Memorial Day typically marks the start of summer vacation season — when travelers start to get the itch to hop on a plane and do something fun in the sun.
So, you want to bring your beloved dog to New York City? The good news is New York is finally catching up to cities like Paris as a center of the canine universe. It’s become easier to not only accommodate dogs, but to pinpoint the best parts of the city in which to stay based […]
Visiting a Magellan partner hotel and looking for something interesting to do? Here is a select listing of events taking place across our cities. Events are presented in chronological order. New York City Anna Wintour Costume Center @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art Masterworks: UnPacking Fashion 18 November 2016 – 15 February 2017 Fashion provocateurs Viktor & Rolf pose the question: […]
NYC Pairings: The Fashionista is a New York City pairing for those who love all things fashion and design. City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? Where should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy?
City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? What should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy? NYC Pairings: The Gastronome: is the New York City pairing for those who love food and drink.
Not unlike Santa’s workshop, there is a studio in Rhinebeck, New York that spends the better part of the year creating fantasy-sized articulated creatures, hand-crafted giants who lumber and slouch, sway and dip at the whim of their puppet masters. There are thousands of lesser masked and costumed beings who come alive on Halloween night, as well as […]
There are so many nooks, crannies and mysteries that lie unexplored in the streets of the neighborhoods we pass through as travellers and locals. They can be tucked away or in plain sight and somehow we don’t see them until we have cause to go looking or otherwise stumble across their path. While under the auspices of sex […]
So, I could tell you all about how the roots of burlesque derive from literary, dramatic or musical work that caricatures its serious counterparts. Or how the Minsky brothers brought burlesque to New York in 1908 then moved it to Las Vegas in the 50’s. I can spout figures on speakeasies, discuss laws governing public nudity and […]
In one of the most cosmopolitan, high-tech, future-driven cities in the world, there’s something satisfying about people flocking to the streets of Manhattan to enact a ritual sun celebration with roots in Neolithic times. Once a year, on or about July 12th, the setting sun aligns on the east-west axis of the city, providing a fleeting […]
CEO Michael Gazalah of Manhattan-based City Running Tours explains why exploring a city with the locals makes all the difference. Magellan: City Running Tours is based in New York but offers personalized running tours in cities across the U.S. and in Toronto, Canada. Would you talk about where your big idea came from? About how you got started? […]
Books. Food. Drinks. You can rearrange those three words in whatever priority is most important to you, but the outcome is the same: the holy triumvirate of an interesting social experience known as Lit Crawl. It was the brainchild of San Francisco’s Litquake Literary Festival in 2004 and additional venues have launched in Manhattan, Austin, […]
We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. – Kahlil Gibran Like other great cities, New York is a museum unto itself. It is possible to visit and never set foot inside any building – save for your hotel – and come away filled to the aesthetic brim. It’s all eye candy: the people, the […]
The Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2016 CooperHewitt Design Museum 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY Through August 21st, 2016 “… ‘Beauty’ will expand the discourse around the transformative power of aesthetic innovation. The exhibition will celebrate design as a creative endeavor that engages the mind, body and senses with works of astonishing form and […]
These 10 New York City museums began life as personal cottages, tenements, houses, mansions and estates. In many cases they were bequeathed to public foundations upon the deaths of their owners or a downturn in family fortunes. Step across these thresholds for a peek into history, art and design. From south to north: Merchant’s House […]
Jane’s Walk is a festival of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by legendary urbanist Jane Jacobs. The events take place in cities and towns around the world the first weekend of May. While the epicenters of Jane’s Walk are New York City (over 100 walks) and Toronto, chances are there are events scheduled in your […]
Mother Nature may be fickle, but from November to March in New York City her whims are overridden; spaces are cleared, ice-making equipment is tuned up, and private and public outdoor skating rinks are constructed according to schedule. With nearly a dozen outdoor rinks dotted around Manhattan and the boroughs, skating is a fun, clever […]