The Pullman Palace Car Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars in the mid-to-late 19th century through the early decades of the 20th century, during the boom of railroads in the United States.
Dave and I worked in the film business for over a decade so we take our movie choices as seriously as our travel destinations. That’s why when choosing the Best Travel Movies, we both had a couple of very heated discussions.
In commercial aviation, you are either a window person or an aisle person (and nobody in their right mind is a center person). While aisle people prefer the convenience of easy escape and extra elbowroom, window people are dreamers, gazing at the clouds and the landscape far below from their 30,000-foot vantage.
It's also amazing how close some of TV's most iconic characters lived. So if you live in New York City, or you're planning a trip there, be sure to look out for these 11 locations! We've even included how long it takes to get there from Times Square.
The day-to-day can get to be a drag, and especially now that the weather is beginning to perk up, you might be wanting to get out for an adventure. Why don’t you mix things up a little bit? Here are some excellent places in Pennsylvania to visit if you want to feel a little bit brave…or just exhilarated.
The worlds that filmmakers build are pretty amazing -- from the design to the population, they pretty much have to be in order to keep the audience fully immersed in the movie experience. But, more often than not, those worlds are built from actual places you can visit. And, more often than not, those places end up being a lot cooler than the movie universes they're featured in. We're talking about places like ...
At Disneyland, free items abound. In fact I would say that free and Disneyland go hand in hand (or Mickey Glove in Mickey Glove). There are numerous free experiences and items available at the Disneyland Resort if you know where to look.
It's the stuff of literary legend— and the view's not half bad either. That's right, you can take a trip to the infamous Bran Castle in Transylvania, the fictional hilltop home of the world's most famous vampire, Count Dracula.
"Half Empty: Life in America's Unhappiest City," written, produced, and directed by independent filmmaker Kenny Luck, is based on a 2014 study that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Metro Area was ranked the "unhappiest region in the United States."
Stewart collects hot-blooded marble statuary and urbane Regency furniture. The corners of his rooms are populated with Roman busts and Italian blackamoors. He has a weakness for 18th-century Italian and French pieces, toy Scottish soldiers, model trains, real Ferraris, any shirt that's white, the newest soccer shoes and, especially, for florid silver picture frames, which blanket every tabletop in the house.
Many people think of NYC as a bustling metropolis full of indifference, anonymity and whatever vapors are wafting off the Gowanus Canal. That is false. (Except the vapors part.) New York is basically just a charming small town, and the following photos prove our point.
It’s no secret that there is so much money floating around the city of Dubai that it essentially exists in the future. Yet many of the wondrous sights found in the rapidly expanding city just really shouldn’t exist in a desert. In an arid climate where temperatures routinely rise well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the abundance of luxury, water-dependent spots like ski slopes, massive flower gardens, and lush green golf courses seem like a directed F.U. to the harshness of the surrounding environment. And with a world expo set to take place in the city in 2020, things are just getting weirder. Here are seven places that somehow really exist in Dubai.
In its heyday, North Carolina was referred to as the Hollywood of the East Coast. Over 400 feature-length films have been shot here as well as numerous TV shows. While the industry has shifted to other locations (due to incentive cuts) and independent productions now dominate the NC film scene, it can be fun to remember what North Carolina once was – a backdrop for some of the most beloved films ever. You’re sure to recognize these 14 iconic locations from famous movies filmed in North Carolina.
We love seeing our home state represented on the big screen. Some people don’t know that Pennsylvania has a rich cinematic history, from Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh and in between. Many directors have brought their film crews here to create scenes that have become iconic to the American psyche. Read on to discover where these famous moments were created.
We’ve rounded up our favorite secret streets in some of the most sought-after destinations worldwide. Read on for the list, or jump ahead to your city of interest: Barcelona; Beijing;Boston; Chicago; London; Los Angeles; Maui; Rome; San Francisco; and Tokyo.
Winter loses its appeal, and the cold weather is no longer beautiful, romantic, crisp or exhilarating. It is just winter: Cold, gray and apparently lasting for the rest of your life. Which is why the winter holiday in a warmer climate was invented — and also probably why nine of TripAdvisor's 10 most popular destinations for U.S. travelers this winter are to warm weather locales.
I’ve always been skeptical of this claim, so I decided to check to see if this really happens: Do pilots put the pedal to the metal when their flights are delayed, even if the strategy is more costly because it uses more fuel?
The beautiful places below are organized into tropical/warm, arctic/cold, and architectural. No matter where you live in the world, there are incredible places to visit and architectural sights to see. To be honest, there are thousands of places that could have made this list but hopefully this list provides some justice to those that were left off.
Whether it was rolling with the Rat Pack in Sin City, partying with starlets in Hollywood or chilling with former and future presidents in a desert paradise, Frank lived his largest when he was way out west. Here, a few of his favorite spots.
When Slumdog Millionaire first came out in 2008, it was the first time I really began to consider traveling to India. For many of you, however, I’m sure the South Asian country crossed your mind long before Hollywood took ahold of it. But for those of you who still may need more convincing, this under four-minute video from The Perennial Plate might just do the trick.
Star Wars may be set in a galaxy far, far away, but many of the series’ famous scenes are filmed slightly closer to home. In preparation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens—which was reportedly filmed in Scotland, New Mexico, Abu Dhabi, Iceland, and Ireland—check out the other real-life locations that have played inspiration to some of the films’ most epic sequences.
This list of 18 things not to do overseas is perfect. In France, it's considered impolite to ask about money. In Germany, people believe that a person may not live to their birthday if congratulated early. In Turkey, the "okay" gesture is seen as offensive. In China, clocks and umbrellas are seen as bad luck when offered as gifts.
Ever since the Disneyland Park opened on July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Resort has been a magical and innovative destination for families. 60 years later, Disneyland continues to shine and entertain. Watch our video tour below:
It’s that time of year again: the skies are threatening snow, garlands are appearing all over town, and Christmas music is piping through the speakers in each shop you enter. A fun way to get into the Christmas spirit is to visit places that go all-out for the holiday with trees, lights, treats, and more. Here are the top Christmas towns in Pennsylvania.
The Berliner Philharmonic plays for everybody that wants to listen every Tuesday at 1pm. The concert is performed by the wonderful students of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. It is by far the nicest thing to do over your lunch break in Berlin.
For skiers that feel that every year is just more of the same old slopes, take a cue from the 1% and infuse a bit of glamour in your ski season. From where to stay to what to wear while there, this is a beginner's guide to skiing like the elite.
No one in the town of Dauphin knew where it came from or how it arrived: in 1986, a statue of Liberty replica appeared on a piling in the middle of the Susquehanna River, off of Route 322. Traffic on the highway stalled from people who pulled over, slowed down, or stopped altogether to peer at the strange new landmark.
By 1890, New York was largest city in the country with a population of more than 1.5 million. As it was expanding real estate was escalating. By the mid-1890s, the block of East 72nd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues reflected this expansion grandly. In 1890, James Burden, whose father Henry had founded a very prosperous iron works company in Albany, New York, purchased a double lot on the southeast corner of 72nd and Fifth from the Lenox estate and built a mansion that was completed in 1893.
East 72nd Street has always been one of the better streets on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Its proximity to the Park which had an entrance for carriages, horses and passenger vehicles (like, cars) increased its desirability. As it was developed for residential living in the last quarter of the 19th century its architectural substantiveness was established, and has largely remained more than a century later.
I love giant art museums — the Louvre, Met, Getty, Vatican, British Museum; you can wander through their halls for days and still not see everything on display. But even more than a giant museum, I love walking into a TINY museum that has a collection that rivals the big kids. Sure it’s fun to walk through miles and miles of art, but if you’re looking for a more intimate experience, here are my favorite tiny art museums with giant collections.
When visiting a new place, sometimes you want to avoid tourist traps and seek out something a little bit… different. Something to make you feel local to your destination, rather than just a visitor standing in line, waiting for a ticket to be pushed through an attraction that you’ve already heard all about. Fear no more! Here are some lesser-known alternatives to major tourist attractions in Pennsylvania.
Walt Disney World has plenty of well-known restaurants that you can fight to get a reservation to, but for every coveted spot at a restaurant like La Cellier, there are plenty of other options at restaurants that are just as unique, but easily overlooked. If you’re looking for something new and different to try on your next visit, consider some of these options that you may have passed right by.
The legendary "city that never sleeps" has so much to do and so much to see that it can be overwhelming. So consider this a shortlist: 25 terribly, delightfully, inimitably New York things that mix the classic with the new, the high with the low, and the simple with the indulgent.
Even the mildest sweet tooth will be unable to resist the allure of Paris’ patisseries. They are designed to tempt: the glisten of glaze on a strawberry here, the fluffy puff of cream there, the sheen of perfectly tempered chocolate over there… Fortunately, Paris is about nothing if not giving in to temptation. But how to choose?
In 2019 I read over 120 books. While I did learn a lot, I did not get anywhere near the amount of wisdom I should of from the 500+ hours of reading I did. I have grown and learned MUCH more in 2020 by ignoring books and doing these things instead.