The Best Deals From the Tory Burch Semi-Annual Sale

From vacation-ready raffia bags to sandals you'll live in this summer, these finds are at their biggest markdowns of the season.

Ernest Hemingway's Life Was More Violent Than His Stories

When Ernest Hemingway married his beautiful fourth wife Mary Welsh, it was supposed to be a fairy tale. Within years, it turned into a horror story.

Secret messages hidden in famous statues

We have written before about classic paintings with secret messages, and now it's time to bring you statues. From iconic monuments such as New York's Statue of Liberty, to Renaissance pieces such as Michelangelo's 'David,' in this gallery we look at numerous examples that, in one way or another, have hidden messages. Curious? Click through and discover the secret messages hidden in famous statues.

Last call to be part of peace doves exhibition

Staff at Durham Cathedral say 12,000 doves with "profound and emotional" messages have been made.

30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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

Sophia Bush Is All Smiles in Cannes, Plus John Legend & Chrissy Teigen, King Charles and More

From Hollywood to New York and everywhere in between, see what your favorite stars are up to

Hanoi residents praise Putin as 'world leader', 'idol' ahead of visit

By Minh Nguyen and Thinh Nguyen HANOI (Reuters) - Nguyen Thi Hong Van's Russian souvenir shop may be a bit of an oddity in the Vietnamese capital but her gifts sell very well, she says, reflecting the enthusiasm Hanoians of all ages have for President Vladimir Putin who will visit the city this week. "Vietnamese people love Russian products very much," she told Reuters, surrounded by Matryoshka

23 Theme Park Insider Tips That Will Save You Money

These days, passes for Disney and other major parks have crossed the three-figure threshold, while single-day tickets to big regional parks typically cost visitors $50 or more. Still, it's possible to...

20 iconic Native Americans who changed history

Indigenous peoples have played a major role in shaping the history of North America. Here’s a look at 20 iconic individuals—both past and present—who’ve helped steer the course of history.

Inspiring ancient temples of the world

Embark on an exploration of the world's most awe-inspiring ancient temples, each a testament to the spiritual beliefs and architectural ingenuity of long-lost civilizations. Journey from the towering Mayan pyramids, shrouded in Central America's dense jungles, to the tranquil rock-carved churches of Ethiopia. More than mere stone and mortar, these storied monuments are steeped in myths and legends, echoing tales of devotion and the relentless march of time. As you explore this gallery, uncover the mysteries of how these sacred sites have stood against centuries, revealing the remarkable tales of human ingenuity and resilience. Prepare to be transported to ancient worlds, where each temple narrates a saga far grander than its physical presence. Ready to uncover these hidden gems of history and spirituality? Delve into the gallery and let the journey begin!

Seashells and sunshine: the best and worst beaches in the American South

Bordering the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, it is no wonder that tourists flock to beaches in the American South year after year. However, these seashores are far from equal. While in some areas you can find crystal-clear waters and white sand on par with the Caribbean, others have murky grey water and litter as far as the eye can see. From gorgeous to grotesque, click through the following photo gallery to see the best and worst beaches you can find in the South, according to a survey by Ranker and various online reviews.

The incredible health benefits of going to the beach

Beaches are some of the greatest and most enjoyable natural wonders our world has to offer. However, a day by the shore is more than just a good time; there are also surprising health benefits involved with going to the beach. So, what are the secret ingredients? Three words: water, sun, and air, which are all natural elements that offer some form of health benefit(s). That said, what exactly are the health benefits of hitting the beach? Click on to find out!

Guernsey to get public holiday for King's visit

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will visit the Bailiwick on 16 July.

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.

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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.

What is the history of obelisks and what are they used for?

They are among the loftiest monuments ever built, but what exactly is an obelisk? A tall, four-sided narrow tapering column, these majestic geometric pillars first made their appearance in ancient Egypt, originally erected in pairs at the entrances of temples. True obelisks are “monolithic,” or made from a single piece of stone, most often granite. Difficult to construct and serving no practical purpose, an obelisk in antiquity stood as a sacred object commemorating the dead, representing kings, and honoring gods. Many have survived millennia, with most pilfered by emperors and sent from Egypt to Rome and beyond. In fact, these unique timeworn towers can be admired in destinations around the world. Click through and marvel at these needle-like monoliths.

Holidaymakers braced for chaos as M25 partly shuts for a full weekend

Just in time for the start of summer holidays, families in the South East of England face gridlock on the roads.

Railway company must pay a Native American tribe nearly $400 million

BNSF Railway was ordered Monday to fork over nearly $400 million to the Swinomish tribe north of Seattle for trespassing on its reservation.

The wild Titanic conspiracy theory: did the ship never sink?

The Most Beautiful Small Towns In Every State

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

Could You Afford a Vacation Home in Louisiana? Check Out the Prices in New Orleans and 7 Other Cities

Louisiana doesn't get as many headlines as Hawaii, New York or Las Vegas as a vacation destination, but it certainly lives up to its name as a "sportsman's paradise" thanks to its bountiful waterways,...

34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.

Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.

Life at Ellis Island immigration station

At the end of the 19th century, Ellis Island immigration station in New York became known as the gateway to America. Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island alone. A key piece in the US immigration puzzle, Ellis Island was the point of entry for millions of people from all around the world, but mostly Europe. In this gallery, we look at what life was like at Ellis Island immigration station. Click on for a discovery!

Take a tour of this historic mansion with a heartbreaking Titanic connection

Take a tour of this spectacular New Jersey mansion, built from the fortunes of Macy's founding family after they tragically perished on the RMS Titanic

Escape reality with these affordable private islands you can rent

We could all do with escaping reality sometimes, and where better to do it than on your very own island? From simple log cabins and rustic lakeside lodges to luxurious but affordable tropical retreats, discover spectacular places perfect for a secluded escape...

America's most expensive states to buy a coffee, NYC not in top 10

New York is not among the top ten most expensive states for coffee. In 2004, the national average price for a regular cup of coffee was $2.15, but in 2024 it has increased to $3.08, a 43% rise.

I was born and raised in Honolulu. Here are 7 things I wish tourists knew before they visited Hawaii.

As a Honolulu local, this is what I wish people knew about before they visited Hawaii, from important phrases to crucial travel rules and mistakes.

Europe's most spectacular waterfalls

Europe is home to some of the world's most gorgeous scenery, and waterfalls are no exception. Browse the following gallery to check out Europe's most breathtaking waterfalls.

These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.

The most insane rescue missions in modern history

Every day around the world, people find themselves in dangerous situations created by natural disasters, terrorism, or even human mistakes. And while a rescue mission's goal is to save lives, it often involves risk for rescuers. Click through the following gallery to see more of the greatest rescue missions of all time.

The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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

Celebrities who have their own private planes

The rich and the famous lead lives that many of us can only dream of—especially when it comes to spending a fortune on things that seem almost too good to be true. The people you will see in this gallery aren't just rich and famous, they are also the proud owners of the most luxurious form of transport—their own private jets and planes! Take a look at the following photos and get to know the personal aircraft of celebrities such as Celine Dion, John Travolta, and Angelina Jolie. Click through the gallery and be amazed!

Mystery solved? A look at Amelia Earhart’s life and disappearance

American pioneering pilot and aviator Amelia Earhart was a national treasure when she seemingly fell off the face of the earth. Her disappearance has consumed historians, scientists, conspiracy theorists, and regular Americans alike. However, one man believes he is close to solving the mystery. Tony Romero, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and CEO of Deep Sea Vision, recently went on a US$11 million expedition in the Pacific Ocean. During this mission, Romero believes that he detected the wreckage of a plane 16,000 feet (4.9 kilometers) underwater using sonar technology. He captured blurry images of a large object shaped like Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed plane. "You'd be hard pressed to convince me that's anything but an aircraft, for one," he said on the TODAY show on January 29, "and two, that it's not Amelia's aircraft." Romero captured the images around 100 miles (160 kilometers) away from Howland Island, where Earhart was supposed to stop off for fuel but never arrived. The location further bolsters his conviction that he has found the trailblazing aviator's plane. What's more, there have been no other crashes reported in the area that could explain his findings. Romerero and his team plan to take another deep dive in late 2024 or early 2025 to take more photos of the wreckage, in the hopes of getting even closer to the truth. In the meantime, here is a tribute to one of America’s most iconic heroines.

40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.

British teenager missing in Tenerife

Jay Slater was last heard from at 08:00 BST on Monday 17 June.

Two killed after plane crashes into trailer park in Colorado

Two people have died after a plane crashed into a home in northern Colorado, sparking a raging fire which engulfed two properties at the scene.

Meghan Markle's favorite New York hotel offers up $525-PER-PERSON two-hour boat ride to the Statue of Liberty... so is it really worth it?

The Mark Hotel's Spring Sailing experience gives passengers a taste of how the other half live aboard a dreamy 70ft antique sail boat.'s Sadie Whitelocks investigates.

The oldest surviving photos of the world’s gold rushes

Incredible images from 19th century gold rushes in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand South Africa when it seemed the whole world was afflicted with gold fever.

I'm a travel writer and here are six reasons (apart from clubbing) why Ibiza is a dream destination, from mysterious rocks to world-class hotels and beaches

'Ibiza is known for being a party island, but that has never been my experience of it,' writes Samantha Lewis. Here's why it 'never disappoints' away from the nightclubs...

9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

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

Wedding wars! How photographers took over – and vicars fought back

Hiking to the top of the highest local peak in full wedding dress sounded dramatic, adventurous and romantic. A visual representation of feeling on top of the world; a jaunty juxtaposition between gorgeous wedding finery and the wilds of northern England. The resulting photographs were striking and memorable, recalls the photographer behind this scenario, Scott Johnson. The couple were lovely and it was one of his favourite jobs – but he wonders...

21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

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

The best cities in the world to explore on foot

Walking the streets of a new city can be therapeutic. As well as recharging your batteries, it's a great way to get in touch with different people and cultures. Some of the biggest attractions in a city are very spread out from one other, and you have to resort to taking taxis or figuring out the metro system to get around. On the other hand, there are cities which, despite their size, have lots of attractions located close together, so you can travel by foot and make the most of the day. Take a look at the following gallery to find out which cities are best to explore on foot!

Another five more tourists die or vanish on Greek islands

The body of a missing American man was found on the island of Mathraki, near Corfu, on Sunday. It came the day after a Dutch man was found dead in a ravine on the eastern island of Samos.

These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.

Atmospheric opening promised for Edinburgh International Festival

It will see large video projections, immersive installations and music in the grounds after dark.

Famous castaways throughout history

Indeed, there have been numerous cases of castaways throughout history. Some people managed to survive shipwrecks and other events that left them stranded in remote places. And then they had to master life in their new homes! While many didn't live to tell the story, some luckily did. In this gallery, we bring you the stories of some of the world's most famous castaways. Click on and get to know their fascinating experiences.

Love Island star had life threatening allergic reaction on flight

Jack Fowler has revealed he was rushed to hospital following a terrifying allergic reaction on a recent flight to Dubai.

Expedia offered me $650K job but changed their mind because I'm white

Michael Kascsak, 49, a married dad-of-one from Austin, Texas, says Expedia gave him the runaround for months before making him America's latest victim of reverse racism.