The Pulse nightclub, the gay venue where 49 people were shot and killed last month, has found its way onto itineraries for tourists from around the world who pay their respects and leave handmade memorials.
Beach vacations, done right, have a magical way of getting you to eat, drink and do things you'd normally steer clear of on a regular weekday. Take roller coasters. I hadn't been on one in years, ever since a wild ride on the Phantom's Revenge at a Kennywood school picnic left me dizzy for weeks.
This small island - only 21 square miles in size and 650 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. - gave the world shorts (still used as part of the island uniform), onions (still used in island cuisine), and grass (still used on the island's ubiquitous golf courses).
Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, sea caves used by Neanderthals, 99 artificial islands in the remote Pacific Ocean and 17 structures designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier are among 21 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
This small island — only 21 square miles in area and 650 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina — gave the world shorts (still used as part of the island uniform), onions (still used in island cuisine), and grass (still used on the island’s ubiquitous golf courses).
Having always been a fan of the old Speed Museum, I was understandably excited at the prospect of seeing the new, improved Speed Museum. The $60 million renovation, which doubled the museum’s square footage and tripled its gallery space, necessitated its closure for three years.
The Monterey Peninsula, between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the central coast, is California’s geography in microcosm — spectacular mountains, lush valleys, scenic rivers, charming hamlets — dominated always by the Pacific Ocean.
It’s a generally accepted fact that New Orleans is unlike any other American city. Where else will you find people willingly boarding buses marked “Cemeteries”? Where else will voodoo priests and priestesses be lauded as rock stars, their graves piled with floral tributes? What other city deifies its sinners and names its football team the Saints?
This just may be America’s sexiest city — a symphony of sand, surf and sherbet-colored sunrises set to a sassy salsa beat. It is palm trees and pulsating nightlife; torpid days and tropical nights; shimmering pools and shimmying revelers.
I’m not usually one to give much credence to Top 10 lists, as they usually reflect the list maker’s tastes and preferences. However, Virtuoso, the global luxury travel network and influential trend forecaster, has recently crunched its own numbers, releasing a list of 10 destinations that U.S. travelers are heading for this winter and spring.
Kentucky’s most famous sandwich is getting a gourmet upgrade for its 90th birthday. The historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, where the iconic dish originated in 1926, will offer the “Haute Brown” for $90 from April 15 to May 15, while supplies last. The classic plate, Texas toast topped with roasted turkey, Mornay sauce, roma tomatoes, bacon and fresh parsley, goes over-the-top in Executive Chef Josh Bettis’ newest take for a limited time.
Ah, romance is in the air. With Valentine’s Day just a week away, you can almost smell the roses and hear the champagne corks pop. If you have already planned that romantic getaway, congratulations, you just might keep your Valentine for another year.
Studio Players presents its annual 10 Minute Play Festival July 28-31, 2016 at the Carriage House Theatre on Bell Court in Lexington, Kentucky. We had actors from each of the seven 10-minute plays in the festival explain their shows in 10 seconds (or so).
Sarah PompeiiLexington Herald-Leader
10-minute plays, explained in 10 seconds
Lexington Police to begin using body cameras
Video shows Lexington airline passenger charged with attacking flight crew
See Lexington police body camera in action in traffic stop