Why the pigeon is the world's most misunderstood bird

'Cursed' Gulf of Mexico shipwreck remains an unsolved mystery

You’ve no doubt heard of the curse of the Black Pearl, but how about the curse of the Mica Wreck? Whilst, admittedly, not quite as dramatic as a pirate ship teaming with zombies, the Mica, located 2,600 feet (almost 800 metres) down on the Gulf of Mexico’s seabed, is shrouded in its own mystifying legend. The wreck was discovered by chance in Febru...

Australia's fascinating culture and traditions

Australia is renowned for its pristine beaches, ochre outback, and laid-back lifestyle. But how much do you know about the country's customs? From the rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the immigrants who have brought unique traditions and languages, Australia's cultural landscape is dynamic and evolving. This gallery covers some of Australia's most famous pastimes—some you may be familiar with and others you may not! Satisfy your curiosity and click to find out more.

Discover the planes, trains and megayachts of billionaires

Get set for luxury overload as we reveal the private jets, opulent trains, prestige cars and magnificent megayachts of the planet's richest people as they go from A to B in supreme comfort and style...

How to throw a feast the Medieval way

Proteas head for Caribbean in New York state of mind

The fortnight spent in New York by the Proteas will certainly not be forgotten in a hurry. And not just the crossing of the Manhattan Bridge and visits to Times Square, Central Park and the iconic Yankee Stadium.

30 stunning natural wonders to visit in India

India is a captivating country with a rich tapestry of culture and traditions and an incomparable range of landscapes. Some say it should be a continent due to how much the terrain differs: icy peaks in the Himalayas, white-sand beaches in Goa, and lush tropical rainforest in Kerala. If you're planning a vacation or putting together a bucket list, how about adding some of India's most beautiful natural wonders to your itinerary? But where to begin? This gallery covers 30 of the country's best natural attractions. Click to discover more.

5 steps to help manage heightened risks for business travellers

Business travellers are facing mounting risks in turbulent times. Here’s how travel management companies can help their clients mitigate these risks.

20 American things the rest of the world doesn’t understand

The United States of America isn’t like any other country on Earth, for better or for worse. Americans are known for many things, and many of those things are downright inexplicable for the rest of the world. From the food they eat, to the way they conduct business, to their cultural touchstones, here’s what non-Americans simply do not get about Americans.

If you are travelling to see your favourite artist perform, these expert tips will help you make the most of the trip

Music lovers across the globe are packing their bags, booking flights and turning concerts into travel adventures.

The long-lost art of the blacksmith

The notorious female pirates of the Seven Seas

Historically, women weren't allowed to remain on ships once they had set sail. Old-fashioned sailor superstitions purported that women on merchant and military vessels were bad luck. But this didn't stop several women from disguising their identities to join crews, and in some cases captains ignored the rule altogether. From the Caribbean to China, there are actual accounts of female pirates dating back thousands of years, showing us that pirating wasn’t just for men. Curious? Click on to discover the women who once prowled the Seven Seas.

The sleepy American town ranked among the Top 10 to raise kids

Gilbert, Arizona, was ranked the 6th best place to raise a family in the U.S. by WalletHub for 2024 performing well with factors like housing costs, healthcare, school quality, and recreation.

It looks like AI but it's not: these amazing geological landmarks are 100% real

Earth is blessed with some truly amazing natural wonders. Staggering in their beauty, many of these geological landmarks are also puzzling in their nature, such as mysterious sinkholes appearing from nowhere, boulders that move on their own, and rivers running with "blood." Puzzled and baffled? Click through and be amazed by the planet's oddest places.

Fact check: Sugarloaf images do not disprove sea level rise

A viral photo collage from Rio de Janeiro's Sugarloaf Mountain purportedly shows that sea levels have remained stable for 140 years. Why does the mountain seem to have gained instead of lost land mass?

The deadliest animals on the planet

Disney replaces 'racist' ride with one themed around black princess

Disney replaces 'racist' Splash Mountain ride with Tiana's Bayou Adventure, at its U.S. parks themed around its first black princess.

Inside Elvis Presley's homes: from a Mississippi shack to Graceland

From a shack in Tupelo to a mansion in Memphis, we retrace Elvis Presley's road to fame and the homes he lived in along the way...

6 reasons why September is the best time for South Africans to travel internationally

Travelling off-season during the month of September brings many benefits; here’s why you should consider travelling at this time.

Flights cancelled at major airport as floods crash through ceiling

Five of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands to visit this summer

They boast turquoise waters, ancient ruins, spellbinding coves, and boast mouthwatering food. There's even one that's car-free...

Surfing the massive waves of Skeleton Bay, Namibia

The beach has some of the best waves alongside the dozens of washed-out skeletons, broken-down aircraft and abandoned ships that line the shores.

Stranded kite surfer rescued from beach after spelling out message with rocks

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Canada's bucket-list restaurants for unforgettable meals

From small, family-run spots to fine dining establishments, here we reveal the most iconic restaurants in every Canadian province and territory.

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.

BA passengers on nine-hour 'flight to nowhere' over 'technical issue'

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was headed to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas on Monday but began to experience problems when it reached North America.

Inside the Texas Christian community likened to the Amish that strives for 'peaceful coexistence with the land' - where residents flock after becoming disillusioned with city life

Documentary maker Kirsten Dirksen spent time exploring the Homestead Heritage, which is set over 510 acres in Waco, Texas. The Christian community has more than 1,000 residents.

Amazing photos taken during the 19th century

The very first cameras started appearing at the beginning of the 19th century, and were initially used to photograph landscapes or still life. It wasn’t long, however, before they were used to capture portraits and everyday scenes. Here is a series of amazing photos taken during the 19th century.

Where your favourite stars are laid to rest

Cemeteries and graves aren't always sombre, they can also offer the chance to reflect on the famous names who shaped the world. From Los Angeles to London, we've listed the final resting places of some significant figures through the centuries.

Expanding horizons: how travel changes the lives of children

Have you been a world traveler most of your life and now you have kids? Well, the fun and adventures won’t (and shouldn't) stop there! Bring the kids along, as there are dozens of positive outcomes for children who travel. This guide lists over two dozen reasons why traveling helps kids grow, learn, and prosper better than children who don’t explore the world. Travel can help kids emotionally, physically, and even mentally-the results are truly incredible! So, curious as to how travel can help your kids become the best they can be? Click through to learn more.

Tourists evacuated from Palace of Versailles as fire breaks out

Emergency services descended on the chateau early this afternoon to extinguish the blaze as tourists and staff members flooded out of the storied building and into the sprawling gardens

Inside the game-changing winter experience sweeping Australia

A game-changing new, fairytale-like winter experience is already underway on the rooftop of Sydney 's Broadway

America's greatest business tycoons

Man explains the 'terrible' reasons why Brits don’t travel in the UK to an American

Summer is approaching, and with millions of Brits expected to venture overseas for their much-anticipated travels, one American has posed the question as to why people don't travel within the UK. American Ash Loren (@ashseestheworld) was "curious" after one of her UK-based followers said she had never been to the Lake District. "[This] makes me so ...

Uncover the secrets lurking in these abandoned subway stations

Take a look at these incredible abandoned stations and read the captivating stories behind them.

I flew 1,700 miles for my dad's wedding a YEAR early

Llarissa Pye, 29, who is from Cheshire but lives in the Canary Islands, flew 1,700 miles from Lanzarote to the UK for her dad's wedding a year early - after mishearing him on the phone

The most memorable Hollywood duos

It’s nice to work with people you like and who you work well with, isn’t it?

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company to shutdown for 7 weeks as part of extensive maintenance

According to TMACC, the maintenance is scheduled for the winter period to limit impact on travellers.

Bizarre markings spotted on whale swimming off the Aussie coast

The humpback whale was spotted off Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast of NSW on Saturday by marine mammal and wildlife photographer Jodie Lowe.

Nature's most colorful creatures

The animal kingdom is just as colorful as it is diverse. But what are the brightest and flashiest creatures on the planet? Click and be amazed by some dazzling wildlife. It will add a little color to your day.

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.

Ancient and groundbreaking man-made structures around the world

From modest huts, megalithic temples and prehistoric pyramids to ancient burial mounds and Aboriginal engineering marvels, these are some of the oldest and most fascinating man-made structures on every continent.

San Diego Zoo works to protect endangered Pacific Pocket Mice

The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is one of various environmentally-conscious organizations working to save the Pacific Pocket Mouse. Pacific Pocket Mice are integral to the climate but are being pushed out because of human development.

Richard Branson steps in for Elvis impersonator as he officiates the wedding of two Virgin Atlantic employees

The businessman, 73, took over from an Elvis impersonator at the nuptials of Malcolm and Jacqui King-McKinnon at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

The world's top places to visit in 2024

The holiday season brings with it thoughts of travel, a Christmas vacation perhaps, or somewhere memorable to chime in the New Year. But where in the world are the coolest, hotly-tipped places to visit in 2024? Click through and check out these top destinations, referenced by Travel + Leisure as the most popular places to go in 2024.

Overlooked museum scrap turns out to be earliest account of Jesus’s childhood

A small scrap of text that was long considered insignificant has now revealed itself to be the earliest-known account of Jesus Christ’s childhood. For decades, the papyrus fragment scrawled with near-illegible text lay forgotten in a library in Hamburg, Germany. But then, two experts named Dr Lajos Berkes and Prof Gabriel Nocchi Macedo took a close...

New York bird group changes name to distance itself from slave owner

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Precious penguin facts that will melt your heart

It's no exaggeration to say that the penguin is one of the world's most beloved creatures. Their adorable waddles and stylish dress sense make them just about irresistible. While there is no shortage of love in the world for these funny, flightless birds, there is a glaring shortage of protection for them and their habitats. Many species of penguins are endangered, and as the global climate crisis continues to worsen, the species who call the ice caps of Antarctica home seem fated to witness their world disappear from beneath their feet. Awareness works wonders, so let's look at just a few of the countless reasons we should help our penguin friends. Read on to learn more about our wobbly friend, the penguin.

Cape Argus and The Turbine Boutique Hotel is giving away Father’s Day hotel stay

The Cape Argus and The Turbine Boutique Hotel is giving away a two-night stay including breakfast valued at R11 880 to help you celebrate Father’s Day.

Is THIS Britain's savviest plane passenger?

Dylan Springer was boarding his flight home from Kos, Greece , on April 12 when he noticed passengers being slapped with £48 fines for carrying an extra tote bag.