Woman saves $28,000 in travel expenses cat sitting

Woman saves $28,000 in travel expenses cat sitting

A woman from Brisbane, Australia, has found a clever way to make her travel dreams come true by doing what she loves—taking care of people’s cats. Madolline Gourley, a 32-year-old writer, estimates she’s saved $28,000 in travel expenses since 2017 by cat- and house-sitting in nearly 50 homes across the US and Australia. “As a … Read more

This 32-year-old saves money on travel by cat-sitting around the world

This 32-year-old saves money on travel by cat-sitting around the world

Madolline Gourley says she’s discovered a great money-saving strategy for traveling abroad – and it only requires 30 minutes of work per day. The 32-year-old, based in Brisbane, Australia, travels the world house- and cat-sitting. In exchange for her half-hour of labor – which includes feeding, snuggling and cleaning litter boxes – Gourley receives free … Read more

In Bali, bird sellers help endangered mynah make a comeback

In Bali, bird sellers help endangered mynah make a comeback

BABAHAN, Indonesia (AP) — Tossing flowing crests back and forth, three snow-white Bali mynahs share a branch, squawking and looking around with the trademark blue patches around their eyes catching sunlight. Minutes later, four more join — a sight that would have been impossible in the wild two decades ago. But by working with bird … Read more

Meza Malonga: The Afro-fusion food making waves

Meza Malonga: The Afro-fusion food making waves

mannasi (Pineapple in Swahili) (serves 4)By Chef Dieuveil Malonga (adapted for BBC Travel) Spiced Pineapple Ingredients: 2 pineapples1 vanilla pod6g ground cinnamon6 cardamom seeds6 Penja pepper seeds (black peppercorns can be substituted)10g butter30g brown sugar Instructions: Clean and peel two pineapples. Cut one pineapple into pieces, and then blend it and filter out the juice. … Read more

These dishes made famous chefs fall in love with cooking

These dishes made famous chefs fall in love with cooking

Editor’s Note — Editor’s note: “Julia” tells the story of legendary cookbook author and television superstar Julia Child, who revolutionized home cooking in the US. The CNN Film premieres on Monday, May 30, at 8 p.m. ET. These were the life-changing dishes that inspired these now-famous chefs to start cooking. The ingredients, the technique and … Read more

The French meal Julia Child called life-changing

The French meal Julia Child called life-changing

Editor’s Note — The new CNN Film “Julia” tells the story of Julia Child, the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, TV and women’s roles in American life. Don’t miss the premiere Monday, May 30, at 8 pm ET. (CNN) — A single meal forever changed Julia … Read more

How American-style cheesecake was born in ancient Rome

How American-style cheesecake was born in ancient Rome

Editor’s Note — Sign up to CNN Travel’s Unlocking Italy newsletter for insider intel on Italy’s best loved destinations and lesser-known regions to plan your ultimate trip. Plus, we’ll get you in the mood before you go with movie suggestions, reading lists and recipes from Stanley Tucci. Roma (CNN) — It was nutritious, easy to … Read more

‘Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy’ Season 2: What’s on the menu in London

'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy' Season 2: What's on the menu in London

(CNN) — Stanley Tucci’s search for Italy led him somewhere unexpected. A place that has more Italians than Bologna or Pisa, and the ancient Romans called it their last frontier. Welcome to London. Beyond the stereotypes about traditional British cuisine, Tucci discovered a vibrant food scene influenced by generations of Italian immigrants. With creamy burrata … Read more

Make your own pan pizza just like an Italian family-run pizzeria

Make your own pan pizza just like an Italian family-run pizzeria

Editor’s Note — Editor’s note: Don’t miss “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” airing Sundays at 9 pm ET. Tucci is traveling across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines. (CNN) — Most people think pan pizza and they think of mega American pizza chains, but one family-run Italian pizzeria has … Read more

‘Made With Lau’ started as a humble home cooking project. Now it’s a YouTube success story

'Made With Lau' started as a humble home cooking project.  Now it's a YouTube success story

San Francisco (CNN) — Randy Lau will never forget his 33rd birthday. Two and a half months after launching “Made With Lau,” he was “stoked” to find his Chinese family cooking channel had reached its first milestone: accumulating enough subscribers and viewing time to start making money through YouTube. Their first check: $3.57. “I was … Read more