43 jaw-dropping treasures bought for tiny sums around the world

From Ming vases to an authentic Fabergé egg, we reveal some of the most incredible bargain buys of all time.

The (nauseating) confessions of flight attendants - including 'crop dusting' problem passengers

A number of cabin crew members have confessed to exacting revenge on passengers who have slighted them or simply annoying those who haven't...

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.

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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.

Top 10: Japanese warplanes of the Second World War

Some of Japan’s best planes of the war are also among the most obscure

These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.

Explore the World of ‘The Little Prince’ at Changi Airport This June School Holiday

With so much to see and do, planning your visit to the Little Prince Changi Airport pop-up is essential.

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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!

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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.

British Museum gems for sale on eBay - how a theft was exposed

The two clues that helped a Danish gem collector with a photographic memory crack open the case.

‘I’m weary of repeating myself’: How do I deal with rich friends who take $22,000 cruises and book $800 hotel rooms? Prices are crazy enough already.

“When one friend made a fuss over wanting to fly business class, I threatened to cancel completely.”

The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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

22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.

Explore some excellent open-world puzzling in Isles of Sea and Sky

Some interesting twists on the venerable block-moving puzzle await.

Europe’s most dangerous tourist attractions

These popular tourist spots in Europe are fraught with danger - tackle them at your own risk.

10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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

Then and now: how famous city skylines have changed over the years

Explore before and after photos of the world's greatest cities and see how their skylines have transformed over the past century

Here are the top 10 most desirable cities for expats looking to relocate in 2024

London maintained its top spot as the most desirable destination city for global talent, according to the Decoding Global Talent 2024 report.

10 of the UK’s best new and revamped seaside hotels

The Albion, Isle of Wight The Albion hotel, which can lay claim to some of the best sea views on the island, has been welcoming guests to Freshwater Bay since Victorian times. It is about to reopen under new ownership after a multimillion-pound refurbishment. The new-look Albion will have 40 rooms, 36 of them sea-facing, including two suites, seven dog-friendly rooms and two accessible rooms. Some have roll-top baths and balconies or terraces....

I dined on my first tasting menu on a recent trip to Panama. The splurge is my new favorite way to explore as a solo traveler.

Business Insider's reporter dined on a five-course tasting menu in Panama. As a solo traveler, she tried multiple dishes and learned about the country.

A minor archeological find two decades ago turned out to have amazing historical value

9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

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

Maine eatery dubbed 'the most famous lobster shack in the world'

A Maine eatery dubbed 'the most famous lobster shack in the world' where customers line up for hours to buy one of their $36 rolls is officially open for the season.

Tourist hot spots from Venice to a town near Mount Fuji are taking drastic measures to cope with overtourism

This week, a barrier was erected in front of a popular Instagram spot: Lawson convenience store in Fujikawaguchiko, which has a view of Mount Fuji.

30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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

I paid $300 to upgrade to premium economy on my long-haul United flight, and it's worth it for trips over 10 hours

I decided to upgrade to premium economy on my 13-hour flight from Japan to the US. The legroom, snacks, and little freebies were worth the extra $300.

16 extreme wildernesses you'll probably NEVER visit

Much of the planet has been thoroughly mapped by humans, but a few distant regions remain mostly unexplored. Here's your guide to the world's most remote and wild corners, from the Arctic Circle to the Amazon rainforest.

13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.

All change! UK’s least connected train station added to more routes

One of the UK's oldest big city railway stations with one direct destination is to get more stops.

Pilot airlifted to hospital after Maryland crash leaves plan crumpled

A small airplane carrying two people crashed in a field in Wicomico County on Sunday, sending the pilot to the hospital via helicopter airlift. Maryland State Police and local fire departments responded to the crash and extricated the passengers.

Air hostess whose leg was broken in turbulence wins six-figure payout

Eden Garrity, 31, was pushing a trolley and serving passengers when the plane entered a tropical hailstorm over the Atlantic.

Is a world without cars possible?

Indispensable on short, medium, and long trips, cars are such a part of our daily lives that we often cannot do without them. Unfortunately, they come with many disadvantages, the topmost being air pollution. What if we could implement measures that would make deciding to forgo our cars less complicated? Surely there would be numerous benefits!

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.

Millennials and Gen Zers want human connection, so they're choosing travel tours with strangers to cure their loneliness

More young people are booking small group vacations to find face-to-face camaraderie.

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.

Australian beaches, 100 years ago

I moved to Thailand, started a family, and can't picture ever returning home to Scotland

Duncan Forgan left home 14 years ago and now compares living in Southeast Asia to winning one of Willy Wonka's golden tickets.

Rail enthusiast buys 1970s train that once carried the Queen for £1

Robert Hampton, 41, now hopes to raise £10,000 to move the Merseyrail Class 507 train to a museum after it gets retired within the next 12 months.

Majorca is fed up with mass tourism

Thousands of people took to the streets on the Spanish island of Majorca on Saturday to protest against increasing mass tourism on their island. On Thursday, four people died in Majorca when a terrace of a new rooftop bar of a restaurant in Playa de Palma collapsed. For residents of the island, this was a signal to take to the streets in protest. According to island residents, mass tourism is leading to a housing shortage for its own residents...

Height of luxury: Inside the world's tallest hotels with amazing views

Ultra-high hotel rooms around the world, which offer luxurious interiors paired with panoramic views to make for an all-round spectacular experience.

Book-obsessed businessman chartered a private jet to fly first edition

Russell Brunson, 44, is an entrepreneur who has revealed how he chartered a private jet to bring him a first edition book after spending $1.5 million on the rare item, despite his wife's disapproval.

What are the most densely populated islands in the world?

Population density is the number of people per unit of area. According to Our World in Data, the global average is 62 people per km² (0.38 mi²), but this varies by region. Islands often have higher population densities relative to their geographic size. From Sardinia to Honshu, this gallery covers the most densely populated islands on the planet (excluding those with minimal land areas). Curious to know which one takes the top spot? Then click on!

Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.

7 Beautiful Places To Retire That Make Florida Look Cheap

Retirement is a time in life when you can do all the things you never had time for when you were working: take an art class, travel the world, learn a new language -- the options are endless. Discover...

Turbulence on Doha-Dublin flight leaves 12 injured

Dublin Airport says the Boeing 787-9 dreamliner experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey.

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.

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!)

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

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

I'm selling my $32m private island - pesky birds are ruining the deal

Miami resident Finlay Matheson bought Bird Key island in1985 for just $36,000 and has now listed the bird sanctuary for $31.5 million.

In pricey Hong Kong, residents flock to China for cheaper dining, shopping

Shenzhen is attracting Hong Kongers in droves with its superior entertainment options at a fraction of the cost.