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No phones China ‘jungle experience’ at Buddhist temple helps de-stress participants

Dozens of young people in China undergo 'authentic' Buddhist monk experience in temple set in lush countryside A Buddhist temple in China with more than 1,700 years of history is offering young people a seven-day living experience, on one condition, no phones are allowed. The Lingyin Temple, or Temple of the Soul Retreat, in Hangzhou in eastern Chi...


Why Malta should be your next idyllic vacation

One of the smallest countries in Europe, Malta is truly a jewel of the Mediterranean. The archipelago drifts between Italy and North Africa, and is often overlooked despite its rich history, gorgeous terrain, and abundant sunshine. Somehow this idyllic location has remained off many people’s radar, making it even more of a must-see destination. Whether you’re a solo traveler or with a family, looking for parties or relaxation, searching for the finest food or architecture—Malta has something for everyone. So when you’re planning your next vacation, skip the tourist-packed obvious choices in Europe, and head to the islands. Click on to see some stunning photos that'll have you booking tickets.


Moonshot memories: The eternal legacy of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, a momentous event took place. The Apollo 11 moon landing was one of the greatest moments not only in US history, but in human history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to step foot on the moon. Click through the following gallery for a countdown of the events that put the first man on the moon, and the legacy of that historic space mission.


The Most Remote Inhabited Island On Earth

Discover Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island on Earth. Find out how the island residents came across the island, and how they have managed to establish a thriving community in isolation from the rest of the world.


The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Cities to Visit in Your Lifetime

Some standards and some surprises–all dazzling destinations to tempt you on your next trip.


15 Coffee Table Books on Sale During Amazon Prime Day

From fashion to music to travel to everything in between, there's a decorative tome for every hobbyist.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


Exploring the origins and meanings of some of the world’s most famous symbols

Since the beginning of human civilization, symbols have played a vital role. These cultures used symbols as a way to express themselves in various ways. The prehistoric man carved his life experiences on cave walls, not expecting we'd still be talking about them today. Indeed, to this day, we still use many of the symbols inherited from the past. Be it in religion, political ideology, or art, we still come across many of these symbols in our day to day, often without knowing their true meanings and origins. To learn more about the world's most common symbols, check out the following gallery.


Going to Galicia? These are the best attractions

Galicia is one of Spain's most historic regions. Tucked away in the country's remote northwest, it's a destination where the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route ends. But other roads lead to this beautiful and unique corner of the Iberian Peninsula, a place famous for stunning coastal scenery, a 2,000-year-old culture, and some of the best seafood found anywhere in Europe. And these are just some of the reasons to tread a path to Galicia. Interested in going? Click through and discover the best attractions.


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


Stars who got arrested abroad

In our own countries, it seems celebrities are impervious to the law—or they have enough money to skirt past it. In foreign countries, however, things get a little tricky. Supermodel Gigi Hadid flew to the Cayman Islands in her private jet for a girls' trip on July 10, 2023. When they arrived, Customs & Border Control agents searched her bags and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They made a similar discovery in the bag of her friend, Leah Nicole McCarthy. The quantities found "were relatively small and were seemingly for personal consumption," reported a local news outlet. The women were both arrested and then released on bail. They had to appear before a judge two days later where they both pled guilty and were given US$1,000 fines. "Gigi was traveling with marijuana purchased legally in N.Y.C. with a Medical license. It has also been legal for medical use in Grand Cayman since 2017," a rep for Hadid said in a statement. "Her record remains clear and she enjoyed the rest of her time on the island." Hadid seemed to brush off the incident, posting bikini pics on Instagram and showing off a huge fake tattoo of a dragon on her leg. Being arrested abroad has many complications, and some treaties between countries can apparently be disregarded without penalty. Check out the gallery to learn more about Griner's case, as well as other stars that have been arrested while abroad.


Are Brits facing a summer of travel chaos?

There are fears of travel chaos at ports and airports amid the spike in UK holidaymakers looking to get abroad


Dutch team finds missing Jay (19) on vacation island

There has been a breakthrough in the disappearance case of British teenager Jay who disappeared in Tenerife almost a month ago. Thanks to the generous donations of a lot of people, the Lancashire boy's family was able to use the money raised from the GoFundMe to fly in a specialized search team with tracking dogs from the Netherlands to take over the search from Spanish police. On Monday, a Dutch search dog picked up a trail, then Spanish police...


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


History's greatest watercolor artists

Watercolor is often overlooked as a medium of merit when discussing art history. And yet some of the greatest and most respected artists the world has ever known at some point applied this method of painting during their careers. And there are those whose names are in fact synonymous with this technique, in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. So, who are the watercolor artists who continue to influence painting today? Click through for a portfolio of artists credited with establishing watercolor as an independent, mature, and respected painting medium.


I've been on over 110 cruises. There's one onboard option I hate and avoid at all costs.

I have been on more than 110 ships. Here's why I still hate flexible dining — also known as my time dining, freestyle dining, and anytime dining.


US airline Delta changes uniform rules after Palestinian flag pin outcry

Two flight attendants wearing the pins had complied with airline’s dress code but a social media post sparked uproar.


15 statues removed for the history they represent

Monuments have often been removed or toppled from their locations as a symbolic protest against the values they embody.In fact, taking down statues has been part of a wider effort to reject certain historical symbols. It has also raised questions about which figures deserve to be honoured and how collective memory should be expressed.The Black Lives Matter movement, for instance, gave rise to a campaign to get rid of statues of figures symbolizing racism, especially after the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This has not been, however, the only time monuments have been removed or vandalized to condemn the historical events to which they are linked. Throughout history, statues have been destroyed for a variety of ideological, political, and religious reasons.


Ireland aims to improve Travellers' education outcomes

The Irish government aims to increase the number of Traveller and Roma children in further education.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


The Best Winery In Every State

Calling all wine connoisseurs!


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


Our Favorite Yeti Essentials Are Up to 30% Off for Amazon Prime Day

The timing for summer outdoor adventures couldn’t be better.


Disney Parks Urban Legends And Secrets

Disney Parks are iconic for their magical atmosphere, but beneath the surface lies a collection of creepy urban legends and cool secrets. From ghostly sightings to secret areas, the happiest place on Earth is full of mystery.


Free solo: Climbing on the edge of death

There are people out there who choose to climb mountains taller than the Empire State Building, completely alone, and without ropes or any safety equipment! These adrenaline junkies flew under the radar for a long time, but now the art of free solo has made it onto the world stage. Click through this gallery to learn about this extreme sport and those who have mastered it.


Fancy a break in France but not keen on the Olympic crowds? Here are 8 tourist-free hidden gems, handpicked by travel experts - from a 'local secret' in Brittany to a 'floral paradise' by the Med

Eleven million visitors will descend on Paris during the games. That's great for the athletes, but not ideal if you're looking for a relaxed, crowd-free French break. Head to one of these spots to relax...


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


32 Rare Vintage Shots Taken at London’s Famous Claridge’s Hotel

The famous hotel is a favorite among royalty and Hollywood stars.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


Delta's CEO just sounded the alarm for airlines that depend on selling cheap tickets to survive

Delta CEO Ed Bastian had stark words for competing airlines that depend on selling low-priced tickets as his airline reported a disappointing quarter.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


Reason for senators' private charter flights: the cost of living

Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price and Senator Jane Hume flew about 300km from Adelaide to Port Augusta, South Australia, to attend three cost of living committee hearings.


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

Adding visual interest to your outdoor space has never been easier.


Very cherry: Discover the wonders of this magical fruit

There are so many things to appreciate about cherries. These ruby-colored fruits grow on beautiful trees that decorate cities and parks all over the world. They're packed with nutrients that provide us with countless health benefits, from healthy hearts to better sleep. And did we mention they're delicious? There's a reason we have cherry-flavored chapstick and soda! However, there are much healthier and more enjoyable ways to add cherries to your diet. Click through this gallery to learn all about this fantastic fruit, its many health benefits, and how you incorporate them into your meals.


King samples a glass of 'Charles' ale on trip to Guernsey

The King sampled half a pint of "Charles" ale during a visit to Guernsey. Charles and Camilla were given a tour of local businesses as they arrived at St Peter's Port on Tuesday.


I recruited flight attendants for major airlines - and these are the do's and don'ts if you want to get hired (and whether good looks and being tall will help get you the job)

Ex-Emirates crew member Elena Carmen López, from Barcelona, revealed to MailOnline Travel what airlines are looking for when interviewing flight attendant candidates, from height to attitude.


It's Official: We Found the 40 Prettiest Flowers in the World

How many of these breathtaking beauties do you recognize? As is often the case with beautiful things, we've given flowers meaning—so much so that even looking at one can make you feel more alive. A plain red rose has become a romantic expression of love and sunny daffodils represent the rebirth of the planet every spring. Of course, because they're plants, we also use them in more practical ways: Silky flower petals have been crushed and distilled into essential oils and perfumes for centuries, and we've figured out how to eat some of them and make tea with select leaves, stalks, and blooms. But to put it simply, the joy of admiring a gorgeous, colorful flower is unmatched. (Though we should note that some are best admired from afar because of toxicity.) Not to mention, no two flowers are exactly the same. Some rise out of the water to bloom while others sprout vines that go where they want…permanently decorating the side of your house. Even low bushes can produce incredible blossoms, like giant peonies, and if you've ever sat under a cherry blossom tree with a cool breeze blowing tiny petals around you, you know how magnificent flowering trees can be. A person who loves flowers is called an "anthophile," and if this describes you, you'll probably recognize most—if not all—of the flowers below. Rare or common, bright or soft, simple or complex, these beautiful flowers from around the world are certainly sights to behold.


How to Transform Your Outdoor Space Into a Cozy Place to Hang Out

Make it instantly more inviting.


Scenic California metropolis named America's 'least stressed city'

Fremont, California, has claimed the title of 'least stressed city in America' in a new survey, outshining 181 other cities.


Terrified passengers 'trapped' in aircraft on Chicago airport runway

Passengers on flights trying to leave Chicago O'Hare airport last night were left stranded amid severe storms and a tornado warning.


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.


International Jazz Day Celebration Travels to Abu Dhabi in 2025

"Jazz is a language of unity and a beacon of hope," says UNESCO goodwill ambassador Herbie Hancock.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


The most beautiful train journeys in the UK

From the stunning Scottish highlands to the southern scenic beaches of Devon and Cornwall, take a look at Britain's most-beautiful railway lines!


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!)


Life in Bolivia's La Paz, the world's highest capital city

Sitting in a canyon over 3,600 m (about 11,900 ft) above sea level, the Bolivian city of La Paz has an otherworldly beauty. Surrounded by the snow-capped Cordillera Real mountains, the Bolivian administrative capital is the highest capital city on Earth, and the dizzying altitude is matched only by (literally) breath-taking views. With colorful local culture, delicious food and drink, and extremely affordable prices, it's a place that should be on every travel enthusiast's bucket list. Curious to know more about this stunning high-altitude city? Click through this gallery to see what life is like in beautiful La Paz.


Remembering the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival

The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival took place 54 years ago, held between August 26 and 31 at Afton Down on the Isle of Wight off the coast of southern England. Drawing top acts of the day including Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Miles Davis, Kris Kristofferson, and The Who, the event, which was bigger than Woodstock in terms of attendance figures, came to mark one last blowout for the flower power generation. But is also set the blueprint for UK festival culture and major camping festivals like Glastonbury. Feeling nostalgic? Click through the following gallery and relive the music and counterculture brilliance that was the 1970 Isle of White Festival.