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The exterior of Hotel Giraffe in New York City


When it comes to choosing a great hotel, it isn’t always about “location, location, location.” But a convenient space in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods sure doesn’t hurt. Named after owner/entrepreneur Henry Kallan’s favorite animal, Hotel Giraffe enjoys an opportune spot on the corner of Park Avenue South and 26th Street in NoMad, or north of Madison Square Park, which is also home to a creative business community made up of architecture, Internet and design firms. The building was purpose-built in the late 1990s to house the Library Hotel Collection’s Giraffe Hotel, which opened in 1999.

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  • pinitbutton Fogo de Chão and GAYOT.com Facebook Giveaway
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Win a trip to Brazil courtesy of Expedition Brazil.
Or you could win Dinner for Two in the GAYOT.com/Fogo de Chão Giveaway.

Adventure Brazil

Dreaming of a vacation on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro or exploring the bustling nightlife and world-class shopping of São Paulo? How about a cultural tour through the capital city of Brasília and outdoor adventures or a food and wine focused traditional gaucho experience through Southern Brazil?

 

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  • pinitbutton Lufthansa Private Jet Service   Travel News
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Exterior of a Gulfstream GIV, one of the aircraft available in the Lufthansa Private Jet service

Lufthansa Private Jet, German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s private jet service, is offering direct flights to more than 1,000 destinations within North America, Europe, the Russian Federation and North Africa.


Onboard Lufthansa Private Jets, which can be booked on short notice, passengers can enjoy catering and entertainment suited to their personal preferences. On the ground, Lufthansa Private Jet passengers will be chauffeured to and from the airport via limousine service and will have access to VIP services and First Class lounges at all major departure and arrival airports.

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  • pinitbutton Successful Test of Virgin Galactics Future Commercial Spacecraft   Travel News
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Telescope image of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo as it takes off on its supersonic journey


Virgin Galactic is making history while pioneering commercial space travel. On Jan 10th, 2014, the SpaceShipTwo, a rocket-powered space vehicle, successfully completed its third rocket-powered supersonic flight. After taking off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in the California Mojave Desert at 7:22 a.m. local time, pilot Dave Mackay and co-pilot Mark Stucky reached an altitude of 71,000 feet – SS2’s highest altitude to date – and a supersonic speed of Mach 1.4. Following a series of similar tests, Virgin Galactic and partners expect to test full space flight within the year.

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  • pinitbutton Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Las Vegas   Hotel Review
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A guest room at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace in Las Vegas


What do you get when world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa and two-time Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro get together? A modern luxury hotel, of course.


April 2013 marked the beginning of Matsuhisa’s hotel venture, when his first lodging opened as a hotel within a hotel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. But the duo’s collaboration didn’t start there, as De Niro co-funded and provided creative direction for Nobu restaurants, and was also responsible for bringing the Japan-born Los Angeles celebrity chef, who has opened restaurants worldwide including Peru, to New York.

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  • pinitbutton Royal Caribbean’s two new Quantum cruise ships

Try skydiving and bumper cars at sea!

 

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by Patricia Mack

 

Boredom will be a thing of the past on Royal Caribbean’s two new ships, the first in a new Quantum class. They will be the first at sea to offer attractions such as simulated skydiving, bumper cars, roller skating and an observation capsule inspired by the London Eye. The capsule, called The North Star, can hold 14 people and is attached to a crane-like arm with a bird’s-eye view 303 feet above sea level for spectacular vistas of the ship at sea as well as ports of call.

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  • pinitbutton Satechi Smart Travel Router & Adapter – Review

One Travel Router to Rule Them All

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Nothing can put an early damper on a vacation quite like realizing your electronics just aren’t going to fit into international electrical outlets, no matter how hard you try to jam them in. (We advise against this method; fate has been cruel to you, yes, but spare your gadgets.) Instead, turn to Satechi, which has unveiled its new Smart Travel Router & Adapter just for situations like this.

 

Though Satechi’s Smart Travel Router & Adapter is bulkier than it needs to be—and flimsier than we would have liked—frequent travelers will clear space in their suitcases for its unique dual functionality. Beyond fitting the electrical outlets of more than 150 countries with the push of a button, this clever cube also offers a USB port to charge a second device, and four networking modes for all of your wireless Internet needs, including private connections for enhanced security and mobility.

 

Available for purchase online, the Smart Travel Router & Adapter is the sort of tool that might be just as useful for travel as your passport.

 

Price: $44.99

For more information, visit www.satechi.com

 

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  • pinitbutton Ellenborough Park, Cotswolds   Hotel Review
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The exterior of Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds


When Ellenborough Park was built in the early 1500s, it was known as Southam House because it was situated on Southam Manor, which was owned by King Henry VII and covered two-thirds of the land in the village. Over its 500-year history, the house has changed hands numerous times, undergoing facelifts and additions, including a cross wing, grand staircase and rooms paneled in oak.

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by Sophie Gayot

There is a new “frontier” when crossing America from coast to coast. Long gone are the days of traveling by feet, horses and the wagons of the courageous pioneers (hey, without them we would not be here). For many, many years now we’ve had airplanes. But how to decide on an airline? The price, the mileage program, the credit card points, the safety, the service, the schedule, the airport, the onboard amenities, the extras you have to pay? The choices are vast.

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  • pinitbutton Draycott Hotel, London   Hotel Review
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The exterior of the Draycott Hotel in London


Occupying a restored, red brick Edwardian building in London, the elegant Draycott Hotel is situated just around the corner from Chelsea’s Sloane Square. In this intimate boutique lodging from the Mantis Collection, traditional British style and luxury meet modern amenities and personal service.

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