Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | 36 Hours in Scottsdale Supported by Midcentury design tours, locavore meals and hikes in the countryside are among the many diversions for weekend visitors. ByElaine Glusac Jan. 17, 2019 Scottsdale may look like a suburb of neighboring Phoenix, but its own origins in agriculture and as a haven for culturally enlightened visitors from the East and Midwest had nothing to do with the city that would eventually eclipse it in size. The retreat vibe is still intact in Scottsdale’s shop- and gallery-filled Old Town, replete with the occasional kitschy Western trappings. The rangy city, which runs 31 miles south to north, has filled up with golf and spa resorts that make it a popular snowbird destination. For visitors seeking what many of Scottsdale’s original residents came for — including … [Read more...] about 36 Hours in Scottsdale
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NEW YORK TIMES The sprawling Grand Hotel Dieu in Lyon, France, was first founded in the 1300s and contains shops, restaurants and public spaces in addition to a five-star hotel. Lyon is among The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2019. 1. Puerto Rico After a devastating hurricane, an island on its way back For as long as I can remember growing up in Puerto Rico, El Morro, the indestructible fort with the endless lawns at the entrance to San Juan harbor, was where you went to fly a kite. And on a recent sunny afternoon, just as expected, a couple and their young son were there trying to catch an updraft to loft a plastic butterfly with a long blue tail into the sky. On Fortaleza Street, an art installation of colorful umbrellas hovered above pedestrians, triggering countless selfies. A short ferry ride away from the old city, at the Bacardi rum distillery in the town of Catano, visitors sipped cocktails in an open-air pavilion with a roof shaped like a bat in flight. … [Read more...] about New York Times recommends these 52 places to explore in 2019
52 Places To Go 2019 (Tag bylines with individual items.), New York Times Published 6:47 pm PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Image 1 of / 38 Caption Close Image 1 of 38 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. … [Read more...] about The New York Times picks 52 places to go in 2019
Lembeh Strait (Credit: iStock) A warning has been sent out to parents after a young girl unknowingly took home a deadly marine animal that was hiding in a shell on a Western Australian beach. After a day of playing on Coogee beach, south of Perth, the girl collected some shells to take home. As her aunt was washing them she discovered a blue ringed octopus was hiding in one of the shells. Coogee Beach WA Surf Life Saving Club uploaded photos of the dangerous creature to Facebook as a warning for parents to keep an eye on what their kids are doing at the beach. “A young girl was at the beach this morning in front of our club building sandcastles and collecting shells,” the post read. “Lucky her Aunty was cleaning the stash of shells when they got home as this critter emerged. “They look beautiful....but a bite can be deadly.” Blue ringed octopuses are a highly venomous species and are usually found in tide pools and coral reefs. The octopus gets … [Read more...] about Girl finds deadly, ‘highly venomous’ blue ringed octopus on beach
Supported By IMPACT 11/14/2018 07:35 pm ET Recycled plastic is keeping millions of discarded bottles out of our oceans, for now. But is it a long-term solution? By Julia Brucculieri Recycled plastic has become the material du jour for the fashion industry. But one area in which plastic has really taken off is footwear. Brands like Adidas, Rothy’s and Veja are just a few that are incorporating materials made of recycled plastic in their shoes. Plastic isn’t great for the environment: It’s harmful to wildlife and coral reefs, and there’s a good chance we humans are consuming plenty of it ourselves. By repurposing plastic waste, brands aim to give it life beyond the landfill and prevent it from causing more harm than is already done, all while putting their products in a positive light. Turning plastic bottles into sneakers isn’t a one-step process. To find out exactly how it’s done, we asked experts … [Read more...] about Can Sneakers Made From Recycled Plastic Save Our Planet?