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Chinese Hotel Notices Set High Standards

TweetFew things are as straightforwardly elegant as Chinese hotel notices, I say. This paper was left for an American guest [...]

Few things are as straightforwardly elegant as Chinese hotel notices, I say. This paper was left for an American guest at the Star Hotel somewhere in the depths of China. From the verbiage of this leaflet I suspect the hotel manager is assuming all Americans are Paris Hilton. I think I’d travel east again just for the Chinese hotel notices, now that I know how great they can be. [ via ] Re... More...


By • Oct 31st, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Man Takes 26-Year Road Trip in One Car

TweetOne man took a 550,000-mile road trip that spanned three decades with only one car. I love a good road [...]

One man took a 550,000-mile road trip that spanned three decades with only one car. I love a good road trip as much as the next gay guy, but spending 26 years in a car is pretty ridiculous. Gunther Holtorf began his trip in 1988 in Africa, and spent the next 556,000 miles visiting 215 countries using only one car, his Mercedes Benz G Wagon named ‘Otto’. If that isn’t loyalty, I don’t know... More...


By • Oct 31st, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations



Raw Vegan Pecan Pie

TweetRaw vegan pecan pie, get in mah belly. I am always on the lookout for a healthy rendition of a [...]

Raw vegan pecan pie, get in mah belly. I am always on the lookout for a healthy rendition of a traditional holiday recipe, so I am thrilled to stumble upon (and share with you) this gluten free, vegan raw pecan pie! This vegan raw pecan pie is also free from refined sugar and packed with nutritional goodness. So, you can make it for Thanksgiving…or now. Image and recipe via Food52.   Serves 8-10... More...


By • Oct 30th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL


A London-Weekend Bucket List

Tweet  If you’re visiting London for just a limited amount of time, you’ve come to the right place. London, like [...]

  If you’re visiting London for just a limited amount of time, you’ve come to the right place. London, like New York, is an incredibly exciting city. It’s also really overwhelming. What should you see? What should you do? After visiting London for the first time over the weekend, I felt inspired to answer these questions for those planning their next trip to London, even if o... More...


By • Oct 29th, 2014 • Category: Cities, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


10 Homeopathic Ways to Fight A Cold

TweetBanish the sniffles for good with these 10 homeopathic ways to fight a cold. With the weather growing colder and [...]

Banish the sniffles for good with these 10 homeopathic ways to fight a cold. With the weather growing colder and winter approaching, it’s hard to avoid those seasonal colds and flus that strike when you least expect them. But don’t let those infections get you down! Instead of being stuck in bed with the sniffles and sneezes, why not fight the cold before it sets in? The foods below will... More...


By • Oct 28th, 2014 • Category: Adult Health, Food, Mom Health


Three Luxury Experiences You Can’t Afford

TweetNo normal person could afford these crazy luxury experiences. This Shimansky temporary tattoo is made of 612 diamonds. Created by [...]

No normal person could afford these crazy luxury experiences. This Shimansky temporary tattoo is made of 612 diamonds. Created by a South African company in 2010, this tattoo costs around $924,000, and is affixed with a water-based adhesive. Each diamond weighs half a carat so you can actually feel the luxury of it all. I have no information on whether the person who got this tattoo was immediately exfo... More...


By • Oct 27th, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Hotels


Town Pays Alcoholic Street Cleaners with Beer

TweetA German street cleanup project uses beer as an incentive for alcoholic employees, because alcoholic street cleaners are a real [...]

A German street cleanup project uses beer as an incentive for alcoholic employees, because alcoholic street cleaners are a real thing. I can’t tell if this idea is genius or ridiculous, but the German town of Essen has recently started Project Pick-up, where they pay recovering alcoholics and addicts a tiny wage to clean the streets, and use beer as an incentive to get them through the day. The addi... More...


By • Oct 26th, 2014 • Category: Cities, FOOD AND TRAVEL


Famous Shopping Streets Around the World

TweetThese ten over-the-top famous shopping streets around the world will take your next shopping experience to a whole new level. [...]

These ten over-the-top famous shopping streets around the world will take your next shopping experience to a whole new level. If you’re looking to do some serious shopping, here’s where you need to go: 1. Kohlmarkt, Vienna, Austria Kohlmarkt appears to be one of the most breathtaking places, ever — and the fact that you can shop ’til you drop makes it all the better. [via] Related Post... More...


By • Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: Cities, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Bluetooth Luggage is the Most Genius Thing Ever

TweetBluetooth luggage connectivity helps you track your luggage so it’ll never get stolen or “lost.” Bluesmart is a new bluetooth [...]

Bluetooth luggage connectivity helps you track your luggage so it’ll never get stolen or “lost.” Bluesmart is a new bluetooth luggage system that harnesses technology for all the right things, helping you get to your hotel faster (and with all your underpants). The bag has a built in scale so you’ll never wonder “will this cost me extra?” as well as a TSA-approved mast... More...


By • Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations


Paris Best: Ethnic Food

TweetIf you want to take a break from all the steak frites and duck confits you’ve been downing in Paris, [...]

If you want to take a break from all the steak frites and duck confits you’ve been downing in Paris, then consider trying these five ethnic restaurants around the city. From Middle-Eastern street food to Korean barbecue lunches, these five dining experiences will spice up your trip — and satisfy your palate: L’As du Fallafel L’As du Fallafel is an experience in which you ... More...


By • Oct 20th, 2014 • Category: Cities, Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Vacations