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The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


Nature reserve celebrates finding its 500th moth

The sighting at RSPB Saltholme is only the fourth time the Reed Minor has been seen in County Durham.


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!)


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...


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.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


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.


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

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


Cool or crazy? Influencer climbs Florence dome for a selfie


The Best Winery In Every State

Calling all wine connoisseurs!


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...


Long queues at Heathrow 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.


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.


Camp counselors, golf caddies and 10 other people to consider tipping this summer, according to etiquette pros

Etiquette experts say it's worth tipping all of the people who make your life that much easier this summer.


Massive tech outage disrupts global air travel

Massive tech outage disrupts global air travel


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.


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.


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


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


'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.


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.


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.


Return of Caribbean parade brightens city streets

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


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!


Summer heatwave is causing terrifying explosions on Southwest planes

Southwest Airlines has reported cases of soda bursting open due to heat pressure on flights out of airports in Phoenix and Las Vegas as temperatures continue to hit triple digits.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


Alert! You Can Get Paid To Visit Buc-ee's

Help fund your road trip.


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.


7 of the Most Ridiculously Long Interstates in the U.S.

Historic, iconic, impossibly long.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


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.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


How not to put on half a stone on holiday

On holiday, my routine flies out of the window faster than the hot air hits me in the face when the plane doors open. I don’t think twice about the fact that my morning run and yogurt will be replaced with an Aperol spritz and cannoli or that I’ll be sprawled on a sun lounger at the time of day I’d usually be setting off on a two-hour dog walk. Obv...


Cyanide teacups in Room 502: Mystery of the Bangkok hotel deaths

Six people were found dead in a locked hotel room - but what happened remains a mystery.


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.


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.


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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


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.


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...


Here Are the 20 Greatest Movies That Take Place on a Train

A subgenre with surprising versatility.


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...


Owner of listed hotel threatened with legal action

The Grade 2 listed building closed down as a hotel more than a decade ago


Photos: Murals fill West Palm Beach, Florida

Photos: Murals fill West Palm Beach, Florida


25 of the world's most remote restaurants for an unforgettable meal

These are not your typical neighbourhood eateries. These are the world’s most remote restaurants, and they're all worthy of a food pilgrimage.


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.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


The Spanish fightback against record tourism

Activists say spiralling housing costs are due to properties being bought by foreigners - or rented over the summer.


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 .


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


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...