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Stay at the Renaissance Times Square for $2,500 to welcome 2011

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Welcoming the coming New Year at the Times Square in New York is an awesome experience.  You see the big ball drop. Hear all the cheering and see all the glitter. But with a Time Square New Year comes some sacrifices like staying outside in a very cold weather, no bathroom access for several hours, and a long walk to wherever you are staying in New York after the clock hits 12.

Now, one great alternative is to enjoy the New Year from the comfort of a hotel room at Times Square in New York.

Gilt City is pushing for a New York New Year package at the Renaissance Times Square for $2,500 in total for 3 nights. It comes with a lot of perks for those who want to spend for the holidays. You will get two tickets for The Living Room that features an open bar, gourmet food, access to NY Times Square, and the 3-night stay plus breakfast.


Best bridges on the pages of the record books

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These bridges are so extraordinarily bold, huge and busy with their own unique feats that men from the past would have deemed them inconceivable. Stylishly functional, they are modern man’s accomplishments in engineering.

The Busiest
George Washington Bridge in New York

The bridge that connects Manhattan to New Jersey accommodated 51 million vehicles across last year. The number may seem high but is easily imaginable as the bridge has a fourteen lanes of traffic (the upper and lower level combined). However, it is important to mention that this only refers to vehicles.

If we are to be strict about it, saying taking into account everything that passes across a bridge, the Howrah Bridge found in the town of Kolkata inIndia will be the winner as about 80,000 cars, a million people and herds of cows cross its eight lanes of traffic.


Travel Tips: 6 Pocket-friendly ways when going to destination races

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A lot of people today are very conscious when it comes to health issues. We go through weight loss programs to get that six pack abs that we dreamed of or simply improve our overall health. Millions around the globe run on a regular basis to shed off the extra pounds. There are also those who join marathons and travel to destination races to conquer challenges or to help fight for a cause or charity.

Joining destination races involve a lot of planning and also some spending. Here are some useful tips you might want to try so you can stick within your budget:

Early registration

Race organizers often give discounts for those who register early. You can save some money when you sign up early and of course you are assured of a spot before the race hits the maximum number of participants. No matter how small you save, you can definitely use this extra money for your other travel expenses.


The world’s craziest public transports

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Are you the adventurous type or do you always mind the gap? Test your limits and dare to get on the following rides.

When we travel to foreign countries, we like to make sure that we’re always in good hands. Safety is a primary issues for travelers especially those who are visiting a certain country for the first time. Many airlines nowadays earn the trust of their patrons not just because of the cheap flights that they offer, but also because of the safety they can provide their passengers, especially after the 9/11 tragedy. Before you board a plane these days, you have to be ready to subject yourself to various checks and inspections. Sea tragedies have taught ferry operators to be strict in implementing capacity limits for passengers; having the proper rescue gear is also regularly checked in major shipping lines.


Ten of the Worst Traffic Jams in World History

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You’re stuck in the rush hour jam with  an important meeting 15 minutes away, two hundred cars in front of you before you reach the office building, your coffee getting cold, and you getting immune to the persistent honking of horns other motorists seem to find solace in. Bored, you try it out too and find that it doesn’t do much to make you forget that you’re 200 cars away and you’re not going to reach that conference room on time.

This happens to almost 75% of people working in America, which would make you think that it has the worst rush hour scenario in the world. Well, we can take the “better them than us” perspective and look at other motorists who have actually had it worse. Below are the top 10 traffic jams recorded in history.

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5 Travel Destinations that are not so popular but that should be on your list

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You may have heard of the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids in Egypt, or the Grand Canyon but aside from the very long list of great travel destinations there are still a lot of places that we can add to our list of must go places.

Here is a short list of great destinations which may not be hitting the headlines but you must visit in case you have a chance:

Ajanta Caves (India)

The Ajanta Caves is located in Maharashtra in India. The structure dates back before the time of Christ and houses sculptures and paintings that are considered priceless by the Buddhists. The caves were abandoned in the year 480 AD and was engulfed by the jungle. It remained unvisited until it was rediscovered by a British officer in 1819 while hunting tigers. You can still find the name of Captain Smith etched on the walls of the cave up to this day.


Top destinations for ice cream lovers

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Any world traveller could experience the flavors beyond the ordinary like the strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. Try Japan’s eel-flavored ice cream and green tea ice cream of Florence. We list down some of the best places where you can enjoy the best ice creams in the world:

 
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Helados Scannapieco

From 1938 there seems to be some changes  from this no-frills, tiny shop, when the Scannapieco couple, Andres and Josefina  migrated to Italy and opened its doors. The lineage of Scannapieco family is still making ice cream just like the old times for 70 long years. Their menu has fifty various flavors like vanilla, chocolate, durazno, lemon champagne, canela, and a Brazilian cocktail called caipirinha that is made from lime and cacha’a.
 

Copenhagen, Denmark – Vaffelbageriet


Top 10 of the Best Party Hotels

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Part of what defines a getaway is the freedom from responsibility. A new place, some refreshing faces and warm bodies, no reservations. Cutting away the puppet strings from the people we have to answer to and the paperwork on our desks is what a vacation should be. So spread your wings a little and go wild in one of the best venues in the country – the hotel.

Believe it or not hotels have the most chill places to lounge or bump and grind the night away. There are the infinity pools, rooftop bars selling the most knockout drinks, the restaurants and hotel-based clubs which only allow A-listers to go through and not to mention the grand rooms which can house concerts or large events. In this list we have compiled the best places to get down for a wild night.