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Lufthansa to add environmental charge to fares

German airline giant Lufthansa said Tuesday it would add an environmental charge of up to 72 euros ($77) to fares in Europe to cover the cost of increasing EU climate regulations. It will apply to flights from January next year and, depending on the route and fare, will vary from one to 72 euros.


Islands council cuts street light hours to save money

Western Isles Council is to phase in the change which will see lights go off at 22:00.


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.


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...


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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


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.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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


Zara Tindall seen visiting Princess Anne at Southmead Hospital in Bristol

The Olympic equestrian, 43, and her older brother Peter Phillips, 46, were on the estate when Anne was injured.


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!


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


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.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


Mysterious monolith appears in remote Las Vegas mountain range

A mysterious monolith, resembling the ones that sparked global intrigue during the pandemic, has been... The post Mysterious monolith appears in remote Las Vegas mountain range appeared first on The Independent Singapore News - Latest Breaking News


The Best Winery In Every State

Calling all wine connoisseurs!


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...


Julian Assange's plane leaves Bangkok for US-controlled Pacific Island

Julian Assange 's flight from Bangkok to a US-controlled Pacific Island has taken off - as the WikiLeaks founder prepares to plead guilty to a single spy charge in return for his freedom.


London remains slowest city in Europe for the third year in a row

Drivers in London spent an average of 99 hours sitting in traffic in 2023, according to a report by traffic information supplier Inrix. That was up from 97 hours in 2022 and was more than any other city in Europe.


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)!


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!


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


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...


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.


Tamayo Perry's eerie post about shark-infested waters 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.


Metro Hustings: Election parties tell us how they'd plan to tackle cost of train travel

The UK is one of the most expensive places in Europe to buy a one-way train ticket on the day of travel, though it's cheaper to book in advance.


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


Margaritaville at Sea passenger files lawsuit saying she was raped in a hotel booked by the cruise line

The lawsuit filed by a Margaritaville at Sea passenger claims that she was raped while staying at a Bahamas hotel booked by the cruise line operator.


Brit was among guests on superyacht 'that triggered Greek wildfires'

The Brit, with a dozen other foreigners alleged they had been watching a Euro 2024 football game on board the vessel as its crew blasted fireworks over the Greek island of Hydra on Friday.


20 legendary film spaceships

The world of science fiction is defined by certain key elements, and few are more iconic than the spaceship. From flying saucers to light speed battleships, here are some of the most legendary spacecraft in film history.


Helpful travel tips for senior tourists

Traveling is a wonderful experience for people of all ages, including the elderly. However, if you're part of the group of senior travelers, there are some things you must be careful with that can help you enjoy your trip even more. Click here to see some valuable traveling tips for elder tourists.


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...


All the places in our world where you can find hell

In most belief systems, the afterlife can only be accessed once one has passed. But then there are some who believed, and still believe, that the living could access the underworld directly here on Earth. From Mayan caves to Japanese swamps, there are various entrances, scattered across the globe. And while some of these spots involve the Christian concept of hell, some lead to other, sometimes not so unpleasant, afterlives. If you should decide to visit any of these sites, any consequences on opening an infernal portal are on you! Now that you've been warned, click through the following gallery to check them out.


Extraordinary desert experiences for adventurous travelers

The vast majesty of the desert has long captivated the most intrepid travelers. There are few natural environments that can inspire as much awe as the unique, unusual, and undeniably mystical desert landscape. From burnt red sands to bleached snow and temperate tableland, the world's deserts are diverse and home to an array of plant, animal, and mineral life. If you crave wide open spaces and destinations with a difference, you won't regret an adventurous desert expedition. Intrigued? Click on to explore these unforgettable desert experiences.


The Ruthless Pirate Queen They Didn’t Tell Us About In History Class

Not content with just being a pirate, Grace O’Malley was a pirate queen, wielding immense power—and reaping brutal revenge against her enemies.


Shining stars who vacation in Saint-Tropez

The rich and famous have been flocking to the town of Saint-Tropez in the south of France for decades. Every year, Saint-Tropez attracts dozens of celebrities looking for sun, beaches, and fun. Whether aboard a yacht or at the exclusive Club 55, celebs make the most out of this slice of heaven on Earth. If you're looking for a luxury vacation and to increase your chances of spotting famous faces, then this French Riviera town ticks all the boxes. Browse through the following gallery and see who you can bump into if you head to Saint-Tropez.


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.


Arson-hit historic lodge and grounds set for housing

Plans are approved to convert an 18th Century lodge and build more than 100 houses on nearby land.


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?


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 America’s Best Water Parks

Make a splash at these fun-filled oases.


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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.


Heading to Milan? These Are the 21 Travel Essentials to Pack

Don’t leave the house without these jet-setter must-haves.


Why tourists in Greece keep disappearing


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


Anxious because you haven't yet booked your holiday? Maybe you have notriphobia!


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.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


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.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.