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New York (CNN) — Just a little while ago, I was on the complete other side of the planet. After touching down at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International airport outside New York — completing the inaugural journey of the longest flight in the world — I can tell you this: It was an unforgettable night
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The glamorous Italian Lakes, long a favoured destination of the famous and fabulous throughout the centuries, doesn’t immediately conjure up images of affordability. That said, there is a way to stay in the region without blowing your budget. Sprinkled along the shorelines and tucked away inland are a number of reasonably priced hotels, b&bs and
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(CNN) — There’s a lot of ballyhoo made about new, lighter planes opening up ultra-long routes. What we often forget is that for at least 10 years now, there have been planes perfectly capable of flying massive distances, known as Ultra Long-Haul Routes (ULR). Until 2013, Singapore Airlines used the Airbus A340-500 to fly between
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Editor’s Note — CNN’s Richard Quest is live reporting from the world’s longest nonstop flight from Singapore to New York on October 11-12. Keep checking this story for updates and follow CNN Travel on Twitter. Singapore (CNN) — Spending nearly 19 hours cooped up in an airplane may sound nightmarish to some, but when Singapore
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Newmarket Holidays is a highly respected independent tour operator, having won the British Travel Awards for the best large escorted tours holiday company for three consecutive years. The company prides itself on its customer service, commitment to affordable holidays and vast array of stunning destinations. From exclusive theatre breaks in New York to escorted tours
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A Master Sommelier has completed what’s been called one of the world’s hardest tests. Photo Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Anyone familiar with the Master Sommelier Diploma Exam understands that passing it is a challenging measure of true achievement. It’s been called one of the world’s hardest tests, with a reputation of nearly impossible difficulty worthy of the SOMM
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Champagne vineyardsCourtesy Clos19 There are some 300 houses that make the luxurious effervescent wine in Champagne, the region of France that’s located just 100 miles east of Paris. The area and its cellars, houses and hillsides are even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For oenophiles with an inclination for the bubbly beverage, Champagne
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