Special Shining Gathering

Celebrate Stanley Kubrick’s and Stephen King’s classic The Shining at Come Play With Us. This special gathering at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon aims to recreate the 1920s era ball from the film at the same lodge featured in the movie. $100/person VIP Packages include a night’s stay at the lodge, dinner, cocktails, a specialContinue reading “Special Shining Gathering”

Original Locations of 15 Mega-Chains

In this era of strip malls and outlet stores it’s getting difficult to tell one suburban community from another. Some people might like the fact that you can hardly tell your hometown from a city across the country or even in another part of the world, but it wasn’t always like this. All these ubiquitousContinue reading “Original Locations of 15 Mega-Chains”

Place Your Bids: JetBlue Auctioning Tickets on eBay

JetBlue’s opened an eBay store to auction tickets and vacation packages to some of its 50 destinations, and early bidding has been strong despite a technical glitch that shut the store down for a few hours.   The store features seven-day auctions for more than 300 one- and two-person round-trip flights. Bidding starts at a nickel andContinue reading “Place Your Bids: JetBlue Auctioning Tickets on eBay”

Only In Portland Oregon…The Bacon Maple Donut

We have seen the donut but have not tried it so here is a review from Roadfood. Being a serious coffee city, it makes sense that Portland is also home to many excellent breakfast pastries. You’ll find some of the best, and most unusual at Voodoo Doughnut. We were tipped off to this place byContinue reading “Only In Portland Oregon…The Bacon Maple Donut”

Rain Forest, Coral Reef and Planetarium Under One Green Roof

The California Academy of Sciences is practicing what they preach. The organization’s new 410,000-square-foot eco-friendly facility in Golden Gate Park is a living, breathing science experiment. The Renzo Piano-designed structure is the only building in the world to house a planetarium, museum of natural history and aquarium under the same roof. It’s a fitting homeContinue reading “Rain Forest, Coral Reef and Planetarium Under One Green Roof”

Richard Branson Unveils Space Tourism Craft Today

British tycoon Richard Branson unveiled a futuristic aircraft today that will ferry tourists to the edge of heaven as part of Virgin Galactic’s much-anticipated space program. The aircraft — WhiteKnightTwo — was rolled out for invited guests and media at an early morning ceremony in the Mojave desert, north of Los Angeles, at the headquartersContinue reading “Richard Branson Unveils Space Tourism Craft Today”

Harley-Davidson Museum

Celebrate 105 years of American muscle at the new 20-acre Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI. Featuring a stunning design by Pentagram, the Museum and the surrounding buildings are attractions by themselves, and include the two-floor museum, an Archive building where visitors can take a look at hogs of the past and see items being restoredContinue reading “Harley-Davidson Museum”

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