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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


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.


Top 10: world’s fastest steam trains

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


My first cruise with my son was a nightmare. We lost power twice, had to shower with flip-flops, and couldn't make 2 of our destinations.

Our cruise was an adventure, including two power outages, a bathroom that smelled terribly and not being able to make two ports. We still had fun.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


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


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


10 of America’s Best Water Parks

Make a splash at these fun-filled oases.


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


31 Rare Vintage Photos of Palm Beach

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


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


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...


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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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...


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


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.


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.


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.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


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.


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.


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...


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


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!)


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.


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.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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


Travel experts reveal 5 cities that are perfect for solo travellers, from a 1,500-year-old hotspot with 'welcoming locals' to 'one of the safest countries in South America'

We've spoken to travel experts from The Points Guy, Aditi Travel and Travel City for their top tips on the best cities and countries for a solo adventure.


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.


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.


10 stunning hotels on Albania’s Riviera

La Brisa Boutique Hotel, Dhermi Set in one of the most picturesque villages on the Albanian Riviera, facing out on to the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, La Brisa is a chic modern hotel surrounded by lush, green mountains and fronting on to the beach. The big draw here is the rooftop infinity pool – at its best at sunset – with a second pool down at ground level; both have a terrace for drinks and dinner, with dishes focusing on fresh fish...


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.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


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.


Pirates of the Caribbean star killed in shark attack

Tamayo Perry was surfing when the attack happened in Hawaii on Sunday afternoon.


The best beach destinations on the Baltic Sea

With their pristine sandy shores, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque landscapes, regions around the Baltic Sea offer a diverse range of beach destinations for every type of traveler. Whether it's relaxation, water sports, or natural beauty, the Baltic beaches have something for everyone. Sure, the water might not be as warm as the Mediterranean, but these northerly shores are equally spectacular. Click on to discover the beach destinations on the Baltic Sea.


6 Caribbean Vacations You Can Take for Under $3,000

If the Caribbean is calling your name, it's only polite to answer. What you might not realize is you can enjoy a tropical island vacation without spending a fortune. "The Caribbean offers a wealth of...


21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

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


The deadliest surf spots on the planet

Surfing in extreme conditions can be a life-threatening experience, but many thrill-seeking surfers still keep chasing the biggest swells and the most challenging waves on the planet in search of the ultimate ride. Click through this gallery and get to know the most dangerous surf spots in the world.


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.


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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