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Here Are the 20 Greatest Movies That Take Place on a Train

A subgenre with surprising versatility.


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...


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


Tragedy unfolds in Bangkok’s Grand Hyatt Erawan

A luxury stay at Bangkok’s Grand Hyatt Erawan, known for its opulence and proximity to... The post Tragedy unfolds in Bangkok’s Grand Hyatt Erawan appeared first on The Independent News.


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.


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

Make it instantly more inviting.


Castle project offers medieval siege-themed play area

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


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.


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


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.


Princess of Wales hails ‘power of nature’ as Natural History Museum unveils garden project

The Princess of Wales hailed the “power of nature” as she shared a message of support for the National History Museum’s new project. The Princess, who is undergoing cancer treatment, said nature could help keep us “physically, mentally and spiritually healthy”. As patron of the Natural History Museum, and a staunch believer in encouraging children ...


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


Where to admire the beauty of the pagoda

A signature of East and Southeast Asian architecture and common to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other countries in the region, the pagoda is a tiered tower-like structure made of brick, stone, or wood and characterized by multiple, upward curving eaves. The pagoda traces its origins to that of the stupa—a hemispherical, domed, commemorative monument first constructed in ancient India. The pagoda itself is usually associated with a Buddhist temple complex, but there are those that serve a purely decorative purpose. Click through the following gallery and take a closer look at these towering achievements of architectural splendor.


Discover the world’s famous walls with incredible stories

Built to protect, divide and commemorate nations, we delve into the history of the world's most famous walls: from mighty landmarks like the Great Wall of China to the poignant Vietnam Veterans Memorial...


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!


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.


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.


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...


Singapore named safest city for tourists by Forbes Advisor

SINGAPORE: Singapore has been named the safest city for tourists, according to a recent list... The post Singapore named safest city for tourists by Forbes Advisor appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News


Calling all whiskey lovers, Malbon and Bushmills just dropped landmark first spirits and golf style collaboration

It’s a love story for the generations: The oldest whiskey distillery in the world—granted a license in 1608—blended with golf fashion’s prodigal youngling, to create a marriage of groundbreaking tastemakers. For each brand, this partnership marks a first: For Bushmills Irish Whiskey, this is the company’s first trip to the golf apparel space; and f...


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


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.


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.


The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

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


Facts you didn't know about the Bible

The Bible is considered a sacred book by many. The scripture is the founding text for Christianity, and according to some it reveals the origins of humanity. The Bible has been scrutinized for years and here we've gathered some amazing facts about it that you might not know. Find out some of the most amazing facts about the Bible!


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.


Can Macau teach Hong Kong how to tackle food waste? Most residents are willing to pay for disposal

Growing awareness of domestic food waste has led to many Macau residents saying they are willing to pay for its disposal, avoiding methane-producing landfills and incinerators that also pollute Residents can take their waste to a central point, from where it is taken to be made into fertiliser - avoiding methane-producing landfills and incinerators...


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.


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.


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.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


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.


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 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.


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

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


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.


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Overrated tourist spots you should avoid

For every tourist destination worth the effort and expense to visit, there's a cheap trick that isn’t worth either and yet still, somehow, draws crowds. Check out this gallery, based on a list from Far and Wide, that will help shed light on some of the shadiest tourist traps. And keep in mind, one person's tacky trap is another's perfect Instagram!


The Mirage, casino resort that changed the Strip, closes; to return as Hard Rock Las Vegas

Steve Wynn's iconic casino, which changed Las Vegas when it opened, has shut, and will re-emerge as the guitar-shaped Hard Rock Las Vegas The Mirage is about to vanish from the Las Vegas Strip. Gambling ended and the doors closed on July 17 at the iconic, tropical-island-themed hotel-casino that opened in 1989 with a fire-spewing volcano outside, a...


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.


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.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


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.


These are the most dangerous roads in the US

With 4.19 million miles (6.74 million km) of roads, the US is a country built for driving. However, with that many routes to ride on, you can be sure that some roads are going to be less safe than others. In fact, roughly 36,000 people die on American roads each year. And while you can't blame the roads alone, there are certainly some that host more than their fair share of fatal accidents. With this in mind, click on to discover the most dangerous roads in the US.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


Beach sunbed hoggers are warned they face £210 fines

Tourism leaders in the Costa Blanca resort of Calp say they are not prepared to put up with another summer of 'empty but reserved' sunbeds and umbrellas just inches from the sea.


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

Historic, iconic, impossibly long.


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.