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Grade II listing for lake inspired by Peter Pan

The Meare is one of five parks and gardens in the county receiving Historic England protection.


Making the most of a visit to Pompeii and Vesuvius

Pompeii and Vesuvius are remarkable places. The volcano wiped out the inhabitants of the city, and yet it was incredibly well preserved because of all the volcanic ash that covered it. A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is now a huge tourist attraction, drawing in millions of visitors each year. And, of course, a trip to Pompeii would not be complete without stopping by to see Vesuvius! Click on to find out more about these spectacular places.


The world's largest cruise ship's staggering facts revealed

From its staggering dimensions to the number of onboard whirlpools, dive into some of the incredible numbers behind Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas.


The most beautiful designs of architect Gustave Eiffel


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


Ferocious flying insects you don't want to meet

Did you know that some of the most dangerous bugs in the world have wings? Besides the usual suspects—wasps and mosquitoes, for example—there are a host of other winged menaces out there that with one bite or sting can cause acute pain and discomfort, and even death. So, what are the most ferocious flying insects you don't want to meet? Click through the following gallery and find out just how deadly these airborne critters really are.


I celebrated 3 months of sobriety with an all-inclusive vacation. I fell off the wagon when I got home, but I'm trying again.

I was 3 months sober when I went on an all-inclusive vacation. My grandmother had died and I was grieving. I stayed sober but slipped when I got home.


Flaco, the owl that escaped from Central Park Zoo, died after a year of freedom


Tiny floating homes you'll LOVE

From untethered homes that can travel wherever the wind takes you, to moored micro retreats that provide tranquil living quarters with dreamy scenery, the world’s best floating tiny homes.


30 woods and jungles for nature lovers

Picture yourself stepping into a world where nature weaves its enchanting tales: the realm of the forest. Imagine a symphony of rustling leaves, the scent of earth, and dappling sunlight playing hide-and-seek through the dense canopy. From the towering redwoods of California, where ancient giants touch the sky, to the lush rainforests of the Amazon, where biodiversity thrives in a kaleidoscope of colors, this journey is your personalized ticket to rediscover the untamed magic of the great outdoors. Let these woods and jungles be your storybook, each chapter revealing the beauty of our planet in its purest form. Swipe through to learn more about the splendor of the natural world.


Worldwide cities at risk of being underwater: the ultimate list

Alarming images of what famous cities around the world could look like if the climate crisis continues unabated.


A first look inside the glitzy new Lana Dubai, Dorchester Collection’s first Middle East hotel

The Dorchester Collection has set foot in the Middle East for the first time with its opening of The Lana – a brand new five-star hotel in Dubai that offers guests a chance to see the city from all angles. We get a first look inside. “You’re about to see the landscape change – watch this,” points out our guide as we drive out of Dubai city and towards the desert surrounding the metropolis. Right on cue, I notice the modern high-rises which line...


Failure to launch: Aircraft that couldn't succeed

Throughout modern history, many aircraft have, for one reason or another, failed to succeed in the world of aviation. Browse through this gallery and get to know these aircraft failures. Click on.


The Most Beautiful Small Towns In Every State

Why yes, we would love to reside in a place where we can pan for sapphires.


Words you didn't know were inspired by animals

What do the words "aviation" and "vaccine" have in common? Well, they're both descended from the names of different types of animals. From bears and birds, to dolphins and cows, animals have been the origin of a few unexpected words. Indeed, due to their importance to the lives and livelihoods of humans, it's no wonder animals have left a mark on language! Curious? Check out this gallery for words that were etymologically inspired by animals.


Why Sri Lanka is the wonder of Asia

Endless beaches, timeless ruins, wonderful wildlife, and a seriously friendly vibe. Sri Lanka's appeal is as diverse as its scenery. Add to the mix flavorful food and fantastic festivals, and you have a destination singular in its allure. Browse the gallery and start visiting this sparkling Indian Ocean gem.


The 20 cheapest cities to visit in 2024

Travelling without breaking the bank is possible! In fact, many affordable destinations await travellers looking to explore the world. From South America to Europe and Asia, discover the 20 least expensive cities to visit in 2024.


Historic ferry between Essex and Kent to be axed

More than 100,000 passenger journeys are made every year using the ferry service.


1930s London Underground train carriage converted into a glamping spot

A 1930's London Underground train carriage has been converted into a luxury glamping destination where you could stay for £180 per night.


Virgin launches massive 24 hour sale with cheap flights to Bali, Fiji, Hamilton Island and more

More than 200,000 reduced fares will be available for travel between April 1 and June 30. The sale ends at midnight AEST on Thursday, February 29.


Where to go in JB for shopping, eating, sightseeing and more!

SINGAPORE: The strong SingDollar against a weak Ringgit and a push from the Malaysian government... The post Where to go in JB for shopping, eating, sightseeing and more! appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News


An airline apologized after charging an American couple $8,000 to change their flight after the wife was diagnosed with cancer

Air New Zealand apologized and refunded Todd Kerekes after their vacation was cut short when his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer.


Historic cafés around the world that are beautiful and timeless

Elegant and glamorous cafés with fabulous surroundings, fancy cakes, and fine china – these are the world's most beautiful and historic cafés worth visiting.


Key Takeaways From Garmin’s First Annual inReach SOS Report

Dive into data taken from six continents, almost 100 countries, and three oceans. These are the dangers adventurers face.


Deadline day for new Scottish national park bids

The submissions window shuts for proposals to become the next part of Scotland to secure the status.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.


Jetstar passenger left speechless after flight attendant knocked back his simple request

Douglas Lazickirk was travelling from Sydney to Seoul, South Korea on Sunday when he asked the crew if he could borrow a pen to fill out his incoming passenger card.


Discover Cyprus, one of the oldest civilizations in the Mediterranean

Anchored in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus lures tourists with its crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and a fascinating history that dates back to antiquity. From ancient Greek and Roman ruins to Crusader castles and medieval monasteries, Cyprus dazzles with its cultural and historic visitor attractions. And much more! This is an ideal destination for nature lovers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts, too. Browse the gallery for ideas of where to go and what to do.


The world's most incredible wildlife experiences for your bucket list

Get close to nature with the greatest immersive wildlife experiences around the world.


America's most fascinating historical cities

Have you ever wondered what life was like in colonial Williamsburg, nineteenth-century New Orleans, or 1930s Atlanta? Immerse yourself in hundreds of years of history in these fascinating cities across the United States.


The Italian or French Riviera? Skip both and head to Albania

Finding a hidden gem in Europe has become increasingly difficult. Throw the word affordable in there and you're headed to impossible land. After all, it is the world’s most-visited continent. The search is even more fierce when it comes to destinations by the sea. But if you’re willing to stray off the beaten path, you should head out to the Balkans. The Albanian coast has been placed in several best-affordable beach destination lists, and for very good reasons. Curious? Then browse the following gallery and check out the best of this hidden European gem.


The fascinating tale behind the mysterious Coral Castle

From 1923 to 1951, one man single-handedly constructed a magnificent castle out of 1,100 tons (999,000 kg) of coral rock as a testament to true love. The Coral Castle in southern Florida remains an architectural anomaly that continues to baffle architects and scientists around the world. Discover the enchanting story of this captivating structure in the following gallery.


IAG and Air France upbeat as airlines brace for turbulence

By Joanna Plucinska and Diana Mandia LONDON (Reuters) -British Airways owner IAG and Air France-KLM remain upbeat as the post-pandemic travel boom continues, but the Franco-Dutch group's plunge to an unexpected loss at the end of 2023 highlights the challenges from high costs and conflicts. European airlines are reporting strong summer bookings as consumers continue to prioritise travel, but


Great Keppel Island looks set to be retitled with an Indigenous name

Another iconic Queensland island looks set to be retitled with an Indigenous name by the state's Labor government following Fraser Island being dubbed K'Gari.


Space tourism and the future of travel

What once seemed like a science fiction fantasy is fast becoming a reality thanks to the Space Race of the 21st century—a battle among billionaires to be the first to offer commercial spaceflights to the average Joe (as long as he can pay for it!). But that's not all. Orbital hotels, luxury space cruises, and day trips to the moon are all under development in this new tourism sector. Discover a world where space travel is no longer a dream, but an emerging reality, opening a universe of extraordinary possibilities. Click through the gallery to see what the future of travel holds.


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Why the Tower of London is the UK’s most haunted attraction

Discover tales of royals, ravens, myths, murder, treason and torture at this world-famous London landmark.


Mont Saint-Michel: 15 unusual facts about the famous French island


Here Be Dragons! Chinese archeologists make a legendary discovery


From log cabins to mansions: The childhood homes of US presidents

It's common knowledge that American presidents move to the White House when they take office, but have you ever wondered where they first lived? Some American presidents were actually born at home, and many were raised in the very same houses they were born in. Throughout American history, we have examples of presidents who grew up in very humble homes, while others were born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Either way, it's absolutely fascinating to look back and see where these powerful men spent their childhoods. Curious? Click on and get to know the childhood homes of US presidents.


Ancient sites worth visiting

History has left us with some truly remarkable visitor attractions, many of which date back to antiquity. Whether standing alone as a singular piece of architecture or as part of a wider archaeological site, these ancient wonders inspire and educate in equal measure. But where in the world can you find some of the most illustrious of these extraordinary hand-built treasures? Click though and marvel at these ancient sites worth visiting.


No one died in a jet plane crash in 2023, the safest year in aviation history — but 2024 is off to a rockier start for airlines

No passenger jets were damaged beyond repair in 2023. The Japan Airlines fire and Boeing blowout gave 2024 a rocky start.


The best hot spring resorts around the world


Must-visit Roman ruins from around the world

The Roman Empire was vast. At its zenith, it included much of Europe, coastal northern Africa, the Balkans, Asia Minor, and some parts of Mesopotamia and the Middle East. That's the modern-day equivalent of nearly 50 countries! Discovering the Roman Empire's architectural legacy is one of the great pleasures of traveling. Browse the gallery and find out where to explore ancient Roman civilizations.


Prince William seen for first time since dropping memorial over 'personal matter'

The Prince of Wales is back in the public eye as he visited the Western Marble Arch Synagogue where he joined a conversation with young Ambassadors of the Holocaust Educational Trust who are advocates against hatred and antisemitism.


Impressive structures crafted from granite

Stone is one of the world's oldest building materials, and granite has been used in the construction of monuments and other structures for millennia, in fact as far back as the prehistoric era. The ancient Romans and Egyptians used granite widely, and ever since the properties of this tough and durable igneous rock have made granite a favorite material in the creation of some of the world's most recognized and celebrated buildings. So, what are these impressive structures, and where can they be admired? Click through and build up a picture of some of the world's greatest granite designs.


Boating lake inspired by Peter Pan that boasts real-life Wendy's House is given listed status - more than a century after it was dreamt up by a wealthy friend of author JM Barrie

Scottish playwright and barrister Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie inherited an estate in what is now the Suffolk village of Thorpeness in 1908 and decided to develop it as a holiday village.


Historic battlefields you can visit

Battlefields serve as a permanent reminder of some of history's bloodiest military engagements. The bucolic landscapes we see today were once stained with the blood of hundreds, sometimes thousands, felled in the throes of mortal combat. Preserved for posterity, these conflict locations remain hallowed turf, historical landmarks of past campaigns and encounters, many of which influenced the outcome of world wars. Click through and tread the fields of history's bloodiest battles.


Tips for raising bilingual and multilingual kids

In an increasingly globalized world, the benefits of fluency in more than one language are huge. Bilingualism can open up work and travel opportunities, and learning more than one language in childhood and infancy may make it easier to pick up others later on. With an ever-growing number of families speaking one or more languages at home, the challenges and opportunities that come with rearing bilingual or multilingual kids are greater than ever. Click through the following gallery to discover top tips for raising bilingual and multilingual kids.