Give the Wombats Some Space, Australia Tells Selfie-Loving Tourists

Australia|Give the Wombats Some Space, Australia Tells Selfie-Loving TouristsImageFurry marsupials with no fear of humans, wombats often walk right up to visitors to Australia’s Maria Island.CreditCreditSaeed Khan/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesLONDON — Don’t pester the wombats.That is the plea from Australian tourism officials dealing with hordes of visitors to an island and nature preserve who… Read More

Check In: Hotel Review: Eaton DC, Washington

Check InOn K Street, better known as home to the capital’s lobbyists, you can now wake up ‘woke” and in style.ImageThere are two bars at the Eaton DC, including Wild Days, a large rooftop nightclub.CreditCreditJames JacksonRatesFrom $139.The BasicsGiven that people of opposing political persuasions tend to live, eat, shop, work and worship in self-selected bubbles,… Read More

Seals Are Stranded in a Canadian Town, and People Wonder What to Do

VideoAt least 40 seals that came ashore in Roddickton-Bide Arm, Newfoundland, have become stranded in the remote town’s streets and parks.Published OnJan. 11, 2019CreditCreditBrendon Fitzpatrick, via ReutersLONDON — The intruders arrived during the night with the wind and high tide. By the morning of Jan. 3, it seemed like the little Canadian town had been… Read More

Heavy Snowfall in Alps Leaves 6 Dead and Strands Tourists

ImageA snow-covered bridge in Untertauern, Austria. Many roads are shut because of avalanche risks.CreditCreditHelmut Fohringer/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBERLIN — Once-in-a-generation heavy snowfall has paralyzed travel and tourism in parts of the Alps, with conditions that have left at least six people dead, Austrian officials said on Thursday.Heavy snowfall and strong winds are projected to… Read More

Do Floppy-Eared Dogs Look Friendlier? The T.S.A. Thinks So

ImageGerman shorthaired pointers are among the floppy-eared breeds the T.S.A. prefers for its canine program. Of dogs that are used to screen passengers for explosives, nearly all have floppy ears, the agency said.CreditCreditCarl Juste/Miami Herald, via Associated PressHundreds of dogs report for duty at airports across the country, trained to sniff out bombs and other… Read More

A Norwegian Air Jet Landed in Iran 4 Weeks Ago. It Can’t Leave Yet.

A Norwegian Air Jet Landed in Iran 4 Weeks Ago. It Can’t Leave Yet.
Middle East|A Norwegian Air Jet Landed in Iran 4 Weeks Ago. It Can’t Leave Yet.ImageThe low-cost carrier Norwegian Air flies to dozens of cities worldwide. Shiraz, Iran, is not usually one of them.CreditCreditPontus Lundahl/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesLONDON — When a technical error forced a Norwegian Air jet to land at Shiraz Airport in Iran… Read More

Boîte: Yes, That Water Tower Is Actually a Bar

Style|Yes, That Water Tower Is Actually a BarBoîteThe turret-shaped lounge sits atop the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn. ImageThe view from inside the Water Tower bar in Brooklyn.CreditCreditJackie Molloy for The New York TimesWater towers are beloved fixtures of the New York skyline, inspiring urban myths and song lyrics (see: Beastie Boys and Bruce Springsteen). Five… Read More