(CNN) — People from all over the world descend upon Budapest each year, with the Hungarian capital’s unique drinking venues acting as one of its top draws. There are plenty of stand out watering holes dotted right across the city, with the 6th district boasting some of the best bars, pubs and clubs in Europe.
Unmissable big city bustle in one of the world’s greatest urban landscapes American author E.B. White once quipped about this city of eight million inhabitants: “New York provides not only a continuing excitation but also a spectacle that is continuing.” And while he may have said this nearly a century ago, his words still ring
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A grill full of sausages for festival goers at Electric Paradise 2018.Courtesy of Basecamp Studios A stacked lineup shouldn’t be the only thing to get excited about when it comes to music festivals. You’re likely going to be there all day, so it’s important to also
(CNN) — European ski resorts are legion and often legendary. But are there some alpine aces we’ve all missed? Are there any secret treasures out there, quietly delivering the goods while the spotlight falls elsewhere? The trouble is, one person’s hidden gem is another’s back yard. And if it’s still hidden now, in 2017, can
The 2017/18 ski season has so far seen record-breaking snowfall across the Alps, bringing with it a heightened avalanche risk. Many resorts have had to close ski areas and access roads in recent weeks to keep visitors safe and both controlled and natural avalanches have been commonplace across resorts in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, as
This is what happiness looks like — Photo courtesy of Lois Alter Mark Last spring, my husband and I started researching spa resorts because we needed a break from the craziness of the world. They all looked good – it’s hard to go wrong with massages, yoga and healthy meals that someone else prepares for
Consider this modest New Year’s proposal: to help keep your drinking tendencies and physical health on track throughout the year, take a month off from drinking alcohol at the start of the year. That’s the thinking behind the “Dry January” movement, and new research suggests reasons to take it seriously. Not only can going a month
(CNN) — Can’t make it to Times Square on New Year’s Eve? Worry not — chances are there’s a celebration closer to your home. Communities across the United States are ringing in 2019 with homegrown variations on New York’s legendary ball drop. Celebrating with bologna or beach balls may be a far cry from watching
We were away in Dubrovnik for a long weekend. Time was too tight to sweat the small stuff. We wanted a full-throttle tourist trot, bang mainstream. As everyone should. It’s what keeps Croatia afloat. And a good narrative from a minibus driver was a fine start, well worth the price of a family saloon. So
Beaufort Bar, Savoy Hotel, London.Photo by Adam Morganstern It’s time to break out the brandy and martini glasses. I asked a group of top mixologists and spirits writers what they’re looking forward to drinking more of in 2019, and it looks like brandy is going to be popular this year, especially armagnac, as well as
There’s been some nice skiing under sunny skies for the majority of the Alps after fresh snowfall for most northern and western lying regions in the run up to Christmas. Temperatures have been mild though with spring like surfaces. Snow depths are good higher, but they are thin at lower altitudes. Resorts in the south
The wood slat exterior of Harmon Guest House.Piazza Hospitality Heading to Sonoma in 2019? The charming wine country village of Healdsburg, California boasts a new design hotel. Flinging open its stylish doors in September 2018, Harmon Guest House is the third property from Piazza Hospitality. Named after the founder of Healdsburg, Harmon Heald, Harmon sits
(CNN) — When you travel as your job, do you start to see it as just another day at the office? That’s an ongoing challenge for the team at CNN Travel as they are tasked with seeing the world while also reporting on it. Here, the members of team travel share their highlights of 2018
Crude oil’s sharp fall in 2018 has helped put some extra money in consumers’ pockets, in the form of falling gas prices.
Tell anyone under the age of 21 that you were once able to smoke on a planes and their reaction is likely to be one of utter disbelief. You aren’t even allow to smoke in some parks these days, so why did they once let you spark up in an air-tight, flying carriage, they might
It’s called parrilla and it’s everywhere. In pure form, this is simply meat grilled over fire, but many manifestations are part of what make dining in Uruguay unique. Experience parrilla al aire libre, in open air, or at restaurants and establishments such as wineries and family homes. Tira de asado (short ribs), beef, lamb, fish,
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Photocredit: Getty Royalty FreeGetty As colder weather approaches, here is how to get your Mediterranean on this holiday season. Most of these wines are easily available in major markets, if you want to seek out specific stores and pricing take a look at the WineSearcher.com site.
In a heartwarming gesture, Hal Vaughan booked multiple flights so he could see his daughter Pierce, a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. A fellow passenger on one of those flights, Mike Levy, shared Vaughan’s story on Facebook, calling him a “fantastic father.” “The flight was from Fort Myers (Florida) to Detroit,” Levy told CNN.
(CNN) — It’s the middle of the night in the sleepy French town of Lévignac, in the countryside just outside of Toulouse. There are people lined up along the town’s main road, waiting for a parade to begin. But there are no marching bands or decorated floats at this 1 a.m. event. Instead, a convoy
A 12-year-old boy has been found alive and uninjured after being buried by an avalanche in the French ski resort of La Plagne for over 50 minutes – a miraculous survival, according to his rescuers. Just before 2pm on Boxing Day the youngster, who was skiing off-piste with a group of six other skiers thought