(CNN) — Four kilometers off the Dubai coastline lies Europe. Or a version of it, at least. Comprising six man-made islands styled after a mix of European countries and cities, when completed this $5 billion megaproject will be able to accommodate 16,000 tourists in the height of travel luxury. In this Europe the sun nearly
Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel… this month, James Kay reflects on tourists behaving badly in the Antipodes © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet Wombats. Wonderful creatures. I saw one once on the Overland Track, Tasmania. We were putting up our tent when it shuffled out of the undergrowth, unperturbed by our presence, as
Bath is aiming to become the only double-listed World Heritage Site in the UK. The nomination for the new listing, which is being submitted to Unesco at the end of January, is seeking recognition of Bath’s status as one of the leading historic spa towns in Europe. Bath’s existing World Heritage Site inscription, which has
On the eve of the second month of the partial shutdown of the federal government, agents of the Transportation Security Administration appear to be getting fed up. Some 10 percent called out sick yesterday. A sign leads travelers to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check-point at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on
(CNN) — Blue Monday, the day reputed to be the most depressing of the year for those in the Northern Hemisphere, is here once again. This year, January 21 is supposedly a perfect storm of cruddy weather, mounting debt, post-holiday fatigue, back-to-work ennui and failed New Year’s resolutions. And while the “science” behind Blue Monday
The Transportation Security Administration has been calling in officers that usually help with staffing shortages during natural disasters to compensate for a rise in the absences of airport screeners, who have been working without regular pay since the partial government shutdown began more than four weeks ago.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded in freezing conditions for 16 hours after their plane diverted to sub-Arctic Canada due to a medical emergency and then suffered a mechanical issue. United Airlines Flight UA179 took off from New York on Saturday afternoon bound for Hong Kong but was forced to turn back above Greenland and land
AWFJ members Marina Antunes and Jennifer Merin present EDA Awards to filmmakers Rama Rau and Sophie Dupuis at the Whistler Film Festival — Photo courtesy of Whistler Film Festival “For devotees of travel and movies, film festivals are ideal destinations,” says Jennifer Merin, President, Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ). “You get to watch films
Mega-retailer Total Wine & More made its case against Tennessee retail associations and laws as it desires to open stores within the state. Tennessee currently has a residency requirement for operators owning retail stores that mandate that they have lived in the state for at least 10 years. Total’s attorneys challenged that notion, along with
(CNN) — The words “cruise holiday” and “rock star” don’t usually go together. Unless you’re talking about Virgin Voyages’ first ship, the adults-only Scarlet Lady, which will depart Miami for the Caribbean in 2020. The Richard Branson-backed cruise line has just released renderings of the ship’s 78 luxury “RockStar Suites,” which will be located on
(CNN) — On the surface, the Hindu festival of Thaipusam might seem like any other thanksgiving or new year event. Celebrated during the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February), which is January 21 this year, it’s a time to ask Lord Murugan, son of Lord Shiva, for forgiveness, good health and peace
In our New Year coverage, we gazed into our crystal ball and delivered predictions about where and how we will all be travelling in 2019. We’d now like to hear what trips you have up your sleeves. Where will you be heading in the next 12 months – whether near or far – and why?
Samantha in SeoulPlaces to Love People love to eat and drink well when they travel. That’s a fact. But what transforms a meal into an unforgettable experience is so much more than just gobbling down a delicious dish. In the second season of her PBS series, “Places to Love,” Samantha Brown travels to 27 destinations
(CNN) — The partial US government shutdown raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. Here’s where things stand on travel: Many national parks open but with limited facilities Although National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government shutdowns,
As the partial government shutdown slogs on, the Transportation Security Administration says an increasing number of its officers—who aren’t being paid during the furlough – are facing financial difficulties, with some not showing up for work.
Chef Michael Voltaggio prepares and presents his meal for the group dinner in Arizona, whose guests include people from all sides of the U.S-Mexico immigration conflict. “Breaking Borders” – U.S-Mexico – premieres Sunday, April 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Travel Channel.
Why are tunnels so much more exciting than corridors? They fulfil similar functions, moving people from one place to another. But while a corridor belongs to the prosaic world of the everyday, a tunnel resides in the imagination. It is dark, subterranean, secret, redolent with possibilities such as treasure. I blame Enid Blyton. Every one
Property From The Collection Formed By King William II Of The Netherlands And Anna PavlovnaSir Peter Paul RubensNUDE STUDY OF A YOUNG MAN WITH RAISED ARMSBlack chalk, heightened with white; the two right corners cut; bears inscription in brown ink, on made up lower right corner: Rubens491 by 315 mm; 19 3/8 by 12 3/8