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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.


Walking the ‘outdoor capital of Scotland’: 25 years of the Cateran Trail

The carved face of a cateran stares out of the waymarker before me. Deriving from the Gaelic word ceatharnach, meaning a lightly armed warrior, “cateran” later came to denote the cattle raiders particularly active here in Strathardle, Glenshee and Glen Isla up to the 18th century. The signpost directs me through plantation forest to an undulating moor, darkened by heather and lightened by grassland. The bushy auburn of a fleet-footed fox stands...


Haiti airport reopens after weeks of gang violence

A single commercial flight left the capital Port-au-Prince on Monday and later landed in Florida.


The Best Places to Launch Your Kayak This Summer

Discover 15 of the best kayaking destinations in the U.S. From open sea water to urban settings, and crystal-clear waters to swampy oases, find out what makes these hidden gems the best places to launch your kayak this summer.


10 Countries To Live Outside the US That Are So Cheap You Could Quit Your Job

With the cost of living in the United States soaring, most people now are setting their sights on an international destination that won't break the bank. Some locales are so affordable that with...


One passenger is killed as turbulence hits UK flight

The Boeing 777 plane operated by Singapore Airlines left the UK on Monday evening at 22:17 local time, and made an emergency landing in Bangkok at around 4pm local time.


What do these country names really mean?

Naming a country is pretty important, wouldn't you say? That said, a lot of people probably don't even know what their country's name means. Unless you're from the United States of America, most countries have names which are quite puzzling, making us go way back through history to find its true translation. Take Argentina, which translates to mean "silvery," named after the light reflecting on the Rio de la Plata. Then there's France, which translates to mean "fierce" or "brave," adding a level of depth to French identity. Click on to make some huge discoveries about country names around the world, and find out the true meaning of your nation's name.


20 fairytale castles waiting for you to stay

From historic strongholds to majestic modern structures, here's our pick of some of the most amazing castles you can actually stay in.


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 Most Beautiful Small Towns In Every State

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


So you finally got TSA pre-check. Here's how to avoid being the most annoying person in line and get through fastest.

TSA PreCheck is meant to speed up airport security. But if you don't know the etiquette, you may hold up the line and your summer travel.


Here Are 5 Things You Should Only Pay For in Cash

Banks issue rewards credit cards for all kinds of spending categories, from flights, hotels, rental cars and entertainment to groceries, dining, warehouse clubs and e-commerce. With all of the various...


The Most Durable Luggage To See You Through Your Summer Vacation

The Most Durable Luggage To See You Through Your Summer Vacation


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

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


A passenger died, and 30 more were injured, after severe turbulence on a flight from London to Singapore

Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore had to divert to Thailand after encountering severe turbulence.


New Caledonia tourists 'ecstatic' as rescue planes arrive

Tourists trapped by rioting, looting and separatist roadblocks in crisis-wracked New Caledonia expressed joy that they may soon be rescued after the first military evacuation flights landed on Tuesday. Winchester received word around lunchtime Tuesday that Australia was finally sending two military evacuation planes.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Emergency guide: Essential tips for surviving an airplane crash

When flying, we nearly always neglect the safety instructions imparted to us by flight attendants before take off. But there are some guidelines you can follow that could help save your life in the event of a plane crash or an emergency landing. Take a look at how to increase your odds of surviving an air disaster.


Japan town erects giant net to block Mount Fuji view amid tourist overcrowding

The spot became viral among tourists, but for locals, the mass of visitors and their refusal to obey rules on littering and parking had become a nuisance and traffic hazard.


Fairy-tale destinations found only in the USA

From storybook cottages to dreamy ice castles, there are countless picturesque places in the USA to feed your wanderlust fantasies. Check out the following photo gallery to see all of the unbelievable places you need to add to your bucket list ASAP.


14 Cities in California To Buy Where Home Prices Are Dropping Significantly

California's unique and wide range of beauty -- from mountains great for skiing, to lakes, hiking trails and bustling cities -- have long attracted people to live amidst its famed golden hills....


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


Ryanair passenger rips wheels off suitcase to avoid 'rip-off' charges

The Spaniard was told he would have to pay an extra €70 to take the battered case on board - more than the cost of his flight and more than double the price he paid for the travel bag a decade ago


Passengers on Singapore Airlines jet from UK describes turbulence

After around 11 hours of flying time from take off in London, the aircraft bound for Singapore sharply dropped around 6,000 feet in just five minutes, causing chaos in the cabin.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


The world's most spectacular aquariums

You don't need to live near an ocean to admire some of nature's striking marine wildlife up close and personal. Instead, the many aquariums located around the world offer visitors equally tremendous, incredible, and unforgettable sea life experiences. Click through the gallery for a look at some of the most extraordinary and diverse aquariums on the planet.


Passengers carried out of flight after emergency landing in Bangkok

Video showing passengers being carried out in stretchers from Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 after it made an emergency landing in Bangkok.


Row erupts over 'yeasty' stench in seaside town from local brewery

Residents of Broadstairs in Kent say the smell coming from South East Bottling brewery is so bad that they can no longer sit outside and are forced to keep their windows shut.


Inside America's most beautiful state park almost NO ONE can visit

Every road leading to the park in Sutter Buttes is privately owned, some by families which have been on the land for nearly 200 years.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


The 24 States Where Saving Money Is Hardest

When you think of states where saving money is the hardest, locations like California and New York come to mind. But do they really top the list? States vary due to multiple factors, and the standards...


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


Beppu: the Japanese city built over hell itself!

Here's an unusual trip: a Japanese city that looks like it was built right above hell itself! Here visitors can see hot steam rising out of the soil and waters all over the town. But don't worry, lots of people come to Beppu to relax! Check out the gallery and see one of the most unique destinations in the world!


Thailand celebrates return of looted statues from New York's Met

Two statues smuggled out of Thailand, including a 900-year-old sculpture that spent three decades at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, were welcomed back to the kingdom in an official repatriation ceremony in Bangkok on Tuesday. "We are honoured to get these artefacts back, they shall be located in their motherland permanently," the director-general of Thailand's Fine Arts Department Phnombootra Chandrachoti said at the repatriation...


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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


15 Countries Worth Visiting for an Epic Drive

Whether it's the awesome roads, incredible terrain, or lax driving laws, plan your next road trip with this guide to our international favorite driving spots.


The start of the summer sunbed wars? Benidorm tourists stack up five

Last season's sunbed wars are threatening to make a comeback as hotels in hotspots including Spain's Costa Blanca fill up with tourists looking for a sunny getaway.


Brit killed on turbulent-hit Singapore Airlines flight - live updates

Latest updates as A Singapore Airlines passenger is killed and multiple others are injured after extreme turbulence hit a flight which left London.


Yes, You Can Book a Stay at These Celeb-Approved Hotels

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


Paris syndrome: what it is, and how to avoid it

The capital of France is the dream destination of many people. Home to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the world's most visited museum, the Louvre, the City of Light is filled with history and culture. But despite all its delights, some tourists find themselves unable to enjoy a trip to Paris. Disappointed with the lack of Parisian romance and magic, some tourists get extremely shocked when they're met with the reality of the destination. And a small percentage of those who venture into the city experience "Paris syndrome," a psychological condition with symptoms that include nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, and hallucinations. But what exactly is it? And who tends to be affected? Find out by clicking through this gallery.


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.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.


In pictures: Gaza zoo animals evacuated amid war


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


Fascinating message in a bottle discoveries

There is something magical about a message in a bottle. It can float for years before someone, somewhere, finds it. Throughout the years, there have been fascinating discoveries and many incredible stories that have started with a simple bottle that washed ashore. Browse this gallery and get to know some of the best ones.


Natural wonders that were created by accident

These tourist attractions are wonders that were created by mere chance, whether by the action of man or by unusual natural phenomena. They are true gems that amaze tourists from all over the world. Discover the incredible wonders that were created by accident.


The best destinations in America for book lovers

Books can transport you to new places and show you new things. But no matter how much you love to read, sometimes there’s just no substitute for a real vacation. If you’re truly obsessed with books, then make your next destination a literary one. These cities have incredible literary scenes, wonderful bookstores, beautiful libraries, and popular literature festivals. Why not pay them a visit?


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.