The High-end Hotel Amenity That's Worth Shelling Out for This Year

With sold-out hotels everywhere these days, the benefits of butler service are turning into a splurge-worthy necessity.

Incredible island prisons around the world

There are islands around the world which have been used to exile criminals, political prisoners, and people who the government just didn't want around. Well-known historic figures like Nelson Mandela and Napoleon did time in island prisons. Check out the gallery and see these islands which were turned into prisons!

Deal alert: Fly nonstop to Berlin from Miami and New York City from $259 round-trip

Nonstop flights to Berlin are on sale for less than $300 from Miami and New York with airlines such as Norse Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines.

15 different things to do when you have friends visiting Dubai

Stray away from the usual tourist spots… If you have guests coming to visit Dubai, keeping them entertained can be pretty easy as the city is packed with plenty of things to do. However, if you want to do something different from the usual Burj Khalifa visit or Dubai Mall shopping spree, here’s a list […]

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Magic near you: Where to catch the northern lights in Canada

Whether you’re of the belief that the aurora borealis is the sky lifting up her skirt, or that the show is caused by solar particles colliding with Earth’s magnetic field, everyone has the northern lights on their "Things to See Before I Die" list. There are viewing spots in every province and territory of Canada, so click through this gallery to find the best one for you.

Nokron, Eternal City walkthrough in Elden Ring

How to get the Mimic Tear Ash

I spent $640 and traveled hours to see a popular artist in concert. I thought my tickets were legit until the venue scanned them.

I bought Chappell Roan tickets on the resale site SeatGeek. I learned at the door I was duped: The tickets I bought wouldn't get me into the show.

Reasi terror attack: Combing operation enters second day

Extensive efforts to track down terrorists involved in the attack on pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district continued on Tuesday, with 11 teams of security personnel working on the ground and a multi-directional cordon laid around the Poni-Treyath belt, officials said. Security forces have sounded a high alert in Jammu and Rajouri districts and intensified checking and frisking in the belt following the terror attack that left nine dead...

These are the most common holiday booking scams - and the red flags to avoid

You've been looking forward to your trip for months, but as you're waiting at the airport you discover - to much frustration - that your flight has been cancelled.

India Mulling Renaming Of Over Two Dozen Places In Tibet In A Like-For-Like Move Against China: Report

Taking a strong stance soon after assuming office for a third consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a comprehensive plan to school China over the issue of territorial integrity. As per a report in the Diplomat, India is mulling renaming of over two dozen places in Tibet, in a tit-for-tat move. The list of the places has been prepared by the Army's Information Warfare Division and is expected to be released soon. The new names...

Oldest book in Christianity sold for $3.9 million: Christie’s

The earliest monks in Upper Egypt in the earliest Christian monastery were using this book, according to an expert.

DeSantis tourism board approves $17 billion development deal with Disney that could pave the way for a 5th theme park

The development deal is a détente between Disney and Florida's Ron DeSantis, who have battled for control of the district where Disney is located.

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands visits Atlanta

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked stylish in an all-red ensemble as she was photographed in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday, the first day of her four-day trip to the USA.

The most beautiful and iconic libraries in the United States

Some of the world’s most important collections of books, manuscripts, and other sources of information are housed in libraries found across the United States. Many of these libraries are in themselves buildings of great historical significance. Designed by esteemed architects, they stand as important cultural landmarks. But how many do you know? Browse this gallery and read through our list of favorite public, private, and academic libraries.

How to complete Boc’s questline in Elden Ring

Help the lonely demi-human find purpose in life

All WoW Expansions

New to World of WarCraft and overwhelmed by Chromie Time? If you're interested in seeing the story from the beginning, play the game in this order.

Golfers Do Not Appear To Be Happy With The U.S. Open Course

The best golfers in the world could be in for a rude awakening this weekend at the U.S. Open. Traditionally known was one of the most challenging tests in golf, the USGA has taken heat in the past for making the U.S. Open too hard. Coming off of a PGA Championship that saw Xander Schauffele win at ...

Passengers took off their clothes and appeared to pass out when their flight was delayed in a 95-degree heat wave

The Qatar Airways Boeing 777 was delayed in Athens, where passengers said the air conditioning wasn't working as they were on board for three hours.

'I've visited everywhere from Iraq to US – here's five travel hacks you need to know'

Simon Wilson, who has amassed over one million followers documenting his journeys around the world, has some top advice for anyone wanting to jet off on a trip

Key moments that rocked the classical music world

Classical music enjoys a worldwide following, with millions familiar with the works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and other composers responsible for producing some of the greatest music of the Western world. But in what exactly is classical music rooted, how did it evolve, and who are the individuals responsible for its most daring and radical innovations? Compose yourself and tune in for key moments that rocked the classical music world.

I've Eaten At Nearly Every Single Chain Restaurant—These Are The Best Menu Items

Two years later and 20 restaurants down, this is our official list. People always ask: What are the *best* chain restaurant menu items? Honestly, I've tried too many to count; they've all become a massive blur in my memory. So, to make your lives easier (and, selfishly, mine), I've made the official ranking of the best menu items at each restaurant I've visited. Buckle up y'all.

Rules of Golf Review: Pinehurst No. 2 sure has a lot of sand. How can you tell if your ball is in a bunker?

Let's take a quick trip back to the 2010 PGA Championship. You might recall a "minor" rules incident on the 18th hole at Whistling Straits during Sunday’s final round when Dustin Johnson, in contention to win, was given a two-shot penalty for grounding his club in a bunker. If you don't remember the incident, you might wonder how a professional gol...

This Parisian Palace Hotel Has the City's Only Michelin-starred Chinese Restaurant and Incredible Eiffel Tower Views

Here's our review of the Shangri-La Paris, an iconic Parisian palace hotel with Eiffel Tower views.

Party pads: The best UAE hotels with villas that are perfect for a party

Gather the gang… Have you ever wanted to throw a party for your mates in one of the most stunning settings you can find? Thankfully across the UAE, we have access to incredible hotels that offer us the chance to rent out a villa and throw a party. We present, 8 UAE hotels where you […]

I'm a Costco forklift driver. My job is essential to the warehouse's success.

A Costco forklift driver in Chicago reveals what the job is like, and why he's not surprised Costco chose one to be CEO.

A travel host who flies 100,000 miles a year says airport lounges are overrated

Travel expert Samantha Brown has access to airport lounges around the world. She rarely uses them because terminals are more fun and less stressful.

55-Year-Old Suspect Arrested For Stabbing Four American Educators In Public Park In Northeast China

Two days after four American educators from a small university in Iowa were allegedly stabbed in a public park in the Jilin province of northeast China, a suspect has been arrested. The authorities have identified the stabbing suspect by his last name, Cui, who was described as a 55-year-old man from the city's Longtan District. The educators were visiting a partner university in China when the attack occurred on Monday. ALSO READ: EU Election...

A group of Swifties missed out on seeing the Eras Tour after a bird flew into their plane

Kathryn Gallagher told BI she could afford the Eras Tour by working two jobs. But she missed the show after a bird struck her plane.

Collaborative restoration celebrated: Unveiling restored guest room at Beit Hussein Rousan

AMMAN — After years of joint efforts between the Department of Antiquities (DoA) and the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin (DAI), the partners launched the opening ceremony and the exhibition of the restoration of the guest room of Bait Hussein Rousan.The event was held last week by Director General of the DoA, Fadi Bala’wi, and it was carried out as part of a multi-week training programme in building conservation and stonemasonry...

U.S. Open 2024: The strangely fascinating history of Putter Boy, Pinehurst's famous statue

PINEHURST, N.C. — If you ever catch yourself enthralled with the statue known as Putter Boy, which stands outside the clubhouse at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, and whose image bedecks the marketing material for this week's U.S. Open, you can thank Frank Presbrey. James Walker Tufts may have bought up the "ravaged timberland" that became the res...

Disney Lorcana’s new set includes Wreck-it Ralph and a ‘You’re Welcome’ action card

Plus Donald Duck, Vanellope von Schweetz, and Kristoff from Frozen

5000 pilgrims for Kashmir's Kheer Bhawani Mela flagged off

Around 5000 yatris on board 176 buses left for different destinations of Mata Kheer Bhawani Mela viz Tulmulla (Ganderbal), Tikker (Kupwara), Devsar and Manzam (Kulgam) and Logripora (Anantnag).

My Mum, Your Dad's Roger and Janey celebrate one year together with Greek getaway

My Mum, Your dad stars Roger Hawes and Janey Smith have jetted off to the Greek island of Santorini to celebrate their first anniversary after meeting on the ITV dating show last year

Mother says $15,000 family cruise was canceled after she posted booking details on Facebook

Tiffany Banks and her family spent a year planning their trip on the Carnival Celebration ship, which Carnival Cruise Line operates.

Look up: the world's most spectacular ceilings

From Roman domes and Renaissance frescoes to medieval tilework and modern art installations, there are some awesome ceilings out there if you put your eyes up.

Greece shuts schools and Acropolis as heatwave hits

ATHENS,12th June, 2024 (WAM) -- Greece shut the ancient Acropolis tourist site, suspended schools and stationed medics across Athens on Wednesday as it faced the first heatwave of the summer, Reuters reported.Temperatures were expected to hit 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday and Thursday in parts of the Mediterranean country, driven by southerly winds bringing hot air and dust from North Africa.The Acropolis hill, home to...

A map of power: where America's CEOs live

Executives in New York, call centers in Orlando: American cities are facing a growing power imbalance.

Queen Camilla heads to The Garden Museum on London's Southbank

The Queen looked elegant in a navy blue and cream ensemble as she headed to London's Southbank this morning to visit a new exhibition at The Garden Museum.

Natural features in urban landscapes can help improve the well-being of city dwellers

Natural features in urban landscapes can help improve the well-being of city dwellers From green space to squares, communal gardens and parks, any kind of natural features integrated into the urban landscape are beneficial to the mental health of residents, according to several scientific studies published in recent months. "These insights offer valuable guidance for urban planners and architects, suggesting that integrating more natural...

This TikTok-viral beauty brand is now in the Love Island villa and Boots stores

We bet this year's Love Island stars will be reaching for Laneige now that this bestselling beauty brand has been introduced into the villa – and there are plenty of other must-try products

Golf at the Paris 2024 Olympics

Everything you need to know about the Olympic golf evet at Paris 2024.

Emergency crews in flooded Costa Blanca launch rescue operation

Emergency crews in a popular tourist region in Spain have been forced to launch an rescue operation to save several people trapped in their cars following heavy flooding.

Southwest CEO vows change as activist investor pushes for new leadership

Elliott Management on Monday disclosed a nearly $2 billion stake in Southwest Airlines and said it wanted new leadership.

Mahatma Gandhi's Statue Vandalised By Pro-Khalistan Elements Ahead Of PM Modi's Visit To Italy, MEA Reacts

The incident comes just before PM Modi's visit to Italy for the G7 Summit's Outreach Sessions which is scheduled to be held on Friday.

US tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike - days after TV doc Michael Mosley died following similar hike

US tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike - days after TV doc Michael Mosley died following similar hike - A rescue operation was launched on Tuesday afternoon and resumed on Wednesday morning for Eric Calibet

2024 US Open: Everything to know about Pinehurst golf course ahead of 2024's third major

Pinehurst No.2 Golf Course will once again host the U.S. Open after ten years. Here is everything to know about the Cradle of American Golf.

Where is on your bucket list? Top 25 places over 50s want to visit

Over 50s empty-nesters' bucket list revealed, including visiting Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the Great Barrier Reef, the Northern Lights and island hopping in Greece

Saudi Arabia issues one million Hajj visas

Saudi Gazette ReportMAKKAH —Saudi Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdel Fattah Mashat said that the number of Hajj visas issued since May 9 this year accounted for one million. “The issuance of Hajj visa is the final process as it is to be preceded by many other things such as getting ready of facilities and services for the pilgrims. Scheduling the grouping and movement of pilgrims between Hajj cities and regions is based on accumulated...

Libya-Tunisia border crossing to partially reopen after months of closure

Libya’s Tripoli-based National Unity Government and Tunisia have reached an agreement to reopen the Ras Ajdir border crossing between the two North African countries after more than three months of closure. The crossing, which was shut down in March due to armed clashes between residents of the city of Zuwara and security forces, will reopen on Thu...