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Pretend to be a Pan Am pilot with Custom Hotel's 'Flight Club Package'

You’re not getting a lesson on a plane full of Pan Am stewardesses but at least you won’t have to worry about getting cancelled by ABC. Joie de Vivre’s newly renovated 60’s aviation themed Custom Hotel is offering a hotel package that takes you in the air from the Santa Monica Airport for a private flight lesson. Read More

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Best ten countries to travel to in 2012, women in craft beer industries challenging stereotypes

  • LonelyPlanet.com ranks the best ten countries to travel to in 2012.
  • Monterey restaurateur Ted Balestreri to uncork a $10,000 wine on New Year’s Eve because the U.S. got Osama Bin Laden.
  • Snowstorm in the East Coast causing travel problems.
  • Women in craft beer are challenging the stereotypes.
  • Two man plan to take their beer “Vostok 4 Pines Stout” in to space; named after the rocket that took the first man into space.

Photo: a Taiwanese night market. Ranked number 9 on the top 10 countries to travel to for 2012 by LonelyPlanet.com
Photography provided by Will Tee Yang

Gnocchi with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat and Truffle from chef John Besh of Lüke

Chef John Besh shared his Gnocchi with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat and Truffle recipe with us after a short trip to his restaurant, Lüke in San Antonio. Pay attention, it’s two parts. Read More

Party it up at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas for $11,111 on 11/11/11, ring in 2012 with 150 of your friends in downtown Denver

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas is offering an “Extravagant Package” for the weekend of November 11 for $11,111. For two nights hotel guests will receive two-night stay at the Paradise Platinum Penthouse VIP suite with two tickets to Carlos Santana‘s show, official Carlos Santana merchandise, pre-fixe menu at 35 Steaks + Martinis, 80 minute spa treatment, VIP table at Vanity Nightclub with Perrier Jouet Fleur de Fleur Rose Champagne, and one print from Neal Preston’s rock photography collection. Email Cherryl Kaopua to book.

The Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center Hotel is offering an all-inclusive party package for 150 people to celebrate New Year’s Eve for $15,000. The package includes private use of the 27th floor Peaks Lounge, appetizers and desserts, open bar with wine, beer and champagne, party favors and a DJ plus a view of the 16th Street Mall firework display at 9 PM and 12 AM. Not too bad if you do the math. Call 303-486-444 to book.

Photo: Paradise Penthouse at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Photography provided by Erik Kabik

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iPhone app that pours you a beer, top ten spookiest buildings around the world

  • We all know about the Siri on the new iPhone, but how about the Beeri?
  • LonelyPlanet.com rates the top ten spookiest buildings around the world.
  • Airlines collect $1.5 billion in fees in the second-quarter.
  • EVA Airways launches “Hello Kitty” planes.
  • What happens to the items left at security checkpoints?