Monday, June 18, 2018

Cultured Traveler: Athens, Rising

The city has endured crisis and chaos, and yet is now emerging from the wreckage as one of Europe’s most vibrant and significant cultural capitals.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/travel/athens-after-the-economic-crisis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Trending: Your Next Hotel May Have an Attached Brewery or Distillery

Capitalizing on a growing love of craft beer and spirits, more hotels are adding on-site breweries and distilleries to lure travelers into destination trips and longer stays.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/travel/hotel-brewery-distillery.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bites: At a Nostalgic Paris Restaurant, Food Takes a Back Seat to Fun

Bouillon Pigalle sticks to the spirit of the original bouillon concept: hearty, simple and inexpensive dishes served in a warm atmosphere.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/16/travel/pigalle-bouillon-paris-restaurant-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Addo Dispatch: Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away

South Africa’s Addo elephant park has few females with tusks, a trait that has died off because of hunting but also keeps poachers away.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/16/world/africa/south-africa-elephants-tusks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Getaway: Glamping Slips Into the Mainstream

The allure of luxury camping has brought a wave of new destinations this year, and they aren’t always in the wild.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/travel/luxury-camping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Check In: At Black Ivy in Edinburgh, Little Luxuries and a Big Breakfast

The hotel in the Bruntsfield neighborhood has a chic aesthetic and a bar and restaurant that bring in crowds (mornings are quieter).

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/travel/edinburgh-hotel-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Update: After Violence, Congo’s Virunga National Park Closes for the Year

After the murder of a park ranger and the kidnapping of two British tourists and their driver, the park, a major driver of tourism to the Democratic Republic of Congo, has closed until 2019.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/travel/virunga-national-park-congo-closed-kidnapping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss