• ManhattanHenge 2013

    On Wednesday people jammed the streets disregarding the taxi’s wizzing by to try and snap a picture of the twice annual event called ManhattanHenge, during which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.  The next ManhattanHenge is on July 12, 2013 at 8:23 p.m. Don’t miss it.

  • Flying from Mt. Everest In The World’s Highest BASE Jump

    Nearly 60 years to the day after the first ascent up Mount Everest, Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov flew off the north face of Mount Everest – the world’s highest BASE jump ever – 23,688ft above sea level. The ascent began on the Chinese side on the famous north route. It took him four days to climb from the base camp to the jumping location. At precisely 2:30 p.m. local time he leaped despite adverse weather conditions with temperatures -0.4 fahrenheit. Because the cliff at the top was not very high, the initial moments of the leap in the rarified high altitude air were the most critical phase. Rozov needed more time than usual in the thin air to transition from freefall to flying. After that he flew for nearly a full minute at speeds of about 200 km/h (125 mph) along the north face before he landed safely on the Rongbuk glacier – at an altitude of 5,950 meters.

  • The Baa Atoll in Maldives [21 HQ Photos]

    The Baa Atoll is a chain of 75 islands in Maldives. In June 2011 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named Baa Atoll a World Biosphere Reserve placing it in the company of famous sites such as Komodo island in Indonesia, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) in Australia and the Galapagos Islands. The coral reefs are incredible and eight of the islands have world-class resorts.

  • Insiders Look At Hilton’s Absurdly Tropical Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa [10 HQ Photos]

    Nestled on a white beach and blue lagoon, the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa is an idyllic retreat. Located on the French Polynesia group of islands on the Pacific Ocean, the resort is ten minutes from Vaitape village. Enjoy a scenic flight to Bora Bora then arrive to the resort by a private hotel boat. Soak up the privacy of a suite or villa set over the water, on the hill or in the garden. Savor panoramic views over the lagoon and absorb the tropical landscape Watch the sunset with cocktails from a Polynesian-style beach bar. Dine on local or Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed island setting. Unwind by the pool or on the beach with a chilled beer, exotic juice or light snacks. Refresh in the infinity pool, work out at the fitness center and indulge in beauty treatments at the hilltop spa. Indulge in evening drinks with live entertainment at the resort’s Polynesian-inspired bars and restaurants. Boasting 800 meters of sandy beach with breathtaking lagoon views, this Polynesian resort offers an idyllic setting for events. Host a business meeting, function or wedding on a beach venue or air-conditioned meeting room.

  • Aerial View Of New York City’s Hidden Roof Top Garden Oases [18 Photos]

    London based photographer Alex Maclean has a passion for hopping into prop planes, flying a few thousand feet above the group and focusing his camera lens on the interesting scenery below. Did we mention he is also piloting the plane while all this is happening? Alex is a badass and is wildly considered to be one of the best when it comes to this aerial art form.  In 2009 he released a book called Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces that received rave reviews from just about anyone who has ever reviewed a book – see some of the reviews below.  We’ve pulled together some of the highlights of his New York City work but if you want to see it all pick up his book.

  • World Trade Center Rising: Final Spire Pieces Being Lifted to Roof [WATCH LIVE]

    The final pieces of the spire that will top One World Trade Center — and make it soar to a symbolic 1,776 feet when fully installed — are being raised up to the building’s roof. The 408-foot spire will serve as a world-class broadcast antenna. With a beacon at its peak to ward off aircraft, the spire will provide public transmission services for television and radio broadcast channels that were destroyed in the 9/11 attack. The high-rise is scheduled to open for business in 2014. See also: Amazing Views From The Top of One World Trade Center [15 HQ Photos] Via: NBC New York

  • Calo des Moro Beach in Mallorca, Spain [11 HQ Photos]

    In the southeaster part of Mallorca, Spain sits a tropical beach unlike any you’ve ever seen. Calo des Moro has high cliffs on both sides of the sandy beach which gives a very secluded look and feel to visitors. Crystal clear turquoise waters make it a great place to soak in the sun and enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean sea. It can get crowded on the weekends so do yourself a favor and visit during the week, also make sure you pack a lunch because there isn’t a beach front restaurant near by.

  • SL, Finale And Other NYC Clubs Are In Hot Water

    Today the Post reports that certain Manhattan nightclubs are billing customers for “operations charges,” which officials say is illegal. Multiple EMM-operated clubs—including headache-inducing Finale on the Bowery and SL in the Meatpacking District—as well as other area clubs are currently under investigation by the city for the questionable practice.

  • Water Sports Fun with Richard Branson [25 Photos]

    It’s easy to look at Richard Branson and wonder if he is even a real person. This 62 year-old multi billionaire   is world famous for his eccentric daredevil personality and his business ventures including the Virgin Megastores, Virgin Airways, Virgin Mobile, and more recent Virgin Galactic. Richard seems to have an affinity toward the water, he owns an island  in the Caribbean and a million dollar personal submarine so this following collection of his finest water sports moments is equally amazing as it is bizarre.

  • Las Vegas Pool Party Season Has Officially Started [70 Photos]

    The 2013 Las Vegas pool party season officially kicked off this weekend with the opening of Wet Republic. This world class ultra pool also recently announced that Calvin Harris will be the resident DJ of the summer so if there was ever a reason to stop by this is it. There are plenty of pool party options in Vegas but since Wet Republic is clearly the best we’ve pulled together 75 photos from the opening weekend. As you’ll see there were plenty of good times to be had and NFL Star Steven Jackson was on hand to catch some rays and partake in several champagne showers.

  • Lake Havasu Is More Than Just A Spring Break Location

    Photo via: Shutterstock Lake Havasu has gotten a bad wrap for the over 25 crowd, mostly because of the spring break houseboat stigma. The scene is great for the average mid-twenties party goer, but has had a dark cloud hanging over it’s head since the word got out to the party scene public. Havasu offers some of the best weather accompanied by scenic vistas, waterfalls, fishing, hiking and the REAL London Bridge imported all the way from the UK. So if heaps of college girls in skimpy bikinis just isn’t your thing anymore, simply don’t go during spring break.

  • 5 Pointz: The Destruction Of A Cultural Treasure

    Considered by many to be the graffiti mecca of the world, 5 Pointz is a converted warehouse covered in tags and murals by famous and novice graffiti artists alike, which houses artist studios. For a city that seems so nostalgic for its old architecture and the gritty remainders of what made New York “New York” in the seventies, eighties and nineties, it sure seems keen on wiping them all out to make way for shiny, metal and glass structures. So when rumors began circulating as early as 2010 that 5 Pointz might be torn down, it didn’t really come as a surprise to many. Nothing immediately materialized, and business continued as usual at 5 Pointz, with artists coming from all over the world for a chance at a spot to tag and paint murals.

  • A West Coast Summer Road Trip Guide (Video)

    Thinking about taking a road trip this summer? Take this video in consideration when planning a west coast trip. Pretty sure it was done by someone who doesn’t live in the states, but if your an east coaster, these destinations might seem just as foreign. Watch it and get psyched for the infamous summer road trip. Planning our USA Road Trip from Peter Quinn on Vimeo.

  • Aruba: The Happy Island [37 HQ Photos]

    Aruba is a great place to visit because the the weather is always 80 degrees, the water is warm as a bath and there are no waves…ever. The “Happy Island” is also outside of the Hurricane belt so you don’t need to worry about rain. As if those reasons weren’t enough we pulled together 37 photos that might inspire you to book a flight today.


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