as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members, the lounge has an array of luxury amenities and services that you'd expect from Emirates. Below are some shots of the lounge, but keep reading to find out what's inside:

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Why Does The Santa Barbara Sea Center Have a Huge Hole in the Floor?

Where: 211 Stearns Wharf [map], Santa Barbara, CA, United States, 93101
March 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes to things to do in Santa Barbara, especially with kids in tow, two places usually come to mind--the beach and the zoo. But while, Santa Barbara Zoo features animals comfortable in the sea, you'll need to head to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearns Wharf to view creatures of the sea.

Although its been around for some ten years in its present incarnation, the Sea Center doesn't seem to make many top attraction lists, with TripAdvisor ranking it #54 in a list of things to do in Santa Barbara. We're not sure as to the why, but we can tell you what you'll find there--including a giant hole in the floor.

Keep reading to find out what that's all about!

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'LAX Is Happening' and That Means Runway Construction and Delays

March 13, 2015 at 10:42 AM | by | Comments (3)

Traveling to or through Southern California is often a bittersweet experience. On the one hand everything is fine and dandy—‘cause California—but on the other is the airport known as LAX.

Airport officials are hard at work looking to fix things up, but just note that it’s going to get worse before it gets better as runway renovation has now begun.

The construction crews are now on-site, and they’re going to be there for quite some time. Right now it looks like three years is the timeline, as work is completed to upgrade and improve the runway safety areas. That’s a good thing, as these things act as a bit of a buffer zone in case of a landing or takeoff issue. Travelers can expect rolling closures of runways and what not, so that means be prepared for delays and delays.

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