By David Moore on Jun 16, 2019 in Accommodation, Asia, Attractions, Going Out, Hotels, Japan, Regions We had been planning our once-in-a-lifetime adventure for nearly a year; 10 months travel around the world visiting 15 countries to explore the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food of each destination across South America, Australasia, the Polynesian Triangle, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Our adventure included some of the must-see attractions of global travel; the Atacama Desert, Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, Machu Picchu, Ayres Rock and the Great Wall of China. Our hike on the Nakasendo Trail followed by a careful stay at a ryokan was to be one of the most memorable experiences. Our luggage was forwarded on to our next city hotel with typical Japanese efficiency allowing my wife, Helene and I to take the wonderful bullet train and far slower local trains to Magome to start our hike on the Nakasendo Trail. But not before we had our first sight of the magnificent … [Read more...] about Hiking the Nakasendo Trail and staying at a Japanese ryokan
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My experiences with US airlines, in general, have been mixed. I can’t bear those internal flights in the super tiny planes where everyone appears to have brought the maximum hand luggage allowed on board. I have tended to avoid US airlines when it has come to Business and Premium due to my low expectations. My last premium economy experience in British Airways had not really been all that premium but I had had an excellent experience with Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy so I was curious to see what was ahead!US airlines have recently been doing some major investment in premium economy and both Delta and United have relatively new premium economy offers which I plan to try out! American Airlines was the first and launched premium economy in May 2017. This means you are guaranteed quite new cabins and seats when travelling with any of the three which tends to provide a better experience.American Airlines Premium Economy 777 Review – Making the BookingI always start my search … [Read more...] about American Airlines Premium Economy 777 Review – Is it Worth Paying Extra?
When you think of colon cancer, you probably assume it’s a grandparent’s disease. But alarming new research shows that rates are rapidly rising in younger adults. If you were born in 1990, you have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer compared to someone born around 1950, according to a 2017 study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.“We’re all baffled and perplexed by this,” says Mark Pochapin, MD, professor of medicine and director of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at New York University Langone Health.Even more concerning, the study found that people younger than 55 are nearly 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage disease than older adults. “When a 25-year old complains of blood in their stool or of a sudden change in their bowel habits, their primary care physician rarely thinks it could be cancer and doesn’t offer … [Read more...] about This cancer is on the rise in young adults — and doctors don’t know why
First things first: When is St. Patrick's Day? It falls annually on March 17, but there's so much more to know about it than why we wear green to match a shamrock or the verdant Emerald Isle."St. Patrick's Day is the most visible day for celebrating and learning about Irish culture," said Rachael Gilkey, director of programming and education at the Irish Arts Center in New York City.And it's a prime time to find out more about the man the day honors. Mini-history: St. Patrick was born in Britain at the end of the 4th century. After enduring various trials, his mission became teaching people of Ireland about Christianity until his death on March 17, 461."Yes, St. Patrick's Day can be about wearing green, and, if even for one day, identifying as Irish," Gilkey told TODAY Parents. "But it's also about enjoying and learning about the music, dance, literature and food" of Ireland.So while moms and dads cook corned beef and cabbage and bake soda bread, kids can feed their curiosity about … [Read more...] about Here’s what you need to know about St. Patrick’s day
0 Have your say Visit Krakow and Katowice and share Danny DeVito’s enthusiasm for salt mines It’s perhaps a well-rehearsed line, but it’s pretty good nonetheless. Our guide through the fascinating Wieliczka Salt Mine on the outskirts of Krakow lets a couple of our group operate some of the machinery on display. “It’s wonderful to see someone from Great Britain working in Poland,” he says drily. An entertaining host, he explains that he is the fourth generation of his family to work there, and reassures us that while he hasn’t been through the whole mine, “I do know the way out”.Just as well – there are almost 2,400 chambers and the Tourist Route that we follow covers only 1 per cent of the entire underground site. We’re told we can lick the walls – although as we’re advised to find an area unlikely to have been tried out before, I decide to give it a miss.The mine is on … [Read more...] about Krakow and Katowice, Poland