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.

Exploring the magic of Missouri

Scenic and sedate, the Midwest state of Missouri is great for those who want to recharge their batteries. The countryside calls for long walks and bike rides in nature, while the state's cities are home to leafy parks and plazas that are perfect for strolling or sipping a drink. The wild mountains and lakes of the Ozarks appeal to outdoor types, while those looking for a city buzz will find it in state capital Jefferson City, lively St. Louis, and cool Kansas City. Keen to see more of the Show Me State? Click through this gallery to discover some of the magic of Missouri.

The harrowing story of the 1972 plane crash in the Andes

On October 13, 1972, a chartered twin-engine plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crash-landed into the Andes mountains, forcing the survivors to endure starvation, frigid temperatures, and extreme weather conditions. That true story is now being told in the critically acclaimed Netflix movie, 'Society of the Snow' (2023), by Spanish director J.A. Bayona. The historical thriller chronicles how the survivors made it through the infamous disaster. In addition to many other honors, it has been nominated for Best International Feature Film, as well as Best Makeup and Hairstyling, at the 96th Academy Awards. So, if you're not worried about spoilers, click on to learn about the true story behind 'Society of the Snow.'

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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.

American Airlines raises its fees for checked luggage on domestic flights to a staggering $40 for a single item

Passengers traveling within America including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will now be charged $40 for a checked bag at the airport, which marks a $10 increase.

9 Things to Know to Avoid Offending Anyone in Asia

Don't want to be rude on your first trip to Asia? Here's some local etiquette to know before you travel.

The 10 Best Cities For Walking

These US towns made our top 10 cities for walkers list. Find out why here.

30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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

Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!

13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.

Royally strange facts about the Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles, situated just over 12 miles (20 km) from the center of Paris, is world-famous for its stunning opulence. Around 10 million people visit the palace every year, averaging over 27,000 people per day, and yet many secrets and anecdotes have been kept relatively quiet since Louis XIV first commissioned André Le Nôtre to design the intricate grounds back in 1661. The palace has everything: grand halls, ornate furniture, priceless works of art, gardens filled with diverse plants and flowers, illustrious fountains, and more. But what makes it so rich is the history of it all, as it was passed along several rulers, played a huge role in the French Revolution, and preserves the opulence of the 17th- and 18th-century palace life. Within the many walls are a host of funny stories, bizarre facts, and fascinating quirks that you probably didn’t know about, so click through the following gallery and get acquainted with one of the most incredible palaces in the world.

These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Tune in on your way to work, while you're running, before bed or on a road trip.

Modern cities built on ancient ruins

Did you know that some of the world's most modern cities are in fact among the most ancient? While their contemporary steel and glass veneer suggest a recent history, many of these cities are built on foundations that date back to antiquity. These historic building blocks have preserved a wealth of breathtaking monuments that provide a compelling contrast between the old and the new. So, what are the oldest newest cities on the planet? Click through and discover these fascinating urban destinations.

Breathtaking UNESCO Heritage Sites in the UK

In 1975, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) began their mission of "the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.” Today, there are over 1,000 around the world, with over 25 of them in the UK. In this gallery, click through for a look at the UK's most treasured sites.

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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!

Einstein, teleportation and the mysterious 'Philadelphia Experiment'

Do you believe in alien life? Do you think time travel is possible? If you answered no to either, take a look at this story that supposedly took place in the United States during World War II. Imagine being on board a warship that suddenly disappears into thin air and then suddenly reappears somewhere else seconds later. Imagine you haven't just experienced teleportation, but you've time traveled a few years into the future. It may sound like something out of science fiction, but there is a theory that says this really happened to a U.S. Navy ship. Click on to find out more!

Hilarious moment wild monkey boldly enters hotel room then helps itself to snacks and a vape while astonished US tourists look on

The monkeys can be seen on the balcony before they enter the hotel room looking for treats. One of them holds the tourist's vape close to its mouth on the bed .

All the Rules You Never Knew Restaurants Have to Follow on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

First rule of Flavortown? Don't say the word "Flavortown" on camera. Since 2006, we've watched Guy Fieri travel coast to coast visiting some of the country's greatest establishments for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's one of the biggest shows on the Food Network, and with over 648 episodes and counting, it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. But what does it take to become a Triple D-featured spot and how does it all work? Both Fieri and producers have spilled behind-the-scenes secrets about the show throughout its 42 seasons—from who picks the restaurants to how you can tell if the host really likes a dish to what happens to these eateries after the cameras leave (spoiler: a little thing called the Triple D Effect!). Keep reading to learn about all things Flavortown and find out what really happens when Fieri rolls into your town.

Plane passenger is left furious after 'entitled' woman who got a 'cheeky' free upgrade to business class demanded he swap his seat with her husband's middle spot in COACH

Detailing the story on Reddit, the stunned traveler said the incident occurred during a five-hour flight from Toronto to Vancouver. The woman had been upgraded to a business class 'pod.'

American Airlines raises bag fee after five years

(Reuters) - American Airlines said on Tuesday the carrier will raise the price to check a bag for travel booked on or after Feb. 20. "For the first time since 2018, American is adjusting bag fees for first and second checked bags," the carrier said. Passengers will now have to pay $35 to check their first bag for domestic flights if the service is booked online in advance, or $40 if they

Brewer wiped out by jet of beer

One of the workers at Back Channel Brewing Co in Minnesota, USA, was working on a tank on January 23 when he checked a valve. Funny footage - which has been viewed more than 1.8million times - shows the brewer suddenly get knocked to the ground as a powerful jet of beer hits him straight in the chest.

The Germanwings tragedy: how one pilot's decision changed history

An infamous flight took off from Barcelona on March 24, 2015, and never arrived at its intended destination. Instead, the plane was involved in a devastating crash in the French Alps that killed everyone on board. Germanwings Flight 9525 was one of the worst tragedies in the history of air travel, but the horror only truly set in when the cause of the crash came to light. What first appeared to be a terrible accident was revealed to be a senseless crime of epic proportions. Click through the following gallery to learn all about what happened on that fateful day.

13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.

A journey into local legends around the world

Ethereal figures, reminiscent of age-old legends, subtly emerge from the tapestry of cultures, beckoning the curious and the brave to uncover the enduring power of folklore. These tales are the whispers of generations, capturing the essence of the mysterious and the magical, and in this gallery, they are celebrated as the treasures of our shared human heritage. Click through the gallery to uncover the stories of old!

These Are the 18 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Get your passport ready.

Heading to Greece, Japan, or Italy This Summer? These Are the 21 Travel Essentials to Pack

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

These Small Texas Towns Are the State's Hidden Gems

We're checking in to this Victorian-style B&B ASAP.

10 Places To Retire That Are Just Like Arizona but Way Cheaper

With its hot and sunny weather to go along with the beautiful and iconic scenic landscapes, Arizona is a go-to retirement destination. However, rising costs have priced some retirees out of the...

40 Countries You Might Not Have Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

It's time to get your passport ready.

22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.

Chilling images of abandoned planes from around the world

Some places around the world are haunted by the wreckage of planes which crashed or were forced to make emergency landings there. The shells of these former planes all have a different reason for ending up where they did, but while some of these are known, others still remain a mystery. Click to discover the stories behind these chilling scenes of abandoned planes!

Distinctive architectural styles throughout history

The world is full of rich and varied architectural designs that often capture our attention. Memorable buildings often follow certain architectural styles that are immediately identifiable. And many of these design elements are still being utilized by architects today. From the Romanesque to the neoclassical, some of these styles have traveled around the world, adapting themselves to different climates, landscapes, and cultural needs. Click on to discover the most recognized architectural styles that have been applied in many popular structures around the globe.

10 Stylish and Equally Comfortable Airport Looks for Your Next Trip

Look and feel great the next time you travel!

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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.

The Tiniest Town in Every State

Move your family to one of these teeny towns and you just might double its population!

Treasure of the Faroes: my amazing underwater drive through a Viking-tinged artwork

‘This is bigger than going from A to B,” says Edward Fuglø. “This is a route into another world.” Fuglø is a Faroe Islands artist who has created the paintings decorating the arching interior of a new tunnel snaking beneath the north Atlantic. Glowing, stylised human figures, many wearing Viking helmets and carrying spears, loom with a 3D intensity from the steely grey walls around me. The figures are accompanied by longships, mythic enchanted...

Elvis, JFK, Evita... The most visited graves and tombs in the world

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden embark on royal tour of San Francisco - as they enjoy trip to Scandinavian school and Golden Gate Bridge

The royal couple - who have been married for almost 14 years - started off the day by visiting the Scandinavian School and Cultural Centre before later travelling to the Golden Gate Bridge.

34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.

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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.

The most sinister places in the UK

It's Friday the 13th again... Check out where you can spend the day with this ghostly gallery.

The winners of the 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year revealed

Explore new depths and immerse yourself in the beauty beneath the water's surface through this breathtaking collection of images from this year's competition.

Two friends build Eiffel Tower from recycled wood ahead of Olympics

By Stephane Mahe LA CHEVROLIERE, France (Reuters) - Two friends in western France have built a 16-metre (52 ft) high replica of the Eiffel Tower from recycled wood, which they hope to display along the path of the Summer 2024 Olympic torch relay and on Olympic sites. Frederic Malmezac, a 38-year-old carpenter, paired up with 46-year-old Sylvain Bouchard to build the model, using wood that would

Swiss Air jet is cordoned off at Barcelona airport after 'radioactive spill' from suitcase with five workers taken to hospital

The passengers who were on the Swiss Air flight from Barcelona to Zurich have been forced to remain on the plane, according to local media reports.

Want to Take a Solo Trip? These Are the Best Places in the U.S. to Visit

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 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.

10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

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

Freak winds in Atlantic jet stream push planes to supersonic speeds

Passengers on board flights over the weekend were in for a wild ride, as freak winds pushed their flights to faster than the speed of sound.

'We used to be dotty about bicycles': Cyclist discovers over 100 hidden-in-plain-sight 1930s cycleways across the UK - and argues that 'the best of them' could be brought back to life

Carlton Reid uncovered more than 100 hidden cycleways as he travelled around the UK during a project to research and rescue these largely forgotten stretches of infrastructure.