LA’s Sexiest Museum

LA’s Sexiest Museum

Coterie360, North America
Lincoln Heights is probably not on your list of places to visit during your time in Los Angeles, but thanks to the 14th Factory, you might just have to become acquainted with the East LA area. 14th Factory, LA's new pop-up art space, is an enormous building across from an abandoned city jail. The experience begins as you walk through a pitch black hallway and into a bright white room, a replica of the bedroom from the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Barmecide Feast, by Simon Birch From there, you make your way into the center of the factory which has a man-made lawn with swings hanging form the ceiling.  All around the open space, are different works of art, paintings and photography. This…
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Zip-Line Through Paris

Zip-Line Through Paris

Destinations
The most visited landmark in the world is getting a little upgrade. The City of Love is getting a fun new attraction to excite the over 7 million tourists that visit each year. A zip line stretching from the Eiffel Tower, across the Champs de Mars, and finishing at the L’École Militaire will be available for thrill-seekers until June 11. Le Perrier Smash was setup by Perrier in celebration of the French Open. S'élancer du deuxième étage de la Tour Eiffel c'est désormais possible grâce à Perrier jusqu'à la fin du tournois de Roland Garros. 150 mètres de hauteur à 90km/h ??? #Perrier #RolandGarros #PremiereMondiale #Tyrolienne #TourEiffel #FranceInter #Enrobé #SmashPerrier A post shared by Alexandra (@iamtheryble) on Jun 5, 2017 at 3:25am PDT If you're not afraid of being 375 feet above…
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Selfie Boarding Will Soon Be A Thing

Selfie Boarding Will Soon Be A Thing

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JetBlue is giving new meaning to the word, "selfie". The airline has announced it will collaborate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and SITA to test a new paperless and deviceless self-boarding process as part of ongoing trials to implement a biometric exit process in the future. JetBlue will be the first airline to integrate with CBP to use biometrics and facial recognition technology to verify customers at the gate during boarding. The new biometric self-boarding process will be introduced on flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport in June, and will be available to any passengers who want to opt in, without having to pre-register. Passenger's will simply step up to the camera for a quick photo, the system will instantly match the image…
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LAX’s New VIP Terminal

LAX’s New VIP Terminal

Celeb Travel
There's nothing worse than getting off a 12-hour flight and being met with the flashing lights of paparazzi.  Celebrities can't get through LAX without having their famous mugs captured and splattered all over the tabloids. You want some privacy before your getaway with your new starlet you met on set? Well if you haven't booked that private jet and you have to roll through LAX like the rest of us, it's about to become news worldwide... Celebs everywhere are rejoicing with the new discreet terminal at LAX called The Private Suite. [caption id="attachment_1787" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Private Suite at LAX: Private terminal located on the opposite side of existing terminal access[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1788" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Private Suite at LAX: Private Gate[/caption] With a yearly membership of $7500, guests can have access to…
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Machu Picchu: Changes In Ticketing

Machu Picchu: Changes In Ticketing

Destinations, South America, Travel Intel
If Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, making sure you secure tickets to the UNESCO World Heritage site is the first thing you should do.  Unfortunately, you can't make the journey up to the citadel without having tickets in hand. 2500 visitors are allowed per day to access the site, and the tickets currently allow for all day access. Over a million tourists per year step foot on the iconic site, and although this is great business for Peru, it is wreaking havoc on the actual structure.  Archeologists have warned of the serious damage all the foot traffic is causing. The deterioration of the site is leading to changes in ticketing. To protect the archaeological site, ticket sales will be divided into a morning ticket (8:00AM to 12:00PM) and an afternoon ticket…
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Looks Like It’s Time To Apply For TSA Pre-Check

Looks Like It’s Time To Apply For TSA Pre-Check

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New procedures are being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration which means a more intense screening process for baggage. So what does this mean for you? According to the Wall Street Journal, the new process will require travelers to remove all food and electronics larger than a cell phone from carry-on bags. You'll then have to dump them into separate security bins, in the same fashion as laptops are currently screened. TSA has made it clear that these changes have been in the works for two years in an effort to keep travelers and airports safe. Removing the items from the carry-on will allow TSA agents to scan bags more quickly and also reduce the need for manual checks. For those of us who only travel with a carry-on, knowing this…
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How To Skip The Line At The Eiffel Tower

How To Skip The Line At The Eiffel Tower

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From cntraveler.com by Jordi Lippe-McGraw These five tips will secure you a spot at the top of Paris' most famous landmark. If you’ve never been to Paris before, or even if you have, you need to visit the Eiffel Tower, at least once. It may seem touristy and cliched but once you reach the top of this iconic steel wonder, you'll see why it's the most visited paid monument in the world. Unfortunately, the wait to get in can take hours. And since you don’t want to waste your day standing in line, here's how to skip it. 1. Buy Tickets In Advance Anyone can purchase tickets via the official Eiffel Tower website up two months in advance, choose a specific entry time, and decide if you want to go all the way to the summit ($19,…
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NYC’s Instagram Sensation

NYC’s Instagram Sensation

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If you're not familiar with Jeff Koons work, prepare to become acquainted. From his famous work of Michael Jackson and Bubbles to his colorful Balloon Dog series, Koons's work lives all over the world.   [caption id="attachment_1757" align="alignnone" width="653"] Michael Jackson and Bubbles, The Broad, Los Angeles[/caption]   If you happen to be traveling to NYC, you can catch his newest addition, and this one's hard to miss. Koons’s Seated Ballerina Sculpture in NYC’s Rockefeller Center is flooded with tourists wanting to catch a snap of the 45 feet tall inflated ballerina. A post shared by Reginald Veneziano (@reginald_nyc) on May 17, 2017 at 12:53pm PDT If you scroll through the geotag for Rockefeller Center or search the hashtag #seatedballerina on Instagram, you'll find hundreds of snaps from users capturing the one…
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Know Your Rights When You Fly

Know Your Rights When You Fly

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With all the airline drama happening lately, it's important to know your rights as a passenger. Whether your flight is overbooked, delayed, cancelled or your plane is stuck on the tarmac, here are some things you should know. Video courtesy of Claritza Jimenez / The Washington Post
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Spirit Airlines Causing Chaos

Spirit Airlines Causing Chaos

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In the spotlight this week, Spirit Airlines. The airline, which is used to receiving very negative ratings has hit an all time low. On Monday night, Fort Lauderdale's airport looked like the set of a Jerry Springer show, when dozens of passengers received the annoying news of ANOTHER flight cancellation. This led to a full on brawl between Spirit employees and police against some very unruly pissed off customers. A post shared by HIPHOLLYWOOD (@hiphollywood) on May 9, 2017 at 6:34am PDT The heated exchange is in connection to over 300 flights being cancelled by the airline in the past week. Airline spokesman, Paul Berry released a statement placing blame on the pilots and a contract dispute currently being hashed out, "These pilots have put their quest for a new…
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Yes, Travel Can Ruin Relationships

Yes, Travel Can Ruin Relationships

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By Amanda Chatel, Bustle It's no secret, Millennials have a very strong case of wanderlust. As an avid traveler, I can attest to the fact that there’s nothing quite like jetting off to a foreign land. The world changes you, for the better, and when you experience something outside your comfort zone, you feel alive, truly alive, and it’s something that stays with you forever. But that’s when you travel alone. When you travel with your partner, it’s an entirely different game; a game that is sometimes less romantic and more aggravating. Travel comparison tool Liligo.com teamed up with YouGov and announced findings from its Travel Trends Report, regarding traveling and relationships. What it found, among other things, is that traveling with a partner can create stress and drama even before…
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If You Fly American Airlines, Prepare To Get Extra Cozy In Coach

If You Fly American Airlines, Prepare To Get Extra Cozy In Coach

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If you aren't flying First Class, chances are you're complaining about tasteless food and lack a legroom. American Airlines just announced they would be shrinking the legroom in their Boeing 737 Max jetliners. [caption id="attachment_1707" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Courtesy of Boeing[/caption] Passangers on American who fly coach will notice a 2-inch decrease in space. We're talking going from 31 inches down to 29 inches, for three rows in economy, and down to 30 inches for the rest of its economy seats, according to a report by CNN. The change in space will make American Airlines comparable to the room offered by ultra-low cost carriers Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines. JetBlue and Virgin will continue to give passengers the best bang for their buck. So if legroom is important to you, these…
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Gifts For The Traveling Mom

Gifts For The Traveling Mom

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Mother's Day is May 14th! So you still have a few weeks to get the perfect gift for that special Mom in your life. And please no more flowers! Time to get creative. If you're mom is a jet-setter, check out these must-haves! Oribe Travel Size Hair Products Mama's got to have great hair too. Whether she needs a root touch-up, beachy waves or help getting the frizz under control, Oribe has the best products for any style you're trying to achieve. She can throw them in her suitcase, and ta-da! Hair for days... Sunnies It's all about the mirrored sunglasses and lots of color! You want mom to look as fresh as you do, so here are our pics for the perfect glasses that will keep her on trend. Hats…
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U.S. Issues Travel Alert For Europe

U.S. Issues Travel Alert For Europe

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#Europe Travel Alert- We alert U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. https://t.co/Z1vjRmuU9O — Travel - State Dept (@TravelGov) May 1, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. Traveling to Europe this summer looks super appealing with all the cheap fares being offered by various airlines.  The US State Department issued an alert on May 1st to make sure travelers are informed and aware of possible threats in Europe. The alert is not meant to scare off potential US travelers, but is a means to educate and provide guidance. The site references the recent terrorist attacks in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom which prove the intentions ISIS, al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have to plan terrorist attacks…
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Empire State of Mind

Empire State of Mind

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Do you have $80 million for a luxurious 1920's Art Deco inspired private jet? If the answer is no, keep scrolling, it doesn't hurt to window shop. The opulent aircraft manufactured by Embraer Executive Jets looks like something straight out of the pages of The Great Gatsby. Named after NYC's sophisticated city, The Manhattan draws inspiration from the Big Apple's iconic Art Deco designed skyscrapers, The Empire State Building and The Chrysler Building. [caption id="attachment_1684" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Courtesy of Embraer Executive Jets[/caption] As you make your way through the planes five luxurious cabins, you'll notice mahogany wood panels, brass and gold trim, rich jewel hues, and beautiful artwork reminiscent of iconic art deco murals. [caption id="attachment_1683" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Courtesy of Embraer Executive Jets[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1682" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Courtesy of Embraer Executive Jets[/caption]…
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Why Where You Sit On A Plane Could Save Your Life

Why Where You Sit On A Plane Could Save Your Life

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From refinery29.com by NATALIE GONTCHAROVA Despite the fact that flying continues to be the safest form of transportation in the country, it's also the most anxiety-inducing one. If you sit there clutching your complimentary beverage every time there's a bit of turbulence, you are not alone. A crash is unlikely. According to statistics from the Netherlands-based Aviation Safety Network (ASN), 2016 was the second safest year to fly on record. The ASN found that in 2016, there were 19 fatal airliner accidents and 325 deaths worldwide, nothing that this translates to a one-in-3.2 million chance of being involved in a crash. For the seventh straight year, zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certificated scheduled airlines worldwide in 2016. But we still want to be extra safe when we fly.…
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Quick Tip: Tipping Baggage Handlers At Airports

Quick Tip: Tipping Baggage Handlers At Airports

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Tipping is always a mystery to me. The amount varies depending on the industry, but since you're here for travel, here's a quick tip to get you through the airport. Baggage handlers should get a tip depending on how many bags you're checking. "Consumer Reports," Trip Advisor and "U.S. News and World Report" all agree that the standard tipping should be about $1-$2 bucks per bag. I have a soft spot for the baggage handlers who go above and beyond. Especially if they know I am racing to catch my flight. If weather conditions are extreme, tip towards the higher end of the scale. Also, if all you have is a $5 dollar bill, and the baggage handler is only checking 1 or 2 bags for you, don't ask for…
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Forget About The “LBD”.. It’s All About The Little Black Swimsuit

Forget About The “LBD”.. It’s All About The Little Black Swimsuit

Celeb Travel
Times have changed and the one-piece is sexier than ever.  Orange Is The New Black's, Jackie Cruz was spotted on South Beach in a statement bombshell swimsuit.  Cruz is seen wearing Agent Provocateur's Marlene swimsuit, which  is a throwback to the 80's surfer-girl style.  Although very provocative, it gives you coverage in all the right places.  If you've been saving up your cash for your summer swimsuit lineup, this one will cost you $335. Pricey, but will make you stand out from the beach crowd.If you want to turn heads like Jackie, check out Agent Provocateur's sexy collection of one-pieces.
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Animal Lovers Paradise

Animal Lovers Paradise

Destinations
Now, I know this might not be for everyone, but if you are an animal lover keep reading... There are many places around the world that get you up close and personal to some very amazing creatures. Whether your dream is to roll around with the pigs that swim in the clearest blue waters of the Bahamas or watch a sea of millions of red crabs take over Christmas Island, there are places around the world that offer you this thrill. Scroll down to see where you can catch these little guys! Exuma, Bahamas If you're staying in Nassau or The Exumas, you can easily book a day trip to see the swimming pigs. You can swim with them, feed them, tan with them... you just can't eat them! Piggy…
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United Airlines: Making Amends

United Airlines: Making Amends

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United Airlines can't seem to get it together. The drama that occurred with a passenger who was violently disembarked earlier this month was shocking and left many customers angry with the airline. They've recently taken another blow to their reputation after a giant rabbit that was transported in cargo, died upon landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. An investigation is ongoing, but what we do know is that the airline is trying to make it up to its customers. They just sent out a message from CEO, Oscar Munoz, outlining new procedures that will not involve law enforcement when it comes to disembarking passengers, as well as new benefits to any customer who is removed from a future flight. What are your thoughts? Is this enough to make customers believe in…
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