On one of my first trips to Las Vegas a cab driver gave me some decent advice: “Remember,” she said with a half-smile, “a little Vegas goes a long way.” It’s not hard to get caught up in the energy of Vegas, as a friend of mine did when he averaged three hours of a sleep a night for the good part of a week. If you haven’t been to… Read More
Contrary to public opinion, there is an excellent chance of actually surviving a day spent in downtown Vegas. This assumes, of course, that you are smart enough to not wander too far away from the two-block-long, traffic-free area that houses what the P.R. folks refer to as the Fremont Street Experience. Downtown’s 10 casinos have for a few decades now taken a back seat to the Strip’s glitzy properties, settling… Read More
On any given day, downtown Palm Springs is both a shopper’s and food lover’s paradise, but on Thursday nights, Palm Canyon Drive transforms into a street fair where local artists, musicians and vendors create an exciting atmosphere to enjoy as night falls on the desert. With free admission, lively performers and vendors of all sorts, VillageFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. Although the night market begins at 6 p.m.,… Read More
Take an afternoon stroll through downtown Palm Springs and you’ll be overwhelmed with the amount of happy hour signs and menus enticing you to get out of the heat and enjoy a cold one. While happy hour specials are plentiful, you’ll want to make sure you hit the best ones while you’re in town. Palm Springs restaurants and bars offer a little bit of everything for happy hour, from $2… Read More
The TMSK Restaurant & Bar in Shanghai is short for Tou Ming Si Kao, which means “transparent thinking.” From your first step into this exquisite place, it’s easy to see the transparency of the atmosphere the owners are trying to create. The bar is a gorgeous length of amazing art glass, lit from within. In fact, the entire place is softly lit and decorated with art glass, giving it a… Read More
Today’s Beijing is an almost schizophrenic mish-mash of history and cutting-edge modernity; ancient culture and youthful energy; traditional customs and punk rock. Along with this new Beijing comes cool, creative places to see and be seen, where young hipsters hang out and party down.
With a reported 18,696 restaurants in Manhattan alone, deciding where to enjoy a meal in New York City is no easy task. But if Italian food is what you’re craving, the obvious answer is to head to Little Italy.
Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan known for its large population of Italians as well as the San Gennaro Festival-a large street fair held during the last two weeks of September and great Italian food. Mulberry Street between Broome and Canal Street is especially well known for its delicious Italian restaurants.
A trip to Oahu isn’t quite complete without tasting a perfect Mai Tai. Nor is it complete without a chance to see hula dancers and experience the beautiful music of the island. You can spend lots of money on one of the many luaus offered on the island or head to the Royal Hawaiian Center for one of their free shows.