Categories for Recreation & Leisure

Global Wine Production Near 20-Year Low Due to ‘Climatic Events’

October 20, 2016 3:22 pm  | Comments: 22 | Views: 2324
Global wine production for 2016 is expected to fall by 5% from the previous year due to “climatic events” causing a steep decline worldwide, making 2016 one of the lowest production years in the past 20 years, according to a recent report from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). The OIV—a trade group that examines scientific and… View Article
Art

The Iconic Watergate Hotel Reopens After $125M Renovation

June 23, 2016 9:13 pm  | Comments: 709 | Views: 4689
Guests can expect an elevated, swanky experience with playful touches that pay homage to the hotel’s historic past Washington D.C.’s notorious Watergate Hotel officially reopened this week after nearly a decade of being closed, unveiling a $125M renovation. Located within the complex that sparked the political scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency during the 1970s,… View Article

London’s First Nudist Restaurant, The Bunyadi, Opens This Weekend

June 9, 2016 5:05 pm  | Comments: 870 | Views: 3875
A new restaurant opening this weekend in Central London allows its customers to dine completely nude and free from the trappings of modern life. The Bunyadi, whose name means ‘natural’, is the UK’s first nudist restaurant to offer patrons an entirely “natural” dining experience, operating without electricity and gas, serving food on handmade clay plates with… View Article

10 Places You Must Visit With Your Kids

August 3, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 673 | Views: 4519
With just eighteen summer holidays to look forward to as parents, it’s important to think very carefully about where you’re going to spend each one. It may be easy to spend your family vacation in your beach home or at the local amusement park, but it pays to think outside your comfort zone and think… View Article

North Carolina Coast Ravaged by Shark Attacks

June 15, 2015 9:57 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 2268
The beaches of Oak Island, NC cautiously reopened on Monday after a weekend ravaged by freak shark attacks that resulted in two swimmers losing their limbs. The first attack happened on Sunday, when a 12-year old girl lost her arm below the elbow to a shark while she was swimming in waist-deep water. The second… View Article

Man Lives In A Boeing 727 In The Woods Because He Can

August 14, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 761 | Views: 3120
Deep in the Oregon woods and rolling hills outside the Portland suburbs, where orchards dot the landscape, a Boeing 727 appears to have landed at the top of a steep dirt driveway encircled by towering pines. For Bruce Campbell, it is home. Complete with wings, and landing gear resting on pillars, it is where Campbell… View Article

World’s Tallest Water Slide To Open This Week

July 11, 2014 5:58 pm  | Comments: 12 | Views: 1058
When no one wanted to build the world’s tallest and fastest water slide, Jeff Henry built it himself. So when Verrückt was completed, and it was time to test the 168-foot coaster in his Kansas City, Kansas, water park, the choice of test riders was rather easy. The guinea pigs: Henry, owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks… View Article

HBO’s The Leftovers, a grim take on the limits of grief and faith

July 10, 2014 5:52 pm  | Comments: 11 | Views: 1839
HBO’s “The Leftovers” is the feel-good series of the summer, if your summer revolves around root canals and recreational waterboarding. Indeed, it’s pretty grim stuff — but quite engrossing and worth your time, thanks to intense performances by Justin Theroux and Christopher Eccleston, and the way creators Tom Perrotta, who wrote the book on which… View Article