Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel… this month, James Kay travels to the parallel universe of the theme park © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet It’s a special week for the 177,000-odd people in England and Wales, and many more around the world, who define their religion as Jedi: Friday is Star Wars Day
Heading into the May Bank Holiday weekend without any plans? This is why you should consider a last-minute jaunt to Suffolk. Suffolk – you mean the county that time forgot? That’s the one. Pootling along its sleepy lanes, you almost expect to bump into a group of land girls or encounter Chitty Chitty Bang Bang coming
The best ribs on Beale Street can be found at Blues City Cafe — Photo courtesy of Rory Doyle Considered “The Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Memphis has been making music history for two centuries. Elvis called the city home, and legends like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Mavis Staples provided the soundtrack. But there’s
Don’t pay too much for good rosé. Michelle Williams Rosé season has officially begun. No longer just porch pounders, rosé is a serious class of wine—thoughtful yet fun. With so many quality choices on the market, there is no reason to get stuck in a pink rut, drink bad rosé, or pay too much. Now
(CNN) — Three hospitals. Four rehab centers and nursing homes. And 24/7 private home care in between. That was my widowed mother’s life — and by extension my life — in 2018 and spilling over into this year. When a family member has an extended illness, there really aren’t enough hours in the day for
Previous Airbnb screen showing insets of hosts. Yamil Lage | AFP | Getty Images The note taped to the TV in the Airbnb rental in what turned out to be a questionable apartment building in a sketchy neighborhood in New York City was the first clue. “It said, ‘Anyone ask, you say you friend of
After traveling for some years now, I realized that several people overlook the trivial yet important things associated with travel. Not because we don’t think about it, but because we are busy with larger things like getting the visa, making plans, etc. Here are 24 tips that I learnt while traveling to domestic and international
Some of these local customs may strike outsiders as downright weird. But learning a bit of cultural etiquette, important phrases, and the absolute no-no’s of any country you visit can save you not only embarrassment but also time and money! We want you to venture overseas feeling as relaxed and confident as possible. Before you
Andrew Zimmern travels south to Oaxaca, Mexico, for tastes and traditions thousands of generations old. From winged ants and grilled intestines to grasshoppers and dried beef hearts, Zimmern eats a path through Mexico’s culinary capital.
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We travel to Finland to compete in one of the world’s wackiest competitions – the Wife Carrying World Championships! Only one problem – we don’t have wives… but we have an idea! Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1lisBhY Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/VGIlPq Big thanks to everyone who helped us out! Nelli Immonen and Anni Kortelainen for agreeing
Watch more from Bangkok food tour: https://youtu.be/V3JiWEX81hU Best of Bangkok food tour with The Hungry Tourist: https://www.instagram.com/the.hungry.tourist/ Thank you to Chef Ton of Le Du: https://www.instagram.com/cheftonn/ Le Du is one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and a Michelin Star restaurant in Bangkok by the talented Chef Ton. I’ve been friend’s with Chef Ton for a
It’s a scene fit for an emperor. Hovering more than a dozen storeys above the ground, a violinist plays as kimono-clad staff serve up some five-star treats: matcha cream puffs, caviar, aromatic teas and free-flowing Dom Perignon. But perhaps most regal of all are the views: never mind the elegant decor with its handwoven ceiling
Jazz Fest is second only to Mardi Gras among celebrations in New Orleans David Hochman The 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opened this weekend with some extra rouler in les bon temps. Launched in 1970 with just 300 people in attendance, Jazz Fest (that’s what everybody calls it) is now second only
Author John Vlahides visits remote Bruny Island, which boasts beautiful beaches, some great hiking and a handful of artisanal food makers. Visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/tasmania for more information about Tasmania.
The Solent lapped the little beach, scrunching the shells, smoothing the pale sand, soothing the mind. A few people wandered down the far end, past Queen Victoria’s bathing machine. But they disappeared from view as I leant back into the blue-tiled alcove (where Victoria liked to sketch). Thus shielded, I had privacy as I gazed
Innit Innit Sometimes meal planning can feel like an annoying chore. However, personalized recipes can help streamline the entire food shopping process. Kevin Brown, the CEO and co-founder of Innit, shared how the platform is helping people eat and live better by simplifying the cooking experience. Innit is a smart kitchen platform and recently released
American Airlines reported its first quarter earnings Friday before the market open as the industry copes with the ongoing grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jets.
If you’ve booked a trip to Fiji, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. You might think you’ve entered paradise, as the turquoise waters, towering palm trees, and the friendliest people on Earth surround you with peace and tranquility. Fiji is one of the most popular and budget-friendly Pacific islands to visit (check out the affordable accommodation
Butterbeer! Magic wands! Thrill rides! Here’s how to squeeze the most fun out of your day with Harry and his friends. Like all great theme parks, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando, makes a lot more sense after you have visited. Needless to say, that can post a challenge for first-timers.