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By Danika Fears Published March 09, 2017 New York Post Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYINGGetting a closer look at Lady Liberty Even for a New Yorker this is an expensive makeover. The area surrounding the Statue of Liberty is getting spruced up in a $4.58 million revitalization project that was approved by the National Park Service earlier this week, it was revealed Wednesday. “This is hopefully our last Hurricane Sandy recovery project,” National Park Service public affairs officer Jerry Willis told The Post. The renovations include installing a stainless steel fence around the perimeter of Lady Liberty’s base…

January 19, 2017 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Stefanie Waldek Published January 18, 2017 Facebook Twitter Email Print Notre Dame in Paris is one of the world’s most famous Gothic cathedrals.  (Julian Elliott Photography/Getty Images) When you take a trip to Europe, you’ll inevitably encounter one of the hundreds of Gothic cathedrals that dot the landscape. Built during the 12th through 16th centuries, these medieval masterpieces were born out of the Romanesque movement, which saw churches designed with thick walls, round arches, and large towers. Gothic architecture, on the other hand, focused on height and light—despite being constructed from heavy stone, Gothic cathedrals seem to defy the…

January 3, 2017 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Katie Jackson Published January 02, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter Email Print Bali is home to some of the worlds most stunning natural and manmade features.  (Taylor Jenson) If heaven and hell had a baby, it would be Bali. With its screensaver beaches, tropical climate and prices so low, you feel like you’re cheating the system ($27 a night for a three-star hotel, $1 for a fresh fruit smoothie), the Island of the Gods is the closest thing to paradise on earth. But Bali, despite its natural splendor and affordability, is no Eden. It’s to Australians what Cancun is to…

December 26, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Linda Hervieux Published December 23, 2016 Newser Facebook Twitter Email Print File photo – An exchanged Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 is seen at company’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 13, 2016. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji) A flier’s (or, as some other media put it, “moron’s”) decision to name his wifi hotspot “Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097” caused trouble in the skies Tuesday night. In case you’ve been dozing during recent pre-takeoff announcements, airlines worldwide have banned the Samsung GN7 after reports the phone’s lithium-ion battery can catch fire. The BBC reports the mid-air trouble began when a passenger on Virgin America…

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By Nicole Dossantos Published December 12, 2016 Facebook Twitter Email Print Your hotel room may look clean but avoid these items anyway.  (iStock) The average hotel room is filthier than a typical home, school, or even a plane, according to the study Hotel Hygiene Exposed. With quick room turnarounds, cleaning staff often overlook some unexpected items. The study, conducted by TravelMath with laboratory testing by EmLab P&K, found the highest bacteria-filled areas were the bathroom counter and remote control, while an ABC News investigation “uncovered hotel drinking glasses that were so dirty they could pose a serious risk to your…

November 1, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Will Grice Published October 31, 2016 Facebook Twitter Email Print These high-tech hover crafts are solar powered.  (SeaBubble) Paris is set to become the first city in the world to be use environmentally-friendly “flying river taxis.” The hi-tech crafts, known as SeaBubbles, will sail down the capital’s river at a top speed of 8 knots. Designed by French sailor Alain Thébault and Swedish surfer Anders Bringdal, the shuttles are made of fiberglass and high-density foam and are solar powered with the ability to carry up to five people. According to Thébault, there was a chance London could have had…

October 5, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Andrew Sessa Published October 04, 2016 Facebook Twitter Email Print The plane’s interior includes 84 lie-flat seats  (Crystal Cruises) Having expanded its fleet of large and luxurious ocean-going vessels to include a small-capacity seafaring yacht in December, and then taking to the skies this spring with the launch of an on-demand 12-seat private jet, Crystal Cruises made even bigger news Tuesday, when it revealed the interiors of its new 84-seat 777-200 plane. The jumbo jet will begin carrying high-flying guests on 14-, 21- and 28-day round-the-world itineraries this time next year. View image on Twitter Follow Luxury Reviews @GetReviewedByUs Inside Crystal…

August 18, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Carey Reilly Published August 17, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook217 Twitter155 Email Print (Universal Studios Orlando) The smell of pumpkin spice is coming sooner than you think. And so will the blood curdling screams coming from Universal Park’s “Halloween Horror Nights.” The park’s annual terrifying scare fest just got even bloodier by joining forces with one of the the most gruesome shows on television, FX’s acclaimed– andcontroversial– “American Horror Story” series. “‘American Horror Story’ has been the number one requested maze from our guests and we’re excited to let them know that we listened to them and are bringing ‘American Horror…

August 16, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Erika Owen Published August 15, 2016 Facebook10 Twitter0 Email Print Uncleaned hotel room in a typical American hotel (iStock) Now, we all know that not everyone is perfect. As humans, we all make mistakes, and that goes for all institutions, too. The #hotelfail conversation on Twitter has shined a bit of light on some of the most humorous things people around the world have seen in hotels. Pen corrections to the rescue. View image on Twitter Follow Kosta Papoulias @CoachRules Okay, now the @BestWestern Fallsview is just making it too easy. #HotelFail 2:37 AM – 5 Aug 2016 Retweets…

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By Robert Rorke Published August 15, 2016 New York Post Facebook331 Twitter9 Email Print Now you can tour this historic lighthouse with gruesome history. (Courtesy Execution Rocks Lighthouse, Lighthouse Restorations) Halfway between New Rochelle and Sands Point, in the Long Island Sound, an old lighthouse stands 1,400 feet from shore, ruled by a flock of seagulls and haunted by a grisly legacy dating back to the founding of the United States. Prior to its construction in 1849 (to the tune of $25,000), British soldiers lashed doomed Revolutionary War prisoners to the rocks below and left them there to drown in…