LifeStyle: Travel

Forget Airbnb: Meet the man who's slept with 50 tourists in his converted van

Wednesday  04:06,   18 january 2017
The Independent

Six men, one van: it sounds like the start of a joke, but it was a conundrum about sleeping arrangements that Joseph Carlson had to work out last year.Forget shelling out on Airbnb – Carlson, a “van dweller” who chooses to live in his van rather[...]

12 flight booking hacks every traveller should know

Wednesday  04:05,   18 january 2017
Business Insider Australia

We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread. • Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.Every frequent traveller has their own tricks [...]

Introducing the world's first city tour bus for dogs!

Wednesday  03:40,   18 january 2017
AOL Travel UK

The world's first city tour bus for dogs is giving pet owners paws for celebration (sorry). London has a tour bus for everyone - from typical open-top sightseeing tours to afternoon tea and cake buses. London has a tour bus for everyone [...]

Santiago city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Wednesday  03:40,   18 january 2017
The Guardian

Santiago is emerging from the shadow of its South American neighbours with a vibrant food scene and rapidly changing neighbourhoods. Our local writer explains how to make the most of a stay in this dynamic city.Meanwhile, there are now several wine[...]

Adventurer sails to Antarctica on 100-year-old ship

Wednesday  03:01,   18 january 2017
AOL Travel UK

An adventurer has documented his 5,000 miles journey aboard a 100-year-old ship, sailing from Argentina to Antarctica to Cape Town. Geographic Information System Analyst Andrew Orr undertook the epic journey on the Bark Europa to witness[...]

A mystery in middle India: An ancient 80-km wall no one knew about

Wednesday  03:00,   18 january 2017
Hindustan Times

It’s a whodunit, a jigsaw puzzle and a history lesson all in one. In the heart of Madhya Pradesh, at the very centre of India, stands a massive stone wall that’s odd, as walls go. History buffs are calling it the Great Wall of India, and if [...]

In Melbourne, a Thriving (and Mostly Free) Art Scene

Tuesday  23:06,   17 january 2017
The New York Times

On my long walks traversing the streets and alleys of Melbourne it felt like I was perusing gritty, informal art galleries. Some works were abstract, some skillfully done tributes to favorite cartoon characters, bands or movies. Sign Up For NYT[...]

World's 'most expensive holidays' aren't actually that expensive, despite what major new survey says

Tuesday  15:06,   17 january 2017
The Independent

Trying to make sense of the world and all its travel possibilities? Tell me about it. Crikey, it’s complicated. But luckily there are plenty of numbers around to help.Stansted may have slipped to fourth-busiest airport in Britain, behind Heathrow,[...]

The 10 things the travel industry needs to fix in 2017

Tuesday  13:20,   17 january 2017
MSN

The 10 things the travel industry needs to fix in 2017You took an imprint of my credit card when I checked in, so why do you need to suck out a daily charge of $30-$150[...]

How to avoid being a terrible tourist

Tuesday  03:35,   17 january 2017
MSN

We all hate the idea of being that tourist. The one who shouts loudly in their own language rather than learn the lingo, who acts obnoxiously in places of worship, or tries to impose their values onto another culture. We’ve all seen them. And we all [...]

10 of the best foodie experiences in Europe

Tuesday  03:35,   17 january 2017
The Guardian

From a chef’s tour of Paris to the new Cornish pasty heritage centre, these mouth-watering trips across Europe are worth savouring.Whether the name is to your taste or not, Cornucopia, a multimillion-pound food attraction due to open in Cornwall[...]

EasyJet air hostess sacked after eating £4.50 bacon sandwich given to her by manager on flight

Tuesday  03:05,   17 january 2017
Mirror

Shannon Gleeson ate the baguette because she had a nut allergy and had not been able to find safe food to eat.Shannon Gleeson, 22, ate the baguette because she had a nut allergy and had not been able to find safe food to eat while working abroad for [...]

Forget Trump! Make like Sly Stallone and find your inner Rocky in Philadelphia, USA

Monday  15:51,   16 january 2017
Mirror

From the Liberty Bell to the Rocky steps, Philadelphia, US, gets a ringing endorsement.But halfway up the famous Rocky steps, the yapping critter just provides a welcome excuse to take a[...]

Welcome to Lombardi's, America's oldest pizzeria

Monday  04:51,   16 january 2017
The Guardian

In Little Italy, the godfather of New York pizza joints serves up no-nonsense ‘slices of history’ (no pineapple or tandoori chicken toppings here) from an old coal-fired ovenFor Lombardi’s signature margherita pizza ($18.50-$22.50) that base gets a[...]

The Last Jeweler on the Ponte Vecchio

Monday  04:51,   16 january 2017
The New York Times

Perched above Florence’s Arno River is a family-run business still practicing a city trade that dates back five centuries.As a ready-made postcard, the view of the Arno River from the bridge’s midpoint would seem hard to top. And yet, as with so[...]