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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Stars who got arrested abroad

In our own countries, it seems celebrities are impervious to the law—or they have enough money to skirt past it. In foreign countries, however, things get a little tricky. Supermodel Gigi Hadid flew to the Cayman Islands in her private jet for a girls' trip on July 10, 2023. When they arrived, Customs & Border Control agents searched her bags and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They made a similar discovery in the bag of her friend, Leah Nicole McCarthy. The quantities found "were relatively small and were seemingly for personal consumption," reported a local news outlet. The women were both arrested and then released on bail. They had to appear before a judge two days later where they both pled guilty and were given US$1,000 fines. "Gigi was traveling with marijuana purchased legally in N.Y.C. with a Medical license. It has also been legal for medical use in Grand Cayman since 2017," a rep for Hadid said in a statement. "Her record remains clear and she enjoyed the rest of her time on the island." Hadid seemed to brush off the incident, posting bikini pics on Instagram and showing off a huge fake tattoo of a dragon on her leg. Being arrested abroad has many complications, and some treaties between countries can apparently be disregarded without penalty. Check out the gallery to learn more about Griner's case, as well as other stars that have been arrested while abroad.


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.


The world's best tiny homes show that less can be more

From a lake-side glasshouse in Iceland to a miniature wooden pod in England, these snug pads are perfect for escaping the winter chill.


Spain cleans up after mystery substance closes three beaches

Spanish authorities on Wednesday began cleaning up three beaches in the eastern city of Valencia, closed to the public after an unidentified black substance washed up on the coast. The maritime authorities were checking the area to ensure there was no other pollution in the sea, she added.


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.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


Fascinating facts you didn’t know about Disney parks

No one denies that Disney World is a magical place, but what most might not know is that Disney parks are filled with secrets. Walt Disney was a magical thinker and he loved inserting subtle movie references and other surprises to be discovered all over his parks. Check out some interesting facts about Disney parks that you probably didn’t know. Click on!


The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Cities to Visit in Your Lifetime

Some standards and some surprises–all dazzling destinations to tempt you on your next trip.


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


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

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


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.


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


Super bowl winner 'wrongly handcuffed' on United flight

The airline has apologised to Terrell Davis and says it has removed the flight attendant from duty.


Inside the genius architectural tricks medieval castles used as defense

Medieval castles today seem largely ornamental and charming, but they were actually very complex weapons in and of themselves, designed to defend against and debilitate all enemies. Builders in the Middle Ages fitted the impressive structures with cunning innovations that greatly distinguished them from passive buildings. Check out this gallery, based on information from Scribol, to see castle features you know, and many you don't, for their clever true purpose.


The most haunted places in every U.S. state

The United States is teeming with paranormal activity. Many historical places are said be haunted, but other, more unassuming locations, are also home to otherworldly phenomena. If you are into ghost hunting and want to visit a haunted location, where should you head to first? Hopefully you'll find the answer in this gallery. Here we list the most haunted places in every state. Click on and happy ghost hunting!


Stunning Cape Cod beach is set to be SHUT DOWN for the rest of summer

A popular Cape Cod beach is likely to be closed for the rest of the summer as officials work to prevent a 'catastrophic event.'


These iconic horror movie locations are just as scary in real life

A look at real-life locations made infamous by some of the scariest horror movies and TV shows ever made.


Witch or saint? Who was Joan of Arc, really?

Heroine, martyr, and saint, Joan of Arc has been an incarnation of French national identity and pride for six centuries. Known as the Maid of Orléans for her role in the defeat of the English in 1429, Joan of Arc was later executed by her enemies for heresy. She was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint more than 500 years later, and remains one of France's most revered and celebrated figures. Indeed, her death on May 30, 1431, is commemorated annually as a national feast day. But who was Joan of Arc, and why is her life so ingrained in the country's national psyche? Click through and find out more about the Maid of Orléans.


The Azores: Europe's hidden paradise

Scattered like emeralds in the mid-Atlantic, the nine islands that make up the Azores archipelago—São Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores, and Corvo—are rewarding destinations in and of themselves. Celebrated for their stunning natural beauty, these Portuguese islands offer a wealth of outdoor adventure and nature tourism options. The only problem is choosing which island to explore first. Browse the gallery for some visitor highlights and ideas of where to go and what to do.


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!


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!


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


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.


The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


Dinosaur event to return to city centre

A Jurassic Day Out in the Cathedral Quarter will feature dinosaurs and activities for children.


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...


Kim Jong Un plans for his new tourist resort before strolling on beach

The Wonsan-Kalma zone is one of Kim's most talked-about tourism projects since 2015 and North Korea has been building luxury hotels and recreational facilities there.


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 world's strangest statues and sculptures

With all the traditional statues you can find in almost any town or city in the world, there are always some that completely stand out from the norm. They might be surprising or totally strange, but they're far from boring and will catch the attention of anyone passing by. Click through this gallery for some of the strangest statues out there.


Aussie issued with fine over 'five-minute' stop at beach

Amy Sloane shared a photo of the ticket she copped at The Esplanade at Caves Beach, Newcastle, to 'check out the surf' on July 6.


More tourists caught shoplifting at Changi Airport transit halls

SINGAPORE: Two more tourists have been caught stealing from the shops at the transit halls... The post More tourists caught shoplifting at Changi Airport transit halls appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News


21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

Carve out naturally beautiful borders, stairs, and sitting areas.


The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

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


Castle project offers medieval siege-themed play area

The attraction allows visitors to explore Dover Castle's medieval and Georgian underground tunnels.


Aerospace workers challenge planemakers over mandatory overtime

By Allison Lampert (Reuters) - North American aerospace factory workers seeking to reduce mandatory overtime and lock in four-day work weeks are facing some pushback from planemakers trying to increase production to meet soaring demand for jets. Manufacturers have had to make some concessions due to a tight labor market after a wave of COVID-19-induced retirements, but the big planemakers are


The least liked countries in the world — can you guess America's position?

Internet trolls are known for expressing their opinions freely online, and this includes their thoughts on favorite and least favorite countries. According to World Population Review platform, most people have their own opinions about other countries, and these opinions can be shaped by various things like the government and military's action, its main culture and religion, or even how its tourists behave. Is your favorite travel destination one of the least liked countries in the world? Check out the gallery to see if you share the same opinion as these rankings.


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


10 hidden cave homes around the world

If you fancy living somewhere a little different, take inspiration from these incredible cave homes. Rustic and unique, they have all the creature comforts you'll ever need, with just a little added magic. Step inside the most beautiful cavernous homes in the world...


The most mysterious disappearances in history

Throughout the course of human history, there have been several cases of individuals going missing that have captivated and bewildered authorities, loved ones, and the general public. While some of these missing persons have eventually been located, the whereabouts of others continue to be a mystery. Click on the gallery and read about the most mysterious and controversial disappearances in history!


Incredible abandoned palaces that have been restored to their former glory

Check out these digitally reconstructed the ruins of seven stunning royal residences from around the globe…


What is the secret behind Pandora's box?

Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology that belonged to the first mortal woman on Earth. Or so the story goes. First revealed in a poem written in 700 BCE, Pandora's box is all about jealous gods releasing the evils of humanity and blaming a woman for doing so. Or was a man responsible for liberating all the world's ills? The tale is complex and full of contradictions, as befitting one of the most descriptive myths of human behavior in ancient Greek folklore. But how did this unfortunate beauty come into the possession of such a malevolent vessel, and what exactly happened after it was opened? Click through and lift the lid on the fascinating story that is Pandora's box.


Mesmerizing photos of Mars that will make you want to move there

Explore the beautiful landscapes of our neighboring planet by browsing through this gallery of breathtaking images. Click through to get started.


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


African tourist asserts “Singapore is better than Africa”

SINGAPORE: A video from an African travel vlogger is making the rounds five years after... The post African tourist asserts “Singapore is better than Africa” appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News


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.


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...


Outrage after Australia's oldest mint makes unbelievable call on cash

An interstate tourist has been left outraged after discovering Australia's oldest mint has made an unbelievable call on cash when visitors want to buy something at the checkout.


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