UPDATED: Here is why United is to blame

As most of you will have heard by now: a video has emerged of a passenger, who is by all accounts a doctor, being forcibly dragged off a United flight 3411 that was headed to Louisville. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/video-surfaces-of-man-being-dragged-from-overbooked-united-flight.html This is an insane situation from start to finish.  And, while the passenger is definitely …

Focal Point: 10 Pictures of the Eiffel Tower

In the spirit of the Feast of Saint Valentine, we thought it was only appropriate for this latest segment of Focal Point to focus on what is perhaps the most romantic of all landmarks, the Iron Lady: La tour Eiffel. Designed and built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair, …

Focal Point: 7 Pictures of Grand Central Terminal

Since Teja just did a post on the excellent Westin Grand Central, I thought it was only appropriate for Focal Point to showcase the historic Grand Central Station.  Did you know that we almost destroyed Grand Central multiple times?  Grand Central Terminal was built alongside the historic Penn Station at the start of …

Focal Point: 5 Pictures of Cannon Beach

The Haystack Rock of Cannon Beach is probably one of the most recognisable sights of the Pacific Coastline.  At 72 metres (234 feet) high, Cannon Beach claims it to be the ‘third largest monolith’ in the world.  This claim is a bit dubious since there is another Haystack rock on Oregon’s …

The Most European City of North America

  Most Americans (especially those living on the East Coast) are a lot closer to Europe than one would think.  I am, of course, referring to the French Canadian jewel: Québec City. As one of the oldest European settlements in North America (founded in 1608), it boasts a rich and turbulent …