Belgium has been at the center of Europe's chocolate trade since the 1690s. With a million residents and about 500 chocolatiers, the average Belgian consumes over 15 pounds of chocolate annually.
While chairlifts may be the classic type of ski lift, they are just one way to get high. (Enter quip about Colorado and Washington's laws here.) Here's a rundown of the most common types used at ski areas around the world.
I grew up in a different world. A world filled with French bread and yummy cheese; with snacks made of bread, butter and chocolate; with classy children's clothes and outdoor markets. I grew up in France, and for the first seven years of my life, that was the only world I knew.
Bordeaux has its own virtues: castles and chateaux of great beauty, impeccably maintained vineyards on gravelly soil, and some superb restaurants.
South America Travel,
On the triple border between Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana lies one of the crown jewels of Canaima National Park. Mount Roraima is a 2-billion-year-old, 3,000+ meter high rock that served as inspiration for the wondrous landscape in the film Up.
You know how miserable it is to fly? The crying babies, the perpetual delays, the fistfights breaking out over reclined seats. Now imagine you did that every... single... day. And you didn't get paid much for it either.
Japan Pop Culture,
Japanese Face Masks,
Japanese Guaze Masks,
Air Travel Tips,
Health Tips For Travelers,
Staying Healthy On The Road,
Good manners in this country demand masks for any cold symptom. Parents get their children used to wearing them by pre-school.
I see the selfie stick as a helpful apparatus, falling into the same category as a tripod would. When I make it to a place I am excited about with people I care about, I want a documented memory of that and I don't think there's any shame in that.
As the carriage rounded the lake and headed uphill, Billy the Irish cob glanced back at Lionel Chadwick, the coachman at Ballyfin Manor, as if to say, "I'm ready, old son. What about you?"
New York City,
The first bike I ever loved was stolen from the ground floor of the building I lived in in Beijing in 1999, where she had been locked only to herself, the same as all other bikes in China.
Rocky Horror Picture Show,
Hotels inspire the horrific and macabre, and with Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate haunted rooms, menacing presences, poltergeists, and even the occasional Log Lady lurking in the lobby.
Autumn's dramatic pink and purple sunset skies and naturally golden foliage make an outdoor wedding absolutely magical, and it also happens to be the most economical season in which to say 'I Do' -- especially if you venture outside the big city.
For some travelers, cold weather means an escape to hot beaches; for others, it's a chance to take part in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. But what about travelers looking for something a little different? It may not seem intuitive to visit places like Long Island or...
With the release of a software update for its iPhone operating system today, Apple has officially launched Apple Pay, the tech giant's mobile payment system that uses NFC-based technology to allow consumers to pay for a variety of services with their phones. Time will tell how revolutionary this...
Birthplace Of Country Music Museum,
Carter Family Fold,
Heartwood Artisan Gateway,
Hungry Mother SP,
The Crooked Road,
The Martha Hotel,
Wolf Hills Brewing,
Landmarks in Southwest Virginia towns tend to be identified by the reoccurring themes of time-honored country music songs.
I will not deny for a second that my disease is a disease of privilege. No, I'm not talking about Type II Diabetes. I'm talking about Wanderlust. wanderlust [won-der-luhst] noun 1. a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about. Dictionary.com has no idea. The desire to travel has in...
We analyzed data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics for 29 major U.S. airports to highlight which have experienced the least and most delayed departures over a 12-month period.
Whatever you call it, the meatball turns up in nearly every culture.
It's an old cliché that Canada is entirely like the United States -- a sort of 51st state. Of course, it isn't. It has some qualities that are characteristically Canadian, not American. The "Capers,'' a mix of Scottish, French, English, Irish and those whom Canadians call members of the "First Nations'' (our "Native Americans''), have a very strong regional identity.
When Fathom sent me on a road trip with five other 20-ish travel writers to discover the hidden gems of Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, I was tentatively optimistic and curious.