Archive August 2017

5 Reasons to go Skiing this Winter

Winter is coming and that only means one thing, it’s time to dig out your ski gear and hit the slopes. Whether it’s your first time skiing or you are a seasoned professional, there are plenty of reasons to head to the mountains this year. Take a read of our list below of 5 reasons why you should go skiing this winter that are guaranteed to make you rush out to book you next ski trip. 1.Breath Taking Scenery There’s nothing better than waking up to the stunning view of the sun rising over snowy mountain peaks. The scenery only gets better when you head up to the top of the slopes. With...

Five Reasons to Invest in a Southern California Housing Market

The words, “Southern California” probably conjure up images of rollerblading in eternal sunshine, waiting for swells in Malibu, and people watching to beach-side cocktails. For locals, summer vacation lasts all year. The festive ambiance will leak into your soul even when you’re office-bound. The ocean has a way of soothing even the most frazzled nerves, but the Southern Californian lifestyle isn’t limited to the whimsical. 1) California Property is a Valuable Investment There isn’t a better time to invest in that enchanted house with the white picket fence. At an average of...

The Fijian villages that require approval to enter

As sailors planning to spend a couple of months exploring Fiji’s outer islands, my family of three needed to be well-prepared. We had fishing gear, staple foods and a first aid kit with remedies for everything from sunburn to jellyfish stings. We also had a few sarong-type wraps called sulas and a big pile of earthy-smelling roots called kava. Kava, known locally as yaqona, is a mild analgesic and stress reliever made from the root of the piper methstyicum plant. It’s also an important part of Fijian culture. Custom holds that a visitor needs to ask permission to enter a village,...

Five Reasons to Invest in a Southern California Housing Market

The words, “Southern California” probably conjure up images of rollerblading in eternal sunshine, waiting for swells in Malibu, and people watching to beach-side cocktails. For locals, summer vacation lasts all year. The festive ambiance will leak into your soul even when you’re office-bound. The ocean has a way of soothing even the most frazzled nerves, but the Southern Californian lifestyle isn’t limited to the whimsical. 1) California Property is a Valuable Investment There isn’t a better time to invest in that enchanted house with the white picket fence. At an average of...

The last fagottari of Rome’s beaches

Credit: Written, filmed, edited by Elisabetta AbramiCamera Elisabetta Abrami and Kami FaresSound recording Kami FaresSound postproduction, mix Carlo Purpura Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every...

Stay at a Luxury Boutique Hotel while in South Beach

Did you have your sights set on a trendy and quirky for your next vacation spot? It’s no wonder why you settled on South Beach. Not only will you bask in the sun on its incredible beaches but you’ll also have an opportunity to appreciate its historic Art Deco architecture as well as excellent oceanside dining. If you’re looking for what activities you could participate in while there, consider tennis or bicycle rides while appreciating your surroundings. If you’re looking for a pastime that will allow you to contemplate and get away from the noise, fishing would be the ideal choice...

Stay at a Luxury Boutique Hotel while in South Beach

Did you have your sights set on a trendy and quirky for your next vacation spot? It’s no wonder why you settled on South Beach. Not only will you bask in the sun on its incredible beaches but you’ll also have an opportunity to appreciate its historic Art Deco architecture as well as excellent oceanside dining. If you’re looking for what activities you could participate in while there, consider tennis or bicycle rides while appreciating your surroundings. If you’re looking for a pastime that will allow you to contemplate and get away from the noise, fishing would be the ideal choice...

The US land lost in Canada

It all started when my father mentioned the Walleye War. Despite growing up in the Twin Cities, I’d never heard of Minnesota’s Northwest Angle, or its fishing disputes with Canada that caused some Angleites (as the locals there are known) to take action to secede from the United States. I was curious about these northerners and this isolated area of my home state. I was hooked. The Angle became part of the US due to an oversight In early July, my retired parents and I embarked on our upstate adventure. To drive to the Northwest Angle, a bulge of land at the top of the state...

The true story behind England’s tea obsession

Imagine the most English-English person you can think of. Now I’m fairly certain that no matter what picture you just conjured up, that person comes complete with a stiff upper lip and a cup of tea in their hand. Because that’s what the English do. They carry on and they drink tea. Tea is so utterly English, such an ingrained part of the culture, that it’s also ingrained in how everyone else around the world perceives that culture. Tea is such an ingrained part of the culture, that it’s also ingrained in how everyone else around the world perceives that...

The ancient history concealed in Europe’s oldest lake

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