Welcome to the first real edition (01) of my newsletter, The J/Passport. Plenty see & read below. I’m particularly excited about the Best Bar in Chicago.
The ever-controversial “underdog” in the lodging space, AirBnB has recently released a list of its 10 Most Desirable accommodations…most seemed to be shaped like something – I’ll stick to the Off The Grid itHouse in California. You bring the cocktails.
Planning on a vacation to the Bahamas? You won’t find any rooms available at the $3.5 billion (three commas) Baha Mar Resort. Not because it’s fully booked or anything like that…it never opened. Bloomberg has an interesting story on the resort, and just what does China have to do with all this?
If you have to eat on the plane, hopefully you get wont get stuck with one of these “Saddest Airplane Meals” of 2015 from Travel + Leisure. Meanwhile, United Airlines is letting you peak behind the scenes at their food preparation process in their web series: Big Metal Bird, hosted by Katie Nolan.
I’ve always been a fan of Jason Fried and his company (which happen to be based right here in Chicago). If you know who he is, you probably have favorable opinion as well. If you don’t know him, then I bet you’ll be looking up job openings at his firm after you read this piece where he describes how they approach vacation, work/life balance, and other benefits. It’s like they want you to actually like your job, or something. Huh.
A lot has been written about Millennials, you know – they want it all: travel the world, over-the-top perks, leave the office at 5pm on-the-dot, and everything else. You know. You either think these things yourself or hear people complaining about them. I’ll spare my thoughts on generalizing an entire generation of creative and talented people…if a bit entitled. Anyway, apparently they also can’t take a joke according to FT’s Lucy Kellaway. Taking yourself so seriously can really cause you to miss out on some life’s biggest moments, like in Lucy’s case.
Finally, Uber’s hated surge pricing reminds us that solid economic theory can also be an exercise is “hate selling” to your customers in this article from The Verge.
Over in Norway, they find ways to celebrate their very long, cold, dark winters. Basically, they have the mindset to adapt and be positive. And, you don’t need to be Norwegian for that, do you?
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Take a look at (or through, if you will) this native ad campaign from The Balvenie with everyone’s favorite traveling chef Anthony Bourdain as he visits Scotland and drinks Whisky and talks poetic about the process of actually making things. us gambling credit card in canada
Bloomberg Business wants you to start a wine collection this year, apparently. Do it because you want to, not because they told you to!
CNN has, apparently, distilled the elections down into an online quiz…I mean I can’t imagine a better way to sort out the future of the Unites States and choose a candidate than through an online quiz from a news channel. virtual roulette wheel
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