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Pictured: The brand-new £2.3million Gruffalo attraction that’s coming to Blackpool’s seafront in May

Renderings have been unveiled of a new £2.3million attraction featuring some of the most beloved characters created by children’s author Julia Donaldson ... read more

The reality behind the Instagram snaps: Cabin crew reveal the things they hate most about their job

You’ve seen the glamorous Instagram snaps – now read about the ugly and shocking reality of being a flight attendant. Jay Roberts, who has worked as sen... read more

A ‘bargain’ Seychelles trip on Pegasos, a VERY small cruise ship that feels like a private yacht

Travel writer Jo Kessel filmed her seven-night voyage around the Seychelles, beginning and ending on Mahe, the largest isle in the archipelago, on Greek liner V... read more

‘Follow me!’ Pilot reveals the secret staircase on a Boeing jet that leads to beds for cabin crew 

Pilot reveals the secret staircase on a jet that leads to beds for cabin crew to rest during their shift By Ellen Coughlan For Mailonline Published: 13:50 GMT, ... read more

Mysterious giant metal sphere washes up in Japan – prompting authorities to shut down beach 

A mysterious metal sphere has washed up on a beach in Japan, leaving locals and Japanese authorities clueless as to its origin or purpose. The orb, measuring ro... read more

New Orleans’ final Mardi Gras parade is an explosion of color

Mardi Gras is raging on today in New Orleans as the famous party city marks the final day of the Carnival season before the Lenten period begins. This Fat Tuesd... read more

Inside Arras – the little city the French would love to keep for themselves

Little city the French would love to keep for themselves: Arras has all the ingredients for an ideal short break – it’s just a shame most Britons drive ... read more

A slice of Italian luxury in Britain: Inside the opulent Baglioni Hotel London by Hyde Park

I arrived at the opulent Baglioni hotel on my folding bicycle. In the rain. The hotel sits directly opposite a multi-use path through Hyde Park, so I got a good... read more

Italian spa QC Termemilano goes viral on TikTok for its ‘chaotic’ THUNDERSTORM simulation pool 

A video of the storm simulation room at the QC Termemilano spa in Milan has gone viral  Spas are typically tranquil spaces, but one Italian wellness retreat is... read more

Inside London’s Prince Akatoki, the luxury Japanese-style hotel where Madonna’s crew find zen

Is there a more hushed and zen-minded hotel in London than the Prince Akatoki? I doubt it. Tucked behind stunning Georgian houses in a crescent near Marble Arch... read more

Best and worst short-haul airlines named by Which? – Wizz Air is ranked bottom and Jet2 is comes top

Budget airline Wizz Air has been named the worst short-haul airline by Which?, coming bottom of a ranking that is topped by Jet2. The 2023 ranking was produced ... read more

The once crime-blighted Washington DC now offers chic restaurants, hip bars and lively suburbs

It was the feeling of calm prosperity that shocked me. On a return trip to Washington DC, to see how the city has changed since I lived there in the mid-1990s, ... read more

Discovering grand architecture and a blockbuster Vermeer art exhibition in charming Amsterdam

We often ‘go Dutch’ in restaurants and split the bill. When faced with a challenge, we look to summon up some ‘Dutch courage’. And if a person bangs on ... read more

Tantalising ski deals (including for a resort that will be displaying a Bond movie Aston Martin)

Tantalising ski deals around the world (including for a resort that will be displaying a £5million Aston Martin that featured in a Bond movie) By Neil English ... read more

Leopard in Kenya gets lion to leave its tree… by pooing on it 

Mane plops keep falling on my head: Leopard gets lion to leave its tree… by pooing on it The leopard, Spot, was hiding in a boscia tree in Kenya’s Nabo... read more

From Gate Lice to the View Killer: Travel expert names the most annoying types of plane passenger

From ‘Gate Lice’ to the ‘View Killer’: Travel expert names the most annoying types of plane passenger – so which one do YOU hate t... read more

Country manor house which inspired a Virginia Woolf short story goes on market for £2.6million 

A historic country manor house, which boasts 7,900sq ft of space and inspired writer Virginia Woolf, has gone on the market for £2.6million. Woolf – who ... read more

Airline LOT apologises after refusing to let violinist take his £4m violin on plane as hand luggage

Polish airline LOT apologises after denying violinist permission to take his £4MILLION Stradivarius violin on one of its planes as hand luggage… and insi... read more

Sunny beaches and luxurious cabins: The joys of Finnish Lakeland, Europe’s largest lake district

Every week our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week: Finland... read more

My magical train trip along the Harry Potter viaduct in Scotland

My train is just seconds away from trundling over the renowned ‘Harry Potter viaduct’ in Scotland. I know this because an automated announcement has... read more

Stunning aurora fills Alaska sky with mesmerizing green light display

A 23-year-old space physics doctorate student captured a dynamic aurora that erupted and lit the skies over Alaska on Wednesday. Vincent Ledvina stood alone in ... read more

The UK’s most luxurious hotels are offering reductions of up to 55% for off-peak breaks

After an interminable winter, most of us are yearning to get away.  Summer seems very far off, so in the meantime why not take a short sojourn at one of Britai... read more

How to steer clear of rip-offs when hiring a rental car, as prices rise in 2023

Renting a car means negotiating a bumpy road.  Hidden fees, insurance excesses, hour-long waits at desks — not to mention price hikes this year. So what’s ... read more

Greece’s Zakynthos is known as a party island – but its new Lesante Cape Hotel is cool and collected

What’s wrong with hating a beach voted one of the best in the world? Don’t get me wrong, the rusting hulk of MV Panagiotis on Navagio beach — where it ran... read more