China displayed its flag on the dark side of the moon for the first time

13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.

Some of the World's Best Whiskeys Are Coming From India

The country's new crop of single malts are racking up awards and becoming a force to be reckoned with.

HSBC Live+ Credit Card: With 8% Cashback on Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment, is this the Ultimate Lifestyle Credit Card?

Some credit cards reward you for dining, some are geared towards shopping rebates, and others are all about your entertainment spending. But what if you want all 3? Enter the freshly launched HSBC Live+ Credit Card, a lifestyle card that currently gives you 8% cashback at dining, shopping, and entertainment merchants. The latter includes streaming subscriptions like Disney+, Netflix, and Spotify, making the HSBC Live+ Credit Card the highest...

Top tourist destination Barcelona plans to shut all holiday apartments by 2028

By Joan Faus BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona, a top Spanish holiday destination, announced on Friday that it will bar apartment rentals to tourists by 2028, an unexpectedly drastic move as it seeks to rein in soaring housing costs and make the city liveable for residents. The city's leftist mayor, Jaume Collboni, said that by November 2028, Barcelona will scrap the licences of the 10,101

Style or Function? Experts Pick the Best Luggage Brands for 2024

We travel a lot, so we wondered recently if we were getting all we could out of our usual road-trip luggage. To find out, we turned to the style and product experts at Esquire and Good Housekeeping for advice on the best luggage brands.

Beautiful portraits of children from around the world

June 1 is International Children's Day. In honor of all the kids around the world, browse through the following images to see stunning portraits of how children live and play around the globe. (Photo by Robert Collins)

The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

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

Here’s Why You Should Take $50-$250 Cash on a Night Out

When you're going out for the night, the last thing you want to do is worry about overspending. If you bring just a card, you'll have to worry about ATM fees and places that have a card minimum, but...

The incredible health benefits of going to the beach

Beaches are some of the greatest and most enjoyable natural wonders our world has to offer. However, a day by the shore is more than just a good time; there are also surprising health benefits involved with going to the beach. So, what are the secret ingredients? Three words: water, sun, and air, which are all natural elements that offer some form of health benefit(s). That said, what exactly are the health benefits of hitting the beach? Click on to find out!

British tourist killed outside Spain nightclub

The 31-year-old was stabbed after a fight broke out in the coastal town of Calella, Spanish police say.

American Airlines plane hit by garbage truck while waiting to take off

An American Airlines plane has been struck by a garbage truck while waiting to take off in North Carolina .

These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.

Explore 60 of the most extreme locations on Earth

What is the farthest point on Earth from an ocean? Where can we find the highest human settlement or the lowest commercial airport? And where is the biggest vertical drop found? Our planet is a realm of extremes, a sphere of astonishing contradictions that both perplex and astound us. Take a look at this gallery to discover a compilation of 60 extraordinary locations on Earth that will undoubtedly leave you astounded.

Mezuzahs inspired by land and sea: The work of Nadav Pollack

Each piece was like its own land-and-sea world, condensed into a 20- or 25-centimeter mezuzah.

How dangerous are Boeing airplanes?

On May 9, 2024, a Boeing 737-300 skidded off an airport runway in Senegal, Africa, as the plane was taking off. The incident marked the latest episode in a string of accidents involving Boeing aircraft. In fact, in 2024 alone, no less than seven technical failures have been recorded, further deepening the crisis faced by the manufacturer over its safety record. In this gallery, we examine the timeline of major Boeing accidents and incidents, many of them the result of pilot error but others identified due to instrument and component failure. Click through and find out about the manufacturer's dangerous track record.

The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.

I've been flying ultra-low-cost airlines for years and have never been charged extra — these are my 4 tips for avoiding fees

The a-la-carte business model used by carriers like Frontier and Spirit can cost travelers hundreds in unexpected fees if you don't know the rules.

Barcelona aims to become Airbnb-free zone by 2029

Barcelona, one of Europe's most visited cities, said Friday it aims to ban apartment rentals to tourists by 2029 to ease the housing shortage in Spain's second largest city. This means that "from 2029", if there are no setbacks, "tourist flats as we conceive of them today will disappear from the city of Barcelona".

These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.

Have you heard of these great explorers?

The folks over at Britain Explorer compiled a list of the Top 20 British Explorers. Ranked by achievements, difficulty, persistence, and public recognition, the list is a handy guide to who explored where. Take a look!

China, Australia to issue five-year visas to citizens for tourism, business

BEIJING (Reuters) -China and Australia will provide each other's citizens with multiple-entry visas of up to five years for tourism and business from Friday, the Chinese foreign ministry said, in another sign of improving ties between the two countries. The visa arrangement followed a milestone trip by China's Premier Li Qiang to Australia earlier this week that marked a stabilisation in

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

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

Must-visit US destinations that may soon disappear

The Earth undergoes continuous change, both positive and negative. Even some of the most extraordinary and breathtaking destinations in America are not exempt from these changes and are experiencing imminent transformations. These changes range from increasing temperatures to the loss of habitats and the pressures of extensive tourism. Check out these incredible destinations in the US you need to visit before they’re gone forever! Click through the gallery to get started.

AmEx to buy restaurant booking platform Tock for $400 million

(Reuters) -American Express is buying Squarespace-owned restaurant booking platform Tock for $400 million to expand its foothold in the dining industry, one of the biggest spending categories on its cards. The all-cash deal, unveiled on Friday, will build upon the credit card giant's acquisition of online restaurant reservation platform Resy in 2019. Resy helps AmEx cardholders get special

Here Are the 20 Greatest Movies That Take Place on a Train

A subgenre with surprising versatility.

The world's most intriguing religious relics

Many religious relics have been kept over the centuries, and many of these are not only considered sacred, they're also believed to have special powers. A tooth that keeps growing? How about 1700-year-old blood that liquefies? As odd as they sound, these religious relics are treasured and venerated by millions of people. Intrigued? Click through the following gallery and discover the world's most intriguing religious relics.

American Airlines CEO say black passengers removal is 'unacceptable'

American Airlines CEO Robert Isom told staff this week that he is 'incredibly disappointed' and they 'failed their customers' after eight black men were removed from a flight due to complaints of odor

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

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

Bagging Munros, wild camping and mysterious lochs: readers’ favourite wilderness trips in Scotland

Camping in the Bone Caves of Sutherland We live in the north-west Highlands of Scotland and frequently spend our free time having micro-adventures. We tend to avoid the busiest times of year. One February half-term, my sister and I loaded our ageing campervans with mattress and children and headed north to Inchnadamph. Our destination was the Bone Caves of Assynt. The wild camping was free, we were cosy tucked up in the van and awoke to a...

Suspected bomb discovered near railway track

People travelling between Eastleigh and Fareham effected by the discovery as trains briefly halt.

The Best Beach in Every State

Uncover the best beach in every state. From white sandy shorelines to rocky and rugged lagoons, find the best destination in your state to beat the heat this summer.

Places Americans don’t visit—but definitely should

Even though Americans still carry the stereotype of people who don’t travel overseas, this is far from the truth. Yes, US citizens may not travel internationally as frequently as other cultures, particularly Europeans, but Americans are going abroad like never before. Popular destinations among Americans include our neighboring Mexico and Canada, as well as the UK in Europe, according to the Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office. But what about the countries not featured in the list? There are some real gems out there that Americans have left untapped. What are some amazing destinations abroad that Americans should start visiting? Click through the gallery to find out.

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.

What the State You Grew Up in Says About You

Every state has its own distinctive culture and traditions.

The Cities in New York Where You’re Most and Least Likely To Live Paycheck to Paycheck

If you dream of living in New York but don't think the hustle of the Big Apple is for you, you have plenty of great options. While ranked No. 45 by U.S. News & World Report for affordability and...

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.

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.

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 best guys' trip destinations

From bachelor parties to birthday celebrations, there's always an excuse to get together with the guys. The next time you plan to meet up for a special occasion, why not book a weekend break or vacation? If history is your thing, head to Croatia, but if you're looking to party, make a beeline for Las Vegas. This informative gallery covers destinations for all types of guy groups, with some handy tips to keep in mind to help you organize your next big gathering. Click on to discover more.

Geography mistakes that most of us make

Hands up those who think they know their geography! Well, even those who like to think they know the difference between the Geographic South Pole and the Magnetic South Pole can get things wrong. And you'd be surprised at the mistakes being made at even the most basic levels of this fascinating subject. So, what are some the most common errors made when talking about geography? Click through and resit geography class!

Unconventional travel destinations for introverts

Introverts love to travel as much as their extrovert counterparts, but their travel needs can often differ substantially. Many introverts seek quiet, solitary destinations with minimal social stimulation and plenty of space to reflect and take in their surroundings. Browse through some unconventional destinations introverts must add to their bucket list in the following gallery.

Tips to turn your garden into a wildlife sanctuary

Are you looking to attract birds, critters, and insects to your garden and turn it into a wildlife refuge? The good news is that all you need to do is add a few new features to your yard to attract varied animal species from far and wide. Browse through the following gallery for some tips on how to make your backyard wildlife-friendly, safe, and appealing for all sorts of animals!

20 of the strangest laws travellers should know

Travel is always an adventure. And even more so when you set your sights beyond your homeland, where the same rules and laws don’t always apply. The learning process, it turns out, can be fraught with faux pas. Read on for 20 of the strangest laws travellers should know.

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!)

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

You might get starstruck at these luxury properties.

I went glamping in the Sahara Desert. I thought I'd hate it, but even the freezing temperatures didn't get me down.

I went glamping for the first time in the Sahara Desert with my two kids. The trip was filled with surprises and cold temperatures but worth it.

Andorra awaits: Uncover Europe's charming treasure

Nestled high up in the Pyrenees mountains between Spain and France is one of the smallest, and most charming, countries in Europe: Andorra. What Andorra lacks in size, it more than makes up for in character and culture. As the only country with Catalan as its sole official language, Andorra goes to great lengths to preserve its Catalonian heritage. Wandering around this little piece of alpine heaven, visitors will find no shortage of ski resorts, hiking trails, shopping districts, Romanesque relics, and much more. Interested? Then read on to start planning your trip to Andorra!

The most captivating British towns you have to visit

When you think of the UK, perhaps the words "wonderful holiday" do not spring to mind. However, the countryside and history of the UK are vastly underrated. There are countless numbers of charming towns that will transport you back to times gone by. There is such a wealth of activities to do, from trekking up tall mountain peaks to rowing in gently ebbing rivers. On your exploration of the United Kingdom, it is important to find the right towns to stay in to make your trip as perfect as can be. Here are the towns that you won't be able to resist being charmed by. From Portmerion to Cullen Bay, click through to discover more.

China tourists abandoned at sea on diving trip forced to make 2-hour swim to shore

Diving test participants fear for safety as sea turns cold, weather turns and waves grow higher An investigation into how three tourists in southern China were abandoned at sea along with their diving instructor - forcing them to swim for two hours to the nearest shore - has shocked social media. One of the tourists, surnamed Jin, said the trio wer...