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Couple Says 'I Do' in Impromptu In-Flight Wedding on JetBlue

June 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

It won't be winning at Pinterest, but a recent mid-air wedding is quickly capturing the hearts of travelers, thanks to a YouTube video making the rounds.

The couple who said their "I dos"—Chas and Dina—hopped a JetBlue flight to Seattle in order to elope. At some point, the cabin crew found out about this romantic plans, and decided to offer some in-flight entertainment in the form of an onboard wedding ceremony.

Weddings on airplanes are nothing new. Virgin Australia (nee Virgin Blue) hosted one as early as 2008, Southwest had their first mid-air marriage just last year, and Fiji Airways currently holds the Guinness World Record for world's highest ceremony. (At 41,000-feet, if you were wondering.)

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This is Either the Sweetest or Creepiest Way to Get a Free Ticket Around the World

November 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM | by | ()

Free flights around the world, and a friendly seatmate to accompany the adventure? Sounds like it's too good to be true, and that it is, to an extent, as a 28-year-old redditor named Jordan Axani has advertised a peculiar offer for any intrepid traveler named Elizabeth Gallagher to join him on an already booked trip.

There are, however, some caveats. Aside from the obvious requirement to be named "Elizabeth Gallagher," you have to be Canadian, have at least 18 days off to travel, and be able to get away for those 18 days over the holidays (December 21 - January 8). Why that name? It's simple—Azani booked the flights for himself and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Gallagher, but they broke up before the vacation arrived.

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'Non-Stop Love': Southwest Airlines Hosts Its First Inflight Wedding

November 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM | by | ()

Imagine: You and your significant other are planning to get married, and realize that you have earned enough frequent flier miles for 30 people. What do you do?

Option A: Have a modest ceremony, then go on the kind of incredible, globe-trotting honeymoon that even game shows don’t give out. Option B: Trade your frequent flyer miles in so 30 of your friends and family members can watch you get hitched on an airplane soaring 32,000 feet over Arkansas.

If you’re Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart, the answer is B. Obviously.

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How to Kiss in France

Where: France
October 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM | by | ()

Even tombstones get multiple kisses in France.

Every country, and culture, has its customs. The Japanese consider tipping after meals an insult. And in Germany, you should never—ever!—jaywalk, even if it’s 4:00 a.m. and there’s no traffic.

Meanwhile, in France, the cheek—or cheek-to-cheek or cheek-to-cheek-to-cheek—kiss is a sort of cultural delicacy, like fine wine. For example, you wouldn't order a Lyon wine in the heart of Burgundy, just in the same way you might want to be cautious when you kiss only two cheeks in Burgundy, when, typically, you should kiss four.

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Follow in the Edinburgh Footsteps of the 'Outlander' Scottish Wedding

September 22, 2014 at 2:53 PM | by | ()

Saturday night's big wedding — and wedding night — episode of Outlander has some brides fantasizing about their own Scottish ceremony.

Most of the Outlander nuptials were filmed in Ayrshire, but Historic Edinburgh's Royal Mile and Edinburgh’s Old Town also play an important role in the Outlander stories as the place where Claire and Jamie reunited.

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Bill Murray Gives the Best Advice

May 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM | by | ()

It's a well-known fact that actor Bill Murray can turn up anywhere, at anytime, inject your life with a dash of sage-like wisdom, and then disappear back into the world like some kind of burly fairy godmother. Events like these happen with such delightful randomness and frequency that there's a website devoted to tales of Bill Murray encounters.

One such appearance occurred this week, at a bachelor party in Charleston, WV. Murray is caught on video (posted on Deadspin) sharing his tip for deciding whether or not marriage is the right choice in a relationship. As you can guess from the fact we're talking about it, Bill's focus is on travel companionship.

You can watch the video above to get it straight from Murray's mouth, or see the quote below.

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Three Destinations Ideal for a George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Wedding

Where: Laglio, Italy
April 28, 2014 at 2:48 PM | by | ()

Now that George Clooney's mom has confirmed that the world's most notorious bachelor is indeed settling down with Amal Alamuddin, it's time to start wedding planning.

Based on Clooney's own travels and favorite locations, we've narrowed it down to 3 potential locations for the couple's nuptials:

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George Clooney and His New Girlfriend are on a Luxury Vacation Spree

Where: Tanzania
March 20, 2014 at 2:52 PM | by | ()

Barrister Amal Alamuddin has figured out that one of the many perks of dating George Clooney is the non-stop luxury travel.

On March 13, George and Amal were spotted strolling arm-in-arm along the beach in Seychelles with a couple of frosty drinks. Then, just a few days later, George brought her to Tanzania to watch wildlife.

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Three Celebrity Valentine's Day Travel Ideas to Use Next Year

February 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

If your Valentine's Day was a total disappointment, here are three perfect celebrity dates you can live through vicariously.

· X Factor UK judge Nicole Scherzinger spent Friday afternoon on a romantic tour of Rome with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Lewis Hamilton. The couple had an idyllic day feeding each other Gelato, riding around on scooters from Bici & Baci, and touring the Colosseum.

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Travel Gift Idea: Engrave a Beloved Latitude and Longitude onto Jewelry

October 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM | by | ()

As much as we hate to say it, now is the time to begin buying holiday gifts…specifically those which require some extra time for customization. Now comes the difficult part: what exactly to get for someone who "has it all," or "has been everywhere?"

We've had our own eye on simple, metal jewelry stamped with the latitude and longitude of a special place. Google Maps can easily provide that information, and handmade-focused sites like Etsy are chock full of expensive and inexpensive options, from leather cuffs with tiny pewter plaques, to engraved necklace pendants and this unisex ring.

For example, a friend went this route to commemorate the very location she made a life-changing decision and literally changed course. She now wears a bracelet to remember to keep moving forward, even if it's actually away from that specific spot.

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5 Real Locations in Seoul from Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Music Video Sequel, 'Gentleman'

Where: Seoul, Korea
April 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM | by | ()

It's craxy to think that it's already been 9 months since the South Korean hit song "Gangnam Style" began its viral spread and climb from K-pop success to international movement. Just as crazy is the fact that the music video holds the record of being the first YouTube video to be viewed over 1 billion times.

Last week, Psy released the sequel song and video to Gangnam Style, called it simply "Gentleman." To say it was highly anticipated would be a gross understatement, but we're happy to say that Psy hasn't let us down one bit; in fact, it's reignited our love for Seoul.

For the uninitiated, Psy is a South Korean pop star, though he's also been called a rapper. In this song and video, as in Gangnam Style, he pokes fun at the style and assumed swagger of Seoul's Gangnam-gu, a flashy district with high rents, high expectations and a focus on the high-status lifestyle. Psy traipses about the city as he thinks a gentleman would, although he's unable to part with his un-gentlemanly ways until he finds a girl who puts him in check. No amount of money or indulging in what's construed as classy can fix his pranking ways, but love can.

Without further ado, here's 5 real-life locations from the music video, "Gentleman":

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Cross the Atlantic for the 200th Anniversary of 'Pride & Prejudice'

March 4, 2013 at 5:07 PM | by | ()

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Cunard World Club is offering Austen-themed tours on select Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossings.

The tours include a visit to the Winchester Cathedral with a focus on the Life & Times of Jane Austen, a trip to the Jane Austen Museum and Chawton House Library, and a day trip to Stonehenge and the Salisbury Cathedral, one of the filming locations in 1995's Sense & Sensibility.

Tours start at $850 and take place in July, August, October, and November. To see the full schedule, visit cunard.com.

[Photo: cinemagogue.com]