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A guide to America's most "offal" restaurants

A guide to America's most Mar 11th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Even when I was a finicky kid subsisting on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, I was intrigued by offal. No way in hell would I have eaten what are politely known in the food industry as "variety meats," but they sure looked intriguing. As with most of my weird habits, I blame my dad for my fascination with animal guts. Growing up the daughter of a large animal vet, I spent most of my formative years...

La Brea tar pits still pumping out history

La Brea tar pits still pumping out history Mar 9th, 2011 at 12:30PM: The La Brea tar pits, just 7 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, have been a treasure trove for paleontologists for decades. Producing more than a million bones since their discovery, the sticky ponds that trapped living creatures tens of thousands of years ago are still pumping out history. Work over the past few years has involved sifting through 23 boxed deposits and some 16,000 bones...

National Geographic builds Pixar's Up floating house

National Geographic builds Pixar's Up floating house Mar 7th, 2011 at 12:00PM: Did the floating house from Pixar's animated film Up inspire you to fly to South America? This weekend, somewhere east of Los Angeles, a house tied to 300 helium-filled balloons flew 10 stories in the air. Each of the 8' weather balloons contained an entire container of helium. Inspired by Up, a crew from National Geographic Channel's new show How Hard Can it Be? filmed the house reaching an...

Hidden Malibu: Point Dume State Preserve

Hidden Malibu: Point Dume State Preserve Mar 3rd, 2011 at 3:00PM: You don't have to be a travel expert to know that Malibu is one of Southern California's most prestigious neighborhoods. With mansion-topped hillsides fronting the crashing surf of the Pacific, Malibu makes many of us wish that we could be hedonistic jingle writers a la Two and a Half Men. If you don't have a few spare million to drop on a palatial estate in the sunset belt, fret not as many...

Video of the day: the best burger in Los Angeles

Mar 2nd, 2011 at 5:00PM: Los Angeles from Dave Pinke on Vimeo. Even with the Grammys and the Oscars behind us now, it's still safe to say that Los Angeles is a major travel destination. Especially during months that are just a little too cold for comfort in other parts of the world. Dave Pinke, a traveler and video-making cool guy from NYC, put this video together after one of his trips to L.A. Among his travels...

Where was Justin Bieber in February?

Where was Justin Bieber in February? Mar 2nd, 2011 at 10:00AM: Twitter is good for lots of things, among these: encouraging solidarity in the name of toppling governments, publicizing breaking news, finding people with similar obsessions, and tracking the travel predilections of celebrities. And there are few bigger celebrities at the moment than Canadian singer Justin Bieber. Mr. Bieber, 17 years old as of yesterday, has become an enormous star thanks to...

Coast to coast: Best hotels for Oscar viewing parties

Coast to coast: Best hotels for Oscar viewing parties Feb 24th, 2011 at 1:30PM: Want to live it up like an A-lister? You don't have to hit the red carpet in Los Angeles to make like the stars of The Social Network, The King's Speech, True Grit or Black Swan. Hotel bars, particularly at luxe properties, have long been beloved by the see-and-be seen set. But if what you really want to see is the annual Oscars / Academy Awards ... you're in luck at these great Oscar viewing...

JW Marriott Los Angeles celebrates first birthday with $1 room packages

JW Marriott Los Angeles celebrates first birthday with $1 room packages Feb 11th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Want to live like an A-lister for just a dollar? That's just what will happen to ten lucky travelers who book the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live's special first birthday package. The hotel, celebrating its first anniversary on February 15, is offering a "Happy Birthday" package to the first ten reservations. The package, valued at almost $4,000, includes: · Overnight...

A travel guide to the 2011 Oscar movies

A travel guide to the 2011 Oscar movies Feb 2nd, 2011 at 4:00PM: The 83rd annual Academy Awards are coming up in a few weeks and the Oscars race is on. This year's nominations contained few surprises, with many nods for Brit period piece The King's Speech, Facebook biopic The Social Network, and headtrip Inception. While 2010's ultimate travel blockbuster Eat, Pray, Love failed to made the cut, there's still plenty to inspire wanderlust among the Best Picture...

Virgin America kicks off service to Cancun

Virgin America kicks off service to Cancun Jan 19th, 2011 at 4:30PM: Dying to get your Spring Break on in style? Then pack your sandals, sunscreen, sombrero and head on over to Virgin America's website to grab some great fares or a chance to win a VIP getaway to Cancun, Mexico. This morning, Virgin America is launching their service from LAX & SFO to the Mayan Riviera (aka Cancun) and Gadling is onboard to witness the festivities. Remember the Goo Goo...

Top 10 travel spots in the United States

Top 10 travel spots in the United States Jan 17th, 2011 at 1:30PM: So, Orbitz noted when we like to travel ... but where do we go? The top 10 destinations in the country were mostly predictable, with big tourist-magnet cities dominating the list. There were a few surprises, according to the information supplied by Orbitz: Boston, for example, didn't make the list, after having ranked ninth in 2009. Los Angeles, fifth in 2009, also fell off in 2010. New Orleans...

Pacific Park at Santa Monica Pier sold for $34 million

Pacific Park at Santa Monica Pier sold for $34 million Jan 14th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Pacific Park, the amusement park at the iconic Santa Monica Pier, was sold for $34 million. The new owners are an Orlando-based real estate company called CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc. While the park's name may not be familiar, many will recognize it from its appearances on television and in movies like Fat Albert, Cellular, and Jarhead. Santa Monica Amusements will continue to operate the park...

New Los Angeles hotel, Mr. C., opens in April

New Los Angeles hotel, Mr. C., opens in April Jan 7th, 2011 at 1:00PM: The Cipriani Family, most famous for running New York's established Rainbow Room since 1999, just announced it will open a new luxury Los Angeles hotel called simply, Mr. C. Slated to open in the spring of this year, Mr. C will be a 138-room boutique hotel with 12 suites, all ranging from 365-800 square feet. Each room comes with a private balcony and many have panoramic views of Beverly Hills...

Controversy over new Turkish Airlines spokesman Kobe Bryant

Controversy over new Turkish Airlines spokesman Kobe Bryant Dec 16th, 2010 at 12:30PM: In order to promote the upcoming new Los Angeles-Istanbul flights, the new Turkish Airlines spokesman Kobe Bryant has prompted some protest in the Armenian American community. Turkey (as well as the United States) does not recognize the death of 1.5 million Armenians at the end of Turkey's Ottoman Empire as genocide. 700,000 Armenian Americans in California are hoping Bryant will use his stature...

Body parts found in backpack in Los Angeles hotel

Body parts found in backpack in Los Angeles hotel Dec 13th, 2010 at 12:00PM: What was a typical day for a housekeeper in a Los Angeles hotel turned into a real life nightmare. During a routine cleaning of a room at the Continental Hotel in Los Angeles, a housekeeper picked up a backpack left behind in a guest room and found body parts. The Los Angeles Times reports the body of 49-year-old Herbert White was found on Nov. 29 and was "cut up into five different parts -...

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...

Photo of the Day (11.23.10)

Photo of the Day (11.23.10) Nov 23rd, 2010 at 7:00PM: The busiest week of travel in America is underway. In the coming days, millions of people will travel from point A to point C (undoubedtly with a long layover at point B) to be with their families and reconnect with friends. Amidst a week typically remembered for hectic delays, bad weather, long security lines, & missed connections I thought that this stark, beautiful image was...

Qantas mile-high club: what happens when you get caught

Qantas mile-high club: what happens when you get caught Nov 2nd, 2010 at 2:30PM: A woman got nailed in the early stages of seeking mile-high club membership. The Qantas passenger was flying form Melbourne to Los Angeles at the beginning of last month. The lights went low, and she and the man next to her let their hands go wild under the blanket. The cabin crew caught on and split up the passengers, who apparently never bothered to try the lav. The best part: the woman works...

Top ten overrated international travel destinations

Top ten overrated international travel destinations Nov 2nd, 2010 at 11:30AM: Laurel brought us the US's top ten overrated travel destinations, and we thought it was time to go global. Here are ten international sites, in no particular order, that just aren't worth a two-hour wait in line, fighting the crowds, or covering long distances to get there: 1. Eiffel Tower, Paris Seriously, your photos of Paris are going to look much better with the Eiffel Tower in them. If...

Daily Pampering: The Peninsula Beverly Hills partners with Tory Burch

Daily Pampering: The Peninsula Beverly Hills partners with Tory Burch Nov 1st, 2010 at 4:00PM: What's better than a luxury hotel room and a shopping spree? We can't really think of anything, actually, which is why today's Daily Pampering excites us to no end! The Peninsula Beverly Hills has partnered with iconic American fashion designer Tory Burch to offer the "The Peninsula Girls Getaway with Tory Burch." This luxury lifestyle experience provides a perfect way for ladies to share time...

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