The hand-written sign leaning against the old stone wall that protects Norfolk Island’s historic former Legislative Assembly building declares: “Norfolk Island under siege!!!” Beside it, another four signs have similarly defiant messages, and under the arched entrance to the parliament’s grounds, is an invitation to “come in for a cuppa and find out why”. It’s
You don’t have to be of Chinese ancestry or origin to enjoy Chinese New Year. This year the holiday runs from February 5th through the 19th, and you will find festivities across Chinese communities in Asia and the United States. Below we give you several hotels that are offering ways to be in the middle of
The feat comes amid a fractious national debate about gender restrictions, religion and the limits of the law in India that has flared into deadly street violence. Dhanya Sanal reached the summit of the 1,868 meter-high (6,128 feet) Agasthyakoodam in southern Kerala state on Tuesday, following the High Court ruling in November. Local people belonging
Is Europe on your wish list for 2016? Lonely Planet’s travel experts have combed the continent to create the ultimate selection of European destinations to see this year. This year, the Peloponnese in Greece tops the list. Travellers to Greece tend to flock to the myriad islands or marvel at the iconic Acropolis, but despite
(CNN) — Louisville visitors will fly “like a butterfly” after the city renames its airport after hometown great Muhammad Ali. After Wednesday’s vote on a recommendation by a working group that studied renaming for more than a year, the city announced the airport will become the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, instead of Louisville International
The Maldives may be one of the most Instagram-worthy locations © Food Travel Stockforlife / Shutterstock While most people slow down for the festive season, our merry band of bloggers, photographers and videographers have been going on even more epic adventures. December sees us basking in the natural beauty of Norway and the Maldives, taking
The fat lady is still singing. For a century and a half since she first rose, majestic, from her foundations, the great domed circumference of the Palais Garnier has been the centre of the Parisian stage. No fewer than seven boulevards and avenues converge on the Place de l’Opéra and the house itself is still
On Wednesday, a group of 37 researchers from 16 countries released a report published in The Lancet medical journal that offers the framework for a diet that encourages increased health outcomes for the world’s population while promoting sustainable food systems that, they argue, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the effort to combat climate change.
Many people nearing retirement and craving warmth think of Florida. Yet some destinations offer even more idyllic weather — if you’re willing to look beyond the U.S.
Adam Richman travels to London in search of the city’s secret eats. First, he must convince a detective agency to take on his case in order to get into a secret speakeasy restaurant. Then, he must dance for his dessert when he orders a secret menu sundae at a Soho diner. Later, Richman searches for
(CNN) — It may look like the surface of the moon, but the phenomenon captured in the video above is a little closer to Earth. A huge, spinning disc of ice — roughly 100 yards in diameter — has formed in the freezing waters of the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. A Westbrook city official
There is nothing more likely to put you off your breakfast than waltzing into the ship’s self-service early one morning to see three crew dressed head to toe in protective clothing swabbing tables, chairs and carpets. No one would tell me what had happened but I had a good idea. Norovirus. Whisper the word, because
Ashford Castle knows how to make a good first impression. It has had years of practice, after all. Dating back to 1228, and once home to the Guinness Family (yes, that Guinness), the 800-year-old castle is steeped in Irish history. Bird’s-eye view of Ashford Castle — Photo courtesy of Ashford Castle Located less than an
Flying Dog Hop Chronic IPAFlying Dog Hop Chronic IPA If there is one particular facet of the cannabis industry that is on the verge of exploding onto the scene and causing a raucous so massive that high timers soon forget that weed can be smoked, it’s the uprising of marijuana-infused beverages. Nearly every major alcohol
Author John Vlahides visits unspoiled Kangaroo Island to see some of Australia’s most iconic animals in their natural habitats. Visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia for more information about Australia.
(CNN) — Looking for a dose of instant sunshine to help you through the winter? This latest deal out of Italy could be just the warm jolt of vitamin D you need. As of right now, you can buy a house on southern Italy’s beautiful island of Sicily for less than the cost of an
British travellers in Kenya should remain vigilant in the wake of an Islamic terrorist attack on a luxury hotel complex that left at least 14 dead, the UK Foreign Office (FCO) has warned. Around 100,000 Britons every year visit the east African country popular for its Big Five safari and Indian Ocean beaches, but its
While the Caribbean was hard hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, much of the region was spared from damage. And many impacted islands have reopened for business and are eager for travelers to return. To help shed light on this slice of tropical paradise, 10Best is asking our readers to help us name
Little Alley Steak BuckheadDavid Danzig Atlanta expects to host 150,000 visitors for this year’s Super Bowl at Mercedes Benz Stadium and our fair city is ready to deliver on southern hospitality. The central hub surrounding the stadium is Centennial Olympic Park –an outdoor nod to our past as host city for the 1996 Olympic Games.
While the building’s spires don’t reach the heights of St. Peter’s 450-foot-high dome, the Pope’s new neighbors hope their temple will also become a place of pilgrimage for spiritual seekers. Elder Ronald Rasband, one of 12 men known as Apostles who govern the Mormon Church, says the choice of Rome is based on its history