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Men of the Hour

by no author @ Houston CityBook

A pair of black-tie bashes toasted dapper dudes with great food, wine and cigars. The Museum of Fine Arts’ annual One Great Night gentlemen-only fundraiser featured a surprise appearance by the World Series trophy. And at Festari for Men’s Una Notte in Italia gala and fashion show, sports stars — like Jeff Bagwell and Whitney Mercilus — gathered in support of the Houston Area Women’s Center. Thanks to a rowdy live auction, the night raised $320,000 for the organization.

Flights from Houston to Ho Chi Minh City as low as $614

Flights from Houston to Ho Chi Minh City as low as $614


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DiverseCity: The Surprise Of Houston’s Multi-Culturalism

by Abner Fletcher @ Houston Public Media

A Houston resident talks about being surprised by the city's diversity.

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from San Francisco $106 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/12/2018 @ 4:47 PM] Deal is back on. Was $136 now $106.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to San Francisco (SFO) for $106 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

Why Didn’t Houston Make The Cut For Amazon’s New HQ?

by Michael Hagerty @ Houston Public Media

Dallas and Austin made the list of finalists. Ed Egan from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy gives us his take on why Houston did not.

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam / Paris / Milan $479-$544 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam, Paris, or Milan (AMS/CDG/MXP) for $479-$544 with a connection. Flights from January to March. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

Cheap Flights from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Ho Chi Minh City - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Ho Chi Minh City - KAYAK


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Fly from Houston to Ho Chi Minh City on Air China from $570, EVA Air from $754... Search and find deals on flights to Ho Chi Minh City.

Garden Glam

by no author @ Houston CityBook

Houston CityBook invited hundreds of friends to celebrate its one-year anny at Hermann Park’s Centennial Gardens. The evening started out warm, and guests, donning garden-chic attire, admired a display by IndiGo Autos before cooling off with Merchant du Vin brews, Foyt Family Wines and cocktails courtesy of Qui Tequila and Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. Exec Publisher Lisa Holthouse gave remarks, thanking expert party-planner Claire Sullivan Jackson and her team, between moving performances by the Houston Gospel Choir, which garnered national attention after they sang in shelters during Harvey. Partygoers then made their way to the main lawn, where an impressive spread by Jackson & Company, including a quasi-art installation of hundreds of pre-filled Champagne flutes — and another cool concert, by the electric violin foursome Phat Strad — awaited. By night’s end, a cold front had swept through the park, leaving everyone feeling cool.

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Paris / Frankfurt / Munich $526-$539 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Paris, Frankfurt, or Munich (CDG/FRA/MUC) for $526-$539 with a connection. 7-day minimum stay required. Frankfurt flights from February to April. Paris and Munich flights are mostly in April.

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

Melbourne Return From $787 LAX to MEL – Qantas Fare Sale Last Day

Melbourne Return From $787 LAX to MEL – Qantas Fare Sale Last Day

by Fly Team @ Fly.com Travel Blog

The airline down under, Qantas Airways, is appropriately one of the greatest ways to travel from the U.S. to Australia, and today is the last day for great prices with this Qantas fare sale. These fares are the lowest they've been in months!

Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $436 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $436 with a connection. Flights February to April. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

What’s In Store For Houston’s Apartment Market In 2018?

by Abner Fletcher @ Houston Public Media

We learn what Houston renters can expect if they’re looking for a new place or to renew their lease in the coming year -- and how that compares to 2016 and 2017.

Capturing a West Texas Winter Wonderland

by Lauren Smith Ford @ Texas Monthly

"It was one of those rare moments." Photographers who were there for the snow among the cacti share their favorite images.

The post Capturing a West Texas Winter Wonderland appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from Chicago / Atlanta $80-$86 r/t – Southwest

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

Southwest has round-trip flights from Houston (HOU) to Chicago (MDW) or Atlanta (ATL) starting at $80, NONSTOP. $40-$43 each-way. Chicago flights January to April. Atlanta flights January to February. Weekends available. Origin/Destination reversible.

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Madrid $413-$480 r/t – AA + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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AA and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Madrid (MAD) for $413-$480 with a connection. Flights February to mid-August. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required. Flights are cheapest in February and March.

An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

Houston Saigon Travel

Houston Saigon Travel


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Cheap Flights: Houston to/from San Francisco $136 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to San Francisco (SFO) for $136 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Dublin $527-$590 r/t – United / Air Canada

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

United and Air Canada have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Dublin (DUB) for $527-$590 with a connection. Flights from February to March. 7-day minimum stay required.

In Vietnam: A Travel Diary In Photos | Houston Public Media

In Vietnam: A Travel Diary In Photos | Houston Public Media


Houston Public Media

Travel to Vietnam with Houston Public Media as our crew explores the country.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Berlin / Dusseldorf $568 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Berlin or Dusseldorf (TXL/DUS) for $568 with a connection. Flights from January to March. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

Former Houston Compaq Campus To Be Sold By HPE

by Brien Straw @ Houston Public Media

The company said that the manufacturing facilities at that location were irreparably damaged by Harvey

New Chinatown, Houston

New Chinatown, Houston


Texas Monthly

1. Yes, Lee’s Sandwiches hails from California, but that just means it’s a spot where you can experience Melting Pot America in its myriad glor

Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Frankfurt / Munich $482-$559 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Frankfurt or Munich (FRA/MUC) for $482-$559 with a connection. Flights from February to June. 7-day minimum stay required. 

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) | Emirates United States

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) | Emirates United States


Emirates United States

Our guide to the best of Ho Chi Minh City—where to stay, what to see, and where to eat. Read exclusive Crew Tips and visit our interactive map and social wall. - Emirates United States

Houston police reach out to Vietnamese community on local Saigon Radio

Houston police reach out to Vietnamese community on local Saigon Radio


Houston Chronicle

Houston police officers took to the radio Wednesday in an effort to continue outreach to the city's large Vietnamese population. Officer Vo of the Houston Police Department tweeted that he appeared on local Saigon Radio (900 AM) to talk about crime prevention.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Rome $410-$442 r/t – Delta / KLM / Air France

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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Delta, KLM, and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Rome (FCO) for $427-$442 with a connection. Flights in April. Flight may operate as a SkyTeam code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for $410. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Note: This seems to be an "Air France JOON" fare. Which charges a +$60 fee for checked bags. Carry-on is still free. A "regular" fare with checked bags is about $510-$530.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $445 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $445-$500 with a connection. Flights scattered from February to June. 7-day minimum stay required. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

Note: Be sure to search "IAH" and NOT "HOU" for availability.

Texas’ And The Nation’s First Execution Of The Year Is Set For A Houston Serial Killer

by Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

Texas' "Tourniquet Killer" is set for execution Thursday. It would be the first execution under Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, a Democrat who oversaw the first year without an execution in the county for more than 30 years.

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from Las Vegas $100 r/t – Southwest

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

Southwest has round-trip flights from Houston (HOU) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $100, NONSTOP. $50 each-way. Flights January to April, midweek. Origin/Destination reversible. This was -$20 cheaper a month ago.

Chris Shepherd's foodie tour of Vietnam

Chris Shepherd's foodie tour of Vietnam


Houston Chronicle

James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, whose menu at Underbelly restaurant is inspired by Houston's melting pot of cuisines, recently traveled to Vietnam. Vietnam's largest city, formerly known as Saigon, can be overwhelming with its sights, sounds and buzzing motorbikes - especially for culinary-curious, first-time visitors from Texas. First there were snails - tiny ones cooked in coconut milk, large ones cooked in chiles and garlic - at Oc Co Truoc, a makeshift restaurant in a small alleyway set up with a few charcoal grills and little chairs. [...] in quick succession, we met a captivating woman selling three different types of rice porridge on a street corner and encountered another woman, outside Ho Chi Minh's April 30 Park, who was making a toasted rice paper filled with ground pork, ground shrimp, herbs and quail egg. Somewhere along the way - between grilled pork cheeks wrapped in mustard-green leaves and a visit to Kim Salon for a $7 hair/face wash - Calvin got a serious look on his face and said, It's open now. There was a trip to Quoc Ky near the chaotic Ben Thanh Market, where I had a bowl of pho that was perfect in every way - imagine your favorite bowl of pho, then add a roasted peanut element to it. A short flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc is a small island on the southwest coast of Vietnam, with beautiful white-sand beaches and a growing number of resorts. Specifically, I wanted to visit Red Boat, a small-batch fish-sauce company that uses high-quality anchovies caught right off the coast. [...] we met with Red Boat owner Cuong Pham, who left Vietnam in 1979 to come to the U.S. After working in the tech industry for years, he decided to make a change and come home. Over a lunch of grilled squid and roll-your-own raw sardine spring rolls at Song Xanh restaurant, he told us why. (The anchovies are salted right after they're caught to stop them from spoiling.) For the transfer to land, we met the fishing vessel, employees put a wooden plank in between the two boats, then slid massive buckets filled with little black anchovies across. Link also took us to Cafe Duy Tri, one of the oldest cafes in Hanoi, where he showed us a coffee that's famous in the region: coffee beans that are eaten by a weasel, then excreted by the weasel and harvested. Apparently, the weasel only eats the best beans, and then the acid in its stomach breaks down the outer coating of the bean, releasing a natural chocolate flavor. Cha Ca, or fish pieces marinated in turmeric and sautéed at your table with green onions, dill and cilantro, then wrapped in rice paper with more herbs and peanuts. Cruising on the bay, we were surrounded by gorgeous green water and giant limestone islands, and enjoyed checking out a pearl farm and exploring a cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Before dinner, there was a mini cooking class where employees showed us how to make crispy spring rolls, which we ate later along with Goi Ga (chicken and cabbage salad), shrimp with coconut curry, and a beef and enoki mushroom soup. The flavorful pork broth bristled with crunchy wontons, roasted pork, sweet chile purée, and lots of fresh herbs and lettuce. Hoi An also is home to the wonderful Banh Mi Phuong, a little eatery that offers several different types of banh mi: roasted pork, chicken, bacon, cold cut and omelet, and additional combos. Nam Hai was so beautiful that we spent a lot of time there; we had a spa day, and ate several meals at the resort's ocean-view Vietnamese restaurant, which served a dish specific to the Da Nang region: Mi Quang, turmeric-scented rice noodles with pork, shrimp, herbs, shaved banana flower and chilies in a fish sauce-scented pork broth. Panko-dusted fish wrapped with lettuce and herbs, braised pork with coconut sticky rice, mango salad, green papaya salad and lots of fresh fruit for dessert.

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

Chennai To Mahabalipuram Tour Package

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Chennai To Mahabalipuram Tour Package

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UPDATE: Houston To Welcome Warmer Temperatures Soon

by HPM Digital Team, Associated Press, HPM Staff @ Houston Public Media

Temperatures will remain warmer for the weekend, and Sunday we could be back in the 70s

$610 R/T Washington D.C. to Beirut Plus Others With Qatar Airways’ 48-Hour Sale

$610 R/T Washington D.C. to Beirut Plus Others With Qatar Airways’ 48-Hour Sale

by Fly Team @ Fly.com Travel Blog

Qatar has released a short-lived fare sale offering low fares on some of the most popular destinations around the world. Travelers can take advantage of Qatar Airways' 48-Hour Sale for travel now through the end of February.

Saigon Travel And Services - Travel Agencies - Houston, 77072-2536, TX

Saigon Travel And Services - Travel Agencies - Houston, 77072-2536, TX


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Information about Saigon Travel And Services located in Houston 77072-2536, TX. Business is Travel Agencies.

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Aspen, Colorado or Santa Ana, California $146 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Aspen, Colorado (ASE) or Santa Ana, California (SNA) for $146 with a connection. Flights are mostly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from January to February. Expect prices to fluctuate by +/- $20.

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from Portland, Oregon $156 / San Jose, California $136 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Portland, Oregon (PDX) for $156 or San Jose, California (SJC) for $136 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Turkish Airlines is offering a 15% discount for any domestic or international flight booked through its mobile app between now and Saturday. The discount applies to both economy or business-class flights purchased between January 18 and 20, for travel between January 20 through December 31, 2018. The promotion seems to be part of a push to get …

Cheap Flights: Houston to Frankfurt / Munich / Hamburg $482-$517 r/t – KLM / Air France / Delta

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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Air France and KLM have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Frankfurt, Munich, or Hamburg (FRA/MUC/HAM) starting at $482 with a connection. Flights from January to November. Flight may operate as a Delta codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $434-$484 r/t – United

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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United has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $434-$484, NONSTOP. Flights from mid-January to March, midweek. Flight may operate as a Lufthansa codeshare.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo have this for $434. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $510 / Paris $619 r/t – KLM / Air France

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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KLM and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $510 or Paris (CDG) for $619, NONSTOP. Flights from April to May. Flight may operate as a Delta code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for -$38 less. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

What Impact Does The Winter Storm Shutdown Have On Houston’s Economy?

What Impact Does The Winter Storm Shutdown Have On Houston’s Economy?

by Florian Martin @ Houston Public Media

The icy roads have essentially shut down the city for two days now

Why Did Houston’s Roads Freeze Even After Treatment?

Why Did Houston’s Roads Freeze Even After Treatment?

by Davis Land @ Houston Public Media

Houston roads saw some of the toughest conditions crews are able to treat

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Brussels or Geneva $431-$472 r/t – KLM / Air France / Delta

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

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Air France and KLM have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Brussels (BRU) or Geneva (GVA) starting at $431 with a connection. Flights from January to November. Flight may operate as a Delta codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Note: Be sure to check both "IAH" and "HOU" for availability.

Strength in Numbers

by no author @ Houston CityBook

The opportunities for giving back in our post-Harvey city are great, and Houstonians have been turning up in droves for unique philanthropic events. The Run Houston Strong 5K and 10K, which took place the morning after the Astros clenched the World Series, raised more than $10,000 for Homemade Hope, which supports children and families affected by Harvey. ... Hermann Park’s Urban Green young professional group also celebrated the Astros’ win at its H-Town Throw Down. ... And the annual Backpack Blast sporting clays tournament raised nearly $310,000 for the Houston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program, which facilitates weekend meals for underprivileged kids.

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from Aspen $96 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/17/2018 @ 12:43 PM] Fare expired shortly after posting. If it goes back online, we'll send out another post.

American Airlines has "basic economy" round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Aspen, Colorado (ASE) for $96 with a connection. Flights January to June on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Note: “Basic Economy” fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a personal item (like a small-backpack) is free. Checked bags cost +$25 each-way. Seats are randomly assigned prior to boarding. If you have an AAdvantage credit-card you can avoid bag fees.

Note: This was available on a "Regular Economy" fare last week for $140.

Full Show: Apartment Rents, And Redefining Racial Categories (Jan. 18, 2018)

by Abner Fletcher @ Houston Public Media

On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about trends in apartment rent in Houston. We discuss the changing notions of race in our society. And a new documentary looks at the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Foodie Fun

by no author @ Houston CityBook

A pair of events celebrated great food and wine, beginning with the International Risotto Festival held at the Houston Design Center. Guests strolled about, stopping at chef stations to sample delicious risotto and antipasti. This year, proceeds from the event benefited Casa de Esperanza. And at the 10th annual Iron Sommelier wine-tasting event, benefiting the Periwikle Foundation and held at the Houstonian, some of the city’s top sommeliers prepared fun and informative presentations of wine for guests. Caracol’s Andres Blanco took home the winning title. Cheers!

Cheap Flights: Houston to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam $548 r/t – JAL / AA

Cheap Flights: Houston to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam $548 r/t – JAL / AA


Escape Houston

JAL and American Airlines have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam (SGN) for $548, with two connections.

One Farrer Hotel? Comments?

by protagonist @ FlyerTalk Forums

It is deeply discounted on the days I am traveling. $132/night....about $156/night including taxes and fees, nonrefundable. Is it worth it? Is it truly a nice luxury hotel as described? Seems very reasonable. It is in Little India. ...

Cheap Flights: Houston to Sydney $825 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD) for $825 with a connection. Flights February to June. Holiday blackouts apply. An Australian ETA (a visa) is required.

Note: Be sure to pay attention to the time/date change during travel.

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Report: Texas Is Fourth State With Most Illegal Massage Businesses In The United States

by Al Ortiz @ Houston Public Media

Almost half of them are located in Houston, according to research from the group Polaris

The Best Thing in Texas: Shea Serrano Fans Are Sending a Whole Bunch of Copies of His Basketball Book to Soldiers Deployed Overseas

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

The generous spirit of the Houston-based writer—and his online army of fans—continues to impress.

The post The Best Thing in Texas: Shea Serrano Fans Are Sending a Whole Bunch of Copies of His Basketball Book to Soldiers Deployed Overseas appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Saigon House

Saigon House


Visit Houston

Contemporary yet casual, Saigon House is a new Vietnamese café with a fusion twist located in Houston’s booming Midtown neighborhood. For convenience, there are a variety of made-to-order options for guests on the run including freshly pressed juices, smoothies and slushies and iced Vietnamese coffee. Additionally, counter service of made-to-order spring rolls and banh mi’s will be available. The full menu draws inspiration from traditional Vietnamese cooking with a blend of creativity. Traditional vermicelli and lomein bowls are kicked up a notch with the addition of seasonal vegetables and a more local nod to protein selection. Try the Shaken Tofu, a crispy battered tofu tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce, served atop rice and fresh spinach. After guests enjoy a meal, it’s just a short walk outside for the Main Street light rail and just a short stroll from the new Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Saigon House is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Orange County vs. Houston: Two Vietnamese-Food Meccas In America. Two Very Different Menus. - Food Republic

Orange County vs. Houston: Two Vietnamese-Food Meccas In America. Two Very Different Menus. - Food Republic


Food Republic

Of all the places to find good Vietnamese food across the United States, two particular hotbeds stand out — Houston, Texas, and the wide swath of Orange Co

Case Keenum and Nick Foles: The Texas Quarterback Face-off

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

The University of Houston legend has come into his own. His biggest challenge is that Nick Foles may have too.

The post Case Keenum and Nick Foles: The Texas Quarterback Face-off appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $558 r/t – KLM

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/22/2017 @ 6:46 AM] Deal has been replaced by a better deal. Post updated in a newer post (linked).

KLM has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $558 with a connection. Flights from late-March to April. Flight may operate as a Delta/Air France codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Note: We've seen cheaper deals to Amsterdam recently, but this is a very good price for NONSTOP flights which normally cost about $1100.

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

Turner Warns Feds, State Endangering Houston With Harvey Aid Delays

Turner Warns Feds, State Endangering Houston With Harvey Aid Delays

by Andrew Schneider @ Houston Public Media

Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city could face a fresh disaster from spring floods if Congress and Governor Abbott don’t get emergency funding to the city soon

Democratic Candidate For Governor Lupe Valdez Calls For Increased Minimum Wage, Is Open To A Tax Increase

by Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

Valdez spelled out some policy positions and avoided criticizing one of her main competitors for the nomination, Houston businessman Andrew White

Cheap Flights: Houston to Hong Kong $494 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/12/2018 @ 5:14 PM] Old post clean-up. Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $494 with a connection. Flights January to February.

Saigon Pagolac: A Houston, TX Restaurant.

Saigon Pagolac: A Houston, TX Restaurant.


Thrillist

Saigon Pagolac: A Houston, TX Restaurant.

Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

David Chang, the man behind Momofuku and subject of the first season of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zero’s Mind of a Chef, is back on screens. Ready for his new show, Ugly Delicious? Premiering on February 23, the eight-episode series follows Chang as he travels, eats and hangs out with notable food personalities like Jessica Koslow, […]

The post Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious appeared first on Food Republic.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Auckland $994 r/t – Air New Zealand

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/12/2018 @ 5:14 PM] Old post clean-up. Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

Air New Zealand has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Auckland (AKL) for $994 NONSTOP. Flights from January to March.

Film Buffs

by no author @ Houston CityBook

Movie and culture aficionados celebrated Houston creatives at the 9th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival, a five-day marathon of screenings and performances, beginning with opening-night festivities at the MFAH and the Rice Cinema. The latter featured a panel discussion with Bun B and a rap battle between Houston’s Scotty Raps and Liven Learn. The fest also included the NASA-endorsed CineSpace short-film competition, which was judged by Richard Linklater, and a performance-laden event at White Oak Music Hall. Houston artists performed renditions of hit songs from Singin’ in the Rain as a tribute to the city’s rainy fall.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Oslo / Copenhagen / Brussels / Zurich / Helsinki $476-$611 r/t – SkyTeam

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/02/2018 @ 4:13 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list. If it comes back in the next day we'll update this post with the details.

Delta, KLM, and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Oslo, Copenhagen, Brussels, Zurich, or Helsinki (OSL/CPH/BRU/ZRH/HEL) for $476-$611 with a connection. Flights from April to May, but the cheapest flights are only in May. Flight may operate as a SkyTeam code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for a little less. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Note: Avoid any Air France "JOON" fares by booking on KLM.

10 Things No One Tells You About... Houston

10 Things No One Tells You About... Houston


The Points Guy

Here are 10 things you need to know to experience the Bayou City like a local.

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Housing Development At Houston Superfund Site Moving Forward

Housing Development At Houston Superfund Site Moving Forward

by Travis Bubenik @ Houston Public Media

The EPA is putting new resources into encouraging redevelopment of Superfund sites across the U.S.

One Farrer Hotel? Comments?

by protagonist @ FlyerTalk Forums

It is deeply discounted on the days I am traveling. $132/night....about $156/night including taxes and fees, nonrefundable. Is it worth it? Is it truly a nice luxury hotel as described? Seems very reasonable. It is in Little India. ...

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

American Airlines Will Award Passengers Miles for Enduring the Inconveniences Of Air Travel

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

The company’s ”iSolve” system will allow flight attendants to deliver miles to inconvenienced customers before the plane even lands.

The post American Airlines Will Award Passengers Miles for Enduring the Inconveniences Of Air Travel appeared first on Texas Monthly.

The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

After a Pegasus Airlines 737 nearly fell into the sea in Turkey last Saturday, engineers have started the process of recovering the damaged aircraft. Pegasus flight 8622 was traveling from Ankara (ESB) to Trabzon (TZX) when upon landing, the plane skidded off the runway and found itself hanging off the side of cliff — just …

Five Finds: Design, Style, and Travel Highlights

by Lauren Smith Ford @ Texas Monthly

A designer's Victorian renovation project in Taylor and a secret room at Hotel Emma make our debut list of best discoveries across the state.

The post Five Finds: Design, Style, and Travel Highlights appeared first on Texas Monthly.

4 Airline Fees That Are Worth the Cost

4 Airline Fees That Are Worth the Cost

by Guest Post @ Fly.com Travel Blog

As the holiday season approaches, airlines will have to prepare for an influx of travelers looking to fly long distances to meet up with loved ones and enjoy the festivities together. Whether you’ve booked an hour-long flight to avoid the highway traffic or you’re visiting relatives from across the globe, there are some features that are completely worth the cost and will save you a lot of trouble in your travels.

$669-$677 — Dallas & Houston to Ho Chi Minh City (R/T)

$669-$677 — Dallas & Houston to Ho Chi Minh City (R/T)


Fly.com Travel Blog

Explore Vietnam in late summer or fall and save $400. Flights are on United Airlines.

Bush And Turner Criticize Congress For Delay In Approving Harvey Relief Package

by Al Ortiz @ Houston Public Media

The Land Commissioner and the Mayor testified before the Texas House Urban Affairs Committee during a hearing that was held in Houston

Lunch Bunch

by no author @ Houston CityBook

The inaugural Women of Substance luncheon honored a dozen local ladies for their philanthropic contributions, and raised $400,000 for the Mission of Yahweh shelter. ... Meanwhile, supporters of the Houston Botanic Garden also raised nearly $500,000 at the organization’s lunch. ... A sold-out event benefiting Houston’s Ronald McDonald House thanked Southwest Airlines for its support. ... The second annual Power of Literacy luncheon, hosted by the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Ladies for Literacy Guild, celebrated the unveiling of the 30-foot Curiosity Cruiser mobile library. ... Finally, Rob Lowe was the ballyhooed keynote speaker at the Council on Recovery’s fall lunch, which raised $520,000.

Austin And Dallas On Short List For Second Amazon Headquarters, Houston Did Not Make The Cut

by Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune, Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

Houston is out, while Austin and Dallas are among 20 North American cities being considered for a second headquarters for Amazon, the online retailing giant announced Thursday morning

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