EveryDeal Weekly News Roundup
This week in travel we look at Guilin China. The city of Guilin sits in the beautiful southern countryside of China. Magnificent limestone mountains reflect on the two lakes that sit in the middle of the city. Traveling here is like stepping back in time where very few of the surrounding stone and wood buildings remain the same after hundreds of years. Guilin is one of four cities in China that are protected in China. The other three being Beijing, Hangzhou, and Suzhou. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilin
This area of China is within the monsoon grid and is susceptible to plenty of rain. Because of the intense storms the best time to travel in this region is Sept through October. The average temperature site between 15-30 C
Guilin is a photographers paradise. Many take advantage of country tours where mandarin orange orchards and rice fields fill the surrounding agricultural land. There are plenty of limestone caves that snake deep within the local mountains, or you can take trams up to the top of the lookouts.
Planning is a must especially if you plan to take children. Plenty of English speaking tours operate in and outside the city. Look at ratings as well as reviews from trusted sites like Expedia to help with the planning.
Midcentury Design and Pumpkin Spice Lattes?
Midcentury Modern has become a staple in our furniture design as the pumpkin spice latte has become for coffee drinkers. It's a neutral design that's capable of working with multiple flavors. The latest article from Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan perfectly explains how this phenomenon, and it's mass produced counterparts are an inoffensive design camouflage. Thus, making this style the perfect online shopping item for interior design. There is no way of getting it wrong.
It’s the pumpkin spice latte of the design world: a prefabricated style so inoffensive and ubiquitous that even cynics eventually yield to its nostalgic, neutral warmth
Read the article: How Midcentury Modern Became The Pumpkin Spice Latte Of Interior Design
Ansel Adams Auction
The Arca Swiss, four by five large format camera owned by 20th-century photographer Ansel Adams is up for auction. On Oct 27th at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. The starting bid begins at $70,000 US.
Kim Kardashian: An Example of What Not To Do On Social Media
We thought we would try not to mention the Kardashians in our entertainment update, but it's unavoidable. It's extremely unfortunate for anyone to be a victim of crime but there are ways to avoid offenses such as Kim's latest crime. The number one cardinal rule is not to post where you are staying and what expensive ten million dollar ring you are wearing. Kim herself said she was to blame for the recent jewelry robbery in France.
Google: Pixel Phones
Google unveiled it's latest Pixel phone to the world this week. They describe the Pixel as being the first phone made by Google inside and out. Built with a personal assistant to rival Apple's Siri. You can get a 32 or 128GB of storage, 4K camera and don't worry they kept the 3.5mm headphone jack. The charge time on the battery is 15 min. Prices starting at $649 US. Check them out in detail at MadeBy.Google.com
Virtual reality is exploding everywhere. From the Oculus Rift to the HTC Vibe, we see this technological arena explode. Sony will be releasing their Virtual Reality for PlayStation on October 13th, and they are expecting to see sales soar. The $500 price point still brings it under its competitors and extensive inventory of games to help give the product push. Find out more from the PlayStation Blog