I've buzzed past the Colosseum on a Vespa, witnessed the Palio in Siena, swum in crystal-clear water off Sardinia. But it was the passeggiata in Siracusa that really brought it home, that made the word 'Italy' one of the few that can instantly erase lines from my forehead. It ain't perfect, of course. Driving in Italy is hairy; the difference between romance and real life in places like Naples and Sicily can be jarring, and tourist crowds are pushing Venice towards crisis. But who wants perfection? That would be boring - one thing Italy could never be. From David to the Dolomites, the Aeolian Islands to the Amalfi Coast, we've tried to capture its essence in our travel pages. Impossible? Absolutely. But it's the perfect excuse to go back... Buon viaggio! - Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Take a Fiat 500 tour in Rome Want to experience the iconic craziness of Italian driving while feeling like you’re starring a 1950s Cinecittà Studios movie? Make those dreams come true with a … [Read more...] about The Italian Bucket List: 25 things to do in Italy before you die!
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An animated Jurgen Klopp is talking bucket lists. The Liverpool manager's sporting passion extends way beyond the game which has brought him both fame and fortune. “I have to watch hurling in Ireland,” he tells the ECHO. “I also need to go to a Gaelic football match live for sure. “I have this kind of list and seeing the All Blacks playing rugby is on there too, probably a home game. “Cricket? Yeah, I need to experience it, I just don't understand the scores. “I see them constantly flash up on the TV but I have no idea who's in the lead. It could take a while for me to get cricket. Baseball seems a bit easier to count the points at least.” Klopp ticked that one off on a recent trip to Boston during the Reds' pre-season tour of America. It will be three years in October since he arrived at Anfield but, remarkably, it was the first time he had visited the headquarters of owners Fenway Sports Group. Klopp joined the FSG hierarchy of John W Henry, … [Read more...] about Klopp talks bucket lists, Henderson’s role and FSG relationship
Maureen Kenyon Treasure Coast Newspapers Published 12:07 p.m. UTC Jul 16, 2018 When you think of Florida, what comes to mind? Is it the miles and miles of coastline? University of Florida football? Florida State football? How about rocket launches? Do you think of alligators in the Everglades? Or do you dream about swimming with a sea cow? Luckily, because of the Sunshine State's near-perfect weather, it's easy to plan adventures around all of those things, in winter and summer. (If summer's too hot, don't worry. We've got a few ideas for you.) The following list contains some of the quintessential adventures and places — excluding the house that Mickey built because that's kind of a given — that every Floridian, as well as every winter resident, should experience at least once. It's a Sunshine State bucket list of sorts. It's narrowed to 20 but there are a lot more places to visit and many more ideas out there. Which places or … [Read more...] about Florida bucket list: 20 things you have to do in the Sunshine State
It seems staying close to home is, well, here to stay. VisitBritain reported a four per cent increase in trips taken by Brits in England in 2017, and bookings suggest 2018 will be another boom year, as travellers remain cautious with their cash, anxious about the post-Brexit future and perhaps even nostalgic for the family holidays of the past. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean denying yourself world class experiences. You can admire rare artefacts, go on safari, watch a World Cup, tour award-winning vineyards and marvel at ancient Rome without leaving home thanks to an array of excellent homegrown attractions – many new for 2018. 1. Soak up Chinese culture in Liverpool No need to head to China. In February, more than 180 artefacts from the country arrived in Liverpool – appropriately enough, as the Merseyside city is home to one of Europe’s oldest Chinese communities. The World Museum is showcasing an array of objects spanning almost 1,000 years of Chinese … [Read more...] about The great British bucket list: 25 world wonders on your doorstep
1. Jokkmokk Winter Market This small northern Swedish town has hosted the winter market of its indigenous Sami people every year since 1605. Try dog sledding, buy Sami handicrafts and check out the biggest attraction: the reindeer race. Finding accommodation is the main problem for visitors here, but its friendly residents often open their homes to strangers during the bustling market week. You may be too late to get a place to stay this year, but it is high time to start looking for one for 2018. When: February 2nd-4th Where: Jokkmokk Sami representatives at Jokkmokk's winter market. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT 2. Melodifestivalen For most nations participating, the Eurovision Song Contest is something that crops up at some point in spring, but in Sweden it is pretty much a year-round event (well, almost). It takes Sweden six weeks and several competitions to select their Eurovision entry, a process known as Melodifestivalen. It is a touring event, meaning that fans from all over … [Read more...] about Seven events to tick off your Sweden bucket list in 2017