Visiting NYC? Cool App To Learn About The Histories Of The Buildings You See While On The Go

New York City has a lot of cool, old buildings that go as far back as 1652, and I personally love to find pictures of what they looked like when they were being built (well, maybe not the one from 1652 LOL), or were still very new. I enjoy seeing how they may have changed over time, not to mention what the surrounding neighborhood looked like in the background. You know, stuff like this:

Flatiron
Phases of construction of Flatiron Building, circa 1900. PC: By Credited to the Library of Congress – From The Times online store, located here., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3504040

The problem was that if I was walking around NYC, I could rarely learn about the building as I was walking around. At least, not with stopping to look it up. And if I waited until I got back to the hotel or home, I’d forget what I was going to look up or I couldn’t appreciate seeing the old photos with the real thing right in front of me.

But it looks like someone has fixed that problem…

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Been On Planes With Annoying People? Then This Website Is For You!!

Whether you fly once a week or once every few years, chances are you’ve experienced or at least seen “that guy” or “that gal” on the plane who doesn’t think about anyone but him/herself and his/her own needs. The ones directly behind you who stretch their legs out and rest their bare feet on your armrest. The ones who manspread. The ones who keep spitting their chewing tobacco into a Gatorade bottle (that one happened to me not long ago. Eww.). Not surprisingly, there’s a website with a bajillion pictures of people caught in various acts of being jerks on a plane.
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Gathering Mementos: What People Collect From Traveling

If you love to travel, chances are you have a little something from most places you’ve visited, just to remind you of your trip. A T-shirt. A piece of jewelry. Rocks. What I lovingly call “paper poop” (tickets, receipts, etc.) Here are some things people collect, and a few examples of what I collect, too. See if any of these sound familiar…

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One Of The Latest On Instagram? A Site Devoted To Rating Airplane Food

Airplane food is nothing like it was in days gone by, but it’s still something we (kinda sorta, sometimes) enjoy. Maybe it’s because it’s a welcome break while spending hours on the plane, or because it’s food you won’t find on land (and most of the time that’s probably a good thing), but whether it’s something from the snack cart or a full meal with real silverware in first class, it’s still something people generally look forward to, even when you know it’s usually not going to be very good. I guess that’s why the website that can tell you what will be served on your flight is so popular.

On the rare occasions that Joe and I fly business or first class, we almost always take a picture of the meal. We’ve been doing it for much longer than we’ve had this blog – usually just for the memory of what we ate. A lot of people were apparently doing the same thing, so Henry Wu, originally from Chicago, took that one step further and started an Instagram site devoted entirely to what’s served at 35,000 feet.

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Want To Take A Selfie With An Alligator? You Now Can At New Orleans Airport!

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is a lot like most other airports. I mean, it’s got planes. And restaurants. And places to shop. But it’s got one thing going on right now that I don’t think you can see or do at any other airport in the country.

You can take a selfie with an alligator.

Yes, really!

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