Hey fellow travellers! Alexx here from Finding Alexx, I’m visiting a new country every week for a year with my route based off the cheapest flight each Tuesday. Crazy? Yes. Epic? Also yes. You can read more about my trip here (link to intro blog), and now here’s what I got up to in week 2.
Launched in 2018, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” a self-guided “Fred Rogers Trail” marks 15 stops throughout Western Pennsylvania. While you can watch the legacy of Mister Fred Rogers on film – with a 2018 documentary and a November 2019 release starring Tom Hanks – why not make a trip to
Nov. 6th, 2019 StayMarquis is one of the Hamptons’ premier luxury home rental companies with a portfolio of nearly 500 properties, ranging from stylish beach bungalows to multi-million-dollar estates, chic farmland getaways and historic homes steps from town. The company lets guests and owners “rent without reservation,” meaning they take care of everything so that you don’t
While it’s now 25 years since the genocide in Rwanda, it is remarkable that this war-torn country should have picked itself up so fast to become one of the most sought-after safari destinations in Africa, and home to some of the continent’s most expensive lodges. The main attraction, to date, has been primates – gorillas,
Halloween has come and gone, and that means the holiday season is just around the corner. In anticipation of what Andy Williams crooned “the most wonderful time of the year,” we’re looking for North America’s best seasonal events – light shows, holiday parades, Christmas markets and festive hotels – and we need your help. Vote
The McBride sisters working the in vineyard. Courtesy of the McBride sisters When asked to describe the current state of black women’s representation in the wine industry, Robin and Andrea McBride know exactly how to respond. The sisters, cofounders and winemakers of the California-based McBride Sisters Wine Collection, immediately point to a wine industry magazine
All of Egypt in just one week? It seemed like an ambitious plan — maybe too ambitious. But, that’s essentially what Lady Egypt Tours promised us on our recent luxury tour of Egypt. While our idea of vagabonding doesn’t usually involve organized tours, we knew that Egypt could prove difficult to explore on our own.
(CNN) — You have an hour to kill before your flight takes off. You’ve already had a snack at a snazzy airport restaurant. Maybe you’ve even considered an express treatment at an airport spa. But the siren’s call of duty-free shopping is too strong. “Sometimes, we stop by the duty-free shop because we think we
Where will our Pathfinders take you this month? © Alexander Ippolitov / Shutterstock From New York’s stunning street art scene to Siberia’s wild winter wonderlands, our Pathfinders have been jet-setting across the globe and have returned with ever more inspiring tales of their adventures. Check out March’s round-up of our favourite blogs, Instagrams and videos.
Bus and train trips, flights, delays in airports and train stations, hostels without TV or much light; the list of situations where a traveler has time to kill is long. That’s right — travel is not always exciting. There will be dull downtimes, and you may not always be able to read a good book,
We visited an olive oil mill in Italy in the southern region of Puglia, a region that alone supplies 40% of Italy’s olive oil production and 12% worldwide. Olive oil is an essential part of the culture here, from food to the picturesque landscape. MORE HOW IT’S MADE CONTENT: How Italian Gorgonzola Cheese Is Made
Oh, Quebec. Je t’aime. Both the province of Quebec — and Quebec City, in particular — will always have a special place in my heart. It was the site of my first-ever international trip in high school, and where my paternal grandmother grew up on a rural farm without electricity many, many decades ago. Funiculaire,
(CNN) — Egg-like ice balls are piled up on a beach in Hailuoto, Finland, delighting people who braved the cold to visit the island. “This was [an] amazing phenomenon, [I’ve]never seen before,” Tarja Terentjeff told CNN.”The whole beach was full of these ice balls.” Hailuoto is in the Gulf of Bothnia, which separates Finland and
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: Saturday is Star Wars Day
Over ten years ago, I quit a great job to live and travel abroad. People told me I was crazy, and a few tried to persuade me not to do it. Given that a decade has since passed and my life is going pretty well, I think I’m qualified to say that those people who
A merchant displaying signs showing that it accepts Alipay and WeChat pay. Shiho Fukada | Bloomberg | Getty Images If you’ve ever been on a trip to China, you’ll know that paying for things can be very difficult if you’re a tourist. WeChat Pay and Alipay are two of the most popular mobile payment methods
With its elegant galleries, fabulous shopping, budding coffee scene, energetic nightlife and impressive historical riches, Málaga is the fun-loving Andalucian city everyone is talking about. And it has plenty of accommodation picks for those seeking a comfortable, characterful and super-central yet wallet-friendly stay. Spurred on by the flourishing local arts renaissance, a wave of fashionable,
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, covering some 520,000 acres, is the most visited national park in the country. With a rich history and spectacular views, the park offers much to visitors – but the Smoky Mountain fun doesn’t stop when you leave the park. Wine lovers should be sure to check out the Rocky
The 11 million shoppers across the 35 states where Kroger operates stores are no doubt familiar with their longest running ad campaigns including “Right Store, Right Price” or “Kroger Means Meat” but today the company has rebranded with a modernized logo and a new tagline that will appear on almost all of their 20+ banners
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.