Plus a round-up of how the world rang in the New Year and offbeat travel ideas.
Seoul has some seriously quirky coffee shops (Hello Kitties, cats and more). – NY Times
Big fireworks from the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai—the highest in the world and home to the Armani Hotel. – YouTube
Those weren’t the only pyrotechnic displays: here’s a round-up of New Year’s celebrations around the world. – Telegraph
Looking for out-of-ordinary this year? “12 Offbeat Travel Ideas for 2013”. – Gadling
Snowboarding through Montreal counts as offbeat. But that might be best left to Seb Toots and other professionals. – Vimeo
To help you keep those travel resolutions, some pro tips. – CN Traveler
Photo: Jean Chung, The New York Times