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Major US carriers restore some flight operations amid global cyber outage

By Shivansh Tiwary and Maria Ponnezhath (Reuters) -Top U.S. carriers including Delta Air and United Airlines are restoring some operations on Friday after a technical issue related to an IT vendor forced multiple carriers to ground flights. However, delays and cancellations were expected to persist throughout the day, as airlines try to fully recover from the impact of the outage that upended


Rivian Turned An Old Yosemite Gas Station Into Its First Charging Outpost

The building was first a blacksmith shop, then an auto repair shop and then an old-school service station.


The blockbusters of your childhood are back in full glory at Universal Studios Florida

You may have thought you were just going to a theme park, but Universal Studios Florida’s new parade will bring you back to your childhood.


Indian travellers queue for hours as airports hit with massive delays

Indian travellers face persisting flight delays a day after hours-long global computer systems outages affect multiple airlines. Crowds of desperate passengers queued at a help desk at Chennai's international airport.


Cyclists ride 'like ghosts' to England's lost city

Thousands of people will ride through the night from London to Dunwich, on the Suffolk coast.


New Presidential Museum soon to open at Baguio Mansion House

First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos on Saturday announced that a Presidential Museum will soon be unveiled at the Baguio Mansion House. "I'm thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to our Malacañang Heritage Mansions — the Presidential Museum at the Baguio Mansion House," she said in a post on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Liza Marcos (@lizamarcos) The First Lady revealed she met with some officials on Thursday to...


Don't miss these 11 brand-new family resorts opening in 2024

These new hotels and resorts create even more options for memorable family vacations.


Discovery World sheds crypto concern as losses shrink

Discovery World Corp. (DWC) will drop its cryptocurrency venture to focus on its core hospitality business in hopes of finally erasing the luxury hotel and resort operator’s losses that started piling up during the pandemic. In a stock exchange filing on Friday, DWC said its board of directors had “unanimously approved” the sale of all its shares in True Ally Ventures Ltd., a cryptocurrency-focused company registered in the British Virgin...


Nature reserve hide honours WW2 hero

The hide at North Cave Wetlands is named after Dennis Wood who was killed in 1942.


What to know about airline refunds, delays as global IT outage causes 'mass chaos,' expert says

A global outage linked to a CrowdStrike tech update impacted airline passengers. Financial remuneration for customers will largely depend on airline policy.


The friendliest countries in the world, ranked

When traveling, there are always places that stand out for their scenic beauty, amazing cuisine, and/or their mark on history. But one of the things that keeps visitors coming back to a country over and over again is the people. Some destinations really excel at making those who visit feel welcome, and it leaves a lasting impression. Website InterNations conducts an annual survey, in order to discover which countries rank the highest for friendliness amongst those who've relocated abroad and amongst foreign travelers. Published by World Population Review, the results for 2024 are in. Does your country rank in the top 30? Click on to find out!


Tense talks as UNESCO mulls Heritage sites at risk

Tensions are simmering ahead of summer talks on which UNESCO World Heritage sites are deemed to be endangered, with countries battling against featuring on the UN cultural body's list. UNESCO, the UN body for education, science and culture, insists that being placed on the narrower list of endangered sites is not a black mark.


Queensway Tunnel marks 90th anniversary

Thousands worked in challenging conditions to build the tunnel and 17 men died during construction.


I impulse-booked a $6,000 trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe. I paid just $727, thanks to credit card points.

My 48-hour impulse trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe would have cost over $6,000 if I paid cash. I only paid $727 total after using points and miles.


I'm raising my kids in a town with fewer than 1,500 people. Cost of living is cheap, but we need to drive to find diversity.

My kids were born in Boston, but we moved to a town with less than 1,500 people. Everything is far away, but life feels more relaxed now.


Unmissable stops along Ireland's stunning Wild Atlantic Way

A route of epic scenery, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way covers 1,600 miles (2,600 km) of rugged ocean coast. Its length makes it one of the world's largest defined coastal routes, through the diverse flora and fauna of the Emerald Isle's Atlantic seaboard; punctuated in parts by a stark lunar landscape of limestone, in others by cute and colorful towns and villages. The windswept western periphery of the island, no stranger to storm-force tides, has a distinctive, untamed shoreline. From the most northern point, Malin Head in Co. Donegal, to the most southerly point, Mizen Head in Co. Cork, you will encounter mythic sites, and nature at its most raw and beautiful. Intrigued? Click through the gallery to discover the places you must see along the scenic Wild Atlantic Way.


Living in cars and motels - what it's like to work at the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

Workers at Disneyland are considering a strike because pay at the 'Happiest place on Earth' has left many unable to meet rent.


Summer holiday activities: 14 fun things to do with the kids in London

Summer holiday activities: 14 fun things to do with the kids in London - From pizza making classes to teddy bear picnics, London has much to offer during the summer break


What to do in Seoul: the new touristic hot spot

Seoul, the vibrant capital of South Korea, combines a centuries-old culture with a modern, futuristic vibe—and the contrast is bewildering! The city humbles visitors with its collection of ancient palaces and then dazzles with futuristic fashion and technology. Deeply traditional but cutting edge too, Seoul seduces and surprises... and never disappoints! Click through and find out where to go Seoul searching.


Buffalo Trace Just Opened an Invite-Only Whiskey Lounge in Paris

You can drink some bourbon while taking in the Summer Olympics in the City of Light.


Worldwide tech outage causes travel chaos across the globe

The 'most serious IT outage the world has ever seen' sparked global chaos today - with planes and trains grounded and businesses including banks, hotels and casinos shutdown.


More flight cancellations and delays expected in wake of global IT outage

More flight cancellations and delays expected in wake of global IT outage - Some 167 flights scheduled to depart UK airports were axed on Friday.


Passenger stranded overnight by the global IT outage said his airline offered him $10.70 in vouchers

Jetstar gave Jordan van den Lamb vouchers worth $10.70 after his flight to Melbourne, Australia, got canceled in a global IT outage.


I’m a Travel Agent: This Is the Best Money I’ve Ever Spent on Vacation

Taking a vacation can be pricey. In fact, according to a recent GOBankingRates survey, 45% of participants said they plan to pay at least $1,000 for their summer adventure this year. It's easy to see...


Moonshot memories: The eternal legacy of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, a momentous event took place. The Apollo 11 moon landing was one of the greatest moments not only in US history, but in human history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to step foot on the moon. Click through the following gallery for a countdown of the events that put the first man on the moon, and the legacy of that historic space mission.


Microsoft users worldwide report outages affecting banks, airlines

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Microsoft users worldwide, including banks and airlines, reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after the technology company said it was gradually fixing an issue affecting access to Microsoft 365 apps and services. The cause, exact nature and scale of the outage was unclear. Microsoft appeared to suggest in its X posts that the situation was improving but escalating outages were still being reported around the...


Meet Sankofa Video, Books & Café, a cultural hub in Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1998, Sankofa Video, Books & Café specializes in videos and books about people of African descent around the world.


Europe's most underrated cities, according to travel experts

Think of European cities and a plethora of well-known destinations spring to mind. There's no shortage of places to discover the history and culture of this continent. But don't overlook its smaller, less explored cities. Many are hidden gems, far from the hectic crowds, that offer visitors a much more intimate, unspoiled experience. Condé Nast Traveller asked their seasoned contributors to put together a list of Europe's most underrated cities. Using their network of travel specialists and European-based writers, they compiled a list of places you might not have considered—or heard of at all—based on their recommendations. Curious? Click on to uncover Europe's most underrated cities.


What to expect from an Olympic ceremony like no other

Date, time, order and how to watch on the BBC - here is everything you need to know about the Paris Olympics opening ceremony.


Photos capture fallout of global tech outage at airports, stores, Disneyland, more

A global tech outage stemming from cyber company Crowdstrike disrupted major airlines, banks, and businesses worldwide.


This is where you should live in the USA based on your personality

With 50 states and thousands of municipalities, America has a little something for everyone. Like-minded people tend to gather near their essential elements, whether that be sunshine or a copious amount of wine, so check out this gallery based on a list by Culture Trip to see where is best for you, depending on your personality.


Scotland's biggest airport hit by global IT outage

Scotland's biggest airport descended into chaos yesterday after its computer systems fell victim to the botched software upgrade.


Wheelchair adventurer completes Yr Wyddfa climb

Nick Wilson dedicates his feat to his father, who died in June.


I booked an Airbnb in a Swiss village to save money while backpacking Europe for 2 weeks. It ended up being my favorite destination.

When BI's reporter visited Zurich, Switzerland, on a two-week backpacking trip, she booked an Airbnb in the village of Roggwil and found a hidden gem.


Millionaires who can't afford Miami are flocking to this Florida city

Millionaires who have been driven out of Miami and Palm Beach by an influx of billionaires have resettled in a different Florida city. Their arrival in the new area has driven up real-estate prices.


This time-lapse map shows US air traffic slowing to a near-standstill after the massive IT outage

A map from Flightradar24.com shows US air traffic slowing down dramatically after an IT issue caused airlines to ground flights.


Microsoft crash sends travellers 'back to Stone Age' as baffled passenger gets handwritten boarding pass

The Microsoft outage, caused by cyber security firm CrowdStrike, has disrupted travellers around the world - sparking widespread chaos in airports and forcing us back to the 'Stone Age'


Flight Delayed? Track the Status of a Flight Directly From Your iPhone's Text Messages

Is your flight status in limbo with the global IT outage? You may be able check on your flight status without a web browser or third-party app.


Modernist Paris, a Monet adventure park and the death of life drawing – the week in art

Exhibition of the week The Flooded Garden An art adventure playground for all ages, inspired by Monet’s water lily garden and conceived by painter Oscar Murillo. . Tate Modern, London, until 26 August Also showing Oscar Murillo Parallel to his summer extravaganza at Tate Modern, Murillo is showing his paintings in the Regency treasure that is Burlington Arcade. . Burlington Arcade, London, from 25 July until 24 August Paris 1924 A look at the...


Airline passengers face chaos and uncertainty after massive IT outage

Passengers reported being stranded at airports, receiving hand-written boarding passes, and facing delays amid the global IT outage.


The 30 loudest animals in the world

Nature truly is a marvel. There are so many unbelievable sights, smells, and in this gallery, sounds. Most people have heard about the legendary howl of a wolf, or the mighty roar of the king of the jungle, yet not many have actually experienced it. The only way to truly understand the intensity of their voices would be to stand before them, but in many cases, that's not a great idea... Instead, we've decided to use the best comparison which is the decibel (represented as dB). The decibel scale shows us how intense a sound is. The higher the number of decibels is, the louder the sound. For reference, a typical car horn can reach 107–109 dB. In this gallery, you'll find 30 of the loudest animals in the world ranked in order of recorded decibels (dB). Click through and prepare to be surprised!


Michelin Adds Three Austin Hotels to Its Texas Hotel Guide

Commodore Perry Estate, Soho House Austin, and Hotel Van Zandt were added


LIST: Canceled flights from July 19 to 20 due to Microsoft outage

MANILA, Philippines — Several Cebu Pacific flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 19 to 20, were canceled due to technical issues related to the global outage of technology giant Microsoft. In a Facebook post, local carrier Cebu Pacific said that the following flights will not push through as of 7 p.m. on July 19: READ: Cebu Pacific, global airlines hit by Microsoft outage DG 6639/6640: Cebu – Pagadian – Cebu DG 6839/6840: Manila –...


How to detect hidden cameras in your hotel room or rental home

From hotel rooms to rental homes, hidden cameras can lurk anywhere. These devices can be discretely placed in a nook or cranny to capture your image, activities, and private conversations without you ever knowing. In some cases, hidden cameras can serve legitimate purposes, such as alerting owners of burglaries or keeping an eye on a pet. However, hidden cameras should never exist in private areas to spy on, prank, or extort you. Fortunately, there are several methods travelers can employ to detect these devices. Click on to learn how to check to see if your rental, or your hotel room, has any hidden cameras.


You'll soon be able to get an automatic refund when your flight is delayed or canceled

The new DOT regulations mean passengers can also get automatic refunds when their checked bags are delayed, too.


Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!


Bedford River Festival brings 'positivity' to town

The two-day event, held every two years, is expected to attract more than 300,000 people.


How dangerous is free diving, and would you take the plunge?

Would you attempt to dive to a depth of 831 ft (253 m) and resurface without the aid of oxygen? Well that's exactly what one man accomplished to be crowned free diving world champion! Free diving is a mode of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus such as scuba gear. It's a fascinating but high-risk extreme sport that enjoys widespread popularity around the world. But why would anybody want to plunge to such depths in the first place? Well, actually, you'd be surprised! Click through and learn more about how this unique discipline evolved, and meet some of the individuals responsible for its ascent into the mainstream.


American Airlines has a contract deal with flight attendants, and President Biden is happy about it

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and the union representing its flight attendants said Friday they have reached agreement on a new contract that includes pay raises, and President Joe Biden said the deal avoids a strike that would have hurt the U.S. economy and consumers. Terms of the proposal were not disclosed. The agreement, covering 28,000 workers, faces a union ratification vote. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants...


I've traveled to all 50 states, but there's only one I'd choose to live in every time

After traveling to all 50 US states, I chose to live in Colorado because of its diverse landscapes and high quality of life.