Courtesy of Walt Disney World Disney magic is something you can feel in the air in Orlando. The meticulously curated experiences and spectacular properties a wonder to adults and children alike. Always on the cutting edge, Disney continues to build Walt Disney World to the delight of fans across the globe. The most recent addition?
(CNN) — First-time flyers are typically nervous, anxious or downright excited. Not Fred. After months of training, the miniature service horse’s first flight was a breeze. Freckle Butt Fred, as he’s formally known, flew last week for the very first time as a service animal for his owner Ronica Froese of Croton, Michigan. The dual-certified
France’s tourism sector has taken a beating following the coronavirus outbreak, according to the country’s finance minister. “We have less tourists, of course, in France, about 30%, 40% less than expected,” Bruno Le Maire told CNBC’s Dan Murphy on Sunday at the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “That’s,
(CNN) — As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the cruise industry is under scrutiny following an outbreak that has left one ship quarantined in Asia and passengers worldwide worrying about whether they need to change their cruise plans. More than 200 people on board the Diamond Princess have been diagnosed with the disease, with
(CNN) — Think your driver’s license is enough to get you through airport security in the United States and onto your domestic flight? Maybe not. Some two-thirds of US state driver’s licenses are not compliant with a post-9/11 security law set to go into affect on October 1. Those who are not compliant will not
The Routeburn Track is nearly as famous as the Milford Track, but many people think that it’s the nicer one of both. The countryside got more changes and something which is very important is that there are less sand flies, as most parts of the track are above the tree line. The distances between the
(CNN) — Some passengers and crew are still aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship following its 14-day coronavirus quarantine in Japan, but the ship has not seen its last days at sea. On April 29, following what Carnival Corp. (Princess Cruises’ parent company) says will be a full sanitation process, the 116,000-ton vessel will resume
A health worker sprays disinfectant inside a Vietnam Airlines airplane to protect from the recent coronavirus outbreak, at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam February 21, 2020. Kham | Reuters Airlines have canceled more than 200,000 flights as the coronavirus continues to spread, prompting travel restrictions and a sharp drop in demand for trips to
Napa Valley may get the glory, but Missouri has a longer history of growing grapes and winning awards, especially in and around the small river town of Hermann. Founded in 1837 by German settlers, Hermann has the perfect micro-climate for growing grapes and was once the nation’s second largest producer and exporter of wine and
(CNN) — Ash Wednesday is fast approaching (Wednesday, February 26). So you know what that means. It’s Carnival time around the world as people, most particularly folks in areas with strong Roman Catholic traditions, get their party on before the more solemn, introspective days of Lent commence. Venice, Italy, draws huge crowds annually with its
(CNN) — Not the Biscoff cookies! United Airlines decided to play with fire this week when it announced a controversial change to its lineup of in-flight snack options. Biscoff cookies — those buttery, melt-in-your-mouth, cinnamon-ginger-nutmeg biscuits — will soon be replaced by … Oreo Thins. “As promised, we continue to switch up our snacks for
Hiking is a big deal in Taiwan and with good reason. There are literally hundreds of world class hikes all over the island that attract locals and tourists alike to their stunning scenery. Being a largely mountainous country, there is no surprise that the hiking here is so good. It might come as a surprise
North Carolina’s largest city is the perfect jumping-off point for a tour of the Southeastern USA © Walter Bibikow / Stone / Getty If you’re looking for a road trip that delivers some of the highest highlights of the Southeast, we’ve put together a peerless itinerary that takes you from the biggest city in North
Photo Credit: Hyde Midtown Miami There’s a new, trendy district in Miami that only those in the know might reveal. It’s named “Midtown,” and the Hyde Midtown Miami luxury property, part of the sbe group, is right in the middle of all the action. Photo Credit: Hyde Midtown Miami Photo by Michael Reiss This boutique
Manchego cheese is made in a part of Spain that is called La Mancha, which is just south of Madrid. Evidence of cheesemaking in this region dates to the Bronze Age. We visited Finca La Granja, a fifth-generation family farm that’s been making cheese since the 19th century. The dairy makes about 65 wheels of
(CNN) — When airliners have passed their twilight years — on average, after 26 years of service — many end up in the tumbleweed-strewn “plane boneyards” of California, Arizona and New Mexico. Sure, the pilots’ seats will probably end up taking pride of place in somebody’s man cave, and there are other aeronautical curios that
After a solo trip to Las Vegas, I needed some time away from bright lights and late nights. On a friend’s recommendation, I headed into Utah, to the Red Mountain Resort near St. George, about a two-hour drive northeast of Sin City. And I learned there’s a lot to do in Utah than go skiing.
Photo courtesy of The Creole Creamery Fun riffs on the Mardi Gras treat As soon as early January hits, a special treat starts popping up at parties, offices and homes all over Louisiana. “King cake is a New Orleans staple,” says Adrienne Rousse, store manager at 71-year-old Gambino’s Bakery which sells 100,000 of these baked goods annually.
(CNN) — Sky climbers seem ubiquitous. They top Everest, Denali, Kilimanjaro, anything with a peak, and then prattle on about it forever. Yawn. Trade in the ice, frostbite and oxygen deprivation, bold travelers, for more elemental experiences, with bizarre histories, desert bandits, bubbling fires, searing heat, deadly chemicals, eerie shapes and strange life, as well
Photo courtesy of Omni Bedford Springs Resort Iconic inn revitalized The Omni Bedford Springs Resort has come a long way since its humble 1804 opening as a 24-room inn for travelers drawn to the area’s healing spring water. The property enjoyed great success in the early 1900s, but struggled during the Great Depression and World