Your browser does not support the audio element. In Week 7 last season, the Cardinals engaged the Seahawks in a 6-6 field goal fest in which missed field goals played a pivotal role at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson (4) celebrates with Andy Lee after kicking a field goal as San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dekoda Watson (97) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) 3 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Heading into Week 10 of the NFL season, Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson is ranked 33rd in the league in field goal percentage.Considering there are only 32 teams in the league, one might conclude that kicking has become a real problem the Cardinals need to address down the stretch.Thursday morning, former Cardinals kicker Jay Feely joined Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station to address why Dawson has struggled so badly this season. One of the issues could be that, at age 42, Dawson has to double-dip with kickoff duties as well as field goals. Top Stories “They had two young guys to kick off and they wanted them to win the job so Phil wouldn’t have to kick off. Neither one of them won the job,” Feely said. “I just know that as an older guy the impacts that kickoffs had.“The analogy I give is if you lose your driver, I was teeing off with a 3-iron every hole. It has an impact on you physically and mentally as well.”Feely said that losing long snapper Aaron Brewer in Week 5 could affect the snap-hold-kick process.“If you see the ball the whole way, the entire time you are attacking the ball and hitting the ball you are comfortable and confident. When the ball isn’t there and the holder has to reach somewhere else and you don’t get to see it until the last minute, that makes it more difficult, no question,” said Feely.Many fans were excited when the Cardinals signed the 18-year veteran this offseason since he has hit 84 percent of his career attempts and is only four field goals shy of 500 for his career.But with six misses in only eight games, the acquisition has proved underwhelming.On a positive note, Dawson has hit 13 of 13 extra point attempts this season and will look to redeem himself Thursday against the Seahawks. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: Jay Feely, CBS Special Teams Expert
Go back to the e-newsletter >On Foot Holidays is offering an 8-night trek along Germany’s famous Rhine Gorge in 2016 for 5% less than the 2015 price if booked by 31 October 2015.The aptly named Castles of the Rhine walk offers hikers more castles per square kilometre than anywhere else in Europe. The route from Bingen to Koblenz leads through picturesque villages, above the legendary Lorelei Rock and past 20 castles that loom over the Rhine.The hike is of medium difficultly, with 3½ to 6½ hours spent walking each day (depending on the option chosen), and is available from April to end October. The package includes 8 nights’ accommodation, all breakfasts, some picnic lunches, one evening meal and all luggage transfers – meaning hikers simply carry a day pack. If booked before 31 October 2015, the walk can be taken in 2016 for £637 (approx AU$1387 depending on exchange rates), twin share, which is a 5% reduction on 2015’s price. Quote code ‘PMR 16’ when booking to access the discount. Upgrades are also on offer for guests to stay at castles in St Goar and Kamp Bornhofen instead of the included inns. Go back to the e-newsletter >
Go back to the e-newsletterAction sports icon Shaun White has returned to his childhood stomping grounds, joining the Mammoth Resorts’ ownership team as an investor, with an immediate focus on Big Bear Mountain Resorts.“It’s amazing that I’m now an owner of the mountain where I grew up riding,” said White. “As an owner I’ll be able to make changes and shape the future of the mountain and how people enjoy it – whether they’re beginners or professionals.”As a brand builder, White has helped usher action sports crossover into the mainstream with Air + Style, blending winter sports, live music, culture and art. For 2016 the international snowboard series will see events in Innsbruck, Beijing, Los Angeles and Mammoth Mountain, with Mammoth Resorts helping produce the event as part of the partnership.“Shaun’s drive to push the envelope athletically is mirrored by his business savvy as an entrepreneur, demonstrated by the success of his apparel line and Air + Style,” said Erik Forsell, Mammoth Resorts’ Chief Marketing Officer. “Over the last year we acquired two mountains, introduced the Cali4nia Pass, and brought Shaun into the fold. Every one of these moves mean more benefits for our skiers and riders.”White’s input will also extend to Mammoth Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resorts’ on-snow experience, which includes the top two terrain parks in the country. In the coming months, Mammoth Resorts and White are expected to announce several updates including Shaun’s vision for new resort offerings, events and terrain park enhancements.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the e-newsletterScenic invited a lucky group of six of their Diamond Elite travel agents to explore India. Starting in Delhi the agents travelled to Agra, Jaipur, Samode and Gurgaon for eight unforgettable days.Starting their trip in Old Delhi they explored the city before visiting the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, Humayan’s tomb. Next they went to New Delhi to see the India Gate. Onto Agra, they went to the Tomb of I’timad-ud- Daulah known as the Baby Taj. Not far from the famous Taj Mahal, they stayed in a luxurious hotel, the Oberoi Amarvillas. After exploring the Taj Mahal at sunrise, the group travelled to the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar as his palace in the 16th century.Continuing the trip to Jaipur they enjoyed a brand new Scenic Enrich experience – high tea inside the residence of the Royal Family Jaipur, an area not normally accessible to other tourists which overlooks the Old City.Further outside of Jaipur they visited the striking 17th century hilltop Amber Fort then after a drive through rural India they arrived at the royal village of Samode set amidst fairy tale surroundings in the rugged northern Aravalli hills. Concluding their Indian journey in Gurgaon, the agents explored real village lifestyle during their village Jeep safari and enjoyed the magic of Indian cinema at a unique Bollywood-style stage show.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the enewsletterA group of 60 guests were treated to lunch with the team from Dream Cruises and internationally-acclaimed Australian chef Mark Best this week. Sydney harbour provided a sparkling backdrop for the lunch event held at the Quayside Room of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.Vice President Brigita Devries shared images of the newest member of the Dream Cruises fleet, Explorer Dream, along with plans for the upcoming Australian and New Zealand deployment.Chef Mark BestExplorer Dream will commence of a series of itineraries north from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland before crossing the Tasman Sea where she will cruise from Auckland taking in ports on the North and South Islands. The relocation cruises between Sydney and Auckland have proved very popular for both Australian and New Zealand markets. In the new year, Explorer Dream will head back to Sydney to commence a brief series of Tasmanian itineraries, before returning to Asia via Indonesia, Singapore, Kota Kinabalu, the Philippines, Hong Kong and finishing in Keelung – Taiwan.Regarding the onboard ambience, Devries said, “the onboard lifestyle and culture will resonate with the Australian way of life…Relaxed and casual, yet offering the highest level of service standards.”Dining onboard Explorer Dream will be a treat for any ‘foodie’, with a broad offering of international flavours. Among them is Chef Mark Best’s Seafood Grill – the third such restaurant at sea for Chef Best who has partnered with Dream Cruises since the brand’s inception almost three years ago. His signature restaurants feature on both Genting Dream and World Dream.Chef Best’s Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese, Cherry and Native Pepper BerryBest aims to “revolutionise ocean dining by bringing the extraordinary produce of Australia to a unique outdoor setting – Seafood Grill by Mark Best – on Explorer Dream”.Guests can enjoy uniquely styled dishes with Australian influences, while enjoying the relaxing ambient surrounds and dining under the southern stars.Also on offer at Seafood Grill will be a Champagne Brunch menu designed by Chef Best, where guests can choose from Sourdough toast with Vegemite to a full Aussie Breakfast. Each dish will be accompanied by a glass of Champagne or beer, along with coffee, tea & chilled juices.During Explorer Dream’s local deployment, Chef Best will also host a series of Market to Table experiences, whereby guests will have the opportunity to join Best in visiting local markets, meet resident farmers face to face and source local produce at various ports. From there guests will then be treated to an exclusive and immersive cooking class and lunch where Chef Best will create and demonstrate a selection of dishes from the produce sourced at the markets.Chef Best’s Red Braised Wagyu Short Rib with Mustard Cabbage and Olive“This is an extraordinary experience for our guests to be able to connect with their inner ‘foodie passion’, learn about local produce and take away some expert cooking tips,” says Devries.Guests at the event were treated to a four-course culinary preview created by Chef Best, starting with Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese, Cherry and Native Pepper Berry, followed by Hot and Sour Soup with Native Australian Freshwater Crayfish and Red Braised Wagyu Short Rib with Mustard Cabbage and Olive. Dessert was Sauternes Custard with Osmanthus Biscuits.Lead image: Dream Cruises team from left: Aaron Eilers, Inside Sales Manager; Leonie Fraser, Marketing Manager; Chef Mark Best; Brigita Devries, Vice President and Andrew Loving, Sales Manager – NSW & ACT.Go back to the enewsletter
Increasing numbers of Brits will have booked domestic flights this year thanks to the ‘staycation’ trend.Figures published by VisitEngland revealed that the number of domestic trips taken by Brits between June and August increased by 22 percent compared to the same period last year.The majority of these headed to one of England’s seaside destinations, with resorts recording a 24 percent increase in visitor numbers this summer compared to summer 2008.VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford said that the staycation “has reigned over the course of 2009″.”With people tightening their belts and forgoing overseas travel for a break at home, the staycation stopped being about ‘staying in your house and your own garden’ and became all about getting out there and enjoying the best of England,” he commented.Many popular domestic flights operate within the UK, including those to Newquay in Cornwall, while Exeter and Bournemouth are also well served by regional airports.A VisitEngland poll published last month revealed that nearly three quarters of adults (72 percent) are likely to holiday in England at some point next year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMore city breakers booking flights to ScotlandMore city breakers booking flights to Scotland’Staycationers’ don’t think travel insurance is needed’Staycationers’ don’t think travel insurance is neededBrits booking flights overseas after cold spellTens of millions of Brits are booking cheap flights abroad ahead of their summer holiday
RelatedThe world’s most cultural cities (including a few surprises…)Looking to expand your horizons on an arts and culture-filled holiday? Look no further than this list of global capitals of culture – spanning relics of ancient civilisations, art from movements that changed the world, and the exciting leaders of today’s cultural and culinary renaissances. 1. Florence, Italy – fly from…5 of the most walkable cities in the worldForget confusing public transport and budget-busting taxis. The best way to experience a city like a local is on your own two feet. Not to mention it’s free, and eco-friendly too. We’ve picked five destinations where you can literally take exploring in your stride and suggested routes that join the…How to holiday in Japan on a budgetFancy experiencing the technology of tomorrow in Tokyo, or meeting traditional Geisha girls in Kyoto, but you think Japan is too expensive? Think again. Here are seven tips, plus a video, on how to travel in Japan and see the big sights on a budget. More Brits could be encouraged to book flights to Japan and travel to Kyoto thanks to the city’s growing reputation as a culinary hotspot.This is according to the Japan National Tourist Organisation, which commented after the publication of a new Michelin guide to Kyoto and Osaka this month.Kylie Clark, JNTO’s press manager, said that Kyoto visitors should not miss the city’s dining and cultural offerings, with one of the highlights being a night in a ryokan – a traditional inn – with a kaiseki dinner.”The two cities have already received quite a bit of press since becoming Michelin-starred cities, so the recognition alone of their restaurants being good enough to warrant a Michelin guide is sure to have already lured some foodie travellers to visit them,” she commented.Ms Clark went on to say that that Kyoto’s cuisine is a “template” upon which Japan’s culinary culture has grown from.Kyoto locals, who are known for their passionate approach towards food, have an expression called ‘kuidaore’, which translates as “to eat ’til you drop”.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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Fly to: Phu Quoc RelatedWhere to go in 2018 with TUIWondering where to travel in 2018? Check out our guide to the best places to go in 2018 with TUI – we’ve got it all, from short sweet city breaks and ventures off the beaten track in Montenegro, to long, lavish escapes to the Caribbean.Not just for families: 10 things you never knew about TUIIf you think TUI package holidays are all about kids and beaches, think again. The company offers a huge range of holiday options, from trips around Vietnam to five-star luxury hotels for adults only. Here’s a few things you probably didn’t know about TUI…10 holiday destinations in Spain off the beaten trackLooking at booking your 2018 holidays? Let TUI do the work with one of these beautiful, off-the-beaten-track destinations in Spain – whether you’re after a weekend break in an old town or a week on a beach, TUI have got you covered. Skiathos Town has become increasingly cool in the last decade, but despite designer boutiques and yachts lining the harbour, it’s still got that small-island feel. Restaurants are hidden under leafy trees and in between bright white walls, Greek alley cats stalk the pathways as though they own the city, and once you jump in a jeep you’ll have access to Skiathos’ secret beaches and beautiful bays. Koukenaries is the ideal spot to stay if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle – but who doesn’t want to wake up and stroll to their closest bakery for bougatsa? 1. Taghazout, Morocco Fly to: Agadir Fly to: Malta Fly to Skiathos Getting off the beaten track entirely doesn’t mean giving up creature comforts – you can find plenty of 4 and 5 star hotels in Kerala, Wifi is included and some have pools too. However, this spot is a million miles (metaphorically) from the standard beach villa and self-catering combo. You’ll spend your days cruising on Kerala’s backwaters on long boats, trying seafood cooking classes and catching a snake-boat race if you’re lucky. These take place every few months post-monsoon season. When it comes to celebrating, Kerala is known for tea and toddy (tea being the hot drink you know and love, toddy being the local alcohol produced from the sap of palm trees). 10. Podgorica, Montenegro 5. Sardinia, Italy Fly to Podgorica Thailand’s islands like Koh Tao and Koh Samui have been stealing the limelight in the past 10-15 years, which means the sandy, fisherman’s island of Phu Quoc (pronounced foo kwok) has remained a quiet coastal destination, ideal for relaxing by the pool, spending the day zipping round on a scooter or finding local fish markets. In fact, there’s even a Fish Sauce Factory you can visit on this island (but it will require a strong stomach). A better way of getting acquainted with the local produce is hitting the stalls on Sao Beach after a solid day of sunbathing. You can also break a sweat by doing one of the hiking trails in Phú Quốc National Park, which covers the majority of the northeast tip of Phu Quoc. This is also one of the best value holiday destinations of this year. Fly to Phu Quoc Fly to Malta 2. Cadiz, Spain Fly to: Alghero Just like many of Spain’s cities, Cadiz combines a cuisine of its own, small streets that snake through the Old Town and friendly locals, better known as gaditanos (Cadiz locals). If you’re not here to enjoy a few sherries in the centuries-old city centre or to weave in and out of eighteenth century churches and cathedrals, you might find what you’re looking for on El Zahara de los Atunes or Bolonia. Bolonia beach, also known as Tarifa, is a 4km golden playground for windsurfers, whereas El Zahara de los Atunes is better to suited to drinking copas of wine with the sun setting over Africa right in front of you. Fly to: Jerez Fly to Alghero When you think of Italy, you might think of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Neapolitan pizza and Rome’s Colosseum. You might have bypassed Sardinia’s pink beaches, National Park archipelago and rugged, mountainous interior. Whilst still Italian, Sardinia is proud of its island heritage, sat next to Corsica in the middle of the Mediterranean. Flying into Alghero means you’ll be in the northwest of the country, and just a few hours from La Maddalena National Park. With seven large islands and 55 smaller islets, it’s ideal for sailing into the sunset with your friends or partner. Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) is easy to visit by public transport if you’re staying on the mainland, too. If you’re still hankering for an Italian city afterwards, why not check out TUI’s Italy holidays? When the Azure window collapsed in March 2017, the Maltese locals worried that this might hurt tourism – it turns out they had little to fear. The Azure window is as popular as it was, but the attraction is now under water – it’s become one of the best places to dive in the Mediterranean, thanks to Malta’s clear blue waters, minimal pollution and a new neighbourhood of marine life living life on the rocks in Gozo. The dive site is already rapidly changing, as the white sharp rocks are beginning to grow a new submarine layer of life. Outside of the water, Gozo has beautiful beaches, and if you’re craving city life, Valletta (Malta’s capital) is a busy Medieval port city and another Game of Thrones filming location. Ready for your next holiday? Check out all of TUI’s destinations today. Why not get ahead of the game with one of these winter deals in Vietnam or Cape Verde? Montenegro is getting more and more of a reputation for it’s clean beaches and medieval old towns – especially as it shares a coastline with Croatia, but costs a fraction of the price. Sharing Croatia’s geography also means Montenegro has a number of vineyards (and yep, the local wine is good) and quiet beaches on Becici. TUI even offer transfers to Petrovac, the main coastal bay just south of Becici and Budva. Alternatively, you could hike around Durmitor National Park, Montenegro’s northern mountain range, and hire a cabin on the Black Lake. Taghazout is a hippie, 60’s beach town that’s never lost its bohemian edge – but now, it’s one of the most popular surf destinations in Morocco and Africa. Anchor Point and Boiler’s Break are a cut above your normal swells, but if you’re not quite brave enough for the board yet there are plenty of surf schools on the beach in Taghazout. And you prefer dry land, brunch spots like Cafe Mouja welcome you in for smoothies, brunch and epic ocean views, or you could head to one of the beachfront yoga classes for a sunset vinyasa. You could even hunt out the Game of Thrones filming locations too. Fly to Cancún 4. Gozo, Malta Fly to: Venice There’s a lot to be said for exiting Cancun’s airport and hopping in a transfer to hotfoot it to Tulum. Home of the mystical Mayan ruins, beachfront taquerias and all-night jungle parties, this is somewhere you should be making a beeline for if you like a touch of history, Caribbean beaches and fish tacos. The town of Tulum has a number of romantic hotels, hipster bars and coffee shops, whereas the beach is a further 10 minutes east. This is where you’ll find cenotes (a cave diver’s dream!), white sand and palm-fringed beach bars and boutiques. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 8. Skiathos, Greece Fly to: Skiathos Fly to: Cancun Fly to Jerez de la Frontera 7. Murano, Italy Fly to Kerala 6. Tulum, Mexico 9. Kerala, India In partnership with TUI Fly to: Podgorica Fly to: Kerala Fly to Agadir Venice will blow you away, but the smaller islands just outside of the city will charm you (and they’re much quieter). Murano used to be Venice’s glass-making island, where all the glass-makers were forced to live to protect their trade. Fortunately, the glass-makers now have the freedom to roam, but it’s still common to weave in and out of the shops to see how they make ornate Champagne flutes and intricate pieces of jewellery. Likewise, Burano, Murano’s neighbouring island, is known for lace-making and brightly coloured canal facing houses – this trip’s a dreamy one for creatives types. 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1. Try river cruisingMillions of people sign up for cruises every year, but growing numbers are ditching the world’s oceans and opting for a river cruise, instead. And river cruisers getting younger too, thanks in part of a number of cruise lines going all out to target younger passengers. Take river cruising specialist U by Uniworld, which is targeting 21 to 45 year-olds with adrenaline-fueled onshore activities like rock climbing and rafting, while onboard, there’ll be DJs, rooftop lounges and yoga classes. Our tip? If you’re new to cruising, start with something short-haul rather than jumping in at the deep end with a Mekong river excursion. Cruises down the Rhine or Danube are just as spectacular and a great way for first timers to dip their toe into the world of river cruising. Related10 most awesome adventure activities in Australia and New ZealandBored of bungee? From swimming with sharks to walking in the sky, 10 of the most exciting, extreme activities in Aus & NZ.Solo travel for seniors – your optionsFrom walking holidays to yoga retreats and cruises, we take a look at the options available for seniors planning their first solo travel experience.The ultimate holiday bucket list for your trip to ChinaChina is home to ancient wonders and modern marvels, from the breathtaking Great Wall to the spiky futuristic skyline of Shanghai. If you’re planning a trip of a lifetime to the Middle Kingdom, make sure to tick off these 10 must-see destinations in China – all of which are easy… 5. Explore the Peruvian AmazonLast year, British Airways’ launched the UK’s first direct flights to Peru, and the number of visitors to landmarks like Machu Picchu went through the roof. This beginner’s guide to Peru is perfect if you haven’t been before. The better news? There are still plenty of ways to get off the beaten track. Some of the best rainforest lodges in Peru can be found in the Tambopata National Park. Although the area’s been protected from over-development, you’ll still find a range of accommodation options, ranging from luxurious lodges to rustic tree houses high above the treeline. If you’re feeling brave, opt to stay at one of the remote research stations – many take a small number of guests, who share their accommodation with the scientists working there. One of our favourites is the Tambopata Research Center, a two-day trip downriver from the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. 2. Chill out on the Cambodian coastThe Thai islands are officially full, which is why people are looking for alternatives to Phuket, Phi Phi and Koh Samui. This is where Cambodia comes in. Set sail for the coastline of this beautiful country in 2018 and you’ll discover a spectacular world of lush rainforests, diverse wildlife and some of the friendliest people in the world. If you’re wondering where to stay in Cambodia, we recommend heading to Sihanoukville, which has some of the country’s largest (but still wonderfully cheap) beach resorts, or to Cambodia’s Koh Rong Islands, which are located in the Gulf of Thailand. We also love Kep. Originally known as Kep-sur-Mer, this was a glamorous beach resort for the first half of the twentieth century. It’s now one of Cambodia’s most popular destinations for backpackers, thanks to a growing number of beach hut resorts. Prices start at around £30 for a night in a two-person beach bungalow (find your own beach bungalow here). 3. Cycle your way around SingaporeNorwegian’s new Gatwick to Singapore flights mean it’s now possible to get to Asia’s garden city for around £400 (singles start from £150). And it’s the perfect time to discover this beautiful destination. The city-state’s contract with F1 has just been renewed, making 2018 the ideal time to watch the famous night time street circuit race, and it’s now even easier to explore Singapore’s green spaces, thanks to two new bike share schemes (OFO and O-bike). The fact that more and more people are exploring the city by bike has convinced the government to create a fantastic new cycling route. The Connector Trail winds between Singapore’s many parks. Our advice? Start by pedaling your way over to Windsor Park, a protected nature reserve where you’ll find monkeys, turtles, butterflies and lizards. Read our quick guide to Singapore before departing for the best street food and attractions too! 7. Get back to basics in St HelenaKeen to really get away from it all? Head to St Helena, the world’s most remote island. Luckily, getting there is now significantly easier. This year saw the launch of the first flights to St Helena, a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean which is 4,000 kilometres east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,950 kilometres west of the African continent. In the past, anyone hoping to visit the island would have had to spend several weeks on the cargo ship which delivered the island’s post. The (admittedly few) travellers who visit St Helena are drawn by the wildlife and the spectacular, volcanic landscape. It’s also got a fascinating history – Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the island in 1815, and he died there in 1821. Are you an adrenaline junkie searching for your next big adventure? Here’s where to to go to get your next fix!The 10 most awesome adventures in Australia and New ZealandHow to scare yourself silly in Australia and New Zealand.10 epic road trip adventuresProof that you can sign up for an adventure without leaving the comfort of your car.Top tips for solo adventurersOur essential guide to going it alone.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 8. Go star-spotting in ChileChile is another place which has recently become more accessible, thanks to a new direct flight launched by British Airways. Top Chile attractions include the Torres Del Paine National Park, vibrant Santiago and the coastal haven of Valparaíso, but in recent years it’s become one of the world’s top stargazing destinations. Our favourite spot is the Atacama Desert, which is also one of the world’s darkest places, thanks to the lack of light pollution. There are a number of hotels (we love the Elqui Domos, which has telescopes in every bedroom) and more observatories are opening to the public, too. One of the most famous is the Alma observatory, which recently guided tours. 9. Learn how to be a cowboy (or girl) in TexasThis next adventure is another one brought to you courtesy of a new flight route – in this case, Norwegian’s UK-to-Austin route, which launches in early 2018. We love Austin for its sheer quirkiness (its logo is Keep Austin Weird, after all) but it’s the wide open spaces of Texas which are putting the Lone Star State on the map. Whether you dream of learning how to work a lasoe, or simply want to saddle up for a horseback exploration of this beautiful part of America, there are a wide range of ranches to choose from. Top picks include the Flying L Guest Ranch & Villas, which is ideal for families (amenities include a water park, tennis course and golf course) while wannabe Lone Rangers looking for something for authentic will love the Silver Spur Guest Ranch, where you can channel your inner cowboy with long-distance horseback rides or sign up for hayrides, campfires dinners and fossil digs. 6. Sign up for a vineyard tour in Sonoma (the new Napa Valley)Napa Valley is so last year. Head to Sonoma, which is a short drive from San Francisco, and you’ll find over 400 vineyards dotting a spectacular stretch of the Pacific Ocean, along with 50 state and regional parks. And no matter when you head to this beautiful part of the world, there’s sure to be an event taking place, whether it’s the Sonoma Country Harvest Fair or the region’s regular wine and food festivals. Our favourite wineries include BobDog Wines (Sonoma’s highest vineyard) and Roche Winery & Vineyards, famous for its Pinot Noir. 4. Visit the Florida Keys’ lesser-known islandsTop of your “to do” list for 2018 should be some Floridian island-hopping. Venture beyond tourist meccas such as Key West to islands like Marathon and Islamorada and you’ll discover cheaper prices, fewer tourists and deserted beaches straight out of a Bounty advert. The Lower Keys have some of the best wildlife, including the ridiculously cute Key deer. Although accommodation options on these islands are more limited than in other areas of the Florida Keys, there’s still something for everyone, including a handful of luxury resorts alongside campsites and independent hotels. 10. Swim with whale sharks in the SeychellesNew flights are certainly helping opening up the world in 2018, and it’s a great year for adventurers. British Airways are launching direct flights from Gatwick to the Seychelles in early 2018, and if you thought dolphin watching sounded rather tame, why not consider swimming with whale sharks? A number of tour operators offer this unique activity, although if you prefer something land-based, you’re also in luck. Top of the list would be an exhaustion-inducing hike through the UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai on Praslin, a glass-bottomed boat tour and a paragliding excursion.
CountryCityAverage temperature in MayMexicoCancun38°C / 100°FThailandBangkok35°C / 95°FSingaporeSingapore32°C / 90°FThailandPhuket32°C / 90°FEgyptCairo26°C / 82°FUSALas Vegas32°C / 90°FCaribbeanDominican Republic31°C / 88°FCaribbeanBarbados30°C / 86°FCubaHavana30°C / 86°F If you’ve been dreaming about visiting Barbados, May is a great time to go. At 30 degrees it’s seriously warm, but it’s not quite peak tourist season so you’ll have those dreamy Caribbean beaches almost to yourself. Another hot beach destination at this time of year Cancun. This Mexican city has gorgeous stretches of Caribbean coastline and an incredible nightlife. We can almost taste the frozen margaritas… Sign up for our newsletter and kickstart your wanderlust. Get our destination inspiration right in your inbox Compare cheap flights using the Everywhere tool ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Where’s hot in May? Top 10 holiday destinations PREVIOUS: Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up City break holidays in May Visit Singapore in May and you’ll find temperatures are already well into the 30s. Make the most of the hot weather in the Lion City’s lush parks and nature reserves – including patches of genuine forest. By evening, tuck into chilli crab in one of the many excellent seafood restaurants. May is also an excellent time to visit Cairo. Delve into Egyptian history and take a sunrise camel ride out to the pyramids at Giza. Grab your driving license and your passport and get ready to tackle some of the world’s most epic driving routes, on a budget. From city breaks in Bologna to idyllic trips to Casablanca, check out our suggestions on where to go in May. Travel Trends: the best value destinations to visit in 2019 Want more May holiday suggestions? The Skyscanner app makes on-the-go holiday planning a lot easier Festival season is almost here, so why not plan your holiday to coincide with one of these epic global celebrations? NEXT: The top 5 festivals to add to your bucket list On the road: how to see more of the world on a budget RelatedWhere’s hot in April?April showers? Not on our watch. Jet off in search of the sun, with destinations including Cairo, Las Vegas and Cancun.Where’s hot in August?Ah, August. It’s the last month of the summer, and it’s a popular time for family beach holidays and European city breaks. This side of the continent, there are plenty of spots to catch some rays and enjoy the hot weather, but if you’re looking for a few more suggestions,…Where’s hot in February?February may be the most romantic month, but it’s a chilly one in the UK. If you’re looking for some sun and a little bit of heat, consult our official guide to where’s hot in February, from Thailand to the Canary Islands. Download the Skyscanner app Beach holidays in May Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Save more while seeing some of the world’s coolest places with our tips on the best value places to visit in 2019. Book flights to these, and other destinations, right here Plan a whole year of sunshine: ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
Jackson Hole, WY – Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Jackson Hole’s grand lodge style slope side mountain resort, has teamed with Grand Fishing Adventures, Jackson Hole’s most seasoned team of guides, to deliver a deluxe Jackson Hole experience both indoors and outdoors. Seasoned anglers know that the Snake River in Jackson Hole is an ideal spot for blue-ribbon trout fishing during the prime season of late summer and early fall. For experts and novices alike, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa has created a world-class fly fishing package for those looking for a side of luxury with their private guided fishing experience.The new Angler’s Dream Package is now casting with a rate starting at $780 per person, and lots of value-added trimmings including: -Three nights luxurious accommodations for two in a Lodge guest room -Two full days of private guided fly fishing with Grand Fishing Adventures for two -Two boxed lunches from Cascade Restaurant to fuel each full day of fly fishingMore details on the Angler’s Dream Package, as well as all of Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa’s great packages are on their website at www.tetonlodge.com. For reservations, visit www.tetonlodge.com/Reservations/index.htm or call the toll-free reservations line at 1-800-631-6271.Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa has 145 hotel suites and rooms and is set apart by artfully coupling the feel of a classic national park lodge with contemporary technologies and a welcoming Western sensibility. The Lodge has become one of the most highly regarded properties in Teton Village since opening in 2002 and offers out-the-front-door access to the full range of winter and summer outdoor activities.About Terra Resort Group Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa is a managed by Terra Resort Group, a hospitality management and development company known for their commitment to environmental responsibility and an evolutionary approach to hospitality, where excellence and innovation work with conscientious business practices and forward-thinking design to create an exceptional guest experience. Efforts are currently underway to institute new environmentally sensitive operations throughout Teton Mountain Lodge, including retro-fitting the property in certain areas, to help guests leave the smallest footprint after they leave, without compromising any element of their luxury experience. Located slope-side to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and less than a mile away from the breathtaking wilderness of Grand Teton National Park, The Lodge is the perfect base camp for a Wyoming adventure in any season.Formed in November 2006, Terra Resort Group’s dynamic new management team is comprised of industry leaders and top talent from hospitality and business arenas. Prior to Terra Resort Group, company President Jamie Yarrow was with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for 18 years, most recently as General Manager of Four Seasons Palm Beach. He led the opening management team for Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. Rob DesLauriers, a former professional skier turned developer and hotelier, serves as Chairman of Terra Resort Group and was the developer of Hotel Terra. Among other successes, DesLauriers launched the adjacent slope-side Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa in 2002, a 145-room luxury hotel that emulates the great park lodges of the American West, also a member of the Terra Resort Group.
BILOXI, Miss. – Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance.The Sun Herald reports a judgment filed Thursday in Harrison County Circuit Court says Afroman must pay Haley Byrd in monthly installments of $10,000 and if he does not, he will owe her $125,000.Byrd’s attorney Tim Holleman says the Florida resident was 21 when Joseph Edgar Foreman, whose stage name is Afroman, punched her while she danced after getting on the stage during the Mardi Gras concert in Biloxi.Afroman had pleaded guilty to an assault charge. He also agreed he will not disparage, slander or libel Byrd. She claimed he defamed her by writing a song about the assault called “Stay off the Stage.”___Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com FILE – In this Aug. 22, 2001 file photo, Afroman, whose real name is Joseph Foreman, poses for a portrait in New York. Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance. A judgment filed Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Harrison County Circuit Court says Afroman must pay Haley Byrd in monthly installments of $10,000 and if he does not, he will owe her $125,000. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin, File) Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punched by The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2018 9:05 pm PDT Last Updated May 25, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Posted Nov 8, 2018 7:34 am PDT Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 at 8:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Prince Charles says he’ll keep views to himself when king LONDON – Britain’s Prince Charles has pledged not to interfere in the affairs of state when he becomes king, seeking to dispel concerns about his past activism on issues ranging from global warming to architectural preservation.In an interview for a documentary marking his 70th birthday, the heir to the throne told the BBC that he understands he will have to act differently when he becomes king. Britain’s monarch is barred from interfering in politics.“I’m not that stupid,” Charles said when asked if his public campaigning would continue after he succeeds his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. “I do realize that it is a separate exercise being sovereign, so of course I understand entirely how that should operate.”The prince has caused disquiet in the past by expressing his commitment to organic farming, traditional architecture and environmental causes. In 2015, he lost a long court battle to prevent the disclosure of 27 letters sent to government officials on matters such as badger culling, fish protection, military readiness and the preservation of historic buildings.The “black spider” memos, so called because of Charles’ cramped handwritten greetings and closings, were controversial because some saw them as inappropriate lobbying by the heir to the throne.But Charles defended his past actions, including establishing the Prince’s Trust in 1976 to help disadvantaged young people, saying he had always steered clear of party politics. He wondered aloud whether his interventions were really “meddling.”“If it’s meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago … if that’s meddling, I’m very proud of it,” he said.The documentary captures the prince in both public and private, including images of him feeding vegetable scraps to his chickens and collecting their eggs at his Highgrove home.It includes an interview with the prince’s wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, who said Charles is driven by a need to help others.“He’s pretty impatient, he wants things done by yesterday as I think everybody who works for him will tell you. But that’s how he gets things done. He’s driven by this, this passion inside him to really help,” she said. “He would like to save the world.” Britain’s Prince Charles, stands by a Commonwealth Walkway plaque during a reception at the British deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Juana Summers, The Associated Press Posted Nov 27, 2018 9:24 pm PDT Write then run: Dems pen books while weighing 2020 campaigns WASHINGTON — Writing a book has become standard practice for politicians with presidential ambitions, and this year is no different, even though many Democrats haven’t formally entered the race.Already, many of the Democrats considering challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 have released books. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has been on tour promoting “An Unlikely Journey: Waking up from My American Dream.” New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been promoting her children’s book, “Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote.”On Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders released his book “Where We Go From Here.” In January, California Sen. Kamala Harris plans to release her memoir, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” with a picture book memoir to debut around the same time.Juana Summers, The Associated Press Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, ‘Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance’, at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Maren Morris starts 2nd album with uplifting “GIRL” single by Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2019 5:46 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NASHVILLE — Maren Morris knew the importance of selecting the first single she released from her much-anticipated second record, but as soon as she heard the demo of “GIRL,” the country singer-songwriter knew this was the song she wanted to lead off the album.The new single touches on overcoming self-doubt and the pressure of comparison, which Morris said felt like a timely song. Morris wrote the song with Grammy-winning producer Greg Kurstin and Sarah Aarons, who co-wrote “The Middle,” the Grammy-nominated collaboration between Morris and EDM artists Zedd and Grey.“GIRL” is also the title of her new headlining world tour, kicking off March 9 in Chicago. The tour will also hit several European cities.Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This April 12, 2018 file photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spears has decided to focus on self-care as she goes through a rough stretch. She posted an image on Instagram Wednesday with the words, “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.” People magazine reports that worries for her father and the need to help take care of him after a life-threatening colon rupture last year have continued to take a toll on the pop star. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Britney Spears says she’s taking a little ‘me time’ by The Associated Press Posted Apr 4, 2019 6:24 am PDT LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears says she’s decided to focus on self-care as she goes through a rough stretch.Spears posted animageon Instagram Wednesday with the words, “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.”In the caption she wrote that everyone needs “a little ‘me time,’” followed by a smile emoji.People magazine reports citing an unnamed source that worries for her father and the need to help take care of him after a life-threatening colon rupture last year have continued to take a toll on the pop star.In January, Spears announced that she was putting her planned Las Vegas residency — and the rest of her career — on hold for the sake of her father.The 37-year-old Spears has sons aged 13 and 12.The Associated Press
This large crate with the Urbis et Orbis Space model crate seemed unmanageable, but many hands carried it all the way from the East Crescent, uphill through the keystone, to the truck. [Photo & text: sa] The – awesome effort – crew. [Photo & text: sa] September 16, 2005The second shipment of artwork, to be exhibited in Rome, left in the early hours this morning. The second shipment of artwork, to be exhibited in Rome, left in the early hours this morning. Acosanti Planning team stenciled identification on all 14 crates. [Photo & text: sa] Archive chief Tomiaki Tamura accompanies the shipment on trucks and freight plane and will stay in Italy to be part of the effort of putting the exhbition together. The exhibition opens on October 8. 2005 until January 8. 2006. For previous reports on this exhibition see postings of 7/25, 7/27 and 8/29. [Photo & text: sa]
A unique siltcast ceiling drapes this split-floor penthouse unit. [Photo & Text: T] Scupper/guardrail details are typical of the Arcosanti metal design employed elsewhere on site. [Photo & Text: T] One of the bedroom interiors was reworked by the current occupant Dan Kelliher, Planning manager. [Photo & Text: T] March 31, 2006Located in the center of the site, East Housing is the shared living quarters of some of the Arcosanti staff. [Photo & Text: T] Scupper/guardrail details are typical of the Arcosanti metal design employed elsewhere on site. [Photo & Text: T]Located in the center of the site, East Housing is the shared living quarters of some of the Arcosanti staff. [Photo & Text: T]
April 20, 2007 This week 147 students, teachers and parents from Copperwood School in Glendale, AZ., visited Arcosanti for a tour and lunch. The group was divided into five smaller groups with individual tour guides. [from upper left] Tour guide Julian Lauzzana [Arcosanti Development Office] with a group of students in the Ceramics Apse. This week 147 students, teachers and parents from Copperwood School in Glendale, AZ., visited Arcosanti for a tour and lunch. The group was divided into five smaller groups with individual tour guides. [from upper left] Tour guide Julian Lauzzana [Arcosanti Development Office] with a group of students in the Ceramics Apse. Lisa Willot [manages Agriculture] talked to her group in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. Stefan Grace [Public Relations] and Darina Trendafilova [Construction] with their groups along the East Crescent. [Photo & text: sa] The Vaults came alive with the cheerful voices of many children. Cafe manager Carrie Krueger and Workshop participants Fernando Lomasto, Sylva Tentori and Livio Stabile served a delicious lunch. The children had a good visit. Guest services manager Dinah Yessne received some wonderful ‘Thank You’ letters, like .. .. from Talisa: Dear Dinah, Thank you so much for the tour. It was really neat to see how every thing worked. I’m planning on moving there in about 6 or 7 years. [Photo & text: sa] .. from Christopher: Dear Mr. Soleri, I’ve really really liked the presentation, but I’ve had an idea about the food. I would put a bell on the door and if they liked the food they will ring it. .. from Christina: Thank you for the great day! I thought the food was the best! .. from Anna: Thank you Dinah for giving us a tour. We had a lot of fun at Arcosanti. It was the best building site I have ever seen. The food was very good. I also liked the bells. They were very nice looking. I liked how a guy put the penny in the propane. We had a very fun day. Thank you!!! For information on group visits please contact Guest Services manager Dinah Yessne at (928) 632-6222. [Photo & text: sa]