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Airbnb will list the six-story "Lucy the Elephant" structure in New Jersey for three single-night stays, with the proceeds going towards preserving the landmark.


The story behind the squabbling subway mice

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:38:00 GMT

An image of two mice slugging it out over scraps of food on the London Underground has won a prestigious wildlife photography award from the UK capital's Natural History Museum.


The rise of the non-alcoholic cocktail

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:00:30 GMT

Non-alcoholic cocktails aren't new. But with increasing alternatives to spirits, wine and beer, bartenders like Will Meredith at Lyaness bar in London see the trend only growing.


The best travel photos of 2020 so far

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:53:03 GMT

At its best, travel photography inspires, intrigues and informs. It sets us on armchair adventures or moves us to plan a dream trip. See amazing images from 2020 and journey the world through pictures.


Here's looking at you, Blue: JetBlue looks to the next 20 years

As it turns 20 years old this month, JetBlue Airways is making bold moves: Ordering nearly 150 new state-of-the-art aircraft, shaking up the most valuable international route in the world and going green in a big way.


The city with a dark side built on a volcano

Over two million people visit the Scottish capital every year, but what is it that gives "Auld Reekie" its unmistakable magic and mystique?


London street named for Freddie Mercury

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:38:17 GMT

A suburban London street has been renamed in honor of late musician Freddie Mercury.


Skinny dip in the snow after dark

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:21:19 GMT

Take a dip in Colorado's beautiful hot springs in snowy Strawberry Park, where nighttime rules leave the choice of attire up to the guests.


Five hikers rescued on their way back from 'Into the Wild' bus in Alaska

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:23:19 GMT

Five Italian hikers were rescued on Alaska's Stampede Trail as they were returning from visiting the abandoned bus made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild."


Most Americans will need a new ID to fly, starting in October

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 21:42:06 GMT

Think your driver's license is enough to get you through airport security in the United States and onto your domestic flight?


Are fat fliers being discriminated against by airlines?

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:20:55 GMT

Earlier this year, a family of three women from New Zealand -- a mom and her two adult daughters -- made headlines around the world when they were denied the business class seats they'd paid for on a Thai Airways flight because they were too big to fit into them.


New Jersey's 65-foot tall Lucy the Elephant will soon be open to overnight guests

Lucy the Elephant, a Margate, New Jersey-based attraction whose claim to fame is being the world's largest elephant and the oldest roadside attraction in the United States, will soon open its doors to overnight guests for the first time in over 100 years.


South America's 'Lost World' rediscovered

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:39:45 GMT

Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 saga "The Lost World" was inspired by reports from three little-known European colonies at the top of South America. Today the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname and the French territory of Guyane are finally stepping out from the shadows.


Ancient Roman shrine devoted to Romulus discovered

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:20:16 GMT

Visitors to Rome have long enjoyed visiting a host of ancient architectural sites, from the fascinating Coliseum to the grandeur of the Pantheon.


12 of New Zealand's most beautiful places

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 02:49:25 GMT

You've seen your friends' photos, you've watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy and you're desperate to experience New Zealand for yourself. But considering that the Land of the Long White Cloud is about the same size as the UK, how will you decide what to see?


Japan's snow monkeys de-stress in hot springs

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:32:21 GMT

The Japanese macaques in Jigokudani Monkey Park begin most days with a relaxing dip in their own private hot tub.



Petition to airlines: Kids should sit with their parents

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 01:48:15 GMT

Basic economy is fine if you're a solo airline passenger willing to roll the dice on a middle seat. For families, the lowest airfare class can be problematic.


Why 'heaven on Earth' needs more tourists

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:52:50 GMT

The tiny two-island nation of Sao Tome and Principe, known as the "African Galapagos" because of its remarkable biodiversity, attracts just 30,000 tourists a year -- making it one of the world's least visited countries


Americans can travel to Cuba. Here's how

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 02:23:20 GMT

In the foothills of the Sierra de los Órganos Mountains, more than two hours west of Havana, a trickle of riders on horseback descends a reddish-brown mountain in a serpentine line. They smile as they pass a group of hikers and continue on their ride.


Climate activists just blocked plans to expand Heathrow, one of the world's biggest airports

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 19:05:28 GMT

The British government's contentious plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport have been blocked by an appeals court on environmental grounds, in a landmark victory for climate campaigners.


United Airlines gives $90,000 in travel vouchers for downgrading passengers

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 21:57:03 GMT

United Airlines had to swap out Boeing 777 aircraft for a Saturday flight from Newark to Hawaii, resulting in a reduction of business class seats.



River Nile reveals ancient Egyptian treasures

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:25:57 GMT

The River Nile stretches more than 4,000 miles but the most intriguing stretch lies between Aswan and Luxor in southern Egypt, where the river's greatest attractions can be found.


Air New Zealand unveils economy-class sleeping pods

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:06:36 GMT

There are people who can sleep anywhere, any time, in any position -- including upright in an economy-class airplane seat.


From Harry Potter to Dr Jekyll, Edinburgh has long inspired literary invention.


One of the world's most underrated skiing destinations

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:20:10 GMT

When travelers think of Georgia, its ancient winemaking tradition, epic cheesy breads and trendy nightclub scene usually come to mind.


Secret doorway discovered under UK Parliament

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:08:24 GMT

On February 26, the UK Parliament announced the discovery of a previously hidden entrance that had been built for the coronation of King Charles II in 1661.


The ship that took the British monarch on some of her most memorable voyages is now a visitor attraction moored near Edinburgh.