The Most Beautiful Small Towns In Every State

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

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

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.

Would you dare stand at the Gates of Hell?

Adventure tourists are holding their breath, eager to know whether Turkmenistan's new president will carry out his predecessor's threat of extinguishing the country's biggest tourist attraction, the Darvaza gas crater, better known by its devilish moniker, the "Gates of Hell." Burning since the early 1970s, this flaming cauldron of leaking methane is one of the world's weirdest man-made phenomena. Glowing like an inferno and belching sulfur, the crater's connotation with the devil is eerily tangible. But is Satan's sinkhole about to be exorcised from the map? Click through and find out if you have the nerve to stand at the Gates of Hell.

Find the ideal American city for you, based on your personality

With 50 states and thousands of municipalities, the United States offers a diverse range of options for people of all preferences. Individuals who share similar interests and preferences often gravitate towards locations that provide their desired lifestyle, such as abundant sunshine or a wide selection of wines. Curious? Visit the gallery to discover the ideal destinations that best suit your personality and preferences.

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.

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.

Could the mystery of flight MH370 finally be solved by new signal?

Underwater microphones, also known as hydrophones, have reportedly picked up a signal around the same time as MH370 is believed to have crashed on March 8, 2014.

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

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

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!

Read up on the world's strangest libraries

No matter what happens, books will never go out of style. To prove that, there are hundreds of incredible libraries that need to be explored. There are libraries in the craziest places, from converted tanks to traveling camels in Kenya. Click on to explore the weird and wonderful ways that people get their books.

The world's cutest animal photos will brighten your day

Incredibly cute photos from across the animal kingdom.

The Pentagon and how it has survived history

On September 11, 2001, an airliner was flown into the side of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia during the wider 9/11 terrorist attack that also brought down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Ironically, the attack on the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense took place 60 years to the day construction began on the iconic building. Indeed, the story behind the Pentagon is a fascinating one, and it even plays an important role in Hollywood movie making. Click through and find out more about the largest office complex in the world.

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.

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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.

Is seaweed the solution to net zero aviation emissions?

It's common knowledge by now that airplanes are bad for the environment. They pump greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere at a rather alarming rate. Unfortunately for the planet, flying is an extremely popular and convenient method of transport, and it's highly unlikely that we'll stop using it any time soon. The race is therefore on to develop a way to power planes that would reduce aviation emissions to net zero. Check out this gallery to find out about the potential for kelp to be used as a biofuel.

9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

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

The 5 states with the worst, best traveler's airplane etiquette

Poor airplane etiquette can ruin your flight. Here are the U.S. states guilty of the worst and best travel habits, according to a new survey.

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.

The world's most dazzling archaeological discoveries made recently

From Iron Age hoards and rare biblical inscriptions to lost desert cities and even the skeletons of huge sea dragons, here are some Incredible ancient discoveries from around the world unearthed in recent 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

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.

How to get the most out of your island holiday

Embarking on an island holiday is often a promise of sun-soaked relaxation, thrilling adventures, and cultural immersion. At least that's what we'd like to guarantee for you! From strategic planning to hands-on activities like volleyball matches on pristine beaches and exhilarating excursions such as swimming with dolphins or renting a catamaran, we've curated a roadmap for a fulfilling and memorable island experience. Ready? Let's unlock the secrets to a harmonious blend of leisure and adventure, making every moment count in your island paradise.

Why Iceland is a top travel destination

Iceland is the land of fire and ice, a geothermal wilderness of glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls. Exploring this rugged environment is to leave behind civilization and discover an untamed landscape seemingly shaped by the gods themselves. Browse the gallery and enter a world of extremes.

Holidaymakers asked to leave as protestors take to beach in Majorca

More than 200 activists descended on the popular Caló des Moro beach in Majorca heckling holidaymakers who dared to sunbathe or dip in the cool waters. Protesters held banners in the sea and on the beach to ward off tourists

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.

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!

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.

Revealed: Precautions allergy sufferers should take when flying (and why morning flights are SAFER)

Flying with a food allergy can be daunting and the results of a mistake dire - as Love Island star Jack Fowler discovered after suffering from a reaction on a recent flight to Dubai.

Fascinating facts about the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is the largest salt lake in the world and in fact isn't a sea at all! Located between Israel and Jordan, it has many sites which can provide various benefits for our health. Discover all there is to know about this iconic place!

Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!

Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.

The Hotel Chelsea and its notorious celebrity residents

The Hotel Chelsea—also called the Chelsea Hotel, or simply the Chelsea—once served as a 400-room bohemian enclave for literary luminaries, visionary artists, soul-searching singers, and starry-eyed wannabes. Indeed, in its heyday, the legendary New York City landmark property became a hostelry for a host of creative long-term residents, many of them the celebrities of their day. But notoriety also lodged here, occasions when reputations alone ended up overstaying their welcome. Click through this gallery to check in and check out the registry of some of the Chelsea's most famous—and infamous—guests.

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.

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...

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...

Ranked: The BEST hand-held foods around the world

We ranked the world's greatest hand-held foods, from international favourites to underrated national treasures. Which ones have you tried?

What really happened to the world's famous ruins STILL standing?

It's no surprise that the world is full of fascinating historic monument and ruins. But if they're still standing now then that raises the question: what has happened to them in the years since?

Why people keep disappearing from these American national parks

Over 1,000 people have vanished from American national parks in the past 100-odd years, often leaving no trace behind. Check out this gallery to learn more about the freakish cases and the shocking reason behind them.

The most significant schools of philosophy

Did you know that how we think and act is largely down to a number of famous schools of thought founded by some of the most celebrated philosophers in world history? Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. It's an ancient discipline that serves as a guiding principle of behavior. The greatest philosophical traditions originated in ancient Greece, but since that time many other forms of philosophy have developed. So, what are the most significant systems of learning and wisdom? Click through and wise up on the evolution of philosophy.

Man shares hack to getting clean bathroom during road trip

A US-based content creator, named Ash, posted a video detailing her husband, Ronnie's sneaky tactic to getting a cup of joe and accessing sanitary restrooms while on the road.

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.

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.

Portals to another dimension? The Earth's chakra points and vortexes

Volcanic activity, fault lines, magnetic anomalies—the world's sacred sites tend to follow a locational pattern. And spending time in these places leads many people to claim heightened spiritual experience. Sound far-fetched? Some believe the Earth itself has areas where energy is concentrated, offering visitors a way to connect to something mystical and profound. Just like the body is said to have centers where energy peaks, the same is said about our planet. Many religious and ancient sites are stationed along these alleged lines, or at their intersection. Curious? Click on this gallery to see where you can go to experience this energy.

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.

Would you step foot on the Devil's bridge?

Located in the northern region of Portugal, on the border separating Montalegre and Vieira do Minho, stands an ancient bridge rumored to have been constructed by the Devil. Spanning the picturesque Rabagão River in the midst of the verdant Gerês mountain range, the Misarela Bridge is a mystical destination that should not be overlooked. Dive into the captivating tale behind the origins of this mysterious structure and discover the supernatural scares experienced by its visitors to this day.

British teenager missing in Tenerife

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

13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.