The owner of a fish market in suburban Washington was sifting through his daily seafood delivery from Maine in late December when he came across a curious find: a lobster with a speckled, orange-and-black shell. It turned out to be a rare calico lobster. The odds of catching one are about one in 30 million.
Shortages of federal airport security workers in the partial U.S. government shutdown prompted several large U.S. airports to close security lanes Monday, as the impasse over funding for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico rippled throughout the aviation industry.
Except, it would seem, the lesson hadn’t quite sunk in. The Hong Kong-based airline has repeated the blunder, selling business class tickets from Portugal to Hong Kong at about 14% of their usual price. For comparison, a business class flight January 18 on the same route is now on sale at $10,950.60, while flights in
Ever fancied following in the frozen footsteps of great explorers? Here we pick out a few of the best polar expeditions. Combine it with a beach holiday Not all Antarctic cruises cast off from Ushuaia. G Adventures (gadventures.co.uk) has a 22-day “Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica” cruise, slated to leave the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, on
For hotel owners, rooftops were once upon a time wasted space. Lebua at State Tower in Bangkok led that change more than a decade ago. First was its mix of fun and fancy dining set against the Instagram favorite Sky Bar at Sirocco (later featured in The Hangover movie series), then Breeze, a second al fresco restaurant, and
Breakfasts, barbecues and burgers are local art forms in Memphis, making the city is a perfect place for a binge if you can cope with an Elvis Presley-style fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/memphis for more information about Memphis.
(CNN) — It’s the spectacular Incan citadel in the Andes Mountain range that’s on everyone’s bucket list — but access to Machu Picchu is becoming more strictly regulated. It’s no great surprise — the Peruvian landmark regularly has hordes of visitors lining up to explore the Inca ruins and officials are trying their best to
For the past week heavy snowfall has left large areas of Austria paralysed and its ski areas struggling to cope. On Saturday three men were killed in an avalanche near the resort of Lech in the Arlberg ski area – one of the places worst affected by the recent storms. The search for a fourth
On a morning run through Sydney, the world feels somewhat enchanted. A sleeping city eases into action, as long shadows spill across the dancing fountain of Hyde Park and the faces of historic, neighboring buildings. Chairs fill at a sunny-side cafe, while other residents grab an aromatic cup of fuel to go. Scenic Sydney Harbour
Taco Bell Vegetarian TacoTaco Bell As 2019 begins, consumers are looking more closely at their eating habits on-the-go. Taco Bell realizes that New Year’s resolutions quickly fall by the wayside. The company decided to make their own 7 major commitments relating to every aspect of the business from hiring to scholarships to menus. Their biggest
American Airlines shares tumbled Thursday, after the largest U.S. airline cut its profit estimate for 2018 and warned investors that it struggled to grow revenue toward the end of the year.
Peter Duffey, president of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said the controllers were looking for a way to help the American controllers as they faced their first payday with no pay on Friday. On Thursday, one of CATCA’s control centers in Edmonton, Alberta, had the idea of sending pizzas to the controllers in Anchorage,
(CNN) — The past few years have been huge for South Korean pop music. Although the nation’s music industry has been going strong since the 1990s, more recently K-pop has managed to make serious inroads in other parts of the world. The year 2017 in particular saw history made via the seven-member group BTS. They
Never mind Queen of Scots, surely Mary Stuart was the original Queen of Soaps? Her dramatic, disastrous life – liberally soaked in blood, ambition, political intrigue and doomed romance, is proof that poor decisions make great stories. As evidenced by director Josie Rourke’s new film exploring the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth I, hitting screens
Fall Leaves and Plaza Sonoma State University Rohnert Park CaliforniaGetty You can take an online course in accounting, an online course in fine arts and an online course in astrophysics, so why not take an online course in wine business management–or wine sales management? Since 2011, the Online Wine Business Management course and certificate has been offered
London (CNN) — The world’s largest aircraft has been retired after six test flights, as its developers prepare to build a new, commercial model to take to the skies in the early 2020s. The prototype Airlander 10, a hybrid helium airship built by Hybrid Air Vehicles, based in Bedfordshire in central England, measures 300 feet
There are some spectacular rail journeys out there, you know. From the Flying Scotsman to a ‘Flavours of Tuscany’, here are some of the most magnificent rail tours for 2019. 1. Inlandsbanan, Sweden Sweden’s Inlandsbanan traverses what is described as the continent’s last wilderness of untouched forests and lakes. The 663-mile (1,067km) railway from Mora
Furloughed federal workers may have gone without a paycheck last week, but next week they can get a free lunch at a Chicago brewpub. Horse Thief Hollow is an award-winning craft brewery and restaurant on Chicago’s South Side.Horse Thief Hollow Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co, in Chicago’s far South Side neighborhood of Beverly, is offering
Miami International Airport will close one of its terminals early this weekend as double the usual number of Transportation Security Administration officers, working unpaid in the partial government shutdown, called in sick.
(CNN) — Ten years after what came to be known as the “Miracle on the Hudson,” it’s still amazing that everyone aboard US Airways Flight 1549 survived. This week marks the 10th anniversary of arguably the most famous emergency landing in modern aviation history. Shortly after pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took off from New York’s