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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...


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.


U.S. Customs And Border Protection Laws You Should Know

Understanding U.S. customs and border protection laws is crucial for travelers looking to enter or leave the United States. Having this knowledge not only helps prevent legal problems from arising; but also speeds up border inspections so you can get through quickly and efficiently.


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

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


This Man Went To The World's Most Isolated Island —And Met A Horrific Fate

In 2018, one American man dared to go where history has told us never to go: North Sentinel Island. He thought the trip would be a humble and fulfilling mission—but it ended up turning into his worst nightmare. This is his story.


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...


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


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


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Tamayo Perry's eerie post about shark-infested waters is 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 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!


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

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


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


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!)


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.


Six Flags Challenges Universal With Halloween Offerings, Including 'Stranger Things,' 'Saw' and 'The Conjuring' Houses

The IP-based Halloween haunted house wars have begun. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest theme park company, has unveiled Fright Fest Extreme, "featuring an expansive lineup of terrifying horror franchises ahead of the brand's highly anticipated annual event" (according to the official press release). At Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey and Six Flags Magic Mountain, just outside Los Angeles, visitors will encounter...


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.


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.


Road trip fun: Discovering hidden gems of the USA

Planning your next road trip and looking for an out-of-the-box destination? Beyond the well-trodden paths lie lesser-known destinations, waiting to charm and captivate. These hidden gems offer a perfect blend of nature's wonders, historical richness, and cultural diversity. Join us as we explore 30 unique and inviting locations across the United States, each with its own distinctive character, ensuring memorable adventures for your next road trip. Click on to discover them all!


Lufthansa raises ticket prices to meet environmental requirements

(Reuters) -Lufthansa will increase ticket prices on all flights departing from EU countries, Britain, Norway and Switzerland by between 1 euro and 72 euros($1.07-$77.24) as environmental costs rise, the company said on Tuesday. The airline said the surcharge will "cover part of the steadily rising additional costs due to regulatory environmental requirements" such as sustainable aviation fuel (


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 […]


Why tourists in Greece keep disappearing


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.


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.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


Hundreds of jellyfish are found off the coast of the UK

Hundreds of jellyfish have been found in sea caves off the coast of south Devon, including poisonous species with powerful stings.


London remains Europe's most congested city

London's roads have been ranked the most congested in Europe for the third year in a row.


How Much You’re Spending on Monthly and Annual Expenses in Every State

Did you know that Alaskans pay 83% more for utilities than Louisianans? That Hawaiians spend nearly five times as much as West Virginians for cost of living expenses? Or that residents of California...


31 Rare Vintage Photos of Palm Beach

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


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

Historic, iconic, impossibly long.


What's Your Fancy: Landscape Designer Neil Porter's Gardening Essentials

What does Porter, who has worked on revitalizing the gardens at the Eiffel Towers, use in his own garden?


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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


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.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


Japan at its most divine: These 10 heavenly gardens are sanctities of nature - and will make your spirits soar

Ivo Dawnay tours Japan's 'finest gardens', which brings to light differences between Japanese and British culture. He says Japanese gardens are jewel boxes of artifice...


The Best Winery In Every State

Calling all wine connoisseurs!


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!


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Greece is calling: Your next epic vacation destination awaits

Looking for your next destination vacation? Then look no further. Here are five reasons why your next trip should be to gorgeous Greece! The Mediterranean country which blends ancient history, heavenly landscapes, and exquisite local food is set to satisfy even the most curious travelers. If you're ready for the journey of a lifetime, let us walk you through why you should be visiting this incredible place!


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)!


The 30 freest countries in the world

One of the benchmarks of human progress is measured in the amount of freedom people experience in a given country. However, it's something that's not easy to determine objectively. The Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada, co-publish the annual Human Freedom Index Report, which observes the relationship between freedom and other social and economic phenomena. Personal freedom might be described as our ability to voice our opinion, equality experienced before the courts, and the ease of travel to/from a country. Economic freedom is the ability of people in that country to do well, without the need for government assistance or an economic authority. To calculate the final Human Freedom score, personal freedom and economic freedom are measured and combined, then compared to the scores of other countries. Curious to know if your country made the top 30? Click on to find out!


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...


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.


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.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


Tell us about favourite escapes near European cities – you could win a holiday voucher

Sometimes you just need to head for the hills. Or the river. Or the countryside. Break out of the city, leave all the people and the traffic behind, and find a tranquil spot to recharge the batteries. People from Venice head for the Brenta Riviera on the banks of the Naviglio del Brenta, 20 minutes out of town, for example. In Bordeaux, they make for the beaches of Cap Ferret. And in Granada, there’s refuge in the cool mountain air of the Sierra...