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A passenger 'lunged' into his bag and discharged a gun after a TSA officer spotted it via x-ray

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport called the incident an "accidental discharge" and emphasized that there was no active shooter.

In two years, US wildfires have torched nearly 20% of all giant sequoia trees

Giant sequoias have long lived with fire, which has been critical in maintaining healthy forests, but recent wildfires have caused staggering losses.

16 Weekend Getaways in Upstate New York Where You’ll Find a Winter Wonderland

Your escape awaits.

How latest update to England’s travel red list will affect planned trips

The UK government has added six countries to the travel red list after the emergence of a new coronavirus variant. As of midday on Friday, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia are subject to restrictions and a temporary flight ban. Non-UK and Irish residents who have been in any of those countries in the previous 10 days will be refused entry into England. And the move will have an impact on anyone who has a trip...

Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist review – all over the place

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was the most intrepid traveller in the history of art. From his home city of Nuremberg he crossed the Alps more than once in treacherous conditions, staying in icy mountain shelters. The ship on which he sailed for six days to see a beached whale in Zeeland was almost lost in a winter storm. He lived in Venice in times of cholera, and possibly picked up malaria on a trip to the Low Countries where he was astounded by...

A Hawaiian TikToker called out tourists after a video appeared to show an influencer on a forbidden hiking trail

Camille Leihulu shared a TikTok from a group of tourists who appeared to be climbing the stairs and said, "Outsiders get to blatantly ignore laws."

Stunning golf courses around the world

Whoever said golf is a good walk spoiled clearly never crossed the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews, or gazed upon the glorious greens of Augusta National’s Golden Bell. Golf isn’t just a sport; it’s a way to get in touch with Mother Nature, and these 20 stunning courses show Mother Nature at her best (with a little help from the groundskeepers).

Craziest ice rinks around the world

Ice skating is a beloved winter pastime around the world. Not only does it serve as a great form of exercise, but it's often a time to bond with friends and family and, if you're lucky, take in captivating views, too. From Chicago to Moscow, here are some of the craziest ice rinks around the world.

The 5 best places to stay in Dublin, from an exquisite luxury hotel to an Airbnb inside a seafront tower

If you're wondering where to stay in Dublin, Ireland, these are the best Dublin hotels, hostels, Airbnbs, and accommodations for every budget.

I went on a cruise where my only friends were in their 70s. I'd recommend the experience to all solo travelers — especially women.

Insider's Mikhaila Friel met two women who became her self-proclaimed "surrogate grandmothers" while traveling on a western Europe cruise in October.

Fascinating historical cities in the U.S.

Have you ever wondered what life was like in colonial Williamsburg, nineteenth-century New Orleans, or 1930s Atlanta? Immerse yourself in hundreds of years of history in these fascinating cities across the United States.

Hilton hotels are throwing a pet-friendly Christmas, with a three-course dinner for dogs

To get the meal for your dog, book a room at a pet-friendly Hilton hotel in Britain between December 3 and 31.

If Dublin is on your bucket list, these are the best ways to get to and around the Irish capital

These are the best ways to travel to and around Dublin, Ireland, with our insider tips on transportation, flights, ferries, and more.

Thanksgiving challenges airlines as US travel nears pre-pandemic levels

Maliha Aziz was understandably nervous about her 19 November trip from St Louis, Missouri, to her native city of Karachi, Pakistan, for her nephew’s wedding. Aziz, a former principal of an Islamic Sunday school in St Louis, and her husband traveled to three weddings over the summer and experienced numerous flights delays and cancelations. On a Friday in June, they were stuck at a gate at the St Louis airport for more than two hours and missed a...

Exactly When To Book and Take Any Flight To Save the Most Money

This intel from new flight-sales data may surprise you.

As a travel editor, I vowed kids would never stop me from traveling. But one baby and a terrible trip later, that's exactly what I've done.

After the birth of her first child, the author said confidently that she'd keep traveling. The reality is far different, but she's OK with that.

11 of the Best Pop Culture Christmas Ornaments to Add to Your Tree This Year

From 'Friends' and 'The Golden Girls' to 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Wars,' there's an ornament for every kind of fandom.

‘An uplifting experience’: readers’ favourite places in Lisbon

Winning tip: An elevator to fabulous views After a morning’s sightseeing in the historic centre, my favourite place in Lisbon is an uplifting experience: the Santa Justa elevator links downtown Lisbon to the Chiado district up the hill. I simply love the beautiful wrought iron of this 100-year-old neo-Gothic tower, created by Raul Mesnier de Pondard, a student of Gustave Eiffel. At the top you can enjoy the fabulous 360-degree views over the...

Perfect for the wilderness: a Cairngorms safari by e-bike

Braemar out of season is a strange place to be. Not quite lifeless, but definitely falling into an autumnal torpor. After an extraordinarily busy summer hosting the great flood of northbound domestic tourists, in late October just a few B&Bs and pubs are hanging on before some much-needed downtime. At the edges of the village though, and in the wider, wilder countryside beyond, a lot more life is to be found. Red squirrels are emboldened by the...

Luxury Hotel In Turkey 'Floats' Above World's Largest Intact Mosaic

A luxury hotel in Turkey is also home to an ancient mosaic and the largest intact example ever excavated. The 9,000 square-foot mosaic was discovered eleven years ago during the construction of a new hotel in Antakya. Archaeologists at the site believe the geometric work once decorated the floor of a public building in the previous city of Antioch,...

I worked at Disney World for 2 years. Here are 10 things I always do at the parks in the winter.

From seeing festive character costumes and decorations at the parks to Epcot's Festival of the Holidays, here are the best winter things at Disney.

World View's Space Balloon Will Offer Commercial Rides Into Stratosphere For $50k

An incredible balloon-carried capsule is set to begin ferrying passengers into the stratosphere in 2024. Arizona-based company World View wants to carry participants of all ages and physical conditions in their futuristic helium-filled balloon which will see them floating above some of the most astonishing landmarks on the planet. From this point, ...

Planning a trip to Dublin? Read up on these important advisories first

Here's what you need to know about visiting Dublin in Ireland when it comes to weather advisories, mask mandates, and other COVID regulations.

25 beautiful mountain towns in the world

From the United States to Japan, not to mention several European countries, numerous cities and villages lie nestled amid dreamy mountainous landscapes exuding a sense of well-being and an invitation to relax. Check out 25 of these alpine locations.

A local’s guide to Turin: five great things to do

Silvia Ceriani lives in Turin and works for the Slow Food movement on events such as Terra Madre, Slow Cheese and the Slow Wine Fair Food Nothing in Turin compares to the spectacle put on each Saturday at Porta Palazzo market. Out in the main square, outside the two covered markets, are raucous fishmongers and the cheapest fruit and vegetables stalls. My advice is to forget the modern Mercato Centrale – it’s more a trumped-up restaurant mall...

Disney World Has a New Neighbor: What to Know About the Upcoming Peppa Pig Theme Park

Image Source: Everett Collection You may want to schedule a stop in between Walt Disney World and Legoland during your next family vacation because a Peppa Pig theme park is being constructed in Florida and Mickey Mouse might have a new BFF.

I was a schoolboy chef at Birmingham’s Grand Hotel. Now I’m back – as a guest

The Grand Hotel is where I met the big bad world. In 1979, when I was 15, a work-experience place led to a part-time job as a commis chef, so I spent weekends as an underling in a huge, sweltering hotel kitchen full of moody, permanently hungover chefs preparing 1970s delicacies like prawn cocktail, black forest gateau and joints of meat and cauliflower cheese for the carvery restaurant. I still have asbestos hands developed from handling...

In pictures: Life in Mongolia

Ranked as the 19th largest country in the world, Mongolia is known for its steppes, desert, and mountains. Discover this country through its cities, plains, landscapes, and the daily life of its people.

Everything you need to know about space tourism

Between floating in weightlessness, witnessing 16 sunrises a day and gazing into the infinite void, space travel sure sounds like an out-of-this-world experience. And now, it’s no longer a thing of the future. That’s right, soon interstellar awe will be open to (almost) anyone, as billionaires Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk are pushing the space tourism industry to a higher orbit.

UK winter holidaymakers urged to get vaccinated and book with reputable travel firms

As coronavirus numbers spike across Europe, winter holidaymakers are being urged to ensure that they are vaccinated and to book ski trips with reputable firms. While it is highly unlikely that the UK government will reintroduce travel restrictions for travelling within Europe, the situation remains precarious. Austria has imposed a “firebreak” lockdown of up to 20 days . France and Germany are also experiencing fourth waves of Covid-19...

The must-try restaurant in every state

Each state has its own unique identity, with its own cultures and traditions. What better way to learn about those traditions than through their food? As Anthony Bourdain once said, “food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma.” Here are the must-try restaurants from every state.

Beautiful photos of canals around the world

Cities criss-crossed by waterways and pretty bridges are often considered extremely romantic. Think Venice or Bruges: Perfect destinations for enjoying a boat ride and exploring a city from a new angle. Here are some superb photos of canals from across the globe.

Share your favourite Christmas and New Year UK light event to win a holiday voucher

It could be a spectacular laser light show in a city park, tastefully illuminated gardens at a grand historic home or an arty trail with glowing installations in mysterious woods. Tell us about a Christmas light extravaganza you’ve visited – we’re particularly interested in hearing about less well-known events. If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition. Keep your tip to about 100...

61 COVID-19 cases were detected on flights from South Africa to the Netherlands amid concern of new Omicron variant

"I am surrounded by MORONS who don't even have their masks on. When we're marooned because of a possibly vaccine-proof variant," a New York Times reporter tweeted from the tarmac.

Fascinating ghost towns around the world

Around the world, there’s an impressive number of towns and cities that have been abandoned by their inhabitants. From closed mining camps and disaster areas to former battlefields, many of these locations have been deserted. Frozen in time, these neglected places draw an increasing number of curious visitors each year. Check out these 20 fascinating ghost towns from the four corners of the globe.

Land of plenty: top 10 UK foodie breaks

Foraging and wild pizza, Dorset If you’re looking for a sustainable, eco-friendly foodie gift, this coastal foraging experience with Fore Adventure will hit the spot. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Studland Bay, the half-day course begins with exploring the beach for seaweeds, sea vegetables, cockles and crabs, before using the ingredients to create a “wild pizza” cooked in a woodfaired oven. Stay just a stone’s throw away at the Pig on...

British Airways owner warns it could cut Heathrow flights over higher charges

British Airways could move flights away from Heathrow if the airport is allowed to increase charges by 50%, the airline’s owner has warned. The International Airlines Group chief executive, Luis Gallego, said it “would not be alone” in taking its business elsewhere, undermining the global competitiveness of the UK. IAG, which also owns Aer Lingus and Iberia, is the biggest operator at the London hub and has led objections to proposed increases...

Brooding beauty: why Carmarthenshire is Wales’ best-kept secret

Thank God no boozy poet or philandering painter was born or buried in Llandeilo in the heart of Carmarthenshire. If there were, it would probably be flooded with pilgrims. As it is, the small inland town on the mighty Tywy (or Towy) – the longest river that has its source and outlet in Wales – has a degree of quaintness, but not too much, and only a handful of gawpers admiring the pastel-painted facades. Most are, like me, on road trips, as the...

20 legendary destinations for surfing the biggest waves

Where there’s a barrelling wave, you can bet there’s a surfer keen to ride it. But only the bravest and most experienced surfers challenge the world’s biggest waves. They break everywhere from Tahiti and Hawaii to off the coast of Portugal, California and the Indonesian island of Java—and beyond. And they’re not for the faint of heart. Read on for 20 legendary destinations around the world for surfing the biggest waves.

‘New Zealand will be the loser’: travel sector bemoans slow reopening

Lyn Rickman and her family were hoping to travel across the ditch from Australia to visit her daughter Ellie, who lives in New Zealand and is due to graduate in Auckland at the beginning of May. “Now chances are we won’t get there, because the borders will open in a staggered way from 30 April and we’d have to quarantine,” says Rickman. “We can’t plan anything ... we’re just hoping New Zealand changes the rules. I’ll be triple-vaxxed, what more...

Australia international border restrictions: what’s changed for travel and who can arrive quarantine-free

Australia’s international border will be further eased from next week under substantial changes announced by the federal government on Monday. From 1 December, Australia’s travel bubble will be expanded and skilled workers, eligible visa holders and international students will be able to arrive quarantine-free, subject to some conditions. Here’s what you need to know. What’s changing for international travel? From 1 December, there will be a...

20 gigantic statues that overlook the world

From political leaders and religious deities to historical moments and aspirational ideas, civilizations across the globe have built huge statues and sculptures to honour key symbols of their cultures. As Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue celebrated its 90th birthday in October 2021, discover the stories behind some of the world’s most famous gigantic statues.

A step away from the Lakes: walking the ‘Camino’ of Cumbria

The winding coastal pathway promised to be sublime: a gorse-lined trail atop a sweep of airy crags that fell away to reveal a nesting ground for kittiwakes, razorbills and rare black guillemots. The weather, a mix of smoking fog, brutal winds and lashing rain, was another matter. Talk about blowing the cobwebs off. “Take a bracing walk along the clifftops,” read the info board near the trailhead at Whitehaven harbour, where I began. “The outlook...

The most stunning swimming pools on the planet

Swimming pools have been a calling card of exotic locations and luxurious hotels for decades, and their appeal has only grown in the age of Instagram. From infinity pools that stretch on for as far as the eye can see, to dip-worthy spots in jaw-dropping locations, there are some truly stunning manmade bodies of water in the world. Don’t believe us? Grab a towel and dive in with our rundown of 20 of the most stunning swimming pools on the planet. Just remember the rules: no running, ducking, bombing or heavy petting.

The best places in the world to eat a burger

A bun, a patty, perhaps some cheese for everyone but purists, and a few condiments are all you need to make a hamburger. The recipe is so simple that one might think it's impossible to make a bad burger and even less likely to make an exceptional one. Here are 25 restaurants that have succeeded in taking the hamburger to its utmost.

6 of the most memorable things to do in Dublin that most tourists miss

Looking for things to do in Dublin, Ireland? These can't miss activities all come recommended by locals, including museums, hiking trails, and more.

The coolest neighbourhoods around the world

While most cities’ charming qualities can be summed up in a few words, we often focus on one or more areas within a city rather than the entire metropolis. Neighbourhoods can be unique cultural microcosms, offering a multitude of places to visit and activities to enjoy that only increase their appeal. The coolest neighbourhoods often boast the hottest restaurants and bars along with the most impressive parks and monuments. Here are 20 must-see stops you should add to your travel wish list.

A man was found in an American Airlines landing gear compartment after the flight landed in Miami

"Persons are taking extreme risks when they try to conceal themselves in confined spaces such as an aircraft," CBP told NBC News.

Videos show chaos at Atlanta airport after 'accidental discharge' of a weapon caused travelers to drop to the ground 'out of fear'

The airport said a weapon was "accidentally discharged" in the security screening area, prompting travelers to fear an active shooter.

These Are the Best National Parks to Visit in Winter

Avoid the summer crowds and enjoy snow-capped scenery.