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NeighborGoods Allows Travelers To Borrow From Locals

Aug 9th, 2013 at 10:45AM: Gone are the days when travelers have to pack bulky items. Now they can just borrow instead. NeighborGoods is changing the face of consumption, facilitating a borrowing and lending culture within neighborhoods. This is great for people who want to meet their neighbors and spend less, but it's also great for travelers who want to meet locals and borrow items they didn't want to bring along...

Video Of The Day: SXSW 2013

Mar 20th, 2013 at 6:00PM: SXSW 2013 has come to a close. Everyone who attended the music, film and interactive festival is no doubt spending this week recuperating. After having spent the last two consecutive years at SXSW, I'll admit that it felt weird to skip out on the festivities this year (however, Gadling's Robin Whitney was on the ground). I went searching for a good video from the event and found this one by...

Grumpy Cat Steals Show At SXSW

Mar 12th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Music, film, expos, tech. Yadda, yadda. The real star of this year's SXSW is Grumpy Cat (actual name: Tardar Sauce), says CNN. For the uninitiated – all 10 of you – Grumpy Cat became a viral obsession last fall, after her owner's brother posted her photo to Reddit. The 11-month-old, Arizona-based feline is of curious ancestry (she's believed to be part Ragdoll breed, and her...

The SXSW Of Cruise Travel Starts Monday

The SXSW Of Cruise Travel Starts Monday Mar 9th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Considered by many as the SXSW of cruise travel, Cruise Shipping Miami is an annual mega-convention that starts Monday in Miami, Florida. On hand will be cruise line executives and travel experts participating in panel discussions, workshops and more during the four-day event, on track to draw record attendance this year. The four-day trade show highlights all the latest and greatest...

SXSW: from NYC to Austin, a local musician's perspective and photo gallery

SXSW: from NYC to Austin, a local musician's perspective and photo gallery Mar 21st, 2012 at 10:00AM: When I initially began weighing my options for relocation, I was still living in New York. Austin, a purported 'oasis' in Texas, had only entered my mind during this process because of clamoring friends eager to direct me as I prepared for and soon voyaged away from New York. It was not easy to leave the city that had shaped me. Immediately following high school graduation, I had set off for...

SXSW 2012 rain: expect it through the entire festival

SXSW 2012 rain: expect it through the entire festival Mar 12th, 2012 at 2:00PM: The sound and sight of pounding rain in Austin, Texas, has been rare since I moved to Austin in late 2010. Most Austinites I know welcome gray skies with open arms -- relishing in the greener landscape that the rain brings. But a sizable chunk of Austin's economy revolves around SXSW, an annual interactive, film, and music event that seems to grow exponentially each year. With the growth of the...

A record exec's guide to South by Southwest (SXSW)

A record exec's guide to South by Southwest (SXSW) Mar 8th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Tens of thousands of hipsters and wannabe hipsters from around the world will be converging on Austin this week for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music, film and technology festival, now in its 26th year. What started as a music showcase for some 172, mostly regional, bands in 1987 has gradually expanded into the global colossus that SXSW has become. Last year the festival featured more...

How to find a last-minute room in Austin for SXSW

How to find a last-minute room in Austin for SXSW Mar 4th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Over the past several years, the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas, has topped the event calendar for industry insiders, along with anyone eager to discover the Next Big Thing. This year's festival, which runs from March 9 to 18, promises to be the most intense yet, with hundreds of panels, workshops, concerts and events on the...

3 places to work in Austin

3 places to work in Austin Mar 12th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Whether you're heading to Austin for SXSW soon or you're already in town for the Interactive portion of the festival, you are probably going to have to do some work while in Austin. After all, not everyone gets to party hard and only party hard for the entire week of SXSW. In fact, lots of folks come to Austin for SXSW because of work and, by virtue of that fact, must find a way to work, no matter...

5 places to eat in Austin

5 places to eat in Austin Mar 11th, 2011 at 1:00PM: With Austin officially now hosting A LOT more people in town thanks to SXSW, the city's restaurants are banking on the increase in business. With SXSW beginning today, everyone is buzzing with festival plans. The parties. The shows. The drinking. But what about the eating? Austin is a city of hidden gems and among those gems are restaurants and food trucks. Make no mistake, I have barely begun to...

More SXSW goodies: Free Lonely Planet Austin Guide for your iPhone

More SXSW goodies: Free Lonely Planet Austin Guide for your iPhone Mar 9th, 2011 at 3:30PM: If you are heading to Austin for SXSW, you already know that you'll be getting free Gogo Inflight Internet access on Alaska, American and Delta. And now Lonely Planet throws in another freebie. The good folks at Lonely Planet have a very pleasant habit of lowering the prices of their excellent guides to celebrate events. Today, they follow that tradition by launching their new Austin guide -...

Complimentary Gogo Inflight Internet on SXSW flights!

Complimentary Gogo Inflight Internet on SXSW flights! Mar 9th, 2011 at 2:45PM: If you are heading to SXSW this year, chances are you'll be carrying at least one smartphone and one laptop - and if you are flying to the event on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines or Delta, your access to Gogo Inflight Internet will be free of charge. The promotion starts tomorrow, March 10 and runs till March 16. You'll be able to access the Internet using a laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled...

SXSW: 5 last minute accommodation options

SXSW: 5 last minute accommodation options Feb 24th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Austin's biggest festival, South by Southwest, is just around the ever-closer corner. And most decent hotels in town are fully booked. The decent hotels with remaining vacancy, if there are any left, will be charging you for the luxury of staying in a hotel during SXSW. So what's a film, interactive, and music-lover to do? Bypass the entire festival? No. I don't think so. Instead, get creative...

Top Travel Trips: March 2010

Top Travel Trips: March 2010 Feb 28th, 2010 at 12:00PM: February was a busy month for travel shows, so we're looking forward to settling down a bit in March. Not too much, though... March means music, man, and one of the top music conferences kicks off March 10 in Austin, Texas. Of course, there's a little more to it than just good tunes. The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals is the meeting place for original music,...

Ten musical destinations that will rock your world

Ten musical destinations that will rock your world Aug 24th, 2009 at 10:00AM: Music has a way of taking you on a journey. Like any great trip, the songs that inspire us are filled with joyous highs and sobering lows, unexpected revelations and exotic uncertainties. It's only natural then that each of us seeks out music during our travels. Whether it's a CD stand in a bustling market in Morocco or a classically-trained violinist playing on a street corner in Paris, music...

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