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California To Build Bridge To Hawaii

California To Build Bridge To Hawaii You know what happens when you ship a car with a Hawaiian license plate from Hawaii to the mainland? You get this sentence at every gas station: "Hawaii huh? So how long was the drive?" This, inevitably, is always followed by hearty laughter as if they are the first...

Baby On Board Skateboard Released

A skateboard company has taken the concept of 'baby on board' to a new level. According to a press release we received, Gr8Sk8 Parents have released a skateboard that we find questionable. The skateboard, designed for parents, operates just as a traditional skateboard...

World's Fattest Country Unveils New Tourism Slogan

World's Fattest Country Unveils New Tourism Slogan The tiny South Pacific Island of Nauru, known for its spectacular beaches and obese residents (see photo above), unveiled a slick new marketing campaign designed to boost tourism yesterday. The new motto, "Feel Thin in Nauru," refers to the fact that 94.5 percent of the...

Celebrity Chef Grant Stone Creates New Underground Eating Club 'Erect'

Celebrity Chef Grant Stone Creates New Underground Eating Club 'Erect' Fresh off his groundbreaking win in "Top Chef," Season 74, celebrity chef Grant Stone issued a press release this morning announcing the foundation of a new Chicago-based underground eating club. Named after the "grand architecture and aspirations of this wonderful city,"...

New PR Push from TSA: Checkpoint Hotties

New PR Push from TSA: Checkpoint Hotties This winter, you'll find something new between the super cute kitties and inspiring nature photos that fill the calendar racks at your local bookstore. Sources say the TSA is hard at work on "Checkpoint Hotties: 12 Reasons to Opt Out in 2013," a calendar featuring their...

Hospitality Employees Waste 1.7 Million Hours Annually Creating Towel Origami

Hospitality Employees Waste 1.7 Million Hours Annually Creating Towel Origami According to a new study published in Terry Cloth Scientific, employees in the hospitality industry waste nearly two million hours a year folding towels into the shapes of animals and other figures. Employees at hotels, aboard cruise ships and at spas spend entire shifts...

Extreme Kayaker Prepares For The 'Seven Plummets'

Extreme Kayaker Prepares For The 'Seven Plummets' In mountaineering circles the Seven Summits refers to the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents and, over the past few decades, climbing those peaks has become quite the badge of honor in the adventure community. Now self-proclaimed extreme kayaker Bob "Gnarly"...

Seven Star Alliance launches new standards for ultra-luxury hotels

Seven Star Alliance launches new standards for ultra-luxury hotels Move over, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Aman and Banyan Tree. You've been outdone. A new level of travel award, launched today, has declared a new level of recognition. The Seven Star Alliance is awarding hotels a new level of recognition to ultra-luxury hotels. "Today's...

Russia breeds petite lap giraffes

Russia breeds petite lap giraffes Allergic to cats? Can't commit to walking a dog several times a day? The petite lap giraffe may be for you. Developed and bred on a farm outside Krasnodar in Southern Russia, these little longnecks are perfect for people with pet allergies, small children, or just a taste...

Blogger accepts press trip to Great Pacific Garbage Patch, lost at sea for seven weeks

Steve Zorio, staff blogger for travel blog upstart hipjaunter is not a happy person. The wayward travel blogger, just back from seven weeks at sea has just returned from what he calls "a totally lame" press trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the 15,000,000 square...

25 newly-discovered travel destinations from Wanderfly.com

25 newly-discovered travel destinations from Wanderfly.com If you've checked out Wanderfly, the new travel planning and booking service that suggests destinations and activities based on your interests, you know they've come up with some unique and untouristy destinations. Now they've gone beyond the beaten tourist track with 25...

Blogger writes world's most perfect travel story

Blogger writes world's most perfect travel story Earlier this Friday, travel writer Zack Jones put the finishing touches on a post the online publishing community is hailing as a new standard in the realm of web travel journalism. The piece, titled "Lady Gaga Justin Bieber Drunken Airplane Bronx Zoo Cobra Bikini Mishap...

The Ugly Truth: Gadling's revolutionary new video series to launch in May

The Ugly Truth: Gadling's revolutionary new video series to launch in May With the goal of improving its cross-platform social media presence, Gadling proudly announces the Ugly Truth, a new video series hell-bent on capturing the viler dimensions of the travel blogger lifestyle. The Ugly Truth series will revolutionize the sanitized travel...

Dubai tour company offers pirate hunting cruises off horn of Africa

Dubai tour company offers pirate hunting cruises off horn of Africa After years of murders, kidnappings, and heists, the lawless sea near the horn of Africa seems to be getting worse. A Dubai firm is capitalizing on these pirate infested waters with a strange new form of pirate tourism. The tour company, Dubai based Seahunters LLC,...

New foodie tours explore little-known world cuisines and delicacies

New foodie tours explore little-known world cuisines and delicacies Are you a foodie with a taste for travel and adventure? Have you mastered the arts of cheesemaking, coffee roasting, patisserie, and charcuterie? If yet another holiday spent making wine in Napa Valley, rolling pasta with Tuscan Nonnas, or whipping up tom yung goong in...

Travelcation Buys Nerd's Eye View for .75 Million USD

Travelcation Buys Nerd's Eye View for .75 Million USD Travelcation, a new start-up that combines social media, booking tools, and unique online travel content, appears to have purchased Pam Mandel's Nerd's Eye View blog for .75 million dollars. Naturally, our first response was "Dude, seriously? Another online travel...

U.S. Airport operators team up with Krispy Kreme and Starbucks for "welcome gateways"

U.S. Airport operators team up with Krispy Kreme and Starbucks for For most foreign visitors to the United States, the first face-to-face encounter with U.S. culture is a surly customs and immigration officer. In a recent survey commissioned by CNN, 89% of foreign tourists said they found the experience to be "less than satisfactory". ...

Ten new developments in cruise ship entertainment

Ten new developments in cruise ship entertainment As if rock-climbing walls, ice-skating, the Blue Man Group, water-coasters that zoom around the deck and giant TV screens that allow Movies Under The Stars is not enough, cruise lines are pumping up the entertainment options even more. Look for these new, exciting and...

Photo of the day (4.1.10)

Photo of the day (4.1.10) Today's Photo of the Day comes from RobertRexdotcom and was chosen to mourn the recent decision to take down this Southern California landmark and replace it with yet another large cell phone tower. Apparently, with the advent of GPS, Hollywood residents no longer...

Daily Pampering: Vermont resort makes use of natural resources for new spa treatments

Daily Pampering: Vermont resort makes use of natural resources for new spa treatments Vermont is known for many things - maple syrup, Ben & Jerry's, Woodstock, and some of the best skiing in New England. Now comes word one Vermont hotel is taking its environmental surroundings to a new level - the spa. The Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe has added...

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