Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Fashion Restoration: Diesel Sponsors Venice’s Ponte di Rialto

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With his announcement of a 5.5 million euro gift to restore Venice’s iconic Ponte di Rialto bridge, Diesel founder Renzo Rosso has become only the latest fashion force to preserve a piece of European history. Through his holding company, Only the Brave (which also owns Maison Martin Margiela and Viktor & Rolf), Rosso is working with the City of Venice to bring the structure—the oldest of […]

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Cold Comfort: Sweden’s Icehotel

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Every winter, in the village of Jukkasjärvi in Sweden, artists and designers are selected to design the Icehotel, located 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. First created in 1990, the hostelry, kept at a temperature of 23 degrees Fahrenheit (minus-5 Celsius), operates from December through April, when it begins to melt. Chunks of ice and snow taken […]

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Step into a Brilliant Tunnel of Light in a Japanese Botanical Garden

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The holiday season light shows are upon us, and while theme parks across the country may compete to outshine one another, perhaps there is no greater example in the world than Japan’s “Winter Illuminations” at Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden, located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Millions of LED lights cover the garden’s broad […]

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The Icon A5: Perfect for Island Living (Starts at $139,000)

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For all those aspiring pilots who have been hesitant to pursue their passion because of the cost and time it takes to acquire a license, there’s now a reason to take flight: The Icon A5, a new category of sports aircraft, requires only a license that can be obtained for half the cost and training […]

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The Top “Emerging Destinations” for 2013

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Leading online tourism site TravelAge West has published a list of next year’s most buzzed-about “emerging destinations.” The choices were compiled by Cox & Kings, the English firm founded in 1758, making it the world’s longest operating travel company—which means they should know. From TravelAge West: Top Destination Picks for 2013
: Cox & Kings’ picks for […]

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