The classic road trip, complete with an iconic silver Airstream trailer, is no longer stuck in the land of daydreams now that Airstream 2 Go, the first Airstream rental company, has launched. Travelers in Los Angeles and Las Vegas who wish to explore California and the Southwest can book current model Airstreams, which are paired with GMC Yukon Denali SUVs and equipped with amenities like bathrooms (and showers!), kitchenettes, and flat screen TVs. For road trip amateurs, the company has even devised itineraries -- California Adventure and Southwest Sojourn. Keep in mind, however, that this road trip fantasy doesn't come cheap: weekly rental rates start at around $5,300.
For more information, visit the Airstream 2 Go website.
Happy birthday, Vegas, you sexy beast.
On May 15, 1905, you were established as a town along the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. Today, you are more than just a stop between two western cities. You are a "jewel in the desert," "Sin City," and one of the top destinations for travelers in the United States. What makes you one of the most beloved places for a vacation? Perhaps we should ask About's Guide to Las Vegas Travel...
On Friday, construction crews in New York City lifted the spire to the top of One World Trade Center, making it the new tallest building in the United States. (Willis Tower in Chicago is now the second tallest in the U.S.) Standing at 1,776 feet - a symbolic height, recalling the year the U.S. was founded - One World Trade Center is, in fact, the largest building in the Western Hemisphere, and, quite possibly, the 3rd tallest in the world, depending on whether the spire is included in measurements.
The Atlantic Wire has more details and photographs of the building, which will officially open in 2014. The above amazing snap comes from Anne Thompson of NBC News.