Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 30, 2017

… parts. Problems were already apparent in the weeks leading up to the event: Deadlines missed for paying artists, confusion spread about travel logistics. The event’s cofounders even had to seek outside investments to pay for costs, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Perhaps even more interesting? Fyre came right after Coachella, among the biggest and most successful U.S. music festivals. People who bought Fyre packages conceivably picked it over Coachella, which had a better …

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Racial discrimination lawsuit is the latest legal mess for Fox News

April 28, 2017

… spoke, implied the idea that black men beat women, taunted black employees when President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on certain African and Middle Eastern nations, and had no problem dredging up stereotypes about people with Indian ancestry, Mexicans, and men from China, according to the legal filings. Fox news employees tried to talk with human resources about Slater but allege they got turned back after being told Slater had way too much dirt on top executives for anyone to take her …

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Gorgeous iPhone pictures of Thailand’s annual countrywide water fight

April 19, 2017

… by Torwong Salwala (@2how) on Apr 17, 2017 at 4:33am PDT travel shutterbug Suntus Boonsansang demonstrated this effect with a shot at dusk, with the water backlit by the setting sun. Singapore photographer Yafiq Yusman, who was there for Songkran, said one good trick is to carry a water gun and use it to provoke someone to spray you back. That sets you up for a head-on shot like this one he captured: A post shared by _Yafiq Yusman_ | Singapore (@_yafiqyusman_) on Apr 14, 2017 at …

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Ca tru: A night at the opera in the streets of Hanoi

April 19, 2017

(CNN)On a Sunday evening in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, you’ll likely hear the purr of motorbikes, calls of street vendors and clicks of camera shutters as wide-eyed tourists capture the city’s manic atmosphere. After all, the otherworldly tones of ca tr — one of Vietnam’s most revered musical genres — are hard to ignore. An ancient Vietnamese tradition of sung poetry, the art is more than 1,000 years old. …

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Snapchat is helping advertisers by sharing where you snap

April 14, 2017

… advertisers such as by interests. These can be determined based on what content users look at on Discover and Our Stories. For example, if you’re a loyal reader of Mashable‘s Discover channel, you probably like technology. Snap also plans to expand these so-called lifestyle categories by integrating location data. Snapchat can determine whether you’re a frequent department store shopper or if you’re a travel or fitness enthusiast based on where you snap and what …

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How mahjong is changing with the times in Hong Kong

April 10, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)“The setting sun’s endlessly endearing, but the light of day is disappearing,” says Ho Sau Mei, one of Hong Kong’s last mahjong tile carvers. The 59-year-old quotes a Chinese saying, to express a mix of sorrow and joy as she watches her industry fade. In the 1960s, there were more than 20 mahjong tile carvers — and even an association dedicated to the industry. …

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7 of Europe’s most beautiful villages — from England to Greece

April 10, 2017

(CNN)The notion of postcard-perfect villages steeped in Old World charm has inspired centuries of travelers to fan out across Europe, seeking its secluded hamlets. As a result, the continent’s scenic spots rarely remain hidden for long. It doesn’t take much to make a charming village feel uncomfortably popular. Consider the five fishing villages that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre, where an evening summertime stroll often feels like shuffling through a packed amusement park, …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

(CNN)There are great rivalries and there are Great Rivalries — and we all know the difference between the two. Athens vs. Sparta. Ali vs. Frazier. Adolescence vs. Orthodontistry. All great rivalries. Coke vs. Pepsi. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Beatles vs. Stones. The English Breakfast Society, whose rousing mission “to restore the traditional English breakfast to its former glory and encourage the spread of establishments serving a high quality traditional English breakfast …

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‘Unprecedented’ mid-week storms in Atlanta force 3,000 Delta cancellations

April 8, 2017

(CNN)Storms that blew through the eastern US on Wednesday left a trail of disruption at Delta Air Lines that the carrier was still mopping up more than 72 hours later. The No. 2 US airline said it had canceled around 3,000 flights in the wake of Wednesday’s storms that left passengers stranded and frustrated during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Wednesday’s storms in Atlanta, the mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast had planes and crews out of position stretching …

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Jeff Bezos is going to sell off a ton of Amazon stock to fund Blue Origin

April 7, 2017

… it, it’s merely pocket change. Space travel’s expensive, we hear, especially when you’re rocket’s designed to be ultra swanky. And the company just unveiled its biggest rocket yet, the New Glenn, last fall. They’re also focusing on missions to the moon by 2020. That all requires a lot of investment, even if the plan for Blue Origin is also to include space tourism, which it hopes to launch in 2018 As of right now, according to VentureBeat, Bezos owns nearly 81 …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… was too lofty sounding. Heh! The company, Gravity, hopes to build 25 suits by the end of the year. They say it could travel hundreds of miles per hour if someone wants to try that, the estimated cost, a quarter million dollars per suit. Now, saving up and shaping up to suit up and take that suit up could be a ricorous (ph) process that wouldn’t suit everyone who’d be sore if they soared, but then fell prey to gravity in the gravity suit. Don’t fly too close to the sun, son, …

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Social airline concepts make flying more fun

April 7, 2017

(CNN)Flying is about to get a lot more fun. The latest design concepts feature customizable group-seating pods, sleek lounge bars and, soon enough, co-working spaces — all at 35,000 feet. These changes come with a trend toward experiential travel, in which “authenticity and personalized experiences” are key components of a fulfilling journey, according to a 2016 US Experiential traveler Survey by travel industry intelligence platform Skift. …

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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

… “You must taste the local food in every corner of the Old Quarter,” he says. “You don’t know anything about Hanoi if you never try the street foods.” MORE: Vietnam street food: 10 essential dishes The activist #cafe #tit #17months #kycon #saigon #family #travel #stair #apartment #oldhouse #maikaelan A post shared by Maika Elan (@maikaelan) on Aug 11, 2015 at 10:25pm PDT Married to Hai Thanh, Maika Elan is a documentary photographer who tells intimate stories …

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Most beautiful places in France for travelers to explore

April 3, 2017

(CNN)Always dedicated to travel in France, we’re looking back on this gallery of gorgeous France travel destinations to commemorate Bastille Day. Actually, there are many reasons. The food, the art, the architecture, the French way of life, the incredible locations — all of it captivates us. There are, of course, many more reasons than we can possibly include, but we’ll let the images above continue the conversation. …

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Grindr isn’t just a hookup app, it’s now an LGBTQ publisher too

March 30, 2017

… “uplifting” positive stories, real-time advice on where to go in cities around the world, info on the latest trends from people setting them, and first-person accounts of LGBTQ events and issues. “People hook up on Grindr, but its about more than that. Into focuses a lot on travel, since our users like to travel and go out,” Simkhai said inan interview with Forbes. “Into will help you navigate while travelling, as well share travel info relating to nightlife, …

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Dank Mickey D’s sauces soon coming in bottled form

March 29, 2017

… #groceryshowcase #yvr #yvrfoodie #yvrfood #yvreats #yvreat #nom #instafood #food #foodie #foods #foodstagram #foodblogger #foodphotography #foodpics #foodpic #huffposttaste #gastropost #vancityhype #teamchomp #ypdine #gsfshow17 #bigmacsauce #filetofishsauce #mcchickensauce A post shared by Canadian Food & travel Writer (@foodologyca) on Mar 20, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT And for those of you who aren’t so crazy about McDonald’s sauces, here’s a fun fact they’re selling on …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… Middle East. While you’re in the neighborhood … Abu Dhabi: Insider travel Guide Compared with the city’s glitzy and unashamedly gaudy Burj Al Arab and Atlantis The Palm Hotel, Al Qasr, which translates as “The Palace,” offers a distinctive Arabic flavor (Persian rugs and ornate oil lamps) without resembling Ali Baba’s grotto. Step inside the lobby and the scent of freshly cut rose petals — which are scattered into a center pool — hits …

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San Francisco: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)San Francisco is small by urban standards, a compact swath of rambunctious hills, windswept bays and rainbow-colored Victorian homes. But it’s seen enough upheaval for a town twice its size. And it’s been the adopted home of numerous seismic social — and geological — movements. As a result, San Francisco is a crossroads of commerce and counterculture, suffused with noir moodiness as well as Gold Rush bravado. …

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Koh Samui Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Gazing on the developing island of today: Five-star hotels. Upmarket dining scene. Plentiful shopping. While the isle’s built-up northern and eastern coasts increasingly cater to the tourists, in the south and west locals still stick to the simple life, and traditions that brought backpackers on rickety fishing boats from the mainland to this island paradise in the first place. Sheraton Samui Resort …

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Santiago: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Head east and in no time you’ll reach the Andes; west and you hit the beaches and coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It’s worth putting off Chile’s other attractions a few days to get to know the best of Santiago’s culture, food and pulsing nightlife. There’s a boomtown feel around Santiago these days. The national economy is buoyant, corruption is low and the city’s infrastructure is solid. …

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So Paulo: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)With all there is to see and do in South America’s largest city, the sheer size of the metropolis often stuns the uninitiated visitor. Don’t despair — getting to the locations that showcase the best of So Paulo isn’t as hard as it might seem. While you’re in Brazil anyway … Rio de Janeiro: Insider travel Guide …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Tokyo is a city that can roar one moment and whisper at the next, a place where almost anything seems possible. After all, 13 million people share this 2,188-square-kilometer piece of the planet, which is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, stores and cafs. It’s also a one-stop center for the best of Japan — culture, quality products and impeccable service. …

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Things to do in Austin, Texas, all year round

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Even if you’re not visiting during the madness of South by Southwest, visitors can clearly see that Texas’s ever-changing capital city thrives on new sights, sounds, and eats. New stays In South Austin, Hotelier Liz Lambert (of the Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia) continues to push (and preserve) mid-century Texas chic with the Austin Motel. …

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The Easter Egg Your Eye Goes To First Reveals Everything About Your Personality

March 22, 2017

… out! #6: Elaborate Egg Laura Caseley for LittleThings You are a born leader, and you aren’t afraid to show it. You’re probably the oldest child in your family, and may work in a highly independent career. You might be an entrepreneur, a travel guide, or a surgeon. You like to be in charge and make no apologies for being the boss. Still, you’re a kind person, and know that there’s enough success to go around. You never mind giving a friend or junior employee …

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