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The world's most fascinating abandoned towns and cities:

February 9th, 2022

Once thriving spots, these villages, towns and cities now stand abandoned. Their empty buildings, streets and even cars left for nature to reclaim over the years.


What the 'golden age' of flying was really like:

August 5th, 2022

Cocktail lounges, five course meals, caviar served from ice sculptures and an endless flow of champagne: life on board airplanes was quite different during the "golden age of travel," the period from the 1950s to the 1970s that is fondly remembered for its glamor and luxury.


Where you can drink some of the rarest beers in the world:

August 8th, 2022

The Raleigh Beer Garden in North Carolina holds the world record for most beers on tap and can serve you beers you can't find anywhere else in the country.


North Korea is destroying sites at the Mount Kumgang resort area:

August 8th, 2022

Once hailed as a symbol of peace between the Koreas, a floating hotel in a resort area is being destroyed by the North Korean government.


They came for a beach holiday. Now they're trapped in China's latest Covid lockdown:

August 9th, 2022

Known for its sandy beaches, luxury resorts and duty-free shopping, the city of Sanya on China's tropical Hainan island has long been a popular getaway for Chinese middle- and upper-class families.


Europe won't charge for entry just yet:

August 5th, 2022

Planning a trip to Europe next summer? The cost of living may be rising but there's one small comfort -- you no longer have to pay €7 ($7.35) to be let in.


This hotel brand will pay for its staff's tattoos:

August 5th, 2022

In the cut-throat post-pandemic world of hospitality, getting the best employees is everything. Now one hotel group has decided to lure in stellar staff by offering a golden handshake -- of a free tattoo if they stick it out for six months.


The diamond-inspired superyacht concept with an on-board 'waterfall':

August 5th, 2022

Real diamonds shouldn't float in water. But this brilliant new superyacht concept with an on board cinema, helipad and three integrated pools, is clearly an exception to the rule.


K2 just had its busiest climbing season ever:

August 8th, 2022

The world's second highest mountain, K2 in Pakistan, has welcomed a record-breaking number of climbers this year amid a post-pandemic surge of summit fever.


The forest growing in the world's hottest sea:

August 4th, 2022

An intensely salty sea which warms to planet-beating temperatures at the height of summer is a hostile place for most vegetation to survive.


'Unsustainable and shambolic': Flight attendants speak out on summer travel chaos:

August 3rd, 2022

As flights are canceled, luggage is mislaid, and travelers losing confidence in the aviation industry, flight attendants from across the globe say they're struggling


French mayor wants Mont Blanc climbers to pay €15,000 rescue and funeral deposit:

August 5th, 2022

Anyone wanting to summit Europe's tallest peak, Mont Blanc, may soon have to put up a €15,000 (about $15,300) deposit to cover possible rescue and funeral costs under plans announced by a local mayor fed up with the "contempt" of risk-taking climbers.


More curbs to air traffic in London and Amsterdam:

August 2nd, 2022

In the latest moves aimed at curbing air travel chaos, Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has extended its summer passenger cap and British Airways has suspended short-haul ticket sales from London's Heathrow Airport.


How this abandoned Italian house became a dream home:

August 7th, 2022

US couple Massoud Ahmadi and Shelley Spencer snapped up an abandoned property in the Sicilian town of Sambuca, spending $250,000 to turn it into a stylish house complete with its own elevator.


How a wood-fueled restaurant made it into the Michelin Guide:

August 4th, 2022

The Michelin Guide has finally arrived in Dubai, and among its starred restaurants is 11 Woodfire.


Tourism killed Thailand's most famous bay. Here's how it was brought back to life:

August 1st, 2022

Back in 2018, Thai officials announced the indefinite closure of Maya Bay -- made popular by 2000 film "The Beach" -- to repair years of damage caused by overtourism. Here's how marine scientists brought it back to life.


Visitors to the world's tallest tree face $5,000 fines:

August 1st, 2022

Hyperion, certified by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest living tree, is officially off-limits to visitors.


Japan is open to travel. So why aren't tourists coming back?:

August 1st, 2022

Summer 2022 has been dominated by stories about travel mishaps, overcrowding at major destinations and airports and life-threatening heat waves in Europe.


Their job is saving lives. But can these Argentinian doctors revive a whole Italian village?:

July 29th, 2022

Mussomeli ins Sicily grabbed headlines when it began selling old buildings for one euro. Now it's tackling a doctor shortage by attracting medics from Argentina. Here's what the new arrivals think of their adopted home.


This company claims its boats can save Venice:

July 28th, 2022

Candela boats are electric and run on hydrofoils, minimizing wake. But can they help Venice, where wake from boats is damaging the fragile city?


They met as teenagers on the Grand Canyon. 7 years later they reunited and fell in love:

July 28th, 2022

American teenager Carrie and Danish student Kris spent the afternoon together on the Grand Canyon in 2001. They didn't meet again for another seven years, but here's what happened when they reunited.


Take a look at the 'world's only carbon-neutral spaceship':

July 27th, 2022

The space tourism race is now firing on all rockets, but one company is hoping to carve out a niche as "the only carbon-neutral, zero-emission way" to travel to the edge of space.


What it's like inside Boeing's new 777X:

August 1st, 2022

Described as "the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet," the Boeing 777X was originally scheduled to enter into service in 2020, but the launch of the jetliner has been beset by delays.


Iceland's best geothermal bathing pools:

July 26th, 2022

Whatever the weather, Iceland has the perfect bathing spot, thanks to the subterranean volcanic forces that create an endless supply of geothermal water.


NASA's quest to build a 'quiet' supersonic plane:

July 25th, 2022

If you've heard a sonic boom recently, you probably remember it. The loud, explosion-like bang -- caused by a plane flying faster than the speed of sound -- can be startling, and even crack windows.


23 of the world's best hiking trails:

July 25th, 2022

From a multi-day trek tracing the routes of a Japanese poet, to a classic clamber in the Argentinian Lake District, there are thousands of incredible trails that allow us to get up close to nature.


These airports are the world's worst for delays and cancellations this summer:

July 22nd, 2022

Anyone who's been to an airport recently can see that demand for travel is back in a big way. What's not back with a vengeance are the resources needed to handle the crush of air travelers.


Two suspects arrested over $1.6M wine heist at Spanish hotel:

July 21st, 2022

Spanish police have detained a pair of professional thieves accused of stealing more than $1.6 million worth of wine from a hotel in the south of the country.


On Italy's steep Amalfi Coast, 'flying' lemon farmers jump among the treetops:

July 21st, 2022

Italy's beautiful Amalfi coast is a tourist hotspot, but its unusually acrobatic lemon farmers largely go unnoticed and now their prized fruit and its traditional cultivation methods are under threat.


Carnival Cruise Line to pay over $10M in damages after jury finds crew member sexually assaulted a passenger:

July 22nd, 2022

A Miami-based federal court returned a more than $10.2 million verdict against Carnival Cruise Line in favor of a passenger who claims a former crew member raped her in a storage closet aboard the Carnival Miracle in 2018, court records show.



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