Vacations, diversions and roadtrips: On The Way
suggests attractions and reststops for any route. The Weekend Map
shows events and activities for 27 American cities for the coming weekend. Nerdy Day Trips (previously)
suggests trips for geeks of all kinds, while Trazzler
suggests daytrips for where you live. Don't have a car? Mapnificent (previously)
shows you where you can get to from any point in a given time using public transit. EveryTrail
suggests walks, rambles, strolls and hikes. Google's new HotelFinder
service locates places to stay in a sketched area on a map, with a range of options. via
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul
on Dec 14, 2011 -
is a web site that allows you to find or offer rooms, couches, apartments, houses, backyard tents, treehouses, castles, islands... for rent. Terrific for travellers on the cheap or who want unique experiences in lodging. There are some fantastic properties on here--many of them reasonably priced.
posted by dobbs
on Jul 18, 2010 -
The architect as total designer. In 1959, Danish architect Arne Jacobsen
shattered paradigms aplenty with his SAS Hotel
(represented now by its last remaining original room, the legendary 606
). The hotel was intended as a single field of experience; from seating and lighting
) to table service
, Jacobsen was intimately involved in almost every aspect of the hotel's physical interface with its guests. The result is a work of deeply pleasing harmony that still
looks fresh some four and a half decades later. MeFites in Copenhagen: how's it holding up?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Oct 6, 2004 -
Wounded British soldier gets lawsuit for Christmas?!
Alan Tudball was supposed to marry his fiance Claire McCombe in April of this year, but unfortunately Iraq -- and friendly fire
from two U.S. A-10 tankbusters
(video) -- spoiled the wedding plans. Tudball would have died if not for brave Christopher Finney
, who rescued the grievously wounded Tudball, even as the U.S. planes circled around for another strafing run.
refused to pay the wedding's cancellation fee, and the Leasowe Castle Hotel
-- not knowing of Tudball's circumstances -- initiated a lawsuit, but after media attention and several concerned phone calls (mine included), I am pleased to announce that the management of the Leasowe Castle Hotel has announced that they are not only dropping the lawsuit, but that they will host the wedding of Mr. Alan Tudball and Miss Claire McCombe free of charge. It's worth noting that when our leaders seem to only be capable of serving up plastic turkeys, the action of ordinary people working together can still bring about honest-to-goodness Christmas miracles.
posted by insomnia_lj
on Dec 23, 2003 -
The ever-prolific Rusty of Kuro5hin
fame has a new website out. This one is a collaborative weblog for reviewing hotels around the world. Having had some bad hotel experiences, I fully endorse the idea, but will people be motivated enough to write?
posted by Eloquence
on Nov 1, 2003 -
. To go with yesterday's post
, today I bring you the hotel's that were built alongside the railway. Some of the gradients were so acute that when the train ascended or descended, the table settings and food flew in all directions. The weight of the cars added to the problem, as they were too much for the locomotives of the day, and the cars had to be left at the beginning of the railway's path up the mountain passes. Obviously passengers needed to be fed so a solution had to be found as soon as possible.
Have you been to any of these hotels, and if so, what was your impression? Do you have any favorite hotels?
posted by ashbury
on Jun 25, 2003 -
The New Yorker
wonders whether the new Westin
hotel at Times Square is the ugliest building
in NYC. What do New Yorkers think? Is ugly architecture anything more than just poor business? What is the state of architecture in this country? (more)
posted by pejamo
on Oct 8, 2002 -
Diary for a New America:
Because a toilet seat is a terrible thing to waste. Poison drummer Rikki Rockett says the "days of useless acts of hotel destruction are over." Now he's leaving his artistic mark in hotel loos nationwide. See for yourself in the gallery.
posted by acornface
on Aug 1, 2002 -