Sixteen years in the making, Chaplin’s World has opened above Lake Geneva, Switzerland. A cross between a movie museum and theme park, this $50 million-plus celebration of Chaplin’s work, life and legacy is Europe’s top new visitor and cultural attraction. “It’s very ingenuously done,” said Chaplin’s son Michael Chaplin, who is now 70 and still lives nearby.
The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.
When I think of Bordeaux, an image of tasty grapes come to mind. This is the place of esteemed vineyards, premier crus and coveted domaines such as Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Margaux. On a recent visit I discovered that there’s more to Bordeaux than Bordeaux.
Nebraska has turned its agricultural products into many things — paramount among them recently, of course, being beer. The Cornhusker State has joined the ongoing craft beer craze, with brewmasters putting a unique Midwestern spin on classic styles. In Nebraska’s state capital of Lincoln, players like Zipline and Granite City are rolling out the barrels of unique taste for choosy beer-heads.
Ahead of a busy summer travel season and amid stepped-up security at U.S. airports in the wake of the Brussels attacks, employees of the Transportation Security Administration say poor leadership and retaliation against those who report problems are undermining security.