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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 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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


Six tourists dead in luxury Bangkok hotel 'drank cyanide', report says

Six people found dead in a luxury hotel in Bangkok this afternoon may have ingested poisonous cyanide in their tea.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


The most dangerous cities in Europe

Ah, Europe! History and culture that is steeped in fairy tales. The magnificent cities of Europe attract millions of eager tourists every year with the promise of a beautiful and safe trip into the magic it offers. However, be warned! Some of Europe's cities are not as safe as one might expect. In this gallery, we've ranked Europe's most dangerous cities according to their crime rates. These crime rates are calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population. The result is then multiplied by 100,000. It might surprise you to find some of your favorite cities on this list, but if they're there, there's good reason for it... Curious? Then click on!


The most expensive paintings ever sold at auction

While many of the most valuable paintings in the world are hanging on the walls of famous museums, there are still some masterpieces on the market that are priceless. Almost. On June 27, 2023, Gustav Klimt's 'Dame mit Fächer' (Lady with Fan) was auctioned at Sotheby’s in London. After a 10-minute bidding war, it was sold for £85.3 million (US$108.4 million), making it the most expensive piece of art sold at auction in European history. The final price far exceeded the estimated value of £65 million, or US$80 million. The painting shows an unidentified woman with a fan posing against a highly decorative background. It was completed just before the Austrian artist's death in 1918, and was found still on the easel in his studio after he passed away. The painting was last sold in 1994 for a fraction of its current value, at US$11.6 million. If you're still taken aback by those staggering numbers, you're not alone. Check out this gallery to see the most expensive paintings ever sold at auction.


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

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


Vintage photos of cities and landmarks around the world

These cities are known around the world—but can you recognize them without high-definition cameras and contemporary skylines? If you’re up for a challenge, see if you can match these 30 vintage photos to the world-famous cities where they were taken.


I love using my Chase United Explorer card with a low annual fee. I get tons of travel perks, plus credits for DoorDash and more.

My Chase United Explorer card's $95 annual fee comes with perks like priority boarding, free checked bags, and day passes to the United Club lounge.


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Famous air crash memorials and monuments

Air travel remains the quickest and most efficient method of getting from A to B. Statistically speaking, flying on a commercial airliner is the safest form of transport there is, according to the US National Safety Council. But occasionally, it goes terribly wrong. Airplane crashes happen, and make headline news around the world. In their wake, memorials to the victims are invariably created to honor lives lost. Some are simple plaques, others more elaborate in design. All, however, serve as places where relatives and friends can remember their loved ones. Click through this gallery and pay your own tribute at these poignant air crash monuments.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Boutique owner's landlord erects pro-Biden sign over her business

Angie Monahan arrived at Honey Blossom Boutique, her women's clothing shop in Lenoir City, Tennessee, on Saturday to find the 20ft by 10ft sign staring at her.


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...


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...


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


Outrage after Australia's oldest mint makes unbelievable call on cash

An interstate tourist has been left outraged after discovering Australia's oldest mint has made an unbelievable call on cash when visitors want to buy something at the checkout.


Have you heard the top secret codewords cabin crews use?

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of your flight? We reveal the secret language of cabin crew with the help from our industry insider Anna* who works for Qatar Airways...


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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

From lunar-like landscapes to European-style castles.


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


What the State You Grew Up in Says About You

Every state has its own distinctive culture and traditions.


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.


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.


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


Ancient places hidden in mystery

Step into a world where history and mystery converge, where the ancient past beckons with unsolved enigmas. In this gallery, we journey through time to explore fascinating locations that are shrouded in mystery. From the legendary Atlantis to the sunken secrets of Heracleion, we delve into the heart of these historical legends. These cities, hidden in sands, submerged beneath the sea, or nestled in remote jungles, hold the keys to unlocking the mysteries of human civilization. Join us as we become explorers of the ancient world, seeking answers and inspiration that resonate with the present. Click through the gallery to begin.


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.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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


31 Rare Vintage Photos of Palm Beach

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


Flight attendants reveal the things you should never do when flying

Two flight attendants have revealed all the things a passenger should never do while flying.


Secrets that airports don’t want you to know

You can't deny it: with their long lines and big crowds, airports are stressful. And usually we rush through them so quickly to catch our flights that we don't even get our bearings. It can get so busy that we often don't notice certain things about the airport. Well, from ridiculously high exchange rates to unadvertised free water, check out this gallery for some secrets that airports don't want you to know!


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.


The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


Times Square through the ages

Times Square is one of the most celebrated intersections in the world. Located in New York's midtown Manhattan at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Times Square is a tourist destination, entertainment center, and New Year's Eve must-see rolled into one. But it wasn't always so. In fact, this landmark district managed to go from dazzling to dirty and back again in just a few decades, and it's a fascinating story. Interested in learning more? Click through and take a walk through the history of Times Square.


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.


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.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


Cool caves around the world you can actually visit

Some of the most amazing spectacles are hidden deep underground, beneath rocks, sea and even ice.


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.


Why you should visit Uruguay

Switch off your cell phone, leave civilization behind you, and spend an unforgettable vacation in Uruguay. Its 170,000 sq km holds wonders of nature and surprising hidden gems that will leave you breathless. Discover more about these heavenly corners of tranquility!