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Tips for raising bilingual and multilingual kids

In an increasingly globalized world, the benefits of fluency in more than one language are huge. Bilingualism can open up work and travel opportunities, and learning more than one language in childhood and infancy may make it easier to pick up others later on. With an ever-growing number of families speaking one or more languages at home, the challenges and opportunities that come with rearing bilingual or multilingual kids are greater than ever. Click through the following gallery to discover top tips for raising bilingual and multilingual kids.


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.


30 capital cities with the best air in the world (America’s represented)

Everyone knows bad air quality when they breathe it in, but how does it measure and compare across different capital cities? To get this information, the amount of particulate matter is measured to arrive at a number the residents are breathing in over a period of time. In 2023, IQAir released their World Air Quality Report, looking at the concentration of PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) in capital cities around the world. The report applied population-based adjustments to standardize its results and calculated an annual average of the data. If a city exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) safety guideline of five micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) for annual average PM2.5 levels, it meant potential health risks for its residents. So, how did your capital city do? Click on to check out the top 30.


Thousands flock to Stonehenge to celebrate summer solstice

Thousands of people have greeted the sun with cheers as it rose over Stonehenge for the summer solstice, just days after the ancient monument was sprayed with orange paint. Those who observed the spectacle at the neolithic structure in Wiltshire encountered a chilly morning accompanied by misty fields as the sun glinted over the horizon at 4.52am on Friday. The display follows the heritage site having been targeted by Just Stop Oil protesters earlier this week. Wiltshire Police said a man in his 70s and a woman in her 20s had been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, damaging an ancient monument and deterring a person from engaging in a lawful activity. Many of the attendees at the event expressed frustration and disapproval at the protest.


Spain and its timeless appeal to tourists

Spain, one of Europe's great nations, has faced and overcome significant challenges throughout its history. Proud and resilient, its people have navigated civil conflicts and financial instability, drawing strength from their unique culture and identity. Despite current struggles, Spain's ingenuity, creativity, and stubborn determination have always prevailed. Intrigued? Click through the following gallery to discover what makes Spain an incredible country.


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


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


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 .


Sir Francis Drake Was An English Hero With A Secret Dark Side

Drake was a sea captain who indulged in both privateering for the English and exploring the globe in their name as well. England’s enemies grew to loathe Drake for the former actions, considering him a despicable pirate. Find out how he come to be so loved and hated at the same time.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


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


Glamping: Top tips for a comfortable and fun experience

If you've never heard of glamping, then you're in for a treat. Glamour camping is the perfect solution for those who love to be outdoors but miss the comfort of home, as it combines nature and luxury. Whether you're looking to rent out a glamping property, or you want to learn about DIY glamping, these tips will help to get you started. Click through this gallery to see the best tips for a successful outdoor trip.


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


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!


This might be the first nation officially erased by climate change

One of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world is also one of the least visited, but most of us may never get to visit before the nation disappears. Tuvalu is an island country in the west-central Pacific Ocean, sitting about halfway between Australia and Hawaii. It’s a coral atoll nation, which means it sits on a ring-shaped coral reef encircling a lagoon, with islands along the rim. The country is a stunning oasis, but faces the threat of disappearing completely from the face of the Earth. Click through to find out about the people, the culture, the devastation it faces, and more about this unique community.


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 20 Best Luggage Brands Worth Investing In

From Samsonite to Rimowa, Tumi to Away—here's what you need to know about each one.


7 of the Most Ridiculously Long Interstates in the U.S.

Historic, iconic, impossibly long.


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.


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.


Disturbing aspects of human nature

Being human is indeed an extraordinary experience, but have you ever wondered if we are inherently good or bad? Sure, there are a number of socio-cultural and circumstantial aspects to take into account that will influence the way we think and act, but, stripped of all external factors, what are we really like? Indeed, there are human behaviors that are naturally darker than others, and science has proven time and again that we're flawed by default. In this gallery, we explore the dark side of human nature. Click through to find out what the most disturbing aspects of being human are.


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.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


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

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


11 Etiquette Mistakes You Might Be Making On A Cruise, According To Experts

Whether you're cruising for the first time or fiftieth, these mistakes could single you out as rude.


Healthy and hassle-free travel snacks for your next trip

Two of the biggest mistakes people make while traveling are completely abandoning their healthy habits and spending way too much money on food. But traveling doesn't have to be hard on your body or your bank account! Click through to see healthy, cheaper snack ideas that will keep you satiated, all while fitting easily in your carry-on.


Southwest Boeing 737 plunges within 500 feet of Oklahoma neighborhood

Southwest Airlines Flight 4069 was nine miles away from the runway at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport when it plummeted to between 400 and 500 feet as it flew over a high school.


The 30 most breathtaking skylines in America

The US is a wide and diverse land of intense and unique bursts of development, with higher buildings and more interesting structures popping up each year. These skylines emerge like a fingerprint of each city, revealing their characteristics through architecture, atmosphere, and culture. Check out this gallery to see the top 30 skylines in the country.


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

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

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


Secrets behind famous monuments

Many historical monuments and landmarks around the world still hide many mysteries, but we are lucky enough to have discovered amazing facts about many of them. Click through and get to know surprising facts about some of the world's most iconic landmarks.


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...


Popular tourist destinations with weird laws (that you should be careful about)

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, right? This holds true to this day, as when we travel we should be aware of local customs and laws so that we don't end up in an unpleasant situation, or worse: fined or arrested. Indeed, most countries have bizarre laws, even if some are not strictly enforced. As visitors, we should be aware of them, as they can make a difference in the quality of our vacation. If you were planning a steamy vacation with your unwed partner in Bali, you might want to do it sooner rather than later. Indonesia’s parliament passed a controversial and long-awaited revision of its penal code on December 6 which criminalizes extramarital sex for both citizens and tourists. After ratification, the new criminal code must be signed by the president, and it will be applied in up to three years, reports NBC. The amended criminal code makes sex outside marriage punishable by a year in jail, as well as cohabitation of unmarried couples punishable by six months. It also says the promotion of contraception and religious blasphemy are illegal. Curious for more? Click through this gallery and discover the weird laws of popular tourist destinations.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

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


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


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.


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!


Suspected bomb discovered near railway track

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


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Follow the most popular wine routes in the world

Wine routes allow connoisseurs and enthusiasts of this most civilized of drinks to visit wineries and vineyards in some of the most prestigious wine regions in the world. So, where would you like to uncork your favorite red or white? Browse the gallery, raise your glass, and start following these fabulous wine routes.


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


Check out the world's most scenic skydiving locations

Are you looking for a thrill? Skydiving is one of the most exhilarating experiences a person can have, and it is more accessible than you may think! Adrenaline junkies around the world are taking flight and catching the ride of their lives in the most unique locations. From soaring over the Swiss Alps to flying Down Under, here are the world's most scenic skydiving locations.


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

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


The amazing attractions of Arizona

The sunbaked southwestern state of Arizona is home to some of the most jaw-dropping sights in the United States. Home of the Grand Canyon, Arizona is filled with national parks whose curious rock formations have an otherworldly beauty. Mirror-smooth lakes reflect pine forests and rugged cliffs in rainbow colors, and 'ghost towns' reveal a glimpse of the Wild West. The cities and small towns offer intriguing architecture, excellent museums, and a stellar dining scene, while the surrounding countryside provides almost limitless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Ready for a virtual tour? Click through to discover the amazing attractions of Arizona.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


Jerusalem highlights June 21-27

What's new to do in Israel's capital?


An expert’s guide to hiking safety

More Britons are donning walking boots and taking to the trail than ever before – and little wonder considering the many health benefits walking offers for both body and mind. When coupled with the sights and sounds of nature, hiking decreases stress and boosts both mental and physical health. And, once you’ve invested in a pair of decent walking b...


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

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


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.