With her Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling created a fantastical universe so extensive, many fans wanted to live inside of it. Now, that wish can be a reality.
Lodging resembling Hagrid’s hut has opened in northern England. Those who visit the new “Groundskeepers Cottage” in North Yorkshire will be stunned by how closely the cottage resembles the hut as seen in the films, from its wooden steps to the chimney out back to the peaked stone roof.
Tucked away on a residential street in the Athenian neighborhood of Ampelokipoi, is a large, unassuming apartment building — the kind that was built en masse in Greece during the 1960s and '70s. Walk through the glass and wood paneled lobby to the elevator, up to the fourth floor, and knock on an otherwise nondescript door.
Oahu’s Waikiki Beach is iconic. Surfers head to the water, shoppers seek out high-end boutiques, and just about everyone wants to walk along the white sandy shore and get their photo taken. But that might all change in the next several years as water levels rise and scientists say frequent flooding is imminent.
Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to about 2,200 brown bears, a fact that draws visitors who come to watch bears – from a safe distance, of course — in their natural habitat. That human-to-bear connection is important, but it’s been unintentionally sabotaged by the infrastructure that provides visitors with access to the park.
Ana Gasteyer is a force to be reckoned with. From starring in “SNL” from 1996 to 2002, to belting her heart out as Elphaba in the Chicago and Broadway productions of “Wicked,” to making an appearance in the generation-defining film “Mean Girls,” there’s nothing this comedic genius can’t do.
Travel is a wonderful thing, but traveling solo can get lonely — and expensive. Sometimes all you want is a little company as you walk along the Great Wall of China or someone to split costs with when you splurge on a rental car to explore the French countryside.
Ever wonder what it was like to live in a bubble? You’re about to find out.
Travel website Off The Map Travel is bringing a new perspective to La Reunion Island, located in the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and Madagascar. As part of their “Like Nowhere Else on Earth” experience, guests are invited to see the sights of the island, including lush jungles, volcanoes, sweeping mountains, and deep ravines.