A Western architecture enclave | Miami Herald

This nation may have more theme parks per capita than any other country. Besides Disneyland, Legoland and Universal Studios, there are smaller parks featuring a miniature Spain, a miniature Holland and celebrations of Pokemon and Thomas the Tank Engine. Then there’s Meiji-mura in central Japan, northeast of Nagoya. The open-air museum pays homage to Western-inspired […]

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Scorsese feted at MoMA by friends De Niro, DiCaprio, Hill

NEW YORK (AP) – Many young boys grow up with superheroes adorning their walls. Jonah Hill grew up with a picture of Martin Scorsese on his. The actor related the poignant anecdote at a star-studded benefit Monday evening at the Museum of Modern Art, honoring the celebrated director both for his contributions to both cinema […]

Hello Kitty fans can go glamping in Awaji, Japan

(CNN) — Hello Kitty is one of Japan’s most popular — and definitely most adorable — exports. Now, fans of the character can take their appreciation one step further by staying at a Hello Kitty-themed cottage at a glamping resort in Japan. The Grand Chariot Hokutoshichisei, an upscale resort with 23 individual cabins, called “cocoons,” […]

10 of the best ski resorts reached by train

Tickets are now on sale for indirect winter rail journeys to the Alps – so skiers can book journeys up until 10th March 2019. In early December (the date is not yet confirmed) it will then be possible to book indirect journeys from 11th March onwards. Indirect journeys provide an alternative to the popular direct […]

Judge schedules hearing on whether to release report on Wynn

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A judge in Nevada has temporarily blocked the planned release of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report about allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn, a court official said Monday. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez told attorneys she will hear arguments about whether the report contains confidential […]

Mercado de la Merced in Mexico City: Take a food tour

Mexico City (CNN) — Mexico City’s love affair with food — from street-side tacos to warm, fluffy tamales that give off a puff of aromatic steam when released from their husks — is abiding and all-encompassing, and no trip here would be complete without a thorough exploration of the culinary riches the city has to […]

Hurtigruten cruise ship to be powered by rotten fish in world first

How many uses are there for rotten fish? Powering cruise ships might not immediately spring to mind, but that’s exactly what Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise line, has planned. By 2021, the Norwegian cruise operator will run at least six of its growing fleet of ships on a mixture of biogas, liquified natural gas […]

Checking off as many “100 Things to Do in Denver” as possible

A mural at 17th and Platte. (Joshua Berman, Special to The Denver Post) Walking into Union Station is a warm, inviting, humming way to enter the city of Denver. I pushed through the doors and stepped into a loud, crowded, busy scene of people waiting, working, talking, eating and drinking in a massive open space. […]

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas debuts in Miami

From a shaded, circular bed-like lounger at the solarium aboard Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, it’s easy to forget you’re cruising on the largest ship in the world. Located at the very front of the ship, the two-story solarium feels more like an open yacht; the walls and ceiling are made completely of windows. […]