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Places in the US that look like alien planets

Space travel—it’s unbelievably cool, but most of us won’t ever have the opportunity to check out alien planets. Lucky for you, the Earth is vast and strange, and that means it has a host of otherworldly landscapes just waiting for your exploration. There are plenty in the US alone, which means there’s no spaceship—or passport—required.


Extension Cords Are Now Allowed in Hand-Carry Bags on Planes

For long waits in the airport.


'Balaclavas and big sticks': New Caledonia tourists trapped by riots

Lured by the promise of a Pacific paradise, hundreds of visitors to France's island territory of New Caledonia have found themselves trapped in a land teeming with troops trying to put down riots. She is staying with her father, who lives on the island, and has found herself helping neighbours to defend their street.


A local’s guide to Coffs Harbour: ‘The culture here is being outside’

Food When we moved to Coffs Harbour on Gumbaynggirr country on the New South Wales mid-north coast in 2007, we really missed Sydney’s multicultural food. Thankfully, Coffs is a well-supported refugee settlement city and it didn’t take long for those communities to gift us an assortment of culinary options. There are Syrian, Iraqi, Burmese and Indian food stalls at Harbourside Markets on Sundays. Some are brick and mortar now including Mana Chita...


Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A decades-old landslide that’s rapidly accelerating has forced the dismantling of Wayfarers Chapel, an iconic Southern California church that was designed by one of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's sons and built among soaring redwoods and sweeping Pacific Ocean views. The earth beneath the chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes is moving an unprecedented 2 feet (61 centimeters) or more each month. Intended to...


Gunmen kill three Spanish tourists in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar, Charlotte Greenfield and Ana Cantero KABUL/MADRID/DELHI (Reuters) -Three Spanish tourists were killed and at least one Spaniard was injured in an attack by gunmen in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province, Spain's foreign ministry said on Friday. Earlier on Friday, Taliban interior ministry spokesman Abdul Mateen Qaniee had said that three foreign tourists and one Afghan


At Thailand dive expo, fears for coral's future

Jakkapat Yodnil calls out to visitors at a diving expo in Bangkok, eager to share details of his shop's expeditions to the azure waters around the Thai island of Koh Tao. For now though, the bleaching around Koh Tao is "not bad, considering."


9/11 as seen from space and other out of this world photographs

The outstanding photographs taken in space by orbiting Space Shuttle astronauts and those aboard the International Space Station show our planet in a new light. Countries and continents are captured in hi-res clarity, with cities and natural wonders brought into sharp focus. Weather and atmospheric phenomena appear in extraordinary and sometimes alarming detail. And beyond our world, the sun and the moon are revealed in magnificent close-up. (Pictured above: A thunderstorm over the Indian Ocean) Click through the gallery to launch a spectacular collection of photographs taken out of this world.


Frontier Airlines, stuck in a money-losing slump, is dumping change fees and making other moves

DENVER (AP) — Frontier Airlines, which has struggled more than other U.S. carriers to recover from the pandemic, says it is eliminating change fees on some tickets and creating four fare classes to boost its appeal to more travelers. The Denver-based airline said the changes taking effect Friday would make buying a ticket less complicated. Frontier, like rivals Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air, advertises low fares but tacks on more fees than...


The 10 holiday destinations most used by cybercriminals to trick Brits

Experts from McAfee have revealed the 10 holiday destinations most used by cybercriminals to entice unsuspecting British holidaymakers.


Lanterns, lights and laundry: Photos of the week

A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days.


A Henderson Neighborhood Hangout, a Cult-Favorite Sandwich Stand, and More New Restaurants

Four new restaurants to visit in Las Vegas this weekend


Expedia CTO, Senior Engineering Leader Exit on Policy Violation

Expedia Group Inc. said its chief technology officer and a senior engineering leader were fired due to “a violation of company policy,” just days after the online travel firm’s annual product and partner conference.


Queen Maxima to visit Philippines, to push financial inclusion

MANILA, Philippines — Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is scheduled to visit Manila next week in her capacity as United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). She is expected to stay from May 21 to 23 and meet with President Marcos and top finance officials. The visit will focus on advancing key foundational building blocks for financial inclusion – including connectivity, digital...


I've lived on the Amalfi Coast for 17 years. Here are the 7 mistakes tourists should avoid making while visiting.

Many travelers visit the Amalfi Coast on a day trip, only visit the most popular towns, and forget to wear the proper shoes for hiking.


The world's top places to visit in 2024

The holiday season brings with it thoughts of travel, a Christmas vacation perhaps, or somewhere memorable to chime in the New Year. But where in the world are the coolest, hotly-tipped places to visit in 2024? Click through and check out these top destinations, referenced by Travel + Leisure as the most popular places to go in 2024.


The Ultimate Guide to Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck Festival

An ideal itinerary for getting the meatiest experience the Memorial Day weekend has to offer in Austin


Alcohol abuse 'costs £27bn' and 'King's fighting spirit'

The public cost of alcohol abuse and the King's plans to travel for D-Day tributes lead the papers.


The most captivating British towns you have to visit

When you think of the UK, perhaps the words "wonderful holiday" do not spring to mind. However, the countryside and history of the UK are vastly underrated. There are countless numbers of charming towns that will transport you back to times gone by. There is such a wealth of activities to do, from trekking up tall mountain peaks to rowing in gently ebbing rivers. On your exploration of the United Kingdom, it is important to find the right towns to stay in to make your trip as perfect as can be. Here are the towns that you won't be able to resist being charmed by. From Portmerion to Cullen Bay, click through to discover more.


Ang See: Tougher visa rules for Chinese not right solution

Tightening visa rules for Chinese tourists will not stop the influx of undesirable visitors if immigration officers can be bribed anyway, civic leader Teresita Ang See said on Thursday. “We already have a proper visa application process in place in our consular and embassy office abroad. That system ain’t broke,” said Ang See, a longtime anticrime crusader from the Filipino-Chinese community. “Instead, the problem lies with our bureaucrats here...


A major new aviation bill seeks to end passengers being made to pay to sit with their kids, and to improve safety on planes after the Alaska blowout

"Corporations shouldn't rip off hardworking Americans" with hidden fees, President Biden said in a statement.


Your dream beach vacation can happen right at home in America

Can’t go abroad this year? Don't sweat it. The US has some awesome beaches for you to kick back and relax on that are closer to home. Check them out!


9 Books That Transport You Around the World

If you want to explore new countries and immerse yourself in different cultures without leaving your couch, pick up one of these books.


End of the great British staycation? Package holiday trips boom

Seven-day trips for a couple to Turkey, Greece , Spain , Portugal and Cyprus are all being offered for less than £750 including flights in the first week of June.


Have a cool summer adventure at Kingsford Hotel Manila

STAY cool this summer without the need to go far at Kingsford Hotel Manila in Entertainment City. Quench your thirst with tantalizing cocktails at Frost By The Pool Bar on the sixth floor. From fizzy, fruit-based drinks such as Harri's Hula Haze, Kingsford's Drink of the Month, to chocolatey-sweet shakes, everyone can have a cool treat under the sun. Bring the family over and munch on savory snacks under the blue skies. Watch the bad vibes melt...


California's scenic Highway 1 to Big Sur opens to around-the-clock travel as slide repair advances

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A section of California's scenic Highway 1 leading to the famous Big Sur coast reopened to around-the-clock traffic Friday after stabilization of a storm-triggered rockslide that dropped a chunk of one lane into the ocean and hampered tourism. The gap has yet to be closed, but after placement of steel and concrete into the cliff, a temporary signal system was activated to allow alternating north-south traffic on the...


10 national parks you should visit in 2024

There are 63 national parks scattered around the US, each with its own unique beauty. If you're a fan of nature and wildlife, here are ten that you can't miss.


Must-have camping and outdoor gear is up to 50% off at REI this weekend

REI's Anniversary Sale features incredible discounts on major brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Coleman, and more. Here are our favorite deals.


Some vacationers expect to carry summer travel debt, report finds. Here's how to avoid that

Americans are looking forward to traveling this summer, but some won't pay off their credit cards. Here's how to lower costs and avoid summertime debt.


Inside the Newly Renovated Liberté at Sofitel in Center City

An exclusive first-look inside the massive culinary and scenic upgrades at one of the hottest hotels in Philly


Eerie video shows once thriving tourist island completely deserted

Footage of Magnetic Island, 20 minutes from Townsville, revealed a distinct lack of tourists despite the April-May window usually being popular with those seeking warmth.


As summer travel chaos nears, a financial planner has a tip for even the most experienced travelers

Especially if you travel frequently, consider an annual travel insurance policy to prevent disaster instead of insuring each individual trip.


Pitch concerns for boys travelling to Wales to train

Waterlogging in the winter means the team is forced to travel miles to train for its matches.


DOT urged to make tourism sites seniors, PWDs friendly

The Department of Tourism (DOT) should ensure that tourist spots are friendly and accessible to senior citizens and persons with disabilities, Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas lawmaker Camille Villar said Friday. Under Villar's House Bill 10349 or the PWD and Senior Citizen-Friendly Tourism Sites Act, the DOT, in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways, National Council on Disability Affairs, and National Commission of Senior...


Red Planet hopes to open a new PH hotel yearly

MANILA, Philippines — Red Planet Hotels plans to expand further its portfolio in the Philippines, with the budget hotel brand looking into opening a new site annually starting next year. Florent Humeau, chief executive officer of Red Planet Hotels, on Friday said they are looking at several prospective areas across the country, including locations in the cities of Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu. “I hope in the next three, five years, we...


First crewed flight of Boeing Starliner postponed again

WASHINGTON, United States — The first crewed launch of Boeing’s Starliner to the International Space Station has been delayed again due to a technical issue, NASA said Friday. The launch in Florida was scheduled for Tuesday but NASA said it is now planned for May 25 to allow teams to further assess a helium leak linked to the service module, which sits on top of the rocket. Earlier this month, a Starliner launch was postponed just hours before...


West Side Books and Curios: Denver’s choice spot for vintage titles

West Side Books in Denver's customers can find anything from rare titles to vintage maps.


Migrants slam 'hotel king' who raked in £3.5m PER DAY for housing them

A lucrative contract to accommodate new arrivals has catapulted Graham King - dubbed 'the migrant hotel king' - into the Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated fortune of £750million .


Escape to a Sky-High Restaurant for a Taste of the Sea in La Jolla

A James Beard-recognized chef is movin’ on up to the penthouse in the sky with this new restaurant


Where to Eat and Drink During Memorial Day Weekend in Austin

Kick off the summer properly with barbecue, beer, and hot dogs


King Charles III to travel to France for UK ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III plans to travel to France next month for British ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, while skipping the larger international event a few miles away as he continues to be treated for cancer. Charles and Queen Camilla are expected to attend a ceremony at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer on June 6, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Prince of Wales will stand in for the king at...


Will new airline consumer protection rules help you when you fly this summer?

The Transportation Department's new rules address everything from junk fees to refunds, but not in time for the summer travel season.


Where to Eat at Newark Liberty Airport

A guide to all the food and restaurant options at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)


4 Restaurants and Bars to Try This Weekend in the Bay Area: May 17

The best things to do, eat, and drink this weekend from San Francisco to Napa


What Happens When You Take Street Art Out of the Street?

The Banksy Universe exhibit is now open in BGC.


Tiana's Bayou Adventure Ride At Disney Will Be Flooded With The Smell Of Beignets

The ride officially opens on June 28!


The greatest retirement locations in the world

After so many years of working hard, retirement can sneak up on you quickly, so why not start planning for your golden years now? Choosing the ideal place to retire is an incredibly important decision and requires a lot of planning and research, but luckily the International Living magazine has published a list of the best destinations to relax into the better half of life. From modern cities to idyllic coastlines, check out this gallery to see the best options out there.


Incredible places from Greek mythology you can visit today

There are plenty of places you can go to find beautiful beaches, party islands, mouthwatering cuisine, and sunny skies. But very few of them combine all these things with mesmerizing remnants of the ancient world and mythology. Dipped in ancient history, Greece is one of the very few countries that combine all of these with a dream destination for anyone interested in mythology. Click on for a selection of real locations that were center stage for many famous Greek myths.


27 Things to Pack if You're Traveling Solo This Year

Embark on your main character journey with these travel accessories, gadgets, and all-around essentials.


The Whisky Library's Happy Hour Deal Is One of Manila's Best

Newport's The Whisky Library is offering a promo that feels too good to be true.