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  • The Bulldog owner aims to open Lafitte Greenway beer garden in December
    New Orleans Times-Picayune

    The Bulldog owner aims to open Lafitte Greenway beer garden in December

    Crews are finishing up work on Wrong Iron, a new beer garden on the Lafitte Greenway from the owners of The Bulldog beer bars. Herb Dyer, an owner of The Bulldog bars and the Velvet Cactus in Lakeview, said the new spot, located next to Bayou Bicycles, will have 50 beers and 24 wines on tap, a cocktail menu, an area for food trucks to pull up and serve food, and a 5,000-square-foot outdoor patio fronting the Greenway. Dyer noted the interior has an old-time rail station feel in keeping with the bar's name, which is an old railroad term for a main rail track on which traffic is running in the opposite direction. The Lafitte Greenway, a 2.6-mile linear park and bicycle and pedestrian trail, was long a vacant railroad right of way.

  • You Need A Belvedere In Your House, And Here's Why
    House Beautiful

    You Need A Belvedere In Your House, And Here's Why

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  • PR Newswire

    Fall in Love with Greenwich: JLOFTS Shares Inspiration for the Perfect Autumn Weekend in Greenwich, CT

    GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- JLOFTS—Greenwich, CT apartments that offer magnificent contemporary residences in addition to spacious, chic office space—boast a modern design, European-style kitchens, and high ceilings as well as an array of spectacular amenities that set it apart from other apartments. JLOFTS shares inspiration about how to spend the perfect autumn weekend in Greenwich, CT. Immerse yourself in Art and Science without straying too far from home at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.

  • 5 Most Scenic Los Angeles Hikes You Should Try This Fall
    The World Famous KROQ

    5 Most Scenic Los Angeles Hikes You Should Try This Fall

    It's no secret that Los Angeles offers a wealth of outdoor activities. After all, we do live in sunny Southern California -- there's no excuse not to get outside and enjoy everything the city has to offer!  Now that the weather has finally cooled down and the ocean breeze is finally making its way inland, its a great time to get out and do some much needed hiking. For those reluctant hikers who need a little bit more motivation, we've compiled a list of Los Angeles area hikes that come with spectacular views. It's all about the big pay off anyways, right?!  Also, be sure to check out this great website. You'll find tons of information on trail conditions, weather and air quality. Plus, there

  • Tampa Bay Times

    St. Petersburg, four other Florida cities, make top 20 list of hottest LGBTQ holiday destinations

    St. Petersburg was named one of the 20 "hottest" holiday travel spots in the world for LGBTQ visitors by gay room-share app, MisterB&B. St. Pete came in at No. 11 on the list, beat out by a few other Florida cities: Wilton Manors near Miami ranked No. 1, Fort Lauderdale No. 3 and Miami Beach No. 5. The app, similar to Airbnb but focused on gay travelers and LGBT-friendly hosts, compiled a travel index based off its own booking data. The company measured the volume of searches by location for planned stays from September to December. The City of St. Pete and its businesses have been working to make the area more appealing to queer tourists. The LGBTQ Welcome Center reopened last month with a new

  • Two West County Dairy Ranch Areas Listed In National Register Of Historic Places
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Two West County Dairy Ranch Areas Listed In National Register Of Historic Places

    The areas of the Point Reyes Peninsula and Olema Valley dairy ranches have been designated as national historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. The recognition of their national significance will inform the federal government's plans for the future of Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's north district, Point Reyes National Seashore spokeswoman Melanie Gunn said. The ranching history in the area dates back to the 1870s when the ranches established Marin County as the leader in the state's butter and cheese production. The 22,237-acre Point Reyes Peninsula Dairy Ranches Historic District was listed in the National Register in October,

  • ABC7 San Francisco

    Explore the best of Mexico City with cheap flights from Oakland

    Looking for an adventure in one of the world's great megacities, but without the hassle of flying halfway around the world? Mexico City is North America's largest metropolis, with over 8 million people (and more than twice that number in the greater metro area). The oldest capital city in the Americas is rich in history and culture, and has become a major economic center of the region. In addition to Aztec ruins, it has the world's largest single-metropolitan concentration of museums, plus extensive art galleries, concert halls, and theaters. And the city's 16 boroughs and many colorful neighborhoods offer an abundance of shopping, restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Whether you're trying to get

  • The 15 airports all pilots love flying to
    The Telegraph

    The 15 airports all pilots love flying to

    What makes the perfect landing? Beautiful scenery, jovial ground crew, and white-knuckle crosswinds that mean the autopilot stays off; according to the pilots we questioned. Here, we round up their favourite airports.

  • You can have a wedding straight out of a fairytale at a castle in the Italian countryside for $114
    Business Insider

    You can have a wedding straight out of a fairytale at a castle in the Italian countryside for $114

    In the tiny village of Roccascalegna, Italy, you can book an entire castle for your wedding for just over $100. Located in the southern region of Abruzzo, the village recently renovated its namesake castle, the Castello di Roccascalegna, and is making it available to use for special events like weddings, birthdays, and more, according to a CNN report. For the price of €100 (approximately $114 USD), you can rent out the entire castle's grounds — a price the local government hopes can bring in tourists and spur financial growth in the area. Perched atop a hill, the castle was constructed around the 16th century and spans over 7,500 square feet. It contains a chapel and tower that are primarily

  • Breckenridge, Colorado, Removing Divisive Giant Wooden Troll
    US News & World Report

    Breckenridge, Colorado, Removing Divisive Giant Wooden Troll

    The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents. The large wooden troll, "Isak Hearthstone," made by artist Thomas Dambo during Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts in August, sits in the snow Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, along the Wellington Trail in Breckenridge, Colo. The troll was created during the Breckenridge Festival of the Arts in August, but got so popular that it caused complaints from nearby homeowners due to tourists visiting, and demanded it to be removed. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP) The Associated Press BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The town of Breckenridge in

  • CNN

    The best ski resorts for hardcore skiers and snowboarders

    (CNN) — While ski resorts worldwide have become increasingly attractive to the non-skier with breweries, distilleries, Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class shopping and wellness centers all available slopeside, they haven't forgotten their roots. That's great news for the avid skier and snowboarder who books a ski holiday with one purpose in mind: Hitting the slopes. And hitting them hard. Après-ski activities may be a welcome respite after a full the day on the mountain, but to the ski enthusiast, they're ultimately just what comes after the main event. Resorts in the United States and Canada can hold their own against Europe's most elite ski areas. From heli-skiing to uphill climbing to

  • Tourists are obsessed with dangerous 'ghost' attractions
    New York Post

    Tourists are obsessed with dangerous 'ghost' attractions

    Abandoned skyscrapers and haunted buildings are the settings for a new tourism trend that sees travelers explore creepy sites across Asia. The pastime of urban exploration is drawing travelers to investigate potentially dangerous places like the so-called Ghost Tower of Bangkok, Bali's Haunted Resort and the deserted Dreamland theme park in Nara, Japan. Some of these sites are unguarded, allowing adventurous travelers easy access to them while others require explorers to bribe security guards to get inside. Also known as URBEX, urban exploration involves traversing man-made structures, typically ones which are abandoned, with the aim of either documenting them via video or still photography, or just for the sake of adventure.

  • CDMX Branding Elevates Tourism For Mexico City
    PR Newswire

    CDMX Branding Elevates Tourism For Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent press coverage, tourism data and international studies demonstrate that the tourism marketing efforts of Mexico City continue to drive consumer interest as a top destination to visit, generate positive stories touting Mexico City as a World Capital, increase tourism arrivals and heighten awareness for the CDMX brand – named one of the top 20 "City Business Brands" in the world according to a study from Saffron. In the recently published World City Business Brand Barometer – a study by international consultancy firm Saffron that reveals which cities around the world best generates a strong a business brand – Mexico City was named an emerging global "challenger" amongst leading cities from the likes of New York, Paris, Los Angeles and London in attracting and retaining business.