9 Different Architectural Styles of The Empire State Building Reimagined

The Empire State Building is unquestionably one of the most famous buildings on the planet — and despite it losing its title of the tallest building in the world back in 1970 when the North Tower of the twin towers of the World Trade Center was still under construction, it never lost its iconic status in the world of skyscraper architecture.

As the first building in the world to be comprised of greater than 100 floors, the Empire State Building stands at 1,250 feet tall — but the antenna extends the official height of the structure to…

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Save 20 Percent on Room Rates With Hilton October 2018 in the Southern United States

You can save 20 percent on room rates at Hilton hotel properties in 16 cities in the southern United States if you book your reservations only from Monday, October 15, 2018 through Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time for stays completed from Thursday, October 18, 2018 through Monday, January 14, 2019.

The catch is that…

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Instead of Blue Lagoon in Iceland, I Went to…

When I wanted to experience soaking in thermal waters in Iceland, I was not searching for a spa environment with towels and robes and drinks — nor was I looking to spend at least $59.00 for the privilege of doing so — which meant that the famed Blue Lagoon was out in terms of a destination for me. Even the Secret Lagoon — which is less expensive than the Blue Lagoon — did not fit the bill.

Iceland is dotted with smaller thermal pools — many of them which are natural. One of those pools is called…

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Why I Did Not Go Into the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

I have heard a lot about the Blue Lagoon in Iceland and how it is apparently a destination on the list of anyone who visits Iceland — especially as it is one of the most visited destinations in Iceland — and is located only approximately 12 miles from Keflavik International Airport, which is a drive of 20 minutes or so…

…but as I was doing my research…

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Stay Twice and Earn Up to 8,000 Points With Choice Privileges — Fall 2018

You can earn up to 8,000 Choice Privileges frequent guest loyalty program points — enough to redeem for a free night at greater than 1,000 participating hotel and resort properties; although many require more for a free night — after each second qualifying stay from Wednesday, September 12, 2018 through Friday, November 9, 2018; and you are limited only by the duration of this promotion in terms of the number of free nights you can potentially receive with this promotion by Choice Hotels…

…but you must…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Why the Lowest Rental Car Rates are Not Always a Good Value

You decide you want to rent a car at your destination, as you find it is the most appealing option — especially as the advertised rates are too irresistible to ignore. After all, few transportation options seem to give you as much freedom as renting a car…

…but if you were to check one thing which could derail what might have been a potentially valuable bargain, that would be…

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Your Chance to Win With 29 Ways to Stay Game From Marriott Rewards

In celebration of the 29 lodging brands which are part of the portfolio of Marriott International, Incorporated since its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the 29 Ways to Stay game offers you the opportunity to win a grand prize of a stay of two nights at each of the 29 lodging brands, as well as instant prizes — including points and stays — every day through Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time.

To enter as a participant for your chance to win, all you have to do is…

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An Auk-ward Moment of Remembrance in Iceland

Within walking distance of the oldest lighthouse in Iceland, I visited Valahnúkamöl Cliffs; and what caught my eye initially had me think that I spotted a joke of some kind — but it was no joke at all. In fact, it was rather serious.

Amidst the vast other worldly landscape of rocky brown sand — part of it used as a makeshift lot where cars are randomly parked with no rhyme or reason — by the rough sea was a green sculpture which stood alone.

The green sculpture was that of a…

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