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by Sophie Gayot


Now that we know who will be playing at Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on February 2nd, it’s time to make plans: where will we watch the game?


If you’re not throwing or attending a Super Bowl party, we recommend visiting one of GAYOT’s Top 10 Sports Bars in the U.S. If you’re in New York City, you’re just a short ride from MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. But if it’s too tough to get a ticket, why not cheer on the Seahawks or the Broncos at one of GAYOT’s  Top 10 Sports Bars in New York City?


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on September 16th, 2013
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Jeff Hoyt gets airborne via flyboard at Big Bear Lake, CA

Above Big Bear Lake Without a Net

To speed across the water, first came surfboarding, then sailboarding, paddleboarding, wakeboarding and kiteboarding. Now there’s a way to speed across and above the water: flyboarding.

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Park City, Utah ski lifts (courtesy of Canyons Resort, by Justin Olsen)

There are often advantages to booking hotel rooms early: cheaper rates and choicer rooms are two. For the holidays, Waldorf Astoria Park City is offering yet another — book two nights at this posh snowy mountain retreat and you’ll get two free lift tickets to Canyons Resort. Which is why you’d probably want to go this time of year anyway, right? That’s what we thought.

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Soccer Fever

on June 11th, 2010
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Egidio Arevalo Rios and Mauricio Victorino of Uruguay challenge Franck Ribery of France

 by Sophie Gayot  


America is not very versed in the game of soccer, but every four years, a pandemic sweeps the globe. Americans cannot really understand the effervescence that the rest of the world is experiencing. As I’m writing these lines, the game between France and Paraguay is in full swing in South Africa. From the reports I’m getting from Paris, the streets (and restaurants) have been deserted as everyone is at home watching.  

And, even though I am French, for tomorrow’s match against England: Go USA!  

If you want to be part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup excitement, here are some places to follow the 19th edition of the world’s largest sporting event.   



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