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Thailand says cyanide killed 6 foreigners in hotel, including perpetrator

By Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) -Cyanide poisoning caused the deaths of six foreigners whose bodies were found in a room in a plush Bangkok hotel, Thai authorities said on Wednesday, with the suspected killer among the dead. Traces of the rapid-acting, deadly chemical were found during autopsies of the bodies and on drinking glasses and a teapot in the room at the


No licence exists for selling hotel rooms on travel websites, says association

The Malaysia Budget and Business Hotel Association describes the compound notice issued to a hotel by the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council as over-regulation, adding that it hampers the competitiveness of licensed hotels.


Surreal rock formations around the world

Rock formations, sculpted by the relentless forces of nature, stand as some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on our planet. From the towering sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum to the whimsical Queen's Head, each formation tells a unique story of geological processes spanning millions of years. These natural sculptures, shaped by elements like wind, water, and volcanic activity, create landscapes so surreal they often defy belief. For a journey into the heart of our planet's most stunning natural art, click through this gallery.


Family of nine are stranded after cruise ship left them behind

The Gaults, a family of nine, including six young children, were left stranded in a remote Alaskan city when their cruise ship left them behind late last week.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


Engaged couples are taking ‘earlymoon’ trips to escape wedding planning woes

Engaged couples are taking ‘earlymoon’ trips to escape wedding planning woes - More engaged couples are taking ‘earlymoons’ before the big day, representing a shift in how people approach wedding planning


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.


Plea for Virgin to retake north Wales train services

New figures show that over one in five direct trains from north Wales to London have been cancelled.


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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


These historic buildings were demolished... But why?

Over time, our architectural aspirations as a society have evolved in impressively futuristic ways. However, it is important to realize that these new buildings were built on the foundations of their predecessors. Unfortunately, this means many of our old architectural marvels have not withstood the test of time. Many beautiful old buildings such as libraries, churches, theaters, and museums have either been destroyed by wars or torn down to make way for parking lots and highways. Click through this gallery and take a closer look at these remnants of architectural history to better understand our past.


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

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


Visiting South Korea, the Land of Morning Calm


The unthinkable (and dangerous) animal that a man tried to smuggle into China


I love using my Chase United Explorer card with a low annual fee. I get tons of travel perks, plus credits for DoorDash and more.

My Chase United Explorer card's $95 annual fee comes with perks like priority boarding, free checked bags, and day passes to the United Club lounge.


Trouble in paradise? Jude Bellingham’s rocky relationship with England teammates


Netherlands commemorates 10th anniversary of downing of MH17 airline

By Bart H. Meijer and Charlotte Van Campenhout AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -The Netherlands commemorated on Wednesday the 298 victims of flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine 10 years ago with a ceremony attended by the bereaved and representatives from Malaysia, Australia, Britain, Belgium and Ukraine. Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over eastern


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


The wonderful wetlands of the United States


The most haunted places in every state


Fly from London to Sydney in 4 hours with this amazing airplane


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


China strives to lure foreign tourists, but it's a hard sell for some

By Sophie Yu and Casey Hall BEIJING (Reuters) - Guilherme Carvalho made his first visit to China this month, and the Italian said one of the main factors behind the trip was the post-pandemic policy to scrap entry permits for some tourists. Previously, all foreign visitors had to go through the onerous process of applying for a Chinese visa. Now, visitors from more than a dozen countries can


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

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


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


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!)


5 Disney World Activities for Grown-Ups, From Cake Decorating to Sangria University

From a tequila tasting to a safari with snacks, foodies can experience it all at Disney World.


Whitney Houston Legacy Foundation to Hold 3rd Annual Gala to Celebrate Late Icon's Historical Visit to South Africa

The annual gala will celebrate Houston's birthday and the 30th anniversary of her three post-apartheid performances in South Africa following Nelson Mandela's historic 1994 election


The Mirage closes in Las Vegas to make way for Hard Rock Guitar Hotel

Resorts are leaning into luxury touch points, access to high-end dining, boast-worthy entertainment and high-priced sports packages.


A cliff diver hilariously (and impressively) reenacted Olympic sports as if they were on a diving board

The 2024 Paris Olympics haven't started yet, but people on the internet are already having fun ahead of the Games. But especially Canadian diver Molly Carlson. The 25-year-old from Montreal is not competing at this year's Summer Olymp


Want to Keep Deer From Eating Your Garden? Here's What to Plant

If Bambi likes to visit your garden, this list is for you.


Heading to Milan? These Are the 21 Travel Essentials to Pack

Don’t leave the house without these jet-setter must-haves.


Utah Zoo releases adorable video updates on black-footed cat Gaia

Utah's Hogle Zoo has released new footage of one of its deadliest residents - a cute, seemingly cuddly cat native to parts of Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa.


The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


When you should — and shouldn't — book an all-inclusive vacation, according to an expert

When planning a vacation, you may think it's better to go on an all-inclusive trip, but it's not always to your advantage or cheaper.


Spirit passengers are getting fed up with the ultra-low-cost airline's extra fees

Spirit lowered its revenue estimate, blaming declining non-ticket revenue. United's CEO previously slammed the ultra-low-cost airline business model.


Quaint 'secret' California town that's undiscovered by tourists

A small California city with a population of 3,800 people is known for its friendly locals and draws in hikers from the Pacific Crest Trail.


With sewage gushing into sea, US and Mexican border towns plead for help

By Daniel Trotta IMPERIAL BEACH, California/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Each day, millions of gallons of sewage cascade through a canyon and into the Pacific Ocean just south of the U.S.-Mexican border. As any surfer in San Diego knows, summer swells that come from the south will push the toxic brew north. Meanwhile, millions more gallons of treated and untreated sewage trickle down the Tijuana


Project aims to protect island's cultural identity

Jersey Heritage calls for ideas on what traditions should be preserved for future generations.


Secrets that airports don’t want you to know

You can't deny it: with their long lines and big crowds, airports are stressful. And usually we rush through them so quickly to catch our flights that we don't even get our bearings. It can get so busy that we often don't notice certain things about the airport. Well, from ridiculously high exchange rates to unadvertised free water, check out this gallery for some secrets that airports don't want you to know!


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


£21m revamp of docklands landmark shelved

Wirral Council says it can no longer afford to back the Hydraulic Tower project.


Style or Function? Experts Pick the Best Luggage Brands for 2024

We travel a lot, so we wondered recently if we were getting all we could out of our usual road-trip luggage. To find out, we turned to the style and product experts at Esquire and Good Housekeeping for advice on the best luggage brands.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


Which countries do the most people want to relocate to?

Ever dreamt of packing your bags and leaving it all behind? You're not alone! Many people consider starting a brand new life in another country, and some countries are consistently more popular than others. The company 1st Move International, which offers services to people seeking to relocate, has analyzed Google search data to gather information about the places people would like to move to the most. Intrigued? Click on the gallery to discover the countries that are the most searched for by those seeking a fresh start abroad!


Act Fast! These Yeti Tumbler Prime Day Deals Won't Last

The timing for summer outdoor adventures couldn’t be better.


America's ritziest towns are trying to ban enormous McMansion homes

Residents and officials in rich American towns are banding together to outlaw mega mansions they say are a blight on the landscape. Others say these efforts punish wealth and success.