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Airlines are enacting security measures even stricter than post-9/11 on flights to Washington, DC as violent extremism threatens Biden's inauguration

One airline will not allow passengers to leave their seats for an hour after departure from Washington, DC, and limit ticket sales to the capital.


Norwegian Air abandons long-haul flights, ending its $100 travel between the US and Europe

Thousands in the US, the UK, and other European countries are set to lose their jobs as Norwegian plans to reduce its fleet to 50 aircraft from 140.


Fabulous photos of family vacations the decade you were born

While we can't jet off on a plane right now, we can take a trip down memory lane. Whether you spent your childhood vacations camping, road-tripping or building sandcastles by the sea, these nostalgic holiday snaps will transport you through the decades. Buckle up and get ready for a ride back in time.


Tell us about your lockdown discoveries for the chance to win a £200 holiday prize

Lockdown restrictions have made us see the world in a different way – the fact that we can only go out once a day and explore a limited radius means we are rediscovering our local areas and noticing things that we’d previously overlooked in our pre-lockdown busyness. That can be anything from a historical building, deserted factory or faded adverts painted on the sides of buildings, to animal footprints in the snow or mud, birds in leafless...


Don't trust those viral videos that claim to prove Capitol rioters are being added to 'no-fly lists'

Videos of people being arrested or deplaned are going viral on social media. Some users falsely claim the passengers in question are Capitol rioters.


Airbnb retreats straight from a fairy tale

Going on vacation might not really be an option right now, but thanks to Airbnb we can dream of truly magical and fantastic experiences for the future. The site has thousands of enchanting properties, from castles and turreted villas to hobbit homes, thatched cottages and secluded treehouses for a bit for daydreaming. Remember that national and local COVID-19-related restrictions might affect overnight stays at the moment so check any relevant guidance if planning a trip for the near future.


Inside the world's most luxurious and beautiful palaces

From royal residences and grand retreats for the incredibly wealthy of days gone by, these gorgeous palaces all have one thing in common – no expense has been spared when building and decorating these jaw-dropping structures. Today, these opulent homes of the past are typically either fully or partially open for visitors so while real travel is still extremely limited, we offer a virtual journey through these sought-after destinations.


How intention turns a walk into a pilgrimage – plus 5 British pilgrim trails

When we are set free from our confinement, what are the safe options for venturing out? Last year was the year of walking outdoors, so perhaps – and I may be biased – 2021 will be the year for pilgrimages, given that throughout history people have made pilgrimages at times of crisis? To lay the ground for rediscovery, in summer 2020 the British Pilgrimage Trust (BPT) launched Britain’s Pilgrim Places, a compendium of 600 sites and 100 routes,...


You Might Just Bump Into Joe Biden at These 11 Spots in Delaware


Many have called for Capitol Hill rioters to be added to the no-fly list, but watchdog groups say the notoriously secretive process is 'unconstitutional'

Little is known about the highly secretive no-fly list, which is maintained by the FBI and has been heavily criticized in the past.


Everything coming to - and leaving - Netflix in February

Get ready to stream new seasons of shows like Tiffany Haddish's "They Ready" as well as films like "Malcolm & Marie" and "Inception."


The world’s most expensive hotel suites

We all know money can't buy happiness but splurge a little (or a lot) and it'll get you the world's most expensive hotel suites with all the added extras. From lavish penthouses to apartments favored by royalty and even an underwater suite, there's no harm in dreaming a little, right? Note that some of the hotels are temporarily closed due to local restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic – check the individual hotel websites for updates.


Saga requires all cruise passengers to have coronavirus vaccine

Saga has become the first UK tour operator to tell cruise and holiday customers that they must be vaccinated to travel with them this summer. The over-50s travel firm, which has reported a surge in bookings since the vaccination programme was announced, is taking reservations on condition that customers are fully inoculated, with two shots where necessary, at least 14 days before departure. Passengers will also need to take a Covid test at the...


Charming historic downtowns in the USA

From districts packed with Victorian-era architecture to atmospheric main streets in Gold Rush towns, we take a look at the most charming downtowns across the US.


Disney World will no longer offer its Magical Express bus service to airport travelers starting in 2022

Starting in 2022, travelers heading to Disney World in Orlando will have to use rented vehicles or ride-share services to get to their resorts.


Opening For Super Nintendo World In Osaka Japan Delayed Due To COVID-19 State Of Emergency

Nintendo fans in Japan will have to wait a little longer before they can visit the new themed zone. The post Opening For Super Nintendo World In Osaka Japan Delayed Due To COVID-19 State Of Emergency appeared first on Geek Culture.


Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

President Trump pushed for a cheaper replacement program, resulting in the purchase of jets intended for a Russian airline instead of factory-fresh models.


From dolphins to rewilding: 11 environment-friendly holidays for 2021

Rewilding centres The idea of rewilding – moving away from current forestry and agricultural techniques and allowing nature to thrive – is gaining ground. One exciting new project is Wild Ken Hill in north Norfolk, where alongside pioneering regenerative farming and traditional conservation practices, a 400-hectare (1,000-acre) area is being returned to the wild, with the reintroduction of beavers, Exmoor ponies and old farm breeds like red poll...


A man who lived at a Chicago airport for 3 months before being discovered said he was too scared to fly because of COVID-19, prosecutors say

He was discovered Saturday when two airline employees asked him for identification and he displayed a badge that had been reported missing in October.


The most extraordinary tunnels in the world

Since the dawn of time humankind has had the urge to tunnel and burrow, whether for safety, storage, irrigation or to extract natural resources. Recently our most extraordinary tunnels were dug for transportation. From modern engineering marvels and regenerated historic passages to naturally occurring tunnels, we dig deep to find some of the world’s most beautiful tunnels.


The Capitol riots caused chaos in the skies as airlines flew protesters home from a violent day in Washington, DC

Alaska Airlines banned 14 passengers while an American Airlines plane was almost forced to land following an impromptu airborne rally.


New Picasso Exhibition Set to Make Only U.S. Stop in Nashville

The Frist Art Museum will display 75 of Picasso’s works this spring.


Sustainable tourism key to Cumbria’s new carbon neutral plan

Across Cumbria local communities, businesses and grassroots organisations are being mobilised to map out ways that they hope will help it become the UK’s first carbon-neutral county. The county has targeted 2037 to decarbonise, an ambition initially supported by £2.5m of national lottery funding, which was awarded last August and will be drip-fed over the next five years from this month.. Tourism will be an area of focus, alongside housing,...


Back from the brink: worldwide wonders saved from destruction

Skylines and landscapes around the world would look pretty empty without their most famous monuments. But some of the planet's most distinguished landmarks almost didn't stand the test of time. From grand cathedrals to political buildings, we take a look at the attractions that were nearly lost over the centuries.


Disney World Will No Longer Offer Free Airport Shuttles to and From Park Hotels as of 2022

Walt Disney World will no longer offer its hotel and resort guests free shuttle services to and from Orlando International Airport as of Jan.


Disneyland Resort, closed since March, is being turned into a mass vaccination site for Californians

Disneyland California will become a "Super" point of dispensing. Essential workers and those over 70 years-old will get their shots first.


You won't believe these amazing places are in the USA

From sand dunes to glaciers, here are 60 places you won't believe exist in America.


Regina King's powerful 'One Night in Miami' is so good it's destined for Oscar glory

Regina King's feature directing debut is based on a stage play about a fictional night out between Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke.


Eerie images of the world's abandoned amusement parks

Is there anything creepier than a frozen Ferris wheel or a creaking roller coaster track? At these abandoned theme parks, there's no fun to be had. Some were left to rot and ruin after natural disasters, while others suffered nuclear catastrophe or financial struggle. Just in time for the eeriest time of year, here are some of creepiest abandoned amusement parks in the world.


DC hotels won't close during inauguration week after Airbnb canceled all area reservations amid worries of renewed violence

All five hotels that responded to Insider said they would be staying open during inauguration week, albeit some will be tightening security protocols.


15 wellbeing retreats and detox breaks – for better days ahead

The Clover Mill, Worcestershire Reopening in the spring, this ayurveda retreat in a converted 17th-century water mill in the rolling hills near Malvern offers two-, three- and five-night retreats throughout the year that combine ayurveda treatments, meals, nutritional advice and cooking demos with yoga. Its Rest and Digest retreats in particular are aimed at helping guests to shift their sympathetic nervous system from flight/fight/freeze mode...


Every single passenger on board 2 international flights to Canada informed that they were potentially exposed to COVID-19

The passengers who traveled on two Air Transat flights from Haiti to Montreal told that they are at risk of catching COVID-19.


10 of the best virtual travel experiences: readers' tips

Winning tip: A bird’s eye view of Norway One of my joys of travelling is listening to music on a train while watching a new country spool by outside the window. During lockdown I discovered how to replicate this experience while confined to the house: by watching drone footage of faraway places on YouTube. My favourite was Flying Over Norway, an hour-long feature flying above fjords, bays and fishing villages. The footage offers a bird’s-eye...


TikTok video dare showing a car parked on railway crossing branded 'staggeringly stupid and dangerous' by police

The police are investigating the 14-second clip showing a car parked on a railway line in Greater Manchester in the UK.


7 beaches in the Philippines perfect for social distancing

With 7,107 islands to choose from, it’s not hard to find a beach in the Philippines. Knowing where to start is the problem. Here's our pick of the best...


These gravity-defying places will make your head spin

Teetering above the treetops – and in some cases, among the clouds – these precarious places balanced on cliffs and mountains seem to completely defy gravity. From clifftop castles and citadels to sky-high serpentine roads carved into steep slopes, click or scroll through to see 30 of the most perilous attractions on the planet.


What the COVID-19 vaccine could mean for the future of travel

While airlines and governments could require travelers to have proof of a coronavirus vaccination, a blanket requirement raises a few issues.


Earth from space: Astronauts get the best views

Space: the final frontier. A place where brave astronauts from across the globe are pushing the boundaries of science, making new discoveries, and taking the kind of pictures that put your Instagram game to shame. Yes, from their position in near-Earth orbit these brave men and women are snapping everything from space selfies to jaw-dropping aerial shots of our little blue planet. Don't believe us? Check out some of these stunning shots that prove astronauts get the best views.


Boeing just announced the definitive end of the legendary 747 as cargo giant Atlas Air places an order for the final 4 planes

Cargo airlines have carried the Boeing 747 program this far but the iconic aircraft's days are now number with the last delivery slated for 2022.


7 things to do in Nara, Japan

Home to some of Japan’s oldest historical sites and crammed with natural beauty, there are plenty of things to do in Nara. Here are just a few ideas to get you started...


Mysterious stone circles that still stump the experts

These enigmatic and often elaborate stoneworks are scattered around the British Isles, parts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, but why?


The USA's most scenic roads

Slicing through the country’s most beguiling and breathtaking landscapes, these are the highways and byways that stand out.


Tell us about your lockdown hobby for the chance to win a £200 holiday prize

Taking up a niche hobby has become a lifeline for many during lockdown. Whether it’s bookbinding or tree-spotting, paddleboarding or quilt-making, new interests have helped people deal with Covid anxiety and the groundhog days of confinement. If you have taken up a new hobby, especially one that has helped you get outside, even if it’s only to the local park or woods, then we’d love to hear about it. Tell us how you got started and why, and how...


American Airlines is launching the first health passport for international travelers headed to the US

International travelers can use the Verifly app to upload negative COVID-19 tests and other necessary paperwork needed to fly into the US.


Eerie abandoned airports nobody wants to fly from

Coronavirus pandemic aside, airports are rarely quiet. Unless you arrive in the dead of night, they are usually teeming with tourists, business travelers and the hundreds of staff members that keep the complex operations ticking over. But imagine rocking up at your local aviation center and finding nobody there. It's an eerie thought but one that could come true should you visit any of these abandoned airports.


Florida is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot

Some out-of-stater recipients are part-time Florida residents, while others are using their connections to get the COVID-19 early.


At least 3 critically endangered gorillas tested positive for the coronavirus at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

According to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the gorillas are believed to have caught the coronavirus from an asymptomatic staff member.


Make a splash! 7 reasons why the Philippines is Asia’s diving capital

Sharks, mantas, turtles, thousands-strong shoals of colourful fish, coral gardens and are sunken canyon are common sights in the Philippines. Just some of the reasons we'd recommend diving here...


Allegiant Air is adding 21 low-cost leisure routes to this year with service to 3 new cities - here's the full list

Allegiant is luring in flyers with low fares to popular vacation destinations as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout shows promising signs for summer travel.


Several cruise trips have already been cancelled this year. See when major cruise lines plan on operating again.

No major cruise line - including Carnival and Royal Caribbean - will be setting sail around the US until March the soonest.