WATCH: Americana Rules! Inside The Best Little Carnie Museum In Louisiana Yahoo is streaming the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, a three-day music festival live from New Orleans. This year’s lineup includes artists like Florence & The Machine, deadmau5, Jane’s Addiction, and more. It starts on Friday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m.
Getting up close and personal with an Alaskan glacier is a common bucket list adventure. If you’re like me, you completed the first draft of your bucket list and figured you’d check those trips off quickly. I’ve got another way for you to take a bucket list adventure today and all you need is your library card. To help you plan your virtual trip of a lifetime, I consulted with Joy Weese Moll, a librarian who blogs about books, as well as travel.
For the fourth year in a row, Melbourne, Australia was named the world’s most livable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit survey. Meanwhile, Duluth, Minnesota was voted most livable city in the U.S. by Outside magazine readers.
Most people try to ignore the elephant in the room. But when the elephant charges at your dinner table, you have no choice but to address it! Stephen Montague was on safari in the African bush, when a young bull elephant approached his campsite at Mana Pools National Park. He and the other guests were told to keep still and ignore the elephant, who was casually meandering in the background.
According to Cajun legend, deep in the Louisiana Swamp is the Rougarou — a large, werewolf-like half-man, half-beast creature who preys on people who venture too far into its terrain. Photo (modified) by Angie Garrett/Flickr. Design by Lauren DeLuca for Yahoo Travel. Regarding this legendary beast, History.com says, “The Cajun legend of the Rougarou can take on multiple forms.
It’s a two-foot-long Atlantic sharp nose, and Captain Mark Sampson is reeling it onto his boat, the Fish Finder. Another Hammerhead gave birth to a litter of pups on the beach and then washed up dead. And a 3,450-pound great white shark was tracked swimming past nearby Assateauge Island.
Yahoo is streaming the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, a three-day music festival live from New Orleans. This year’s lineup includes artists like Florence & The Machine, deadmau5, Jane’s Addiction, and more. It starts on Friday, October 30 at 4pm ET/1pm PT and you can watch all weekend long at yahoo.com/voodoo Tucked away in the Lower Ninth Ward, just blocks from where the levee broke, is a unique museum, even for New Orleans. Located in a building in the back of 1317 Tupelo Street is the House of Dance & Feathers — a rough-and-tumble museum dedicated to the Mardi Gras Indian tribes.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve had both an obsessive fascination and fear of saltwater crocodiles. Since coming back from the brink of extinction in the mid-20th century, anyone venturing into the Australia’s northern territory can see one … just look on the river banks — or the beaches (crocodiles have been known to surf the waves around Darwin, not kidding).
If something isn’t done soon, rhinos will soon be extinct. When most travelers head to Africa for a safari vacation they are hoping to spot the “Big Five.” That is shorthand for the big game— lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. To date, there are only 26,000 rhinos left in Africa — 80 percent of which are in South Africa, mostly in Kruger National Park.
Australia is at the top of American’s Bucket List Dreams… as it should be. It’s not hard to see why Uluru is one of the great natural wonders of Australia.
No, this is the case of a particular airline saying to particularly ill-behaved (and sometimes dangerous) passengers: “You’ve crossed a line, buddy, and you won’t never step foot on one of our planes again.” Celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Liam Gallagher, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are rumored members of the “Banned For Life” airline club. “We don’t discuss our security procedures, which are in place to protect our customers and crew members,” was one airline’s answer in a statement that resembled most of the others. “Restricted travel is at the discretion of each individual airline if it is in the best interest of their customers and crew members in terms of safety and security.
There is Nipisa, on the edge of the Labrador Bay, and Sarfalik, located in the Hotel Hans Egede — the four-star hotel of Greenland (yes, there is one). The chefs at both are Danish, but Bjorn Johanssen, the chef at Sarfalik, is the new Wylie Dufresne (aka molecular gastronomy genius) of the Arctic. “In Greenland it’s OK to hunt whale and seal,” Johanssen explained. “We all hunt here, and we use everything on the animal.” The local meat is also cheaper.
Fast facts: The Blue Lagoon was created in 1976 in the middle of a lava field. This promise of fresh water, along with Iceland’s strict hygiene code and the chance to relax before hopping on my flight to Greenland, got me out of the airport and into a bathing suit during a snowstorm.
When I first heard about the Arctic Winter Games, my head immediately filled with snowboarding, skiing, dog mushing, and possibly ice fishing. Occurring every two years (next in 2016), the Arctic Winter Games are the Olympics for athletes in the places that inhabit the Arctic Circle, including Canada, Russia, Alaska, Norway, and Greenland. Within the games are the Arctic Sports, a series of competitions that derive from Inuit culture and survival techniques that the Inuit needed to have when hunting or camping out on the ice for weeks on end.
Most people don’t associate the Arctic with couture… and many people would cringe if told a jacket was made from polar bear (a threatened species), seal, or arctic fox. In Greenland, the majority of the populace are either full or partially Inuit, a people who have lived self-sufficiently on the island for tens of thousands of years — it’s only relatively recently that they have incorporated outside trade into the culture. Yes, that means they wear things like polar bear fur and skin (which is banned in most countries) and Greenlandic sealskin (which is exempt from the EU ban because it is considered ethically correct — the animals live in freedom until the day they are shot). Plus, the animals are shot for meat, with the skin being secondary.
Yes, I know it’s hot out — summer usually is — but not in Greenland. Ever. And it certainly wasn’t anywhere near hot in April, when I went there to film a story for “A Broad Abroad.” Being terrified of the cold and not exactly a “mountain climber”/hike-outdoors-in-the-snow kind of girl (I am much more an après skier than an actual skier), I was concerned.
As I’ve already written, Iceland is a conundrum. It’s probably the only country on earth where people think it’s totally cool to leave their babies in their strollers outside of a cafe while they eat and drink inside, child-free.
The magical Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland is more than worth a little travel detour. The Blue Lagoon was created in 1976 in the middle of a lava field. This promise of fresh water - along with Iceland’s strict hygiene code and the chance to relax before hopping on my flight to Greenland - got me out of the airport and into a bathing suit during a snowstorm.
Forget a lame limo, aviation buff Nick D’Amato, 17 — a licensed pilot — took Danielle Mignogna to their pre-prom party Tuesday aboard a helicopter. “I was planning on flying it but she’s never been in a helicopter,” he said. Danielle, 18, a senior at William Floyd High School, admitted that she is no fan of flying.
Iceland is a land where magic happens. According to one study, up to 72 percent of people in Iceland believe in elves, trolls, and the huldufolk, or “hidden people” — who apparently look just like us but live in a different dimension inside rocks, which open up (for them, not us) like a Harry Potter tent. This is really what people will tell you in Iceland.
To start with, it is only four hours away — I live in New York, so Reykjavik is closer than Los Angeles. Iceland is a land where magic happens. As in magical people live there — and I don’t mean those Vikings roaming the streets of Reykjavik.
King David took refuge there, Herod the Great made it the first spa in the world, and Sodom and Gomorrah were said to have been located on its shores. Almost everyone passing through Jordan and Israel goes to “take the waters,” and I’ve always envied the pictures of people floating along, looking like they haven’t a care in the world. According to locals, the Dead Sea — so named because with 34.2 percent salinity, nothing can live in it — is like the Gold Bond ointment of lakes.
Tucked away in the southern desert of Jordan is Wadi Rum, a vast valley cut into the sandstone and granite cliffs near Aqaba. The British officer T.E. Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, passed through the area several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917, and described Wadi Rum as “vast, echoing, and god-like” — and it is. Spanning 280 square miles, Wadi Rum is full of silent history.