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London remains slowest city in Europe for the third year in a row

Drivers in London spent an average of 99 hours sitting in traffic in 2023, according to a report by traffic information supplier Inrix. That was up from 97 hours in 2022 and was more than any other city in Europe.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


Delicious European food: Must-try dishes from across the continent

If you're planning a trip to Europe, we have some mouth-watering news for you: we have made a selection of typical dishes from countries around Europe that you should try! Even if you're not planning on traveling, these dishes will be sure to give you some inspiration for your next meal! Take a look!


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


Inside the spectacular $6M Tennessee mansion built by Disney creative

The mansion, in Brentwood, boasts a range of delightfully campy amenities evocative of the idealistic Disney-verse, from a Old West-themed safe-room to a vintage-style diner.


From face-plants to flying across the lagoon: how I learned to kitesurf in Sicily

There’s no escaping it: kitesurfing is a daunting sport for beginners. Don’t be fooled by the name – it is nothing like flying a kite in a park. On the first day of a week-long kitesurfing course in Sicily, I found myself in the sea attached to an enormous polyester wing that was powerful enough to lift me clear of the water and send me hurtling through the air. Despite my nerves, I could see that the Stagnone Lagoon near Marsala, western...


Embarrassing things we all do on vacation

One of the reasons we so look forward to holidays is because we associate a whole different set of rules for life on vacation as compared to life at home. For most of us, normal standards of hygiene, composure, and integrity go out the window as soon as our passports are scanned at the airport. In addition to the lack of rules we maintain for ourselves, there are so many ways to make mistakes while traveling. There are so many seemingly harmless words and actions that vary in degrees of offensiveness all over the world. Plus, there are all the stresses of traveling in a place with a different language, or traveling by yourself, or (sometimes even worse) traveling with other people. The odds are stacked against you when it comes to keeping your composure while on holiday. What makes it worse is how easy it is to make fun of the tourists you see in your own city, with their Hawaiian-printed shirts, fanny packs, and a combined look of awe and confusion. But, if we’re being honest, we all look as ridiculous and out of place as that when we travel. And in more ways than one. Maybe it was your insistence on wearing nice sandals on a hike, the farmer’s tan (read: burn) you got on the first day, or the incredible amount of beer you drank and the dance battle you got into with a group of locals—no matter what it was, you can at least take solace in the fact that you are certainly not alone. Check out this gallery to see just a few of the numerous embarrassing moments we’ve all had while on vacation (the ones we’ll never admit to when we get back)!


10 Cities Where Bad Drivers Are Costing You Money

Have you ever been nervous on a plane and had someone tell you that you're much more likely to get into a car accident than a plane crash? This is inarguably true, but it doesn't highlight just how...


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.


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.


Tamayo Perry's eerie post about shark-infested waters revealed

A native of Oahu, Hawaii , the skilled surfer's unparalleled charisma landed him roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and Blue Crush before his fatal shark attack last week.


The Ruthless Pirate Queen They Didn’t Tell Us About In History Class

Not content with just being a pirate, Grace O’Malley was a pirate queen, wielding immense power—and reaping brutal revenge against her enemies.


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.


Wave of San Diego beaches shut down after sickening discovery

A slew of beaches have closed down after a disturbing discovery was found in the sea water. Other beaches in the area have been issued advisories for the same problem.


Just Stop Oil activists paid £1,000 for AirBnb 'safe house'

Activists rented accommodation through Airbnb, with one letting in south east London costing them £1,034.93 while they disrupted traffic on the M25 for four days between 7 and 10 November 2022.


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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


Jennifer Lopez spotted flying in ECONOMY amid financial hits from tour

The 54-year-old actress was seen sitting in an economy seat on a KLM flight while traveling from Naples to Paris by herself over the weekend.


Key tips to help you get the most out of your vacation

Traveling is always exciting. Discovering new places, people and cultures is almost always an enlightening and entertaining experience. Even if you travel just to relax in a 5-star hotel on a paradisiacal island, there is always more you can do in order to maximize your experience as a tourist. If you're a passionate adventurer, but you still have some questions, take a look at the following images and enjoy these very helpful tips for your best trip ever.


Singapore is the third most relaxing city to visit and “chill” in Asia

SINGAPORE: Singapore is celebrated for its rich history, beautiful green spaces, and delicious food, making... The post Singapore is the third most relaxing city to visit and “chill” in Asia appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News


America's most dangerous cities

Choosing a place to settle involves considering various factors; safety is paramount for families. But perceptions of crime can sometimes be disconnected from reality. Many crimes go unreported, affecting the accuracy of available data. Employment rates also contribute to a location's crime rate. The FBI's crime classification distinguishes between violent and property crimes, with the latter being more common. In 2019, there were 2,109.9 property crimes per 100,000 people, compared to 379.4 violent crimes. The introduction of the National Incident-Based Reporting System in 1988 has expanded the scope of crime data, offering details like the time, location, and weapons used. It also includes demographic information about victims and offenders. Mass shootings remain a grave concern, with hundreds of casualties over the years. In this gallery, we explore the most dangerous cities in the US in 2023 (so far), focusing on violent crimes. Click on to discover them.


The Top 5 Cheap Places to Live in Europe for Americans

Europe's bargain hotspots are great destinations for retirees.


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!)


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


Jackie 'O' Henderson reveals very relatable travel dilemma as she enjoys holiday in Greece

Jackie 'O' Henderson took to Instagram to share a hilariously relatable travel mishap while enjoying a getaway in Mykonos.


Brit was among guests on superyacht 'that triggered Greek wildfires'

The Brit, with a dozen other foreigners alleged they had been watching a Euro 2024 football game on board the vessel as its crew blasted fireworks over the Greek island of Hydra on Friday.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


I bid $290 for a premium economy seat on a 10-hour Lufthansa flight. I'm glad I didn't win.

Business Insider's author realized she'd rather have a window seat on a long-haul flight than gamble for a cabin upgrade.


Balearic islanders turn on each other in anti-tourism row

Mallorcan tourists have been told to 'go home' by their neighbours in upmarket Minorca after thousands of them visited for a festival at the weekend.


Frightening moment terrified Six Flags visitors jump from rafts

Video, posted by jebbrownsack on TikTok Sunday, shows four rafts filled with guests piled up on the Raging River ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

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


Photos Of North America’s Fiercest Warrior Tribe

The Sioux have a seriously compelling history of fighting fiercely for their rights and their land. Pushed to the brink of extinction multiple times, battling against brutality and injustice—the story of the Sioux isn’t for the faint of heart.


How to Transform Your Outdoor Space Into a Cozy Place to Hang Out

Make it instantly more inviting.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


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.


First Indie Exhibition Conference In Years Rolls Into Chicago, And It's Packed

The Independent Exhibition Conference, or IND/EX, launches today and it's at capacity with 700 attendees from art houses, indie theater chains, indie distributors, indie vendors. This is the first time since Covid hit that the industry is gathering, and it's a critical moment. The theatrical business is very different and extremely tough, especially for art […]


15 Cheap, Beautiful Places To Retire

If you're like most people facing retirement, you're working with a limited budget. Even so, that doesn't mean you have to settle for living out your golden years in a less-than-desirable locale just...


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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


Chicago woman, 41, 'mysteriously vanishes' from Bahamas yoga retreat

A 41-year-old Chicago woman has 'mysteriously vanished' from a plush yoga retreat in The Bahamas months after the state department updated a travel warning for those traveling to the islands.


The best (and worst) US cities for immigrants

The quest for a better life, propelled by dreams of opportunity and freedom, has always been a driving force behind the wave of immigration to the United States. Yet, the experience of settling in a new country varies widely from city to city. From the tech hubs of the West Coast to the bustling streets of the East Coast, each city offers its unique blend of challenges and opportunities for immigrants. This gallery explores the best and worst American cities for immigrants, shedding light on the stark contrasts in the reception and support they might encounter. You might be surprised by the cities that top the list as welcoming havens, as well as those that present unexpected hurdles. For a closer look at what makes these cities stand out, for better or worse, click through the gallery.


Kyle Sandilands' one-year old son Otto is every inch the jetsetter as he wheels his luggage at Sydney Airport

Kyle Sandilands and his wife Tegan Kynaston were spotted at Sydney Airport on Tuesday receiving a helping hand from their one-year-old son, Otto.


The most hazardous places in the world

Hurricanes, earthquakes, landslides, poison, tsunamis: the world is full of dangers. The most dangerous places also seem to be the most naturally beautiful, so to make sure you stay safe on your future trips, this gallery outlines the most uninhabitable places in the world. From islands with murderous inhabitants to frothing volcanoes, here is everything you need to know about where not to go. Click through for more!


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


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.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


Inside the world's unexpected attractions where you can SLEEPOVER

It’s closing time at the museum, but you don't have to go home just yet. Stay the night at some of the world's most awesome attractions and enjoy exclusive access to their many wonders...


Tourists find luxury yacht and crew on top of sand dune on beach

The ship, believed to be a 17-metre Pershing sport yacht that carries a price tag of up to £300,000, could be seen tilted on the small hill while people climbed on board and perched on the bow.


Splash of city colours hope to entice visitors

A Worcester business group says the bunting and colour palette boards aim to create "livelier" streets.


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

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