Have you found yourself at a café in Paris, struggling to remember pronouns and sentence structure from your freshman French class so you can order your croissant and coffee without accidentally asking for a purple horse? We’ve been there, too. There are a number of excellent app and online language courses to coach you and refresh your skills, but Lingo Playing Cards is a new and fun way to stay on top of things.
Decks come in colorful Wayfarer Tin travel cases in the world’s most popular languages, including French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and Greek. To augment your language skills and help you sound like a local, Lingo offers additional decks featuring Aussie, Kiwi, American and British slang expressions — plus a Millennial Slang option with phrases popular with the Millennial generation. Cards are printed with common travel phrases, and each word or phrase is accompanied by an easy-to-understand phonetic pronunciation.
Lingo also produces a line of playing cards featuring selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, available in nine separate styles with 52 works from the Met and accompanying trivia. Styles include Portraits, Armor, Masks, Met Icons, Botanicals, Animals and others.
Lingo’s collections are made in the United States by the United States Playing Card Company located in Erlanger, Kentucky, which has been producing playing cards for 140 years for familiar brands like Bicycle, Bee and Tally Ho.
Without visiting, it’d be easy to throw Chicago into any number of categories. Everyone thinks they know Chicago; after all, it’s the third-largest city in America, the most prestigious foodie city in the country, the city of jazz, a comedian’s playground, an architect’s dream, a writer’s paradise. The list goes on. Only when walking the streets themselves do you realize there’s nothing categorical about the Windy City, especially as it continues to evolve.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
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The best 5-star hotels wholly personify their location, transforming a vacation into a fully immersive experience. This can be said about many of the ultra-chic, small-scale boutique luxury hotels in Paris built into gorgeous, architecturally significant former homes or apartment buildings. While these fashionable gems embody the fantasy Paris sojourn, InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel & Spa can as well, even as it houses 458 suites and rooms. It’s worth noting there are also marked advantages to its size (as a stellar spot for destination weddings and business conferences) and central location in the 9th arrondissment.
Discover why Global Traveler readers named Cunard® the Best Large-Ship Cruise Line for seven consecutive years. For a limited time, book your voyage during Cunard’s Explore with More promotion and take advantage of lower fares*, up to $1,200 Onboard Credit†, Free Specialty Dining for Two^, 50% Reduced Deposit††, and more. Choose from an array of exciting journeys, including Transatlantic Crossings and voyages to Alaska, the Caribbean and Canada & New England.
Following the recent unveiling of Hotel Genevieve’s website and booking engine, the Louisville property officially announced it opens for bookings starting May 3. As Bunkhouse Hotels Group’s first hotel in Kentucky, this new hotel will feature an all-day, ground-floor restaurant and rooftop bar and lounge.
On game day, Super Bowl host cities stand to gain almost as much as the teams competing on the field, if not more. The game can mean hundreds of millions of dollars in the days leading up to, during and immediately after the game, but it can also have an economic impact that lasts for years.
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If you enjoy cruising, you’re not alone. According to the Cruise Lines International Association, in 2019 the global cruise industry welcomed nearly 30 million passengers. During that time the industry created jobs for 1.8 million people worldwide and contributed more than $154 billion to the global economy. Now that cruising is back to pre-pandemic operations, the seafaring future looks bright for cruise lines: CLIA is expecting a full recovery by the end of 2023 ... and even an increase of 12 percent over 2019 numbers in 2024.