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I'm a mom of 2 on an island in Alaska. Here's how I keep my kids entertained during the dark days of winter.

With the sun setting at 2 p.m., the author shares all the things she does to keep her two young children entertained on short, cold days.


Peru's ceramic Mochica man attacked by vandals

The 10ft fertility symbol, located near to the Peruvian town of Trujillo, was proving a hit with tourists before it was severely damaged by vandals


Disney World revealed in a video that its famous, giant gingerbread houses are fed to Florida bees every year

Each holiday season, Disney World displays giant, handmade gingerbread houses at two of its most luxurious hotels.


US airlines are combating the pilot shortage by raising pay, lowering requirements, and hiring from Australia

Delta Air Lines is no longer requiring college degrees for its pilots while a regional airline is offering bonuses of up to $40,000.


Discover West Africa's most spectacular city

Perched at Africa’s westernmost point, cosmopolitan Dakar is a friendly, frenetic, and unforgettable introduction to West Africa, with some of the region’s best food and most hard-hitting history


Share your favourite running route in the UK and Europe – you could win a holiday voucher

The best things about running or jogging are that it costs very little (for basic kit), doesn’t eat into the day, lifts your mood, and can take you to parts other sports cannot reach. No surprise, then, that an estimated 7 million people across the country (almost one in 10 of us) have taken up running since Covid started. So we’d like to know where your favourite runs take you in the UK (and Europe now that things are opening up a little) –...


Woman describes 'cruise from hell' after operator cancels sailings for 'COVID-19 related circumstances' and holds passengers at sea for days

Aimee Focaraccio relayed to USA Today the "extremely unsettling" feeling that set in after being told she would be stuck at sea for days.


Shauna Coxsey's top 7 bouldering spots in the UK

Newly released film 'The Wall' follows professional climber Shauna Coxsey's journey to the Tokyo Olympics. But since retiring from the sport, the athlete has ventured into a new world of outdoor bouldering


10 Adventures You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Have in the Middle East


Ultra-low-cost airlines are flocking to Boeing's 737 Max, inking millions in orders as talk of safety concerns vanish

Boeing has seen particular success in selling a high-density variant of the Max that can seat 200 instead of its normal capacity of 178.


10 major airlines have signed a letter warning of massive flight disruptions and supply-chain chaos as AT&T and Verizon plan to roll out 5G services

The carrier said the 5G services could disrupt multiple systems in widebody aircraft. The nations's commerce "will grind to a halt," they added.


Abandoned neighborhoods around the world that time forgot

It’s hard to imagine that a busy street could one day stand empty, but these photos show it’s all too possible. From derelict streets of the UK to the ghost towns of the Wild West and the wastelands of Chernobyl, these once-bustling neighborhoods stand abandoned to the ravages of time.


America's nuclear waste site and other abandoned underground megaprojects

From nuclear bunkers to top-secret military bases, these megaprojects lie buried deep underground in numerous locations around the world.


A TikToker who tested positive for COVID-19 on a cruise reveals what it was like to isolate on the ship

From cold meals to being escorted by a hazmat-clad crew, TikToker Travis Shields details his experience isolating for three days onboard.


No man's lands: places your're forbidden to enter

We take a look at taboo territories across the globe.


Your essential travel guide to East Iceland

Spend a few days exploring the remote fjords, mountains and volcanic interior of Iceland’s spectacular Austurland region – William Gray gives his tips on hikes, tours and hidden gems


America's National Historic Landmarks with amazing stories

A tour of America through its stunning historic landmarks.


Novak Djokovic was given just 20 minutes at 4 in the morning to find evidence for his vaccine exemption

The Serbian had his visa revoked in the early hours of Thursday morning by the Australian Border Force, but it has since been reinstated.


Disney World fans are waiting over 6 hours in line to buy a $25 popcorn bucket, with some begging those in front to buy them one for $100

The limited-edition popcorn bucket, shaped like the character Figment, was created for Epcot's 2022 International Festival of the Arts.


The US government just allowed an Icelandic airline to offer flights between the US and Cuba. But buying tickets comes with restrictions.

Three US airlines objected to Icelandair operating flights between the US and Cuba but the US government nonetheless authorized the flights.


UK tourism industry in peril as overseas visitors stay away

Last year’s boom in British summer holidays was not enough to save thousands of tourism businesses, despite increased domestic bookings to popular places such as Cornwall and the Yorkshire Dales. A survey by the Tourism Alliance of 1,927 tour operators, hotels, attractions, language schools and other travel and hospitality businesses serving foreign tourists found that 11% believe they are “very likely to fail” in 2022, and a total of 41% think...


Foraged feasts and BFG footprints: my car-free break in the Chilterns

Sunlight slants through the woodsmoke. Inside a big, fairy-lit tipi, tables are decked with candles and fresh maple branches. I’m just starting a five-day car-free break in the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with easy access by train, Metropolitan Line tube, and two new bus routes that started in August 2021. My favourite car-free walk in the area is a circuit from Tring station up the Ridgeway to Ivinghoe Beacon and...


Ricardo Bofill: the outsider architect who gave 60s Spain a sci-fi makeover

A dazzling pink castle perches atop the coastal cliffs of Calpe, near Alicante in southern Spain, its pastel turrets standing like a coral outcrop above the shore. The high fortified walls hide a vertical maze of staircases and terraces within, painted in shades of baby blue, lilac and red, opening out on to the sparkling waters of hidden rooftop pools. This candy-coloured citadel of holiday apartments is the work of Ricardo Bofill, the maverick...


Stunning historic places captured in award-winning photos

These shortlisted images from the 2020 Historic Photographer of the Year awards feature everything from spooky shipwrecks and abandoned buildings to awe-inspiring places of worship and modern architecture showcased in a different light. See what inspiring photos judges picked as winners this year.


Disney World Recycles Their Massive Gingerbread Displays By… Feeding Them to Wild Bees

Watch the incredible process unfold.


Royal Caribbean is quarantining crew members who test positive for COVID-19 on 2 of its cruise ships

The CDC is now monitoring the two ships, the Vision of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas. The quarantined crew members are all fully vaccinated.


Only one US airline ranked in the top 5 for having the youngest fleet of aircraft in North America, with Canada and Mexico dominating — here's the full list

Canadian and Mexican ultra-low-cost airlines ranked higher than most US airlines. But one US airline did make the top spot.


A guide to Colombia’s six charming regions… and what to expect from them

With landscapes as diverse as the travel experiences found within them, Colombia offers all kinds of adventures for all kinds of travellers. Find the perfect part of Colombia for you with our full guide…


A local’s guide to Bologna: from belt-busting pasta to craft cocktails

Kevin Raub is an American travel journalist based in Bologna. He is co-author of more than 100 Lonely Planet guidebooks. Food Bologna is the capital of arguably Italy’s most important food region, Emilia-Romagna, a storied territory whose kitchens have given birth to a long list of specialities famous the world over. Lasagne, ragù, tortellini, mortadella, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar all hail from here. At Pasta Fresca Naldi, a tiny...


I lead scuba dives at a luxury island resort, where a private charter costs $19,000 a day. Here's what my job is like.

Ibrahim Nazeer says some guests have extremely particular requests, like one who would only dive in crystal clear water with 30-meter visibility.


26 travel 'facts' you shouldn't believe

We're lucky to live in a world where access to endless information is just a click away but sometimes the facts we learn turn out to be nothing more than fiction. From misconceptions about countries to mind-bending geography and some heated debates, we take a look at 25 travel 'facts' that are far from the truth.


A peculiar beauty: strolling on a new trail around Kent’s Hoo peninsula

At the water’s edge stands a second world war pillbox, a magnet for hundreds of roosting birds. A flock takes to the wing and, through my binoculars, I make out curlew and brent geese; in the distance a pink container ship slinks slowly along the horizon. There’s no one around, the clarity of the cold morning light on the Thames adding to the sense of remoteness. I’m on the Isle of Grain, at the tip of the Hoo peninsula in north Kent, being...


Elon Musk says social media accounts that track his travel movements are becoming a 'security issue'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to a Twitter post Monday discussing the risk posed to him and his family in publishing details about his travel plans.


Do you know the hottest recorded temperature in your state?

As a heatwave grips the Pacific Coast, we reveal the record high in every state, from the (relatively) coolest to the hottest ever day in the USA.


‘Her lust for adventure was honey for me’: readers’ favourite travel books

Winning tip: Spain and Portugal before tourism Fabled Shore is Rose Macaulay’s account of her journey in 1949, alone and by car, round the coast of Iberia from Catalonia to the Algarve. She found dire poverty and the Spain she describes, still reeling from civil war, is unrecognisable to us now. Today’s tourist hotspots were then empty, pristine beaches with ramshackle houses, sometimes only with a barn to sleep in, and curious children who...


See Bald Eagles at Missouri's Dogwood Canyon

Plan a trip to the Ozarks to see migrating eagles in January.


Disney is hiring people to up its theme parks' TikTok game

Disney Parks' TikTok account is the biggest out of all its main social media accounts with 4.1 million followers.


January tornadoes in Florida and other shocking out-of-season weather events

Mother Nature is unpredictable and our changing climate means we're now even more likely to see strange patterns in the weather. From frost in summer and random winter heatwaves to huge hail stones and once-in-a-decade storms, we take a look at the world’s most freakish and out of season weather.


Ghost stations: abandoned subways around the world

Hidden deep beneath the city streets, these abandoned, disused and forgotten subway stations are a fascinating window to the past. Some have been transformed into museums or used as movie sets, while others slowly slip into oblivion. Take a look at these incredible abandoned stations and read the captivating stories behind them.


Local money is almost worthless in these countries

From the collapsing Venezuelan bolívar to the ailing Iranian rial, we reveal the world's most worthless money.


The Titanic's forgotten sister ship has an incredible ending

Unless you’ve a spare $250,000 (£184k), visiting the wreck of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic remains a dream for most of us. But there is a way to experience the Titanic's magic first hand, 109 years after her sinking. The SS Nomadic – Titanic’s forgotten tiny sister ship once used to ferry passengers and luggage to the doomed liner – has been restored and is open to visitors at her home in Hamilton Dock at Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland. Designed and built by the same team as the Titanic, the SS Nomadic is the last White Star Line vessel in the world. Read on to chart Nomadic’s fascinating story and take a peek inside Titanic’s smaller sibling.


These are America's loveliest rivers

From fast-paced, winding tributaries to channels that cut through dramatic and deep canyons, America has an abundance of stunning rivers. As well as looking drop-dead gorgeous, these waterways have some intriguing hidden secrets too. Read on to discover some of the prettiest rivers in the USA.


Three major cruise lines just postponed sailings on 18 ships — here are all the cruises that have been canceled amid the Omicron surge

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Celebrity have postponed a total of 18 cruise ships amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.


4 tips for living in a small space, according to cruise-ship workers

Cruise-ship employees have to make the most out of their small living quarters. Here's how they make it work.


I moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Here are the 6 things that surprised me the most.

After growing up on the East Coast, there were a number of things that surprised me about the pace and lifestyle of people on the West Coast.


The most shocking and devastating storms in American history

From catastrophic hurricanes and terrifying twisters to bone-chilling blizzards, the USA has seen more than its fair share of powerful and deadly weather systems. We take a look at storms of record ferocity that have wreaked damage and destruction throughout history. Read on to discover more...


I've worked on cruise ships for 6 years. Here are 10 unique things I always pack.

After working on cruises for six years, here's what I pack for my time on board, from formal dresses and hats to a portable charger and earplugs.


Novak Djokovic is now being investigated over claims he misled authorities about his movements before he flew to Australia

The Serbian had declared he did not or would not travel in the 14 days prior to his trip to Australia, but social media posts show otherwise.


These are the world's most stunning coastlines

Many of Mother Nature’s most impressive landscapes can be found where land meets sea, from remote and rugged archipelagos to glamorous rivieras, clifftop seaside towns and picturesque beaches. While many of us may not be able to get to the coast right now, we can still hanker after a slice of seaside heaven – here's a whistle-stop tour of the most mesmerizing coastlines on the planet.


Puerto Rico's generous tax breaks and stunning beaches are attracting an influx of crypto entrepreneurs: report

Crypto enthusiasts are increasingly moving to Puerto Rico. Under Act 60, residents do not have to pay taxes on capital gains.