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13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


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 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


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.


These Are the 17 Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica, Approved by a Costa Rican

Enjoy beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls...and beautiful hotels.


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.


Brit tourist missing in Italy found alive and reunited with his family

Kei Hixor, 21, vanished on July 13 in his mother's hometown Cava de Tirreni, near Salerno, while on holiday with his parents and brother but was found today in the countryside of Pontecagnano and Bellizzi


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.


Spectacular staircases around the world that are worth the climb

Indoor and outdoor, historic and modern – these are some of the most beautiful staircases on Earth.


Ready to uncover Eastern Europe's best-kept secrets?

Europe beckons with hidden gems waiting to be discovered. For those seeking a unique adventure, this list reveals some of the most captivating destinations, promising a tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty that will redefine your travel experiences. Ready? Swipe through to unlock the glorious beauty that lies within Eastern Europe.


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...


Incredible ancient ruins REBUILT before your eyes

From ancient cities to crumbling fortresses, we’ve re-imagined what six of these incredible UNESCO-listed ruins under threat would look like today.


Whatever happened to Britain's great train robbers?

The Great Train Robbery remains one of the most infamous heists in British criminal history. In the early 1960s, a masked gang held up a Glasgow to London mail train and stole money worth millions. Some of the robbers evaded capture for years, with one or two later becoming celebrities by cashing in on their notoriety. The majority were eventually jailed. But one escaped justice, a mysterious figure whose identity is still subject to speculation 60 years later. Click through, get on track, and find out what happened to Britain's great train robbers.


These 10 Mountain Towns Are as Affordable as They Are Beautiful

Buy a house with the view you've always dreamed of.


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!)


Photos: stunning places to visit in China


Tourists who've ruined historic artifacts and attractions

For some reason, certain people traveling abroad seem to think that normal rules of conduct just cease to apply. Like most tourists, they want to go see the ancient marvels and modern manifestations of culture in museums and galleries, and yet they leave a trail of waste in their wake, sometimes including the art and artifacts. Of course, it's not always on purpose, but, as you'll soon see, many times it really is out of sheer stupidity. Through selfies, graffiti, and other foolish antics, these people are oftentimes responsible for stricter tourist regulations, huge restoration bills, and even the irreparable damage of priceless artifacts. Curious to hear the stories? Click through and find out.


Have you heard the top secret codewords cabin crews use?

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of your flight? We reveal the secret language of cabin crew with the help from our industry insider Anna* who works for Qatar Airways...


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

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


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


Gorgeous American winegrowing region tipped as new vineyard hotspot

This southern state has turned into America's next great wine frontier with 300 wineries and 4,000 acres of grapes.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Castle project offers medieval siege-themed play area

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


Pottery city wins global recognition for craft

Stoke-on-Trent is joining other cities across the globe with World Craft City status.


The best and worst US cities for singles in 2024

Struggling to meet someone? You might not be totally to blame! It turns out the city where you live makes a big difference. Some cities have a much higher number of single people, or going out to meet people comes at a lower cost, with better amenities and safety available. Dating in these cities makes it a lot easier for singles to spend time (and money) meeting new people, with a bigger dating pool available to choose from. Conversely, there are cities where unaffordability is a problem, where there is a mismatch between the number of singles of a certain gender, or there is a smaller pool of eligible people to date. Curious? Click on to find out which US cities you should go, and where to avoid, if you're single in 2024. All prices in USD.


Why you should visit Uruguay

Switch off your cell phone, leave civilization behind you, and spend an unforgettable vacation in Uruguay. Its 170,000 sq km holds wonders of nature and surprising hidden gems that will leave you breathless. Discover more about these heavenly corners of tranquility!


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.


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.


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.


I converted a British Gas VW into a home-on-wheels and travel the UK with my dogs and partner - here are the most surprising things about van life and the top three places to visit

Owen Price, 32, from Arbroath, in Scotland, uses his van most weekends to travel alongside partner Megan Mcleod, 28, and their dogs Riley, 13, and Skye, nine.


The most dangerous cities in Europe

Ah, Europe! History and culture that is steeped in fairy tales. The magnificent cities of Europe attract millions of eager tourists every year with the promise of a beautiful and safe trip into the magic it offers. However, be warned! Some of Europe's cities are not as safe as one might expect. In this gallery, we've ranked Europe's most dangerous cities according to their crime rates. These crime rates are calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population. The result is then multiplied by 100,000. It might surprise you to find some of your favorite cities on this list, but if they're there, there's good reason for it... Curious? Then click on!


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.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


How to enjoy 24 hours in dynamic Dubai

Dubai is one of the most exciting destinations in the world—and one of the most expensive! The largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai deserves to be explored at leisure. But what if you have a limited amount of time to discover this opulent desert gem of a destination? If you're heading to Dubai via a layover, what can you do in 24 hours, and where should you go? Browse the gallery for some ideas of how to spend, spend, spend some time in this compelling and record-breaking city.


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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


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


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.


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.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


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.


The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


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.


How the South Central Bell tower came to be

How the South Central Bell tower came to be


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!


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.


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.


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.