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  • Le Meridien in Bora Bora Might Be The Finest Resort on Earth [27 HQ Photos]

    Bora Bora is a small island thick with coconut forests and colorful villages and surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Welcome and “Ia Orana” to Le Méridien Bora Bora which won the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, which basically means it’s the nicest hotel in the world. It’s overwater Bungalows feature a large glass floor with amazing views of the lagoon and its marine life. And by “marine life we mean sea turtles! The Bora Bora Turtle Center at Le Méridien Bora Bora, is home to numerous marine turtles which means you’ll see them floating by your room nearly 24/7/.

  • Watch This New Video of Flight Patterns Across the UK

    London is the hub for the eastern and western hemispheres to reach one another. Each year over 2 million flights travel in and out of their airports spreading out in every direction from the island. Every single one of these flights is logged and mapped out through data, and now we can visualize these patterns thanks to NATS. Taking radar data from over 7,000 flights, the clip shows a standard day of aviation in the UK, beginning with an aeronautical invasion from the US between midnight and 5am before the islands light up with activity. Both Europe 24 and North Atlantic Skies were designed to give an overview of the daily complexity and volumes of air traffic across the UK and Europe and to do so in a way that was cinematic and exciting to watch.   UK 24 from NATS on Vimeo.

  • The Largest and Most Expensive Digital Billboard in Times Square Will Light Up On Tuesday Night

    In an era when digital screens large and small proliferate but attention is increasingly scarce, some marketers are making a huge bet that one of the biggest displays in the world will captivate audiences. Their gamble: the largest and most expensive digital billboard in Times Square, which will light up on Tuesday night. The new screen stands eight stories tall and is nearly as long as a football field, spanning the entire block from 45th Street to 46th Street on Broadway — the center of the Times Square “bow tie.” Nearly 24 million LED pixels, each containing tiny red, blue and green lights, make up the display, giving it higher resolution than even the best of today’s top-of-the-line television sets. At a going rate of more than $2.5 million for four weeks, the megascreen ranks as one of the most expensive pieces of outdoor ad real estate on the market, according to marketing executives. A digital art exhibition by the critically acclaimed Universal Everything studio collective will animate the screen from Tuesday night until Nov. 24, when Google will take over as the exclusive, debut advertiser with a campaign that runs through the New Year. Read the whole story on more »

  • Tall And Skinny: The 2018 NYC Skyline

    In just the last few months, the New York City skyline has been transformed with the addition of One World Trade Center and the supertall and super-skinny 432 Park Avenue. And these projects are just the beginning of Manhattan’s skyscraper boom, a race to erect characterless glass behemoths. It appears as though architects were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should. In an effort to showcase 53W53, which will house the Museum of Modern Art, a 100-room hotel, and 120 high-end condos, CityRealty released these renderings of the future of Manhattan’s skyline. And if you’re a fan of iconic New York landmarks such as the Woolworth Building or the Flatiron Building, you are in for quite a disappointment. Midtown will become the future home of many of these gargantuan reflectors, ensuring a boom to purveyors of sunglasses around Times Square, but downtown will also see some super-skinny erections. Near the newly-opened One WTC, a couple of equally tall apartment buildings are set to house the most ostentatious of the financial sector. As rents increase and more and more of the city is bought up by millionaires who collect the properties more »

  • 886,246 Poppies Planted At The Tower On London

    In honor of British and Colonial military lives lost during World War I, the Tower of London’s long-dry moat is being filled with ceramic poppies. 886,246 of them, to be exact. Volunteers began planting the flowers, created by artist Paul Cummins, a few weeks back, with the first poppy being put in the ground by Crawford Butler, the longest serving Yeoman Warder. The last flower will be installed on November 11th, in salute to Armistice Day. Copy via CNN

  • RSVLTS Take Off: Nashville

    The majority of your time spent in Nashville should always be the music, it’s wide variety of country music, music heritage and history is enough to build a trip out of in itself, but the Music City also has a great food and beverage scene as well. With a handful of new industrial-chic restaurants opening up on a monthly basis and plenty of honky-tonk bars to hop around, you’ll have your hands full trying to make a checklist to stop in for a drink at each one. In this edition of RSVLTS Take Off, we’ll be showing you an abridged version of Nashville that will make you want to pack your boots and hit the road. Honky-tonks on Lower Broadway. The district is famous for the numerous country music entertainment establishments. Photo via: Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com Downtown Nashville Downtown Nashville cityscape in the evening Photo via: Shutterstock/f11photo Honkey Tonk Central Bar Photo via: Shutterstock/f11photo ___ Eats Pinewood Social Pinewood Social is a space that is based on the idea of creating a social gathering place that can accommodate your needs morning, noon and night. Offering up a bar, bowling alley, dining area, “living room” and even an outdoor space, more »

  • Check Out The View From The New Tower Bridge Walkway [12 Photos]

    Visitors to London’s Tower Bridge Experience can now get a spectacular view of the river 138 below from a new glass walkway. The Comprised of six glass weighing over 1100 pounds each, the new addition cost £1 million and is the first major upgrade since the Tower Bridge Experience opened in 1982. And don’t worry, ladies, Tower Bridge staff have assured the public that the glass is thick and the walkway is at an angle offset to the pavement below so as to not pose a threat to those wearing skirts. Or kilts, for the fellas. The west walkway is now open to the public with the east walkway set to open December 1.

  • Spectacular, Once-In-A-Lifetime Volcanic Lightning Caught On Camera [6 Photos]

    Photographer Martin Rietze went on an epic adventure to Japan and caught a spectacular, once in a lifetime series of pictures of the Sakurajima Vulcano, as it spewed a hellish mix of smoke, fire, lava bombs and electrifying lightning. Rietze’s balls of steel landed one of the top honors in photography, the top photo on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. 

  • 50 Facts Every Traveler Needs to Know

    Only by traveling the globe will you learn the cultural nuances that can either make or break your experience when traveling. UK based travel site, Travel Bag has created an infographic that is going to put your travel knowledge to the test. Think you’re a world class traveler? See how many of these 50 travel tips you know.

  • This Jumbo Jet Has Been Transformed Into A Hostel

    Located at Arlanda Airport near Stockholm, Sweden, the Jumbo Stay is a decommissioned 747-200 jetliner that was transformed into a hostel in 2008. The hostel features many dormitory rooms with bunk beds accommodating 2 to 4 guests in addition to one single suite and a double suite in the cockpit. Gawkers are also welcome to stop by and take a look inside and everyone can enjoy a meal or just a cup of coffee in the cafe. For info on booking, check out the Jumbo Stay.

  • Bacardi Triangle: A Weekend Jaunt to Puerto Rico for Pool Parties, Halloween Cocktails and Calvin Harris [Photos + GIFS]

    You can expect three things from Bacardi in 2015. Music, travel and parties. This past weekend we got to experience a taste of what is to come in the next year and as you’ll see from our photos and GIFS, it’s glorious! The world’s most popular rum producer has found that simply slapping their name on title sponsorship of a pre-existing event is not an effective marketing tactic anymore as their fans, who just so happen to “align perfectly with RSVLTS,” according to Bacardi brand reps, are seeking more of an immersive, memorable and epic experiences. We agree. With that knowledge Bacardi has decided to take the lead by producing their very own travel adventures that blend music with exotic party atmospheres to give their fans the opportunity to have a few cocktails in paradise and snap absurdly amazing photos to share with friends who are anxiously following along at home. — Help a bro out, share this story with your friends: Tweet — The first event in this new initiative, which will be expanded upon even further in 2015, was Bacardi Triangle, a three day, super exclusive music festival and travel adventure for 1,862 lucky Bacardi fans, celebrities and lucky friends more »

  • How To Cross Anything Off Your Travel Bucket List (From The Guys Who Know)

    Eight years ago, when we were in our early twenties, three friends and I made a list of a ‘100 Things to do Before You Die‘ and decided to help people we met cross items of their own bucket list. We borrowed an RV, bought a camera on eBay, made matching t-shirts and hit the road for a two week road trip. Since then we’ve crossed off list items like make a TV show (#53), write a NY times best selling book (#19), played ball with Obama (#93) and asked millions of people the question ‘What do you want to do before you die?’. Over the years we’ve found that the # 1 item on people’s bucket list is to travel. We’ve heard countless stories of how people wish to have grand adventures to see the rough and elegant wonders of the world. This year we wanted to make that happen for two deserving people and give them a trip of a lifetime, travelling the world crossing off the most epic bucket list items of all time.

  • This Is What NYC’s Village Halloween Parade Looked Like In 1980

    Each year around 2 million spectators, plus over 60,000 costumed participants flood New York City’s West Village area for a parade that stretches for more than a mile, up Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue. The parade dates back to 1974, when Greenwich Village puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee asked his children and friends to wear the 100+ costumes he had accumulated through his work. The parade was so popular it was held the following year. In an age before pop-up Halloween super stores like Ricky’s started selling cookie cutter costumes for the masses people used to have to take a more DIY approach to their costumes and a perfect example of this are the following photos from Halloween 1980.

  • One World Trade Center Opens For Business And The View Is Amazing

    One World Trade Center’s first tenant will move in on Monday when Conde Nast moves into floors 20 through 44 of the 1,776-foot skyscraper. It has been over 8 years since construction began on the world’s tallest office building, and we can’t wait to see the view from the top for ourselves. Unfortunately, the 120,000 square foot observation deck on the 102nd floor won’t open until spring 2015. However, photographer James Keivom was able to capture these photos from the unfinished deck. For more photos and info about One World Trade Center, check out the full article at the Daily News.

  • Artists Transform NYC Water Towers To Promote Water Scarcity Awareness

    In an effort to draw attention to the global water crisis and bring art to the New York City skyline, water towers in the city that never sleeps are being transformed with the creative touch of well-known participants. As part of The Water Tank Project, each water tower is being covered in creative, lively, colorful, and powerful artworks by some of the most renowned international artists, including Jeff Koons.

  • NYC’s MTA Celebrates 110 Years of Service By Letting Passengers Ride Vintage Subway Trains

    As part of the commemoration of the New York subway’s 110th anniversary, MTA New York City Transit ran two “Nostalgia Trains” on the 2 & 3 lines between Times Square-42 St. and 96 St. on Sun., October 26, 2014. The MTC ran these two “Low-Voltage,” or “Lo-V” cars to celebrate the city’s 110th anniversary servicing New York City commuters. MTA Flickr uploaded photos capturing the vintage experience some lucky passengers had.

  • Tilt Shifting New York City [25 Photos]

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys Tilt-shift photography is a creative and unique type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale model.

  • Retro Posters Urge New Yorkers To Visit New York

    New Yorkers already have pretty much everything they could want in New York City, so it only makes sense that the perfect travel destination to advertise to them would be…New York City. The newest campaign from NYC & Company, “See Your City,” urges New Yorkers to visit places in the city they may be missing out on. It’s easy to become comfortable in your own borough and get into a routine that never allows you to see the rest of the city. So check out these great places that are just a train or ferry ride away. And because many of these spots are a bit out of the way, you won’t have to worry about mobs of tourists buying M&M’s by the bushel in Times Square because apparently they don’t have candy anywhere else in the world. For more info on these destinations and other hidden gems, check out See Your City.

  • Garry Winogrand Captured New York’s Streets 50 Years Ago [25 Photos]

    Born in New York City in 1928, Garry Winogrand became famous for capturing the streets of his home city. From the 1950s until his untimely death from cancer in 1984, Winogrand photographed the regular people on the streets of cities across America, but his most iconic photos are of New York. After is his passing, more than 2500 rolls of undeveloped film were found. Some of those posthumous prints are in this gallery along with some of his most famous work from the tens of thousands of prints he made during his life. A traveling exhibit from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery was recently on display in New York City. If you missed it, you can catch it in Paris at The Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume.

  • Two GIGANTIC Snakes Spotted On A New York City Subway Train [Photos]

    Snakes on a plane? Fuggedaboutit. In New York City, surprised subway riders discovered two snakes on a train. Eric Hertzog said he got on the C train at Canal Street this week and saw the man with the snakes. One snake was hanging from the railing, while another was between his legs. The man started playing with the snakes, Hertzog told NBC 4 New York. One passenger nearly sat beside the reptiles, but ran to the other side of the car when he realized the snakes were there, Hertzog said. The man put the snakes in bags and then into his backpack before exiting at 14th Street, Hertzog said. Hertzog posted the photos on his Instagram account (below). Other than service animals and working dogs for law enforcement, the MTA prohibits bringing animals on trains unless “enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.” Loading View on Instagram Loading View on Instagram This article originally appeared at nbcnews.com. Copyright 2014.

  • To Avoid Creating Public Panic New York City Firefighters Are Banned From Saying “Ebola” On The Radio

    Since emergency radio channels are monitored by civilians and media New York officials have forbidden firefighters from using the word ‘Ebola’ on the radio. Instead, they must use the code letters ‘F/T’, as in Fever/Travel, when reporting a 911 called has a fever and travel history to West Africa, as a means to prevent panic in case Ebola turns up in NYC. The secret code is intended to hide any potential cases of Ebola from members of the public or media who are monitoring emergency radio channels. ‘Just like you can’t say bomb on an airplane, we can’t say “Ebola”, a source told the New York Post. Despite the two nurses contracting the virus, officials in New York are confident that first responders can treat potential patients without falling ill. FDNY medics who respond to at-risk patients have been told to wear polyethylene-coated paper gowns, gloves and face masks with plastic eye visors, officials said. Officials were given a memo laying out a 19-step process for putting on and then safely removing and disposing of their protective gowns and gloves. The FDNY also has a dozen elite ‘Haztec’ workers in each borough designated to deal with potential Ebola patients who more »

  • Stunning Layered Time-Lapse Around Boston

    Photographer Julian Tryba created this mesmerizing time-lapse that combines layers of photos creating days length. Titled ‘Boston Layer-Lapse’, it shows the sun rising and setting over Boston in different locations. The video comprises a staggering 150,000 photographs which took 100 hours to shoot and 350 hours to edit. Julian took time out of her busy schedule as a engineer at GE Aviation to create this after being inspired by a similar series featuring GIFs of cityscapes by artist Fong Qi Wei. But the most interesting part of the video is how Tryba incorporates shadows on skyscrapers to merge with the beat of the song being used.

  • What NYC’s New Tallest Building Lacks in Character it Makes Up For in… Height.

    This past Friday, construction at New York City’s 432 Park was completed. It’s height is trumped by none other in NYC, including One World Trade Center, not including the added spire. The building is a luxury condominium that tops out at 1,396 feet, towering above a skyline of already tall buildings on Manhattan’s Central Park South area nicknamed “Billionaires’ Belt”. The building, which cost $1.3 billion to construct, has two penthouses, one on the 96th floor that sold for $95 million and another on the 95th, currently priced at $85 million. From the inside, the building is a work of art, but from the outside, is an absolute insult to the tradition in architectural prowess that has encompassed the New York City skyline for the last century. For a building that’s going to be the face of Manhattan’s midtown section skyline it’s incredibly boring, unlike the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and even Bank of America Tower. 432 Park is undoubtedly a architectual feat, but there is absolutely no character unlike its predecessor for tallest residential building in manhattan and the western hemisphere, the lower east side’s 8 Spruce Street, Also known as Beekman Tower and New York by Gehry. more »

  • Need Some Alone Time? Check Out America’s Coolest Ghost Towns [Link]

    Americans have a long history of someone making a few bucks in some remote location and everyone else following soon after, wringing every last resource from the land while building a town in the process. Once there are no more fortunes to be made, everyone packs up and moves on. Various mineral and natural resource booms over the last two centuries have left our great nation’s landscape dotted with some really fun and freaky ghost towns. Take a look at this list from The Smithsonian and find the best towns where you don’t have to worry about HOA regulations and loud neighbors. Well, not living ones anyway.

  • The 25 Best Restaurants Around the World

    Move over Michelin Stars, the new way to source your restaurant of choise is based on the people. Word of type and ratings on Trip Advisor actually. The travel site has collected the top twenty-five restaurants across the globe based on ratings throughout their site. Millions upon millions of travlers share their restaurant experiences from decor to service even touch of food occasionally. In the information age we live on it’s the ultimate resource to find out the most interesting, bizarre and eclectic places you can’t find in a travel guide.

  • The World’s Top Freerunners Fly Through The Air In Santorini, Greece

    Red Bull Art of Motion returned to the island of Santorini, Greece, the so-called freerunning paradise, on October 4, 2014. Once again, the world’s top freerunners got together on an epic course setting, against the volcanic landscape and the infinite blue sea. Deploying their unique style in a demanding and natural track, 18 freerunners were competing against the course and themselves, presenting their own unique skills through their awesome tricks, runs and drops.

  • Captivating Ground Views of Iconic Skyscrapers Around the Globe [45 Photos]

    If you live anywhere near an urban cityscape, I’d implore you to take a minute and look up every once in a while, preferably not in the middle of the street. The views looking up can be surprisingly tranquil in a geometrically hypnotizing sort of way, but never the less, a beautiful pattern that disappears into the sky. Here are some of the best ground floor views of iconic buildings across the globe.

  • How To Visit Your Favorite Movie Locations in Real Life [Infographic]

    Hogwarts, Mordor and Jurrassic Park come to mind when I think about my favorite fictional worlds from all time favorite flicks. Well most of those places actually exist… Meaning they’re locations around the world and not just a Hollywood miracle made in a production lot in Los Angeles. Well UK flight search website Just the Flight has created a fun infographic that shows you 50 fictional places you can actually visit.

  • Airbnb Lifestyle: The Rise Of The Hipster Nomad

    Prerna Gupta is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, currently working on a stealth project; she is also a nomad. For the past year, I’ve lived exclusively in temporary housing I’ve found on sites like Airbnb. I didn’t set out with this goal in mind, but it just sort of happened. And now that it’s happened, I’m starting to wonder whether I really want to go back to a pre-Airbnb life. It all started about a year ago, when my husband and I got struck by a serious bout of travel lust and decided to step out of the Silicon Valley rat race for a while to wander the globe and explore what it was like to live in different parts of the world. Over the past year, we have lived, for weeks or months at a time, in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, India, and Crete. And all of this living has occurred in temp housing we found via the sharing economy. The only possessions we’ve had with us during this time have fit in a suitcase and a couple of carry-on bags. Everything else – housing, furniture, cars, pots and pans – has been rented more »

 
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