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The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


Afghanistan - wish you were here? The Taliban do

Tourism is booming under the Taliban regime as Westerners flock to see its unspoilt sites - but not everyone is winning.


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


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.


On the case: holiday packing tips for fuss-free travels

Ask yourself what you need from your clothes. Is it a beach or city break? Do you need a smarter outfit or is that just-in-case evening dress really taking up valuable space and can be left behind? Prioritise things that offer dual function: a plain swimsuit can double as a top with a skirt or trousers. A sun hat you can roll, (1, below) or a baseball cap are more useful than a wide-brim hat that will get battered in transit. Always pack a tote...


What the State You Grew Up in Says About You

Every state has its own distinctive culture and traditions.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


The 30 loudest animals in the world

Nature truly is a marvel. There are so many unbelievable sights, smells, and in this gallery, sounds. Most people have heard about the legendary howl of a wolf, or the mighty roar of the king of the jungle, yet not many have actually experienced it. The only way to truly understand the intensity of their voices would be to stand before them, but in many cases, that's not a great idea... Instead, we've decided to use the best comparison which is the decibel (represented as dB). The decibel scale shows us how intense a sound is. The higher the number of decibels is, the louder the sound. For reference, a typical car horn can reach 107–109 dB. In this gallery, you'll find 30 of the loudest animals in the world ranked in order of recorded decibels (dB). Click through and prepare to be surprised!


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.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


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 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.


Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


Tour one of the largest shipping ports in the world

Tour one of the largest shipping ports in the world


How should York deal with unruly tourists? I have a few suggestions for my hometown

‘Go steady, we’ve got enough history,” reads one of York’s new purple street signs. “Respect your bar staff and taxi drivers, give them gratitude not attitude,” says another, while a third says: “Hold it! It’s not a place to pee.” This is the latest initiative to try to tame our city centre. The signs follow a “guide for stags and hens”, a hospitality “code of conduct” (no admittance for “offensive inflatables”, or “people we believe to be...


Billionaire heiress Francesca Packer and her boyfriend Robert Bates sail off on her family's $120million superyacht for luxury European holiday

The billionaire heiress, 28, who is the daughter of investor Gretel Packer and financier Nick Barham, has reportedly been seen arriving at a port in Corfu, Greece .


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.


These Are the South’s Wealthiest Suburbs

Of the 50 wealthiest suburbs in America, 13 are located in the South, a recent GOBankingRates study found. Texas and Virginia are both home to four of the richest suburbs in the U.S., and Texas is...


How the world worked before the internet

The World Wide Web has indeed brought us many benefits, but there was a time when humans survived without it and its perks. So how did people carry out tasks like research information or paying their bills? How did you view cat videos with just the click of a button? Click through the gallery to see the things that people did before the World Wide Web existed.


My holiday home was burnt down by millionaire YouTube family

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Collier-Woods, 53, spent £15k turning the bus into a luxury home in an East Sussex woodland, but was left distraught when he rented it to YouTube stars The Wilson Family.


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...


Scotland’s finest golf courses

Scotland is widely considered the place where golf was born, so it’s no surprise that the country offers some of the most visually stunning, uniquely designed and technically challenging courses in the world. Let’s have a look at the best of the best in terms of Scottish golf.


Billionaire's fight with council over $45million property

New York-based Australian David Droga, 54, purchased the 1,100sqm 1920s brick house overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east for a record-breaking $45million in May 2023.


27 surprising train facts that will amaze you

Do you know where to find the fastest trains? Which country has the largest railway network? Which countries have no railways at all? Here are some curious train truths that most people don't know.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


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.


Return of Caribbean parade brightens city streets

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


Readers reply: is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go?

Is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go? Victoria Miller, Hull Send new questions to [email protected]. Readers reply Depends on your definition of nice. If you want to chat with strangers in a cafe or at a bus stop, your chances are directly proportional to the distance from London. If you want privacy and toleration of difference, London is pretty good for that. The rudest anyone has ever been to me was a bus driver...


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.


Inside new superyacht Ulyssia with 132-room hotel, pools and theatre

The Ulyssia is still some four years away from its expected date of completion, but new images provide unprecedented insight into the life of luxury on board


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...


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.


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


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


Key route closed after serious crash

The closure is likely to affect traffic to and from the Royal International Air Tattoo.


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

Make it instantly more inviting.


'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.


Mystery as British eco-explorer couple found dead in a lifeboat

Brett Clibbery, 70, and British woman Sarah Packwood, 54, were reported missing after setting off from Nova Scotia in Canada in their 42ft sailing boat Theros on June 11.


The Most Beautiful Small Towns In Every State

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


The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

Run, don't walk, to your nearest warehouse.


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.


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.


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.


Neil Armstrong walks the moon on this day in 1969: A tribute to the pioneer

Neil Armstrong walks the moon on this day in 1969: A tribute to the pioneer


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Thatched cottages: Treasured feature of villages under threat

They are the architectural epitome of Englishness. But the thatched cottage, a treasured feature of chocolate-box villages, is under threat, conservationists have warned.


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


Meet the trailblazing female private pilot who's set TikTok alight with her videos from the skies and is inspiring women to follow in her footsteps

The female pilot is pushing back against prejudice and has built a huge 380,000-user following on the app by showcasing her helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft skills.