Wednesday December 11, 2013
Here's a round-up of some of the travel deals on offer for December 2013, including a couple deals for New Year's Eve. Highlights include hotel discounts in California, a deal on CityPASS booklets, and savings on the airport transportation service Groundlink. Get your December travel deals here...
Wednesday December 4, 2013
Today is the inaugural day for the Pérez Art Museum Miami, PAMM, the city's long-awaited museum devoted to contemporary art. Located on Biscayne Bay and anchoring the 29-acre Museum Park, which will be home to sculpture gardens and, eventually, a science museum, PAMM is, according to Reuters, "a sign of evolution beyond the beach."
PAMM, whose opening coincides with the beginning of Art Basel week (the city's annual super chic contemporary art fair), currently has 10 exhibitions, including Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's "According to What?" a powerful exhibition that I profiled on this site when it debuted last year in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, PAMM's permanent collection "emphasizes artists and projects that engage with traditions from the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America," a theme that Miami is particularly well-suited to explore.
Much has been written about PAMM in the past few days, so here are links to some of the more in-depth reports:
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Saturday November 30, 2013
Here is a round-up of the most recent USA travel articles and blog posts that caught my eye.
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Friday November 29, 2013
It's not evident how many festivals in the USA have been organized as a result of a slight. But that appears to be the case for one of the USA's oldest winter events, the Winter Carnival of St. Paul, Minnesota.
According to the legend of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, the event was started in 1886 in part to disprove a visiting New York journalist who found the city, at the time one of the fastest growing in the nation, too cold:
In 1886, Saint Paul was America's fastest growing city. Growing from 39,000 residents in 1880 to 120,000 residents in 1886, Saint Paul had also become America's third largest rail center. To celebrate their city's success, Saint Paul business leaders produced the inaugural Saint Paul Winter Carnival, which was held during the first two weeks of February in 1886. In addition to showcasing Saint Paul, the business leaders wanted to disprove a New York newspaper reporter who had described their beloved city as "another Siberia, unfit for human habitation in the winter." Read More...