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London hot air balloon regatta cancelled for FIFTH year in a row

The Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta in London has been scuppered for a fifth year in a row after its planned parade this morning was cancelled due to weather issues.


Beauty spot named 'friendliest town' in US is being shunned by hikers

A quaint town in Northern California is suddenly being avoided. The town would previously welcome about 6,000 visitors a year but plans appear to have changed at the last minute.


American Airlines flight attendants reach new contract deal

By Rajesh Kumar Singh CHICAGO (Reuters) -American Airlines' 28,000 flight attendants have reached a tentative labor agreement with the company, their union said on Friday. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents the flight attendants, said the deal addresses their concerns about compensation, work rules and retroactive pay. It did not offer more details. Reached


From ‘Spirit of Stone’ to ‘Forsaken Zone’: Is there a Jerusalem School of Art?

What does it means to be living in Jerusalem? What does it mean to be born here?


In Less Than a Decade, You Won’t Be Able To Afford a Home in These 50 North Carolina ZIP Codes

North Carolina is referred to as a Goldilocks state because it just seems to have everything in mixed proportions. Its climate is not too hot or cold, has small towns and cities, and diverse people...


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


I explored one of America's most isolated towns - where all the residents live under ONE ROOF

YouTube creator Nomadic Introvert ventured to Whittier, which is in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness and just over an hour by car from Anchorage.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Inside the homes of great artists: must-see museums around the world


Travellers sleep on the floor at Gatwick Airport amid IT meltdown

Airports including Gatwick have seen massive queues and delays as passengers struggle to check in because of a major global IT outage. The outage has already led to the cancellation of over 1,000 flights globally, with this number likely to increase.


Why preserving US national heritage is so important

The United States is blessed with some truly exceptional national heritage sites and cultural landmarks. Numbering numerous historic properties, these unique places connect Americans to their past. But little of this architecture would have survived the centuries were it not for the dedicated work of organizations like the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a leading member-driven movement whose aim is to support the preservation of America's diverse historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage through its programs, resources, and advocacy. Indeed, the idea is to protect the identity of a nation, where lives, stories, and memories began. Click through and visit some of America's most important cultural attractions.


Return of Caribbean parade brightens city streets

An explosion of colour entertains crowds as carnival dancers parade through Coventry city centre.


How does Venice manage to float on water?

Emerging like a mirage from the Adriatic Sea is a floating city that defies the expectations of architecture. As it floats above the water, the city of Venice is not merely a product of Renaissance artistry; it is a triumph of medieval engineering and a testament to human ingenuity that has stood the test of time. But how does this city of marble remain afloat? And is it true that Venice is actually sinking? Click through this gallery to find all the answers.


Submerged sensations! Amazing underwater attractions to dive for

Over 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water. This has created ideal conditions for numerous ocean ecosystems to thrive in. However, human activity has greatly impacted the seas, leaving behind a trail of impressive—and often heartbreaking—reminders of our presence. To explore some of the most remarkable underwater attractions on our planet, submerge yourself and click through the gallery for a fascinating virtual tour.


Embark on a nostalgic tour of the late Queen's luxury yacht

There's a long tradition of British royal yachts, dating back to 1660 and the reign of Charles II. During 44 years in royal service, Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, also known as the Royal Yacht Britannia, sailed the equivalent of once round the world for each year, calling at over 600 ports in 135 countries, including the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Britannia was decommissioned in 1997, and has so far not been replaced. But it's worth looking back over the illustrious service performed by the royal yacht. Click through and be reminded of when Britannia ruled the waves.


This time-lapse map shows US air traffic slowing to a near-standstill after the massive IT outage

A map from Flightradar24.com shows US air traffic slowing down dramatically after an IT issue caused airlines to ground flights.


How dangerous is free diving, and would you take the plunge?

Would you attempt to dive to a depth of 831 ft (253 m) and resurface without the aid of oxygen? Well that's exactly what one man accomplished to be crowned free diving world champion! Free diving is a mode of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus such as scuba gear. It's a fascinating but high-risk extreme sport that enjoys widespread popularity around the world. But why would anybody want to plunge to such depths in the first place? Well, actually, you'd be surprised! Click through and learn more about how this unique discipline evolved, and meet some of the individuals responsible for its ascent into the mainstream.


Drive-thru coffee shop on way despite traffic fears

It will be created at a hotel near the M40 after councillors reluctantly gave planning permission.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


These Stunning Treehouse Hotels Let You Totally Relax

Goodbye, cell phone beeps. Hello, birdcalls.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


Fascinating then-and-now photos show how Spain's Benidorm transformed from a tiny fishing village into one of Britain's favourite and brashest package holiday resorts

Benidorm wasn't always a land of bright lights and package holidays. MailOnline looks back at the history of Spain's most famous resort with photos dating back to the 1960s.


I transformed this rundown cottage into a stylish dream home

A tired, crumbling cottage in Sydney's inner-west that was 'so rundown it was borderline liveable' has been transformed into a coastal oasis that'll make it feel like you're on holiday everyday.


Shattered families bed down at airports amid global IT outage

Airports around the globe faced massive disruptions and delays due to a widespread IT outage. Passengers experienced long lines, missed flights, and chaotic scenes as airport operations were severely impacted, causing a global travel meltdown.


Tourists who've ruined historic artifacts and attractions

For some reason, certain people traveling abroad seem to think that normal rules of conduct just cease to apply. Like most tourists, they want to go see the ancient marvels and modern manifestations of culture in museums and galleries, and yet they leave a trail of waste in their wake, sometimes including the art and artifacts. Of course, it's not always on purpose, but, as you'll soon see, many times it really is out of sheer stupidity. Through selfies, graffiti, and other foolish antics, these people are oftentimes responsible for stricter tourist regulations, huge restoration bills, and even the irreparable damage of priceless artifacts. Curious to hear the stories? Click through and find out.


7 creative ways hot destinations are combating overtourism, from obstructing views to etiquette violation fines

Local governments from Europe to Japan are blocking Instagram hot spots and fining tourists for etiquette violations.


Crowded Heathrow as passengers wait for flights following IT outage

Crowded Heathrow airport as passengers wait for flights following global IT outage. Footage posted online at Heathrow Airport shows long queues building as the fallout from the global IT outage continues.


Mystical landscapes on Earth that are out of this world

Space travel may be out of reach for most people, but there are still many fascinating landscapes on our planet waiting to be explored. Earth itself offers a multitude of strange and otherworldly sights that you don't need a spaceship to experience. Curious? Check out the gallery and take a virtual tour through some of the most incredible alien-looking landscapes on Earth.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


This Gen Zer traveled to 10 countries in 3 years. Here's how she did it while earning $25 an hour.

Explore how a Gen Zer funds her travels by waiting tables and volunteer exchange sites like Worldpackers.


Cracks appear in Geelong’s fortress with another dirty night on home turf

When Geelong historian and former vice-president, Bob Gartland, told the ABC in March that “the stadium precinct is probably the glue that holds us all together”, it is unlikely that he had in mind the mud at Kardinia Park. When you feed a stadium off the public purse like a foie gras goose, one thing you don’t expect is a surface that was as redolent as the guernsey the Cats wore to celebrate Edward ‘Carji’ Greeves and the centenary of his...


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

Celebrate mom more than once a year with these curated trips!


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


From border skirmishes to polo players, how violence manifested along ancient Silk Road

Analysis found a remarkably vibrant region with an up-close relationship to the dangers of the ancient trade route Popular imagination paints the Silk Road as an exotic trade route, with dedicated merchants slowly transporting their wares from China to Europe, and vice versa. In reality, most merchants used only a small portion of the route, helpin...


Weird things that have washed up on beaches

While we usually find shells, fish, and pretty pebbles on beaches, there have been some pretty weird discoveries in the last century. On the beaches near busy shipping routes, for example, some of the most bizarre merchandise has been found, including cat-shaped telephones and giant hairballs. There has also been strange natural phenomena and devastating environmental pollution. If you're curious about what crazy objects have been found on our beaches, take a look through this gallery.


The most beautiful parks in the world

National parks often make great places to visit on holiday. These natural havens are a great way to discover local culture and much more besides while taking in majestic landscapes. Here are the 30 most beautiful parks in the world.


10 of the best beaches and islands in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland

Søndervig, Denmark Sun-seekers and sea-dippers have been heading to Søndervig – known as the Gateway to the North Sea – for more than a century, drawn to its silver-gold sand and grass-tufted dunes. There are good facilities – mini-golf, tennis, trampolines and Segways are all available close to the beach, with a clutch of excellent fish restaurants in the town. The town’s biggest draw is the extraordinary sand sculpture festival, which runs...


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.


A developer is planning a commercial spaceport near Las Vegas that includes a pilot school and STEM academy

Real estate developer Rob Lauer is planning a commercial spaceport near Las Vegas that includes a hotel and rooftop observation deck.


Miami Airport is plunged into lockdown amid reports of 'woman stabbed'

Miami International Airport is allegedly partially on lockdown after reports of a woman being stabbed multiple times.


'It was a tough decision': French family forced to sleep in airport

'It was a tough decision': Family forced to sleep in airport following IT outage. People have been forced to sleep at Edinburgh airport after all hotels were fully booked following the global IT outage.


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.


See It: Royal Caribbean's Utopia of the Seas maiden voyage

See It: Royal Caribbean's Utopia of the Seas maiden voyage


Joy, a museum host at the National Museum of Singapore | Ordinary People

What if your passion could be something more for society? In 2017, multiple visits to the National Museum would see Joy realise the joys that the museum brought, so why not do more? Since 2018, Joy has served as a museum host and now a docent, as she guides visitors in learning more about Singapore's history. Watch more: https://www.asiaone.com/video


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Historical figures whose bodies have never been found

We know that people go missing and die every day, but for some reason it's more shocking when it happens to someone famous. It's as if their celebrity should provide them some extra protection from accidents and misfortune. In reality, they're just as vulnerable as the rest of us, sometimes even more so due to their dangerous ambitions. Throughout history, some of the greatest rulers, adventurers, and artists have met mysterious ends. Or at the very least, their remains have. There are countless historical figures whose bodies have never be located, so their final resting place is still unknown. Click through this gallery to learn about some of the most fascinating cases.


Incredible hidden attractions in US cities

Everyone knows the basic monuments you need to see in America's big cities. If you go to New York, see the Empire State Building! If you're in San Francisco, check out the Golden Gate Bridge! However, there are plenty of other attractions in these US cities that you may never have even known were there. Are you looking for a more unusual travel experience? Here are some offbeat and unusual urban must-sees that most tourists fail to find. Browse the gallery for your city and places to go that others will miss.


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!