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Creepy bat-like drone can crash into trees and perch

A creepy bat-like drone can crash into trees, perch and fold its wings around to hug it to keep it in place. The gliding-winged robot, called PercHug, could be used for inspection, maintenance, and biodiversity conservation.


Atlanta man drives three hours to pull down Confederate flag flying over South Carolina highway

Atlanta man drives three hours to pull down Confederate flag flying over South Carolina highway - James Blitch told deputies he was trying to lower the Confederate flag because he doesn’t agree with it


Natural History Museum opens new urban gardens complete with bronze dinosaur

The Natural History Museum is set to open a major green space in central London to support urban nature, scientific research and education, complete with a huge brand-new bronze dinosaur. Five acres wrapping around the building in South Kensington have been transformed into two gardens – the Nature Discovery Garden and the Evolution Garden, which t...


What will the EU’s new entry-exit system mean for British travellers?

What will the EU’s new entry-exit system mean for British travellers? - Under the entry-exit system every British traveller to the Schengen Area should be fingerprinted and provide a facial biometric – though at first this rule may be fudged


MSC Cruises unveils exclusive shore excursions for Yacht Club guests

According MSC Cruises, guests will have a multitude of meticulously crafted experiences to choose from including making their own personalised eau de cologne in Southern France, indulging in authentic Greek cuisine in Santorini or relaxing in a secluded cabana in tropical Jamaica.


Escape to rustic elegance with these small-town staycations

Relax, breath and treat yourself to a getaway at a dorpie near you.


Unveiling Africa's top cities for quality living in 2024

Though South Africa has its fair share of problems, the country has cities that offer the best quality of life on the continent.


Thailand provides visa-free entry to South Africa

Thailand has expanded its visa-free entry scheme to 93 countries and territories as it seeks to revitalise its tourism industry.


Sea Point Promenade transformed into an open-air art gallery by local artists

Local artists have teamed up to turn a previously ordinary ablution building into an open-air art exhibit.


Call to ‘review’ Virginia Airport

Instead of being turned into a mixed- use development, the site could be used as an academy and play a crucial role in developing pilots.


How to pay cost-effectively when travelling abroad

Between packing the essentials and planning your stay, it is worth thinking about financial matters.


30 islands ranked by their highest point

The world's islands are not usually considered as featuring some of the highest points on Earth. But, in fact, some of the most impressive mountains and volcanoes, most of them active, are located on islands scattered around the globe, anywhere from Antarctica to Indonesia. And many achieve some truly impressive elevations. But where exactly on the planet can you admire the tallest and most dramatic island high points? Click through this gallery of 30 islands ranked by their highest point to discover the loftiest mountain peak of an island on Earth.


Surreal rock formations around the world

Rock formations, sculpted by the relentless forces of nature, stand as some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on our planet. From the towering sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum to the whimsical Queen's Head, each formation tells a unique story of geological processes spanning millions of years. These natural sculptures, shaped by elements like wind, water, and volcanic activity, create landscapes so surreal they often defy belief. For a journey into the heart of our planet's most stunning natural art, click through this gallery.


20 things about U.S. geography you didn’t know

Americans strongly believe their country is great, and their geography might prove them right. From the world’s tallest mountain to the planet’s shortest river to a neverending underground fire, here are 20 weird and wonderful geographic facts that will make you a star at your next family trivia game night.


Aleph Hospitality enters Nairobi’s restaurant scene

Aleph Hospitality, a Middle East and Africa hospitality management firm, has secured a management contract for Alloy Bar & Lounge in Nairobi, Kenya. The venue, situated at Sarit Centre in Westlands, Nairobi, opened its doors in early 2024.Source: SuppliedThe hospitality group takes over the management of its first stand-alone restaurant and entertainment venue in KenyaThe 2,700 square metre outlet which can host up to 1,000 guests, houses a...


What are Decade Volcanoes?

Our world is truly a fascinating place to live on. While clouds reel above our heads, beneath our feet is a volatile environment that brings out fire and destruction. Yes, we're talking about volcanoes. Indeed, ever since the dawn of humanity, volcanoes have caused untold catastrophe. For this reason and others, scientists are trying to understand them better. Click through this gallery to see how.


The most beautiful train journeys in the UK

From the stunning Scottish highlands to the southern scenic beaches of Devon and Cornwall, take a look at Britain's most-beautiful railway lines!


Ranked: Europe’s best bucket-list experiences you need to visit

30 of the best bucket-list adventures and activities from across Europe.


Six foreign nationals found dead in five star Bangkok hotel after suspected poisoning

Six foreign nationals found dead in five star Bangkok hotel after suspected poisoning - Police in Thailand say the bodies of six people were found in a luxury hotel in downtown Bangkok and poisoning is suspected


Aussies expose massive flaw of new passports

Travellers have slammed the quality of the new R series passports, which have been issued since September 2022.


Brookdale Manor House in Paarl exudes old-world charm and timeless elegance

A true Cinderella story, Brookdale Estate was once an overgrown and underused wine estate in the Paarl winelands.


How scientists are bringing back the woolly mammoth


SA’s youngest airline clinches award for best low-cost airline in Africa

According to Africa’s best low-cost airline for 2024, the award is a testament to the amazing service it provides.


Airlink boosts Durban-Harare route with daily flights

Airlink yesterday said the additional flights will operate on Wednesdays, departing from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport at 10.30am and arriving at Harare’s Robert Mugabe International Airport at 12.40pm.


Scientists have just discovered a brand new continent

Primary school geography paints such a neat picture of the world. It tells us, for example, that there are seven continents on Earth, but the truth is far more complex. Researchers are constantly encountering lost landmasses that constitute important pieces in the puzzle of our planet’s geological past. Now, a whole new continent has been found lur...


'The real Atlantis' discovered off the coast of Greece

The legendary land of Atlantis may get all the press, but there exists a sunken city that’s far older than its mythological counterpart. Pavlopetri is thought to be some 5,000 years old, but it wasn’t discovered until the 20th Century, and experts are still uncovering its secrets and treasures. The Bronze Age town was first identified off the coast...


3 reasons why cruising is growing in popularity among younger generations

A growing number of young travellers are looking into the option of cruising.


Fly from London to Sydney in 4 hours with this amazing airplane


America's ritziest towns are trying to ban enormous McMansion homes

Residents and officials in rich American towns are banding together to outlaw mega mansions they say are a blight on the landscape. Others say these efforts punish wealth and success.


What is the most rat-infested place in the US? Hint: It’s not New York

What is the most rat-infested place in the US? Hint: It’s not New York - Washington DC is home to some of the worst pests in the nation, but it also has a lot of rodents, mosquitos, and bed bugs, too


15 statues removed for the history they represent

Monuments have often been removed or toppled from their locations as a symbolic protest against the values they embody.In fact, taking down statues has been part of a wider effort to reject certain historical symbols. It has also raised questions about which figures deserve to be honoured and how collective memory should be expressed.The Black Lives Matter movement, for instance, gave rise to a campaign to get rid of statues of figures symbolizing racism, especially after the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This has not been, however, the only time monuments have been removed or vandalized to condemn the historical events to which they are linked. Throughout history, statues have been destroyed for a variety of ideological, political, and religious reasons.


Photos: stunning places to visit in China


Would you try it? More than 70 people line up to eat ‘prehistoric’ fish caught of North Carolina coast

Would you try it? More than 70 people line up to eat ‘prehistoric’ fish caught of North Carolina coast - Normally, the escolar fish lives below depths of 650 feet


The Journey to Paris 2024

Toyota’s ‘Start Your Impossible’ Global Marketing Campaign continues to spark excitement for the Olympic And Paralympic Games.


The FOUR most expensive houses in the world, 2024

Here is a look at four of the world’s most expensive houses right now, with the one in first place being worth £3.9 billion.


The world’s rarest whale has never been seen alive – scientists may have a breakthrough

The world’s rarest whale has never been seen alive – scientists may have a breakthrough - It was first thought the species could be extinct


Caravan Park residents rebuild after recent disastrous Cape storm

Residents living in wooden cabins and caravans at Kays Caravan Park in Strand are still rebuilding what they lost in the recent storm.


29 unusual KFC menu items from around the world

From porridge to spaghetti, here are the country-specific KFC dishes that may just make you want to hop on a plane.


Stunning and lesser-known Greek islands for escaping the crowds

When we think of a Greek island vacation, places like Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, and Santorini invariably spring to mind. But did you know that there are over 6,000 islands scattered in the Greek seas? And of these, only 227 are inhabited! So what about those lesser-known destinations that are equally attractive in terms of natural beauty, historic interest, and getaway appeal? Already scanning the map? Click through and let this list of Greek islands you've probably never heard of help make up your mind.


Fancy a break in France but not keen on the Olympic crowds? Here are 8 tourist-free hidden gems, handpicked by travel experts - from a 'local secret' in Brittany to a 'floral paradise' by the Med

Eleven million visitors will descend on Paris during the games. That's great for the athletes, but not ideal if you're looking for a relaxed, crowd-free French break. Head to one of these spots to relax...


The loneliness myth: what our shared stories of feeling alone reveal about why you can’t ‘fix’ this very human experience

Loneliness comes in many forms and can strike at any time and at any age.


Surfing Amazon's endless wave

There are some truly amazing natural phenomena in this world. Nature can deliver the most spectacular things known to humankind, and some of us can, and do, make the most out of these events. Tidal bores are one of these magnificent phenomena. One in particular takes place in the Amazon rain forest, where every year, ocean water travels upstream. A force to be reckoned with, tidal bores are usually devastating and unforgiving. These masses of water will destroy everything in their path, but they do so in the form of waves. And as you can imagine, this can only be good news for surfers. Despite being extremely dangerous, every year surfers flock to this part of the world to ride one of the most unique waves in the world. Grab your surfboard and ride through the gallery to find out more.


Coldplay 'are planning 10-night residency at London's Wembley Stadium instead of a tour in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint'

The group are preparing to release their new album Moon Music in October - but rather than embark on a traditional tour, they are said to be exploring alternative options, reports The Sun.


Proposed site for Muizenberg homeless shelter ‘could affect tourism, economic activity’

City of Cape Town says there is a desperate need for shelters, but no decision has been taken yet.


Scientists discover metal from the 'lost city of Atlantis'

It’s tempting to imagine that the world was once home to mythical lands of beauty and abundance whose streets were lined with gold. Well, if Plato is to be believed, it’s not gold they were lined with but orichalcum. At least, in the case of Atlantis. According to the iconic Greek philosopher, the fire-coloured metal was second in value only to gol...


Are Brits facing a summer of travel chaos?

There are fears of travel chaos at ports and airports amid the spike in UK holidaymakers looking to get abroad


Reason iconic Aussie landmark is shutting its doors

One of Australia's most iconic tourist destinations will remain closed for 18 months to two years after severe floods destroyed the only road into the area over the summer.


Expert shares tips on how business travellers can navigate the flu season

Looking after travellers’ well-being is important, especially considering how travel can affect our immune systems.


The world's most powerful passport – and more incredible travel facts

Incredible facts and figures showing the scale of modern travel.


Graveyards hit by flooding but burials continue

Cemeteries around the Western Cape have not been spared by the recent storms, with several graveyards reporting that burials had been suspended.