Posts tagged travel
Posts tagged travel
Leaving #austin. #travel (at Sabine and 4th st)
At @pinkslasvegas, one of the biggest items is the pastrami burrito: 2 hot dogs, pastrami, chili, cheese, and onions rolled up in a tortilla. I had to have one for the sake of research. #food #travel #vegas.
#Vegas breakfast buffet: Moroccan frittata, biscuit, pork bun, Chinese sausage fried rice, corned beef hash, sausage, and many other good things. #food #travel #diamondjimbradying (at The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas)
This is a photo of Jade Island, a tiki bar/Chinese restaurant in my hometown of Staten Island. I ate here for the first time back when I had my baby teeth; the look hasn’t changed one bit. (via Humu Kon Tiki : Staten Island’s Tiki: Jade Island)
And a Merry Christmas to all, Ben Gurion Airport security checkpoint style…
(Image via Benji Lovitt
Infographics meet nightlife meet travel journalism. (via Drinking in Los Angeles vs. Drinking in New York City - Mandatory)
NORTH KOREA’S ONLY INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE NOW HAS ONLINE BOOKING. They’re also the world’s sole *One-Star Airline*. Who’s up for a trip to Pyongyang? Check out my investigation for @fastcompany. (via North Korean State Airline Launches Website, Online Booking | Fast Company)
Ryanair now has an in-flight sandwich menu. For a European airline, the food is pretty American. Do they still make you pay a Euro to use the in-flight bathroom? (via Cheap Flights Mean Cheap Eats with Ryanair’s New Onboard Menu || Jaunted)
Here’s a photo gallery of falafel styles from around the world. You want this. (via Falafel Wars)
An Israeli reenactment park has deployed a fleet of donkey-mounted Wi-Fi routers in a bid to attract visitors. Will the publicity stunt work?
Calgary Stampede: A defiant last stand of the politically incorrect
Once a more modest agricultural show, the festival is now best known for artery-killing, deep-fried sweet and salt, daisy dukes, sex, over-drinking, a post-party spike in divorce rates, exploitation of animals for amusement and profit, absence of safety gear, and a gratuitous over-use of stereotypical cowboy-and-Indian imagery — including an eponymous Indian village that the Indians won’t rename.
Stampede is the last stand, a glorious festival in defiance of an otherwise inoffensive country drunk on political correctness.
The only question lingering is how long it can last. (Photos: Calgary Herald; Canadian Press; Getty Images)
Gonzo travel destinations, part 100.
Just wrote this long article on the rise and fall of Chinatown bus lines… and the business lessons learned. Here’s an excerpt:
Hairy rides were part of the Chinatown bus experience. Although originally intended for the Chinese immigrant community (the bus lines’ origins were tangled up with shuttles for Chinese restaurant workers migrating between jobs in different cities), the buses were quickly discovered by non-Chinese backpackers, college students, hipsters, and bargain hunters. Instead of being picked up at bus station, buses conducted impromptu, rushed curbside pickup. Rides were low-cost, made for good stories afterwards—this reporter personally witnessed a live chicken get loose in the cabin of a New Century Bus after his cage swung open—and generally got one where they were attempting to go. The fact that many Chinatown bus operators were tied up in violent organized crime and drug traffickers used the routes to transport heroin fell by the wayside or added to the mystique.
Reblogging if you missed this over the weekend. Great read.
The frequent fliers who flew too much: Many years after selling lifetime passes for unlimited first-class travel, American Airlines began scrutinizing the costs — and the customers.
Photo: For many years, Steven Rothstein, left, and Jacques Vroom held lifetime unlimited first-class tickets with American Airlines. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times; handout
Great, great, great article.
This is a great, great article that you should read if you haven’t already. It’s also a case study in how American Airlines (who, by the way, are far from being alone in this) digged themselves further into a hole once they faced financial trouble by making massively poor business decisions.
Also? I’m cursing the cruel fate that didn’t give me Vroom as a last name. Wouldn’t you want your passport to vroom?