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Hotel restaurants are back in vogue, thanks to innovative menus from a new generation of talented Reporter. Shem MD selects great places to stay, with food to match Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey Pennyhill Park, Surrey There are fewer than 10 British hotels whose chefs have been awarded two Michelin stars, and outside London, that figure shrinks still further. Michael Wignall spent five years at North Yorkshire’s much-loved Devonshire Arms, where he held one star, before moving to Pennyhill Park in 2007. Last year, Pennyhill’s...

It’s 1:00 in the morning. You’ve been on the road for two straight days. Your legs feel tight and cramped, your back aches and you’re vaguely nauseous from attempting to read Hegel’s The Phenomenology of the Spirit long after your last dosage of Dramamine. As the gas station market’s sickly fluorescent lights glint dully on your greasy, unshowered hair, you rub your eyes, trying to decide between a monster pack of Jack Link’s beef jerky and a taco-flavored roller grill hot dog. You’re leaning toward the jerky because of...

Amongst pets, dogs are the most frequent travelers.  They account for over 85% of pet travelers.  Trips to the beach,  family vacations,  traveling to pet friendly accommodations…no matter what the adventure, most dogs love car rides and can’t wait to hop in and hit the open road.  Cats on the other hand – not so much.  Most cat’s car travel takes place when they are going back and forth to the vet (no wonder they don’t like the car).  However, many cat parents are faced with a big dilemma when they have to move...

Duck dishes may not as popular as chicken dishes, maybe because the meat is darker and harder so it would take longer time to cook it and many people hardly deal with the strong smell of the duck. Nonetheless, duck is used in various dishes all over the world. Nowadays, popularity of duck dishes is increasing as more and more people know how delicious the dishes are, if you know how to cook it right. If you need some recommendation, here are 10 duck dishes from all over the world. 1. Pecking Duck: this could be the most famous duck dish...

Topeka native Shanley Cox made the move to KC three years ago and spends her time dishing about local cuisine on her blog, Eat it Kansas City. But this foodie knows the ins and outs of more than just the restaurant scene. Here are a few of Shanley’s favorite things about the “BBQ Capital of the World.” Follow Shanley’s story on Twitter @EatitKC. Kansas City is My City When someone comes to visit me, the first place I take them is Westport – Kansas City’s original entertainment district. Founded more than 150 years...

If this is your first time traveling abroad, or maybe you just need a refresher here’s a list of many tips you should do or bring before your trip. Security & Health Bring copies of your passport. If your passport gets stolen or lost you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship. Leave a copy of your passport. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well. Register...

Posted on Aug 16 2013 - 8:52pm by TravelFore
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Billowing ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano dashed travel plans in 2010, but travel to the icebound peak has been booming since that eruption grounded millions across Europe. Volcano tourism is flaring up globally, and Iceland isn’t the only hot spot. New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro rumbled back to life last August, spurring an uptick in visitors to the long-dormant volcano. On Hawaii’s Big Island, Kilauea volcano recently marked 30 years of nonstop eruption (the longest in recorded history), but after lava started...

Highlights of British Columbia. British Columbia is Canada’s south-western province bordering the Pacific Ocean and Alaska. There are vibrant cities, towering mountain peaks, blue ocean waters dotted with islands, and sun-baked desert. You can hike coastline or mountain trails, go whale or bear watching, visit award-winning wineries and relax at great resorts. Here are some suggestions: Vancouver This world-class city takes full advantage of its water-side location, has some good urban attractions, plenty of green space and many recreation...

#Psychics, Reiki massage, and surfing lessons. Take your dog or cat to one of these pet-indulgent hotels, and they may not want to come home. Break out the catnip: August 8 is International Cat Day, which seems a lovely excuse to pack your cat’s bag and take him or her along on a late-summer family vacation. Granted, more people take their dogs on vacations, but plenty of hotels have set up enticing programs for canines, the occasional kitty traveler and sometimes even snakes or birds. A few, however, offer a lot more than treats, litter...

Thinking about retiring overseas but concerned you might make a less-than-worthy choice because you can’t afford to visit all the places on your wish list before you make your final decision? Just because you’ve little money doesn’t mean you have to stay at home. With a bit of ingenuity, and a dash of wit and wangle, you can travel practically for free. How? By thinking out of the box when it comes to where you stay. Here are six suggestions for getting your accommodation for free or next-to-nothing.   1. Couchsurfing....