|BrandPost: A Refreshing Take on Vacation for Adventurous Fans|
Added: 11.01.2017 15:49 | 10 views | 0 comments
If you want vacation memories that last a lifetime, skip the amusement parks, bed and breakfasts, and other tourist traps. Instead, choose a destination that plays to your passions. Engaging with something you’re passionate about is a proven way to relax and restore yourself.We’ve all heard of the overplayed national stadium tour, where baseball fans visit the venues where their childhood idols played the game. There’s currently that specializes in that experience, taking temporary VIPs to see historic ballparks like Fenway and Wrigley and rolling in some extra incentives to buy in.But let’s try something a little bit different. Here’s are some refreshing ideas to guide your vacation plans and give music, movie, and history buffs the thrill of a lifetime without even boarding a rollercoaster.Music fans
If every significant event in your life seems to have a soundtrack, why not take a vacation that lets you immerse yourself in your favorite music and the people and places that created it? A trip to one of these music meccas can give you a deeper appreciation of your favorite artists:Memphis—Step back in time to the early days of rock ’n’ roll with a trip to Memphis and tours of Graceland and Sun Studios, where many of the first records by Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis were cut. Then take a spin of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music to learn more about legendary artists like Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes. At night, catch a live show at one of the many rock and blues clubs on Beale Street or just soak up the street’s vibe. Seattle—Seattle is the birthplace of Jimi Hendrix and the late-’80s/early- ‘90s grunge scene and you can learn more about both at the EMP Museum. Be sure to make at least one stop of the iconic Sub Pop Records store to pick up some new albums, then check out the latest Pacific Northwest bands at the city’s thriving clubs like the Showbox or Cafe Racer.Liverpool—For Beatle buffs, a trip to the famous port city is a must. To be sure you don’t miss a thing, try a Fab Four Taxi Tour, which will take you from Strawberry Field to Penny Lane to Abbey Road–as well as all four members’ former homes—all set to a Beatles soundtrack.Film aficionados
Film lovers can step onto the sets of their favorite movies with a trip to one of these celluloid cities:New York City—The Big Apple has been the setting for many multiplexes worth of iconic films. Your itinerary could include stops at Sutton Square, where Diane Keaton and Woody Allen basked in the night lights of the Queensboro Bridge in “Manhattan”; Katz's Deli, where Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan had a most memorable lunch in “When Harry Met Sally”; and the subway grate on 52nd Street and Lexington where Marilyn Monroe’s skirt famously billowed in “The Seven Year Itch.” And don’t forget the Empire State Building, which has appeared in more than 100 films from “King Kong” to “Sleepless in Seattle.”San Francisco—San Francisco has also starred in a fair share of classic and contemporary films. Alfred Hitchcock alone set four films—“Shadow of a Doubt,” “Vertigo,” “The Birds,” and “Family Plot”—in and around the City by the Bay, and filmed as many more here. Iconic and easy-to-access locations include Glen Park Bart Station, site of “The Pursuit of Happiness” subway scene; the Malloch Apartment Building, where Humphrey Bogart holed up with Lauren Bacall in “Dark Passage”; and Kezar stadium, where Clint Eastwood dispatched the Scorpio Killer in “Dirty Harry.”Rome—As if you needed another reasons to visit one of the world’s most romantic cities, the Italian capitol has been a cradle of arthouse and mainstream cinema. It makes no secret of that fact, strategically placing informational plaques at popular film sites. A trip here should include stops at the Spanish Steps at Piazza Spagna where Matt Damon arranged a meeting with Gwyneth Paltrow in “The Talented Mr. Ripley;” The Bocca della Verita (“Mouth of Truth”) where Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn tested their truthfulness in “Roman Holiday”; and the Trevi Fountain where Anita Ekberg took a dip in “La Dolce Vita.” And be sure to take a tour of Cinecittà Studios, were you can still view the sets of many Italian and American classics.American History Buffs
Cities like Philadelphia, Boston, and Gettysburg are first stops for anyone who really enjoys American history. But let’s say you’ve already done the Liberty Bell and Paul Revere’s house. Here’s where your history geek itinerary should point you next.Charleston—Site of the first shots of the Civil War, Charleston, South Carolina has plenty to offer history lovers. Here you can still visit wartime landmarks like Fort Sumter and the long-lost Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. But the city itself is a gateway to the past, full of gas-lamp-lit cobblestone streets and well-preserved Antebellum architecture.Newport—The Rhode Island costal town is home to more colonial buildings than any other U.S. city. Among these are the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, built in 1747; the Touro Synagogue—the country’s oldest synagogue—completed in 1763; and the Newport Colony House, on whose steps the Declaration of Independence was read in 1776. You can also visit the Newport Mansions, where Gilded Age elites including the Vanderbilts and Astors spent their summers.Whatever destination you settle on, a good 2-in-1 device like the or makes an excellent travel companion. These versatile computers can help you research, plan, and guide your trip and feature plenty of storage for photos and video so you can relive your vacation for years to come.And remember, you don’t have to be limited by the choices here. Planning a vacation around your passion is limited only by your interests and enthusiasm. With some imagination and the right tools, you’ll be sure to design an experience you’ll never forget.
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|Lauren Graham Covers Good Housekeeping's January 2017 Issue|
Added: 17.12.2016 6:53 | 113 views | 0 comments
Actress and best-selling author covers the January issue of magazine.
In the issue, the Gilmore Girls star opens up on playing the role of unconventional single mom, her relationship with former Parenthood co-star Peter Krause, her inspiration to writing her now best-selling novel, and more.
In the accompanying photo spread, the 49-year-old struck fashionable poses for photographer Brian Bowen Smith while decked out in dresses by Kate Spade and Milly, heels from SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, and jewelry from Henri Bendel, Effy and Shashi.
Check out the highlights from Miss Graham's interview below, then be sure to grab a copy of Good Housekeeping when the issue hits newsstands on December 13th!
On playing two similarly unconventional single moms of teens in Gilmore Girls and Parenthood:
“There are things that I’m good at and there are things that are just not for me. I’m not gonna play a cop, I’m not gonna play a doctor…and that’s OK. I’d rather be in [roles] that are really verbal and smart and funny. As Diane Keaton said to me, ‘Funny doesn’t age.’”
On which character she relates to more – Gilmore Girls’ Lorelai Gilmore or Parenthood’s Sarah Braverman:
“I relate more to Lorelai Gilmore, probably. I mean, I speak quickly attitude and just in athleticism of what that work is and was for me, as an actor, that’s a place I feel really comfortable and exhilarated, so, in that way I guess I relate a little more to that world and that language.”
On her relationship with long-time love, former Parenthood co-star Peter Krause:
“We couldn’t stop talking. Not about ourselves, but about the world and books and family. Once we got together, there was no game play. It was like, You like me, and I like you. It gave me an understanding of life: This is how things happen, and it’s completely random.”
On her surprising hidden talent:
“I really like to entertain. None of my characters ever cook, so I would think it’s surprising that I actually really like to.”
On her inspiration to become an author:
“One day in my trailer in Parenthood I looked up and I had the afternoon, and it just kind of occurred as a way to be creative and but not have to be part of any other structure. It was kind of a revelation that I could just do something on my own and the fact that it has now given me other work is like icing. I just did it for fun.”