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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.


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.


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.


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


UFO mystery may be result of advanced 'stealth civilization' on Earth

Skeptics have long questioned why UFOs, if they are E.T. craft, would visit Earth so often - but two Harvard scientists suspect the beings may have been here all along


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


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.


Why planes are forbidden from flying over Disney parks (and other no-fly zones)


'Cursed' Gulf of Mexico shipwreck abandoned after causing endless chaos

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...


Map shows hotspots for Victorian illness making a comeback in the UK


Historic European cafés you need to visit

Europe's enviable café culture revolves around some of the most famous and iconic coffeehouses on the continent. In their time, many of these distinguished establishments have served a litany of famous celebrities including artists, writers, scientists, philosophers, and even royalty. But where can you find Europe's most beautiful and best-preserved cafés and teahouses? Click through and walk through these historic coffee-serving landmarks.


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.


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...


Celebrities killed in air crashes


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.


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.


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.


Environmental activists trying to ban hikers from popular viewpoint

An environmental group dedicated to protecting the endangered Pacific pocket mouse is appealing to Dana Point's Planning Commission decision to restrict daily public use of a trail at Dana Point.


Where is Bridgerton filmed? The real life locations to visit for a tour of ‘the ton’

Where is Bridgerton filmed? The real life locations to visit for a tour of ‘the ton’ - Here are the palaces, parks and stately homes behind Netflix’s Regency high society


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.


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.


America's coolest island destinations

Anchored away from the USA are some fascinating island destinations just waiting to be explored, including Hawaii. Scroll through the gallery for some amazing images and find out more about the country's coolest ocean-side hangouts.


'It's too much': Spain's Balearic Isles battle overtourism

Every year, nearly 800,000 tourists wander through the alleys of Binibeca Vell, a tiny whitewashed village nicknamed "the Spanish Mykonos" for its resemblance to the famous Greek island which attracts huge crowds of visitors.


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.


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.


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.


Martin Lewis reveals his top travel tips ahead of the summer holidays

Martin Lewis has shared his top travel tips ahead of the summer holidays, saying they could save you hundreds of pounds, in a special episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show Live on ITV yesterday


Spider monkeys are battling for life in Texas zoo after being smuggled

Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas is providing care for 19 baby Mexican spider monkeys who were confiscated from smugglers. The monkeys can be sold for up to $8,000.


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.


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.


The most memorable Hollywood duos

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


Why the travel industry cannot afford to overlook public relations

In the ever-changing world of travel, where airlines, hotels, tour operators, and travel agencies all compete for attention, PR is more crucial than ever. From global events to shifting economic conditions and evolving consumer preferences, this industry faces constant flux. That's why leveraging the power of PR isn't just an advantage—it's a necessity. Ignoring it could mean missed opportunities, damaged reputations, and failing to connect with...


This huge crack in Kenya is splitting Africa in two

What would you do if a huge crack in the Earth suddenly appeared in the place where you lived? Though this might seem like an occurrence worthy of a Hollywood disaster movie, it has actually happened in real life! In 2018, huge fissures began to appear along the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. While geologists have long known that the tectonic plates along East Africa are slowly moving apart, the enormous cracks appearing in the earth and destroying homes provided a more visceral demonstration of that fact. Experts predict that the rift will continue to grow for the next 5-10 million years until East Africa has fully separated from the rest of the continent. This will create a new ocean and turn East Africa into an island. Intrigued? Click on to learn more about this terrifying natural phenomenon.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Flights cancelled at major airport as floods crash through ceiling


Why the pigeon is the world's most misunderstood bird


The deadliest animals on the planet


The strange story of the 'secret' French château left to rot

Step inside Château de la Chasseigne, a remarkable abandoned castle in Burgundy, France and uncover its fascinating aristocratic past


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.


Inside the ultra-luxury Italian town where Biden will meet G7 leaders

President Joe Biden heads back to Europe after just three days in the States - this time jetting to a luxurious faux Medieval resort town that has hosted the likes of Justin Timberlake and Madonna .


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.


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?


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


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

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


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...


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...