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Why you should NEVER bring this Christmas item on a flight – it could get you in trouble ARE you planning on flying this Christmas? You might need to check if certain festive items are allowed on the plane. TRAVEL: There is one Christmas item you might have to be cautious about when flying (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE) If you’re travelling abroad this December, there will a number of festive goodies you might want to carry in your bags To be absolutely certain you’re not breaking any laws, it’s best to check with the airline’s rules and regulations before packing
10 Weird Islands That Hide a Lot of Secrets in Their History When we think about the perfect holiday destination, we often have a beautiful tropical island in mind. However, some islands deviate from this stereotype so badly that they deserve to be listed in a separate article. Ernst Thälmann Island © NordNordWest / wikipedia   Ernst Thälmann Island is a tiny island near Cuba It was such an outstanding, complicated and very successful project, that a book was written about it Do you know about any interesting places that would fit into this collection
The Broadmoor glows with holiday lights on a weekend escape to Colorado Springs, Colo. Opulent and budget-friendly hotels, a sky-scraping peak and maybe the best fried chicken ever are big draws in the Rocky Mountain state. I came to Colorado Springs in search of echoes of Katharine Lee Bates, who, 125 years ago, wrote a poem there that became America the Beautiful In small rooms crammed with tables, guests choose from skillet-fried chicken (some of the best I’ve eaten) or baked ham served family-style with fixings such as biscuits with apple butter, okra casserole and riced potatoes with gravy
CuisinArt resort golf course Anguilla reopening It might not seem an obvious step to name a hotel after a kitchen-appliance brand, but that’s just what the late Leandro Rizzuto, billionaire founder and chairman of the US conglomerate Conair Corporation, did when he bought a glorious beachfront property on Rendezvous Bay in Anguilla, a small British Overseas Territory (population 16,500) in the Caribbean’s northern Leeward Islands. In early November, however, just ahead of Belmond’s Cap Juluca and after the relaunch of the Four Seasons, the CuisinArt reopened, its 91 suites and seven villas comprehensively refurbished, along with its spa and par-72 Greg Norman Signature Design 18-Hole Championship Golf Course
25 Calming Products For When Your Brain Needs A Break Take a break from all that "holiday cheer." I'm very impressed and highly recommend this pillow if you're looking for a great night's sleep! BottleArmor Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in three sizes) Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget! The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity
Watch: Air New Zealand's holiday commercial puts Trump on the naughty list, mocks UN speech The commercial makes fun of Trump's speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September, where his claims were met with laughter. Air New Zealand pulls its supermodels-in-bikinis in-flight safety video following criticism the video objectifies women Newslook The entirety of Air New Zealand's dining program is devised with the country's Maori tradition of hospitality in mind TOM GANNAM, ASSOCIATED PRESS Fullscreen Southwest attendants in the early 1970s modeled red uniforms with knee-high boots
In Colombia, adventure where rebels once ruled From pictographs to pink dolphins, a peace accord opens once-forbidden lands. ecilia Rodriguez padded down a mountain trail, her pink Crocs gripping the craggy earth with the tenacity of hiking boots Jesus told Daniel that he planned on building a tourist attraction on his island Share Comments × More stories This jewel-like paradise in the Andes is one of Colombia’s hottest tourist destinations On a visit to his Peace Corps son, a father explores Salento in the coffee-growing region
British student, 18, reveals why she's selling her virginity online Business student Jade, 18, from London wants to raise £1.5M to pay off her mother's debts, travel and start her own business. She' never had a boyfriend after spending years focusing on her studies. The teenager admitted she is nervous about the encounter as she's never had a boyfriend, but hopes that she will meet a man who has respect for women  'My mum said that would get me somewhere in life, so to think first about that and then I can think about boys later in life.' Jade did attempt other ways to make money before settling on her plan, after working in retail and realising 'it just wasn't for me'
Terminal bowel cancer patient who filled 'cups with blood' on the loo was 'fobbed off by GPs for months' A BOWEL cancer patient claims she was turned away by GPs for ten months before she was diagnosed – despite “filling cups with blood” when she went to the toilet. Gemma Epstein is now fighting… She feels it could all have been caught much sooner if she had been given a full body scan Deadline News 5 Gemma hopes she will be well enough to travel to Germany for immunotherapy which she believes may help her fight the cancer She was really let down when she was suffering with severe headaches and went to A&E but was left in a side room for 14 hours as nobody knew what to do Email us at or call 0207 782 4368
OpenTable diners name the 100 best restaurants in the USA OpenTable diners have chosen their best 100 U.S. restaurants. New York had the most with 24. New York had the most honorees, with 24 restaurants on the list The number of qualifying reviews also was taken into consideration Toscana - Los Angeles Tutta Pesca - Hoboken, New Jersey Uchi- Dallas  UMI - Atlanta Vetri Cucina - Philadelphia Zahav - Philadelphia
Luxembourg becomes first country to make all public transport free Luxembourg is set to become the first country to abolish all public transport fares. The Grand Duchy’s new coalition government has pledged to scrap tickets on all trains, buses and trams – a move which should come into effect by the summer of 2019 As it stands fares are capped at €2 for up to two hours of travel – for a country the size of Oxfordshire, this covers just about every journey
Carnival's newest and largest ship is to be named Mardi Gras, after its very first vessel The line's new XL class of ships begins with one named for the converted ocean liner that sailed in 1972 and launched a new era of cruising. Carnival’s first Rose Parade float will be a flowery replica of Panorama, its newest ship » But back to the original Mardi Gras A second XL-class ship will start construction in 2020 and is expected to be delivered two years later in time for Carnival's 50th anniversary Early birds can register at the ship's website to receive more news about the Mardi Gras
Cheap afternoon teas London hotels From cucumber sandwiches to fruit scones, we've rounded up London's best hotels for cheap afternoon teas – all under £30. Afternoon tea is one of Britain's most delightful pastimes, a tradition dating back to 1840 when the Duchess of Bedford first introduced the concept Now as ubiquitous as a black cab in Westminster, the affection continues to grow, especially in luxury hotels whose offering of colourful patisserie and perfectly angled finger sandwiches extend well beyond the typical cucumber triangle
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27 Problem-Solving Products You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner Smart finds you didn't know you needed. Within a minute of applying this bait, roaches were crawling out of every crack and crevice in the home, literally crawling over each others' bodies to get a taste of this stuff It does take a bit of time if you're doing a larger area Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!
Dubai: Doing this one common holiday activity in the UAE could see you thrown into PRISON DUBAI holidays are perfect for Britons seeking winter sun but something that many people often do on holiday is punishable in the UAE and could see unwitting tourists arrested. There have been several arrests for kissing in public in the past If the UAE authorities become aware that you’re conducting a sexual relationship outside marriage (as recognised by them), you run the risk of prosecution, imprisonment and/or a fine and deportation There is also one other simple error which is easy to make but could have dire consequences
The Independent's Simon Calder raced a professional hitchhiker around the Isle of Wight. Who won? The Independent’s travel correspondent takes on the world’s only ‘professional hitchhiker’ on a round-the-Isle of Wight race So I try to keep clean-shaven, I try to have my hair looking fairly presentable, not super-long and shaggy By the time we cross the mighty Medina, it is 1.27pm At some point, my body and my mind will be tired, but for now there’s no other way I’d like to travel
Avengers 4 trailer predictions: Here's what you WILL and WON'T see in the trailer AVENGERS 4 will forever close Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here's what sources predict will and won't be in the Avengers 4 trailer. The initial release date was scheduled for Wednesday, but the unexpected funeral of President George HW Bush resulted in a delay There may be another villain waiting in the wings, but the Avengers have a bone to pick with Thanos Avengers 4 will be out in cinemas on April 26, 2019
Disneyland mist spray used to cool guests 'likely' gave 22 Legionnaire's disease A MISTY spray used at Disneyland has found to be the “likely” cause of 22 people coming down with Legionnaire’s disease  – which can be deadly – at the park. Health officials have said … Disneyland is full of cooling systems like these because California is so hot and sunny Disney spokesperson Suzi Brown said: The facts don’t support these claims and the lawsuit has no merit Sun Online Travel previously revealed that a guest is suing Disneyland after she said she was bitten by bedbugs at one of its hotels
The world’s 7 most fattening and festive holiday foods From turducken to Christmas cake, these dishes will fill you up with more than holiday cheer. Fortunately, the cake is soaked in a good amount of alcohol that keeps it preserved until it’s ready to eat.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Planning to spend the holidays away from home this year This story originally appeared on
Photo tour: From the beaches to the hills, see the best of Los Angeles in one day From the airport to Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Walk of Fame and ending at the Griffith Observatory for the best city views. This is the corner of Windward Avenue and Pacific Avenue Rides include a roller coaster, Ferris wheel and lots of games From the pier, there are great views (on a clear day) of Malibu to the north and Venice to the south Johnny Depp and the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards have been known to dine there
Rock & Rollers brings new life to a former Rat Pack haunt in Las Vegas The Sahara Events Center's new restaurant and roller skating rink will host live bands too. Back in the 1960s,The Doors and The Grateful Dead performed there. See how Bellagio Las Vegas creates a holiday masterpiece in flowers in just six days » Back in the early days, the upstairs had a restaurant and lounge that served as an away-from-the-Strip retreat for big-time celebrities A wall plaque shares the stellar list of bands who performed there, including Buffalo Springfield (1968), Carlos Santana, the Grateful Dead and the Doors (1969), Jethro Tull (1970), and Sly and the Family Stone (1973)
The world's 50 greatest countries – according to you These are the 20 greatest countries on the planet, as decided by almost 50,000 people in the world's biggest reader travel awards Colombia (-4) This beautiful, balmy, mountainous land - the only South American country to boast both Caribbean and Pacific coasts - is firmly back on mainstream tourist maps and a great destination for trekking and adventurous beach holidays Bali remains the biggest draw for holidaymakers, but other far-flung destinations, including Lombok, are growing in popularity
Why not putting your phone in flight mode could cost you hundreds of pounds Air passengers have been warned they face bills of hundreds of pounds if they fail to switch to their phone’s airplane mode while in flight. One traveller racked up nearly $300 (£235) of charges on a flight from Ireland to the US with Aer Lingus after he left his mobile on in an overhead compartment With signal and roaming turned on, the phone connected to the aircraft’s in-flight network provided by aviation telecommunications specialist Aeromobile
Cancer bride blasts wedding venue for making her pay THOUSANDS Ellie Kirk took to TripAdvisor to leave a scathing review of Washinborough Hall in Lincoln, accusing the hotel of leaving her thousands of pounds out of pocket for moving her wedding date. We would still love to welcome them and are very much open to working with them through this difficult time to give them their dream wedding.' Ellie accused the venue of being 'greedy and heartless' for charging her to change her wedding date for the second time when she had to travel to the US for cancer treatment  In Ellie's post, she explained that she had booked her wedding at the 250-year-old Grade II listed, Georgian Manor House for a Saturday in October
How An Iconic Photo Changed Our Relationship To The Planet The image, captured by astronauts orbiting the moon 50 years ago, forced us to come to terms with Earth's fragility — and the importance of protecting th... 1968 was a crazy year, its events moving at a horrific pace Some of the islands of the Pacific have begun to disappear below rising seas The great forests that covered South America and Africa are shrunken and ragged But there was so, so much beauty there, and there’s still so much left ― for now
Celebrity Edge held a splashy launch party. Then Cruise Critic named it best new ship The cruise line's most advanced vessel was christened by Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Celebrity Cruises) The christening event also featured recording artist Andra Day, who sang her Grammy-nominated single Rise Up and Oscar-nominated single Stand Up for Something San Juan, Puerto Rico, was named best North American homeport after a record-breaking year for the island’s cruise traffic
There's a Canary Islands beach where the sand looks exactly like POPCORN IF you thought there were only sand and pebble beaches in the world, then you’re in for a surprise. There’s a bay in the Canary Islands where the coastline looks like it’s paved w… IF you thought there were only sand and pebble beaches in the world, then you're in for a surprise On the social media platform, people are posting images of handfuls of 'popcorn', playfully throwing them into the air This is thanks to the bioluminescent plankton found along the coastline, which glow in the dark
Passenger outraged when BA refuse 3-hr delay compo - blaming 24 mins of it on weather A BRITISH Airways passenger was left furious after the airline refused to compensate him for a flight that was over three hours late. Akin Olagbaiye was on holiday with his partner in Rome when he … It was a further two-hour wait before he could get on a flight back to London Sun Online Travel previously revealed that a British Airways premium economy passenger was left upset after paying £500 for an eight-hour flight - and only receiving a cereal bar for his meal
Doctor Who backlash shows why it's time to bin the phrase 'politically correct' With actors Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole recently defending the show from accusations of being ‘too PC’, our columnist Lucy Jones explains why people should stop using the term Netflix 2/25 Stranger Things A valentine to the Spielberg school of Eighties blockbuster, with Winona Ryder as a small town mom whose son is abducted by a transdimensional monster Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds
O2's 4G is down and it is causing chaos Live bus timetables have collapsed amid the internet problems This is a production preview of the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed next year and on the road in 2018 AP 21/42 Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot 'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Reuters 22/42 Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot 'TRX03' Reuters 23/42 Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot 'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Reuters 24/42 Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Reuters 25/42 The interior of Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Reuters 26/42 Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 Reuters 27/42 A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Reuters 28/42 Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's connected strategy in Tokyo.The Connected company is a part of seven Toyota in-house companies that was created in April 2016 Getty 29/42 A Toyota Motors employee demonstrates a smartphone app with the company's pocket plug-in hybrid (PHV) service on the cockpit of the latest Prius hybrid vehicle during Toyota's connected strategy press briefing in Tokyo Getty 30/42 An exhibitor charges the battery cells of AnyWalker, an ultra-mobile chasis robot which is able to move in any kind of environment during Singapore International Robo Expo Getty 31/42 A robot with a touch-screen information apps stroll down the pavillon at the Singapore International Robo Expo Getty 32/42 An exhibitor demonstrates the AnyWalker, an ultra-mobile chasis robot which is able to move in any kind of environment during Singapore International Robo Expo Getty 33/42 Robotic fishes swim in a water glass tank displayed at the Korea pavillon during Singapore International Robo Expo Getty 34/42 An employee shows a Samsung Electronics' Gear S3 Classic during Korea Electronics Show 2016 in Seoul, South Korea Reuters 35/42 Visitors experience Samsung Electronics' Gear VR during the Korea Electronics Grand Fair at an exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea Getty 36/42 Amy Rimmer, Research Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the car manufacturer's Advanced Highway Assist in a Range Rover, which drives the vehicle, overtakes and can detect vehicles in the blind spot, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire PA wire 37/42 Chris Burbridge, Autonomous Driving Software Engineer for Tata Motors European Technical Centre, demonstrates the car manufacturer's GLOSA V2X functionality, which is connected to the traffic lights and shares information with the driver, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire PA wire 38/42 Ford EEBL Emergency Electronic Brake Lights is demonstrated during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire PA 39/42 Full-scale model of 'Kibo' on display at the Space Dome exhibition hall of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tsukuba Space Center, in Tsukuba, north-east of Tokyo, Japan EPA 40/42 Miniatures on display at the Space Dome exhibition hall of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tsukuba Space Center, in Tsukuba, north-east of Tokyo, Japan.In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module 'Kibo' of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles EPA 41/42 The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight
World War 3: Safest & most isolated countries in the event of Russia nuclear war revealed WORLD WAR 3 fears escalated this week as it was revealed Russia has begun testing laser weapons, amid threats of an arms race with the USA. These are the most remote, and potentially safest, places to escape to in the event of a war. World War 3: Tensions have been rising between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump (Image: Getty Images) McMurdo Station, Antarctica Antartica is the only continent with no original inhabitants, and the harsh landscape has prevented any large scale settlements
Caught in Paris protests? New ‘interrupt-for-any-reason’ travel insurance could have helped cover your trip costs But to ensure your safety, you also need nonmedical evacuation. As with all kinds of policies, both have a catch. For example, if you bought a policy that includes nonmedical evacuation and think you’ll be taken out of a dangerous situation whenever you choose, check the terms The agency recommended keeping a low profile and avoiding areas where gatherings and protests were happening
Kate Middleton incredibly jealous when Prince William did this on royal trip without her KATE MIDDLETON, 36, was unable to join husband Prince William, 36, when he went on a royal trip to Africa this year due to her maternity leave - and the Duchess was incredibly jealous of one thing in particular. Kate Middleton: The Duchess of Cambridge remained in the UK with her three children (Image: Getty Images) As part of her training at the Bath-based elite institute, graduates are warned that any who use physical punishment will be struck off because they are taught to believe a child is never naughty