Archive for May, 2019


I’ll show you, Bieber! Iceland blames Justin for overrun Fjadrárgljúfur canyon

May 25th, 2019 by

A large sign warns motorists that Iceland’s Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot…

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When in Wales: Cardiff’s best cocktails with a side of mushrooms

May 25th, 2019 by

Two 30-something men in suits approached the bar in Cardiff, Wales, and scanned the menu. When the bartender greeted them, one confessed: “I’m not much of a gin drinker.”That was unfortunate because the menu, nearly broadsheet-size,…

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ScUber rating: Our review from Uber’s submarine taxi in the Great Barrier Reef

May 25th, 2019 by

NZH Travel’s Thomas Bywater reports on his taxi ride to the bottom of the Tasman ditch Rumours of the Great Barrier Reef’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. This I can tell you from the control panel of a mini-submarine….

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Las Vegas Neon Museum gets green lit for expansion

May 25th, 2019 by

The Neon Museum is preparing to double in size by expanding across Las Vegas Boulevard with a $1-a-year lease for a shuttered cultural center dating to the early 1960s.City officials have approved a plan dubbed “Neon 2020″ to expand…

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Airfares ‘will definitely be higher’, aviation expert warns

May 24th, 2019 by

Airfares are about to got more expensive, Australian aviation experts warn, with airlines cutting their services to Australia to cope with the rising cost of fuel, reports news.com.au .The number of seats sold on planes flying…

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Best bakeries in Paris: One baguette at a time

May 24th, 2019 by

I am in love with the art and heritage of French bread.Fortunately I’m not alone. Each year one chef is chosen in the Grand Prix de la Baguette de tradition Française, an accolade bestowed each April for the past 25 years. The winner…

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‘I lost my daughter in Thailand’, how to avoid a family holiday terror

May 24th, 2019 by

We were visiting Thailand when I encountered my worst parenting nightmare – my 5-year-old daughter disappeared. She was with us in the courtyard of the guesthouse, until she wasn’t. My husband and I spent 35 terrifying minutes trying…

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Auckland best large city in the world for cycling

May 24th, 2019 by

A new data-driven study reveals the best cities for cyclists to visit around the world, with Auckland ranked the best large city in the world for cycling. The 2019 Bicycle Cities Index used statistics of bicycle theft rates,…

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Intoxicated airline passenger faces 20-year sentence

May 23rd, 2019 by

A South Korea-bound Hawaiian Airlines passenger faces a maximum 20-year prison term after a drunken disaster in the skies, reports the Honolulu Star Advertiser .Kyong Chol Kim, 48, pleaded guilty and told a federal judge that he…

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Jeju Island in South Korea becomes new hot spot for Aussie travellers, according to new study

May 23rd, 2019 by

When it comes to escaping the winter, a few places come to mind.The sandy shores of Hawaii, or maybe a cocktail at a coastal cafe in the Greek Islands. If you want to keep your sun chasing a little closer to home, perhaps a flight…

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