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Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


I moved our family from California to Costa Rica for love, and it ended up being the best thing for us — despite the breakup

Ivette Cuevas moved from California to Costa Rica and opened a coffee shop with her son. They both say it's better for them than life in the US.


Drones and parking suspended for the King's visit

St Peter Port Seafront will also be closed to traffic from Sunday until the end of Tuesday.


Tim Dowling: we’re off to sunny Spain, but I’ve got the airport blues

Our old people’s travel cards do not open the barriers at Gatwick airport train station. My wife flashes me an I-told-you-so look, because she told me so, shortly after we left the house. Things have not started well, and we’re still a long way from Spain. “Zones one through six only,” the guard says, in a weary, patronising sing-song. This, I realise, is what being old is like: they give you free stuff, and then snatch it away so they can treat...


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


We dare to dream: England face one last obstacle on one hell of a journey

We dare to dream: England face one last obstacle on one hell of a journey - Sunday’s date with destiny could mark the end of one chapter and the start of another


It's Official: We Found the 40 Prettiest Flowers in the World

How many of these breathtaking beauties do you recognize? As is often the case with beautiful things, we've given flowers meaning—so much so that even looking at one can make you feel more alive. A plain red rose has become a romantic expression of love and sunny daffodils represent the rebirth of the planet every spring. Of course, because they're plants, we also use them in more practical ways: Silky flower petals have been crushed and distilled into essential oils and perfumes for centuries, and we've figured out how to eat some of them and make tea with select leaves, stalks, and blooms. But to put it simply, the joy of admiring a gorgeous, colorful flower is unmatched. (Though we should note that some are best admired from afar because of toxicity.) Not to mention, no two flowers are exactly the same. Some rise out of the water to bloom while others sprout vines that go where they want…permanently decorating the side of your house. Even low bushes can produce incredible blossoms, like giant peonies, and if you've ever sat under a cherry blossom tree with a cool breeze blowing tiny petals around you, you know how magnificent flowering trees can be. A person who loves flowers is called an "anthophile," and if this describes you, you'll probably recognize most—if not all—of the flowers below. Rare or common, bright or soft, simple or complex, these beautiful flowers from around the world are certainly sights to behold.


Tips to have a relaxing spa day at home

If you have ever been to a spa, you'll know that they are a great way to relax, unwind, and forget about the stresses of everyday life. Unfortunately, spas can be a bit pricey to say the least, and not all of us have the luxury of time or money to visit the spa on a regular basis. Luckily, there are things you can do to recreate the spa experience for yourself. Check out this gallery for some tips on how to have a relaxing spa day at home.


Plane makes emergency landing at Sydney Airport after fuel leak

A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport after a mayday report was made about a fuel leak mid-flight.


Tiny plot of land with NOTHING on it is listed for $1.7 million

Looking more like a grass alleyway than a sought-after development dream, the 7,405sqft strip is attracting frantic interest for more than just its picturesque mountain views.


American cities where residents have the best skin revealed

Researchers ranked cities based on eight factors, including air pollution, UV levels and working hours - which can indicate stress.


These Shade Sails Turn Your Sun-Drenched Yard Into a Cool Paradise

Block the sun, day after day—no umbrella stand required.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


Inside Magic Johnson's lavish summer getaway as NBA legend travels around Europe with wife Cookie and Samuel L. Jackson

Magic Johnson and Samuel L Jackson have been spotted on a big European vacation on board a superyacht. Johnson has been known to take trips around the Mediterranean in the past.


The Rudest Things You Can Do On A Group Trip

Etiquette experts share the faux pas to avoid while traveling with old and new friends.


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


Anti-tourism protestors take to the streets of Alicante in Spain

Hundreds of protestors take to the streets of Alicante in Spain as protests across the country against tourism rises. Spain 's tourism minister has finally condemned the mob who soaked holidaymakers with water pistols, in the country last week.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


Fancy a regal retreat? Here's 9 royal estates you can actually holiday in

From rustic stone cottages on the Balmoral estate to a range of Cornish holiday homes, these are the best royal properties you can rent


Surreal sea creatures: the weird wonders of the ocean down under

Australia is known to have some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world, particularly when it comes to creatures of the deep. There's a reason it's one of the most popular destinations for diving enthusiasts! The Great Barrier Reef alone is home to more than 1,500 species of fish and Australia as a whole has more than 4,000. Many of them aren't found anywhere else in the world, and some of them look like they're not from planet Earth... Click on to see some of Australia's weirdest, creepiest, and most colorful sea creatures in this gallery.


Disastrous building projects that cost billions

Huge projects that carried a hefty price tag that didn’t end up being worth it. From disused Olympic facilities to a half-completed hotel and a desolate palace, read on to see the billion-dollar builds that became very expensive white elephants...


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.


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.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


The Best Winery In Every State

Calling all wine connoisseurs!


These 10 Mountain Towns Are as Affordable as They Are Beautiful

Buy a house with the view you've always dreamed of.


Dark tourism: following a gruesome travel itinerary

Are you a "dark tourist," someone who deliberately seeks out places blighted by death, destruction, and tragedy? While traveling the world visiting cemeteries, war memorials, natural disaster sites, and former prisons can, perhaps, satisfy a morbid curiosity, it's also about paying respects to the dead, and remembering what happened and why. Browse the gallery for a gruesome travel itinerary.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


Britain's loneliest sheep, is now HALF the size she ewe-sed to be!

After spending two years marooned on a remote Highland beach, she was in need of a bit of pampering.


13 abandoned mansions too stunning to be empty

Unravel the mysteries behind these beautiful abandoned mansions left to languish across the US, Europe and the UK, from Rockwell House to Château Burrus


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

A subgenre with surprising versatility.


The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

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


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


German tourists have a cunning NEW trick to secure best holiday spots

German holidaymakers are beating their British counterparts to the punch by reserving parasols on the beaches of Mallorca, sidestepping deckchair bans.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


Boeing begins 777-9 certification flight trials with US FAA

(Reuters) -Boeing has started certification flight testing of its long-delayed 777-9 with U.S. aviation regulators onboard, the U.S. planemaker said in an emailed statement. The company said it conducted its first flight on Friday night after receiving Type Inspection Authorization (TIA). The development is a boost for Boeing, which has been grappling with production and legal issues since a Jan


Fairhope, Alabama, Makes The Most Charming Mother-Daughter Getaway

Sometimes you visit a destination, and it immediately makes you think of someone you love. That’s the feeling I got the first time I visited Fairhope, Alabama. I hadn’t been in the tiny coastal town for more than five minutes before I began plotting a return trip with my mom. I got the opportunity to turn my daydreaming into reality a couple years ...


21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

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


The most famous sculptures of all time

Sculptures have been a vital part of human history for thousands of years. From ancient civilizations to modern times, they have been used to depict gods, heroes, everyday people, and even objects. From Michelangelo’s David to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, these iconic sculptures are defining works of both their eras and their creators. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply curious about the world of sculpture, check out this gallery for the most famous sculptures of all time. But keep in mind that photographs alone rarely do sculpture justice, so aim to see these examples in person to appreciate their full aesthetic impact.


Incredible natural wonders that sadly no longer exist

From coastal beauty spots and volcanic phenomena to sacred trees and lakes, discover the natural sights we'll never get to see in person due to climate change, erosion and vandalism.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Australia explorer laid to rest in village

Matthew Flinders, the man credited with naming Australia, has been reburied in Lincolnshire.


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!)


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.