Despite the relatively small size of Edinburgh, the city is full of things to do, see, taste and drink, most of which come at prices that aren’t horrible by U.K. standards, but are comparable to other large cities in the British Isles (not including London).
A full Scottish breakfast is a must when in the Scottish capital and consists of eggs, bacon, sausage, buttered toast and baked beans. The Bluebird Cafe serves such heaping breakfasts for budget-friendly prices.
After breakfast, head south to the Royal Mile for mid-morning window shopping, castle spotting and possibly a Scotch whisky tasting. The famous street stretches from Edinburgh Castle to Scottish Parliament and Holyroodhouse, and is an Instagrammer’s heaven with men playing bagpipes, quaint Scottish architecture and whisky around every corner.
If you’re in Edinburgh on one of the few days of the year when it’s not raining, a picnic lunch at the Meadows is a splendid way to spend the afternoon. The perfectly manicured green park is surrounded by rows of trees and high-rises, and houses a small restaurant and a playground within the grounds.
If you’re feeling up for a challenge, lace up your hiking boots for a climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat, the highest point in Edinburgh with views over the city and sea. After working up an appetite, head back downhill into the city for a rewarding dinner and glass of Scotch at Pibroch, a family-run restaurant that serves Scottish beef and Edinburgh Ale pie, caramelized pork with leek sausages, or Haggis, also available vegetarian-style.
Stay in the former headquarters of LIFE Magazine when you book your next trip to New York City. Luxe Life Hotel New York, the first Luxe Hotels-branded property in the city, sits in the NoMad neighborhood. The luxury and pet-friendly guestrooms and suites offer lots of history, charm and modern conveniences.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Snooker is a cue sport similar to pool first developed in the latter half of the 19th century by British Army soldiers. Players use a cue and white ball to pocket a set of red and green balls into separate corners in a specific order. Its popularity has grown immensely, leading to an annual World Snooker Championship each year.
Couchsurfing is when a person travels and stays with other people for free in their spare rooms or on their couches while visiting a country. Couchsurfing is a social network and an app that connects people worldwide who are either looking for a place to stay or are offering a home away from home.
You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …
Each year, April 8 is Zoo Lovers Day! Zoos have existed for more than 1,000 years in one form or another. They’re often the only way for people to experience our world’s incredible wildlife firsthand. So, where and how should you celebrate it?