The FlowRider on the Freedom of the Seas

When it goes to sea in May of 2006, Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship in the world. It will serve 3,800 (yes, 3,800) guests and an unknown number of staff to run it. Like RC's other new ships, the Freedom will have a rock climbing wall, an ice skating rink, a spa, shops, and several restaurants. But it …

Smart Travelling

Based in a travel boutique down an alleyway in Berlin's Mitte district, Smart Travelling is a web-based service that provides members with info about 24 European cities. Following a "less is more approach," listings must be unusual and meet criteria for originality. Users can search for entries by what type of vacation (e.g. "Stylish/Stage" or "Authentic/Local") they want and whether they're travelling for business, as …

OZOcar

Yesterday we read about OZOcar over at Charles and Marie and loved the idea so we decided to give them a shot for this morning's trip to the airport (en route to Seattle). With a fleet of 30 hybrid vehicles, OZOcar is New York's first eco-luxury car service. We were picked up in a clean and comfy Prius by a polite, professional driver. In addition …