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30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


The most terrifying and dangerous creatures living underwater

The oceans and wetlands are inhabited by some of the most lethal creatures on Earth. Consider the hidden dangers beneath the surface of the water the next time you go swimming in the sea or take a leisurely paddle in a river! These aquatic animals range from poisonous to outright vicious. Intrigued? Click through this gallery to see the most dangerous water-dwellers in the world.


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!)


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.


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.


Discover the most astonishing beaches of Africa

Africa is a fantastically diverse continent, where vast stretches of velvety sand, endless horizons of sparkling waters, and vibrant sea life await. But where to begin? By combining the travel wisdom of over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, Flight Network put together an extensive catalog of African beaches ranked by their untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, annual days of sunshine, and average annual temperature. Click through to see the 30 best of the best.


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...


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.


A New Yorker took her first solo trip to Greece at 38. She loved the slower pace of life so much that she moved there.

Marissa Rodriguez went on vacation to Greece aged 38, and ended up staying for 3 years on digital nomad visa.


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

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


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.


Problem parkers could get towed from beauty spot

A decision is expected later on how to keep the road clear near a popular lake.


Log cabins you'll want to move into

Humans have used log cabins for centuries. From fishing and hunting huts, to family homes, log houses have served us well for a very long time (and continue to do so). Wood provides us with protection and insulation, and being a natural material it blends in perfectly with the surrounding landscape. But there's more to log cabins than being the perfect nature getaway spots. For instance, did you know that several American presidents were born in log cabins? Or that Albert Einstein lived in one while seeking refuge in England from the Nazis? Click through the following gallery and marvel at these gorgeous log cabins and some interesting facts about these rugged types of shelter.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


I take dozens of flights a year as an airline reporter. I always go for the aisle seat — even if it costs extra money

Now that I'm only a year away from 30 with a little more fun money and desire for comfort, I've gotten picky about where I sit on airplanes.


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.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


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.


The world's ugliest (but coolest) dogs

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is an event celebrated annually in Petaluma, California. While it might sound a bit cruel, the competition isn't about making fun of the dogs. In fact, it's about celebrating the unique characteristics of our canine friends. For dogs, beauty isn't always the most important factor. Just think of some of the most popular breeds! From pugs to French bulldogs, it's often the funkiest-looking creatures that are the most beloved. This year, Wild Thang, an unruly eight-year-old Pekingese, was crowned the winner of the 2024 Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma on June 23. Wild Thang had entered the competition three times in the past but was always a runner-up. According to his bio, he contracted the viral disease distemper as a foster rescue which causes his tongue to stick out. His rock star hair, however, is all-natural. As the grand prize winner, Wild Thang received US$5,000 and a trophy, as well as the admiration of the contest's thousands of fans. A scruffy pooch with a lopsided tongue might be the underdog elsewhere, but in this competition, they're the top dog! To meet the various 'ugly' contestants and winners through the years, click through the gallery.


Mega-mansion secrets of the super-rich and famous

From billionaire basements to celebrity closets and secret bunkers, we've uncovered the real estate secrets of the world's most luxurious houses


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...


I booked an all-inclusive trip to the Amazon rainforest, and I can't believe how much I got for $90 a day

I paid $270 to spend three days at the all-inclusive Green Forest Ecolodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, and it was nothing short of amazing.


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.


Surfing legend Actor Tamayo Perry 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.


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


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


Barcelona's war to drive AirBnb out of the city within five years

Mayor Jaume Collboni pledged that there will be no tourist apartments in the Spanish city by 2029 to open up the market for more short-term lets and make Barcelona more affordable.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


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.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


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.


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.


Everything you need to know about watching the Paris 2024 Olympics on Stan.

As Australia bunkers down for the winter we've got a pretty exciting reason to stay inside when the temperature drops. Come July we'll be planting ourselves front and centre on the couch to watch the Paris 2024 Olympics take place. After a few years of topsy-turvy Olympics thanks to COVID-19 shifting the Tokyo 2020 event into 2021, the world is naturally very ... Continued


Nick Pisa visits Veronica's strip where Jay Slater was last seen

MailOnline's Nick Pisa visits Tenerife's Veronica's strip, the location where missing teenager Jay Slater was last seen. The 19-year-old disappeared after being seen at the popular nightlife area.


New injunction by council to stop travellers digging out hillside

People living below Nantyglo Rugby Club in Blaenau, Gwent, reported that a traveller group began excavating the site in April.


Hello Kitty, parasites: inside North Korea trash balloons according to South

SEOUL (Reuters) - Among the trash that balloons carried over the border from North were articles printed with Hello Kitty characters, badly worn clothing, and soil containing traces of human faeces and parasites, South Korea said on Monday. North Korea has flown balloons carrying trash since late May, with hundreds landing in South Korea. South Korea deployed military explosives units and


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...


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.


Crisscrossing your way through Croatia

Croatia, a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, is a Mediterranean nation of rare beauty. With its island-speckled coastline lapped by crystalline sapphire seas, this is a country imbued with a maritime heritage as old as antiquity. Travel inland, and you're met with a stunning landscape of forests, mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. The gem in Croatia's cultural crown is Dubrovnik, but other cities sparkle, too, including Split, Hvar, and Trogir. It's a destination to explore at leisure, either by boat or on foot. Either way, this really is a place of compelling contrast. Already packed? Click through for an exciting itinerary of where to go and what to see.


Wildfire on Greek island after fireworks launched from yacht

Authorities have arrested 13 crew members and passengers from the yacht after the island of Hydra was set ablaze late on Friday, burning the only pine forest on the island.


Food favorites that may soon be extinct

For many of us, food is more than just sustenance. It's a window into a variety of cultures around the world, or an expression of love that comes from a parent, friend, or significant other. However, what happens when some of the key ingredients in our favorite dishes are no longer available for our use? Well, we may soon find out. Barley is one of many ingredients that are in jeopardy, and it’s all thanks to climate change. This means we will soon have to say goodbye to cool, refreshing beer. It’s being predicted that beer consumption around the world will decline by 16%, while prices for the refreshing beverage are likely to double. The really bad news is that isn't all. Tequila prices are likely to shoot up due to increased demand for the liquor in New York and Tokyo, specifically. While tequila itself might not go extinct, quality tequila may, as the increased pressure on production is not allowing the agave plants to develop to their full maturity. With numerous farmers using immature plants, how long will it be before we're all drinking from the bottom-shelf tequila bottle? And not even hummus is safe! Chickpeas are also facing difficulties in meeting their demand, as temperatures in countries like India (the world's lead exporter of chickpeas) have risen and droughts have become more numerous. These are just a few examples, but there are plenty of other foods that may very well be gone for good, and very soon at that. If you're a big fan of margaritas, hummus, or a nice, cold pint, you better click through this gallery to learn which items you'll need to start buying in bulk before they disappear… forever!


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

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


Singapore Travel Spending Among Asia’s Highest for Overseas Trips

Singapore’s travel fever isn’t cooling down anytime soon—and who can blame travelers? Let’s give our kids a world-class education in adventure.


Hikes, nosy neighbours afflict Zimbabweans in quest for mobile connection

As the sun sets over Zimbabwe's Matobo Hills, boys throw stones to chase baboons away. - Prying ears - The Matobo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its distinctive rock boulders, provide some relief to Silozwe's residents.


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...


21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

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


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.


15 Things You Wish Someone Told You About Traveling To Japan For The First Time

Traveling to Japan feels like stepping into a world where ancient traditions seamlessly blend with cutting-edge modernity for most travelers. But there’s a lot more to discover beyond the well-trodden paths leading to majestic temples, vibrant cherry blossoms, and ultra-fast bullet trains. While these iconic sights are a must-see, Japan’s daily rhythms and cultural nuances offer a deeper, richer travel experience often overlooked by the casual visitor. Here's your guide to uncovering 15 underrated yet crucial tips that will help you navigate and appreciate the Land of the Rising Sun like a seasoned traveler.