Last night Bigfoot believers and sceptics alike tuned into episode 2 of Channel 4′s Bigfoot Files to witness Oxford Professor of Human Genetics, Bryan Sykes, reveal the results of his DNA tests on the Bigfoot (or ‘Sasquatch’) hair samples he’s collected from four Bigfootologists in the USA.
And the results? We could tell you now, or of course you could catch up on the documentary for yourself, but when we discovered Willow Creek-the Bigfoot capital of the world, is less than 6 hours drive from San Francisco via a host of unforgettable scenery, we thought it’d be fun to compile a guide of ‘guaranteed’ Sasquatch sightings for you to explore for yourself off of the Pacific Coast! (more…)
You’d be forgiven for thinking that October is low season for the town-sized theme park complexes that cluster around Tampa and Orlando. Not a chance! The region may be mobbed over the summer holidays, but October is home to some of its own tourism gold: Halloween.
Extravagantly-themed events will take place across Florida throughout October, suitable for spectators ranging from ‘total scaredy-cat’ to ‘seasoned horror enthusiast.’ Most stay open late into the evening, giving punters a unique chance to experience their favourite theme parks by night.
With all of the major amusement parks competing for your attention, we take a look at five that are worth your hard-earned dollars. (more…)
The ‘foodie’ phenomenon was once a preserve of the rich, picky or naturally inquisitive – consumers with a particular interest in the origin and variety of the food on their plate, new restaurants, techniques and food experiences.
Look around – foodie culture has gone mainstream. You’ll find microbrewery beer nestled among Belgian lager on supermarket shelves, gourmet burger vans filling the South Bank with rich clouds of BBQ smoke and every Tom, Dick or Carrie bending your ear off about the unbelievable deal they got on organic Pinot Noir. My local café has even taken to using ‘mouth feel’ on its coffee menu board.
For the moment, it’s invigorating. After all, we should be interested in sustainable, healthy food, even when travelling. Acclimatise with a long morning wander around a local market; poke around the local produce, examine the weird fruit and veg. A market is a barometer of the local food landscape and the very first place a self-proclaimed foodie should visit. Ideally with a roaring belly. Here are a few US cities that will broaden your culinary horizons. (more…)