Our favorite latte art photo on Instagram is taken in San Francisco at Elite Audio Coffee Bar by Teresa Barajas. We loved it so much we even wanted it to be one of our screenshots in the iTunes App Store. Thanks Teresa for letting us show your adorable kitty latte photo!
Elite Audio Coffee Bar serves locally-roasted coffee and artisan pastries. Savor an espresso beverage created by our skilled baristas while listening to the beats of the day. It’s a great place to grab a cup of coffee on your way to work or for a quick chat with a friend.
Have you seen a cute/fun/impressive latte art photo on Instagram? Leave the Instagram handle or photo link in a comment below and we’ll maybe feature it on our blog and in the Jetpac City Guides app!
"Reacting to the news about an app that can supposedly gauge a place’s happiness by how much its residents smile on social media, Willie Geist, Al Roker and guest anchor Jenna Bush Hager debate whether people are actually happy in those photos. Making their cases, Jenna and Al demonstrate their dazzling fake smiles.” - The Today Show
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Great Scott! We’ve done it!
We’ve discovered alchemy of photos! We’ve created a new type of City Guide. It’s called Jetpac City Guide! And it’s on your iPhone of course!
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Finding the Happiest City in America required us to do image processing on over 100 million Instagram photos to count and size the smiles on people’s faces from around the USA. From counting those pixels, we were able to come up with a single Smile Score for each city.
(Photo credit: Kaylee Nelson / Lindsey Riley)
You’ve all traveled around the world and know how good it feels to be welcomed in a new city by friendly faces. Well, it turns out, of all the cities in America, St. Louis smiles the most and the biggest. That news is exciting enough to turn the famous Gateway Arch frown upside down. Kansas City is #2 with lots of people smiling broadly and often, so here’s to the happy people of Missouri. What is their secret?
This data is a breakthrough in happiness research. Before today, all the measures of happiness were indirect. People answered census questions, or twitter messages were checked for words that might indicate positive or negative sentiment. Smiles from millions of people in millions of photos are the truest measure we have of happiness. It certainly helps to work out where to go to see a friendly face.
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Here is the full list of the Happiest Cities in America:
Work hard, play hard – we did both on one recent epic Hackaway trip to Vegas.
(Photos: Dave Fearon)
The Jetpac team has been working day and night the last months to get our new iPhone app ready for launch, and thanks to Flights With Friends who got us a really sweet deal for a penthouse suite, we recently got to pack our bags and move our office to the 61st floor of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas for a few days. Work is not all that bad when you have a butler, room service and a sick view from your desk! And of course we made time to explore the strip, try some of the amazing restaurants and waste some money on the casinos as well.
Wondering what the new iPhone app is all about?
All we’re saying for now is that it is a new form of city guides based on billions of publicly shared Instagram photos and some magical image processing…
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A boutique hotel for bibliophiles? A pool with red tiles? Why not! The Library goes against the grain, turning the standard ideas of a beach hotel upside down. It is certainly one of the most unique hotels in Thailand—set on a beautiful part of the popular Samui island.
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel - Iceland
Set amid Iceland’s spectacular mountainous lava fields, yet only an hour’s drive from vibrant Reykjavik, the sleek Hotel ION is the ideal base for exploring the iconic Icelandic hot springs and mighty glaciers. Designed with respect for its natural surroundings, the country’s only adventure hotel offers 46 elegant rooms, a classy restaurant focused on contemporary Nordic cuisine, a fabulous spa and a Northern lights bar with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the splendid Lake Thingvellir and the Northern Lights during the winter months. The rooms are tastefully furnished with organic materials and appointed with trendy bathrooms and beautiful views.
Hotel Monteverdi - Siena, Italy
Tucked away in the tiny Tuscan village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, the exquisite Hotel Monteverdi offers seven magnificent rooms and suites, each of them uniquely decorated with the finest furnishings, inspiring contemporary works of art and modern conveniences. The result is a gem of a hotel in the heart of Tuscany, where luxury, hospitality and excellence blend masterfully with the breathtaking surroundings, creating a magical holiday experience.
For over thirty years, Jim Power a.k.a. Mosaic Man has been transforming the Lower East Side of Manhattan with mosaics, one lamppost at a time.
Known as the “Land of the Kings,” Rajasthan has a rich history, reflected today through it’s colorful festivals, striking desert landscape, and opulent architecture.
Manoj Sharma fell in love with mountains while in his teens, and over the past 26 years he has led over 200 cultural and trekking trips in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Sri Lanka. He is currently Mountain Travel Sobek’s partner in India.
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Since opening its doors in July 2008, Crocosaurus Cove Darwin has set a new standard of interaction when it comes to the Top End’s most iconic reptiles.
Its inner city location, housing almost 200 crocodiles, including some of the largest Saltwater crocodiles on the planet and its aquarium like underwater viewing of these prehistoric creatures, has proven extremely popular with both locals and tourists alike.
However, it is the Cage of Death, Australia’s only crocodile dive, that has firmly put Crocosaurus Cove on the map.
Thousands of people have been thrilled & terrified by sharing the very environment of 5m + crocodile, while the unique activity has featured in media publications around the world. (Text/photo: Crocosaurus Cove)
Is the Cage of Death on your bucket list?