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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!


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.


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.


Newspaper headlines: Human remains in suitcases

Local websites and newspapers have been talking about the suitcases found on Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Watkins' last minute winner.


13 Facts About Notre-Dame Cathedral

The 800-plus-year-old Parisian cathedral has centuries of French history built into its stone. Here are 13 things you might not know about it.


375-pound loggerhead sea turtle returns to Atlantic Ocean after 3 months of rehab in Florida

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 375-pound (170-kilogram) sea turtle has been released back into the Atlantic Ocean after three months of rehabilitation in Florida. Officials with the Brevard Zoo released a male loggerhead named Bubba Wednesday afternoon in Cocoa Beach. Biologists with Inwater Research found Bubba in St. Lucie County on April 10, officials said. After noticing injuries to both front flippers, they used a crane to pull him out of the...


One hurt as Cessna plane overshoots runway in Bulacan

A Cessna 152 plane made a rough landing at Bulacan's Plaridel Airport before crashing into a residential property on Saturday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said. Aboard the plane were a pilot and a student pilot. ''The aircraft attempted to initiate a missed approach but was unable to do so due to insufficient airspeed. Eventually, it surpassed the end of runway 35 and subsequently collided with both the perimeter fence...


Honda Bay positive for red tide

MANILA, Philippines — The waters at a popular tourist spot in Palawan has tested positive for red tide, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported yesterday. It identified Honda Bay in Puerto Princesa as having tested positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) or the toxic red tide. BFAR said that shellfish collected from the coastal waters of Dauis town and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur...


American Airlines plane catches fire at San Francisco Airport

The interior of the Airbus jet caught fire at 12:15pm local time Friday.


This is what it feels like to visit Death Valley National Park

This is what it feels like to visit Death Valley as one of the Earth's hottest places is being punished by a dangerous heat wave.


Move to create zero-emission route with St Malo

The island signed an agreement to create a zero-carbon maritime route with St Malo in Brittany.


Royal treasures: Discover the largest private art collection in the world

The Royal Collection of the British royal family is the largest private art collection in the world. Housed variously in occupied and historic royal residences across the United Kingdom, this vast treasure trove in owned by King Charles and overseen by the Royal Collection Trust. It numbers the priceless Crown Jewels, rare Old Masters, and unique Fabergé eggs among many other rare and extraordinary artifacts. And most of the collection is on public display! Click through and be dazzled by the treasures of the Royal Collection.


10 Crowd-Favorite Airbnbs Around the World for Families

Check them out and see why they are a favorite.


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.


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.


United Passenger Bites Flight Attendant During 'Aggressive and Disruptive' Meltdown

The Orlando Police Department told PEOPLE that the passenger was "transported to [an] area hospital for evaluation"


RNLI boats on show during charity event

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


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...


Bin collections to continue on royal bank holiday

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


Costco is a master at building customer loyalty

Costco has built up a loyal following of shoppers over the decades it's been operating.


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...


30 of the oldest things on Earth

Did you know that the world's oldest religion dates back 5,000 years? Or that the oldest country is found in Europe? And what about the oldest ship still in use, or the oldest shoe company? Yes, you'd be surprised at the age of some of the things on our planet, with a few actually spanning billions of years. So, what else is truly advanced for its age? Click through and find out why age is no barrier.


Humanity at the core of architecture, urban design

People are at the heart of three international days that the community of nations celebrates during the month of July. The United Nations observes July 1 as the International Day of Cooperatives, July 11 as World Population Day, and July 30 as the International Day of Friendship (United Nations, 2024). If we are all to partake in honoring these days from different viewpoints, it is important to understand the principles underlying these...


My first visit to Japan left me in culture shock, but I wish the US would adopt some of its norms

In Japan, I felt culture shock seeing how the local etiquette is far different from what I'm used to in the US. In some ways, it's better, too.


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.


Airbnb where Jay Slater spent his final hours has been re-listed.

The remote cottage where 19-year-old Jay Slater from Lancashire was last seen has been relisted on holiday accommodation sites. But the property in Tenerife is already unavailable for weeks.


AsPac business travel picking up, says CAPA

MANILA, Philippines — Demand for business class seats in Asia-Pacific is beginning to show signs of life for the first time since the pandemic, driven by the resurgence of corporate travel in the region. In a report, the Center for Aviation (CAPA) said Asia-Pacific is starting to catch up with other regions in terms of travel recovery, but is struggling to rebound to pre-pandemic levels due to weak demand from the Chinese market. In particular,...


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.


Amazing European forests you'll want to explore

Did you know that 35% of Europe's land is covered by forests? That's a lot of trees! Nearly a quarter are protected, with several designated by UNESCO as natural World Heritage Sites. Some 70% of these forests are accessible to the public, which adds an enchanting dimension to any vacation where outdoor adventure is top of the itinerary. But with such a vast spread of woodland to explore, where are the most beautiful forests located? Click through and forage under the canopy of some amazing European forests.


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.


Australia explorer laid to rest in village

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


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...


Tourists Flock to Hong Kong for Doraemon, City Cashes in on Cultural IP Economy

Hong Kong Harbourfront Event Attracts Record Number of Tourists HONG KONG, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "100% DORAEMON & FRIENDS" exhibition opens its doors today in Tsim Sha Tsui's K11 art and cultural district, attracting a record-breaking crowd. The event, featuring the beloved 1969 manga character, Doraemon, underscores Hong Kong's emerging status as a cultural hub. Tourists flood to see the Doraemon exhibition The exhibition, held at...


Traveller reveals little-known train hack every passenger NEEDS to know when commuting during rush hour

Make sure you can get a seat on your next busy train journey. Chelsea Dickenson shared a video on social media showing how the LED signs on the railway platform could help you.


What you should (and shouldn't) pack for the perfect beach day

Here are some of the best simple tips and hacks for packing light for the beach and managing beachside food and beverages with ease.


'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.


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


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...


USA road-tripping: the best camping spots

With 58 National Parks to choose from, the United States has glorious campsites as far as the eye can see. For those who love getting fresh air and being out in nature, camping trips are mandatory. Whether you have an annual pass for national parks or you're a first-time explorer, the options are endless. Based on a list from the lifestyle site Greatist, click through the following gallery to see 15 stunning places you will want to set up camp in.


Passengers furious after being struck down with horror cruise ship vomiting bug

Nurse Jessica Bird, 27, and her gran Cynthia Davies, 86, had paid for a 10-day cruise that would include stops in Santander and Lisbon - but both were struck down by a sickness bug


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.


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.


American cities where residents have the best skin revealed

Researchers ranked cities based on eight factors, including air pollution, UV levels and working hours - which can indicate stress.


International secret societies you didn't know existed

History over the centuries has witnessed the founding of numerous clandestine underground groups, orders, and organizations. Many of these secret societies are shrouded in mystery, their members choosing to keep themselves and their activities well under the radar. Some are truly sinister and cloaked in conspiracy, their motives the subject of much rumor, speculation, and outright fantasy. But how much do we know about these covert clubs, what are their inner functions, and why do they conceal their membership? Click through and unmask the international secret societies you didn't know existed.


Paris syndrome: what it is, and how to avoid it

The capital of France is the dream destination of many people. Home to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the world's most visited museum, the Louvre, the City of Light is filled with history and culture. But despite all its delights, some tourists find themselves unable to enjoy a trip to Paris. Disappointed with the lack of Parisian romance and magic, some tourists get extremely shocked when they're met with the reality of the destination. And a small percentage of those who venture into the city experience "Paris syndrome," a psychological condition with symptoms that include nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, and hallucinations. But what exactly is it? And who tends to be affected? Find out by clicking through this gallery.


DENR: PH eagle habitat key to Apayao biosphere

BAGUIO CITY — It takes a 12-hour bus ride from Baguio to reach Apayao, still one of the more remote provinces of the mountainous Cordillera region. But tourists who make that trip end up enjoying a cool dip in pools fed by unspoiled waterfalls or may get a rare sighting of the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) by hiking deep into the richest forests of the province that was recently declared as the Philippines’ fourth biosphere. On July 5...


Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by a passenger's outrage over two flight attendants photographed wearing Palestinian pins. The uproar over the July 10 post, which described the Palestinian pins as “Hamas badges,” led Delta to ban its employees from wearing pins representing any country or nationality besides the U.S. The rule will take effect...


Would you fly into the world's scariest airports?

These days, we take landing at an airport pretty much for granted. But there are some flight destinations that are notorious for the dangers they pose to both the aircraft, its crew, and passengers. These are airports that have a frightening reputation for their difficult and sometimes remote location, challenging weather conditions, and perilous runways. Arriving and departing from such terminals tests the skill and confidence of the most seasoned of pilots, and the nerve and resolve of the traveling public. So, does your next flight take you to one of the world's scariest airports? Check in, buckle up, and click through this list of dangerous destinations.


Here’s What to Order at Oakland’s New Small Change Oyster Bar

These are the top four things to order at the new Temescal destination for seafood


4 Reasons That Buying Travel Insurance Will Save You in the Long Run

While traveling is a great opportunity for relaxation and exploration, it's no secret that travel comes with many potential risks. From losing luggage to delayed flights to unexpected illness, a...