Two Republican members of Congress have asked the US Treasury Department for information on what type of license American pop star Beyonce and rapper husband Jay Z obtained for a high-profile trip to Cuba to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Would You Swim in This Glass-Bottomed Hotel Pool ? Luxury comes with a price and in this case…Danger. The Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kanqiao’s indoor swimming pool comes complete with its own exterior extension, which is designed by a Singaporean architectural firm, happens to be suspended 24 floors above the ground. “We wanted to provide […]
Loney Planet has put together a not-so-average list of the most romatic places to visit to make special and unique. “From the windswept beaches of a car-free island in the Baltic to tasting wine rarely sipped outside Argentina, these hideaways rarely appear on the usual post-wedding itinerary” here is thier top ten contributions: 1. […]
Will Smith plots his strategy for world domination from the head of the kingly wooden dining table in his sweeping Calabasas, Calif., home.
Tis the season to be selfish. Right after the global financial crisis exploded in 2008, many economists fretted that countries looking to hold on to their share of a shrinking pie would become more self-interested and protectionist, plunging the planet into an even sharper downturn, just as happened in the 1930s after the Great Depression
Every fall the professors at Beloit College publish their Mindset List, a dictionary of all the deeply ingrained cultural references that will make no sense to the bright-eyed students of the incoming class. It’s a kind of time travel, to remind us how far we’ve come
The newest technologies–computers, genetic engineering and the emerging field of nanotech–differ from the technologies that preceded them in a fundamental way. The telephone, the automobile, television and jet air travel accelerated for a while, transforming society along the way, but then settled into a manageable rate of change
At the Portmeirion pottery works at Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire, the kilns are fired up to get out the Kate and William commemorative cups and saucers. And so too at the Tangshan Hengrui Ceramics factory outside Beijing, where tens of thousands of “happy couple” plates are in production
Travel Bookings Sidestep.com sidestep.com A couple of years ago we christened SideStep one of the coolest websites around, but since then it has added a whole bunch of new featuresincluding a handy Web-only version of its travel search engine and separate search engines for vacation packages and cruises. You can also try newcomer Kayak.com, which promises to scour more than 100 websites to find the best deals on airfare and hotel roomsbut only SideStep includes Orbitz.com listings in its search results
Anthony Bourdain has eaten a lot of hard-to-swallow stuff in his day: duck embryo, goat head, a still beating cobra heart. In the new season of his Travel Channel show, No Reservations, he finds himself consuming that most piquant of delicacies for the first-world traveler in the third world: shame