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Living in cars and motels - what it's like to work at the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

Workers at Disneyland are considering a strike because pay at the 'Happiest place on Earth' has left many unable to meet rent.


Exciting camp for little go-getters

LET the kids embark on an adventure like no other while it is vacation time with the Kiddie Getaway Club at Acea Subic Beach Resort. Open to little go-getters ages 3 to 12, it is for them to experience the thrill of being a junior hotelier. CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES This fun-filled workshop includes pizza making, where the mini chefs don their aprons and decorate their scrumptious pizzas. They can also splash around,...


Your photos: Reliving the sunshine

For three days the West Midlands enjoyed the summer - take a look at the best photos from the last week.


Inside new superyacht Ulyssia with 132-room hotel, pools and theatre

The Ulyssia is still some four years away from its expected date of completion, but new images provide unprecedented insight into the life of luxury on board


Cruise visa waiver launched for easier visa process — DOJ

The government has launched the Cruise Visa Waiver Program, which seeks to provide cruise ship tourists an accessible and efficient entry process to the country, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Friday. According to the DOJ, it was launched on July 16 in Pasay City in collaboration with the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Department of Tourism (DOT). “This partnership between the DOJ, BI and DOT will lead to a simplified and streamlined...


Major US carriers restore some flight operations amid global cyber outage

By Shivansh Tiwary and Maria Ponnezhath (Reuters) -Top U.S. carriers including Delta Air and United Airlines are restoring some operations on Friday after a technical issue related to an IT vendor forced multiple carriers to ground flights. However, delays and cancellations were expected to persist throughout the day, as airlines try to fully recover from the impact of the outage that upended


I'm raising my kids in a town with fewer than 1,500 people. Cost of living is cheap, but we need to drive to find diversity.

My kids were born in Boston, but we moved to a town with less than 1,500 people. Everything is far away, but life feels more relaxed now.


How dangerous is free diving, and would you take the plunge?

Would you attempt to dive to a depth of 831 ft (253 m) and resurface without the aid of oxygen? Well that's exactly what one man accomplished to be crowned free diving world champion! Free diving is a mode of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus such as scuba gear. It's a fascinating but high-risk extreme sport that enjoys widespread popularity around the world. But why would anybody want to plunge to such depths in the first place? Well, actually, you'd be surprised! Click through and learn more about how this unique discipline evolved, and meet some of the individuals responsible for its ascent into the mainstream.


Tipping culture keeps creeping into ever more parts of daily life — and some people are resisting it

Some customers are fed up with expectations around tipping: "If I have to stand up to order my food or to buy my product, you're not getting a tip."


I've been to 35 countries and managed to buy my first home before 25

A young Aussie woman has proved it's possible to go on multiple overseas holidays and still buy your first property before 25.


Why a visit to the world's largest waterfall should be on your bucket list

Why a visit to the world's largest waterfall should be on your bucket list - Victoria Falls and its breathtaking biodiversity is a must-see, from both Zimbabwe and Zambia


United and American Airlines warned pilots they could struggle to communicate due to massive IT outage

Delta and American pointed to a "technology issue" as flights were grounded. 10% of Delta flights were canceled as of 8 a.m, per Cirium.


Air passengers warned of more delays after global Windows outage

Holidaymakers are continuing to face disruption as airlines recover from being hit by one of the biggest global IT crashes in recent history. Passengers had their travel plans ruined on Friday as thousands of flights were cancelled internationally after a botched software upgrade hit Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The incident caused havoc across a number of services, with hospital appointments cancelled, payroll systems seizing up and TV...


Readers reply: is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go?

Is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go? Victoria Miller, Hull Send new questions to [email protected]. Readers reply Depends on your definition of nice. If you want to chat with strangers in a cafe or at a bus stop, your chances are directly proportional to the distance from London. If you want privacy and toleration of difference, London is pretty good for that. The rudest anyone has ever been to me was a bus driver...


Why preserving US national heritage is so important

The United States is blessed with some truly exceptional national heritage sites and cultural landmarks. Numbering numerous historic properties, these unique places connect Americans to their past. But little of this architecture would have survived the centuries were it not for the dedicated work of organizations like the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a leading member-driven movement whose aim is to support the preservation of America's diverse historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage through its programs, resources, and advocacy. Indeed, the idea is to protect the identity of a nation, where lives, stories, and memories began. Click through and visit some of America's most important cultural attractions.


2024 @VisitJiangsu "Grading Sheet": Overseas Tourists in Jiangsu Doubled, Social Media Influence Boosted

NANJING, China, July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- What do you know about Jiangsu? A southeastern province in China, yes. A land of beautiful scenery & profound history, exactly. And a viral tourist destination among global travelers over the past year too! As Jiangsu continues to enhance the accessibility & quality of its tourism services, the number of foreign tourists visiting major attractions in Jiangsu has witnessed an increase of 108.60% over...


Drive-thru coffee shop on way despite traffic fears

It will be created at a hotel near the M40 after councillors reluctantly gave planning permission.


These are the most dangerous roads in the US

With 4.19 million miles (6.74 million km) of roads, the US is a country built for driving. However, with that many routes to ride on, you can be sure that some roads are going to be less safe than others. In fact, roughly 36,000 people die on American roads each year. And while you can't blame the roads alone, there are certainly some that host more than their fair share of fatal accidents. With this in mind, click on to discover the most dangerous roads in the US.


I impulse-booked a $6,000 trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe. I paid just $727, thanks to credit card points.

My 48-hour impulse trip to see Taylor Swift in Europe would have cost over $6,000 if I paid cash. I only paid $727 total after using points and miles.


I booked an Airbnb in a Swiss village to save money while backpacking Europe for 2 weeks. It ended up being my favorite destination.

When BI's reporter visited Zurich, Switzerland, on a two-week backpacking trip, she booked an Airbnb in the village of Roggwil and found a hidden gem.


This Gen Zer traveled to 10 countries in 3 years. Here's how she did it while earning $25 an hour.

Explore how a Gen Zer funds her travels by waiting tables and volunteer exchange sites like Worldpackers.


250 tourists from US to visit Northern Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — Around 250 residents of the United States will join a tour that will be held for the first time in the Northern Mindanao region. Composed of a mix of Filipino-Americans and resident Americans, they would visit the province of Bukidnon, as well as the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, during the 15th Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour. The guests will “immerse in the culture of the indigenous people of Malaybalay (in...


Savor Georgian Dumplings and Wine at a Suburban Chicago Hideaway

Stumara in Wheeling offers a tasty introduction to the transcontinental country


Moonshot memories: The eternal legacy of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, a momentous event took place. The Apollo 11 moon landing was one of the greatest moments not only in US history, but in human history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to step foot on the moon. Click through the following gallery for a countdown of the events that put the first man on the moon, and the legacy of that historic space mission.


Tam Austria — another pride of Rizal

Rizal Province, often referred to as the 'Cradle of Philippine Art,' is a treasure trove of history and culture. Its vibrant artists' communities and folk festivals have earned it this title. Angono, Rizal, known as the Art Capital of the Philippines, is the birthplace of national artists Lucio San Pedro and Carlos 'Botong' Francisco. The Angono Petroglyphs, the oldest known work of art in the Philippines, is a testament to its rich historical...


Millionaires who can't afford Miami are flocking to this Florida city

Millionaires who have been driven out of Miami and Palm Beach by an influx of billionaires have resettled in a different Florida city. Their arrival in the new area has driven up real-estate prices.


Thousands stranded at NAIA as global IT outage continues

MANILA, Philippines — At least 25,500 travelers were stranded as 45 flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were canceled yesterday following the global IT systems outage that has crippled flight operations of local and foreign airlines since Friday. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced that flights operated by Cebu Pacific, CebGo, Air Asia and United Airlines were canceled because of the CrowdStrike...


Meet Sankofa Video, Books & Café, a cultural hub in Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1998, Sankofa Video, Books & Café specializes in videos and books about people of African descent around the world.


AmEx Q2 profits soar 39%

NEW YORK — American Express said on Friday second-quarter profits jumped 39 percent as the credit card company benefited again from a broad increase in cardmember spending as well as more of its customers carrying a balance. Profit reached $3.02 billion, compared to $2.17 billion in the same period a year ago. On a per-share basis, AmEx earned a profit of $4.15. Excluding one-time gains, AmEx earned $3.49 per share, handedly beating analyst's...


On the case: holiday packing tips for fuss-free travels

Ask yourself what you need from your clothes. Is it a beach or city break? Do you need a smarter outfit or is that just-in-case evening dress really taking up valuable space and can be left behind? Prioritise things that offer dual function: a plain swimsuit can double as a top with a skirt or trousers. A sun hat you can roll, (1, below) or a baseball cap are more useful than a wide-brim hat that will get battered in transit. Always pack a tote...


BTS's V recalls the time Jungkook spontaneously flew to Hawaii for vacation with him

Did you know? Jungkook of BTS once flew 4,687 miles from South Korea just to spend a vacation with his fellow member V! On Instagram story on Sunday, V posted some photos with Jungkook from their Hawaii trip. In the caption, the BTS member detailed that while he was in Hawaii for a vacation, he told Jungkook, "Jungkook, I'm in Hawaii right now. I want to see you," as translated from Korean to English. The group's golden maknae then quickly flew...


Chance to get historic finds identified at museum

The Beacon Museum in Cumbria wants metal detectorists and mudlarkers to get their objects identified.


Camp counselors, golf caddies and 10 other people to consider tipping this summer, according to etiquette pros

Etiquette experts say it's worth tipping all of the people who make your life that much easier this summer.


International Self-Care Day at Newport World Resorts

The warm, sunny days of summer may be gone, but the lightness and comfort a little sunlight brings need not be too far away. For International Self-Care Day on July 24, prioritize well-being and rediscover some of the best pampering experiences at Newport World Resorts. Harmony and tranquility is at the heart of Hotel Okura Manila's leisure and recreation offers. Book a stay in any of the hotel's thoughtfully designed rooms as serene sanctuaries...


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

Looking to play the best golf courses in Nevada? 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 n


Chile 11-52 Scotland: Have your say

Scotland secured a third win from three on their summer tour of the Americas, with a convincing eight-try win against Chile What did you make of their performance? Who stood out for you? Were you watching at home or are you one of the lucky few who made the trip over to South America? We want to hear from you.


New Scilly Ferries service hit by further delays

A new ferry service due to start early next week in Cornwall has cancelled the week's sailings.


Passengers left stranded after major IT outage causes travel chaos

The 'most serious IT outage the world has ever seen' sparked global chaos today - with planes and trains grounded and businesses including banks, hotels and casinos shutdown.


Her $5,500 infirmary bill was higher than the cruise itself: How she got it covered

A traveler disembarked her Caribbean cruise cruise last year with over $5,500 in onboard medical bills. Here's how travel insurance covered all of it.


Manila City Starts Development On a New Park In Pandacan

Here's to more green spaces!


Region's transport network to get new name

The Merseytravel network is to change its name for the first time in almost four decades.


New York woman honored with special dessert at popular restaurant for her 70 years of loyalty

A woman is having a dessert named after her at a New York City restaurant she's been visiting since the 1950s. The stunning ice cream sundae will be available for one day only.


Iloilo tourism office pushes farm, cultural heritage as destinations

ILOILO CITY – The Iloilo Provincial Culture, Arts, History and Tourism Office (PCAHTO) is focused on promoting agri-farms, culture and heritage, and eco-tourism sites as tourist destinations. “We saw the value of farms not only as a playground for tourists but also in the production of food supply, which can help the other programs of Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. Our farms have huge contributions to our agricultural produce, and some activities...


No vapes or beer: Here's what you can and can't bring to Disney parks

Do you know every item that is banned at Disney's theme parks? Here's what to know before your upcoming trip to the theme parks in Florida.


The 30 loudest animals in the world

Nature truly is a marvel. There are so many unbelievable sights, smells, and in this gallery, sounds. Most people have heard about the legendary howl of a wolf, or the mighty roar of the king of the jungle, yet not many have actually experienced it. The only way to truly understand the intensity of their voices would be to stand before them, but in many cases, that's not a great idea... Instead, we've decided to use the best comparison which is the decibel (represented as dB). The decibel scale shows us how intense a sound is. The higher the number of decibels is, the louder the sound. For reference, a typical car horn can reach 107–109 dB. In this gallery, you'll find 30 of the loudest animals in the world ranked in order of recorded decibels (dB). Click through and prepare to be surprised!


Rivian Turned An Old Yosemite Gas Station Into Its First Charging Outpost

The building was first a blacksmith shop, then an auto repair shop and then an old-school service station.


Nature reserve hide honours WW2 hero

The hide at North Cave Wetlands is named after Dennis Wood who was killed in 1942.


Delta offers crews extra pay as carrier struggles to recover from IT outage, CEO apologizes

Delta is struggling to recover from a global IT outage even as its competitors have largely returned to normal operations.


The welcome signs of every US state (and their meaning)

Welcome signs serve as indicators of having crossed state lines. They are also important tools in marketing a state to visitors. Some US states have really interesting signage; many feature nicknames and slogans, and also make reference to the region's unique landmarks and visitor attractions. So, how do you want to be greeted? In this gallery you'll find the welcome signs for all 50 US states, and the meaning behind them. Click on.


Nature reserve celebrates finding its 500th moth

The sighting at RSPB Saltholme is only the fourth time the Reed Minor has been seen in County Durham.