The New Standard of Hotels

Making travel arrangements online is both convenient and a nightmare. In recent years, hotels have taken to social media to show off what makes them unique.

Many guests flock to the oceanfront rooms and gorgeous sunset views. Others rely on having top notch restaurants to bring in the bacon, like our featured hotel below.

If that’s not enough to sell a room, hotel chains like The Standard create an entirely unique (and somewhat scandalous) culture for their guests.

Thompson Hotels understand that the way to a guest’s heart is through their stomachs. According to its website, Thompson reflects the locales in the culinary realm, as well—with fresh, locally-sourced talents, select house-made ingredients and local artisinal finds.

Who Is Making Money Off Your Luggage?

What do pennies, bobbi pins, and luggage have in common? You often don’t know where they’ve been, how they got there, and what to do with them once you find them laying around.

That’s where the Unclaimed Baggage Center (UBC) steps in. After each airline goes through a 3-month long extensive process to return lost luggage to its rightful owners, the rest of the items are sold to the UBC so that you and your friends can plan weekend shopping trips to check out the goods.

According to the company’s Instagram, UBC partners with Lions Club International to provide over 40,000 pairs of glasses and sunglasses to individuals in the US and abroad.

Now that’s as cool as an unclaimed pair of D&G shades.

We're now in the New York Times! Check out our article! #unclaimedbaggage #nytimes #newyorktimes

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Ice Ice Baby

As winter in the U.S. is hopefully coming to an end, gooi agents look forward to the dry ground and warmer temps. But the beauty in this video has us rethinking how we view all that ice outside.

The “Big Dumb Ice Cream Stand”

One look at Travel Channel’s Instagram feed will have you planning your next vacation. But among the dreamy photos, this small non-dairy ice cream shack caught our eye.

Upon closer review, it turns out this shack is actually quite famous in Maui, and undeniably gooi.

When you Google search them, you learn their tagline is “Coconut Glen’s Big Dumb Ice Cream Stand,” and we’ll admit right now they’ve cracked the code on gooi marketing.

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One look at their website gives you a complete snapshot of the shop’s personality. All the text rhymes, the photos are adorable, and its customer reviews are outstanding. Take a look for yourself!
 

India Gate

This gooi photo of the India Gate in Delhi took our breath away, making this popular Instagram account today’s #SomeoneYouShouldFollow. We hope you enjoy it too and follow indiapictures for more beautiful photos.

History

According to delhitourism.gov.in, India Gate stands 42 m high at the center of New Delhi, featuring an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.

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Visit Deutschland Without Leaving the Office

Our favorite Dutch Instagrammer @Croyable is definitely someone you should follow!

Had a much needed break from the computer, decided to finally visit this place in #kinderdijk.

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Can You Foodstagram Like This?

This week’s “Someone You Should Follow” Instagrammer is the talented Ida Skivenes. We love her gooi elephant food-art pictured below!

The Elephant on the Plate (for @foreldreogbarn magazine) #waffle #yoghurt #strawberries #foodart #breakfast

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You Wish Your Instagram Was This Cool

Are you up on the current Instagram statistics?

200 Million Monthly Active Users
20 Billion Photos Shared in total
1.6 Billion Likes and 60 Million Photos shared every day

Worldwide, Instagram is being embraced by users, brands, and popular talented users who are hired by brands to promote their products. Check out one of our favorite Instagrammers below!

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