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Body Found in Search for Hiker Who Continued on the Trail Alone and Then Called Family in Heat Distress

Diem Le Nguyen went missing on Sunday, June 23, during a hike with 100 people along the Nighthawk Trail


Less tourists seen to visit Philippines this year

MANILA, Philippines — BMI Country Risk & Industry Research slashed its projection for tourist arrivals in the Philippines this year to 6.6 million from the 8.21 million forecast it gave in January. BMI’s revised forecast for this year is also 14.2 percent lower than the baseline target of 7.7 million visitors set by the Department of Tourism (DOT). However, despite the slight downgrade in forecast, BMI said international arrivals could still...


W. Visayas sees tourism dip sans Negros Occidental

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Western Visayas is bracing for significant changes in its tourism industry after the separation of Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, from the region following the creation of the Negros Island Region (NIR). The Department of Tourism (DOT) believed the NIR, which now groups Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces as a new region, would substantially alter the tourist arrivals and economic...


The most terrifying and dangerous creatures living underwater

The oceans and wetlands are inhabited by some of the most lethal creatures on Earth. Consider the hidden dangers beneath the surface of the water the next time you go swimming in the sea or take a leisurely paddle in a river! These aquatic animals range from poisonous to outright vicious. Intrigued? Click through this gallery to see the most dangerous water-dwellers in the world.


The most and least diverse cities in America

In recent years, diversity has become an even greater concern in the workplace, entertainment industry, and education system. As the United States continues to become a more diverse nation, discussions about tolerance and equality are of profound importance. Based on a WalletHub ranking, here are the top and bottom 15 US cities when it comes to diversity, starting with the most diverse.


Very Austin Macrobiotic Restaurant Casa De Luz Expands Into East Austin

Casa de Luz Este opens this summer with organic, vegan, and seasonal set meals


Walt Disney's dark side

Disney has come a long way since its founding a hundred years ago. Nonetheless, it is important to understand the individual responsible for bringing Mickey Mouse to life. Revered as "Uncle Walt" by many, Walt Disney holds a special place in the hearts of countless individuals worldwide. Others, however, thought he was a living nightmare. Explore the enigmatic aspects of Walt Disney by clicking through this gallery.


“Reservation Anxiety” Is No Joke, But This New App Makes Impossible-to-Cancel Rezzies Easy to Get Off Your Hands

Pop Quiz: You're about to book an incredible Airbnb for your family reunion. The house has availability for exactly when you need it and all the amenities you could ask for. But then there's that nagging issue: what if you have to cancel for some unexpected reason? You do not want to be stuck with a non-refundable deposit and who knows what other other fees. Do you... A. Book it anyways and pray for dear life? B. Wait until the last minute to...


British tourist dies while hiking up Mount Vesuvius

The man has been named by Italian media as Mark John Irwin. The 56-year-old - who lives in the United States - was on holiday in Italy with his wife and two children.


This Giant Hospitality Group Is Betting Big on Philippine Tourism

Marriott International is opening 2 new properties by early next year, with more on the way.


George Kamel: 5 Ways You Can Splurge but Not Feel Guilty

It's easy to splurge on things you love: vacationing, dinners out, new clothes. This year, more consumers plan to splurge compared to last year. For You: 12 Ways To Get Ahead of 99% of People...


Monos Carry-On luggage review 2024: Our thoughts on 3 bags

We've tested three of Monos' popular carry-ons, and our favorites include the spacious Carry-On Plus and the uniquely designed Carry-On Pro Plus.


World-famous paintings by Picasso hung in women's toilets

Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart had been displaying the artworks in Ladies Lounge, a women's-only exhibition and area, before a tribunal ruling.


Beloved Disney-themed café in the heart of Hollywood forced to close

Photos show the Snow White Café, found at 6769 Hollywood Boulevard next to the Hollywood Wax Museum, entirely gutted, and, from what can be seen, all its 'Snow White' imagery stripped away.


The European countries with the cleanest beaches

With thousands of miles of diverse coastline, Europe is home to some of the most spectacular and cleanest beaches in the world. Many of these beaches have been recognized with a prestigious Blue Flag from the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It awards flags to beaches, marinas, and tourism boats based on a series of environmental, educational, water safety, and accessibility-related benchmarks. So if you're looking to visit beaches with a commitment to sustainability and top-notch amenities, be sure to head to the European nations in the following gallery. Click on to discover the European countries with the cleanest beaches.


British Airways plane stairs catch fire at Heathrow

Flames and a huge black cloud of smoke was seen rising from a set of mobile stairs and attached to an A320 parked at Heathrow Terminal 5, engulfing its tail. No passengers were on board at the time.


'Jet2 told us to use swimming pool when holiday villa water went off'

Mother-of-two Laura Adediji was staying in Coral Bay, Cyprus with her family when a municipal water outage forced them to use the swimming pool water to flush the toilet


UNESCO wants to add Stonehenge to list of endangered heritage sites

The UN's cultural organisation said Monday it recommended adding Stonehenge, the renowned prehistoric site in England, to its world heritage in danger list, in what would be seen as an embarrassment for London. In a written decision seen by AFP, the World Heritage Committee recommended that Stonehenge be added to the UN body's heritage in danger list "with a view to mobilising international support".


Here's A List Of Filipino Celebs Who Have Traveled Solo

They are a proof that a solo trip doesn’t have to be lonely.


20 Las Vegas Restaurant and Bar Closures to Know About — June 2024

A running list of restaurant and bar closures in Las Vegas and Henderson


Woman 'Seriously Injured' After Being Mauled by Wolves at Zoo in France

A Paris woman was attacked by Arctic wolves while out for a run at the Thoiry ZooSafari in France and sustained bites to her neck, leg and back


This Canary Island resort is a haven for active travellers – and surprisingly good for toddlers too

This Canary Island resort is a haven for active travellers – and surprisingly good for toddlers too - The Lanzarote institution has long been a favourite destination for athletes, but Chloe Hubbard found that visiting with her family unearthed a special place for an active brood


Lower airfares seen as fuel surcharge level downgraded for July

Air travelers should expect lower fares next month after the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) downgraded the fuel surcharge level for July, Unang Balita reported on Tuesday. From Level 6, CAB will lower the fuel surcharge to Level 5 from July 1 to 31, 2024. This means fuel surcharge will range from P151 to P542 for domestic flights in July, down from the current P185 to P665. For international flights, fuel surcharge will range from as much as P500...


Amazing water parks around the world

Whether you're at your home or travelling abroad, water parks are always a fun place to head to with family or friends, especially during those hot summer days. Click here to see amazing water parks around the world!


How much do you really know about Mary and Joseph?

Mary and Joseph, known as the parents of Jesus, are truly significant characters in religious history. However, their personal lives remain a relative mystery. While it is acknowledged in Catholicism that Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus, which Joseph accepted, any other defining moments in their relationship are less well known. In this gallery, we explore the lives of Mary and Joseph, shedding light on their individual stories as well as their dedicated roles in the holy family. Intrigued? Click on to expand what you know about these important figures in religious history.


Passengers use oxygen masks as Korean Air flight descends abruptly

Passengers on a Korean Air flight bound from Seoul's Incheon airport to Taichung, Taiwan, used oxygen masks when their Boeing 737 MAX 8 suddenly descended from over 30,000 feet to around 9,000 feet, causing ear pain, hyperventilation, and nosebleeds.


Visitor attractions closed, abandoned, or overrun by tourists

The ubiquity of travel has led to overcrowding by tourists at some of the world's best-known vacation destinations and visitor attractions. Huge crowds are causing environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the pricing-out of locals who feel overrun and overlooked as their communities splinter under the weight of foreign footfall. Historically, bad planning and economic recession has led to the closure or abandonment of a number of fine buildings. And at the lowest end of the scale, wanton vandalism has been blamed for the destruction of several natural landmarks. So, what's going on? Browse this gallery and find out more about the consequences of unsustainable tourism.


Ritzy Hamptons town goes to war with millionaire homeowner

The Town of East Hampton destroyed the wooden structure that connected the $2 million home at 88 South Emerson Avenue, owned by Roy Tuccillo Sr., to the beach.


The 30 best mid-sized US cities for cultural experiences

Culture within the United States varies greatly and oftentimes either the hustle and bustle of the big cities or the charm of a quaint small town are highlighted. However, between these two extremes lie the mid-sized cities of the US. These cities boast an array of museums, theaters, historic sites, and festivals that rival their larger counterparts, all while maintaining a sense of community. From the historic nature of Charleston, SC, to the artistic vibes found in Santa Monica, CA, each city presents unique opportunities for cultural enrichment. Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff, or simply a curious traveler, this gallery will cover it all. So, prepare to discover hidden gems and vibrant cultural scenes that make these cities stand out on the cultural map! Curious to find out which city topped our list? Click through now to discover more.


Passengers left without luggage abroad after Manchester Airport chaos

The major outage at Manchester Airport in the early hours of yesterday caused disruption to luggage processing, with thousands of travellers flying without their hold bags.


Chicago woman missing in Bahamas after going for yoga certification retreat, police say

Taylor Casey, 41, is missing in the Bahamas after going to Paradise Island for a yoga certification retreat and not being heard from in nearly week.


The best London airport hotels: Where to stay for Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton

The best London airport hotels: Where to stay for Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton - Staying conveniently close to the runway doesn’t have to mean a tiny box room and soggy morning omelettes, as these handy-yet-handsome airport hotels prove


Inside isolated Tenerife village where Jay Slater vanished after 'rave' on holiday island

The Tenerife village of Masca, located in Rural de Teno Park, has been described as 'dangerous' by search teams looking for missing British teenager Jay Slater


Tips for stress-free travel with kids

Good planning and remaining calm are key when organizing a trip with children. The tips in this gallery will make it easier for you to plan your trip and enjoy your vacation! Check out the gallery and make your sure your next trip a breeze.


Tell us about your favourite quiet corner of France – you could win a holiday voucher

With rugged mountains, bucolic countryside, charming towns and magnificent Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches, France offers a huge variety of choice for summer holidaymakers. We’d love to hear about your lesser-known discoveries, whether it was an idyllic village, a deserted beach, brilliant little bistro or a spectacular walk. If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition. Keep your...


Discover the most astonishing beaches of Africa

Africa is a fantastically diverse continent, where vast stretches of velvety sand, endless horizons of sparkling waters, and vibrant sea life await. But where to begin? By combining the travel wisdom of over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, Flight Network put together an extensive catalog of African beaches ranked by their untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, annual days of sunshine, and average annual temperature. Click through to see the 30 best of the best.


Christine Brown and David Woolley Bring Fans Along on Their Off-Roading Adventure in Moab After Opening Airbnb

The couple previously told PEOPLE exclusively about their Utah Airbnb in February


Qantas tumbles down the rankings of the world's best airlines

The rankings were announced at the 2024 World Airline Awards at the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel, London , on Monday.


What these American presidents regretted the most

Being the president of one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world is no easy task. Difficult decisions must be made, and presidents are only human, so mistakes happen. One might say it's part of the job, but sometimes things really go wrong and presidents feel the weight of regret. There are a few US presidents who expressed regret over a number of things. Some did so while still in office, while others confessed it later in their lives. In this gallery, you'll get to know who they are, and what they've regretted. Click on for some eye-opening revelations.


Explainer-How Boeing's Starliner can bring its astronauts back to Earth

By Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Problems with Boeing's Starliner capsule, still docked at the International Space Station (ISS), have upended the original plans for its return of its two astronauts to Earth, as last-minute fixes and tests draw out a mission crucial to the future of Boeing's space division. NASA has rescheduled the planned return three times, and now has no date set for


PH tourism set for full recovery in 2025, says BMI

Tourist arrivals in the Philippines are projected to fully recover in 2025, driven by growth in visitors from key markets despite headwinds like high borrowing rates that may crimp spending on travel, BMI Research said. In a report sent to journalists on Monday, the unit of the Fitch Group said international arrivals in the Philippines are forecast to reach 8.3 million next year, finally beating the prepandemic level of 8.2 million. READ: Marcos...


The world's ugliest (but coolest) dogs

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is an event celebrated annually in Petaluma, California. While it might sound a bit cruel, the competition isn't about making fun of the dogs. In fact, it's about celebrating the unique characteristics of our canine friends. For dogs, beauty isn't always the most important factor. Just think of some of the most popular breeds! From pugs to French bulldogs, it's often the funkiest-looking creatures that are the most beloved. This year, Wild Thang, an unruly eight-year-old Pekingese, was crowned the winner of the 2024 Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma on June 23. Wild Thang had entered the competition three times in the past but was always a runner-up. According to his bio, he contracted the viral disease distemper as a foster rescue which causes his tongue to stick out. His rock star hair, however, is all-natural. As the grand prize winner, Wild Thang received US$5,000 and a trophy, as well as the admiration of the contest's thousands of fans. A scruffy pooch with a lopsided tongue might be the underdog elsewhere, but in this competition, they're the top dog! To meet the various 'ugly' contestants and winners through the years, click through the gallery.


A New Yorker took her first solo trip to Greece at 38. She loved the slower pace of life so much that she moved there.

Marissa Rodriguez went on vacation to Greece aged 38, and ended up staying for 3 years on digital nomad visa.


Things to do in London this weekend (June 28 – 30)

Things to do in London this weekend (June 28 – 30) - This weekend there is a new Mexican taco stand, some exceptional photography — and some Jungle from Goldie, just because


Integrated resorts urged to further diversify offers

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has urged integrated resorts to offer more non-gaming attractions including restaurants and retail establishments to further drive growth in local tourism. Ma. Vina Claudette Oca, assistant vice president for gaming licensing and development department at Pagcor, said in a statement that casinos were but a small part of the attractions offered by integrated resorts. READ: PH sees up to $6B of...


Pilot shares best day of week to book cheap flights - and it will surprise you

Strategically negotiating airline algorithms could save a few quid on air fares


People thought they might die when oxygen masks deployed on a United flight to Maui, passenger says

Ryan Scott was flying to Maui on United with his family when the oxygen masks dropped and he started planning what to do if the plane went down.


A Popular Venice Steakhouse Is Bringing Its Prime Cuts to the Grove

American Beauty is set to open its second location this fall at a former Wood Ranch


Conquering the continent: your US to Europe travel hacks guide

As an American, jet setting to Europe has a certain je ne sais quoi appeal to it. The allure of immersing yourself in days of exploring historical monuments and gawking at heaping plates of pasta is perhaps only bested by nights of street festivals and mingling with the locals. Indeed, Europe has an unspeakable beauty to it. Nonetheless. finding your way around the Old Continent, both literally and figuratively, does come with some challenges. But fear not! Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie venturing somewhere for the first time, this guide is here to help. Ready? Click through for a comprehensive list of tips and tricks to maximize your experience while minimizing headaches.


13 hospitalized as Korean Air flight drops 26,900 feet in 15 minutes

Passengers on Korean Airlines Flight KE189 arrived safely in Taichung, Taiwan, on June 23 after it was diverted the day before due to a fault, which led to 13 people being taken to the hospital, according to media reports. The flight had departed from Incheon International Airport with 125 passengers at around 4:45 pm local time on June 22. About 50 minutes after departure, there was a warning about a fault in the pressurization system of the...