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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 20 Best Luggage Brands Worth Investing In

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


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.


This is what air travel will look like in 2030

From pilotless air taxis and robot-controlled airports to glass-bottomed airships, these futuristic innovations in air travel are all coming soon.


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.


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)


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 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.


The most amazing lost cities

Many people talk of the fictional lost city of Atlantis, but there are many real-life cities that have been lost to time or tragedy. Of some, nothing remains but a few stone foundations or burial mounds, while others lie abandoned, their buildings in disrepair or preserved as historical sites. Read about 20 of the most amazing lost cities on Earth.


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


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 .


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!


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!


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.


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

These under-the-radar destinations are the perfect place to kick back and relax.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


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.


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.


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


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!


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.


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


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


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.


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...


Creepy and fascinating ghost towns you can actually visit

Desolate landscapes, abandoned houses, and dilapidated buildings aren't just the settings of horror movies—they're also somewhat commonly found all over the world. Once bustling locations can become ghost towns for various reasons. Curious to discover some of them? Then click through and take a look at the world's eeriest ghost towns that were left to rot.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


Footsteps of adventure: Epic hiking destinations

Did you know that Chile has a huge hiking route through its Patagonian wilderness? This is just one of the destinations that has got outdoor enthusiasts reaching for their boots and walking poles. Indeed, there are many places in the world where adventure tourists explore exciting destinations on foot. Browse the gallery and take a walk on the wild side.


What you need to know about Pride Cymru 2024

Thousands of people are expected to visit Cardiff this weekend for the annual Pride Cymru festival.


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

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


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.


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.


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.


What is Ivan Kupala? Customs, traditions, beliefs

The holiday, which typically occurs the night between July 6 and 7, comes from pre-Christian pagan traditions in the region. But what does one do on this holiday? That is what we’re here to explain!


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

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


Scotland's quaintest small towns and villages

Scotland is celebrated around the world for its stark beauty and dramatic scenery. Embellishing the mountains, lochs, and coastline are numerous small towns and villages, charming places unique in character and exuding a personality all their own. Many serve as historic destinations, established centuries ago and standing as testament to the country's long history. Others are found on remote islands, little visited but always worth exploring. If Scotland is on your travel wish list, make sure to include the following small towns and villages in your itinerary. Click through for ideas of where to go and what to see.


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


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.


21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

Carve out naturally beautiful borders, stairs, and sitting areas.


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 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.


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!)


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 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.


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...


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


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


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.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.