Spotting a rainbow can brighten the greyest of days, as these images show. MailOnline Travel recently witnessed a rainbow from the air while taking off from Ushuaia airport at the tip of the Argentina, with the coloured rays rising up from the mountainous scenery behind. Others have been equally lucky to see rainbows in the sky during a flight or while using a drone. One photographer captured the Victoria Falls in South Africa with a coloured arc forming in the clouds of fine spray. Another eagle-eyed photographer took a breathtaking panorama of a band of colour raining down over the winding Sella Pass mountain road between the provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol in Italy.
Just the read to warm you up! From the clear waters of the Caribbean to the golden sands of Bournemouth: TripAdvisor names 2018's best beaches
Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos, top left, came out on top of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Beach awards beating competition from beautiful beaches in Brazil, Cuba and Spain. The top-rated beach in the UK is Bournemouth beach, top right, the No1 in the USA is Clearwater Beach in Florida, bottom left, while Manly Beach is deemed to be the best in Australia. Taking the crown for the best beach in Europe is La Concha Beach in San Sebastian, Spain, bottom right.
From an underwater letterbox in the South Pacific to a sorting room in Antarctica, the world's most remote post offices revealed
These post offices give a whole new meaning to the phrase 'snail mail', as their remote locations could mean several weeks of waiting before letters reach their destination. MailOnline Travel has pushed the envelope to find the most obscure places at which you can pop something in the post. One of the odder spots includes a post box ten feet down at the bottom of the South Pacific Ocean (top right), where you can buy waterproof postcards and postal marks are embossed instead of inked. Other equally far-flung spots that promise to make the postman's job a bit more tricky include the End of the World Post Office in Argentina (bottom right), the world's most southerly mailing depot at Port Lockroy in Antarctica (bottom left), the barrel box on Floreana Island in the Galapagos (top left) and the mail shed on the Isle of Tanera Mòr in Scotland (inset).
From battling 10-metre-high waves to sleeping in -42C temperatures: One explorer's epic 6,100km ski and kayak trip around Norway
'I saw my life flash before me,' intrepid explorer James Baxter explained, as he regaled some of the hairiest moments during his epic 6,100km ski and kayak trip around some of the most remote parts of Norway. The humble Scotsman opened up about his extraordinary eight-month voyage during Expedition Finse, an annual gathering that takes place in Norway featuring some of the world's top explorers. Baxter said that he feared everything was over as he battled ten-metre-high waves in his kayak one stormy day and sleeping in -42 degrees Celsius was another tough point. Pictured from top left, clockwise to centre: A view of a snowy slope Baxter skied along, his tent at night, a view from his kayak, a shot of him in action and feeling pretty chilly in sub-zero conditions.
Now THAT'S a high-flying job: Meet the professional abseilers who scale dizzying skyscrapers, bridges and radio masts
If you've got a fear of heights, then this job certainly isn't for you. Høyden, which is based in Oslo, Norway, employs a team of around 20 abseilers who spend their days scaling some of Norway's highest heights to carry out maintenance and repair work. Dizzying images provided exclusively to MailOnline Travel show the troop of technicians at work, putting their faith in ropes as they dangle from bridges and skyscrapers.
Secrets of the Princes' African sanctuary: From saving elephants and rhinos to finding true love, this is the place closest to William and Harry's hearts
To many of us, Africa represents a safari destination that offers a once-in-a-lifetime holiday but to Harry and his brother William, it has become a precious sanctuary. Both princes have embraced the continent’s wide open spaces, its wilderness and its wildlife with a fervour that many conservationists believe will help save Africa’s endangered species. Graham Boynton visited and says it is easy to see why the Princes adore the continent. Pictured main is Prince Harry in Malawi helping to move endangered elephants to a safe haven.
Why sleeping under the stars in the Monument Valley Native American reservation was the best night of my life
A billboard in the desert-town of Kayenta, Arizona, 40 kilometres south of Monument Valley, claims that the nearby tribal park is one of earth's great wonders - and Holly Hales was not going to argue. Native Americans have called it home for nearly 1,000 years and the stars alone make it a place worth hanging around in for millennia. Holly spent a night there, sleeping in the otherworldly landscape beneath mind-boggling clusters of constellations and hearing tales of spooky 'skinwalkers'. It was the best night of her life, she writes.
EXCLUSIVE: Meet Afghanistan's first female SKIERS, who are learning to snowplough in an area that was once a Taliban stronghold
Henriette Bjorge, 38, from Norway, went out to Bamyan in central Afghanistan, once a Taliban stronghold, to teach skiing at the Bamyan Ski Club back in 2013 and help introduce Afghan women to the sport. For their first lesson, a group of Afghan women turned up armed with handbags, their best dress coats, chic sunglasses and silk hijabs looking like they were more ready for a Paris catwalk than for high-speed thrills. Pictured from top left, clockwise: A group of Afghan women enjoy a ski picnic, posing with skis on an abandoned tank, not your average skiing gear, a lesson in waxing skis, a spot of side-stepping and another unusual skiing outfit.
Alton Towers reveals the first images of new £16million Wicker Man-themed roller coaster that combines FIRE and WOOD
The high-speed attraction at the theme park in Staffordshire is the first wooden rollercoaster to be built in the UK for 21 years and is set to open to those brave enough to ride it in the spring. The track spans 2,000 feet and it is all made from naturally treated timber that has been hand-carved specially for the project. The Wicker Man roller coaster shares its name with the 1973 classic film, starring Edward Woodward.
The top 20 most-filmed movie and TV locations in the world revealed: From New York's Central Park to the UK's South Bank, these are the places you’re most likely to see a star
A new study has shown that it's US locations that are the most popular places to film movies and TV shows with the only non-US countries making the top 20 being Canada and the UK. Among the most popular filming locations are Central Park, New York, top left, Venice Beach, California, top right, University of British Columbia, bottom left, and London's South Bank, bottom right.
Thrifty traveller spends just £1,709 on ten holidays abroad (and even bags a British Airways BUSINESS CLASS flight)
A thrifty traveller has told how she went on ten holidays in a year and skipped to three continents for just £1,709. Chelsea Dickenson, 28, from north London, set out on a mission to see how many trips she could squeeze in over 12 months after being horrified by how much Brits spend on holidays. According to a study by train ticket retailer Trainline conducted in December 2016, the average Brit spends £3,418 on just one trip - double the amount Dickenson had to play with.
Far from bog standard! A disco ball above the tub and a loo in a cave, the world's most incredible hotel bathrooms revealed
These certainly aren't bog standard washing facilities. MailOnline Travel has scoured the world for some of the most incredible hotel bathrooms, which certainly make bath time a bit more fun. At Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, (centre inset) the underwater suite boasts bathrooms with views into an aquarium so you can feel like you're splashing around with the fish, while on board the Celebrity Reflection cruise liner (top right) there is a glass shower cubicle cantilevered over the ship's side so you don't miss a moment on the high seas. Other salubrious spots to sud up at include the Beckham Creek Cave in Arkansas (bottom right), the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Florence (bottom left) and the Malmaison in Birmingham (top left).
From a starry night in Brazil to the stunning highlands of Iceland, the Landscape Photographer of the Year's incredible winning shots revealed
Capturing nature in all its glory, the winners of the prestigious International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed. Now in its fourth year, the contest celebrates all genres of landscape photography, with photographers from all over the world submitting four images to be judged on consistency and for having a 'spark of landscape brilliance'. Max Rive, from the Netherlands, was revealed as the winner for 2017 with his breathtaking images capturing the rugged beauty of Patagonia and Greenland. Pictured from top left, clockwise: A watery view by British photographer Adam Gibbs, an image by Max Rive, a landscape from Brazil by Marcio Cabral and the highlands of Iceland by Alex Nail.
Forget Instagram, this Irish gem has been turning food into art for 20 years: The glorious hotel where exquisite dining is the name of the game - and you can even EAT the paintings
There was a time when what we ate was purely about subsistence. But just a quick scroll through Instagram proves that today's photo-sharing society has changed all this - with food now as much a feast for the eyes as it is the stomach. In Dublin, there is one hotel that has been ahead of that particular curve since before social media even began. For the past two decades, The Merrion - arguably the most luxurious hotel in the Irish capital - has been serving up its unique and playful Art Tea, a two-course decadence that sees chefs literally turn pastries into extraordinary pieces of art.
Norwegian sets transatlantic speed record AGAIN: Dreamliner races from New York to London in just 5 hours and 9 minutes thanks to monster jet stream that pushes it to 799mph
Carrier Norwegian has broken its own record for the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight from New York to London, completing the journey in just five hours and nine minutes. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner registered as G-CJGI (main), and captained by Martin Wood, beat the record set in January by four minutes after reaching 799mph on the crossing. The flight left JFK on Thursday February 8 and was able to touch down at Gatwick airport around an hour ahead of time thanks to a ferocious jet stream. Pictured bottom right is the crew that operated the record-breaking flight.
A sneak peek inside the world's biggest cruise ship as workers get the £959million behemoth ready for her March launch
Boasting 18 decks, enough room for more than 8,000 people and a 1,188-foot-long body, the world's biggest cruise ship is due to set sail next month. Behind-the-scenes photos show how the finishing touches are now being applied to Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Symphony of the Seas, with dozens of construction workers fervently working away. The main body of the 228,081-ton monster liner was completed last June and now its interiors are being furnished with dazzling spotlights, swathes of carpet, and licks of paint.Pictured: (Clockwise from top left, clockwise to centre) Waterslides are set to be a big attraction, the ship's ice rink, a view of the top deck, one of the 20 restaurants and an exterior shot of the hefty vessel.
An adventure-hungry couple has told how they've racked up 45,000 miles on the road in a tiny house on wheels - and they have to plans to stop driving. Alexis Stephens, 33, and Christian Parsons, 42, from North Carolina, sold all of their possessions and hit the road in their kooky trailer-style abode more than two-and-a-half years ago and they have since travelled through 36 U.S. states and one Canadian province. They said when they first moved into their DIY home they 'had to get used to sharing such a tiny space' and life has become a bit of a 'choreographed dance' with them shifting places so they're not in the way of each other. Pictured from top left, clockwise to centre: The tiny house on the road, its kitchen, another landscape shot, the bedroom area and the happy road-tripping couple.
The treasure hunt for whisky that started in 1967 and is STILL going, with several cases up for grabs - including one hidden at the North Pole!
If you've got an adventurous spirit, then a whisky treasure hunt that has been going on for more than 50 years might inspire you to grab your map, compass and a tumbler - just in case. Back in 1967 Canadian Club launched its Hide A Case campaign, with 25 cases of booze (inset) dropped in remote locations all over the world. Adverts run to coincide with the alcohol-themed hunt gave readers vague clues as to where the boxes of whisky could be found with hard-to-reach spots including Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and at the bottom of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Over the years, many of the wooden crates were found but there are still some remaining, in places including the North Pole and Robinson Crusoe Island, off the coast of Chile.
High-flying talent: Stunning 90-degree drone photographs show Dubai's towering architecture in all its glory
The stunning pictures show Dubai's huge skyscrapers as well as the luxurious hotels, popular marina and winding roads. The unique perspective of the city was captured by Bachir Moukarzel. Meanwhile other striking snaps show a beautiful flower display in the shape of an Airbus A380 aircraft and the slower-paced life on the beach.
The UFO hotel that'll leave you starry-eyed! Stunning renderings emerge of spaceship-style lodge that's set to open beneath a glacier in the Arctic Circle
You'll be left starry-eyed at this UFO-style hotel, set to touch down in the Arctic Circle. Incredible renderings have emerged of the spaceship-style lodge, which is scheduled to open in 2021 in northern Norway just above the Arctic Circle. The images show how hotel Svart will sit in a breathtaking location at the foot of Svartisen - Norway's second largest glacier - and it will be set above the water on stilts. Architects went about crafting the unusual structure so it will use 85 per cent less energy than a regular hotel would. Pictured: A computer rendering showing an aerial view of the finished design (main) and exterior shots of the hotel (insets).
EXCLUSIVE Incredible pictures show humpback whales and orcas feeding and playing off the coast of Norway
EXCLUSIVE From leaping out of the water to gorging on giant mouthfuls of herring, these sea mammals look as though they're truly having a whale of a time! Award-winning photographer Espen Bergersen, 37, first noticed dozens of orcas and humpbacks gathering close to the shore by his childhood home on the northern Norwegian island of Andoya eight years ago. Since then, he has been ardently documenting the magnificent creatures during their migration, with his work helping scientists better understand their mysterious feeding, mating and communication behaviours. Pictured from top left, clockwise: A huge humpback whale breaching out of the water, an amazing close-up of an orca hunting down a herring, four orcas coming up for air and a humpback taking a big mouthful of herring.
Inside the remote town in Argentina that was settled by a group from WALES: In Puerto Madryn the hotels stock Welsh cakes in the minibars and there are more sheep than people
MailOnline Travel recently explored Puerto Madryn (pictured main), a remote city in Argentina that was settled by the Welsh in the mid-19th century in a bid to keep their culture alive. A party of around 150 men and women from Wales set sail from Liverpool and spent two months on the high seas before reaching their destination. Remnants of the Welsh culture remain, with the national flag flying (pictured, right) and Welsh cakes on restaurant menus and in hotel minibars.
Budget hotel keeps the romance alive with DIY four-poster bed you can HIRE for £5 (and for an extra £3 you get a bottle of Fanta and a Terry's Chocolate Orange)
Forget luxurious lodgings in Paris or Venice, the ultimate Valentine's Day hotel package has arrived in Croydon. Bear with us. Sure, Croydon isn't often thought of as a wooing hot spot, but easyHotel has changed all that, because at its Croydon property couples can transform their budget room into a love nest courtesy of a self-assembly four-poster bed (top left and main) they can hire for just £5 (bottom left). What's more, for an extra £3 the hotel will throw in a bottle of fizz - Fanta, that is - and a Terry's Chocolate Orange.
Housekeepers 'use the same guest towel to clean the entire bathroom, including the TOILET, and work unpaid extra hours' at Premier Inn
An undercover investigation has shown a housekeeper being told to use the same guest towel to clean entire bathrooms - including the toilet - at one of Britain's biggest hotel chains. Covert filming by Channel 4's Dispatches team at a Premier Inn branch near London Bridge (inset) revealed the unhygienic cleaning practices using an undercover reporter (main) called 'Irina', who was also told to take on unpaid work in order to meet room-cleaning targets, meaning she was paid below the national living wage. The shocking revelations emerged after she joined the housekeeping team at the London Bridge property in December 2017. She was employed by a cleaning contractor called ISS, although she was given a Premier Inn uniform to wear.
'It's like Antarctica sitting on top of the Amazon': Glaciers, mountains, forests and waterfalls... Incredible photographs of one of the most jaw-dropping wildernesses on earth
Move over, Norway - and behold Fiordland in New Zealand. If you've never heard of this national park, then you won't know that it's one of earth's most staggeringly jaw-dropping wildernesses. But MailOnline Travel is here to acquaint you with this 3.3million-acre primeval landscape via a set of eye-popping photographs (and if you already know about it, you'll know you're in for a treat).
Are these the most stylish holiday homes ever? From Palm Springs California to a remote bay in New Zealand, 10 jaw-dropping retreats revealed
Travel journalist and blogger Sebastiaan Bedaux has been globetrotting for the last 10 years and during that time has uncovered some of the world's most stunning holiday homes, which he has curated for new book Mountain View: The Perfect Holiday Homes. Pictured are the Mirror House in Italy, top left, Solo House in Spain, top right, Scrubby Bay House in New Zealand, bottom left, the Shelter in Palm Springs, bottom right, and Vals Villa in Switzerland, inset.
The hilarious images that prove that one job for some, is one job too many, from the medal embossed with '3st' place to the bike sale full of canoes
The cause of the mistakes and misguided messages on display in pictures from around the world will forever remain a mystery, but you'll be too busy laughing, we suspect, to care. There's the medal embossed with '3st', the T-shirt that marries a map of Africa with the slogan 'Asia' and some very wobbly soccer pitch markings. Fresh from the department of the blindingly obvious, meanwhile, is the advert that states 'if it's in stock, we've got it!' And the canoes hanging underneath the bike sale sign is a priceless entry in the 'you had one job' annals.
This luxury Greek villa could be yours for just THIRTY-SIX POUNDS! Dreamy five-bed property on Mykonos worth £3.6million is being raffled off
The island is known for celebrity visitors ranging from George Clooney to the Kardashians and basketball star Lebron James. The villa is surrounded by luscious landscapes and has expansive views of the turquoise Aegean water, stone paved pathways and a private small church. The 4,900sq-metre property boasts five double bedrooms with bathrooms, three individual double apartments, ecological infinity pool, a games room, bar, gym and alfresco dining. To become the owner of this highly desirable villa, you have to win a prize raffle draw with tickets being sold for £36 and the winner being drawn on February 28.
Breathe in and step inside Britain's first capsule hotel: Japanese-style pods available in London from £25 per night
The capsules are at St Christophers At The Village in London Bridge and a total of 26 pods have been installed that come with mood lighting, free wifi, ear plugs and plug sockets. There is also a special ventilation system, which the company says will keep you cool while asleep. Sophie Herbert, marketing manager at St Christopher's Inns, said: 'Taking travel to the next level, our homely capsules offer ultimate privacy, yet keeping the social and communal vibe of a hostel.'
A real balancing act! From a topsy-turvy elephant to an upside-down pylon, incredible sculptures that defy the laws of gravity
Precariously balanced, these sculptures seemingly defy the laws of gravity thanks to a spot of ingenious engineering. MailOnline Travel has scoured the globe for some of the most impressive pieces of art that turn things on their head. Pictured, from top left, clockwise to centre: Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn's Force of Nature, Daniel Firman's trunk-balancing elephant, Emil Alzamora's floating figure, Alex Chinneck's road installation and his upside down electricity pylon.
We all like to think we're taking unique photos of the world on our travels but a new YouTube video shows how we all just end up taking the same kind of shots. The two-minute-55-second-long montage, uploaded by Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, shows how social media is saturated with copycat images. A classic one is the Leaning Tower of Pisa pose (top right), with tourists propping up the 12th century monument with their hands and, of course, your Instagram account wouldn't be complete without an envy-inducing sunset (bottom left). Signaling that they're off on vacation, travellers also love to post photos from the plane window, with the winglets in view (bottom right) and in warmer climates, taking a photo of your feet against a beach backdrop is 'a must' (top left).
The best U.S hotels for a good night's sleep revealed: A hip lodge in Kentucky is No1 (and you can buy its mattresses for $1,375)
It's a dream come true for weary travellers, because hotels across America have been rated on the quality of sleep they offer with a hip design hotel in Kentucky coming out on top. The 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, which sells the mattresses it supplies in its rooms for $1,375 (£992), was declared the winner in a study that collated information from online reviews. Second on the list was the historic West Baden Springs Hotel in Indiana, with The Spectator Hotel in South Carolina sleepwalking in just behind in third place. Both spots were lauded by guests for providing lavish bedding and sumptuous sheets.
From an English breakfast at Heathrow to ribs at Denver International, airports around the world ranked and rated for food
Air travel can be an exhausting experience, yet there is no respite from being in transit quite like a tasty meal. RewardExpert - a free service that helps users take full advantage of credit card and travel rewards - went about rating and ranking the 15 most trafficked airports outside of America based on their dining options, with Narita International Airport in Tokyo coming out on top. Scores were given based on restaurant quality, price and menu variety. Last year the ranking exercise only focused on U.S. airports, with Denver International flying in at first place. From the USA to the UK and from Australia to Taiwan, find out which airports have food offerings that really take off...
From the best for celeb-spotting to the ultimate room with a view: Jaw-dropping London hotels - and what they're best for - revealed
MailOnline Travel has ascended the heights of this historic city to offer you the ultimate views, most stylish surroundings, impeccable service and gorgeous getaways in every sense of the word. From family packages that will delight the fussiest of little ones, a perfect place for parents to unpack and the sexiest little hotel in South Kensington - here is the quintessential guide to London's best overnights.
Researchers conducted swab tests across six surfaces at three major US airports and on aeroplanes and analysed them to establish which passenger areas are the most germ ridden. The report found that the self check-in kiosks, which many airlines encourage their passengers to use, are riddled with viable germs and fungal cells, and are among the dirtiest surfaces in airports.
Brit braves -47C temperatures to become the first to travel the 85-mile length of a frozen lake in Mongolia on ICE SKATES (and he hadn't skated for 20 years)
A hardy British adventurer has become the first to ever ice skate across one of the world's most barren and inhospitable landscapes - despite not having skated for about 20 years. Jim Mee, 40, from York, said he meant to pack some skating in before Christmas in the run up to his epic challenge last week but he ran out of time. Instead he blindly tackled an 85-mile crossing of Khovsgol Nuur in north-west Mongolia - the distance climbing to 100 miles when zig-zags to the edge of the lake to camp were taken into account - skating for nine hours a day for three days, in temperatures plunging to minus 47 degrees Celsius. Luckily his experience on skis served him well and he completed the frigid traverse unscathed. Pictured (from top left, clockwise to centre): Mee on skates, with his support group, a spot of sunny weather, the icy road ahead and at the close of a day.
Inside the eerie sub-Antarctic abandoned whaling station where more than 175,000 whales were slaughtered
EXCLUSIVE If you've seen Alien vs Predator you'll know that abandoned whaling stations are pretty spooky - but MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks can confirm that they're even more disturbing in real life. She visited one on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia after sailing more than 1,500 miles from Puerto Madryn in Argentina and it chilled her to the bone. On the way there she didn't see a single whale, but after learning about the horrific whaling industry centred on a processing factory at Grytviken that led to the slaughter of millions of the marine mammals, it's no surprise that stocks in the area remain depleted. The abandoned whaling station - when it opened in 1904 it was one of the first in sub-Antarctic waters - has a sinister feel with whale bones scattered like confetti, beached harpoon boats, and giant mechanical parts rusting in the chilling winds. Pictured (from top left, centre to clockwise): The rusting factory shown with the mountains beyond, the harpoon boat Petrel, meat cookers, a platform used to shift the whale blubber and a photo taken during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914 to 1917, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
EXCLUSIVE Behind the scenes at Gatwick: Meet the 'flow planner' who keeps the planes running on time and the woman who keeps birds away from the runway using lasers and flares
The next time you touch down at Gatwick and roll safely to the gate on time, it's not just the pilots you should be thankful to - but Chris Eade (main) and Katy Martin (right). That's because they both have extremely important jobs at the airport - which has the world's busiest single-use runway. Chris is an airside flow planner - it's his job to work out which aircraft goes to which gate - and Katy is an airside operations controller, whose responsibilities include keeping birds away from jet engines, debris away from the runway, and even marshalling planes to their stands using coloured bats. Here they reveal some of the secrets to keeping the airport operating safely and smoothly.
From California's Redwood Coast to Chattanooga in Tennessee, the adventure experts at Lonely Planet reveal the top 10 places to visit in America in 2018
California's Redwood Coast has been tipped as the number one destination in America to visit in 2018 by the adventure experts over at Lonely Planet. Located four hours north of San Francisco, the picturesque region spans 175 miles and is home to towering forests of giant redwood trees that you might recognise from movies such as Star Wars and Jurassic Park. The area was praised for being a place where you 'lose all track of time (and cell signal)', beating Boise in Idaho and Chattanooga in Tennessee to the number one spot.
Fascinating time-lapse video shows engineers building Boeing's new 737 Max 7 at the manufacturer's enormous Washington factory
A fascinating time-lapse video shows the final assembly of one of Boeing's brand new passenger aircraft, which has become its fastest-selling design. The Boeing 737 Max 7 is the third and newest member of the company's Max 7 range to be built at the company's enormous plant in Renton, Washington, near Seattle. The jet is designed for up to 172 passengers and has a maximum range of 3,850 nautical miles, which is the longest range for the Max aircraft family.
Would you be brave enough to explore this spooky house? A spine-chilling video tour of a 42-room abandoned mansion where 'spirits still roam'
If you've got a fear of things that go bump in the night then look away now. YouTube presenter Dan Bell and his sidekick Will Krupinsky explored a derelict 42-room mansion in Baltimore, Maryland, where 'spirits still roam' with its rotting interiors caught on camera. As they move around the creepy building through dark corridors and tumbledown stairs, they stumble across lengths of peeling paint, woodworm-ridden floorboards and patches of graffiti. Pictured: Peeling wallpaper (top left), a window missing the glass (top right), graffiti coating the walls (bottom right), YouTube presenter Will Krupinsky (bottom left) and an exterior shot of Uplands mansion (centre).
Now you can have BOTH hands free as you wheel your luggage: The cunning device that allows you to tow a suitcase with your torso
Do you ever struggle to juggle rolling your hand luggage while attempting to take a phone call or slurp coffee? Well never fear, as one one inventor has designed a gadget that allows you to wheel a case using your torso so you can keep both hands free. Omar Abass from Columbus, Ohio, said he came up with the idea for his RetraStrap in 2013 during a long trip to Europe and now he has raised more than £15,000 to bring his design ideas to life via Kickstarter.
Passenger who flew economy from London to Sydney with Qantas repeats the trip in business class... and here he reveals the BIG difference the upgrade made
Business class with Qantas from London to Sydney costs over £3,800 - so is it worth splashing out for? Colin Thorne climbed aboard, sipped his glass of fizz - and soaked up the swank. He said that his previous experience flying economy (bottom right) was a world away from flying business - with bags of legroom (inset) and seats that can be adjusted at the touch of a button (bottom left).
Inside Eurostar's Business Premier class: It's a valiant effort to keep the romance of train travel alive (tainted only by passengers draping their legs over tables)
Has the romance of train travel in Britain died? If it hasn't it's certainly in its death throes. Traveling by train in bygone decades - certainly in the steam age - used to be a special occasion, something thrilling, luxurious and wondrous. Nowadays, carriages seem to be designed for standing as much as sitting and the only sense of wonder passengers have is when they arrive on time. But there are pockets of resistance - services that cocoon you with five-star service, restaurant-standard food and big, luxurious seats. One of them is Eurostar's Business Premier offering, which while it isn't a hotel-on-wheels like the Orient Express, is still something special, writes Ted Thornhill. Save for the odd passenger who turns their nose up at decorum (main).
'Visit ****hole Zambia': Countries insulted by Trump use his words to their advantage - on tourism posters
The countries reportedly labelled as s***holes by President Trump are using the insult to boost tourist numbers. Trump allegedly called Haiti, El Salvador and Africa's third-world nations 's***hole countries' during an Oval Office discussion about immigration. But now some of them are using his words to their advantage - on tourism posters.
Kay Burley wanders lonely as a cloud through Wordsworth's 'magnificent' Lake District, where she unlocks some of her fondest (and rainiest) childhood memories
The Sky News anchor has fond memories of Lake District holidays with her parents and sister as a child - and finds that it's just as mesmerising when she returns with her son. She stays in the Cedar Manor Hotel (bottom left) and from there explores Wordsworth's Rydal Mount home (top right), the Castlerigg Circle, Grasmere, Windermere (top left), Coniston Water and comes face to face with the National Park's stubborn sheep (bottom right). She also tastes some to-die-for gingerbread...
Erotic-themed Parisian lodge is the world's most romantic hotel, according to TripAdvisor - while a Devon townhouse is No1 in UK and a $149-a-night inn tops the U.S rankings
A saucy Parisian hotel housed inside a former 'pleasure house' has been named the world's most romantic hotel in TripAdivsor's annual Travellers' Choice Awards. Maison Souquet, located just steps from Moulin Rouge in the trendy Pigalle district, describes itself as a fancy fantasy land where 'life revolves around the ritual of rendezvous before and after dinner'. Rates at the 20-room hotel start from around £333 and on-site services include in-room massages and butlers to make rose petal baths. The UK winner strikes a stark contrast to its French neighbour. Tavistock House Hotel in Devon might not be draped in swathes of silk, but it wooed guests with its understated style and friendly service. The No1 in the U.S, meanwhile, the Belamere Suites in Ohio, won love from visitors with its 'Jacuzzi suite'.
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