As Karin Dicker and Steven Sarott have both struggled with health issues in the past, they find solace and joy in the couple hours spent in the company of Freddie Mercury and Queen.
For travelers who seek out historic hotels, learning about a property firsthand and from an expert is a lovely perk. No brochure or website can make history come alive – or indulge questions – the way a human guide can. In fact, for many travelers, guided tours are the highlight of trips to such iconic properties as the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, which served as a secret bunker for members of Congress, or the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, which has a rich history both as a resort built by an automobile magnate and as the inspiration for the Stephen King novel “The Shining.” The following lodgings, all featured on the Historic Hotels of America website (historichotels.org), offer guided tours of their fascinating properties, making your time there a truly memorable experience.
Some say there are 25 springs, while others count as many as 300 sprinkled throughout the rolling hills near Spa, Belgium.
It’s not only the dogs that are hardy. So, too, are the people in Alaska’s interior who endure long, dark and shockingly cold winters. In January 1934, the air temperature – the wind chill index wasn’t yet invented – plunged to minus 66 degrees. Subzero temps are so common that Fairbanks schools don’t keep kids indoors for recess unless it’s at least 20 below.
You can overlook the problems, or engage with them, as we tried to do on our trash walk. But however you experience Bali, you will be charmed by its spiritual people, its intense beauty, and its tropical melange of fecundity and decay.
“San Francisco’s past isn’t just frozen in an old picture or sitting in a museum,” says Ed Reiskin, the transportation agency’s director of transportation. “You can actually get on and ride these streetcars from another era.”
With a range of styles and different types of RV, consumers have plenty of choices. Should you go with a tiny pop-up, or stretch a bit for a fifth-wheel? Will a truck camper or toy hauler be better? Each RV type has their pros and cons.
Knepp Castle is a 3,500-acre estate that has been owned by the Burrell family for more than 220 years. They’ve always farmed it, despite the poor clay soil. But in 2000, the current owners, conservationist Charlie Burrell and his wife, the writer Isabella Tree, decided to make a radical change. They “re-wilded” Knepp, returning it to a state of minimal human intervention.
The urban heart of Sonoma County’s wine country provides an easy-going launch pad for exploring the region’s wineries.
“Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia,” an exhibition at Jamestown Settlement running through Jan. 5, 2020, aims to tell the little-known stories of the English, African and Native American women who created Virginia.
Washington’s small Victorian seaport is an end-of-the-road destination all year long, even in late fall and early winter. Just bring your peacoat.
As one all too accustomed to America’s obsession with a standardized urban design Portsmouth came as a breath ... no, make that a gust of fresh air.
The series of once-legendary pathways connecting cities, from Kashgar to Paro to Constantinople, which originated at the dawn of the common era and collapsed with the fall of the Mongol empire in the early 16th century, is now being reborn as a network of highways, railways, and airports linking 65 countries.
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