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NFL Road Trips On New Travel Channel Show

NFL Road Trips On New Travel Channel Show Nov 6th, 2012 at 4:00PM: NFL road trips are the subject of a new Travel Channel show: "NFL Road Tested," premiering in December. The new show brings an inside look at what it takes to move an NFL football team from city to city. While the show will focus on how to go about feeding, clothing and housing the team, it will also look at how NFL stadiums prepare for thousands of fans. "This show will offer viewers a...

The Southern Road: Traveling Through The New Industrial America

The Southern Road: Traveling Through The New Industrial America Sep 4th, 2012 at 10:00AM: If you're not from the American South, you probably have an image of it in your head. It might have squealing pickup trucks and Daisy Dukes. Or hoop skirts and cotton plantations from "Gone With The Wind." Maybe the streetcars of New Orleans, or the twang of Paula Deen. What if I told you that the American South has become a land of opportunity, where people no longer have to leave home to...

Center for PostNatural History showcases human-altered lifeforms

Center for PostNatural History showcases human-altered lifeforms Mar 2nd, 2012 at 1:00PM: We live in a world of genetically modified cotton, BioSteel™ goats, and pluots - in other words, a world where much of the nature surrounding us isn't actually so natural at all. For this new world, Pittsburgh now has a new museum, the Center for PostNatural History, which aims to explore the complex interplay between culture, nature, and biotechnology. Opening on March 2, the museum will...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: From steel town to scenic city

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: From steel town to scenic city Jan 31st, 2012 at 2:00PM: While many people still visualize Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be an old steel city, the hilly town has certainly changed a lot in the last 30-40 years. My first impressions when arriving were that the lit up hillsides, public art, modern architecture, colorful bridges, scenic rivers, diverse restaurants and lively club scene made Pittsburgh seem a lot more eclectic and trendy than industrial. If...

Tips for Steelers fans going to the Super Bowl

Tips for Steelers fans going to the Super Bowl Jan 25th, 2011 at 3:30PM: Here We Go Steelers fans! It's time to get games faces on for your 7th (SEVENTH!) Super Bowl victory! Whether you have secured tickets or you're just planning to descend on Dallas for the party, let's get ready for a Super Bowl like no other. First of all, Super Bowl or not, you couldn't be blamed for packing your towels and heading south. With temperatures in Dallas expected in the low to mid...

Dog bites passenger and flight attendant, forces US Airways landing in Pittsburgh

Dog bites passenger and flight attendant, forces US Airways landing in Pittsburgh Dec 7th, 2010 at 12:00PM: Mandy is one tough bitch. On US Airways Flight 522 from Newark to Phoenix, this 12-pound Manchester terrier busted out of its cage. You would have too ... if the drugs had worn off. With no more sedatives in her system, Mandy bit a man sitting next to her 89-year-old owner. Then, the dog shot up and down the aisle, also biting a flight attendant, according to the NY Post. As a result of this...

10 U.S. Cities where profanity prevails

10 U.S. Cities where profanity prevails Dec 6th, 2010 at 3:00PM: He, we're all prone to a bit of profanity every now and then – some of us more than others. I've had my ass butt handed to me by the Gadling editors over my (finally) occasional use of some foul language, though I've taken steps to (as they say) improve myself. Well, I was happy to see when flipping through my RSS feed that I'm not the only person who likes to drop an f-bomb every now and...

Toyota's Farm to Table Tour takes sustainable eating on the road

Toyota's Farm to Table Tour takes sustainable eating on the road Jul 20th, 2010 at 2:30PM: I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Yeah, right. Toyota just needs damage control. As if feel-good, treehugging road trips make up for all those recalls." But before you judge, let us separate the issue from the mission. This is Toyota's second annual Farm to Table Tour, in which 11 farmers markets nationwide participate with the automotive giant to visit "farmers markets across the...

Pittsburgh restaurant features 'conflict cuisine'

Pittsburgh restaurant features 'conflict cuisine' Jul 9th, 2010 at 10:30AM: Most American travelers will never set foot in Iran, but at least now if they make it to Pittsburgh, they can enjoy some of the country's delicious cuisine. It's the idea behind a new take-out restaurant called Conflict Kitchen, a new eatery that's attempting to feature cuisine from countries the United States is in conflict with. Conflict Kitchen might serve food, but it's hardly your normal...

Pittsburgh International Airport after hours

Feb 23rd, 2010 at 10:30AM: Missing your connecting flight can be frustrating. Having an overnight layover can be annoying. But we all have two choices when airlines throw us a curveball: Mope or make the best of it. Ashley Klinger chose the latter when she was stuck in Pittsburgh International Airport overnight recently. With the help of a video camera, solitude and an epic amount of imagination, she turned an abandoned...

Seven new hotels around the world from Fairmont in 2010

Seven new hotels around the world from Fairmont in 2010 Jan 28th, 2010 at 1:00PM: This year promises to be exciting for fans of the Fairmont. New properties are set to open in London, China and many other cities, each with a distinct style. There's no question that the Fairmont has the art and science of hospitality mastered, so these new properties are going to be exciting to watch. 1. The Savoy With a design nodding toward Edwardian and Art Deco, the hotel reopens after a...

Get out and go: Events around the world (October 15-18)

Get out and go: Events around the world (October 15-18) Oct 14th, 2009 at 12:00PM: Happy Hump Day, Gadling'ers! It's time to look at the festivals and events happening around the world, and this week has a particularly international selection of happenings. If you're close and have time, then you have no excuse to get out and go! Islamabad - The Hot Air Ballooning Competition in Pakistan begins this Thursday, October 15 and ends on the 18th. Malawi - Lake of Stars: This...

Stay overnight at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Stay overnight at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater Sep 26th, 2009 at 10:30AM: Architecture buffs and fans of Frank Lloyd Wright have long enjoyed a visit to the architect's Fallingwater house, near Pittsburgh, and soon, true fanatics can pay a premium to spend two days and two nights on the famous property. The new overnight program will debut on weekends, welcoming up to 8 guests at a time, either this December or in early March of next year. Guests won't actually sleep...

Famous Pittsburgh Morse code landmark actually spells Pitetsbkrrh

Jul 13th, 2009 at 5:30PM: Since March 1929, the 33 story Grant building in downtown Pittsburgh has been home to a huge flashing beacon, using Morse code to spell the word "Pittsburgh". The beacon was installed so aviators could avoid the 500 foot structure, even though commercial air travel was not well established upon completion of the tower. When Tom Stepleton was waiting for the local Fourth of July fireworks show to...

Of top cities in the world, Pittsburgh is best US city at 29th, Vancouver the best

Of top cities in the world, Pittsburgh is best US city at 29th, Vancouver the best Jun 9th, 2009 at 9:30AM: We didn't realize that the US was such a terrible place to live until the Sydney Morning Herald reported it this morning. According to the Economist's 2009 liveability survey, Pittsburgh is the most liveable city in the United States of America, ranked 29th in the world. At the top of the list? Vancouver, Vienna, Melbourne,Toronto and Perth, giving Canada and Australia two of the top five cities...

Chattanooga, Portsmouth among top art destinations in the U.S.

Chattanooga, Portsmouth among top art destinations in the U.S. Apr 18th, 2009 at 3:00PM: Who thought that Tennessee and New Hampshire would be some of the top towns in the country for art lovers. AmericanStyle magazine just issued the results of its twelfth annual arts destinations poll. Some spots are predictable. Others, like Chattanooga, will just blow your mind. This is the first year Chattanooga made the list, shooting all the way up to second in the mid-sized city category. If...

Peeps contests: The world through marshmallow bunnies and chicks

Peeps contests: The world through marshmallow bunnies and chicks Apr 12th, 2009 at 9:30AM: Perhaps you've browsed through the "Peeps in Places" photo contest entries at Intelligent Travel. People have been snapping pictures of marsmallow chicks and bunnies in a variety of spots for a chance to win a Lenox China Peep or other Peeps related prizes. [Click here for larger view of Caesar Peep by citizenkafka.] Along with being a cool idea--wish we'd thought of it--watching the slide show...

My take on JFK's new JetBlue T5 terminal

My take on JFK's new JetBlue T5 terminal Oct 25th, 2008 at 11:30AM: I just flew JetBlue yesterday from their new "T5" terminal in New York's JFK airport to Pittsburgh. If you missed my live tweeting (boy that's a weird verb on paper), check it out here. If you're rushed on time, basically my conclusion was that this terminal is a great improvement--it's the "space age", consumer-friendly type of decor and approach that JetBlue has become known for. However, there...

Photo of the Day (10.7.08)

Photo of the Day (10.7.08) Oct 7th, 2008 at 6:00PM: I happen to be in Pittsburgh this warm fall Tuesday, sitting in a convention center looking out at the mountains around the Pennsylvanian city. Even since I came to visit my friend Al in Shady Side I've been fond of Pittsburgh, and now that I'm back five years later I still feel the same warm affection for the city. Or maybe that' just the Yuengling I keep drinking. Flickr user(s)...

Ten top cities in the U.S. for making a living. Tourist spot in each

Ten top cities in the U.S. for making a living. Tourist spot in each Aug 27th, 2008 at 5:00PM: There is a newly published Forbes.com article on the top 10 cities for making a living in the United States. Each has something to offer travelers as well. Here are the top cities and one place to go to in each. These are the first places that immediately came to mind. It's an odd assortment. 1. Houston, Texas. I've been to the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles and found it incredibly worthwhile...

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