Apparently Montauk is getting the Brooklyn-treatment. The hipster is eschewing the Hamptons in favor of this "drinking town with a fishing problem" and Montauk residents have their fair share of complaints. So much that signs featuring a fedora with a slash through it have been popping up throughout the community. The fedora, of course, representing a hipster.
A hipster comes in many forms and varieties, but it is safe to say that all hipsters come with a fair degree of narcissism, this being one of the campaign's major concerns.
LaGuardia's Bisoux Restaurant is getting with the times, and perhaps a little ahead of the times, by amping up their technology.
Chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson bring a new kind of eatery to Terminal D - complete with the most up-to-date gizmos...iPads! 72 iPads were installed, 12 at the bar, and 60 at tables, so that diners can order drinks and dishes more quickly.
They can also use the tablets to check on their flights, log into Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail, play games, or browse the web. Diners can even order news and magazine titles and have the publications delivered right to their seats! If you're heading on vacation this summer, this seems like the best spot around for your pre-flight party.
Um, can every restaurant and airport do this please?
If the summer heat is getting you down, then consider booking an evening at the Snow Castle restaurant in Finland. The Snow Castle offers a unique experience of staying at a hotel and dining in a restaurant made of snow.
So, how does it work? The temperature in the hotel is at 23 degrees Fahrenheit, while offering the same amenities as a regular hotel- except wearing your coat and hat indoors is a must.
Luckily, the menu items aren't cold too. The restaurant serves local fish like salmon and perch served with vegetables. You can also find an array of soups and lamb on the menu.
Design competitions are all about finding the most innovative, beautiful, and sometimes most environmentally friendly concepts to shape the way we look at structures. Design affects entire cities, states, and countries for years to come. Phases like the Art Deco movement survive years after its creation because of its beauty and historical significance. The Taiwan Tower Internation Competition painstakingly went through hundreds of entries recently and chose a design by Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto entitled The Oasis to build at the Taichung Gateway Park.
December is here, and while the weather outside isn’t quite frightful, many are already ready for what this holiday season has to bring. The Christmas tree is lit up in Rockefeller Center, the ice skating rinks are open to the public, and coffee chains are doling out seasonal beverages like there’s no tomorrow. While we wait for our winter wonderland however, many in China anticipate their own. Every year at the start of January an entire city of ice and light is created as part of the Harbin International Ice Festival. The ethereal city is home to some of the most beautiful ice sculptures in the world.
Google Shopper: This app finds products at the lowest prices in your area. You also get access to special offers from "deal sites" like Groupon and Living Social.
Gas Buddy: If you're one of the lucky travelers who can drive to your destination this holiday season, you'll definitely want to download Gas Buddy. This app locates nearby stations and gives you gas prices so you can find the best deal.
Flipkey.com, a top vacation rental site, is offering a week in three epic vacation homes and inviting the winner to stay in their selected home with up to 10 friends. These luxury homes put 5-star hotels to shame with their attention to detail, amazing amenities and unbeatable locations. Pick your favorite for your chance to win the vacation of your dreams!
Grand Prize: A 7-night stay in either Bali, Costa Rica, or Tuscany. The vacation includes lodging and $3,000 for expenses. The winner can invite up to 10 friends to join them.
We know winter isn't even here yet, but we can't help but dream of our next summer vacation. If you're in the same mindset as us, you're in luck because the The New York Times Travel Show will be in NYC this spring. We know we're preparing way ahead of time, but if you want to register or even exhibit, now is the time to take care of business. You don't want to be scrambling come March because you were ill-prepared. Also, why risk not getting great travel deals on destinations to over 100 countries? Exactly our point. Deets here:
When: MARCH 2-4, 2012
What: The New York Times Travel Show features nearly 600 exhibitors representing more than 100 countries and focuses on travel destinations, packages and special offers, as well as tour operators, cruise lines and live entertainment for the whole family.
For more information, visit http://www.nytimes.com/travelshow.
Those tired of invasive security measures and rushing to different terminals may want a slightly slower mode of travel. Perhaps you travelers would like something with a little less of the screaming of jet engines and a little more float. We forget that air travel hasn’t always been tearing through the sky. Hot air balloons and the brief reign of the zeppelin made air travel all about the gentle drift and one point. Well, according to Tiago Barros, it is time to hearken back to that time of travel.
The Passing Cloud is a project that focuses on the experience of traveling. Given the strict protocol and rush of air travel today, it’s difficult to find a single person that still enjoys the experience of it. Travel is a means to an end, when it can be exciting or fun or even relaxing on its own. Rather than speed through, Barros wants passengers to float through, preferably on a cloud. His design is made of a series of spherical balloons which houses a stainless steel structure enrobed in heavy weight tensile nylon fabric. It forms something similar to a zeppelin, but has the wonder and beauty of a cloud.
Most of what we know about the igloo is its iconic shape and what we’ve learned from childhood cartoons. However, there’s something magical about the igloo. It’s a paradox--a home made of ice designed to keep its dwellers warm. Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland not only celebrates the igloo, but has created its own igloo village for visitors to stay in. Many come to see the northern lights and enjoy a beautiful relaxing stay.
This only makes the beautiful glass-ceiling igloos even more intriguing. Yes, the igloo village is also home to igloos with beautifully crafted glass tops. Those inside remain toasty and warm and enjoy a breathtaking view of the sky. Those outside are treated to the warm glow of the rows and rows of glowing little homes. From afar, the the igloos look like rows of fireflies. It’s not just the northern lights that said igloo dwellers enjoy. The Hotel Kakslauttanen is located in one of the few places left where stars are visible in excellent condition. Every night is a beautiful sight for those who can afford a vacation away.