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Saved! These iconic landmarks were nearly lost forever

From grand cathedrals to political buildings, these world-famous landmarks were very nearly lost forever, surviving the ravages of war, natural disasters and human indifference.


Horse riders warned of low-flying RAF helicopters

Chinooks from RAF Odiham, Hampshire, are operating from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray over the next two weeks.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


A travel host who flies 100,000 miles a year says airport lounges are overrated

Travel expert Samantha Brown has access to airport lounges around the world. She rarely uses them because terminals are more fun and less stressful.


20 of the most photogenic places in the U.S.

From coast to coast, the U.S.A. has an enviable array of breathtaking destinations, iconic landmarks, and natural views. With their soaring mountains, bustling city streets, and lakeside coasts, these beautiful places will be sure to earn the top spot on your social media page. So, pack your camera—or just your phone—and come along for a tour of the 20 most photogenic places in the United States.


Presidents Cup golf tickets prices 2024: Total cost, week and day passes for USA vs. World at Royal Montreal Golf Club

It's Team USA vs. Team World in Montreal for the 2024 edition of the Presidents Cup. Here's how you can get the best tickets for the tournament.


Up to 10,000 people descend on this ravishing Greek island each day in peak season - but plan carefully and you'll soon discover Santorini is far more than just a honeypot colonised by tourists and influencers

After spending a few days in Santorini, Mark Palmer is happy to disown his perceptions about the island. The beaches surprised him, as did its growing reputation for wine.


Places around the world you are forbidden to visit

It's hard to imagine that there are a lot of places around the world that people are prohibited from visiting. Unless you're a researcher, scientist, or military officer, some of these places are strictly forbidden for the general public, which adds another layer of mystery to them. There are historical sites that are so fragile they can be easily damaged by humans, and also some seriously dangerous places many of us would be terrified to visit. From an island infested with snakes to a vault holding special secrets, check out these extremely fascinating and forbidden places. Click on!


DeSantis tourism board approves $17 billion development deal with Disney that could pave the way for a 5th theme park

The development deal is a détente between Disney and Florida's Ron DeSantis, who have battled for control of the district where Disney is located.


The most beautiful and iconic libraries in the United States

Some of the world’s most important collections of books, manuscripts, and other sources of information are housed in libraries found across the United States. Many of these libraries are in themselves buildings of great historical significance. Designed by esteemed architects, they stand as important cultural landmarks. But how many do you know? Browse this gallery and read through our list of favorite public, private, and academic libraries.


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


Families who can't afford Disney's extortionate prices are flocking to this chain of resorts which have huge water parks and adventure playgrounds

A new chain of resorts are growing in popularity as Disney's prices become borderline unaffordable.


Can I fly to Majorca? Latest travel advice for Spanish holidaymakers

Is it safe to fly to Majorca? What is the latest travel advice and what can you do if your flight is cancelled? Here is everything you need to know about the latest advice to the area.


Queen Maxima of the Netherlands stuns in a yellow gown

The mother-of-three, 53, first toured NY Creates, a tech hub for semiconductor research and development, during a visit to Albany, New York.


BA passengers on nine-hour 'flight to nowhere' over 'technical issue'

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was headed to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas on Monday but began to experience problems when it reached North America.


Tipping culture in America: A closer look

Many Americans have articulated frustration with the nation’s tipping culture. A recent survey from Bankrate... The post Tipping culture in America: A closer look appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News


Emergency crews in Spanish tourist hotspot rush to rescue people

Emergency crews in a popular tourist region in Spain have been forced to launch an rescue operation to save several people trapped in their cars following heavy flooding.


13 Amusement Parks in the U.S. That Are Completely Free to Enter

A few even charge you nothing for parking and entertainment. Amusement parks are synonymous with so many wonderful things: fun in the sun, rollercoasters and carousels, games galore and delicious food. And all in a colorful, jubilant, family-friendly setting. The only issue? Joy like that does not typically come cheap. Or can it? Well, at these 13 amusement parks across the U.S., from the Golden to the Garden States, you can save on one very important front: entry. While the vast majority of amusement parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens — require tickets just to walk through the gates, these resorts and parks do not. Of course, if you want to ride the rides or snack on the snacks, you'll still have to open your wallet. (A good thing can only go so far!) But if you're someone who's more about the vibes than the rides, this is the list for you. Make sure you scroll to the bottom: There's one very famous park that's about to go "open gate" with its water parks for guests staying on property. (Hint: It's home to a special mouse!)


The world's most powerful passports for 2024

The results of the Henley Passport Index 2024 have been published, listing this year's most powerful passports. The annual index is created by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners, using exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association. There are an incredible 34 country passports occupying the top 10 places listed in this gallery. So, where is your passport placed, and how many visa-free or visa-on-arrival destinations does it afford? Click on and travel through the index to find out!


Harry Maguire spotted unwinding at luxury five-star Turkey spa hotel

The Manchester United centre-back, capped 63 times by his country, was knocking back drinks by the poolside at the Maxx Royal Belek resort yesterday.


American stars with German heritage

Did you know that citizens of the United States who are of German ancestry form the largest ethnic ancestry group in America, accounting for 17% of the US population? Numbering among these are quite a few American actors and actresses who can claim German heritage. But who are Tinseltown's most famous Teutonic personalities? Click through and discover the American celebrities of German descent, some of whom might surprise you.


Five of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands to visit this summer

They boast turquoise waters, ancient ruins, spellbinding coves, and boast mouthwatering food. There's even one that's car-free...


The notorious female pirates of the Seven Seas

Historically, women weren't allowed to remain on ships once they had set sail. Old-fashioned sailor superstitions purported that women on merchant and military vessels were bad luck. But this didn't stop several women from disguising their identities to join crews, and in some cases captains ignored the rule altogether. From the Caribbean to China, there are actual accounts of female pirates dating back thousands of years, showing us that pirating wasn’t just for men. Curious? Click on to discover the women who once prowled the Seven Seas.


Things America does better than Europe

America: the land of the free and the home of the brave. While Europe has a lot of great things going for it, there are other areas where America takes the cake. It's not until traveling or living in Europe that Americans begin to realize how many everyday cultural and societal norms that are part of their lives are completely different abroad... Some for the worse, others for the better. Curious? Click on to learn the things America does better than Europe.


Remote town exacts ultimate revenge after crocodile killed their dogs

The 3.63m long saltwater crocodile wreaked havoc after turning up in the Baines River near Bulla, in the Northern Territory, earlier this year following floods.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


Mother says $15,000 family cruise was canceled after she posted booking details on Facebook

Tiffany Banks and her family spent a year planning their trip on the Carnival Celebration ship, which Carnival Cruise Line operates.


Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to miss the Trooping of the Colour

In a statement, the RAF said after the tragic accident of Squadron Leader Long, the BBMG planes would 'regretfully' not be participating in the flypast for the Trooping of the Colour.


Air display pilots gear up for annual event

The annual event has taken place on the island for more than 60 years.


Airport with America's cheapest fares is revealed

The airport with the cheapest as well as the most expensive airfare has been revealed.


Happy Days star Henry Winkler thanks Irish firefighters after blaze at his hotel

Happy Days star Henry Winkler thanks Irish firefighters after blaze at his hotel - No injuries were reported at the five-star hotel, and guests were allowed to return to the building not long after the incident.


Explore these once beloved tourist attractions left to rot

From war-ravaged hotels and rusting fairgrounds to long-forgotten pleasure gardens and marooned piers, these former star attractions are now run-down relics.


Why planes are forbidden from flying over Disney parks (and other no-fly zones)

There are a number of airspace areas where aircraft are prohibited from entering. These usually include both manned (e.g. planes and helicopters) and unmanned ones (i.e. drones). There are essentially two main types of restricted areas: no-fly zones and prohibited airspace. They differ slightly, but both are implemented to the the same effect. In this gallery, we look at where in the world aircraft are prohibited from entering. Click on to find out if your country is on the list.


Imperial Beach in CA becomes America's most polluted beach

Did you know the nation's most polluted beach is in California? Studies find Imperial Beach in San Diego, CA has a high bacteria rate of 100%, and is branded a 'portable toilet.'


British kayaker dead and two rescued in French river

The man, in his 50s, was on a kayaking group trip on the river Durance near Briancon, in the southeast of France, on Tuesday afternoon.


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

These under-the-radar destinations are the perfect place to kick back and relax.


Qantas to buy remaining 49% stake in TripADeal for $140.6 million

(Reuters) -Australia's Qantas Airways said on Thursday it will acquire the remaining 49% stake in online travel business TripADeal for A$211 million ($140.6 million) as the airline seeks to capitalize on strong demand for holiday bookings. Easing travel restrictions following the pandemic and higher demand for holidays has boosted online travel bookings. The deal will enable the group to deepen


From Tanzania to Singapore I Here To Stay

"The more I wonder, the more I love". Wendy, Nancy and Alvin ponders on the meaning of home, the beauty in our shared differences and what it truly means to be Singaporean. Watch more: https://www.asiaone.com/video


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


Heading to Milan? These Are the 21 Travel Essentials to Pack

Don’t leave the house without these jet-setter must-haves.


The most astounding archaeological discoveries in history

Imagine if the Roman city of Pompeii had not been found, or if Howard Carter had not come across King Tut's tomb. Thankfully, archaeologists have discovered these treasures and many other historic sites, impressive monuments, and valuable artifacts. Take a look through the gallery and explore some of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history.


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.


These are the best airlines right now, according to The Points Guy

Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant had the best reliability, thanks to its low rate of cancellations, mishandled baggage, and zero involuntary bumps.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


26 incredible things you probably didn't know about the Himalayas

Find out more about the epic region that's home to most of the world's highest mountains.


A journey into local legends around the world

Ethereal figures, reminiscent of age-old legends, subtly emerge from the tapestry of cultures, beckoning the curious and the brave to uncover the enduring power of folklore. These tales are the whispers of generations, capturing the essence of the mysterious and the magical, and in this gallery, they are celebrated as the treasures of our shared human heritage. Click through the gallery to uncover the stories of old!


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!


UK's worst airline for delays REVEALED

Budget Airline Wizz Air's departures from British airports were an average of 31 minutes and 36 seconds late last year, according to analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data.


27 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacation

Follow these tips to smart travel savings on airfare, car costs, lodging and entertainment this summer.


Map Reveals States With America's Rudest Plane Passengers

A new survey suggests some states, including Iowa, Illinois, and Virginia, are worse than others for poor travelng etiquette.