• The Best Time To Buy Your Airline Tickets

    Do you always feel like you’re getting screwed when you buy airline tickets? That’s probably because you’re buying them too late. Or too early. Each year, CheapAir watches the fares at the top 15,000 markets where their customers live and fly to. After examining 1.5 billion airfares and 4,986,522 trips and recording the lowest fare from 320 days in advance to one day before travel, the website calculated the best time to buy your tickets. turns out if you want the best deal, you should book 47 days before your flight. But don’t just go booking your next trip using that magical number. There are other things to consider depending on the season and other factors. Read all about the study and learn how to get the best price on your airline tickets at CheapAir.

  • You Can Stay At This Luxurious Atlanta Treehouse [10 Photos]

    Getting away from everything and camping out in a secluded, natural space is great, but let’s be honest; it’s hard and boring. Why can’t there be a natural wonderland in the middle of a big city where you can sleep without the stigma of being homeless? Well head to Atlanta, because they have just what you’re looking for. In the heart of Atlant’a uptown Buckhead neighborhood, you’ll find this secluded treehouse retreat. Surrounded by lush greenery, the treehouse is made up of three separate rooms connected by rope bridges. The bedroom features a double bed on wheels, allowing it to be moved outside to overlook a stream or inside for insulation on cooler nights. The living room features antique furnishings and seating for six so you can entertain your hippy-dippy friends. And the deck features circular seating for 10, a dart board, and a hammock beneath a 150-year-old Southern Short-Leaf Pine tree. For contemporary comforts, a private bathroom in the main house on the property is available to guests AND there’s free wifi! The treehouse is available for a minimum two-night stay for $350 per night on Airbnb.

  • A Rare Look Inside One of the First South Pole Explorers Huts

    In the early 1900s, the race to reach the South Pole was arguably harshest on the planet. Freezing temperatures and hunger were the two obvious factors explorers took into consideration, but being the first to reach the southernmost point of the Earth took precedent over everything else. British explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton called Ross Island their home during  that time accompanied by their teams of up to 30 men. The facilities have been abandoned since the 1940s and have remained isolated in ice since then. Nat Geo took a very rare tour of these huts that were homes, labs and communication stations.

  • New York Is Getting A $150 Million Penthouse

    We recently shared the news that the penthouse at One57 sold for $100.5 million, a record for New York City. But don’t expect that record to stand for long. Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity are building the 21,000-square-feet apartment on floors 33 through 35 of the former Sony building on Madison Avenue between 55th and 56th streets. The rest of the building is also being transformed into 96 condos in a project valued at $1.8 billion. The penthouse will be accessible via private elevator and will feature eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, gym, spa, billiards room, wine room, media room, dining room, kitchen, living room, and library. And if you need to get away from all your guests, the master bedroom has its own private study. At $6,975 per square foot, the property is actually much cheaper than the $10,489 per square foot that the triplex at 520 Park Avenue is expected to fetch, but due to the size, 520 Park Avenue will only cost about $130 million. Only.

  • Fascinating Starbucks On Canal Street In New Orleans [5 Photos]

    At the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Starbucks has opened a new store with an old look. The designers tried to imagine what the store would look like if it was owned by an early 1900s Louisianan merchant. The front room would have been the storefront with floor to ceiling shelves like general stores of old while the back room resembles where the merchant would have lived, with schoolhouse chairs surrounding a 12-foot community table. Most people aren’t aware of the popularity of chandeliers made from an assortment of trumpets, trombones, and euphoniums at the turn of the century, but the ever studious Starbucks designers were sure to include a perfect replica. Unfortunately they forgot the traditional woodwind lamps made from old clarinets and cor anglais. Maybe next time, Starbucks.

  • It Now Costs $4,150 a Month To live in a 1 Bedroom in TriBeCa, Central Park Remains Free

    Looking at the sheer insanity of these maps it’s hard to fathom the attraction to paying an exorbitant amount of money to live in a (most likely) undersized apartment on a tiny island with angry people and even angrier cab drivers. Manhattan has become a drug and realtors are the dealers. Skyrocketing rent prices in NYC show no signs of stopping and why should they, people are still pouring out in to the Hudson killing themselves to live in a shoe box sized apartment, simply because it’s Manhattan. Everything you need is nestled within a subways ride of your quarters and until you live there you “just don’t understand”. These maps created by Zumper shows just how expensive neighborhoods around the city are, based on data from the last couple of months. The maps cover most of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn and show the median rents per neighborhood for a 1-bedroom apartment from January, the highest being $4,150 in TriBeCa where King De Niro reigns supreme on his throne south of Canal. I did the math and I checked it twice, so according to my calculations (carry the 4..) to live in TriBeCa alone, with a bedroom to call more »

  • The World’s Best beaches for 2015, according to Millions of Travelers

    Every year Trip Advisor releases a crowd sourced list of the best beaches in the world. The list is “determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings” over the course of a year and the results are pooled and calculated. The results are broken down into the best 25 beaches in the world, U.S and then global regions for the full list go to their 2015 list or just check out the top 10 below. 10. Elafonissi Beach – Elafonissi, Greece Known for it’s pink beaches Elafonissi is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. The best times to visit are from late May or September to avoid banana hammock ridden beaches filled with Europeans on “Holiday”. — 9. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Islands, Australia Whitehaven Beach is one of the more unique and beautiful beaches in the world. The pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. — 8. Flamenco Beach – Culebra, Puerto Rico Flamenco Beach is located on the Isla more »

  • Strange Laws From Around The World [Infographic]

    When you’re traveling internationally, it’s a good idea to brush up on the laws of your destination. After all, it’s not always obvious just what is illegal in other countries, and nobody wants to end up getting caned in Singapore for chewing gum (don’t worry, that one is just an urban legend) or being banned from Cambodia for stripping in a temple (that one just happened!). But even if you’re not going anywhere, it’s fun to see the bizarre things that are illegal around the world. Wait a second, that Japanese law against splashing pedestrians is actually a great idea. Alert your congressman!

  • We’ve Compiled the 25 Coolest Pools in the World and You’ll Never Guess Where they Are

    The majority of the U.S. is getting hit with a bone chilling winter, so to combat the blistering winds we’ve compiled a list of the 25 greatest pools in the world. From the Safaris of the Serengeti, Tanzania to a penthouse pool hanging over a Dallas Skyscraper, here are the greatest watering holes on the planet. The Altira, Macau Situated in the heart of Taipa, Altira Macau is an oasis of sophistication offering spectacular panoramic views of the Macau Peninsula. Source: Altira Macau — The Fasano, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Located on Avenida Vieira Souto in the heart of Ipanema beach, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the glamour and sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with the Fasano commitment to excellence. In his first hotel architecture project, Philippe Starck chose to reflect the heyday of the Bossa Nova era in the 50’s and 60‘s, when Ipanema blossomed into the city’s most charming neighborhood. The unique view comprises the Morro Dois Irmãos, the Arpoador and Corcovado in one sweeping landscape. Source: Fasano Rio de Janeiro — The Sarojin, Thailand The 25m x 25m square swimming pool with infinity edge, jacuzzi, and three draped pool island pavilions are sure to make you more »

  • The 10 Coolest Google Maps Hacks You Should Be Using

    Google Maps officially turned 10-years old yesterday, so you can thank a 10-year old for holding your hand as you stroll through the streets helplessly lost without it. Though you, like everyone except my map & compass wielding grandfather, are probably completely dependent on Google Maps to get you to even the simplest of destinations, there are some helpful tips and tricks you probably don’t even know about. Here they are. Bonus! Save addresses for quicker directions Save your address for “work” and “home” to quickly get directions to your most traveled destinations. Open the Google Maps app, tap the side menu, then “Your places” and enter your address for home and work. (iOS and Android) And a few more tips: Traffic and incident reports: Google Maps shows you what’s ahead. When you search for driving directions, you’ll see congestion along the route and real time traffic incidents on the map, including data reported by Waze (which shows user-submitted traffic reports to make sure you’re offered the quickest route for the current road conditions). (iOS and Android) Avoid highways and tolls: When you search for driving directions select “Route options” and check off the categories (highways, tolls, ferries) you wish to avoid. more »

  • $99 Flights to Europe Are Coming Soon!

    Meet Skúli Mogensen, the founder and CEO of WOW air, an Icelandic airline that will offer unprecedented airfare rates across the Atlantic starting in May. Flights to Iceland are about to cost less than most domestic flights in the States. Icelandic airline WOW air will start its long anticipated mega deal, offering nonstop service from Washington area BWI Airport to Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport for $99. Better yet, the service will begin a month earlier than planned, May 8. The $99 flight includes a seat, up to an 11-pound carry-on and even the taxes—makes you wonder where the money goes on some of those Delta flights. Like many airlines, extra legroom, extra luggage and pre-selecting seats will cost extra. Be warned, the airline lacks any in-flight entertainment, so you’ll have to keep yourself busy. Also, there are no free meals—which may be a good thing—but you can easily purchase some duty-free munchies in the air. Possibly the best part of the deal is the transfer option offered by WOW air. With hubs in London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Rome, transfer flights throughout Europe are aplenty. For example, say you want to vacation in Paris. Snag the $99 flight to Reykjavik, and then more »

  • The World’s Largest Indoor Bike Park Is About To Open In a Mega Cavern 100 Feet Underground In Kentucky [Photos]

    Kentucky’s Louisville Mega Cavern is already one of the world’s most unique attractions, offering zip lines, aerial ropes challenge courses, and a historic tram tour in a 100 acre, underground mine. But soon Mega Cavern will feature another exciting addition—the world’s first underground bike park. Located 100 feet underground, the Mega Underground Bike Park is a 320,000-square-foot bike park set to open on Monday, February 9. The park will feature over 45 trails, Jump Lines, Pump Tracks, Dual Slalom, BMX, Cross Country, and Single Track, so there will be options for the whole family and every skill level. February 9 is just a soft opening and the park is requesting that you call ahead to get a spot. 4-hour and 8-hour passes are available for $24 and $40 respectively. Bike rentals will be available beginning in April. For more info, check out Mega Underground Bike Park. Wow, we never thought we’d wish we were in Kentucky…

  • TAKE OFF: The 20 Most Popular Places to Travel This Winter

    The cold months bring out two types of people – people who need to batten down the hatches and hibernate their days away until spring or people who get cabin fever and spend their vacation days between December and March. If you’re the latter, then you’re part of Gogobot’s recently released info on 2015 Travelers’ Favorite Awards, which is based on reviews and destination booking data from thousands of travelers of top winter destinations. From the beaches of San Diego to the ski slopes of Austria, here are the top winter travel spots of 2015.

  • See The World For Free With These Panoramic Virtual Tours

    Traveling the world should be a priority for all, but the reality is that not everyone can afford to do so. Thankfully, there are intrepid globetrotters using the latest technology to capture their experiences and sharing them for free via AirPano. AirPano is a not-for-profit project made up of high-definition bird’s-eye-view 360° aerial panoramic shots of locations all over the world. Nearly 2000 panoramic tours are available of over 200 locations from the skyscrapers of Chicago to the pyramids of Egypt to the Moeraki Boulders of New Zealand. The project has won numerous awards for excellence in photography and was awarded a grant from the Russian Geographic Society in 2013. And Photos from the project have appeared in The Daily Mail, National Geographic, and Der Spiegel. Check out your dream locale at AirPano and see how this incredible team is bringing the world together.

  • Pakistan: Stunning Beauty You’ll Probably Never See In Person [100 Photos]

    If you ever needed proof that Earth is beautiful and people are the one’s who f&%k things up than take a look at the following set of photos that feature one of the most visually dynamic places that you’ll (probably) never see in person. Also, we went trough our analytics and it looks like we have a mini following in Pakistan. Shout out to the 1,800 people from Pakistan who visited RSVLTS.com in the last month!

  • Tour Your Favorite Scotch Distilleries From Google Maps

    If you enjoy single malt scotch whisky, you probably dream of visiting your favorite distilleries. And with the hefty price tags of each tasty dram, your Scottish vacation will remain nothing but a dream. But fear not, for Diageo and Google want to help you out. Diageo, the world’s largest producer of spirits, is no stranger to scotch whisky, controlling such popular brands as Johnnie Walker, Oban, Talisker, and Lagavulin. And through the magic of Google’s Business View, Diageo is now inviting you to tour four of their iconic distilleries in Scotland. 360-degree virtual tours of the Cardhu, The Singleton of Glen Ord, Talisker, and Lagavulin distilleries are now available via Google. So go ahead and tour the distilleries on Google so you won’t feel so bad when you forego a vacation to buy a bottle of Talisker 30.

  • Take A Look Inside The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship [14 Photos]

    The Seven Seas Explorer, currently being built in Italy, is already called the world’s most luxurious cruise ship. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is already known for their high-end fleet, but these renderings prove the Seven Seas Explorer will reach an entire new level of opulence. Setting sail in 2016, the $450 million Seven Seas Explorer will be 732 feet long yet only carry 750 guests. That’s because every room is a suite and the fattest of the fat cats will spend their time in the 3,800 square feet Regent Suite, complete with its own sauna and steam room, a spa treatment area, and a glass-covered veranda. The price for such luxury? $5,000 per person, per day. The ship also features high-end restaurants, a 694-seat cabaret theater, and a 1920s-themed lounge decorated in silver, gold, black, and white. The maiden voyage in July, 2016 will be a 14-night cruise from Monte Carlo to Venice, Italy. Tickets just went on sale last week, available only to previous Regent customers, and are going fast. Tickets will be open to the public beginning February 4–if any remain, that is.

  • The 15 Best U.S. Cities for Young Singles

    A renaissance is happening across the U.S., a cultural movement of arts, culture, food and drink is helping small cities to emerge as premiere destinations for young professionals and start ups. Years ago the big 5 cities across America would attract the majority of young post grads looking to begin their lives, but now smaller cities can offer up the same substance on a smaller scale. Singles across the country, look no further, here are the top places to reside with a perfect singles bar compliment across the country. The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners.

  • Expedia Owns Everything. Now Including Travelocity

    Today was a big day for travel giant, Expedia, after it was announced they agreed on terms to acquire Travelocity for a reported $280 Million. Although it wasn’t Expedia’s biggest fiscal acquisition, Travelocity was a major competitor in the travel booking industry, next to Priceline/Booking.com and Orbitz, who is allegedly looking for buyers. Expedia Inc. confirms it will retain the Travelocity brand formerly owned by parent company, Sabre Corp., which will complement brands such as Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Venere etc. To put into perspective exactly how many companies Expedia, inc. owns we’ve piled every acquired company into on photo. Looks like they’re building a world wide army of travel sites.

  • Take Off: 15 Reasons Why You Need To Head To Algarve, Portugal

    Algarve is the premier partying place in Portugal in the summer, but almost unheard of for American tourists. An entire coastline of beautiful beaches and cheap drinks. Algarve (Lagos specifically) has, however been discovered by heavy drinking Brits and Aussies, so if your Portuguese is a little shotty, this might be the English speaking getaway for you. English beaches are shite and Australia’s surrounding natural habitat is constantly trying to kill you. If you’re after a more tranquil atmosphere you can coast up and down Algarve for some of the best fresh seafood and wine you’ve ever had in your life. But you will love the wild atmosphere of Lagos. Rich in history and cheap on drinks, it’s more of a beach-bar scene than Euro nigt club. The cliffside beaches of Praia de Dona Ana will make you feel like you’re in a picturesque movie scene, while the cataplana seafood dishes will have you napping beachside before a big night out.

  • This Australian Floating Getaway Bachelor Pad Can Be Yours for a Night

    Set 130-feet above the sea and Australia’s Fairhaven Beach, The Pole House is a stunning free standing luxury beach house that’s obviously one of a kind. Already known as one of the most iconic homes in Australia, the house is the perfect spot for a unique occasion if you’re down under. The floating house was also recently renovated with a modern setting and ambiance adding to the luxurious experience. The house now features brand new interiors, with floor-to-ceiling retracting glass walls to take full advantage of the sweeping sea vistas from Aireys Inlet to Lorne. Picture yourself waking to the sound of the crashing waves before opening your eyes to find yourself suspended above the most amazing coastline in the country. Stay here for anywhere between $359-980 per night.

  • What’s the Difference Between Outbreak and Epidemic?

    More than 8,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa since February 2014 and it has spread beyond the three countries initially affected. So, it’s an epidemic, right? Or is it an outbreak? What about H1N1? The 2009 pandemic infected people around the world. But, so did the SARS epidemic in 2003. What’s the difference between an epidemic and pandemic? What about diseases like malaria and Dengue? Dengue fever infects between 50 and 100 million people each year in countries all over the world. So that’s the same thing as a pandemic? Not quite. Maybe you’ve seen headlines about West Nile Virus, Chikungunya fever or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. And what are emerging and reemerging diseases? It’s time to brush up on the vocabulary that can help you understand just what infectious disease experts are trying to tell us.

  • 5 Things to Know for Your Future Cuban Vacation

    Cuba is officially back on the map for U.S. travelers. A month after the Obama administrationreestablished relations with the island nation, the long-standing travel ban for Americans has been greatly eased. Under new rules from the Commerce and Treasury departments, which go into effect today, Americans won’t have to apply for a government license to engage in purposefultravel to Cuba. (The government does not consider your desire to vacation like Beyoncé and Jay Z a legitimate reason to visit Cuba.)

  • Incredible Restoration Of Historic Brooklyn Movie Theater

    Originally constructed in 1929, Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn was one of the five flagship “Loew’s Wonder Theatres” in the New York metropolitan area. The 3,676-seat theater, complete with elaborate pipe organ, was built to exhibit both films and vaudeville stage shows, but with the decline of vaudeville, the venue soon focused solely on film. In 1977, Loews donated the pipe organ to New York City venue Town Hall and two years later, Loew’s King Theatre shut its doors. New York City took control of the property in 1979 and over the next several decades, the pristine interior fell into disrepair. In 2010, the city announced a plan to convert the theater into a performing arts hall by 2014. Now, after 38 years, the Kings Theatre is set to open February 3 with a performance by Diana Ross. Three of the other “Wonder Theaters” have been converted into churches while Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City is open for special events and screenings. If you aren’t able to stop by these incredible theaters in person, check out the photos below and marvel at the filmgoing experience before shopping mall multiplexes.

  • These Tilt-Shift Aerial Photos Of New York Are Unreal

    Walking around New York City, it doesn’t take long to become desensitized to the initially awe-inspiring street-level vistas. When you walk the streets and avenues every single day, the magic just doesn’t last. But then you see photos from a point-of-view you’d never experience, maybe like 7500 feet in the air, and you find yourself enamored with the city all over again. Such is the case when viewing these incredible tilt-shift aerial shots from filmmaker and photographer Vincent Laforet. “Gotham 7.5K” is a collection of photos taken at night from a helicopter with the door off. In other words, something we probably won’t experience ourselves. Be sure to check out more from the series at Laforet Visuals.

  • Tiger Wood’s 6 Million Euro Island Next to Sweden is Up For Sale

    Tiger Wood’s nasty divorce from Elin Nordegren was undoubtedly ugly behind closed doors, and now a product of that is undoubtedly this quaint little island off the coast of Stockholm, Sweden. The humble cabin is 2,500-square-feet surrounded by trees, surrounded by water. I’m sure Tiger would even throw in an autograph for the very reasonable price of 6 million euro. Among a long patch of greener than green fairway for Tiger to practice, is: A 900-square-foot hunting lodge. A wine cellar big enough to hold 10 people for parties and drinking. The island comes with its own ferry, large enough to transport 12 people. A 3,200-square-foot stable and machine shop. There’s a one-mile jogging path. 2 million square meters of fishing waters.

  • Ralph Lauren Opens Polo Bar In New York City [9 Photos]

    This past fall, superstar designer Ralph Lauren opened his Fifth Avenue flagship Polo store, attracting fashion shoppers from all over the world. And today, Ralph Lauren is hoping to win over diners (and drinkers) with the opening of his first NYC restaurant, Polo Bar. The Fifth Avenue eatery promises a “casual yet refined setting,” being the sort of place where you’d expect Ralph and his buds to exchange fox hunting stories or something while sipping on brandy and wondering what the poor people are doing. Of course, being a Fifth Avenue bar with Fifth Avenue prices ($24 burger), Polo Bar probably won’t become a regular hangout for schlubs like us, but with its extensive cocktail menu, including an impressive selection of single malt scotch, the Polo Bar will definitely be a place to imbibe on special occasions.

  • Chilling Photos from This Year’s International Ice And Snow Festival [26 Photos]

    Harbin, China may not be known for it’s towering sky scrapers like Shanghai, but every year massive crowds gather in awe at the sculptures created for it’s International Ice and Snow Festival. In what looks like something taken directly out of Frozen, the winter wonderland includes mazes, full size houses and castles, which all come to life at night as colorful LEDs are turned on, giving the theme parks of today a run for their money. H/T: The Atlantic

  • 10 Brand-Spankin-New Attractions You Need to See in 2015

    2015 is the year of rejuvenation and rehabilitation, while there are some new projects on the horizon, so many projects around the globe are made for vastly improving lifestyles in major cities. Urban renewal plans, glass walkways above global landmarks and beautifully designed museums are some of the best attractions you’ll see this year. Oh and a few new theme park additions you can visit with the kiddies. 10. Goods Line, Sydney Urban space garden rehab projects are the go-to growing trend around the world’s more progressive cities. Sydney’s Goods Line is the newest benefactor of a growing greener landscape of the city. The 800 foot-long North section of the project will feature cafés and a new Mary Ann Street amphitheater for outdoor events set for a 2015 reveal alongside the Gehry building. 9. Tower Bridge Glass Floor, London In November 2014 the glass floor in the Tower Bridge was implemented and unveiled, but it’s probably better off you wait till 2015 to check it out. The Tower Bridge’s 36-foot-long, $1.5 million glass walkway overlooks the Thames River and is quite an extraordinary site and definitely worth a checkout if you’re in the city of London. 8. Shanghai Tower The Shanghai Tower stands in more »

 

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