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Tourists get taste of old Japan at hidden 'snack bars'

Tourists get taste of old Japan at hidden 'snack bars' Down a Tokyo street lined with bright signs, up narrow stairs and behind a windowless door is a "snack bar" long cherished by regulars but hidden from tourists -- until now. Now with record numbers of tourists visiting Japan, Snack Yokocho says interest in its tours is growing.

Going to Glastonbury? Prepare for mixed weather

Forecasters said there is a possibility of downpours but suggested that crowds can also expect to see some sunshine as they watch the likes of Coldplay and Shania Twain take the stage.

Devils Tower: the story behind the mysterious US national monument

Nature is fascinating in so many ways and it holds secrets that scientists have been trying to uncover for years. This is the case of Devils Tower, which is believed to have been formed around 50 million years ago. However, the place has a mythological and sacred meaning for the local indigenous people. The mysterious rock formation attracts thousands of tourists for different reasons. Devils Tower is a monument surrounded by stories of aliens and legends of giant bears, but what is the real story behind this national monument? Click here to find out!

Rediscovering Oman: Here’s what’s new and happening next door…

Brand new stays and plays… Exciting things are brewing at our next door neighbour’s. Oman is perhaps the most popular regional destination for us UAE folk to escape to when the mood for a speedy holiday strikes. It’s not too far, but far enough to feel like you’re getting away from routine, and the vast […]

I'm a Travel Writer, and I Always Pack These 12 Amazon Essentials for International Trips, From $9

Shop must-have compression packing cubes, portable travel scales, and weekender bags.

Six Killed, More Than 1200 Stranded After Heavy Rains Trigger Landslides In Sikkim, CM Chairs High-Level Meeting

Sikkim: More than 1200 tourists, including 15 foreigners, were stranded after continuous heavy rainfall triggered massive landslides in northern Sikkim's Mangan district, a senior official said on Friday. At least six people have died so far after the heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in the Himalayan state, damaging properties and crippling road connectivity, power, food, and mobile networks in many areas. "As per the ground report, around 1,200...

Indian relatives grieve as bodies of 45 Kuwait fire victims return

Many of the dead and injured suffocated from smoke inhalation after being trapped by the flames

Uproar as popular California beach is closed with no end in sight

The idyllic beach is usually a local favorite for surfing, camping and fishing, but locals shared their disappointment after learning major storm damage will shut it down for the summer.

How weather could wipe out many of Britain's best-loved events

UK summer events are in danger of being blighted by strong winds and heavy rain, as more heavy downpours are forecast to arrive over the coming weeks.

Discover Egypt's Rich History and Modern Adventures with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

CAIRO, June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, embark on an unforgettable journey through Egypt's architectural marvels, historical sites, cultural treasures and beach adventures with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. From the ancient 5000-year-old pyramids in Cairo, Mediterranean shores in Alexandria, and the Red Sea adventures in Sharm El Sheikh, Four Seasons Egypt properties invite guests to explore this iconic destination in luxury.Four...

Haligtree Secret Medallion left and right locations in Elden Ring

How to access the Consecrated Snowfield

United States-Canada: test your knowledge of the longest international border in the world

Drawn up in 1793, the Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the world. Set between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it weaves and meanders through forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and towns. Much of the border follows the 49th parallel, itself established in the 1760s as the boundary between the province of Quebec and the state of New York. The border separates the second and fourth largest countries in the world by area. By sharing a land boundary line, the US and Canada have a lot in common. But these nations can also boast some unique aspects about this vast and impressive frontier. So, are you interested in learning more about the borderland? Click through and follow your own line of inquiry.

Storms in Chile damage homes, flood roads and leave at least 1 person dead

SANTIAGO, Chile, 14th June, 2024 (WAM) -- Heavy rains lashed much of Chile on Thursday, damaging homes, flooding roads, knocking out power and causing mudslides that have swept through residential areas.According to the Associated Press (AP), heavy winds caused a large tree to fall on a tractor, killing one person late Wednesday.Storms have drenched the centre and south Chile throughout the week, displacing people and closing schools. More than...

Hottest ever June 'heat dome' weather will see Americans swelter

Hundreds of millions of Americans are set to swelter through 90-degree weather over the coming weeks in what is predicted to be the hottest June ever.

Southwest Air Flight ‘Dutch Roll’ Probed by US Regulators

Federal aviation safety officials are investigating a Southwest Airlines Co. flight that experienced an unusual rolling that may be linked to a damaged backup power control unit.

UFC 303 tickets in Las Vegas: Price for Pereira vs. Prochazka 2, T-Mobile arena seat map, full card and more

A rematch featuring two hard-hitting fighters look to save UFC 303 following a major fight cancelation. Here's how much tickets are for UFC 303: Pereira vs. Prochazka 2.

The world's most dangerous hikes

Hiking is a great way to connect with nature and marvel at the surrounding beauty. It allows you to enjoy numerous natural wonders around the world and experience them in a unique way. But hiking through some trails can also be extremely dangerous. So much so that every year people die on these paths. Slips, falls, heart failure, and wildlife attacks are just a few examples of how people lost their lives in these stunning locations. Browse through the following gallery and discover the world's most dangerous hikes.

Strictly's Shirley Ballas, 63, cosies up to her toyboy fiancé Danny Taylor, 50, as they head out in Lisbon during their Mediterranean cruise

The pair, who are on a Mediterranean cruise, were all smiles as they headed off for a guided tour around Lisbon in a colourful Tuk Tuk.

Everything to know about ITV Love Island bombshell and Joey Essex's ex Grace Jackson

As some islanders are dumped, more singletons land on Love Island this Friday and, among them, blonde bombshell Grace Jackson will be shaking things up. Get the lowdown on her.

Kimpton is taking over a historic resort in Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is finally getting a new life as a Kimpton resort participating in IHG One Rewards.

These historic buildings were demolished... But why?

Over time, our architectural aspirations as a society have evolved in impressively futuristic ways. However, it is important to realize that these new buildings were built on the foundations of their predecessors. Unfortunately, this means many of our old architectural marvels have not withstood the test of time. Many beautiful old buildings such as libraries, churches, theaters, and museums have either been destroyed by wars or torn down to make way for parking lots and highways. Click through this gallery and take a closer look at these remnants of architectural history to better understand our past.

The Four Seasons Hotel New York will reopen in September

Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have reached agreements and plan to reopen the Four Seasons Hotel New York this September and the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara in the spring of 2025.

This Country Has the Most Tanks, and It’s Not Even Close

Recently, dozens of military tanks were spotted traveling down the railroad line in Charleston, South Carolina.

This Renewed Five-star Hotel in Paris Has Some of the Best Eiffel Tower Views in the City

Hôtel Balzac’s sleek new redesign sets the standard for tech-savvy luxury, with loads of personality and meaningful interactions.

Extreme heat is already ruining summer travel — and it's only going to get worse

It's only June, but life-threatening temperatures and extreme climate events have already soured some travelers' European vacation plans.

Green Mahabalipuram shows the way to Indian heritage sites—Solar power, e-carts, recycling

The Mahabalipuram Shore Temple boasts the tag of being ‘India’s first green archaeological site’. Now, other heritage sites in Tamil Nadu may follow suit.

Spain have faith in schoolboy Lamine Yamal to lead way back to glory

Rotterdam, this time last year. In the Nhow hotel on Wilhelminakade, overlooking the river Maas, Jesús Navas has just been asked the simplest yet deepest question of them all: what was it like? And so he tells them, a group of players gathered round as if he were a grandad in a rocking chair, only he’s still running. “It was incredible,” he says. “I told them about the World Cup. About the goal. How we celebrated. We were all there, hairs...

Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims Unite in Celebrating Mela Kheer Bhawani at Tulmulla In J&K

Thousands gather at Tulmulla Temple for the annual Mela Kheer Bhawani, celebrating religious harmony and security amidst tight measures.

American tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after TV doctor Michael Mosley’s death

American tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after TV doctor Michael Mosley’s death - A rescue operation was launched on Tuesday afternoon and resumed on Wednesday morning for Albert Calibet

India's J&K celebrates Mela Kheer Bhawani amid heightened security

The community believes that the Mata Kheer Bhawani Temple is miraculous and the water body (Spring) inside the temple changes colour

Team What’s On pick their favourite things in the UAE right now

These are our favourite things in the UAE right now… Celebrating World Burger Day with… Five Guys That’s the burger chain, not a hypothetical entourage. This Tuesday saw the annual passing of the internationally observed Burger Day. It doesn’t have the goth caché of Halloween, or the transubstantiated chocolate of Easter – but it does […]

'My dream holiday was ruined - flu turned out to be deadly bone-breaking fever'

Emma Cox was holidaying in Bali when she contracted an agonising - and potentially deadly - disease that is spread by mosquitoes

I'm a Travel Writer Who Summers on the Amalfi Coast — Here's Everything I'm Packing This Season

Live your best "dolce vita" life with picks starting at $12.

'Doubling Down With the Derricos': Karen Passes Out in Scary Moment (Exclusive)

'Doubling Down With the Derricos' airs Tuesdays on TLC.

Linksoul and OluKai team up for beachy footwear collab for relaxing summer golf

In celebration of festive summer rounds and lazy beach days spent with friends and family, Linksoul and OluKai, two breezy, coastal athletic brands, have launched a collaborative series of three shoes, one leather golf sneaker, one golf sandal, and one slip-on. Each shoe works on or off the course, and embodies the joyful, sporty spirit of the two ...

Qatar's Amir to Receive Well-Wishers at the Palace on Eid!

Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will host well-wishers at Lusail Palace on the first day of Eid Al-Adha.Read More: Enjoyable Things to Do for Eid Al Adha in Doha Qatar's Amir to Receive Well-Wishers at the Palace on Eid!

The safest Caribbean islands for travelers

Embarking on a Caribbean adventure unveils sun-drenched landscapes, rich cultures, and unforgettable moments. However, safety concerns often cast shadows on the allure of these tropical wonders. In this guide, we dismantle common misconceptions, revealing the true safety landscape of the Caribbean. Let's navigate beyond stereotypes to uncover gems that offer not just beauty but security for travelers. Simply click on.

Award availability alert: Fly in premium cabins on British Airways from the West Coast to Europe

We found decent British Airways award availability deals between U.S. West Coast cities and London — you can even connect onward to other European destinations.

How to Get a Workout in While Traveling

Travel does not have to put a damper on your workout routine.

Spotted: Sheikh Mohammed visits these restaurants in Dubai

A definitive Sheikh Mohammed dining guide… If you’re looking to dine at some of the royals’ favourite restaurants, then this is the ultimate guide for you. H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is often seen supporting the hospitality industry in his city. These restaurants have […]

The biggest Native American tribes in the US today

It's commonly believed that Native American origins go way back to the Ice Age, when the first humans migrated across the Bering Strait and into what is now North America. Over time, they spread across the continent and into South America, establishing distinct tribes, territories, and cultures. And although some customs and traditions have been lost to colonization, war, and missionary efforts, many tribes still maintain their unique identity that honors their rich ancestral history. In this gallery, we've used the 2020 Census Bureau, the most comprehensive recent population report on the Native American population in the US, to compile a list of the 30 largest Native American tribes today. The tribes are ranked based on the number of people who identify as members of this tribe alone or in any combination (such as Apache and Navajo). The data tracks identity for tribes more generally as well as specific nations. As a result, certain indigenous groups may appear multiple times on the list, like the Cherokee and the Cherokee Nation. Also, some of the cited tribal populations, including the Aztec and Inca, represent migration from countries such as Mexico and Peru. So, curious? Then click on to discover the biggest Native American tribes in the US today.

The best German cars ever made

Germany is famous as the home of some of the world's great car makers. We look at some of the cars they've built that we think are the best

What makes a perfect summer read? 12 classic books that fit the bill

There's an assumption that an ideal summer book is an easy read. You know, the kind of book you take on vacation to skim through while sipping some tropical concoction at the beach or poolside, only an oversized sunhat for shade. In essence, a lighthearted romance with an easy-to-follow plot. Predictable characters in the very vague genre of contem...

12 products every new golf parent needs

As young parents begin their journey of parenthood, they often find themselves putting their hobbies and free time on hold. However, that doesn’t have to be the case with golf. We scoured the internet to find all the best ways to include your little ones in your favorite pastime. From ingenious new stroller inventions to customized clubs for your s...

When royal tours go awry

The royal tour has been a tradition of the British monarchy for many generations. They involve official stately visits by members of the royal family to other nations within the British Commonwealth and beyond, usually traveling to several cities or countries in one trip. While it may look like they're on holidays as they're photographed taking in the local sights, royal tours are actually all about publicity and diplomatic relations. The visiting royals must meet with local leaders, visit important institutions, take part in ceremonies, and be seen to take in the local culture. Each event is carefully planned, and they are constantly being ferried from one public engagement to the next while thousands of eyes watch their every move. Royal tours are rife with accidents and blunders, as the tight-laced family deal with unexpected circumstances far outside of their comfort zone. Intrigued? Then click through this gallery to learn about royal tours that went completely off the rails (sometimes literally).

Timeframe: Dredging Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, one of the world's greatest engineering feats

One of the world's most ambitious projects began construction 23 years ago this month. The land reclamation phase of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah project represents a remarkable feat of modern construction and urban development. Spanning several years and involving meticulous planning, innovative technology and immense effort, this phase was instrumental ...

What Happened to Chipotle?

Once revered by its customers, some say Chipotle is now on a "downfall." We did a deep dive into the state of the fast-casual chain in 2024.

10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.

Delhi Airport Sets Up Biometric Registration Kiosks For Faster Immigration Processing

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Friday announced the launch of innovative Biometric Registration kiosks at the international arrival pier of the Delhi Airport. These kiosks are specifically designed for foreign nationals arriving in India with a visa where biometric information was not collected during the application process. This is the first time that such kiosks have been implemented at any airport in India, said DIAL in a...

DuangDy review: Bold Thai flavours beautifully delivered from Bangkok to Downtown Dubai

Thai cuisine is one of the most popular in the world, with distinctive flavours that draw on the Asian country’s rich cultural heritage. With many dishes now truly global in their appeal, it’s a cuisine that can be both accessible and daring. DuangDy, the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Dylan Jones and Duangporn Songvisava, is the epitome of jus...