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Italy town puts price of cheap homes up to €2
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:26:23 GMT
The Sicilian town of Sambuca caused a sensation when it sold houses off for €1 on 2019. Now it's making more available, and even though the price has now doubled, they're still cheaper than a slice of pizza.
Yosemite park ranger shares heartbreaking plea to visitors to slow down after a bear cub was killed by a car
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:39:35 GMT
A ranger at Yosemite National Park is pleading to visitors to drive slow and stay alert after another bear was killed by a car.
Google Maps accused of offering 'potentially fatal' hiking routes
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:54:04 GMT
Hikers looking to summit Scotland's highest mountain and other peaks in the area are being sent up "potentially fatal" routes by Google Maps, the region's mountaineering organizations have warned.
Is Antarctica a country? The future of the world's least understood continent
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 06:36:48 GMT
As long as humans have known of its existence, they have wanted to visit Antarctica.
Canada surpasses US vaccination rate as country prepares to reopen its borders
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 01:06:26 GMT
Canada notched a significant milestone this weekend, fully vaccinating about 50% of its population and surpassing the US vaccination rate for Covid-19.
Venice bans cruise ships from the city center -- again
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:29:04 GMT
The Italian government has issued a decree banning large ships from the center of Venice from August 1. However, the ships will remain in the lagoon for the medium term, until a permanent solution is found.
Air traffic controller's 'slip of the tongue' nearly causes plane crash
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:28:14 GMT
An air traffic controller at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport gave incorrect instructions to pilots in an incident that nearly saw two planes come within 300 feet of crashing into each other on Tuesday.
Lufthansa switches to gender-neutral plane greetings
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:22:39 GMT
German airline group Lufthansa will greet fliers using gender-neutral language from now on.
Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 01:39:11 GMT
US passport holders have more international travel options now than at any point during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Australian government halves arrival cap, leaving thousands stranded as air fares skyrocket
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 01:40:13 GMT
For much of the pandemic, Australia has been the envy of the world.
The secrets of France's most addictive food
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:45:04 GMT
Baker Christian Vabret is squeezing down gently on a baguette in order to make it "sing."
The city that keeps changing America
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:54:40 GMT
It rose from the embers of the US Civil War and, as the hometown of activists like Martin Luther King Jr., has been pivotal in the fight for equality and justice. Today, Atlanta remains steeped in southern traditions, but at the forefront of progress.
5 reasons to love Qatar
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 14:38:59 GMT
From the shifting sands of the Inland Sea to the ancient ruins and wildlife preserves of the Zekreet Peninsula, these are some of the best things to experience in Qatar.
The high-flying world of the pilots of Instagram
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:06:41 GMT
Search the hashtag "pilots of Instagram" and you'll see endless images of pilots posing on the runway or in the cockpit. Pilots are hugely popular on the social media platform, with some garnering more followers than Hollywood stars.
The Covid travel checklist: What to know before you go
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:28:26 GMT
While our suitcases have been gathering dust over the past 16 months, the travel industry has been rapidly adapting to cope with the demands of the new Covid era.
The American couple who met on vacation in North Korea
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 02:51:50 GMT
Ryan Carlson and Shauna Cheng met when they both booked onto an organized tour to North Korea in 2005 and bonded over a mutual love of travel.
Australia races against time to avoid an 'in danger' rating at UNESCO vote
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:00:03 GMT
The Australian government and a United Nations body are facing off this week over whether the Great Barrier Reef is "in danger" of losing its "outstanding universal value."
Indonesian Covid-positive man disguises himself as wife on Citilink flight in order to fly
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 06:28:04 GMT
An Indonesian man is reportedly facing arrest after disguising himself as his wife in order to board a flight.
World's best airlines for 2021, ranked by AirlineRatings.com
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 03:53:53 GMT
It's been a strange year for the aviation industry, with many airlines grounding aircraft for significant chunks of 2020.
Three women found out they had the same cheating boyfriend, so they went on a road trip
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:49:26 GMT
Bekah King, Abi Roberts, and Morgan Tabor discovered they all had the same cheating boyfriend. Rather than succumbing to their sadness the three young women said they dumped him, saved up money to purchase and renovate a school bus and are now on a road trip together.
The 'carmageddon' engulfing Europe this summer
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:21:06 GMT
So, you're all set for a trip to Europe in this most uncertain of summers. You've booked your flight, navigated all the paperwork for your destination (and for getting home), and have prepared yourself for snafus along the way. Oh, and you're fully vaccinated.
Ancient 'sunken city' discovered in Egypt
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 05:26:39 GMT
Divers have discovered rare remains of a military vessel in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion -- once Egypt's largest port on the Mediterranean -- and a funerary complex illustrating the presence of Greek merchants, the country said on Monday, July 19.
Where to find some cool travel escapes in the blazin' hot summer
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 21:36:28 GMT
Summer travel can be so inviting. There are fewer clothes to pack. Days are long for outdoor adventures. Al fresco dining abounds. And you can't overstate the simple joy of basking in the sun's soothing rays.
The ghost towns left behind by Qatar's oil boom
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:48:46 GMT
The crumbling remains of abandoned fishing villages on the northwest coast of Qatar offer a fascinating journey into the country's past before the oil and gas-fueled economic boom drew people away from traditional maritime ways of life.
The abandoned airport terminal where everything still works
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:54:03 GMT
"The first thing you notice about New Orleans are the burying grounds -- the cemeteries -- one of the best things there are here" wrote Bob Dylan in his 2004 book "Chronicles: Volume One."
What's the best pizza city in the USA? 'Modernist' authors have a surprise for you
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 18:48:35 GMT
It's not up to you after all, New York. And Chicago -- the wind has been taken out of your deep dish sails.
Liverpool stripped of its UNESCO World Heritage listing
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:00:54 GMT
It's famous for its docks, the Beatles, and its two world-renowned soccer teams -- but now, Liverpool is going through a different kind of notoriety.
Europe's finest al fresco dining spots for this summer
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:15:41 GMT
Few experiences herald the joys of summer living like eating and drinking outdoors, or dining al fresco as Italians call it, literally "in the open air."
Hiking Spain's 'Coast of Death'
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:52:39 GMT
Spain's ?Camino dos Faros snakes atop soaring cliffs that drop sharply to the sea, traversing a portion of Atlantic shoreline known as the Coast of Death (Costa da Morte). Despite its sinister name, a trek here can deliver a powerful calm.
Bill Clinton turned down tea with the Queen to 'be a tourist' and eat Indian food
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:54:18 GMT
Former US President Bill Clinton declined offers of tea with Queen Elizabeth and dinner at the British Prime Minister's official country house because he wanted to "be a tourist," go shopping and eat Indian food during his first official visit to the UK with Tony Blair as leader in 1997, according to formerly classified documents.