Month: October 2019

Desperate to escape the gloom of November and/or the doom of electioneering far behind? An island-off-an-island is always a wise plan. Warmth lingers long into the year in the southern Mediterranean, so you might contemplate Gozo, Malta’s smaller sibling and one-sixth scale model. Or even the fascinating fortress island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony
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Wine Empowered, a non-profit wine education program for women and minorities, opens to applications … [+] in December 2019. Wine Empowered Wine Empowered, a new non-profit wine education program designed for women and minorities in the hospitality industry, opens to applications in December 2019. The inaugural course will kick off in early 2020, populated by
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Once upon a time, Peter Luger Steak House was one of New York’s most iconic luxury restaurants. Celebrated for its legendary steaks and classic wood-paneled interior, Peter Luger was a symbol of the city’s delicious extravagance. But after The New York Times published a zero-star review Tuesday, shamelessly dragging the restaurant’s name through the dirt,
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Halloween is a celebration of all things spooky, and in the United States, it’s surrounded by a few odd traditions like trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. Here are a few interesting facts about how some of today’s practices got started as well as other fun tidbits about the unique holiday. 1. “Jack o’lantern” comes from the
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(CNN) — Despite being little more than a century old, aviation has inspired some pretty impressive museums. From the Wright Brothers to supersonic travel, there are no shortage of opportunities for aviation enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the epic wonder of flight and its fascinating history. Yet only a relatively small part of these museums
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On the day that Ryanair launches one of its shortest-ever routes, The Independent can reveal the quickest and the longest links operated by Europe’s biggest budget airlines. The Irish airline has started flying from Paphos in Cyprus to Beirut, its first venture to Lebanon. The distance is just 183 miles, a hop of barely half
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Considering its size, influence and historical importance, Yokohama is often unfairly overlooked by visitors streaming to Japan’s capital next door. But the country’s second biggest city deserves recognition in its own right. Today’s vibrant and cosmopolitan hub was just a small fishing village when Japan first opened its doors to foreign trade in 1859 and
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