Week 02–1, September 2021
“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” 〜 Robert Orben
By LuxPin Team
◆ A lost swimmer was found off the coast of Ireland when rescuers spotted him surrounded by a pod of dolphins. A lost swimmer was found off the coast of Ireland thanks to a few helpful dolphins.
◆ Two similar-looking tuxedo cats named Mickey and Milo who were both rescued from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport four years apart are now together — at home with a pilot’s family. It’s all thanks to a dedicated rescuer’s chance encounter with a friend back in 2017.
◆ Fisher Island, a.k.a. America’s wealthiest zip code, has a new crown jewel penthouse that currently holds the title of the most expensive penthouse on Miami Beach. And it’s for sale — for a cool $48 million.
◆ Miami’s architectural legacy is usually associated with the city’s colorful version of the art deco movement from the 1920s and 1930s, as the city is home to the largest concentration of “resort architecture” from that era. But the Magic City has no shortage of statement modernist-inspired residences, and one of them just hit the market for $18.9 million.
◆ In honor of National Potato Month in September, McAlister’s Deli is launching “The Great Spud Getaway” to celebrate its delicious giant spuds (fully-loaded baked potatoes that are beloved by all). As part of the sweepstakes, McAlister’s fans can enter to win a four-day, three-night all-expenses-paid trip for themselves and a guest to America’s potato capital — Boise, Idaho. While in Boise, they will stay at the unique Big Idaho Potato Hotel (literally shaped like a potato) as well as receive a year’s worth of free giant spuds from McAlister’s Deli.
◆ Croatia’s Istrian peninsula is rich with the bounties of earth and sea — and with remnants of the many cultures that have claimed it through the ages. This story is about Istria, located at the opposite end of the country, where the “champagne” most commonly popped is sparkling Malvazija Istarska, the versatile native white, and the seaworthy ride is a bivalve harvester roped to the dock of Tony’s Oyster Shack at the beachhead of Limski Fjord.
◆ Here are 51 of the most romantic places in the US. There’s one in every state and even the District of Columbia. And even if there isn’t a special someone to take on a trip this year, in the words of Oscar Wilde, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
◆ There are many ways to experience the world right in your own backyard, especially if you live in Texas. ZaZa Hospitality, which has locations in cities like Dallas, Houston, and Austin, has many offerings for travelers who want to enjoy a foreign-feeling location without long-haul flights or fighting through customs.
◆ From its dazzling golden beaches to its steamy tropical rain forests, its rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage to its one-of-a-kind wildlife, Australia has a memorable vacation in store for all types of visitors. These are the best times to visit Australia for surfing, hiking, beach hopping, and more.
◆ There’s still time for one more beachfront vacation, even after Labor Day. Start packing for your end-of-summer getaway.