This week’s travel news brings you America’s spookiest cities, the world’s most unavailable wreckages, and National Geographic’s best places to visit in 2023.
Check under the bed for additional visitors: Kehoe House in Savannah, Georgia, is rumoured to be haunted.
America loves Halloween, but which cities can claim to be the creepiest? Step forward to Savannah, New Orleans, and Salem.
A new book by Dutch photographer Maan Limburg, “The Lost World,” highlights Japan’s ditched spaces, including the phenomenon of akiya, ghost houses. Take a look here.
And off the eastern coast of China. The shirked fishing village of Houtouwan has virtually disappeared under a lush blanket of climbing plants. After becoming an internet sensation, it’s seeing a new inrush of visitors.
beating the headlines
It has been a tough week or two due to mishaps and misadventures.
And this week, it report that passenger protests from US airlines in August were up 320%, approximat to pre-pandemic figures, after a long summer of flight revocations and delays.
north and south Italy
Picture Italian cuisine, and you likely imagine gorgeous gallons of tomato sauce. But in the northwest region of Liguria, the aromatic fruit is off the menu — here’s why.
And in Puglia — the southern heel of Italy’s “boot” — aborigines snack on what is one of the country’s most tasty snacks and possibly one of its most offensive. Ossie piene, or “filled hosts,” are almonds and honey sandwiched between two unconsecrated fellowship wafers.
Puglia’s also home to spaghetti all killers (“assassin’s spaghetti”) which, shockingly, is made by declining the pasta in an oiled-up pan without a single drop of water. Stanley Tucci tries it here.
What lies downward
Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered the impact of a 17th-century warship, according to the country’s Shipwreck Museum, or Vrak.
And the OceanGate Expeditions team has discovered life close to the wreck of the Titanic, some 2,900 meters (9,514 feet) bottomless in the North Atlantic. The newly released videotape shows a beautiful coral reef.
This month’s extreme drought along the Mississippi River discovered a 19th-century wreckage believed to be an Indiana-built trading ship. Watch here.
But despited all these discoveries, many more underwater vessels are still lost in the world’s oceans’ deepness. From Haiti’s Santa Maria to Sumatra’s Flor de la Mar, the search continues for the world’s most unavailable wreckages.
love in an elevator
Canadians Cheryl Hurst and Preet Banerjee were happy they didn’t take the stairs when they met in an Athens hotel elevator in 2017. Five years later, they’re preparing for their marriage.
If you don’t want to go to a big industry conference or your best friend’s marriage looking like a napkin caught under the aircraft trolley, you need to arm yourself with a garment bag.