The Caribbean’s Cavern Restaurants
The Caribbean’s Cavern Restaurants

Down-under dining in Mexico & the Dominican Republic

Quiz question: What's the difference between a cave and a cavern? In common usage the two terms are mostly interchangeable. But, technically, there's a difference. Pretty much any underground chamber qualifies as a cave. To be a cavern a cave must 1) have formed naturally out of rock; and ...

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The Beach Towel With Built-In Speakers
The Beach Towel With Built-In Speakers

Hi Hi-Sun

The Italian company hi-Fun specializes in adding speakers to items that aren't necessarily improved by their addition. (They also seem expert at added a "hi-" prefix to their product names). The company makes the hi-Sleep, which is a pillow with built-in speakers. There's the hi-Head, a hat with ...

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Borrow a Chromebook From
Virgin America, Ace Hotel
Borrow a Chromebook From <br>Virgin America, Ace Hotel

Stream movies from the cloud in the clouds

Spot Cool Stuff recently reviewed Google's Chromebook netbooks on our tech blog. The new computers runs the Chrome operating system is almost entirely integrated in with the cloud. The major disadvantage of the Chrome OS: It renders a computer mostly useless if it isn't online. The major advantages: ...

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Cool Resort Flash Deals
For Booking In Late June
Cool Resort Flash Deals <br>For Booking In Late June

Save on luxury getaways

It's the high season for trans-Atlantic flights, but for those in North America there are air deals to be had to Asia, the Caribbean and around the United States. There are resort discounts to be had too. Here's a selection of nine of them, including cool deals from ...

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3 Cool & Affordable Places To Stay In Vancouver
3 Cool & Affordable Places To Stay In Vancouver

Lodging high in character, low in price

For a world-class city that gets more than its share of backpack and flashpack travelers, Vancouver has a surprising dearth of interesting budget accommodations. Yeah, there's the big party-oriented youth hostel, but there's nothing especially remarkable about it save for an excellent central location. Choice Hotels has seven ...

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Use Your Smartphone, Guidepal
To Find Cool City Experiences
Use Your Smartphone, Guidepal <br>To Find Cool City Experiences

Urban travel apps for your iPhone

Travel publishers finally are starting to produce electronic editions of their guidebooks for devices like the Kindle, iPad and Nook. About time! says Spot Cool Stuff. E-book readers are ideal for travel content—they are lighter and thinner than paper guidebooks and can be updated much more quickly (and ...

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