Archive for September, 2012

Photography by Lisa Singh

They fought back.

Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial may not know exactly what happened in this stretch of rural Pennsylvania on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, but they know this much: The passengers and crew of United 93 fought back that day.

That single act, marked with violent clarity by an impact crater left in the crash’s wake, has drawn 350,000 visitors to the memorial site near Shanksville, PA, over the past year alone — a total of 1.8 million visitors since September 2001.

Visitors from all walks of life come here: leather-clad bikers, Amish from the surrounding countryside, retirees from the Midwest, families with small children. Once a year, a woman from Japan visits to remember her 20-year-old son Toshiya Kuge — one of 40 individuals who perished onboard United 93 that morning at 10:03 a.m., when the Boeing 757 careened from the sky and came crashing to the earth, having flipped on its belly, at 563 miles per hour. READ MORE

Today’s Daily Escape is the World Trade Center Memorial in New York, NY. More »

  Photograph by Joe Woolhead

Photograph by Frank Kehren, flickr

Venture down the stately “Avenue of Oaks” that leads to the majestic Manor House on Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, SC, an impressive remnant of Charleston’s antebellum past that became the star of a real-life fairytale wedding last night.

So you may not be able to plan a star-studded, top-secret, white-tent wedding, or have your $3,000 wedding cake cross 3 state lines in order to grace the dessert plates of Bette Midler or Christian Louboutin … and we’re guessing Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is probably a bit out of your wedding band budget. READ MORE

From the seafood in Sydney to the mud bogging in Nashville, the hosts of Travel Channel dabble in a little of everything. See where they’re going this week — including a sneak peek at the season premiere of Ghost Adventures!

Tonight at 9|8c, Tony continues his No Reservations Final Tour with a stop in Sydney where he samples fresh seafood, old-school charcuterie and the ubiquitous Australian barbie. Check out our Sydney travel guide to get a glimpse of the city’s highlights.

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Today’s Daily Escape is Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona. More »

 Photograph by Joel Addams / Aurora Photos

Today’s Daily Escape is One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabo, Mexico. More »

Photograph by One & Only Palmilla

In the neighborhood for the US Open?

The US Open attracts thousands of tennis fans to NYC every year. This year, the tournament started on Aug. 27, but the competition continues through Sept. 9, giving spectators a chance to see their favorite pros in action, including Serena Williams and Andy Murray, both recently back from the Olympics.

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Today’s Daily Escape is La Lancha in Flores, Guatemala. More »

Photograph by Oyster.com

Giants Stadium

Take a few deep breaths — it’s finally here!! Tonight marks the start of the 2012-2013 NFL season, headlined by the defending Super Bowl champion NY Giants taking on “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

Not only is this game significant because it kicks off a new season, but tonight will be the first NFL regular season game to be played on a Wednesday in 64 years.

Last season ended on a sour note for the Cowboys, so tonight they’ll look to exact revenge on “Big Blue” to start the new season off right with a W. The Cowboys were eliminated from post-season play when they lost the final game of the regular season to the NY Giants, who went on a remarkable run to win the Super Bowl.

Gear up for tonight by touring some of the Best NFL Stadiums and see what a super fan really looks like with our photos of Extreme NFL Tailgating.

By Oyster.com Staff

Bahamas

An English-speaking archipelago that begins about 50 miles off the south coast of Florida, the 29 islands and 661 cays that make up the Bahamas differ dramatically from one to the next — from bustling, modern business centers in Nassau, to flashy casinos packed with thousands of docked cruise ship passengers, to entirely-isolated beaches far removed from an airport, a bank, a grocery store or anything else. But, uniformly, you’ll find a pleasantly infectious culture focused on conch, beer and slow-paced good times. READ MORE

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