1. Catch sunset at Cape St VincentWith over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve is kissed with Atlantic sunsets like nowhere else in Europe. For the region's most dramatic spectacle, head to Cape Saint Vincent (above), where the sun sets each evening over the continent's most southwesterly frontier. Expect an almost solar eclipse buzz here as cavalcades of coach tours and camper vans converge daily - but solitude is up for grabs, too. Wander towards the cape's southern cliffs and you'll not only escape the tourists, but also score the perfect backdrop of its lighthouse! Do it: Cape St Vincent sits 120km west of Faro. 2. Coffee & Pasteis de NataVamos tomar café! Going for coffee is the ultimate Algarvian break, where time seems to stand stiller with every freshly roasted sip. Your cup of Joao is best served, of course, with some Portuguese bake-off delights. Try a pastel de nata, a traditional custard tart dusted with cinnamon, or the local specialty of doce fino. Made … [Read more...] about The Algarve Bucket List: 20 things to do in Portugal’s paradise before you die!
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Kim Komando Special for USA TODAY Published 1:56 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” So said the famed novelist Jorge Luis Borges, and if you love those musty old buildings packed with study carrels and knowledge, you probably share his heavenly sentiment. Today, the library is as essential as ever. I mean physical libraries, the same brick-and-mortar buildings that have been lending books since the dawn of America. However, how does a place full of hardbacks and CDs keep pace with the digital universe? By adapting to its logic and evolving with the times. Armed with a simple library card, you can put your tax money to good use and support one of the noblest institutions there is – all the while enjoying a near-limitless supply of literature, periodicals, music, movies and even free office space. Here are just a few of the perks your local library has to offer. More: 4 apps to organize your books and … [Read more...] about It’s not just for books anymore: 11 tech perks available at your public library
Get lost in a dreamy Cornish romance, visit an off-the-wall boutique, dive into a comical comic collection, and help an octopus find a new pair of underpants in a sunshine collection of summer books for children. Age 13 plus:A Sky Painted Gold by Laura WoodThese long summer nights are the perfect time to lose yourself – and your heart – in the dreamlike landscape of Laura Wood’s gorgeous debut novel… a coming-of-age romance inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1920s bestseller The Great Gatsby.Wood, an academic, writer and winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children's Writing, is a fan of both Georgette Heyer’s ultra-romantic Regency novels and the county of Cornwall, and both these influences shine through this atmospheric and excitingly glamorous story.Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village in 1929 and dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou Trevelyan has always wondered about the grand, sprawling Cardew House built on an … [Read more...] about Book reviews: Twenties glamour, a fashion fable and a mixed-up mollusc
This year we have said farewell to legends of entertainment, great footballers, political heavyweights and musical heroes. Some, such as comedian Sir Ken Dodd and athletics legend Sir Roger Bannister, reached a ripe old age. A few, such as Cranberries songstress Dolores O'Riorden, Swedish DJ Avicii and Irish singer Timmy Matley, passed away tragically young. The latest among them is XXXTentacion, after the 20-year-old was fatally shot in Florida on Monday afternoon. Footballers Ray Wilkins, Cyrille Regis, Jlloyd Samuel, Jimmy Armfield, Tommy Lawrence and Ray Wilson all got transfers to the great pitch in the sky. In politics, Dame Tessa Jowell lost a year-long battle with cancer and Winnie Mandela, who campaigned tirelessly for the rights of South Africa's black majority, died aged 81. Outpourings of grief followed the news that Supermarket Sweep presenter Dale Winton had died. Chef Anthony Bourdin, another star of the small screen, died in June. And, in March, the scientific community … [Read more...] about Loved and lost: which celebrities died in 2018?
While disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein was on his way to turn himself into the authorities for sexual abuse and misconduct charges this morning, he was seen carrying three hefty books, which could allude to his current state of mind. Although the third book was unable to be identified, the other two were omething Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution by Todd S Purdum, and Elia Kazan: A Biography by Richard Schickel. Last month, Something Wonderful was released chronicling "the creative partnership that transformed musical theatre and provided the soundtrack to the American Century" according to Amazon. Read more Celebrity world reacts to Harvey Weinstein charges The website's description of the book stated: "Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein: What was the intended message behind the books he carried while handing himself in?