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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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


Damanhur: inside the secret underground Temples of Humankind

Did you know that there is an underground complex of temples that were built in secret in Italy? Excavations started in 1978, and it took approximately 15 years to complete. Inside you will find a number of rooms that are astonishing works of art. But who built these, and why? And can you actually visit the temples? Click through the following gallery and find out the answers to these and more questions.


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.


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.


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.


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.


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

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


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


Countries that will pay you to move there

Moving to a new country can be an exciting experience. However, it can also be a costly and daunting process. Fortunately, some states, cities, and even entire countries pay you to move there and offer incentives to attract new residents, including financial compensation and tax breaks. Whatever the reason, these incentives can be a great opportunity for those looking to start a new chapter in their lives. If you're looking for a change of scenery, check out this gallery for countries that will pay you to move there.


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.


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.


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.


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


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...


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.


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.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


What physics says about time travel

The concept of time travel has captivated readers and moviegoers for many decades now. But while people have been fascinated by the idea, no one has managed to make the notion of time travel any more of a reality than before. It seems like a dream that's just a bit too far from reach. But in an age where science continues to push the boundaries of what's possible, do we even know—in theory—what the physics of time travel might involve? Curious? Click on to discover what we know so far about the prospect of journeying through time.


America's 10 most affordable retirement-friendly beach towns

New research has revealed the top ten most affordable beach towns for retirees - and six of them are in the Sunshine State.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


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.


These Shade Sails Turn Your Sun-Drenched Yard Into a Cool Paradise

Block the sun, day after day—no umbrella stand required.


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.


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.


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.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


13 ultra-expensive private jets that will make your jaw drop

Inside the most the world's most lavish private jets, from Donald Trump's gold-plated Boeing 757 to Tyler Perry's flying cinema, boasting everything from 24-carat gold décor to designer interiors, and see their sky-high costs…


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


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.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


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.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


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.


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...


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.


Tiny Drake's Island off the coast of Plymouth is up for sale - and it could make the perfect spot for a hotel

Drake's Island, named after the explorer Francis Drake, is just 6.5 acres wide and lies 600 yards off the Plymouth coast. The tiny fortified island has planning permission for a 43-bed hotel.


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.


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.


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.