The average American spends 93 percent of his or her time indoors (or inside a vehicle). How’s that working out for you? Slumped on the couch, do you feel blissfully relaxed while staring at your device or plasma-screen TV? Tweets are meant to disrupt, and even the cooking channels hype us up with tension-racked competitions. There has to be a better way to unwind, and, of course, there is. It’s nothing new, yet in our over-stimulated, over-stressed world, it’s easily neglected.
AccorHotels, the French-based hospitality giant, has an answer for that pesky problem of not having enough guest-room capacity: retrofitted shipping containers.
In 2016, Tucson, Arizona, joined international destinations such as Parma (the Italian city that gave the world parmesan cheese) as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy; it was the first place in the United States to be so designated. We explore the hyper-local cuisines that attendees crave.
You’ve done Las Vegas, Orlando and Chicago. Nothing wrong with that. They’re great places to meet. Yet there are so many more places of distinction in this great country, and, sometimes, like Goldilocks, groups yearn to discover less-traveled destinations that are, nonetheless, just right. That’s why every year we track cities in the United States that need to be on your radar—but maybe aren’t. Yet.
June 28 is National Ceviche Day. It might seem odd that a dish barely known in the United States a generation ago is now celebrated and consumed with gusto, in metro areas at least. Ceviche is practically the national dish of Peru, and across Latin America you’ll also see it spelled seviche and cebiche. Escabeche, which is Spanish for “marinade,” may be the origin word. In Peru it is often served with slices of cold sweet potatoes; in Ecuador, with popcorn, nuts or corn nuts; in Mexico, with sliced raw onions, cilantro, avocado and toasted tortillas.
Photos of marine life entangled or dead because of plastic trash are easy to find on Google—more than 100 million marine animals die this way each year, according to Sea Turtle Conservancy. But planners can lead the way to healthier oceans through eco-friendly practices.
The Culinary Union in Las Vegas has reached a tentative five-year labor deal with Caesars Entertainment Corp. that could avert the first strike in 30 years in the city. Early today, a tweet by a representative of the union said the agreement covers some 12,000 of the 50,000 resort workers.
Hold onto your planner hat. Today, June 1, is the official start of 2018 hurricane season, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75 percent chance that we will suffer a near- or above-normal season. Starting with Alberto, 10 to 16 named storms are predicted.
Business getting done is always front and center at a Smart Meeting, and that was certainly true at the just-concluded Smart Meeting West National. It was held May 23-25 at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The resort was eager to show off a top-to-bottom transformation.
This week, in New York Hilton Midtown, thousands of the bitcoin savvy and curious filled a ballroom for Consensus 2018, a conference “where people pitched ideas, mingled and reveled in the possibility of disrupting health care or real estate or how government works,” reported The New York Times.