More than just a Disney character, DUMBO is a trendy neighborhood in Brooklyn, boasting incredible views of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge and indie shops all along the waterfront.
The entire area is actually pretty small, just more than 30 acres divided by the Manhattan Bridge stretching overhead. In the summer, head to Brooklyn Flea’s outdoor marketplace, but any other time of year, check out a few of our favorites next time you hit the neighborhood’s cobblestone streets.
Find retro pieces, oddities and antique-themed hardware at Front General Store. Located on Front Street, customers find unique and minimalist incense, bath products, accessories and quintessentially Brooklyn gifts.
You can find a J. Crew store almost anywhere, but Empire Stores is worth a visit for the building alone. This Civil War-era brick building showcases the waterfront to one side and cobblestone streets to the other. Visit the Feed Shop and Café or just see if any fun events are going on while you’re there.
Head to Trunk for funky clothing, unique accessories and fun scented gifts like soaps and candles.
Shop trendy pieces for men, women and children at Brooklyn Industries. All bags are made in New York and the creative space even gives back a small percentage of proceeds from online orders to the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Planning a road trip often involves time dedicated to researching routes, planning stops and figuring out how to pass the time for endless hours on the highway. Thankfully, technology comes to the rescue with a handful of mobile apps that can help in the road trip planning process.