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TripAdvisor reveals the world's most popular experiences for 2018

The world's top travel experiences have been announced by TripAdvisor, with a cooking class at a Tuscan farmhouse revealed as the most sought after and best-rated tour. The £87.60 ($116) experience, which sees people rustle up Tuscan cuisine from ingredients bought at a market, was followed in the rankings by a £28.60 ($37) bike tour of Berlin and a one-day sightseeing tour of New York, costing £64.41 ($84). A Sydney Bridge Climb came in at No4. Experiences in the UK were ranked separately, with a £139 ($184) trip to Stonehenge, which gives travellers exclusive access to the 'inner circle', bagging the number one spot. 

On board the Alaskan Hurricane Turn Train that passengers can flag down at any point on

Train journeys tend to start and end at railway stations. But in Alaska they do things a little differently - and run a train that picks up passengers who simply flag it down. Anywhere on the route. The service is called the Hurricane Turn Train (main) and it is, as the Alaskan Railroad website points out, 'a train like no other'. Pictured left is luggage and a pet dog being loaded on board after passengers flagged down the train.

The cricket commentator visited the idyllic Caribbean island with his wife. They had a dreamy stay at the all-inclusive Bequia Beach Hotel on Friendship Bay.

Hello Kitty bullet train is unveiled in Japan

Resplendent in shocking pink, a sleek 'Hello Kitty' bullet train, complete with special carriages festooned with images of the global icon from Japan, has been unveiled before it chugs into service this week. The special shinkansen or bullet train will run for the next three months between the western cities of Osaka and Fukuoka from Saturday, the West Japan Railway firm said, hoping that one of the country's most famous exports will boost tourism. Passengers will be in left in no doubt what train they are on, with Hello Kitty smiling down from the shades of every window and adorning every passenger seat cover.

Britain's heatwave is showing no signs of stopping with temperatures of up to 91F (32C) on the way today, making parts of the country hotter than Athens and Rio de Janeiro.

Roll clouds form when a downdraft from an advancing storm causes moist warm air to rise. This then cools below its dew point and forms a tube-cloud. This roll cloud was spotted in Adamsville.

The stunning winners of a prestigious nature photo contest are revealed

A stunning shot of an enormous piercing blue chunk of ice in Iceland and an image of flames erupting from a volcano in Mexico are among the winning images of a prestigious photography contest run by The Nature Conservancy. This year the non-profit said its photo contest received a record number of entries, with 57,489 shots sent in from applicants dotted across 135 countries. Pictured, from top left clockwise: A polar bear in the high Arctic, a volcano erupting in Mexico, a chunk of glacier in Iceland and an extremely narrow slot canyon in southern Utah.

The flash caused by the explosion was so bright it could be seen in daylight over several cities – including Lipetsk, which is southeast of Moscow.

A Reddit user shared a snap of the breakfast they'd paid £5.70 for from Friska at Luton Airport, comprised of a cardboard box containing two triangles of pale toast, and three soggy poached eggs.

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale - again

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back up for auction. Online auction site IronPlanet has announced that the plane with red velvet seats had returned to the market. A previous auction house said that Elvis designed the interior. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit. The plane was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon Presley. It has been privately owned for 36 years and is sitting on tarmac in Roswell, New Mexico.

The remote Himalayan village with no road access and three hours of electricity a day

MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks ventured to the Ladakh region of northwest India where she trekked to the remote village of Rumbak. A translator she was travelling with explained that around 200 people live in the mountain community, with farming being the primary occupation. The residents only get electricity for three hours a day, from 8pm to 11pm, and there is just one spot for trekkers to stay in. Pictured: A villager returning home (top left), a view of Rumbak (main), the valley where the community is situated (top right), a tea room in one of the houses (bottom right) and butter tea being served (bottom left). 

Here's our pick of the top ten castles in Wales, many of which you can stay in. The list features Craig-y-Nos Castle, which is reputedly haunted by a 19th Century opera singer.

Tourists can tour Japanese cities dressed like Mario Kart characters

It's the video game that sees Nintendo characters whizz around on go-karts as they race on gravity-defying tracks. But tourists in Japan can go one better - and zoom around in a real-life Mario Kart game. Sort of. MariCAR tours allow fans of the game - or anyone who's partial to a zany outing - to dress as characters from it and tour Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa in go-karts.

You will be joined by environmental campaigner Stanley Johnson in The Galapagos Islands. In South Africa you will travel alongside gardening presenter Nick Bailey.

Barney Colman gives his tips on how to spend the perfect weekend in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Sampling bao buns is a must, as is a healing dip in the sulphuric hot springs in Beitou.

Meet the couple who earn $100K a year travelling the world with their kitten Captain Ahab

From splashing around in the Bahamas to exploring the wilds of Antarctica, these photos reveal how one globetrotting couple have managed to create a business that allows them to travel the world and earn $100,000 a year as they go. Jonathan and Kach Howe, aged 33 and 30 respectively, both gave up their day jobs in 2013 and met while travelling in Luang Prabang, Laos. They now run their own travel and lifestyle site www.twomonkeystravelgroup.com and sell their skills in marketing and trip planning, with this spread of work bringing in $70,000 to $100,000. Pictured, from top left clockwise to centre: Kach at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the couple catching up on some work, Kach swimming in the Bahamas, with her beau in Antarctica and the lovebirds with their cat, Captain Ahab.

The former England football manager shares some of his best and worst holiday experiences. He also reveals that he dreams of venturing to Antarctica.

Britons took advantage of the 77F tanning weather to flock outdoors, heading to beaches and some football fans basking in the sun to watch England take on Panama at the Isle of Wight Festival.

A blade above the rest! Revealing the 252-foot superyacht which comes with TWO helicopters

Taking the world of adventure yachting to new heights, one expedition vessel comes complete with two Airbus helicopters. The 252-foot SeaXplorer 77, from Dutch ship builders Damen, has been commissioned by an unnamed client who has a passion for the outdoors and wants to use the choppers for heliskiing and touching down in remote places. Explaining the inspiration behind his luxury cruiser, the anonymous owner said: 'Some people think that fans of outdoor activities should stay in fleabag motels and dry their wet socks on radiators. I believe that you can combine the most active outdoor adventures and sports with ultimate comfort.'

The Mail on Sunday's Tom Chesshyre checked into The Horseshoe & Castle located near the village of Cooling. He had a peaceful stay and was a fan of the hearty pub grub.

The Mail on Sunday's Frank Barrett gives his tips on where to stay if you're heading to Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020. He also helps out a family in search of a tennis-inspired break.

Inside the 65ft-deep man cave dug out by one man over 23 YEARS

These fascinating photos show how one man painstakingly created a jaw-dropping basement under his house, using just a hammer and chisel. Builder Levon Arakelyan (inset) spent 23 years crafting the incredible 65ft-deep, 3,000-square-foot subterranean space and he was even working on the project on the day he died in 2008, aged 67. He began working on it after his wife, Tosya, asked for a cool space for her potatoes. He got carried away. Today the hand-crafted cellar in the village of Arinj in Armenia is open as a museum and New Zealand-based Radio Free Europe photographer Amos Chapple recently journeyed to the attraction to shed some light on it.

The Daily Mail's Jane Fryer took her family on a motorhome holiday around southern Sweden. They journeyed across Smaland from Jonkoping to the sandy beaches of Oland.

Number Thirty Eight Clifton is a converted traditional townhouse with 12 rooms. The Inspector praised the 'delightful' staff and struggled to find any faults.

Inside the quaint Knoll House hotel where Enid Blyton stayed

Complete with homely interiors and sweeping seaside views, these photos show the hotel which is said to have inspired Enid Blyton's classic Famous Five children's novels. Picturesque Knoll House Hotel in Studland, Dorset, passed to new owners last year and efforts have been made to retain its traditional charm, with rooms featuring Roberts radios and vintage-style furniture adorning the place. Blyton, also famed for writing the Secret Seven and Noddy books, was such a fan of the historic guesthouse, that she would visit three or four times a year, often for weeks at a time. Nowadays rates start from £70 for a single room and £175 for a three bedroom suite.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona says that the job applicant must be 'comfortable working with various phone types' and 'courteous at all times'.

The Atlanta-based carrier says that from July 10, it will no longer be accepting the dogs on any of its services due to safety fears following biting incidents involving staff and passengers.

The Sky News anchor found out on a Nashville trip that BA's partnership with the White Company is a match made in heaven, with fliers treated to luxury bedding and amenity kits.

The Villa Sola Cabiati within the Grand Hotel Tremezzo in northern Italy dates back to the 1500s and is described as being a treasure trove of antique furnishings and original art.

The holiday rental opposite the house used as Harry Potter's birthplace in the Deathly

Harry Potter fans can immerse themselves in a world of wizardry and dark arts at this quaint holiday rental - because it sits right opposite the creaky old house that was used in the Deathly Hallows Part One as the birthplace of the young magic wrangler (inset). Pilgrims cottage (pictured) - which is available to rent from £470 per week - is situated in Lavenham, Suffolk, and the two-bedroom property can be found across the road from De Vere House. This beautiful old building is where the young wizard's parents were killed by Lord Voldemort, who then gave baby Harry his zig-zag forehead scar.

The study by Post Office Travel Money found the biggest price rises for fuel across Europe are in Andorra, Austria and France - the most popular destination for Brits who are driving abroad.

Air traffic controllers have announced industrial action at Marseille Airport on Saturday and Sunday affecting thousands of passengers with airlines such as Ryanair and EasyJet.

Mary and Alex Herlocker, from Charleston, South Carolina, live in the 27ft-long trailer with their three children Georgi, eight, Margo, four, and two-year-old Jasper.

The Chicago-based carrier is pulling the stroopwafel from its early morning domestic US services and replacing it with a new complimentary maple wafer cookie made especially for the airline.

'Engine crack' caused British Airways fire at Las Vegas airport

A crack in an engine caused the British Airways jet to burst into flames at Las Vegas airport while the captain, Chris Henkey (inset) from Reading, Berkshire - hailed as a hero at the time - was to blame for a 'chaotic evacuation', federal investigators said. One flight attendant was seriously injured after fire ripped through the engine of the aircraft at McCarran International in September 2015. All 157 passengers and 13 crew on board the Boeing 777-236ER jet, which was bound for London, were able to evacuate but the plane was substantially damaged by fire. Investigators said Henkey took 22 seconds to shut off fuel to the engine that was on fire and that he called for an evacuation before completing an evacuation checklist. He left an engine running that hampered the deplaning process.

Sales of French Crémant have rocketed in the last two years at supermarkets in the UK, with nearly 4 million bottles sold last year. It is made in the same way as Champagne and the taste is similar too.

The five-star Dusit Thani resort in the Maldives says that it has all but ceased working with bloggers and influencers after being bombarded with requests for free stays and other perks.

Conde Nast Traveller has announced the 2018 Hot List of its favourite new hotels from around the globe ranging from cool, quirky properties to super luxurious resorts.

The Airbnb image that fooled guests into thinking they'd booked a rental with a big pool

They say the camera never lies. That may be true. But as this photograph shows, it can definitely be hilariously crafty. The image here duped a group of young men from Scotland into thinking they were getting an Airbnb rental in Croatia that would feature a full-size pool table. In fact it was just children-sized, the owners having used a clever angle to make it look big. One of the group, Brian Ashe, posted a series of images on Twitter showing the picture from the listing and how big the actual table was. Uploading a side-by-side image, he said: 'Hahahaha when one of the troops books an Airbnb specifically for the pool table.'

Speaking at the Paris Air Forum, Johan Lundgren told how there would be an opportunity for the airline to move into Heathrow, the only primary European base it doesn't operate from.

Researchers from Queen Mary University, London, Imperial College London and Duke University studied the species of songbird (pictured) from the marshes of north-eastern US.

This new quiz challenges Brits to identify some of the UK's most famous sights. It was devised in conjunction with research to find out which parts of the UK have the best landmark knowledge.

Researchers compiled a list of over 58,000 pubs from across the UK and Ireland, pulling out the most popular names for drinking establishments in each of the counties.

How an American tourist wowed the world with his zany take on life in Scotland

U.S photographer Christian DeBaun (right) visited Scotland and made a Facebook post on cultural observations that went viral. He noted how there are no bathrooms in Scotland on the roads, no billboards, hardly any police cars (he saw two) and that it's 'ridiculously windy'. The Scottish Daily Mail's Gavin Madeley reports.

China has taken more than 105 million tonnes of the material since 1992, according to the research led by Amy Brooks, a doctoral student in engineering at the University of Georgia.

The authors of Megalith say that one of Stonehenge’s earliest incarnations, dating from 2750BC, includes a stone rectangle which forms a perfect Pythagorean triangle when split in half.

Non-stop prayer and yak momos: Exploring the Tibetan capital of Lhasa

MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks ventured to Lhasa in Tibet, one of the highest cities in the world at 11,995ft. Highlights of her trip included visiting the Potala Palace, the former home of the Dalai Lama (top left), witnessing locals throwing themselves to the floor in prayer (bottom left) and dining on yak momos (inset).

Eurocontrol, which manages Europe's air traffic has said that flights around the continent are due to increase 53 per cent by 2040, but that airport capacity is set to rise by only 16 per cent.

Where different nationalities like to travel in the UK revealed

The UK welcomes over 30million foreign tourists each year from all corners of the globe. But they don't all home in on the same areas. New research, which looked at bookings over the past five years, reveals that many nationalities are drawn to certain parts of the country, with the French loving Yorkshire and Americans obsessing over Scotland. The Germans, meanwhile, love London and Australians love Cambridge.

Researchers from the Geological Society of America used detailed geologic and structural mapping of the southern 20 miles (30km) of the San Andreas fault zone in southern California.

In total there are 11 round structures crafted out of limestone at the Trulli Monopoli complex, which is currently being offered by letting agents Sotheby’s International Realty .

Susan Allan had been driving in Kelowna in British Columbia with her son when she stopped the vehicle at a red light and felt a liquid substance come into the car through the sunroof.

The study was carried out by UK-based compensation company AirHelp, which ranks 72 airlines and 141 airports on on-time performance and quality of service as well as Twitter sentiment.

The most popular 25 beaches in the world according to Instagram

The world's beaches have been ranked according to how many times they've been snapped on Instagram, with Whitehaven Beach in Australia (top left) deemed the most popular. Lanikai beach in Oahu, Hawaii (top right), came in second place, with Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda (bottom left) close behind. Meanwhile, Bournemouth Beach (bottom right) has been ranked as the most popular beach in the UK and seventh globally with 72,503 snaps branded with #bournemouthbeach.

The London-headquartered budget hotel chain is known for its signature orange colour and now guests can get a shade closer to the tangerine hue with the new beauty product.

The Rootstock 2018 festival in the grounds of Chateau de Pommard in the Burgundy region sees festival goers enjoy music, food, wine and French culture surrounded by historical vineyards.

MailOnline Travel's Jessica Nicklin fell in love with Santa Monica and here reveals the markets and gyms the celebrities love to visit and why it offers a sedate escape from it all.

The US-based Council On Tall Buildings And Urban Habitat hand out awards to the high-rises that it believes are creatively designed as well as enhance the cities and the lives of their inhabitants.

Thieves, beware, because there are some devious anti-theft devices out there. And some are so hilarious that would-be villains might actually be laughing too hard to attempt to steal anything...

The world's best-value airport lounges ranked

The world's best-value public airport lounges have been revealed, based on the number amenities they offer for the price. The Al Ghazal Lounge in Abu Dhabi International's Terminal 2 (top left) has been revealed as the top place to check into before a flight, with £21.45 ($28.76) bagging customers free drinks, food, Wi-Fi and newspapers to peruse. Coming in second place, is the slick Strata Lounge in Auckland Airport (top right), which comes with an open bar, buffet and children's play area all for £28.15 ($37.72). Lounge @ B in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport (bottom left) has been rated as the third best-value spot, while 1903 Lounge in Manchester Airport's Terminal 3 comes fourth (bottom right).

Police were called to the iconic Park Guell in the centre of Barcelona as activists wearing masks and carrying protest banners chained themselves to Gaudi's dragon for over an hour.

TripAdvisor has launched a unique excursion which sees a small number of travellers joining the 'Clavigero' (the Vatican key holder) as he unlocks the doors to the Sistine Chapel and more.

What lies beneath: Stunning photos show what's lurking below city streets

If you've ever pounded city pavements and wondered what's lurking underneath, then have a peek at these revealing photos. Slovakian-born, London-based photographer Tomas Sentpetery decided to delve into some of Europe's most popular tourist destinations and show a side people rarely see. His photo series titled 'Look Deeper' juxtaposes street shots with images taken below the surface, with daylight shed on the Underground tunnels of London and the skull-lined vaults of Paris.

Staff at airports including Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca as well as El Prat Airport in Barcelona have reportedly threatened to walk out unless demands for better working hours were met.

Flag House, positioned on the banks of the River Yare in Norfolk, is decked out with floor-to-ceiling windows and ample deck space so guests can enjoy the views.

Ornate observatory commissioned by King George III hits the rental market

Starry-eyed renters will want to get their hands on this impressive Royal observatory - but they’ll need deep pockets as it is on the market for £37,500 a month. King George III had the observatory built at Old Deer Park in Richmond, Surrey, in 1769 so he could track the transit of Venus crossing the sun. Now, after a three-year refurbishment, the four-bedroom property is being made available for residential rental for the first time in its 249-year history through joint agents Jackson-Stops and Knight Frank.

A breakdown of the longest plane journeys in the world reveals some of the more gruelling flights airline passengers are likely to take - with many covering close to 15,000km in a single trip.

Castle where Winston Churchill plotted D-Day invasion welcomes guests

Complete with turrets, thick stone walls and arched windows, a castle where Winston Churchill plotted the Normandy invasion is welcoming guests as a luxury homestay. Pennsylvania Castle boasts a prime location on the Isle of Portland, an island which juts out from Dorset into the English Channel with road access to the mainland. For a princely £2,500 per night, the nine-bedroom mansion can be privately hired with on-site amenities including a swimming pool, bar, helipad and library. Round-the-clock catering can also be arranged.

Travel association ABTA is warning holidaymakers they should read up on the new local laws of the country they are visiting as breaking them could land them with fines or even in prison.

Antiguan resort that's as perfect for adults as it is for kids

MailOnline Travel's Dan Sanderson struggled to think of a time when all had seemed more right with the world than when he took his family to St James's Club & Villas in Antigua (four main pictures). His young children enjoyed the kids club where they hunted for chocolate, painted faces and swum and the adults enjoyed aqua yoga and some well earned rum cocktails on the beach afterwards. Dan (pictured inset with his young children) writes: 'If there’s a more perfect resort for young families I haven’t found it.'

The Waldon Valley Lodges, located on the outskirts of Bradworthy in Devon, are described as 'tranquil retreats' with mature trees shielding guests from the stresses of the outside world.

Senior figures in the airline industry warned today there will be no chance of cobbling together a 'last minute' deal if Brexit talks collapse in the run up to exit day on March 29, 2019.

Alitalia staff get new designer uniforms despite...

The new designs for Alitalia's customer facing staff were unveiled during Milan's Men's Fashion Week in a special presentation on the steps of the the city's famous Duomo di Milano. Created by Alberta Ferretti, known for her feminine style, the collection includes navy blue dresses, skirts and trouser suits for Alitalia staff, adorned with green and red striped bows and cuffs, and golden buttons.

Hen Wrych Hall Tower is located in Abergele in North Wales and is now available as a holiday rental. It overlooks the main house on the estate, where famous poet Felicia Hemans once lived.

Villages Nature is a new concept by Center Parcs about 20 miles east of Paris. James Coney visited the resort with his family and spent much of the holiday flinging himself down water slides.

Adam Turner, 36, from Essex, was working in the police force when he decided he fancied a radical change and applied for a job to be a boating offer on the remote island of South Georgia.

Here's our pick of the best 'glamping' sites in the UK. The list features a vintage horsebox in Herefordshire and a converted double-decker bus near Shrewsbury - and many have all the mod cons.

The 17th-century Tuscan villa designed for a POPE you can rent via Sotheby's for £50,000 a

There are Tuscan villas – and there’s this Tuscan villa. Described by its letting agents – Sotheby’s International Realty – as an ‘architectural masterpiece’, it is probably the perfect Italian countryside retreat. The 17th-century property is situated in the Ancaiano district near Siena and was built in 1680 for Pope Alexander VII. The grounds, says Sotheby’s, ‘are considered among the most exquisite gardens in Italy’. And the villa features ‘traditional Tuscan fireplaces, terracotta tiled floors, vaulted and beamed ceilings and beautifully frescoed walls’.

Frank Barrett had a blissful stay at a rented villa a couple of miles outside Radda in Chianti. He also visited the Florence hotel that hosted Kim Kardashian before her wedding.

Hunter Davies set his reservations aside and boarded the luxury Oceania Riviera cruise ship from Livorno in Italy. Overall he enjoyed the trip but he had one complaint...

Grab your walking boots and head to France's pretty Tarn region, says the Mail on Sunday's Fred Mawer. He recommends using a specialist tour firm that can help tailor trails to please the whole family.

The wildlife presenter dreams of visiting Mexico to see blue whales. And for her best trip, she picked a holiday to Australia where she took her son snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Flight QF72 from Singapore to Perth in 2008 was smooth until a sudden computer malfunction off the coast of Western Australia. Then the plane suddenly nosedived 200 metres in 20 seconds.

It's the job where you get paid to travel the world but for Australians looking to work as cabin crew with Emirates there are specific requirements you need to meet before you can step on board.

MailOnline Travel has scoured the world to find some of the most magnificent volcanic spots to visit, from the foothills of Mount Agung in Bali to the steaming slopes of Stromboli in Italy.

The unusual-looking 'Pad' building is currently being built in the Business Bay area in the centre of Dubai, which is famous for its record-breaking skyscrapers and opulent hotels.

'Insane' hotel-casino designed by Zaha Hadid opens in Macau

Rows of exposed elevators glide up and down the imposing lobby inside the $1.1billion 'Morpheus' resort, a 42-storey addition to Macau's glitzy skyline named after the Greek god of dreams and developed by Melco International. Iraqi-British Hadid, who died in 2016, was the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture. Her major works in China included the Guangzhou Opera House and a mega mall in Beijing. Extravagant duplex villas with their own in-room gym and massage quarters are located on the top floors of Morpheus for VIPs, along with a gaming area exclusively for these residents.

Here's our pick of Europe's best cycle trips to suit riders of all abilities. Saddle up and admire some of the world's most picturesque scenery, including the Tuscan hills and the Pyrenees.

Planning a city break to Hamburg? Here's our guide on how to make the most of your time. Be sure to include a visit to the new waterfront concert hall on your itinerary.

A charming main line railway station converted into a home has gone on the market. The isolated house amid the Pennine Fells in Dent, Cumbria has 14 daily services running past it.

EXCLUSIVE. The research on European breaks, by FairFX, found that in 75% of cases, flights and hotels were cheaper when booked independently rather than as part of a package.

Photographer Jani Ylinampa captured the breath-taking pictures near his hometown in Finnish Lapland to show off the diverse beauty of the landscape in Finland.

The Aitutaki Private Island Resort is located in the Cook Islands and its 27-acre resort is up for sale. It has 36 guest bungalows, with seven of them sitting over the water.

The Victorian Cotswolds chapel that's been transformed into rental 

The building, in Minchinhampton, near Stroud, began life as a chapel in 1902 and was named the Victoria Memorial Chapel to commemorate Queen Victoria in her passing. It held services until 1984. In 2016 it was transformed into a beautiful rental. Gothic panelling was added throughout, dividing the main hall into a bedroom, study area and shower room. Lastly, the vestry was turned into a fully functioning kitchen.

Tourism is a key pillar of the New Zealand economy

Visitor numbers to New Zealand have surged by nearly a third in the past three years to 3.8m in the 12 months to April. A tax of NZ$25-35 (US$17-24, £12-18) will be imposed on international visitors.

Passengers said people were snorting cocaine, sleeping in corridors and getting 'all over each other' on beds by the swimming pool. A British man was arrested when the ship pulled into Cannes port.

The stunning images featured in National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year

National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year competition has attracted a host of stunning entries from crocodiles in Costa Rica to wild horses in Iceland. Its People's Choice Award gives people the chance to vote for their favourite photographs which are captured in beautiful locations from around the world, while the other winners are decided by judges. Pictured on the left is Paul Tsui's picture of a quiet street in Macau, while on the right is a group of crocodiles captured in Costa Rica and sea spray seen on Ipanema beach in Rio De Janeiro. At the end of June the winners of the competition will be announced.

The nostalgic collection, most of which was shot by American tourist Charles Cushman, offers a glimpse into the life of Londoners in the 1950s and 60s, featuring many notable London landmarks.

Researchers have found that two thirds of non-human primate species in the world are found in four countries - Brazil, Indonesia, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

How ancient sites USED to look in all their glory, from the Roman Baths to the Parthenon 

Ancient ruins can take visitors back in time and provide historians with a wealth of clues about past great civilisations - but exposure to the elements means many of these sites look vastly different to when they were first built. However, thanks to CGI wizardry from myvouchercodes.co.uk some of the world's most famous ancient sites have been cleverly rebuilt. Fascinating before and after images show how buildings such as the Parthenon in Greece, England's Roman Baths in the city of Bath and Angkor Wat in Camodia used to look compared to their current state. And the contrasts are remarkable...

The Irish carrier, one of Europe's biggest, revealed that it had to cancel 1,000 flights last month due to walkouts by air traffic control staff in France as well as shortages across the continent.

Screams filled the air at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk on Thursday night after a rollercoaster car derailed, dropping two people 34 feet to the ground and leaving eight others trapped.

The 'anti-jetlag' Qantas lounge at Perth Airport for London flights

No matter which cabin you're in, flying on Qantas' non-stop 17-hour service between London and Perth is quite an endurance test. Recognising this, the Australian airline has introduced an incredible new lounge at its Perth Airport - the Perth International Transit Lounge - to help prepare passengers for the long journey ahead and to de-stress in-bound fliers. Features of the Qantas lounge include yoga classes, top left, and light therapy showers, inset. The airline consulted with Neil Perry for food, Australian industrial designer David Caon and SUMU design for the layout and decor, and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre for sleep medicine expertise.

A survey of 1,000 British holidaymakers conducted by UK-based On the Beach found that women would not be seen dead with their partner if they were wearing a tight pair of Speedos.

The amazing floating Canopy and Stars cabin retreat in Sussex that comes with its own

Ditchling Cabin in West Sussex is built on the banks of Whitelands Reservoir and sleeps up to four people. And as well as having beautiful views of the lake, guests staying at the cabin have the water all to themselves for fishing, swimming or canoeing. The cabin, which can sleep up to four people, boasts an outdoor seating area on decking, bottom left, a roll top bath, top right, and a woodburner in the living room, bottom left.

A park worker claimed to have seen China's most renowned lake monster swimming under the water surface. Wang Xin'an was convinced that the eerie waves were made by the Kanas Lake monster.

Moscow subway's stunning artwork that will greet World Cup fans

Thousands of World Cup football fans will soon be descending to Moscow's subway system. And what a treat they're in for. Not only will they be able to enjoy a cheap, safe journey around the city on the trains, they will also be treated to an array of stunning art. The Moscow Metro, which opened in 1935 and has 13 lines that criss-cross the city, is famous for its elegant and ample stations. And many of the stations are almost like art galleries. They are decorated with breath-taking frescoes, marble columns and ornate chandeliers.

Royal Caribbean unveils the new features on its latest mega-ship

Royal Caribbean has unveiled stunning renderings of the features that guests will enjoy on its latest mega-ship – the Quantum Ultra class Spectrum Of The Seas. When it launches in 2019 it’ll boast new two-level 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suites (main and top right) that feature in-room slides that go from the top floor to the bottom and a huge karaoke venue. The other debut is an exclusive suites-only area. When Spectrum of the Seas (inset) debuts in April 2019, she will sail a 51-night ‘Global Odyssey’ from Barcelona to Shanghai, taking holidaymakers to 13 countries. Pictured bottom right is a bungee trampoline simulator, which will also be one of the features.

Three aircraft will be based at Southend, creating 750 on-site jobs per year, according to the budget carrier. There will be more than 55 flights a week.

Millions of passengers booked with the Dublin-based carrier will have to pay an extra £4 for an assigned seat if they still want to be able to check-in for flights 60 days in advance.

Wildly brilliant: The astonishing time-lapse video made from 38,000 images that takes you on a Botswana safari among lions, hippos and meerkats

Photographer and film-maker Tyler Fairbank, 27, from New York, compressed stunning pictures into a three-minute flow-motion video after a recent trip to the African country. He spent eight days taking pictures and captured a huge amount of wildlife. Areas captured in the film are the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and the Makgadikgadi Pans in the Kalahari Desert.

British couple Craig Nickels, 30, and his fiancee Ellie Austin, 24, from Derby were scared into handing over the cash to the two men who picked them up outside JFK airport in New York City.

Located in Welton, just next to the medieval town and once Roman-occupied Wigton, the wooden pods are situated on a working farm in the quiet Cumbrian fells.

Dreamliner captain marks Father’s Day by flying from London to New York with his co-pilot

Dreamliner captain Sven-Bertil Johannson recently got to check up on his pilot son's flying skills – because he flew side by side with him from London to New York. The journey was a great way for Captain Johannson to mark Father's Day with his son, first officer Erik Johannson, and the trip was caught on camera, with pictures showing them briefing the cabin crew (inset left), checking the engines and sitting in the flight deck together (main). They both work for carrier Norwegian and it was the first time that it has operated a father/son Dreamliner service.

Destinations including Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera, Barcelona, Rome and Berlin all charge visitors an accommodation fee that is usually paid in cash upon check-in.

The cottage is an annex of Skene House in Aberdeenshire, which was once home to a family who sided with Robert the Bruce but were later booted out of Scotland for supporting Charles I.

The most enchanting woodland pictures you're ever likely to set eyes on

The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ – which involves walking through a forest at a gentle pace for two hours or more – is said to relieve anxiety. If that’s the case, then staring at these amazing pictures of woodland scenes in England and Wales might get you half way there. They are all category winners and shortlisted pictures from past Landscape Photographer of the Year competitions. This year’s contest is now accepting entries, until July 7, and so for would-be entrants looking at these pictures might actually raise stress levels, because they show how tough the competition is likely to be. Either way, they’re captivating. From the Peak District to Essex via North Wales, they are images bathed in quality.

To lessen their children's shock of doing a 'grown-up' holiday, this family of five stayed in a holiday park, but substituted visits to the kids club and pool with trips into Barcelona and Sitges.

The Costa Brava, Turkey and Malta offer the cheapest all-inclusive European holidays

The cheapest all-inclusive holidays for Brits this summer have been revealed - and it's the Costa Brava that ranks No1. According to research by TravelSupermarket, which has seen a 13.5 per cent increase in all-inclusive bookings, it's possible to snag a seven-night stay there for just £323 per person. Bank managers will also be pleased if you book a similar type of holiday to Turkey, Malta or Majorca. Here TravelSupermarket's Emma Coulthhurst ranks the top seven places for all-in deals.

Antwerp is celebrating its most illustrious son, artist Peter Paul Rubens, over the next six months. In addition to brilliant baroque art, this Flemish city is geared up for chocolate and craft beer-lovers, too.

A study by Post Office Travel Money has found that the collapse of the Russian ruble and the low cost of food and drinks means football fans will spend less than at previous tournaments.

At Kokomo Island Resort in Fiji - where rooms start from £2,436-a-night - each room comes with a private butler, while over at Tagomago island in Ibiza a private cook and boat captain are provided.

Renowned Belgian-born photojournalist Johan Lolos travelled through more than 17 countries and covered over 25,000 miles over a five-month period to get the shots.

The terrace of brightly-coloured chalets on the South Cliff at Scarborough in North Yorkshire could be at risk as tonnes of earth are now crushing the huts following a landslip on the cliffs.

The images are all taken by Gareth Owen, a Welsh electrician from Gwynedd who has only been taking pictures for two years. To take his images he poses and using a timer captures himself on camera.

Shocking pictures show how an easyJet passenger's bag was 'chewed up by the conveyor belt'

Harry Drew, from Exeter, was left with a bag so badly damaged after his flight from Barcelona to Bristol that it left his clothes inside - including a sentimental football shirt (right) - ripped and torn. The 26-year-old had only taken hand luggage on his trip to Barcelona for a stag party (Harry is pictured inset on the trip) but was told it would have to go into the hold on his return flight back to Bristol Airport due to a lack of space in the cabin. But when the bag came around on the baggage carousel when he reached Bristol, he could immediately see that it was ripped (main).

Hero Douglas journeyed to Paris to learn more about the literary icon's life as The Happy Prince, which chronicles his final months, hits cinemas. The great writer in the film is played by Rupert Everett (inset).

The tiny brown and white bird's antics were captured by school site manager Dennis Greenwood at a quarry in Shawforth, Rossendale Valley, at the end of May.

These hotels, from New Mexico to Thailand, are being talked about, not for their exceptional service but for their wacky names.

Virgin Atlantic decided to conduct a social experiment at London Heathrow, to see what being bumped from economy to business class means to people.

Virgin Atlantic unveils brand new interiors for its A330-200 fleet

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled brand new interiors for its A330-200 fleet, which is being given an eye-catching makeover, as these CGI images show. All three cabins - upper class, premium economy and economy - are set to be refreshed and the new look will be rolled out on services from November. The upper and economy cabins on the aircraft will see the biggest changes while the premium cabin will have more subtle upgrades. The four A330-200s were introduced to Virgin Atlantic's fleet in March after the airline acquired them from the now defunct Air Berlin. The aircraft were brought in to replace several of Virgin's Dreamliner aircraft, which have had issues with their Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.

The explorer remembers voyaging to Mount Everest and having the trip ruined by rats. Luckily some of his other holidays have gone off without a hitch, including canoeing in Africa.

Gareth Huw Davies gives his tips on how to spend a weekend in the vibrant city. Visit the new Riverside Museum of Transport, plus Willow Tea Rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Why Cumbria is one of Britain's most bewitching counties

The images all form part of a new book by photographer Steve Pipe, called Cumbria In Photographs, which is full of majestic vistas from around the magical county in northern England. The images capture well-known sights as well as more remote beauty spots. Pictured: Spout Force in the Lake District, top left, a rainbow over Martindale, top right, Derwent Water, bottom left, and Slater Bridge in Little Langdale, bottom right.

The Mail on Sunday's Joanna Tweedy treated her daughters to a visit to the theme park near Romsey in Hampshire. The youngsters enjoyed giving the two new rides a whirl.

Here's our pick of hotels from around the world that have been put on the map by famous music stars. The list also includes the hotel where Keith Richards tossed his TV from the window.

From Meghan Markle's Suits to Pixels, why Toronto is the perfect New York movie and TV

Canada's biggest city is often referred to as 'Hollywood North' as you're more likely to run into a film shoot on the city streets than in Tinseltown itself. Tax breaks for film studios has led to 1,432 projects being filmed in Toronto in 2017 alone. And because of its sky-scraper-flanked long, straight streets and general hustle and bustle the city often stands in for New York. Pictured: Toronto's New York-style skyscrapers (main); Meghan Markle (inset) leaving her former home in Toronto, where she filmed Suits; a Toronto subway station being given a New York-style makeover for movie Pixels (top right) and a Toronto street scene that again highlights why the city passes for the Big Apple (bottom right).

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