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10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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

5 Best Places To Retire in the US That Feel Like South America

For retirees seeking the vibrant culture, warm climate, and lively atmosphere reminiscent of South America, there are several U.S. cities that offer similar experiences without the need to relocate...

United Airlines flight with 157 passengers got diverted to Ireland after a laptop became stuck in a business-class seat

A United Airlines Boeing 767 turned around over the Atlantic Ocean after a laptop got wedged in a business-class seat, which posed a fire risk.

Yes, You Can Book a Stay at These Celeb-Approved Hotels

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.

Must-have camping and outdoor gear is up to 50% off this week

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

In pictures: Baltimore bridge ship refloated

Cruise ship offers retirees a lifetime ticket for flat fee

Villa Vie Residences has launched their Endless Horizons program, which allows passengers to set sail on the Villa Vie Odyssey ship and take off on a seven continent adventure on May 30.

Kevin Costner's ‘Horizon: An American Saga': Everything We Know So Far

Yellowstone star Kevin Costner will return to the Western genre with his film series Horizon: An American Saga, the first part of which is set to arrive in theaters June 28. The first film in a planned four-arc installment premiered at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival to an 11-minute 40-second standing ovation, which brought the actor to tears. Costner, who […]

Weird facts on the world's most mysterious countries

Do you know where Ladonia is? How about Kyrgyzstan? Well, the truth is, many of the countries in this gallery you will have probably never heard of. Or perhaps they are countries that are so closed off from the rest of the world, they become totally arcane. Nevertheless, each of the following countries have at least one quirky factor attributed to them that makes them seem completely strange to the rest of the world. Click through to find out!

Scottish foods and drinks you need to try

When it comes to Scottish cuisine, there are many traditional foods to try–from haggis, the country's national dish, to the indulgent deep-fried Mars bar. If you're planning a trip to Scotland, you certainly won't go hungry, and if you're simply curious about Caledonia's culinary offerings, this gallery will get your tastebuds tingling! Click through to discover some of Scotland's most famous foods and drinks.

20 of America's Best Historic Homes You Definitely Have to Visit

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!

Truly Fascinating Places You Won't Believe Are in the United States

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.

At our service: the dogs that help humanity

Trained specifically to assist people who have disabilities, service dogs are up there with all those other canines, large and small, who serve humanity through bravery, support, or companionship. Browse the following gallery and celebrate the dogs who help us all.

Celebrating the history of Haitian heritage

The story of Haiti, the island nation occupying the western side of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, is a story of resistance, revolt, and revolution. Shook in recent decades by political turmoil and natural disasters, Haiti and its people are no strangers to the fight against oppression and tribulation. It was the Haitian Revolution that began in 1791 that marked one of the greatest victories in the history of mankind: it was the only successful revolt of enslaved peoples in the world, and led to the establishment of the world's first free, black-led republic in the colonial world. A rich history of strength and perseverance, Haiti's unique creole culture is a diverse mixture of Afro-Caribbean language, spirituality, cuisine, and personality. Haitian heritage is one of the richest in the world, and the story of those who share it is eye-opening, inspiring, and essential if the rest of the world is to understand the true meanings of freedom and liberation. Ready? Celebrate Haitian heritage by reading on to learn the story of Haiti.

New Hong Kong communal arts premises Koon Man Space celebrates its village’s people and nature in opening photo exhibitions

Koon Man Space is a former school turned communal arts space in Chuen Lung village, in Hong Kong's New Territories, that focuses on contemporary photography To mark its opening, two exhibitions by Hong Kong artists Ki Wong and Pak Chai shine light on the ecology, culture and history of Chuen Lung village Chuen Lung village in Hong Kong's New Territ...

Palace shares update on Princess's work

The Princess of Wales is 'always on' but Kensington Palace sources said this should not be seen as a return to work following her treatment for cancer.

The best safari destinations in Africa

Many people are fascinated by wild animals and would love to see them up close. A safari is the best way to do this, and that's why tourists flock to the most beautiful natural parks in South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and Kenya. In addition to the beautiful African landscape, this is the perfect opportunity to see lions, elephants, crocodiles, giraffes, and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Ready to go on a safari? Click on the gallery and check out the best ones.

No man's land: Earth's untouched places

Humans have left their mark on almost every scrap of the Earth's surface, from land to considerable portions of the oceans. But some places have remained relatively untouched by us, be it because of a hostile climate or remote location. Click through the gallery to take a look at some of the most unspoiled destinations on Earth.

We've found the 34 COOLEST hotels on Earth

These are the world's coolest and most unique hotels, from guitar-shaped buildings and suites clinging to cliffs, to underwater rooms and floating resorts.

Star-spangled facts about the American flag

There have been 26 official versions of the American flag spanning the more than 240 years of the nation’s history. But who thought up its iconic design, and what are the laws and regulations governing its proper use? Browse the following gallery and unfurl some amazing stories behind the Stars and Stripes.

40 Best 4th of July Movies to Watch This Independence Day

Stream these post-fireworks or over the holiday weekend!

The most bizarre things you didn't know you could rent

Life requires a lot from us these days. Not only do we have to work full-time jobs and secure our basic survival needs, but we also have to have healthy social lives, take care of others, travel, find romance, and keep up with the trends. That's why there have been a plethora of services popping up to help people fill in the gaps. There are normal things you can rent, like cars or apartments, and then there are various people you can rent for various jobs that you probably didn't know existed. From hiring people to apologize for your mistakes, to renting a grandmother, click through to be truly amazed at this strange world we live in.

The hardest languages in the world to learn

Trying to pick up a new language is hard, although the results are definitely worth it. If you’re starting your language-learning journey, it’s useful to know which languages are particularly challenging for native English speakers. These 10 languages are beautiful in their own right—but they have a reputation for being tough for English speakers to learn.

25 Beautiful Cities Around the World to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.

Dolph Lundgren, Michael Jai White & Charlotte Kirk To Star In ‘Fight Or Flight'; Saban Takes North America - Cannes Market

EXCLUSIVE: Dolph Lundgren (Creed II), Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) and Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning) have been cast in the action thriller Fight Or Flight with Shane Dax Taylor (The Christmas Classic) set to direct, and Scott Martin and Michael Slifkin (The Best Man) producing for Archstone. Archstone is handling international sales in Cannes […]

He’s pioneering Singapore’s wave of “pop-up” shipping container hotels that are movable

Tiny Pod is a company offering sustainable and mobile shipping container hotels in Singapore. A night's stay starts from S$250 per room.

Amazingly weird natural phenomena in America

The United States is a beautifully strange place at times. From psychedelic colors to synchronized fireflies, the nation offers a great array of whimsical occurrences.

The most popular filming locations in the world

Unfortunately, a lot of the scenery we see in movies today is computer generated, but there's no substitute for real life. Even though Hollywood is synonymous with the entertainment industry, you'd be surprised to know that it's not the world's most popular filming location. And while the most used locations are indeed in the US and the UK, there are a number of other movie settings you'll recognize from around the world. Click through the gallery to discover them!

Cities with impressive beaches on their doorstep

Are you looking for a city break with a beach thrown in? Cities featuring nearby beaches offer visitors the best of both worlds. You can soak up the culture and the sun. And when it's hot and dry, what better than to hop off the sidewalk and onto to the sand? Click through this list of cities located around the world that have beaches on their doorstep.

Beyond Machu Picchu and Cancun: Latin American wonders for a dream vacation

US lawsuit challenges Southwest Air's free ticket program for Hispanic students

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) - A group founded by a prominent anti-affirmative action activist on Monday sued Southwest Airlines, alleging that a two-decade-old program that awards free round-trip flights to Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students is racially discriminatory. Edward Blum's American Alliance for Equal Rights in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Dallas alleged that the

Discover the 30 most exhilarating Munros

Munros are the tallest mountains in Scotland, all must fit the criteria of a height of over 914 m (3,000 ft). The original list of Munros was first compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891, and has been sporadically updated at various times ever since. There are now officially recognised 282 Munros in total, and in this gallery we show you 30 of the best when it comes to pure challenge and adventure! Click on to discover them.

D-Day through the lens: snapshots from a moment in history

Operation Neptune, also known as D-Day, took place on June 6, 1944. It was a hugely significant military operation that saw Allied forces invade Normandy. This historic event is remembered as the beginning of the liberation of northwestern Europe from Nazi control. It remains the largest seaborne invasion ever conducted. Take a journey back in time by browsing through the gallery and viewing photographs of this momentous day.

Sky-high cost of May half-term holidays abroad is revealed

The sky-high cost of jetting abroad during the school holidays is putting huge pressure on parents to go on a trip during term time and accept the fines for taking their children out of class.

Places in the world to remember the Holocaust

The Holocaust is the name given to the genocide that resulted in the deaths of millions of people under Nazi tyranny leading up to and during WWII. Jews, Slavs, Roma, homosexuals, the mentally and physically disabled, and many others were considered "undesirables" and were brutally executed in one of the darkest moments of world history. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to the millions who lost their lives can visit one of the numerous monuments and memorials to the Holocaust located around the world. Browse this gallery for a guide to Holocaust memorials.

25 far-away airports located miles from their destinations

Many airports actually drop passengers far from the cities, towns or resorts they’re visiting. In ascending order of distance, here are some of the airports that are farthest away from the destinations they claim to serve.

Understanding the language of flowers

Colorful and fragrant, flowers are one of nature's most enchanting natural wonders. But where do flower names originate, and what's the meaning behind them? Click through the gallery and say it with flowers, as picked by Flower Meaning.

Australia, New Zealand send evacuation flights to New Caledonia

By Kirsty Needham and Lucy Craymer SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) -Australia and New Zealand said they will send government planes to New Caledonia on Tuesday to evacuate nationals from the French territory which has experienced a week of deadly riots, sparked by electoral changes by the French government in Paris. France's High Commission in New Caledonia said on Tuesday the airport remains closed

Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!

Natural wonders destroyed by tourists

Our planet is full of amazing places that many of us dream of visiting one day. Places that we would only be exposed to through a National Geographic documentary are now available at the distance of a click. Do you want to know where the most spectacular and secluded places on Earth are located? All you need is access to the Internet and you’re good to go. It doesn’t take much to come up with a shortlist of beautiful distant destinations for your next vacation. Traveling to remote locations has never been easier. Lower air travel fares and a wider network of local transportation has made once remote places easily accessible. Your average folks are now following the trail of explorers and scientists alike and delving deep into the wilderness. Tourism can be extremely beneficial for many countries’ economies and an important source of income for many people around the world, but if not properly controlled, it can have disastrous consequences. Despite the rise of sustainable tourism, many places in the world are simply not prepared for the influx of people they’re getting, nor is the ecosystem in many of those places. From remote natural parks to uninhabited islands, tourists are getting everywhere, and sometimes their footprint causes irreversible damage. It’s inevitable that, as more people travel, more often, and to more locations than ever before, accidents will happen. How many of us have been to beautiful locations, away from it all, only to find traces of human presence, from bottles to cigarette butts. While this is far from being an enjoyable experience, the truth is that it can get worse—a lot worse. From unfortunate accidents, to downright vandalism, in this gallery you’ll find many cases where stupidity outweighed curiosity. While you might not completely lose faith in humanity, these examples will at least make you question the whole human conscience and our relationship with the planet. Click through and get to know some of planet’s most amazing places that have been ruined by tourists.

Travelpro Carry-On review: Our top carry-on pick has tons of thoughtful extras and plenty of storage

The Travelpro Platinum Elite Expandable Carry-On is a soft-sided but durable suitcase that holds far more than just your weekend essentials.

10 Affordable European Travel Destinations for Retirees

Many Americans spend their retirement looking back at their working years with satisfaction and winding down their once-active lives. But as you shed work worries and mundane routines, it's a fine...

My twin took my place at work so I could secretly go on vacation

In her TikTok videos, Ari, a 22-year-old from Canada, claimed that she had jetted off on a trip - despite her manager denying her request for time off - and got sister Noe to go to work in her place.

A beginner's guide to backpacking in the wilderness

Imagine trekking through the wilderness only carrying a backpack. Whether solo or accompanied, backpacking can be an exciting adventure! But before you lace up your boots and pitch the tent, it’s important to truly prepare. From knowing what to pack to how to dress and even what to do in case of an emergency, you should come ready for anything and everything. Curious to learn how to start your backpacking journey? Click through to find out more.

Fifth US tourist is arrested in Turks and Caicos for ammo in suitcase

A fifth American tourist has been arrested after ammunition was found in her luggage at a Turks and Caicos airport.

Underwater by 2050? The worldwide cities we might lose

We could lose these amazing places within the next three decades, if major steps to prepare for rising seas aren't taken.

Tel Aviv exhibition combines contemporary and historical art

Taharlev chooses figurative paintings, a technique that seems less related to modern art. But the vibrancy, the subjects, and the presence of the body as it is, devoid of the male gaze.

Emancipation Proclamation read at same location it was first read in Florida 159 years ago

On the steps of the Knott House Museum where the Emancipation Proclamation was first read in the state of Florida, it was read again, 159 years later.

Why a 'time traveler' from the future is warning humanity about 2024

The Best Solo Travel Destinations in the United States for an Unforgettable Adventure

Whether you're looking for nonstop activity or total relaxation. While traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, going somewhere alone has its perks. You get to choose everything — the destination, the hotel, the itinerary, the restaurants, how much money you spend and beyond. Only one opinion matters...yours. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet new people (if you so choose), unplug, rejuvenate and bask in moments of reflection — or even just escape reality for a few days. Whether you're planning your first adventure on your own or are a solo travel veteran, choosing a destination can be overwhelming, especially if you still have a lot of places to check off your bucket list. The good news is, you don't have to go far for the adventure or relaxation you crave, because there are plenty of options across the U.S. Weighing variables such as walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature, we've come up with a list of the best places in the U.S. for solo travelers — ranging from mountain and beach destinations to small towns and large cities. Time to book your ticket for one, plan your itinerary (or don't, remember, it's your trip!) and answer to no one except yourself for a few days.