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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.


Views sought on plans to speed up planning process

Getting permission to hold events on public land or install play equipment could be made simpler.


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.


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.


Passengers took off their clothes and appeared to pass out when their flight was delayed in a 95-degree heat wave

The Qatar Airways Boeing 777 was delayed in Athens, where passengers said the air conditioning wasn't working as they were on board for three hours.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


After a Night at These Luxurious New International Hotels, You’ll Never Want to Come Home.

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


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!


13 Easy Ways To Save for Your Next Big Vacation

The travel bug is biting Americans this year, as 44% reported that they are planning to travel more than last year, according to a study by AAA ConsumerPulse. While travel is fun, those vacations...


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

The iconic Hollywood hotel has been a favorite among celebrities for nearly 100 years.


10 of America’s Best Water Parks

Make a splash at these fun-filled oases.


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


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.


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.


Holidaymakers swelter in 52C heat on plane after air con failure

Terrified holidaymakers were left fearing for their safety onboard a plane, after they were trapped in a cabin that reached a sweltering 52C.


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.


European cuisine: worst to best countries for foodies

There’s so many reasons we love to travel. In addition to seeing new sights and giving us a break from work, holidays give us the exciting chance to try new food. Cuisine is the gateway into a country’s culture and history. Spanish paella has ancient roots, and teaches us about the country’s Muslim history. Meanwhile, modern pizza was invented in Naples, and reflects the region's rich Neapolitan culture. European food has changed constantly since the fall of Rome, and countries have influenced each other in many ways. For example, croissants aren’t French, they came from Austria, according to historical reports. What’s more, fish and chips isn’t even a British dish! It’s believed the dish was carried over by Jewish immigrants from Spain and Portugal. With that said, Europe is defined by its different dishes and gastronomic cultures. Spain is heavily influenced by its gorgeous marisco, while the UK is perhaps best known as a melting pot of the world’s finest food. After all, it’s said that chicken tikka masala wasn’t born out of India, but Great Britain. Come explore the food of Europe—there’s gorgeous Dutch desserts, perfect French pastries, strong German sausage, and great Greek grub. There’s no better way to explore Europe than to first understand what they eat. Without further ado, here are Europe’s finest cuisines. Dig in!


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.'


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


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


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

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


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.


Where is the U.S. Open in 2024? Location, distance, course details for Pinehurst Resort

The U.S. Open is taking North Carolina. Here's a look at Pinehurst and how the course might play for the world's best golfers.


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!)


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.


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!


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


Islanders remember King's past visits to Jersey

King Charles has visited Jersey five times, ranging with royal visits to excavation projects.


Maya Jama and Stormzy laugh off getting slapped with a parking ticket on £300k Rolls Royce as they enjoy a breakfast date

The couple laughed off getting a parking ticket on his £300,000 Rolls Royce while getting breakfast in London on Wednesday.


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.


The 20 Best Luggage Brands Worth Investing In

From Samsonite to Rimowa, Tumi to Away—here's what you need to know about each one.


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.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


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.


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.


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.


15 Countries Worth Visiting for an Epic Drive

Whether it's the awesome roads, incredible terrain, or lax driving laws, plan your next road trip with this guide to our international favorite driving spots.


The most peaceful countries to live in this year

How do we measure the delicate balance of peace in a world where finding safety is perhaps the greatest challenge we face? All of the countries listed here are committed to creating a stable and comfortable environment in which their citizens can thrive and grow without living in fear of crime, terrorism, and other dangers. In this gallery, we invite you to explore the Global Peace Index results for 2024, as nations vie for the coveted title of the most peaceful country on Earth. Click through to find the answers.


Ukrainian winemakers visit California's Napa Valley to learn how to heal war-ravaged vineyards

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) — As the head of an association of winemakers in southern Ukraine, Georgiy Molchanov knows a lot about how to cultivate grapes; not so much how to grow them amid undetonated mines. But that was the situation he found himself in after a Russian rocket dropped the explosives on his vineyard near the port city of Mykolaiv in August 2022, six months after Russia invaded. The damage — and danger — the mines brought to his...


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.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


Mansion built in 1834 with 17 rooms is free - but with one catch

A 19th century brownstone mansion with 17 rooms and eight fireplaces is free. The historic mansion was used in the Underground Railroad, but there is a catch if you want it to be yours.


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.


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.


21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

Carve out naturally beautiful borders, stairs, and sitting areas.


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!