Who says you can’t take your electronics with you on any adventure, no matter how dirty, thrilling, or dangerous it may be? SUBTECH has created new protective technology that will save our electronic devices from the onslaught of nature’s best—water, winter snow, sleet, and rain, dirt, and anything else Mother Earth can throw at us. The SUBTECH Screen Shield is so much more than a screen protector—anti-scratch technology and premium tempered glass offer extreme scratch and shock proof protection, fitting the iPhone 5 in a choice of black or white for $49.94.
In the age of Yelp and similar open-source forums, restaurant recommendations must often be taken with a grain of salt. Particularly, when you’re in a new city, you often have no way to test the veracity of online claims. Is it really worth checking out this bistro over that one, or are the reviewers over-hyping? Is the service in that sushi restaurant actually terrible, or did someone just have a bad day? If you don’t have a personal, word-of-mouth connection, your only non-Yelp option is to turn to an anonymously compiled and far too vague directory that often leaves you with less information than you want or need. This is especially true when it comes to high-end dining, which is a central part of many epicurean's travel experience, and indeed might even be the reason for their trip. Travel guides like Fromer’s or Lonely Planet might offer slightly more information than the average directory, but they often lack an informed understanding of fine dining, and tend to gloss over it in their food-related suggestions.
Guys (and gals), this is a big deal - a discovery of this nature is a rare occurrence. According to CNN, the olinguito (pronounced oh-lin-GHEE-toe) is “the first mammalian carnivore species to be newly identified in the Americas [hi, South America!] in 35 years." But don’t worry, all of you who are afraid of cute cuddly animals, these little guys basically stay up in the Ecuadorian and Columbian trees jumping around from one to the other, so it’s unlikely you will see one.
It's summer again, and millions of Americans will be hitting the proverbial tarmac to destinations near and far. Of those destinations, U.S. national parks have always been a favorite for millions of travelers every summer. Moreover, with 59 different National Parks spread across the greater United States and its territories, the options have always been quite diverse.
For example, travelers can check out one of California’s 9 National Parks, or perhaps Alaska’s 8 million acre Wrangell-St.Elias Park. However, if you’re really looking for an adventure, and want to get away for the summer, Congress may have just the thing for you. Thanks to a new piece of legislation introduced to the floor of Congress, the countries 60th National park may soon be a reality. However, don’t pack up the tent and grill just yet, as you won’t be able to drive to this park. Nor will you be able to buy a plane ticket there either.
With the July 4th holiday approaching a little fun in the sun is on the minds of many a Metro NJ/NYC area resident! It's time to kick back, relax and enjoy that much deserved vacation. Let's face it, we are invigorated by the energy of the city, but every so often it's nice to escape to a more relaxed atmosphere where you can recharge, relax and renew.
Recently, Joonbug decided to take a beach road trip to the lovely Garden State—New Jersey. We heard quite a bit of buzz regarding a lovely beach retreat that makes you feel as if you are on a Nantucket excursion for the weekend—but yet not far from the city.
Whether you've got a lover or a friend you can take a romantic getaway or staycay to celebrate your love. From New York City to California and all the way to the Caribbean, we've got eight naughty 'n' nice options for you to choose from. Enjoy!
Hotel El Convento: Located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, this small luxury hotel is offering a Romantic Memories Package starting at $250 a night. The package includes deluxe accommodations, complimentary reception serving daily wine and hors d'oeuvres at La Veranda Terrace, a signature tote bag, bottle of champagne, rose petal turndown, and chocolate covered strawberries. Do with them what you will.
The holidays are upon us and if you're not near your family, the holidays breed the perfect opportunity for a quiet or adventure filled get-away. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape, a cozy stay at an inn, or family funtime in the city, we've got you covered. Check out these amazing vacation deals being offered by hotels around the world!
The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth: Located in Dartmouth, New Hampshire, The Hanover Inn is an ideal getaway spot this holiday season. The inn just completed a $40 million transformation, so is rearing to have guests. The hotel is located near the Hood Museum of Art and prime skiing destinations. The Inn is offering a Ski and Stay package that includes a full day pass for two at the Dartmouth Skiway, traditional breakfast for two, accomodations in a redesigned guest room for $269 per night with the promotion code PKGSKISTAY, as well as a Holiday Romance Experience package including accomodations in a redesigned guest room, a bottle of wine, and a holiday memento for $239 per night. The promotions run November 18th through December 30th.
Back in 2010, the fashion designer extraordinaire debuted a series of 20 Diane Von Furstenburg-designed suites for The infamous Claridge’s Hotel in London.
More recently DVF has lent her stylish expertise to Australia’s acclaimed private-estate, Hayman Island Resort, where she’ll soon unveil her two-bedroom penthouse suite.
The penthouse will include all DVF-designed furniture and fabrics, a free-standing stone tub, an American Oak four-poster bed and a grandiose terrace with sweeping uninterrupted views over Australia’s sparkling blue ocean and a lush tropical landscape.
In early 2013, River North at La Salle and Hurron will host a new hotel, The Godfrey. The 221-room Godfrey is the latest concept and lifestyle hotel brought to you by Oxford Capital and Cube Capital. Not only will it be attached to the Hotel Felix (also led by Oxford), it’s set to take over the incomplete, cubist-inspired shell of a building originally carved out for Staybridge Suites, which never came to fruition.
Godfrey will be defined as an independent, upscale, lifestyle hotel with 194 generously-sized studio suites and 27 one-bedroom suites, a chef-driven resto and bar and a 12,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge. Guests will enjoy a top-knotch view of the Chicago skyline.
Now that the “50 Shades of Grey” movie is in the works and Universal has selected its screenwriter, hotels are now jumping on the bandwagon and offeringthemed hotel packages. Starting with Andaz Hotel's who actually replaced the bedside bibles with copies of the toungue and cheek book. If you can't beat 'em (literally), join 'em.
So here’s another package for those enamored with Christian and his antics. Boston's Liberty Hotel has a “Fifty Shades of Sin” package designed for a most titillating night out.