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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 the village that hosts Glastonbury festival

What is it really like living next door to one of the world's biggest outdoor music festivals.


The world's 15 most unloved countries are a must-visit

Some places fly under the radar despite an abundance of natural beauty, culture or history, whether because they're hard to reach or don't feature too much on travellers' wish lists. These are the 15 least-visited countries in the world – and why you should consider going...


Learn more about Luxembourg

Diminutive Luxembourg is one of Europe's smallest nations. But what it lacks in size it makes up for with an astonishing variety of unique visitor attractions. The Grand Duchy's capital, Luxembourg City, delivers an impressive assortment of outstanding monuments and points of interest, collected together in a historic UNESCO-listed core. Further afield, the country unfolds over a blanket of forested hills peppered with stunning medieval castles crowning idyllic towns and villages. The Moselle River flows through this region of the continent, where some of Europe's best wines are produced. So, have you got a thirst for adventure? Click through and learn more about Luxembourg.


Photos: the luxury Italian resort where G7 leaders and celebs gather


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


31 Rare Vintage Photos of Palm Beach

The glamorous Florida town has attracted socialites, celebs, and even royalty through the years.


My night in the clouds at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong - it's the highest hotel in the world and offers breathtaking views from a height of 1,600ft

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong occupies floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre. Harriet Sime checks in - and takes viewers on a video tour of her room in the clouds.


Lifeboatmen race towards schoolboy who had plunged off 60ft cliff

A schoolboy had been on a school field trip when he posed for a photo near the edge of the cliffs at Old Harry Rocks, Dorset. He lost his footing close to the precipice and fell over the edge. Coastguards and a lifeboat crew were rushed to the scene.


Technical problem forces Boeing 777 operated by KLM to return to Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -A Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Dutch airline KLM returned to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Sunday after reporting an unspecified technical problem, national air traffic control said. Flight KLM705 destined for Rio de Janeiro in Brazil turned around over Belgium after requesting to land as a precaution, a spokesperson for Dutch air traffic control said. It was unclear


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Wine wars break out in Norfolk over plans to open more wine bars

Bert Blaize - nominated as Young Sommelier of the Year by GQ - lodged plans with the council to open a wine bar called North Norfolk Cellars.


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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


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.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


Couple transforms 'plain' home into beautiful 'Palm Springs' escape

An oceanside property 200m away from one of Australia's most stunning beaches has just hit the market - and buyers are sure to swoon over its 'magazine-worthy' remodel.


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


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

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


Surfing legend is killed in shark attack in Hawaii

Surfing legend Tamayo Perry, who once appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean, was killed Sunday in a shark attack while surfing off the shores of Oahu.


Discover the world's earliest genuine colour photographs

From Europe and the USA, through the First World War, to Africa, Australia and beyond, discover the world as it looked in the earliest genuine colour photographs with the "most beautiful photographic process ever invented," according to the National Science and Media Museum.


9 Places To Retire That Are Just Like Colorado But Way Cheaper

Plenty of people are drawn to places like Florida for their retirement, looking for warmer weather and a more laid-back lifestyle. For those who lean more towards an outdoorsy life -- and that don't...


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.


No sign of Jay Slater after days of searching Tenerife

Police are scouring ravines in the the Spanish island for the 19-year-old, who vanished last Monday.


Secret mountain pass to dodge traffic in wealthy enclave of Jackson

A secret route known only to locals in Idaho's Teton Valley is becoming the talk of the town as residents seek alternatives to the congested main roads leading to Jackson, Wyoming.


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


Top 10: world’s fastest steam trains

We take a close look at some of the world’s most iconic locomotives


Thrifty China student goes from Shanghai to Singapore by bus in 29 days for only US$400

Adventurous Shanghai student enjoys challenge, says ground travel is best A university student from China who spent 29 days travelling by bus from Shanghai to Singapore at a cost of just 3,000 yuan (US$400) has divided opinion on mainland social media. Jiang Xia, 23, a final year student in Shanghai, decided to undertake the unique challenge before...


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


Visitor attractions closed, abandoned, or overrun by tourists

The ubiquity of travel has led to overcrowding by tourists at some of the world's best-known vacation destinations and visitor attractions. Huge crowds are causing environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the pricing-out of locals who feel overrun and overlooked as their communities splinter under the weight of foreign footfall. Historically, bad planning and economic recession has led to the closure or abandonment of a number of fine buildings. And at the lowest end of the scale, wanton vandalism has been blamed for the destruction of several natural landmarks. So, what's going on? Browse this gallery and find out more about the consequences of unsustainable tourism.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


We took a road trip to Iraq via 21 countries - and ended up staying longer than expected...

Johannes and Anna converted a 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser into a livable home, and set out from their home in the Netherlands on a long trip through some dangerous countries.


Beautiful and strange locations made famous by movies

Films take great care in choosing their locations, selecting places with profound character and a lasting visual impact. So, take advantage of all that effort and check out this gallery to start compiling your travel itinerary of endlessly interesting places made famous by films.


Guest sent list of chores from Airbnb host after spending thousands

An Airbnb guest, known as LuInAlaska Matchmaker & Mentor on X, shared her recent interaction with a host online, who sent her a list of chores to complete before checking out a beach home.


Renowned British explorer to cross the Atlantic in a hydrogen balloon

Explorer Sir David Hempleman-Adams and two friends aim to be the first to fly the Atlantic in an open-basket hydrogen balloon.


How Covid has helped fuel craze of night-time walking

Noisy night-time walkers are making villagers' lives a misery as they trudge through the area before dawn to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Snowdon.


Passengers left without luggage abroad after Manchester Airport chaos

The major outage at Manchester Airport in the early hours of yesterday caused disruption to luggage processing, with thousands of travellers flying without their hold bags.


The lost temples of Lake Titicaca: exploring the less developed Bolivian shore

When someone suggests I get up to greet the dawn, there is always a pause … but part of the joy of travel is that you find yourself saying yes, even to bad ideas. Pablo, my guide, has warned me: dawn can be incredible, do not miss it. So when the first gleam of pinkish light hits the east-facing curtain, I leap up. From the terrace, there is a steep drop to the surface of the lake, which has the patina of hammered copper. A string of seagulls...


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


Aussie airline launches new route to popular tourist destination

Jetstar announced on Monday it would introduce two new trans-Tasman routes with flights from Queensland to New Zealand.


The IRL Bridgerton mansions are hectically expensive. Here's where to find them.

Did you know that you can actually step into the enchanting world of Bridgerton, where the glitz and glamour of Regency-era England come alive, in real life? The hit Netflix series has captivated audiences worldwide with its scandalous storylines, dazzling costumes, and of course, the breathtaking mansions that serve as the backdrop for the show's most memorable moments. From the ... Continued


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


The Most Beautiful Small Towns In Every State

Why yes, we would love to reside in a place where we can pan for sapphires.


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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


Night-time walkers climbing peaks for sunrise disturb villagers

Villagers' lives are being disrupted by flocks of noisy night-time walkers climbing the highest peak in England and Wales to see the sunrise. The disturbances caused by these early morning climbers are causing misery for the local residents.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


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

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