Every week, our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week, he explores the best time to book your summer 2020 holiday. Schools are back, holiday tans are fading and adverts for summer sun 2020 are here. Tour companies, airlines and hotels are taking bookings now for next year’s peak weeks in July and August. But does it pay to sign up so early? Do you want something specific? Small group escorted tours should also be booked early. Tui says its eight-night Wonders Of The Galapagos Islands tour (from £2,483pp next June) or 13-night Once In A Lifetime China tour (from £2,326pp also in June) are very popular If you want something that will be in limited supply, then the sooner you reserve it the better. That means places in boutique hotels, family rooms, kids-go-free spots, honeymoon suites or even premium seats on planes. Small group escorted tours should also be booked … [Read more...] about Is NOW the best time to book next year’s holiday?
Thanks to its most famous resident, story-weaver Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen has long been associated with mermaids and fairy tales. In recent years, a similarly intangible export – hygge, the Danish take on cosiness and contentment – has heightened the city’s appeal. Come here for history, culture and architecture – and here’s how you can enjoy it all in 48 hours. Day one Morning Gliding past Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish government, on a boat trip In true fairytale style, start the day with a sprinkling of flowers on your food at Far’s Dreng (Daddy’s Boy) cafe (farsdreng.com) on Rosengarden. It’s voted the city’s Best breakfast and brunch cafe by the AOK guide, so bring a healthy appetite: portions are reassuringly hearty. From here, walk to Christiansborg Palace (visitcopenhagen.com), seat of the Danish government. Its 350ft tower is Copenhagen’s highest, free to ascend and offers great … [Read more...] about How to spend 48 hours in wonderful Copenhagen
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two Swiss women have recreated Homer Simpson’s gourmandizing tour of New Orleans, snarf for snarf, finger-wiggle for finger-wiggle. Biz New Orleans reports that it took Janine Wiget of Zürich and Katrin von Niederhäusern who now lives in Stockholm, a week to duplicate the segment, which covers 54 restaurants in 1 minute, 27 seconds. The side-by-side video created by the 30-year-old illustrators and graphic designers has attracted more than 1 million views since it was uploaded Aug. 23. The women duplicate every action and camera angle in the sequence from “Lisa Gets the Blues,” which first aired April 22, 2018. Tourism officials are delighted. New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. president and CEO Mark Romig says it’s priceless publicity. ___ Information from: BIZ New Orleans, http://www.bizneworleans.com/ Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. The Washington Times Comment PolicyThe Washington Times welcomes your comments … [Read more...] about Women recreate Homer Simpson’s New Orleans gobble tour
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The wood-frame home where a Mississippi washerwoman lived as she scrimped to create a scholarship fund has been moved to a museum district honoring African American accomplishments. The Hattiesburg home of the late Oseola McCarty was placed in a tax sale in 2017. The Hattiesburg American reports the local convention commission bought it. Late last month, the home was moved a few blocks from its original site. It will be restored and turned into a museum. McCarty attended school until the sixth grade and washed clothes for a living, saving money to help students needing financial assistance. She was 91 when she died in 1999. She left about $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Oseola McCarty Endowed Scholarship was created. ___ Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. The Washington Times Comment PolicyThe Washington Times welcomes your comments on … [Read more...] about Museum will honor washerwoman who funded scholarships
While Paris and Rome are on most people's European bucket list, Budapest is really one of the best cities you could visit. But when faced with such a big city and so many options for things to do, where do you start?! Start your day with a coffee from the Great Market Hall. Meander down the riverbanks for some amazing views. Refuel with lunch at Belvárosi Disznótoros. Enjoy $1 drinks in the sunshine. Line your stomach with some typical Hungarian food. Hang with locals at Budapest’s best dive bar. End your night with a greasy feast. Banish your hangover with a big brunch. While away the day soaking in a thermal bath. Have a late lunch at Bors GasztroBár. Wander around Margaret Island. Enjoy typical Hungarian fare for your last supper. Total cost for the weekend activities: $42.70 … [Read more...] about Here’s How To Have A Weekend In Budapest For Under $50