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I've been to 25 countries. Here are 10 mistakes I wish I'd avoided when I first started traveling.

After visiting 25 countries, I've made plenty of mistakes while traveling. But luckily, I can pass on my wisdom about things to avoid and stop doing.


War in Myanmar heartlands silences volcano shrine

A shrine perched on an extinct volcano in Myanmar once thronged with the bustle of pilgrims praying to flower-eating spirit Popa Maedaw, but civil war has cut the complex off from the faithful. - Wish granter - The Taung Kalat shrine honours Popa Maedaw, one of dozens of nats, or guardian spirits, that exist alongside Buddhism in Myanmar.


Virgin Atlantic orders seven new planes to complete fleet overhaul

Virgin Atlantic orders seven new planes to complete fleet overhaul - The airline said it has ordered seven new Airbus A330-900s, which will be delivered from 2027.


Delta Air Lines says cancellations continue after tech outage

NEW YORK — Airlines, including Delta Air Lines, continued to struggle to restore operations two days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide and resulted in several carriers grounding flights. Total cancellations within, into or out of the U.S. on Sunday clocked in at 1,461, according to the latest data from FlightAware. Delta and United Airlines topped the cancellations. Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in a...


I spent $135 to have dinner in a cave in Bali. The food was delicious, but there are better ways to experience the island.

The Cave by chef Ryan Clift is a subterranean restaurant with just 22 seats in Bali, Indonesia.


Evidence of WW2 crash revealed on 80th anniversary

US airmen who died in the crash are honoured with a memorial at the crash site in Thurston, Suffolk.


The long tale of the yacht linked to a Russian oligarch and abandoned in the Caribbean for more than 2 years finally draws to a close

A European buyer bought the 267-foot yacht, ending two-year saga involving ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Russian oligarch Andrey Guryev.


I deeply regret riding an elephant on holiday. This year, we should all make the ethical choice

It won’t surprise anyone to know that I’m not the sort of person who’d choose to go to tourist attractions that keep animals in captivity for human entertainment. But like many of us, when it comes to interacting with animals while on holiday, there are things I look back on that I would do differently now. Tourist attractions such as dolphin parks and tiger temples exist only for commercial gain at the price of a lifetime of mental and often...


‘Bawal magtayo ng resort’: Calls to protect cave discovered in Cagayan mount online

Construction workers in Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City discovered a cave last July 15, prompting calls from Filipinos to protect the area’s natural resources from human interference. In a Facebook post on Friday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Northern Mindanao reported that the cave was discovered during a road construction in Sta. […]


Airlines could be forced to display environmental impact of every flight

Airlines could be forced to display environmental impact of every flight - Regulator the Civil Aviation Authority said it wants to enable consumers to make more informed choices.


Paris is ready for the Olympics

Paris will host the Olympics and Paralympics this summer, with thousands of stellar athletes and millions of tourists expected to visit the French capital. The countdown to the Games is on, so click through this gallery to find out everything you need to know, from the newly debuted sports to where the opening ceremony will be held.


British Airways to put 200 aspiring pilots through training

British Airways to put 200 aspiring pilots through training - The airline said it wants to attract ‘the very best candidates from right across society’.


Festivals 'bring £900m to West economy'

Concerts and festivals are worth a huge amount to the West says an industry body.


Doing the Dolomites: Exploring Italy's iconic mountain range

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Alps and rank among the most climbed peaks in Europe. A natural draw in winter, when some of the best ski resorts in the region open for business, the Dolomites are an equally rewarding summertime destination, with hiking, cycling, and sightseeing providing a wealth of reasons to linger in this spectacularly scenic corner of the continent. So, are you ready to do the Dolomites? Pack the backpack, pull on your boots, and find out where to go and what to see.


9 Best Hilton Hotels in Vegas if You're Traveling With Family

Vegas is a town that’s packed with exciting lights, shows, and casinos that travelers can’t wait to visit. And while the city is chock-full with endless nightlife, did you know there’s also plenty for families to enjoy together? If you’re here, it’s likely that you do-and you’re just looking for the best place to set […]


Ukrainian city fears possible arrival of F-16 fighter jets

With its castle, medieval tower and river-side beach, the western Ukrainian tourist town of Starokostiantyniv doesn't seem an obvious target for Russian missile and drone strikes. We've even had drone debris fall on the beach, Shpachenko said.


Tell us about a break in Spain – you could win a holiday voucher

Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world – something that’s been causing a bit of unrest among locals in some of the country’s more popular cities and resorts this year. But there is no shortage of off-the-beaten-track places to visit and experiences to be enjoyed in this fascinating country, if you know where to look. We’d love to hear your Spain recommendations, whether it’s an unsung city, a perfect beach, a beautiful...


Philippine Delegation Returns to Global Birdfair in the U.K. After 15-Year Hiatus

The tourism industry hopes to welcome foreign birdwatchers in the Philippines.


Travel hotspots! Countries with the highest UV levels

The ultraviolet index (UVI) is a measure of the level of UV radiation. UVI 3 is the level above which sun protection is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). But some of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet regularly experience a UVI of anywhere between 8 and 11. This means anybody failing to cover up in such conditions runs the risk of damaging their health, not least by promoting the onset of skin cancer. But how do you interpret UVI, and where in the world are some of the worst travel hotspots? Click through and discover the countries with the greatest UV levels.


I've worked on cruise ships for years. Here are 6 things passengers should stop wasting money on.

As someone who works on cruises, passengers should avoid spending money on these things, including individual drinks and laundry.


5 Epic Road Trips You Can Do Over a Long Weekend

Don't have weeks to cross the country via Route 66? You can have as awe-inspiring an experience on one of these epic drives, doable in just three days


A Californian details the pros of living in England and how the culture compares to the US

Andrea moved from the US to the UK. She explained the pros of living in London and why she thinks she fits better with English culture.


Quezon City, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Is Coming To You!

This is the first time EVER that the Big Bad Wolf is going to the North!


5 Dazzling Stargazing Destinations within Driving Distance from Major U.S. Cities

A different kind of nightlife awaits when you road-trip out for some celestial splendor


LIST: Canceled flights on Tuesday, July 23, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — Several flights were canceled on Tuesday due to unfavorable weather conditions, the Manila International Airport Authority advised. Below is the list of canceled flights as of 7:30 a.m. on July 23: Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) ZH 9011/9012 Manila-Shenzhen-Manila PAL Express (2P) 2P 2932/2933 Manila-Basco-Manila 2P 2014/2015 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila Cebu Pacific (5J) 5J 504/505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila CebGo (DG) DG 6031/6032...


1,600+ Flight Delays Later: How to Easily Track Travel Cancellations With Your iPhone

Is your flight still affected by the global tech outage? Here's a solution that doesn't require a web browser or third-party app.


Brilliant facts about the American bison

Not only is the bison one of the most iconic animals in North America, but it's actually the United States' national mammal. These majestic beasts are as American as apple pie and have been inhabiting its lands for centuries. In this gallery we are giving the fantastic animal its flowers. Click on to learn some fascinating facts about the American bison.


4 Things I Always Do When Going on a Road Trip (and One I’ll Never Do Again)

Food and travel influencer Shay Spence shares his hard-won lessons from a recent road trip through the southeastern U.S. on his way to Dollywood


Overlooked travel destinations to discover this year

Are you tired of the crowds in your favorite cities? It might be time to take a trip somewhere a bit more low-key. There are plenty of places around the world to be explored that haven't been overrun with tourists... yet. Every year, Time Out magazine consults its trusted team of journalists to compile an updated list of the world's most underrated travel destinations. The results are usually surprising and sometimes unheard-of corners of the globe, waiting to welcome you—without the typical overcrowding! Intrigued? Click on the gallery to uncover the world's most overlooked travel destinations.


Parking to passports: how to check holiday costs and ensure entry into EU

Compare parking costs The UK has some of the highest airport parking charges in the world. However, you can reduce the eye-watering bill by booking ahead, and, often, going away from the airport site. Try the Purple Parking comparison website to find the cheapest deals – it covers all the UK airports, and offers a 15% discount for signing up to its emails – but check the official airport website, too. This week the Luton airport website quoted...


Flying taxi journeys could cost the same as ‘hiring an Uber’, UK firm says

Flying taxi journeys could cost the same as ‘hiring an Uber’, UK firm says - Vertical Aerospace said it expects its eVTOLs will become ‘very affordable’ once production grows.


Why Lombardy is still one of the most beautiful regions in the world

Since the advent of tourism, this picture-perfect pocket of Europe has been delighting visitors with its medieval towns, fabulous art, and some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Click through the following gallery for a pictorial journey through this stunning Italian region.


Flying Delta this week? Prepare for chaos as airline struggles to recover from IT outage

Delta Air Lines has canceled thousands of flights since Friday. It's struggling to recover from an IT outage as other airlines get back on track.


30 stunning natural wonders of the world

Our planet is a treasure trove of awe-inspiring landscapes and remarkable natural wonders that have captivated explorers, adventurers, and travelers for generations. Whether you're a seasoned globe-trotter or simply looking to be inspired, this gallery is a testament to the breathtaking diversity and wonder that Mother Nature has to offer. From towering mountains to enchanting underwater realms, these 30 natural wonders represent the pinnacle of Earth's beauty. Click on to discover them all!


Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines dangles HK$20 tickets to mark second anniversary

Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines is offering HK$20 (US$2.56) round-trip tickets for select destinations to celebrate its second anniversary, with Bangkok being its first promotion. The airline earlier said the limited-time offer would be rolled out from Tuesday to Thursday and next Monday to Wednesday, with a daily quota of 200 passengers. Travellers are only allowed to purchase a ticket each. “Greater Bay Airlines just launched the ‘2nd...


Europe's most picturesque small towns and villages

Charming villages full of traditional character, historic towns with plenty of cultural clout... Europe has them all. But where are the truly scenic destinations located? Browse the gallery and take a look at these photogenic eye-openers.


250 tourists from US to interact with IPs

MANILA, Philippines — With an estimated 250 tourists from the United States joining a tour of Northern Mindanao, the Philippine consulate general in New York has expressed confidence that the region has a lot to offer to visitors. The office of the consulate general will lead the 15th year of the “Very Important Pinoy” or VIP Tour, which was established by the Philippine embassy in the US, to bring Filipino-Americans and Americans of Filipino...


The most dangerous countries in the world in 2024


Paris Olympics plunged into travel chaos as airport workers threaten to strike with days to go

The Paris Olympics has been plunged into chaos as airport workers have threatened strike action in line with the opening ceremony. It comes as metro stations are currently closed around the city


'Our multicultural megastore can save town centre'

A new supermarket is welcoming its first customers after taking over a former Woolworths site.


Fairytale castles, mountains, and lakes in Austria and southern Germany


An Asian city is named the safest destination in the world for travelers

Singapore is named the world's safest city for tourists, according to recent research by Forbes Advisor.


5 Tips for Making the Most of a Road Trip to America's National Parks

An expert shares suggestions to help you stay safe, avoid the crowds and make the most of these national treasures while driving cross-country


Controversy in Paris 2024: Teahupo'o, the venue that awaits Olympic surfing


The best public-access and private golf courses in Colorado, ranked

Looking to play the best golf courses in Colorado? Welcome to our annual Golfweek’s Best ranking of public-access and private courses. Following are the rankings for both types of courses, as judged by our nationwide


More Filipinos are visiting Taiwan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourism officials from Taiwan are ramping up initiatives to entice more Filipinos to visit their country. Recently, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) held a travel fair here inviting travelers from the Visayas and Mindanao to explore Taiwan. The Taiwanese government sent a delegation for the Taiwan Tourism Workshop held in a hotel in North Reclamation Area (NRA) last July 18. The activity came after Taiwan...


It will be like hiring an Uber; arrival of flying taxis won't see fares soar

Vertical Aerospace said it expects its products will initially be targeted to premium airline passengers for airport transfers, but will 'evolve' and become 'very affordable' once production grows


The 5 Best Apps to Make Any Road Trip Easier

Take the stress out of road trip planning with these genius phone apps that help make the journey a little smoother


Stunning images of the greatest canyons and gorges on Earth

Some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on Earth are the many spectacular canyons and gorges carved out of valleys and mountain ranges found in all four corners of the globe. Some, like the Grand Canyon, are iconic landmarks. But there are other lesser-known examples incised out of the planet that are equally impressive in their beauty and grandeur. Click through the following gallery and marvel at these jaw-dropping gorges and canyons.


Club Med Celebrates Green Week: A Week of Sustainability Across Its Resorts

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Club Med, the pioneer of premium, all-inclusive holiday experiences, is proud to announce Green Week, a week-long celebration of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability across most of its resorts around the globe. Green Week highlights Club Med's dedication to a more sustainable future, tackling crucial issues like plastic pollution, biodiversity loss and responsible...