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During a recent stay at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, we mentioned to a local how we were looking to explore the local nightlife scene. He rattled off a few nearby bars, none of them too appealing, and then casually mentioned a male strip club about five miles away in North Miami Beach.
He even had a car, he said, and could give us a ride.
Four hours later, we were zipping down Biscayne Boulevard on our way to Swinging Richards.
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恭禧發財 or Kung Hei Fat Choi! That's us wishing you a prosperous new year in Cantonese, seeing as how we've hightailed it out of the United States just in time to miss the big blizzard and instead fall into another kind of blizzardof red hóngbāo envelopes, the kind filled with money given at the start of the Chinese New Year.
Celebrating Chinese New Year is not so simple as getting drunk and standing in one spot to watch some spectacle, a la Times Square; instead, Hong Kong throws a massive bash that lasts for several days of public holiday and focuses on food, family, fun and travel.
By tradition, there's a whole series of "auspicious" things to be accomplished in order to guarantee a lucky, successful year ahead. Some examples are wearing the colors red and gold, dressing up in traditional Chinese attire, tossing and eating a Yusheng Salad, and decorating with tangerines and plum blossom flowers.
If you're super-short on time in buzzing Istanbul (which is something that frequently happens with long layovers), we've "been there done that" so here are the things that’ll let you experience the modern side of Istanbul in a rush.
If you want to see how the beautiful people live in Istanbul, head down to the Kurucesme Park pier and wait to board the complimentary boat that will take you to the privately-owned island home to Istanbul’s Suada Club. Or, as some do, take your own yacht and cross the Bosphorus on your own time.
Suada Club was created in 2006 by the club mogul who owns the wildly popular celebrity hangout nightclub, Reina. Although the original vision was for a club catering to the wealthy who are far too busy to go away on a well-deserved vacation, even commoners such as we are let in and allowed to get a taste of the good life.
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We don’t yet know the teams who will partake in the Super Bowl, but we do know we are going to party hardy. From hotel bars to finished basements, you’ll find a fiesta around every corner come kickoff on Super Sunday.
And why not? It’s the biggest sporting event of the year in America, a time for us to do what we do: Get together, drink beer, and yell at the television. No doubt more events will begin to roll out as we get closer –- especially in the cities of the competing teams -- but here’s a sampling of what's happening around the country for Super Sunday. Be sure to check out your local city for similar events.
Hint: There’s going to be a lot of junk food.
If you're visiting Disney World this fall, don't think you're resigned to only hanging out at Mouse-approved establishments. Several Applebee's locations in Florida are launching "Club Applebee's," turning their family-friendly restaurants into adults-only clubs after hours.
On Wednesdays, those locations will have Ladies' Nights, with specials including $4 margaritas, $6 sangria pitchers, and a $12 half portion Oriental Chicken salad with two glasses of wine. That sound you just heard was a bunch of ladies going WOOOOOO!
Participating locations include Bradenton, North Sarasota, Ocala, and Daytona. There's also one club in St. Petersburg, should anybody want to hit it up while in town for the Republican National Convention.
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When it comes to throwing an airport party, Vancouver International Airport has the right idea. For the last few years they’ve been running something they’re calling “Take-off Fridays,” which to us, kind of just sounds like an awesome airport version of Happy Hour.
For those who haven’t flown through YVR this summer—no problem—as the on-the-ground fun continues through the remainder of the August. On Fridays the airport becomes a little less stuffy and a little more fun, as DJs do their thing along side other live entertainment options. There’s free samples and snacks, balloon artists, face painting, and even chances to win a prize or too. Even the food court restaurants are getting in on the fun with $10 lunch specials fill you up for the long flight home.
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It's being called the "world's first airport club," but the "F*** Me I'm Famous" lounge at Spain's Ibiza Airport is much more than that. It's also likely the first celebrity-themed and celebrity-promoted airport lounge. That celebrity? It's David Guetta, French house music producer and DJ who regularly holds bashes on the party island with the same name as the new airport club.
FMIF at IBZ opened up on July 17 and is actually airside, meaning you've got to be flying in or out of the airport for admittance. Though it seems as though the club will only stick around temporarily to entertain during the summer high season, it's still making history. Is this the future?
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Ain't no party like a private island party...and that's even truer when we're talking about a special private island with a dark history. Like, say, Alcatraz.
Believe it or not, the entire island of Alcatraz is available for nightly private stays through the "experience service," Vayable. It's $600 for up to 20 people or $5,500 for up to 350 people and though the cost may be high, that money goes to the park service, not to ensure you're having a 5-star stay:
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It may be Mardi Gras/Carnaval today, but the party gets started much earlier in some countries. Take Argentina for example, where the celebrations are usually several days full of dancing, music, and...fake snow fights? Yep, totally true, and actually true for other South American countries as well, where aerosol cans of foam make the party.
Last night in Mendoza, we headed into the Parque General San Martín for some lomos (sandwiches) and some getting seriously soaked with nieve artificial (fake snow), not to mention the full water bottles and water balloons being tossed with abandon by little kids and teenagers, further up by all the cheering and taunting that is just as much a part of the experience as the foam.
Happy Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, or anything else you want to call it. Today’s the day to live it up, as the fun runs out once tomorrow arrives. Of course there’s always next year for bead collectors; however, it sounds like the fun is ending forever at one Mardi Gras museum.
Down in Kenner, Louisiana the Mardi Gras museum has been doing its thing since the early 1990s, but unfortunately it just hasn’t been bringing in the cash. That means it’s closing down and all the stuff is going up for auction. The thought was that a last minute influx of cash from city officials would save the museum for the time being, but it looks like all that purple, gold, and green will be up for sale as of March 8.
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Around this time of year, most talk of Mardi Gras parties primarily in The Big Easy. If you are lucky enough to travel a bit further south and take part in Carnival celebrations in Brazil, we will happily admit our envy. Either way, you're pretty much assured to have experiences of a lifetime...plus brags all over Facebook.
On the other hand. Let's just say you have some frequent flyer miles to burn and desire to celebrate Mardi Gras in an English-speaking country. Australia is the answer to your travel conundrum. More specifically, Sydney. The city plays host to a full month-long schedule of events culminating in a colorful parade and high energy dance parties.
This week Indianapolis is being transformed into the party capitol of the world as everyone from sports fans to supermodels begin arriving for the Super Bowl. To accommodate all of these party people, bars and clubs are popping up in vacant spaces around the city.