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Photo Of The Day: Take Five In Paris

Photo Of The Day: Take Five In Paris Jan 3rd, 2013 at 6:00PM: So it's 2013. We made it through the holiday travel crush, the potential end of the world, and the quest for the perfect New Year's Eve celebration. It's almost the first weekend of the year; can we take a breather now? This gentleman at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris is taking a bit of a time out, looking peaceful and enjoying the art/furniture (as well as perhaps the view of nearby Montmartre),...

Video Of The Day: Empire State Building NYE 2013

Jan 2nd, 2013 at 6:00PM: I was on my way to a party in Manhattan on New Year's Eve and the Empire State Building was straight ahead of me. The colors were cool and alternating with the fluidity of a waterfall. Every now and then, the purples, blues, pinks, teals and greens would switch to silvers and whites. I've seen the Empire State Building in a lot of colors before, but this outfit truly suited the night. I took a...

Video Of The Day: Fireworks Lighting Up The World's Tallest Building In Dubai

Jan 1st, 2013 at 6:00PM: Leave it to Dubai to ring in 2013 right. The city's magnificent New Year's Eve fireworks display illuminated the world's tallest building, the iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper, stretching more than 2,716 feet into the city sky. Sparks flew from the base all the way to the spire of the building as the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performed in perfect synchronicity. It's a spectacle fit for...

Video Of The Day: New Year's Celebrations Around The World

Dec 31st, 2012 at 6:00PM: As the year comes to a close, here's a look back on how the world rang in 2012. From Sydney to Cape Town, these impressive fireworks displays highlight some of the most famous cities and landmarks throughout the world – whether that be the London Eye or the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Tonight's celebrations are sure to be just as impressive, so circle back to Gadling tomorrow for some...

New Year's Eve Destinations, Discounted

New Year's Eve Destinations, Discounted Dec 31st, 2012 at 2:00PM: New Year's Eve may mean no more than the night before the first day of January to travelers with no special plans. Others choose to celebrate at favorite local places or exotic destinations around the world. Wherever they go, New Year's Eve travelers are looking for a bargain and finding it and booking it at a variety of locations. "Although travelers can never go wrong ringing in the New Year...

Hong Kong Will Ring In The New Year In Style

Hong Kong Will Ring In The New Year In Style Dec 30th, 2012 at 8:00AM: With the New Year nearly upon us, I'm sure many of you have already made plans for how you will be celebrating its arrival. But visitors to Hong Kong are in for a particular treat this year, as the city welcomes 2013 with an impressive display of fireworks that will also mark the culmination of its annual WinterFest celebration. Hong Kong's New Years Eve celebration has become legendary for its...

Hangover Cures: A Global Primer

Hangover Cures: A Global Primer Dec 26th, 2012 at 3:00PM: New Year's Eve is fast approaching, so what better time to provide a list of hangover cures from around the world? Our friends at Alice Marshall Public Relations in New York asked some of their clients about local versions of hair-of-the-dog. Unsurprisingly, the preferred remedies all have a distinctly regional flavor. Here's to a headache-and-nausea-free January 1! St. Barts On this notorious...

Top Holiday Travel Destinations: Where To Go And Where To Avoid (If You Can)

Top Holiday Travel Destinations: Where To Go And Where To Avoid (If You Can) Dec 20th, 2012 at 12:00PM: We all know that holiday travel can be a nightmare, with everyone and their mother flying home for the holidays. This holiday season will be particularly difficult, with both Christmas and New Year's falling just after a weekend, meaning that many travelers will opt to maximize holiday vacation with multiple trips. But where are most people headed? It seems like warm weather is a major draw....

Luxury Travel: Your $100,000 a night New Years Eve package at Gansevoort Turks & Caicos

Luxury Travel: Your $100,000 a night New Years Eve package at Gansevoort Turks & Caicos Dec 4th, 2011 at 7:30PM: Want to really live it up to ring in 2012? Consider Gansevoort Turks & Caicos' "Fully Loaded" New Year's Eve Package for the oh-so-affordable rate of $100,000 per couple per night. For this sum, you'll enjoy: Luxury accommodations in the Oceanfront Penthouse Suite Private Gansevoort jet service to and from Providenciales with private luxury transfers Complimentary Bloody Mary...

Video of the day: a goaty guide to pronouncing foreign cheeses

Nov 12th, 2011 at 4:00PM: The holidays are Cheese Season. At no other time of the year are cheese and specialty food shops as thronged by dairy-seeking customers. They're hungry for a fix or searching for a gift, recipe ingredient, or the makings of a cheese plate. Cheese is love, and one of the easiest, most elegant ways to kick off a cocktail party or conclude (or make) a memorable meal. With that in mind, the folks...

Cockpit Chronicles: A new year's eve to celebrate in London

Cockpit Chronicles: A new year's eve to celebrate in London Feb 8th, 2011 at 2:15PM: When I was in high school, I got to know a sweet and charming exchange student from Germany named Linda. We hung out together and I did my best to show her around Seattle before she had to go home six weeks later. I regretted not having the opportunity to get to know her ten months earlier when she first came to the U.S. Five years went by, and we would write an occasional letter. She'd tell me...

Photo of the day (12.31.10)

Photo of the day (12.31.10) Dec 31st, 2010 at 5:00PM: It's New Year's Eve, a time to make (and eventually break) resolutions for the incoming year. Time to start exercising, cut down on junk food and alcohol, keep a journal longer than 2 weeks this time, etc. Even us at Gadling have some travel resolutions to keep. These girls on the sands of Tel Aviv, Israel are fitting in some yoga with their day at the beach and it looks like their friend on the...

Winter holiday celebrations in Russia

Winter holiday celebrations in Russia Dec 31st, 2010 at 4:00PM: In most of the western world, Christmas and Hanukkah have come and gone, but in Russia, presents are being wrapped in anticipation of tonight, New Year's Eve. In the days of the Soviet Union, religious celebrations were frowned upon, so Russians shifted their winter celebrating to December 31 and combining the traditions of gift-exchanging and New Year's revelry into one night. In the Russian...

Got New Year's Eve plans? Cruise lines do

Got New Year's Eve plans? Cruise lines do Dec 30th, 2010 at 12:30PM: Cruise vacations that include New Years Eve are among some of the most highly sought-after sailings of the year, and for good reason. On board, the mood is festive, drinks flow freely, entertainment and dining is included and nobody has to drive home. But that's pretty much what cruise lines do every day. Sailings that include New Year's Eve have special bonus events and amenities well worth...

Gadling's 2011 New Year's travel resolutions

Gadling's 2011 New Year's travel resolutions Dec 29th, 2010 at 10:30AM: It's that time of year again. A time when we all make certain promises to ourselves, in an attempt to make our lives more organized, our bodies stronger or leaner. We vow to spend more time with loved ones, give back to others, or ditch that cubicle job. And some of us...well, we just want to keep on traveling, any way we can manage to finagle it. In the spirit of New Year's, I asked my fellow...

Carnival sailing to Times Square for New Years Eve

Carnival sailing to Times Square for New Years Eve Dec 16th, 2010 at 1:00PM: Carnival Cruise Lines today threw its signature "Fun" hat in the ring as official confetti sponsor of the Times Square New Years Eve 2011 celebration. The sponsorship includes multiple opportunities for the line to infuse its version of fun into the festivities including a free-cruise giveaway, sure to be popular with frigid party-goers. "Carnival is thrilled to be part of New York City's New...

Five hotel holiday deals in New England

Five hotel holiday deals in New England Nov 11th, 2010 at 1:00PM: Are you looking for a winter wonderland for the Christmas season? New England is a natural destination. There are plenty of deals to be found, with packages that won't force you to choose between your trip and the number of presents under the tree. Check out the inns below from New England Inns and Resorts to see for yourself what await! 1. The Stepping Stone Spa, Lyndonville, VT The...

New York's Tavern on the Green shuts its doors, temporarily

New York's Tavern on the Green shuts its doors, temporarily Jan 5th, 2010 at 2:00PM: The iconic Central Park restaurant, Tavern on the Green, closed its doors on January 1. The restaurant, which opened in 1936 and was known more for its ambiance and history than for its cuisine, went out with a bang with a 1,500-person party on New Year's Eve. But the restaurant won't be gone forever; new owners will be taking over, renovating the building, and eventually reopening. Tavern...

Sicilian steals a New Year's Eve away from his family

Sicilian steals a New Year's Eve away from his family Jan 2nd, 2010 at 2:00PM: Some people will do anything to dodge family at the holidays. We'll kick and scream or otherwise misbehave, but my new hero is a Sicilian man who risked getting a record to score a New Year's Eve away from the wife and relatives. The 35-year-old went to the police station and asked to be incarcerated for the evening. The cops refused, claiming that he needed to commit a crime before he could score...

How to say "cheers" in 10 different languages

How to say Dec 31st, 2009 at 2:00PM: Cheers! Bottoms up! To your heath! This New Year's Eve, whether you'll be clinking classes in another country or just want to impress your friends, bring a little international flair to your New Year's party by toasting at midnight in languages from around the world. Here's how to say "cheers" in 10 different languages. Czech - Na zdravi! Dutch - Proost! French - A votre sante! Gaelic...

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