Win A Trip to the Austin City Limits Music Fest

Time Out sent me an e-mail about a sweepstakes where you could win a trip for 2 to the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

I’m not really familiar with the festival so I decided to stop by the event’s website to see who would be performing. There are lots of performers listed including some big names like Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck and Lorde. One group that I’d be interested in seeing are The Avett Brothers, who I only really know of due to listening to Pandora. Continue reading

Unoffical Comfort Foods of Every State

When I think of the term comfort foods, unhealthy is the first thing that comes to mind.

According to Merriam Webster, comfort food is “food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”

I wanted a better definition of the term so I turned to Urban Dictionary which says that comfort food is “defined as food that gives emotional comfort to the one eating it, these tend to be favorite foods of childhood, or linked to a person, place or time with which the food has a positive association.”

I’d tend to agree more with Urban Dictionary than Merriam Webster. Continue reading

Most Visited Cities In The World

Ever wonder what the most visited cities in the world are?

MasterCard has come out with its 2014 Global Destination Cities Index. This lengthy report shares a variety of information related to the 20 most visited cities based on International Overnight Visitors.

According to the Mastercard index, the amount of visitors a city receives impacts it greatly in terms of “business, social and cultural perspectives”. The spending made by visitors is very important in regards to “hospitality, retail, transport, sports and cultural industries among many others”. Continue reading

Germany Wins the World Title For… Nudity

photo from our trip to Berlin @ DDR Museum

I came across Expedia’s Flip Flop Report  in an article from CNBC recently .  

According to Expedia, the report is “an annual study of behavior and preferences among beachgoers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.”

In the article (and report) I learned that Germany has won another title this summer. Continue reading