You know you’ve fallen hard for a city when you start checking out house prices before you even get home. I’m looking up the cost of two-bed flats online within five hours of arriving in Rotterdam – a record even by my fickle standards. A quick search does nothing to dampen my burgeoning passion for the
Hong Kong (CNN) — After nine years of construction and a staggering $20 billion price tag, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, AKA the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, is finally open. The 55-kilometer bridge comprises a Hong Kong Link Road (12 kilometers), a Main Bridge (29.6 kilometers) and a Zhuhai Link Road (13.4 kilometers). It connects the
Futurist Richard Watson correctly predicted the global financial crash and knew that we would one day pay for things with our mobile phones. He also forecasted the emergence of drone-delivered pizzas and the dawning of ‘bug burgers’ (yes, they both exist). Which got us thinking: what does he think the future holds for our holidays?
About Lydia Schrandt Lydia, Senior Photo Editor and Readers’ Choice Production Manager for USA TODAY 10Best, has traveled to more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia and North and South America, and has lived in Albuquerque, Galveston, Austin, Thailand, Korea, China, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and now Houston. When she’s not at her computer
The City of Lights: it’s the place to stroll down boulevards, gaze at world-famous art and eat like a king – but where should you bed down when it’s time for lights out? As the capital city of the world’s most-visited country, the choice of where to stay in Paris is mindboggling, with thousands of
(CNN) — The photographer whose photo of an engagement in Yosemite National Park sparked a viral search, says he’s found the mystery couple. Matthew Dippel was getting ready to take a picture of a friend at Yosemite’s Taft Point earlier this month, when he saw a man get on one knee to propose to a
Indonesian transportation and safety officials are searching for voice and data recorders and other clues to determine the cause in the crash of Lion Air’s brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet, the first accident of its kind for the variant of the top-selling plane.
Sam’s Club logo on a Sam’s Club in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Sam’s Club plans to open a cashierless store in Dallas with smart shopping lists, augmented reality and other features. The new store, renamed Sam’s Club Now, will require shoppers to use a mobile app to make purchases and check out. However, the
Chris Rylance wins £250 for his account of meeting Queen Sofia at an historic Spanish hotel What do you do when you unexpectedly brush shoulders with a queen? On our motoring tour of northern Spain and Portugal, my wife Bridget and I were staying for two nights in the magnificent Parador in Santiago de Compostela
Fil’ia restaurant at Baha Mar.Baha Mar The second annual Taste of sbe is in full swing. Known for restaurant brands such as Katsuya, Umami Burger, Cleo and The Bazaar; nightlife spots such as Hyde, Skybar and Doheny Room; and hotels such as The Redbury, SLS Hotels, Delano and the Mondrian, lifestyle hospitality company sbe is
The crash of an Indonesian passenger plane shortly after take-off from Jakarta Airport, with the loss of 189 lives, has focused attention once again on aviation safety. Relative to some previous years, 2018 has already seen a significant number of accidents. In May, 112 people died when a domestic flight crashed shortly after take-off from
(CNN) — This year, thousands of domestic and international rugby fans will descend on friendly and laid-back Sapporo, Japan, one of the 2019 World Cup host cities. Visitors could be forgiven for thinking that the main draw in between matches would be the city’s iconic beer museum which tells the story of local brewing since
Heading over to Macau on the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge proved to be the least crowded excursion I’ve ever done in Hong Kong Occasionally, as the bridge curved, you could just glimpse what looked like a giant millipede stepping across the water in the foggy distance. Last Wednesday, the world’s longest sea-crossing opened for business
Berkeley, once affectionately referred to as Bezerkeley, has grown up. The city has balanced its counterculture roots with culture – and serious art and music abound. Much of this sophistication, though, is being led by the culinary scene. Alice Waters’ game-changing Chez Panisse has now been around long enough to produce new generations of chefs
With a population of only 300,000, Iceland can feel like the most isolated place on earth, yet its capital Reykjavik, is only a three-hour flight from London and just under six from New York. Reykjavik is relaxed and welcoming, yet possesses a cultural life that holds its own against other European capitals. Most buildings are
“No Spoon. No Bowl. No Mess. No BS.” That is the tagline for the most recent attempt to reinvigorate an American breakfast staple. Breakfast cereal has been around for over 150 years. In that time, it has taken on every color of the rainbow. It has come in outlandish flavors like s’mores and chocolate chip cookie. However,
Shares of Southwest Airlines plunged more than 7 percent in premarket trading on Thursday after the Dallas-based airline warned investors that its costs are starting to go up, even though its had record third-quarter profit that topped Wall Street’s expectations.