Another tourist dead in Greece, others missing as heat toll rises

ATHENS (Reuters) - A 55-year-old American has been found dead on the Greek island of Mathraki, the police said on Monday, the third tourist death in a week following a period of unusually hot weather. Temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) earlier this month, just as the holiday season began across Greece's remote beaches, ancient sites and mountain trails. The early

GTBA chief meets with Brunei envoy for global travel roadshow

GLOBAL Tourism Business Association (GTBA) President Michelle Taylan flew to Brunei for a meeting with Philippine Ambassador Marian Jocelyn Tirol-Ignacio, Brunei acting director for Tourism Development Yang Mulia Dayang Salinah Binthi Haji Mohd Salleh, Association of Travel Agents Brunei (ATAB) Deputy President Haji Zainal Harun and other tourism sector representatives on June 11, 2024. The GTBA will be holding its second General Membership...

The incredible health benefits of going to the beach

Beaches are some of the greatest and most enjoyable natural wonders our world has to offer. However, a day by the shore is more than just a good time; there are also surprising health benefits involved with going to the beach. So, what are the secret ingredients? Three words: water, sun, and air, which are all natural elements that offer some form of health benefit(s). That said, what exactly are the health benefits of hitting the beach? Click on to find out!

Iconic Hollywood restaurant closes its doors after half a century

Diners at Arby's on Sunset Boulevard were greeted with a sign reading 'Farewell Hollywood. TY for 55 great years', when they arrived this morning

Oxygen masks were 'inadvertently' deployed, and an emergency announcement played on a United flight — even though everything was fine

Dozens of passengers were left panicked after an automated announcement told them to put on oxygen masks, even though the Boeing 777 wasn't in danger.

The best golf courses in the world

Golf is one of the oldest sports in the world, with very large courses to play on in contrast to sports such as baseball and soccer. It's a sport that people enjoy for the game itself and the natural scenery that comes with it. Meanwhile, those who yearn for more of a challenge seek to travel to golf courses that offer it. Well, we've got you covered! In this gallery, we'll show you the top 30 golf courses in the world, ranked in order. Click on to discover them all.

Annie Kilner lands back in the UK on a £35K private jet flight as she snubs the WAG travel and accommodation after vowing not to play 'happy families' with husband Kyle Walker at the Euros

Annie Kilner was spotted landing back in Manchester as she snubbed the official travel and accommodation for WAGs at the Euros after attending the first match.

What is the history of obelisks and what are they used for?

They are among the loftiest monuments ever built, but what exactly is an obelisk? A tall, four-sided narrow tapering column, these majestic geometric pillars first made their appearance in ancient Egypt, originally erected in pairs at the entrances of temples. True obelisks are “monolithic,” or made from a single piece of stone, most often granite. Difficult to construct and serving no practical purpose, an obelisk in antiquity stood as a sacred object commemorating the dead, representing kings, and honoring gods. Many have survived millennia, with most pilfered by emperors and sent from Egypt to Rome and beyond. In fact, these unique timeworn towers can be admired in destinations around the world. Click through and marvel at these needle-like monoliths.

The fascinating lives of history's most famous hermits

Throughout history, many have opted to lead secluded lives. Whether for a prolonged period to focus on their work or merely to detach from the outside world and rejuvenate, their reclusive tendencies were undeniable. However, this compilation takes a different approach. It delves into the lives of those who actively embraced solitude and made a conscious decision to live as hermits, distancing themselves from society. If this piques your curiosity, browse this gallery and uncover intriguing insights about some of history's most famous hermits.

Expedia offered me $650K job but changed their mind because I'm white

Michael Kascsak, 49, a married dad-of-one from Austin, Texas, says Expedia gave him the runaround for months before making him America's latest victim of reverse racism.

Sydney travel agent accused of fleecing customers out of $500,000

Zahra Rachid, who ran the Travel World Sydney travel agency at Arncliffe in the city's south has been charged with 16 counts of fraud after she allegedly scammed customers out of more than $500,000.

Portals to another dimension? The Earth's chakra points and vortexes

Volcanic activity, fault lines, magnetic anomalies—the world's sacred sites tend to follow a locational pattern. And spending time in these places leads many people to claim heightened spiritual experience. Sound far-fetched? Some believe the Earth itself has areas where energy is concentrated, offering visitors a way to connect to something mystical and profound. Just like the body is said to have centers where energy peaks, the same is said about our planet. Many religious and ancient sites are stationed along these alleged lines, or at their intersection. Curious? Click on this gallery to see where you can go to experience this energy.

The Epic’s Fine Dining Dilemma

Restaurants at the development in Deep Ellum undergo major changes

Ancient places hidden in mystery

Step into a world where history and mystery converge, where the ancient past beckons with unsolved enigmas. In this gallery, we journey through time to explore fascinating locations that are shrouded in mystery. From the legendary Atlantis to the sunken secrets of Heracleion, we delve into the heart of these historical legends. These cities, hidden in sands, submerged beneath the sea, or nestled in remote jungles, hold the keys to unlocking the mysteries of human civilization. Join us as we become explorers of the ancient world, seeking answers and inspiration that resonate with the present. Click through the gallery to begin.

The most beautiful city parks in the world

For all its charisma, culture, and convenience, sometimes the city can get you down. When you start growing tired of the noise, the traffic, and the general hustle and bustle, it's important to have somewhere you can go to get away from it all, even if just for a few minutes. Well, whether you've had a bad day at work or want to enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon away from all the concrete, city parks are an invaluable element of any metropolitan landscape. Thankfully, most city governments around the world have come to a consensus regarding the importance of parks, and have gone to great lengths to provide their citizens with beautiful spaces right in the heart of the concrete jungles they call home. Many of these parks don't just fulfill a basic need, but stand as magnificent feats of design and architecture. Intrigued? Read on to learn about some of the most impressive and relaxing city parks in the world.

How did ancient civilizations deal with sewage?

We think nothing of flushing a toilet and getting rid of human waste. One pull on the handle and the job's taken care of. But sending our business on its way is only half the story. Once past the U-bend, excreta begins a long and fascinating journey, one that has its origins in antiquity and some of the world's earliest sanitation systems. Today, modern waste management plants conveniently dispose of our processed liquids and solids. But how did previous civilizations deal with the problem of sewage? Click through and flush out the facts behind history's fascinating sewage systems.

Long-time assistant to top trainer found dead after going missing on remote Greek island

The body of Toby Sheets, 55, who worked for Steve Asmussen in the US, was found on the beach in Mathraki in the latest tragic incident involving a tourist

Seashells and sunshine: the best and worst beaches in the American South

Bordering the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, it is no wonder that tourists flock to beaches in the American South year after year. However, these seashores are far from equal. While in some areas you can find crystal-clear waters and white sand on par with the Caribbean, others have murky grey water and litter as far as the eye can see. From gorgeous to grotesque, click through the following photo gallery to see the best and worst beaches you can find in the South, according to a survey by Ranker and various online reviews.

Historic SS United States is ordered out of its berth in Philadelphia. Can it find new shores?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The SS United States, a historic ship that still holds the transatlantic speed record it set more than 70 years ago, must leave its berth on the Delaware River in Philadelphia by Sept. 12, a federal judge says. The decision issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody culminated a years-old rent dispute between the conservancy that oversees the 1,000-foot ocean liner and its landlord, Penn Warehousing. It stemmed from an...

I travelled to Romania to meet my birth parents but found a husband

An adopted woman travelled 6,000 miles from California to Romania to track down her biological family - but ended up meeting the 'love of her life' instead

Meghan Markle's favorite New York hotel offers up $525-PER-PERSON two-hour boat ride to the Statue of Liberty... so is it really worth it?

The Mark Hotel's Spring Sailing experience gives passengers a taste of how the other half live aboard a dreamy 70ft antique sail boat.'s Sadie Whitelocks investigates.

Millie Mackintosh shares her affordable hacks to make travelling with children easier

Former Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh has shared her bargain Amazon buys that make it easier to keep your children entertained and comfortable whilst on holiday

Dangerous creatures found in water

Next time you take a dip in the sea or a paddle in a river, think about what's lurking under the water's surface. Some of the deadliest wildlife on the planet make the oceans and wetlands their home. And beware: these creatures range from the downright vicious to the seriously venomous. Click through this gallery and submerge yourself in this list of aquatic killers.

How to buy Dead and Company Sphere tickets: Dates and prices compared

Dead and Company are playing together again through Summer 2024 as they embark on their Las Vegas Sphere residency. Both original and resale tickets are available.

Brittany leisure collection expands footprint in premier tourist destinations

BRITTANY'S collection of leisure developments posted another remarkable feat with a record P1.4 billion in reservation sales in May 2024 alone. This stellar performance was fueled primarily by the growing appeal of Brittany's premium leisure projects as well as the shifting preferences and lifestyles of its highly discerning buyers who have increasingly sought for exclusive retreats outside Metro Manila. In particular, Brittany developments like...

A Sushi and Whisky Restaurant in Las Vegas Closes

Plus, dinner returns to the buffet and a classic restaurant ends its lunch service

Goats Seen on the Loose at Cedar Point Amusement Park After Similar Incident with Camels

Goats were seen wandering freely at Cedar Point days after another incident happened with two camels

Europe without the crowds: Travelers say these are the best crowd-free spots this summer

Europe's summer season is notoriously busy, hot and crowded, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Life at Ellis Island immigration station

At the end of the 19th century, Ellis Island immigration station in New York became known as the gateway to America. Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island alone. A key piece in the US immigration puzzle, Ellis Island was the point of entry for millions of people from all around the world, but mostly Europe. In this gallery, we look at what life was like at Ellis Island immigration station. Click on for a discovery!

Tennessee home for sale, built by former Disney exec, shocks internet with unique entertaining space

A home in Tennessee has hit the real estate market with a unique, two-story basement containing an ice cream shop, a theater, a diner with booths, a commercial kitchen and more.

These are the fastest high-speed trains in the world

The doomed Titan sub 'red flags' as experts reveal the key mistakes

One year ago tomorrow, the doomed Titan submersible embarked on a trip to visit the wreckage of the Titanic.

Inside Buckingham Palace's £369million renovation

Today we can reveal fascinating new details of the refurbished East Wing, which will soon be open to the public for the first time. Work on the East Wing began in 2018 and was completed earlier this year.

'My buddy hums the Jaws theme tune to signal there's a shark nearby': Meet the scuba diver who explores tropical waters - despite being BLIND

Jessica Pita, 21, lost her sight at the age of 11. But this hasn't held her back - she's now a qualified scuba diver, completing dives around South Africa and coming into close proximity to sharks.

Man shares hack to getting clean bathroom during road trip

A US-based content creator, named Ash, posted a video detailing her husband, Ronnie's sneaky tactic to getting a cup of joe and accessing sanitary restrooms while on the road.

The most insane rescue missions in modern history

Every day around the world, people find themselves in dangerous situations created by natural disasters, terrorism, or even human mistakes. And while a rescue mission's goal is to save lives, it often involves risk for rescuers. Click through the following gallery to see more of the greatest rescue missions of all time.

Here are the 5 things you should NEVER wear on a plane

American Airlines flight attendant Andrea Fischbach told Who What Wear that passengers should bring layers, wear elasticated waistbands and avoid heels or studded shoes.

Mexican Seafood and Micheladas Splash Down in Encinitas

Punta Mar opens next week on South Coast Highway

Would you dare stand at the Gates of Hell?

Adventure tourists are holding their breath, eager to know whether Turkmenistan's new president will carry out his predecessor's threat of extinguishing the country's biggest tourist attraction, the Darvaza gas crater, better known by its devilish moniker, the "Gates of Hell." Burning since the early 1970s, this flaming cauldron of leaking methane is one of the world's weirdest man-made phenomena. Glowing like an inferno and belching sulfur, the crater's connotation with the devil is eerily tangible. But is Satan's sinkhole about to be exorcised from the map? Click through and find out if you have the nerve to stand at the Gates of Hell.

'100 Artists for the Philippine Eagle'

THE Philippine Fauna Art Society (PhilFAS) is organizing the "100 Artists for the Philippine Eagle" event to celebrate Philippine Eagle Week 2024 from June 25 to 30 at the National Museum of Natural History. The event is in collaboration with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, the National Museum of the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau and The Oil Paint Store. PhilFAS was founded in...

This Semi-Hidden Japanese Restaurant in Torrance Has the Feel of a Tokyo Street Food Alleyway

Dine like you’re in Shibuya or Shinjuku with Japanese locals in the South Bay

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is Disney’s First Food-Focused Thrill Ride

Disney’s newest attraction replaces the problematic Splash Mountain with a ride through the princess’s food co-op, teaching kitchen, and branded spice line

The Hotel Chelsea and its notorious celebrity residents

The Hotel Chelsea—also called the Chelsea Hotel, or simply the Chelsea—once served as a 400-room bohemian enclave for literary luminaries, visionary artists, soul-searching singers, and starry-eyed wannabes. Indeed, in its heyday, the legendary New York City landmark property became a hostelry for a host of creative long-term residents, many of them the celebrities of their day. But notoriety also lodged here, occasions when reputations alone ended up overstaying their welcome. Click through this gallery to check in and check out the registry of some of the Chelsea's most famous—and infamous—guests.

Another five more tourists die or vanish on Greek islands

The body of a missing American man was found on the island of Mathraki, near Corfu, on Sunday. It came the day after a Dutch man was found dead in a ravine on the eastern island of Samos.

Mexico: Travelers from 177 nations crossed country toward US

MEXICO CITY — Around 1.39 million people from 177 countries traveled through Mexico so far this year trying to reach the United States without entry papers, the Mexican government said Sunday. The vast majority were men or women traveling alone, while almost 3,000 were unaccompanied minors, the National Migration Institute said, providing figures for January through the end of May. The figure of 177 countries of origin represents almost the...

Mystery solved? A look at Amelia Earhart’s life and disappearance

American pioneering pilot and aviator Amelia Earhart was a national treasure when she seemingly fell off the face of the earth. Her disappearance has consumed historians, scientists, conspiracy theorists, and regular Americans alike. However, one man believes he is close to solving the mystery. Tony Romero, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and CEO of Deep Sea Vision, recently went on a US$11 million expedition in the Pacific Ocean. During this mission, Romero believes that he detected the wreckage of a plane 16,000 feet (4.9 kilometers) underwater using sonar technology. He captured blurry images of a large object shaped like Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed plane. "You'd be hard pressed to convince me that's anything but an aircraft, for one," he said on the TODAY show on January 29, "and two, that it's not Amelia's aircraft." Romero captured the images around 100 miles (160 kilometers) away from Howland Island, where Earhart was supposed to stop off for fuel but never arrived. The location further bolsters his conviction that he has found the trailblazing aviator's plane. What's more, there have been no other crashes reported in the area that could explain his findings. Romerero and his team plan to take another deep dive in late 2024 or early 2025 to take more photos of the wreckage, in the hopes of getting even closer to the truth. In the meantime, here is a tribute to one of America’s most iconic heroines.

Was the Biblical Garden of Eden in Florida? One minister argued 'Yes'

One former lawyer and minister maintained for decades that a Panhandle wilderness retreat was the literal site of the Garden of Eden from the Book of Genesis. Was he correct?

California ex deputy, 59, goes missing while hiking in Greece

Albert Calibet, 59, was hiking on the small Greek island of Amorgos on Tuesday when he vanished, with officials fearing he may have suffered heatstroke and fainted on a hot day.

Holidaymakers braced for chaos as M25 partly shuts for a full weekend

Just in time for the start of summer holidays, families in the South East of England face gridlock on the roads.

How to view the 6-planet alignment, another strange event in the sky