SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The fishing trip off the rugged north coast of St. Lucia was supposed to last all day, but about four hours into the journey, the boat’s electric system crackled and popped.Dan Suski, a 30-year-old business owner and information technology expert from San Francisco, had been wrestling a 200-pound marlin in rough seas with help from his sister, Kate Suski, a 39-year-old architect from Seattle. It was around noon April 21.He was still trying to reel in the fish when water rushed into the cabin and flooded the engine room, prompting the captain to radio for help as he yelled out their coordinates.It would be nearly 14 hours and a long, long swim before what was supposed to be a highlight of their sunny vacation would come to an end.As the waves pounded the boat they had chartered from the local company “Reel Irie,” more water flooded in. The captain threw life jackets to the Suskis.
Katy Perry’s infuriatingly catchy single ‘California Gurls’ has been stuck in Skyscanner’s head for a while now, and it seems we’re not the only ones – the song recently spent 6 weeks at no.1 on the US Billboard. Of course, there are countless other songs which have been penned in tribute to destinations around the world, and if saccharine-sweet pop isn’t your thing, do not fear. Join us on our musical tour of the world!Berlin, GermanyThis uber-cool city has inspired countless artists, most famously David Bowie and Lou Reed in the early 1970’s. Berlin has now established itself as a focal point for progressive alternative music, with acts as diverse as Moderat and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club dedicating song titles to the city. Stay cool with the Berliners this summer.Flights to Berlin cost from £96pp and depart from London HeathrowLos Angeles, USAThe eternal glamour of Los Angeles, and Hollywood in particular, has been immortalised in song many times by artists such as Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Cranberries. Film fans can head to Beverly Hills, the inspiration behind Weezer’s 2005 hit of the same name – the video for this song was filmed at the Playboy Mansion. Sadly, we can’t promise you keys to Hugh Hefner’s pad.Flights to Los Angeles cost from £383pp and depart from London HeathrowCairo, EgyptAfrica’s largest city inspired Henry Spaulding’s 1929 classic ‘Cairo Blues’ which has been covered countless times since. 80’s female pop act Bananarama also had an eastern-influenced hit named ‘Cairo’ on their eponymous 1984 album. Cairo has also had a nod in song titles by The Cure and Madness and in more recent years Hot Hot Heat and Digitalism. Rock like an Egyptian.Flights to Cairo cost from £270pp and depart from London HeathrowParisThe romance of Paris is perhaps best summarised by the iconic French singer Edith Piaf, who was born in the French capital and produced a string of classics about life and love in the city. Recent ‘Paris’ hits include Groove Armada, Friendly Fires and Morrissey, the latter in typically flamboyant fashion with ‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’.Flights to Paris cost from £47 and depart from BristolNew York, USAJay Z and Alicia Keys had a worldwide smash hit with ‘Empire State of Mind’ last year, name-checking Sinatra and De Niro and describing how dreams can come true in New York. If you’re in the Big Apple at Christmas time, you can relive the magic of ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues.Flights to New York cost from £264pp return and depart from London HeathrowReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related10 top things to do in Berlin: a local’s guideFrom dancing to drinking to… kite boarding in an abandoned airport: 10 of the best things to see and do in Berlin.10 incredible places to visit in GermanyGermany isn’t all about swigging beer and the Berlin Wall (although both should be on your holiday hitlist!). From cutting-edge art collections to fairytale castles, feast your eyes on these 10 must-visit German destinations and the top things to do when you get there.Berlin: weekend of the weekBerlin – Germany’s cool capital