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Different ways that spirits may communicate with us

Have you ever spotted a wild animal during the day and felt it was there to tell you something? Ever felt your hairs stand on end when listening to a song you haven't heard in years? If so, it's possible a spirit was trying to contact you. Indeed, many people believe that our loved ones stay in contact with us via various channels, even once they have passed. Curious? Check out this gallery to find out more.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


Boy with autism found dead in the water at resort near Disney World

Rakim Akbari, 3, wandered away from a resort just outside of Walt Disney World at some point on Thursday morning, prompting a missing child alert.


Bugsy Siegel Couldn't Escape His Sins

The roots of Las Vegas have their stories—and some of those stories trace back to the rowdy streets of New York City, and the legend himself, Bugsy Siegel.


UNC students who shielded the American flag get a warm welcome at RNC

Fraternity brothers from UNC who defied pro-Gaza protestors by banding together to keep the U.S. flag from touching the ground received a loud and warm welcome from RNC attendees.


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

Make it instantly more inviting.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


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.


Trains and railroads that time forgot

Trains are an essential means of transportation in many countries, but are also neglected in some parts of the world, particularly in extremely poor nations and countries affected by conflict. Take a look at these abandoned railroads!


The five ancient cities that once ruled North America

Well before the Europeans arrived, the indigenous people of North America raised cities that rivaled those an ocean away. From Teotihuacan to Cahokia, these ancient metropolises featured striking pyramids, palaces, temples, and tombs. Some even had ties throughout Central America, while others were believed to have had the equal power and advancements of the Inca and Aztec. Today, archaeologists are slowly discovering more about the splendid past of North America's first megacities. Intrigued? Let's find out more about these ancient metropolises.


Bintan and Batam Ferry Prices—Which is the Cheapest Ferry? (2024)

Just short (and cheap) ferry rides away, both Bintan and Batam are top resort destinations among Singaporeans. Depending on your destination and ferry operator, it'll take about 1 to 2 hours and cost about $50 or so for a return trip. Yup, it's so easy to get to that you don't need a long weekend. Heck, with as many as 5 trips per day for some operators, you can even go there and back within a day if you really wanted to. Itching to escape?...


The most unpopular countries in the world — can you guess America's position?

Internet trolls show no mercy when it comes to sharing their opinions online. Voters on The Top Tens have shared their thoughts on their favorite and least favorite countries, and the reasons range from serious human rights violations to the locals' alleged rude behavior towards tourists. Is your favorite travel destination actually one of the most unpopular countries in the world? Click through the gallery to see if you agree with these rankings or not.


These Stunning Treehouse Hotels Let You Totally Relax

Goodbye, cell phone beeps. Hello, birdcalls.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Baby killed and her father injured after rock fall on Spanish beach

The rockfall tragedy happened at Es Copinyar beach on the popular Balearic holiday island of Formentera. The little girl was airlifted to a hospital in Ibiza where she lost her fight for life.


Be careful! These customs are offensive in some countries

Yes, it's true that the Swedish don't actually serve food to their guests, and there's no need to take offense. But refusing the food offered to you in Lebanon is far worse. In today's world of travel and tourism, it's crucial to remember that what we consider ordinary actions, words, and gestures may not be viewed the same way in other countries. In fact, there are a surprising amount of common customs that are offensive in other countries. Whether you're planning a trip in the near future or just curious about your level of international rudeness, take a look at this gallery to discover what is considered impolite around the globe.


The Wild Baroness Rothschild

Baroness Nica Rothschild ruled over The Stanhope Hotel in New York City, but people didn’t realize she kept disturbing secrets locked up in her rooms.


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!)


31 Rare Vintage Photos of Palm Beach

The glamorous Florida town has attracted socialites, celebs, and even royalty through the years.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


15 Dishes That Prove The Best American Food Is From The Midwest

You might want to book a flight to Omaha ASAP.


How the South Central Bell tower came to be

How the South Central Bell tower came to be


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

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


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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


Hate crowds? Try these alternatives to famous destinations


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Miraculous stories of plane crash survivors

Plane crashes have been some of the deadliest accidents in history, yet, somehow, there are people that are fortunate enough to walk away alive from such incidents. Click through this gallery to learn more about the amazing stories of airline accident survivors.


Journey to the center of the Earth: life on the equator

The equator is the imaginary line that divides the Northern and Southern Hemispheres of the Earth. It is the point at which the distance from the North and South Poles is the same. In some ways, the countries on the equator are the most perfectly balanced places on Earth. They have a latitude of 0 degrees and don't experience seasons, weather, or sunsets quite like the rest of of the world. Click through this gallery to learn a bit more about these magnificent countries.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

The iconic Hollywood hotel has been a favorite among celebrities for nearly 100 years.


TikToker says trip to US state was costlier than 11 nights in Italy

A TikToker who recently went to Maine - famous for its rocky beaches and Acadia National Park - claimed her seven-day trip there was more expensive than an 11-day trip to Italy with everything included.


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


Antiques Roadshow guest is left stunned by valuation of family heirloom oil painting

The guest showcased the 30x36in painting made by artist Fern Coppedge, which had been gifted to her surgeon grandfather in Philadelphia by the artist herself.


Which states have the highest concentration of immigrants?

As the Mother of Exiles, America is known for being the land of opportunities that attracts so many people from the four corners of the world. Out of America’s over 331 million residents, over 45.2 million are foreign-born, more than the entire population of California. The concentration of foreign-born residents has increased in all states since 1990, according to the Migration Policy Institute, but some states attract more immigrants than others. Click through the gallery to see which states, including the District of Columbia, have the highest percentage of foreign-born residents, ranked from least to most.


The 21 Best Travel Pants That Aren’t Leggings

Heading off on a trip and don’t know what to wear? Before you rummage for bottoms in the back of your closet, take a look at these elevated travel pants. We understand whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car, comfort is key. And while we love our trusty leggings and cozy sweats, some folks prefer looking a little more pulled together with stylish bottoms during their trips. When it came to curating our best travel pants, we put in place...


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.


7 of the Most Ridiculously Long Interstates in the U.S.

Historic, iconic, impossibly long.


Group says photos of reclusive tribe on Peru beach show logging concessions are 'dangerously close'

An advocacy group for Indigenous peoples has released photographs of a reclusive tribe's members searching for food on a beach in the Peruvian Amazon, calling it evidence that logging concessions are “dangerously close” to the tribe's territory. Survival International said the photos and video it posted this week show members of the Mashco Piro looking for plantains and cassava near the community of Monte Salvado, on the Las Piedras River in...


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


History's greatest archaeological discoveries

Imagine if the Roman city of Pompeii had not been discovered, or if Howard Carter had not stumbled across King Tut's tomb. Fortunately, archaeology has unearthed these treasures and many other historic sites, amazing monuments, and priceless artifacts. Click through and discover some of the greatest archaeological finds in history.


California's most famous beaches are hiding this disgusting secret

Ten beaches along the shores of California and Baja California, including around the Santa Monica Pier, received the poorest water quality ratings on the West Coast.


The welcome signs of every US state (and their meaning)

Welcome signs serve as indicators of having crossed state lines. They are also important tools in marketing a state to visitors. Some US states have really interesting signage; many feature nicknames and slogans, and also make reference to the region's unique landmarks and visitor attractions. So, how do you want to be greeted? In this gallery you'll find the welcome signs for all 50 US states, and the meaning behind them. Click on.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


Archaeologists closer to exact room where Jesus ate Last Supper

Archaeologists are working to uncover whether the Upper Room in Jerusalem is the official site of Jesus's Last Supper. It is also believed to be where Jesus reappeared after he died.


The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

Run, don't walk, to your nearest warehouse.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


Airlines are scrambling to fix the unsustainable crisis caused by too many cheap flights

A flood of low-priced, money-losing, economy-class seats has airlines across the industry scrambling to fix this crisis for their bottom lines.