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Maui sees significant decrease in tourists a year after devastating wildfires

Maui's economy continues to take a hit almost a year after wildfires devastated portions of the island and killed over 100 people, due to the continued drop in tourism revenue.

Fictional restaurants, cafés, and bars we'd love to visit

Who ever watched 'Friends' and wished they could hang out with the show's cast at Central Perk? Many movies and TV show have some really iconic cafés, diners, bars, and the like that we'd love to visit. We're attracted by the location itself, but also by the staff, customers, and sometimes even the food and drinks they served there. In this gallery, we take you on a journey through the best fictional food and drink spots we wish we could visit. Click on!

Dark tourism: following a gruesome travel itinerary

Are you a "dark tourist," someone who deliberately seeks out places blighted by death, destruction, and tragedy? While traveling the world visiting cemeteries, war memorials, natural disaster sites, and former prisons can, perhaps, satisfy a morbid curiosity, it's also about paying respects to the dead, and remembering what happened and why. Browse the gallery for a gruesome travel itinerary.

More than two-hour delays at Eurotunnel LeShuttle

Eurotunnel apologises over "extended wait" for passengers at the Folkestone terminal.

Inland surfing is coming to Scotland for the first time with the launch of Europe's largest wave pool (that's THREE TIMES the size of a football pitch)

Located near Edinburgh, Lost Shore Surf Resort will offer a 'state-of-the-art' surfing pool three times the size of Wembley's football pitch and up to 1,000 waves an hour.

Exploring the role of ordinary Scots during the Cold War

A new exhibition explores how Scotland was put on the frontline of a stand-off between the world's great superpowers.

The most famous sculptures of all time

Sculptures have been a vital part of human history for thousands of years. From ancient civilizations to modern times, they have been used to depict gods, heroes, everyday people, and even objects. From Michelangelo’s David to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, these iconic sculptures are defining works of both their eras and their creators. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply curious about the world of sculpture, check out this gallery for the most famous sculptures of all time. But keep in mind that photographs alone rarely do sculpture justice, so aim to see these examples in person to appreciate their full aesthetic impact.

Dave Ramsey: 7 Vacation Splurges That are a Waste of Money

When you go away on vacation, taking a break from your budget is tempting. You work hard all year for your money to finally reward yourself with a retreat and some time off from your job. The only...

A popular tour guide's death leads to more scrutiny of border issues

Kristie Thibodeaux's gunfire death made headlines first because it happened in the French Quarter — New Orleans' oldest neighborhood and a place where residents of historic homes and owners of tourist-dependent restaurants and clubs have long worried about recurring violent crime. Then came the news that one of three suspects in the armed robbery and shooting of the 43-year-old tour guide was a juvenile with an arrest record and an ankle monitor...

How I found bliss cycling along the coast of Estonia

I was barely out of Pärnu on the first morning when it happened. I’d stopped to listen to the reed warblers in a broad belt of roadside wetland. Down at my feet were four types of orchid, and cuckoos were calling. It was the beginning of my trip: I didn’t know that I would be seeing and hearing those things continuously for the next week. But this was no nature reserve, simply an ordinary Estonian country lane, close to the coast and the...

Stunning seaside town with hardly any tourists - unlike its swamped neighbour

Seaton is a beautiful seaside town sitting at the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is packed full of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants

So lonely together

I cannot count the number of times I was made to give up my bedroom for a relative visiting wherever we were living as expats in the ’70s to ’90s. It was not a choice. In fact, I didn’t even know I had a choice until I turned 21. It was pretty common for people to turn up unannounced—aunties and uncles who helped raise us—and we were expected to be there, irrespective of homework, exams, etc. We were scolded if we complained about unexpected...

A FIRE couple who retired early visited every national park. They shared 6 of their favorites — and 5 to skip.

Steven and Lauren Keys retired early with a high net worth thanks to the FIRE movement. They shared their favorite and least favorite national parks.

Rail firm to add 220 trains a week from December

New services will show in journey planners on Southeastern and Network Rail apps from the Autumn.

What it’s really like to live at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, built in 1703 and designated a royal residence in 1761, is now well-known as the official residence of the late Queen Elizabeth II, but it's also an official state building. The famed royal grounds operate in both private and public spheres, containing both rooms designated for official purposes—the ones which we see—and private areas and apartments, which stay guarded from public view. With its 829,000 square feet and 775 rooms (including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, and 188 staff bedrooms), the palace certainly has space for all the royals to live, but it's not as enticing as it might seem. While there are some definite perks to living in the palace, there are also a surprising number of challenges and inconveniences. Click through to find out what life at Buckingham Palace is really like.

Traveling During Prime Day? How to Get Amazon Delivered Globally

Commentary: Amazon ships to six continents. Here's how to purchase something while traveling and still scoop up great deals.

Bin collections to continue on royal bank holiday

The States has issued fresh information for residents ahead of King Charles' visit.

Big City bets make big move

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Palarong Pambansa’s sleeping giant has awakened. After dozing off in the first few days, the Big City went on a gold medal rampage and struck in various fronts, including swimming where Sophia Rose Garra was a mermaid, and gymnastics where Iza Yulo was a dynamo, to seize the overall lead yesterday. Garra, a protégé of Olympian Jenny Guerrero, set a new mark in the elementary girls’ 50-meter backstroke in 31.96...

Things to do in London this weekend (July 12 – 14)

Things to do in London this weekend (July 12 – 14) - From south London’s hottest new suntrap to a series of live music gigs and a party for the ages, this is everything to eat see and do this weekend

'Flight 1989': Southwest Airlines adds US flights for fans to see Taylor Swift's Eras Tour

Southwest Airlines is offering additional flights to support fans trying to see Taylor Swift when the Eras Tour returns to the U.S. this fall.

Essential items to pack in your travel backpack

There's an art to packing a backpack. The idea is to save space while making sure that everything you need is at hand. But knowing how to pack isn't always easy, and the destination itself often dictates what to include and what to dismiss. However there are some items that should always be ticked off your travel checklist, no matter where you're going. Browse the gallery and find out how to pack like a pro.

Australia explorer laid to rest in village

Matthew Flinders, the man credited with naming Australia, has been reburied in Lincolnshire.

Miami Doughnut Shop Chain’s Expanding Into Austin’s Domain Northside

Plus, a downtown hotel opens up a summer cocktail bar pop-up, and more news

The Midwest state with lowest cost of living revealed

Oklahoma has been ranked as the state with the lowest cost of living after its major city was revealed as the cheapest big city in the country to rent in.

Britain's loneliest sheep, is now HALF the size she ewe-sed to be!

After spending two years marooned on a remote Highland beach, she was in need of a bit of pampering.

Families of England players face major travel CHAOS as they look to attend the Euro 2024 final - with direct commercial flights to Berlin selling out and private jet quotes reaching £18k

SAMI MOKBEL IN BLANKENHAIN: The parent of one player has even taken the decision to drive to Germany for the game because they can not purchase a direct commercial flight.

Palaro gold winner explains beauty of 'boring' long-distance walk race

CEBU CITY, Philippines -- It may look boring but the long-distance walk race, like any other athletics events, has its beauty and challenges, too. Incoming Grade 11 student Sep Blessee Placido, a two-time Palarong Pambansa 2000m gold medalist, took the time to explain. Placido, 16, said the sport is too technical and that it demands mental toughness so as for the competitors not to increase their speed to the point that they're jogging or...

Places around the world you are forbidden to visit

It's hard to imagine that there are a lot of places around the world that people are prohibited from visiting. Unless you're a researcher, scientist, or military officer, some of these places are strictly forbidden for the general public, which adds another layer of mystery to them. There are historical sites that are so fragile they can be easily damaged by humans, and also some seriously dangerous places many of us would be terrified to visit. From an island infested with snakes to a vault holding special secrets, check out these extremely fascinating and forbidden places. Click on!

Surprising things you didn't know you could bring through TSA

While most of us tend to obsess about what we can't present to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), there's actually a substantial list of unexpected items that the US agency does allow through airport checkpoints. From home appliances and certain fresh produce to live sea creatures, these things are routinely allowed through the security line. And while it's probably not realistic to pack stuff like this, it's nice to know that you have the choice, just in case. Click on to discover the surprising things you didn't know you could bring through the TSA system.

London Wildlife Trust launches stag beetle count

The stag beetle is in decline across much of Europe but London remains a "hotspot", the trust says.

Massachusetts explorer shows surprising find he made inside ghost ship

Ben Stevens, an urban explorer has made a shocking find on a haunted ship that was abandoned after it ran aground multiple times.

Tips to have a relaxing spa day at home

If you have ever been to a spa, you'll know that they are a great way to relax, unwind, and forget about the stresses of everyday life. Unfortunately, spas can be a bit pricey to say the least, and not all of us have the luxury of time or money to visit the spa on a regular basis. Luckily, there are things you can do to recreate the spa experience for yourself. Check out this gallery for some tips on how to have a relaxing spa day at home.

Is there hope for a Philippine 15-minute city?

How far can you go in a span of 15 minutes? For many of us who live in congested cities, our answers may be quite limited. In 15 minutes, some of us may find ourselves still squeezed in a jampacked elevator or stuck in traffic. Would you believe, however, that in some cities some people would have already traveled to the grocery, finished their shopping, and returned home—all in 15 minutes? This scenario of easy accessibility is the ideal life...

Take a dip in America's best natural pools

In the heat of summer, there's nothing better than taking a dip surrounded by the beauty of nature. If you're looking for gorgeous swimming holes, waterfalls, and natural springs, there are plenty to be found in the good ol' USA. Here are 15 of the best spots to cool off on your next summer road trip. Click through the gallery to discover America's best natural pools.

New York-style ferry system in PH to cost P20B

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) estimates it would be spending up to P20 billion for the proposed ferry system traversing Manila Bay, Pasig River, Marikina River and Laguna Lake as it will be designed to accommodate a high volume of daily commuters. Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John Batan, in a statement on Friday, said the project could be modeled after the Chao Phraya River Ferry System in Thailand and the New York Ferry...

The most unbelievable things stolen in the United States

There have been several remarkable heists in history, where items such as precious jewels, priceless paintings, and incomprehensible amounts of cash were stolen. However, there are also peculiar criminals who set their sights on treasures that are a little more... unusual. From the strangely specific to the utterly inexplicable, check out this gallery to see some of the weirdest things people have ever stolen in America.

Mirror roundup of the best last minute family deals for some summer holiday sun

With the school holidays around the corner and the temperamental British weather ruining plans, there is no better time to snap up a last minute holiday deal

DOT-7: Creation of NIR will not affect CV’s tourism initiatives

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The creation of the Negros Island Region (NIR) will not affect efforts to further boost tourism initiatives in Central Visayas. This was according to Judy Gabato, the Chief Tourism Operations Officer of the Department of Tourism in the region (DOT-7). “It [NIR] doesn’t affect at all, because [of] one thing, Cebu, we have the international gateway, including Bohol,” Gabato said in a news forum on Thursday, July 11. READ:...

RNLI boats on show during charity event

Organisers of the Flag Day say souvenir stalls and a charity swim will also feature.

Firework safety tips to remember

Fireworks were originally invented over a thousand years ago in Liuyang, China, to frighten away evil spirits. But the only thing that should scare you today is using fireworks irresponsibly. Whatever the season, fireworks are guaranteed to be part of any celebration. However, there are many firework safety tips to keep in mind, as there are consequences that can impact your safety and that of the people around you. So if you're prepping to celebrate any festivities with a bang, keep these firework safety tips in mind.

Honeymooner Asks Fellow Passenger to Give Up Premium Seat and Switch with His New Bride at ‘Back of the Plane’

The flyer says they were called an "a--hole" when they declined the request

This couple built a travel company for Americans who want to leave the U.S.—then they did it themselves

Jen Barnett and Brett Andrews spent years researching how to leave the U.S. and built a company to help other Americans do the same.

Fairytale castles in stunning locations you can escape to this summer

The castles have topped the list of fantasy-like palaces, all scoring a perfect score in a 'fairytale formula'

Inside Magic Johnson's lavish summer getaway as NBA legend travels around Europe with wife Cookie and Samuel L. Jackson

Magic Johnson and Samuel L Jackson have been spotted on a big European vacation on board a superyacht. Johnson has been known to take trips around the Mediterranean in the past.

Facts that sound like lies but are completely true

From the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountaintops, the world we live in is full of beautiful wonders and mysteries. And while we've attempted to make sense of this planet for centuries, there are still plenty of things that many of us don't know. For instance, did you know that the Pacific Ocean is shrinking every year? Or that the Himalayan mountains are growing? Intrigued? Click on for some incredible geography facts that will make you see the world in a whole new light.

The most bizarre TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor, which was founded in 2007, is the world's most visited travel website. The forum is used for travelers to post reviews of various restaurants, hotels, landmarks, and locations all around the world. Well, some of those reviews are quite intriguing! Browse through the following gallery to read some of the most bizarre reviews ever left on TripAdvisor.

Diego Garcia: the paradise island with a shameful secret

A tiny speck in the vast Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia is an island in the Chagos Archipelago that's home to one of the most secretive and controversial US military bases in the world. Established in the early 1970s after the forced expulsion from the island of its native inhabitants by the British and American governments, the US Navy Support Facility functions as the last link in a long logistics chain supporting vital US and British naval presence in the region. But its remote location has led conspiracy theorists to suggest Diego Garcia serves a more sinister role as a CIA black site. And some even believe the island was involved in the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Meanwhile, the indigenous Chagossians continue their fight for repatriation to their ancestral homeland. So, how did this idyllic coral atoll become such a point of contention? Click through and learn more about the trouble in paradise.

Real small towns that seem to be in a parallel universe

With such diverse landscapes and people spread across this enormous spinning rock, there’s bound to be some extraordinary happenings, but many of them are tucked away in tiny towns, waiting to be discovered. So check out this gallery of unbelievably quirky, impressive, and mind-boggling communities, and revel in the amazement at what your fellow humans have been up to.

Plans to build the 'Venice of Britain' on the south coast scrapped

In 2017, remarkable proposals to build one of the 'most beautiful new towns in England' were unveiled, with a stunning canal running through the heart of it.

I never stay in Las Vegas for more than 2 nights. This is my foolproof itinerary for maximizing a weekend in Sin City.

I've been to Las Vegas a lot and don't stay more than two nights. Here's how I plan the best weekend in Vegas, plus my itinerary and recommendations.