Guides and apps that promise to help you get the most out of your weekend, be it in the city in which you live and work or one you are visiting, are ten a penny. Le Cool offers a different take on the tired listings format by offering a curated selection of alternative events presented in its free, weekly online magazine.
Since its inception in 2003, Le Cool has steadily added new cities to its offering. Cultural events and goings-on are now available for 13 world cities, including lesser-known destinations like the Finnish city of Tampere.
The focus is on underground events which offer new experiences, and the magazine is aimed as much at city residents searching for the new trendy spot as wide-eyed tourists visiting town for the first time. Most of the featured cities are in Europe, and Le Cool claims 300,000 residents of the continent currently subscribe to its weekly newsletter.
Le Cool is a great way for those planning a trip around Europe to stay on top of cutting-edge events in cities that they would like to visit, such as Barcelona, London, Lisbon and Dublin. The team behind the magazine is also responsible for producing the Weird and Wonderful Guides series, which takes the idea of a guidebook in a new direction. Both Le Cool and its sister series of guide books are a boon to any traveler looking to get a more authentic local experience from their chosen travel destination.
Choose Chicago and United Airlines currently collaborate on an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Apprenticeship Program, also with support from Tourism Diversity Matters. United Airlines fully funds the program in 2022, and one lucky candidate will be selected to complete the competitive pilot program.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico, recently announced the launch of the Santa Fe County Experience app to exhibit the many sites and businesses found in the county through different itineraries. Visitors and locals using the app can easily plan trips in the county and explore both well-known and hidden features found in Santa Fe County.
Four new properties are set to debut in New York City and Los Angeles in 2022 from developer and real estate investor Lightstone and Moxy Hotels. Two new Moxy hotels will open in New York: Moxy Lower East Side and Moxy Williamsburg. One new Moxy hotel and one dual-branded Moxy and AC hotel will open in Los Angeles: Moxy Los Angeles Downtown and AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown.
The nation’s oldest and largest celebration honoring the first president of our country, Washington’s Birthday Celebration, returns to Laredo, Texas, for the 124th year. A celebration lasting more than a month, Jan. 21–Feb. 27, this party includes more than 28 events, such as a jalapeno eating contest, a Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball and more. The month-long celebration draws a crowd of more than 400,000 people and offers some of the most well-known social events in South Texas.
Conrad New York Midtown partnered with Veuve Clicquot to launch a limited-time winter wonderland experience. The Winter Suite is housed in the hotel’s one-of-a-kind ATRIUM Suite, which is a chalet-style, glass-domed accommodation. Book your Winter Suite stay through Feb. 28.