Our favourite things: April 2017

We've been here and we've been there, and our team have found a few things we thought we'd share Friday, 7 April 2017

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Hair of the dog

BrewDog

— the Scottish craft beer company responsible for a chunk of my outgoings each month — has laid its paws on US soil for the first time, opening DogTap Columbus. In autumn 2018, the company plans to open a beer-themed hotel, also in Ohio, with Punk IPA on tap in all rooms. 

Tamsin Wressell // Contributing Editor

What we're listening to... podcasts

The Allusionist // Josephine Price

Women of the Hour // Sarah Barrell

S-Town // Stephanie Cavagnaro

Athletico Mince // Pat Riddell

Confessions of a caffeine addict

What I've learned about Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Cultivated mostly above 3,000ft, it's one of the world's most expensive gourmet coffees

Made with Arabica beans, it's known for a mild, smooth taste and lack of bitterness

The coffee is only certified Blue Mountain if it's within the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica's map

Outside the Blue Mountain zone, coffee must legally be called High or Low Mountain

Around 80% of Blue Mountain Coffee is exported to Japan

Stephanie Cavagnaro // Senior Editor

T-rex factor

Kids can dig for replica bones and meet life-size dinos. These raptors are on the march as part of the

Jurassic Kingdom's

UK tour. 

Jo Fletcher-Cross // Contributing Editor

Life is suite

Qatar Airways

' new QSuite offers Business Class passengers 'party of four' seating — move a panel here and a TV monitor there, and voila! — groups of friends can transform their seats into a private suite for four.

Glen Mutel // Deputy Editor

Fit for a King

Graceland 

in numbers

40
Years this August since Elvis's death

137 
Millions of dollars invested in the expansion of the King's Memphis home

200,000
Square-foot size of the new expansion

$57.50
Price of a ticket

3.8 
Acre estate

450
Rooms in the new guesthouse
Josephine Price // Online Editor

Published in the May 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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