Travel

How old is too old to stay in a hostel?

2 weeks ago 7ring 0
For the first half of my twenties, I almost completely avoided hostels. With the exception of some study abroad stints in “backpackers,” as they’re called in South Africa, the years of my youth that would typically be associated with dorm life coincided with the rise of Airbnb. But as I get closer to turning 30, Read More

College football is turning schools into hotels with $475,000 rooms

1 month ago 7ring Comments Off on College football is turning schools into hotels with $475,000 rooms
You’d imagine $100,000 hotel rooms to only be found in exotic resorts in the most far-flung realms of the world—but there are some sitting on a college campus in central Texas. Texas A&M University is in the process of building a hotel across the street from its 100,000-capacity football field, the fourth-largest stadium in the Read More

Hull couple sailing to Caribbean to help hurricane victims

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Hull couple sailing to Caribbean to help hurricane victims
A globe-trotting couple who quit their jobs and swapped their suburban life for a round-the-world trip are now ‘dodging hurricanes’ and helping devastated victims. Mark and Tracey Duckett, 54 and 51, took the plunge three years ago when they swapped their hectic life in Britain for the tropical paradise of the Caribbean islands. Since they Read More

Couple spend six months building tiny 16ft by 11ft home

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Couple spend six months building tiny 16ft by 11ft home
Meet the creative couple who spent six months building the tiny home of their dreams from scratch – proving there’s more to life than having a nine-to-five job. Incredible pictures show artists Stevie and Margarita, both 24, from Virginia, USA and Odessa, Ukraine respectively, raising the wooden frame walls on their tiny home trailer, varnishing Read More

Netherlands pilot becomes internet star with sexy six-pack

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Netherlands pilot becomes internet star with sexy six-pack
Meet the hunky pilot who has been flaunting his two passions: fitness and Instagram. The dreamy pictures show Ferdi Colijn, from Delft, the Netherlands, unveiling his defined muscles in both the gym and the cockpit. And, unsurprisingly, they’ve helped him amass thousands of fans on the internet.  Hot stuff:  Ferdi Colijn, from the Netherlands, flaunts Read More

Inside the state-funded Soviet sanatoriums

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Inside the state-funded Soviet sanatoriums
For most, a health spa is a haven for rest and relaxation and nothing more. But in the USSR they were designed to further the needs of the country, to restore the health of the workers so they could be even more productive. Sanatorium visits were distributed through the workplace and a fascinating new book Read More

How UK-France branding row nearly scuppered Concorde

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on How UK-France branding row nearly scuppered Concorde
It is, of course, an aviation icon. But Concorde almost never got off the ground following an Anglo-French row about its spelling, a new documentary reveals. The supersonic jet was jointly manufactured by Sud Aviation, in Toulouse, and the British Aircraft Corporation, London and Bristol, under a 1962 Anglo-French treaty. Legendary: Concorde had a take Read More