Why Iceland is a top travel destination

Iceland is the land of fire and ice, a geothermal wilderness of glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls. Exploring this rugged environment is to leave behind civilization and discover an untamed landscape seemingly shaped by the gods themselves. Browse the gallery and enter a world of extremes.

11 unusual homes ruled by Mother Nature

Incorporating the local landscape in new and surprising ways, step inside these unusual buildings concealed and integrated in Mother Nature...

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

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

Australia and NZ to begin New Caledonia evacuations

The French Pacific territory's airport has been closed since deadly unrest erupted last week.

10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Highway to hell: Spooky stories set along Route 66

For many people, a road trip down the Mother Road, the United States' iconic Route 66, is a dream vacation. From Illinois to California, the rolling and ever-changing landscapes, the small towns and big cities along the way, and the simple joy of cruising down one of the longest roads in the world make for a perfect adventure. Unfortunately, you can get more than just your kicks on Route 66. The iconic highway is notoriously haunted, and weaves through some pretty supernaturally shady areas. For some, that might make the trip even more enticing, but for others, it might be a dealbreaker. Whichever way you're leaning, read on to discover some of the creepiest and spookiest stories about Route 66.

These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.

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.

The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

Saddle up for a trip to Hollywood's version of the Wild West.

Share a tip on your favourite UK national park – you could win a holiday voucher

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, which secured access for everyone to some of our wildest and most beautiful places. There are now 15 national parks across the UK, covering a staggering variety of landscapes, from the heather-clad uplands of the Cairngorms in Scotland to the chalky grasslands of the South Downs, England’s newest national park. We’d love to hear about your...

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.

Anthony Edwards’ epic line to Charles Barkley is now a Minnesota Tourism website

Minnesota Tourism turned an epic line from Anthony Edwards into a new website

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.

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.

The most dangerous cities in South America

South America has long dazzled us with its beautiful climate, delicious food, rich history, and musical rhythm. Travelers are often desperate to visit many of the major cities in South America, however, not all South American cities are safe. In this gallery, we'll unpack the most dangerous cities in South America, so you can make an informed decision on whether you'd like to book your next vacation to these destinations. Click on to discover the most dangerous cities in South America.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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

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.

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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.

Haiti airport reopens after weeks of gang violence

A single commercial flight left the capital Port-au-Prince on Monday and later landed in Florida.

Traveller of 46 countries lists Singapore in his bottom 5 because SG people were “rather unfriendly and distant”

SINGAPORE: In a viral TikTok post, a German traveller who has visited 46 countries so... The post Traveller of 46 countries lists Singapore in his bottom 5 because SG people were “rather unfriendly and distant” appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News

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 abandoned Pacific airfield being repurposed to counter China

Recent press reports suggest that a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean is set to become a new forward front in the event of hostilities between the United States and China. This has evoked wartime memories of when the island in question, Tinian, served as a US military base in the fight against the Japanese. During WWII, American-operated runways on Tinian served as launch pads for numerous bombing raids, including the fateful attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Abandoned for nearly 80 years, these airfields now look set to be recommissioned as Washington voices concern over Beijing's increasing missile threat. But where exactly is Tinian located, and what's the story behind this remote, jungle-clad enclave? Click through and step back in time to find out.

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...

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!

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.

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...

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 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.

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!)

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.

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.

Unbelievable things found in sinkholes

Sinkholes are basically large holes or depressions in the ground that appear when the land surface collapses into cavities below. They are usually formed through erosion caused by groundwater. Sometimes it can take thousands of years of erosion before they finally collapse. As such, some sinkholes are really special places where lots of amazing discoveries have been made—both on dry land and underwater. Click through to find out what surprising discoveries were made in sinkholes.

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.

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

Stream these post-fireworks or over the holiday weekend!

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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.

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...

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