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Frontier is adding 13 new routes out of Chicago and Houston with fares starting at $29 one-way — see the full list

The new routes will fly out of Chicago Midway and Houston Hobby airport, increasing competition for Southwest Airlines which has major hubs at both.

Only one US airline ranked in the top 5 for having the youngest fleet of aircraft in North America, with Canada and Mexico dominating — here's the full list

Canadian and Mexican ultra-low-cost airlines ranked higher than most US airlines. But one US airline did make the top spot.

Avelo Airlines is raising pay and offering a $20,000 sign-on bonus to attract pilots amid an industry-wide staffing shortage

The company announced Thursday it will increase pilot compensation by nearly 50% for captains and about 30% for first officers, effective February 1.

Jaw-dropping travel photography you have to see

Winning images of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 or TPOTY, from incredible and inspiring landscapes to cultural scenes, the best wildlife photography and images of life in lockdown during COVID-19.

27 common hiking mistakes and how to avoid them

Ah, the great outdoors. So spirit lifting, so soul soothing, so…simple? Not always, especially if you're unprepared for your adventure. Hitting a wilderness trail or setting off on a weekend walk in an exciting new location should be a pleasure. But those paths are littered with potential pitfalls and dramas on every scale, from forgetting to pack a sweater to getting stranded without a map. Make sure your trek is a walk in the park by avoiding these common hiking mistakes.

The US government just allowed an Icelandic airline to offer flights between the US and Cuba. But buying tickets comes with restrictions.

Three US airlines objected to Icelandair operating flights between the US and Cuba but the US government nonetheless authorized the flights.

See Bald Eagles at Missouri's Dogwood Canyon

Plan a trip to the Ozarks to see migrating eagles in January.

Three major cruise lines just postponed sailings on 18 ships — here are all the cruises that have been canceled amid the Omicron surge

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Celebrity have postponed a total of 18 cruise ships amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.

See inside this abandoned dentist's house in Connecticut

Sadly earmarked for demolition, this charming Victorian beauty in Connecticut is awash with captivating historic treasures, from storied antiques to beguiling old pics. Acclaimed photographer Bryan Sansivero was fortunate enough to gain access before the property meets the wrecking ball, that's if it isn't saved at the eleventh hour of course. Care to take a look around?

Stunning photos of Earth's most remote and wild corners

Humans have explored huge amounts of this Earth over the centuries. With technological advancement we have charted the oceans, scaled mountains and seen the world from the skies. But, even when travel is back on the cards, there are vast areas of the globe you'll likely never visit – expanses of wilderness so remote that only a few have been and only a few will ever endeavor to reach them. Here are some of the planet's most incredible under-explored places...

Fresh powder: the best French ski resorts you’ve never heard of

The recent change in travel advice allowing UK citizens to travel to France again has put the country back on the agenda for the ski season. While skiers scramble to secure packages to the famous mega-resorts, there are dozens of smaller, lesser-known ski villages that offer excellent value for money while combining thrilling skiing with old-time charm and glorious natural surroundings. Here are a few that offer a change of scene and pace....

4 tips for living in a small space, according to cruise-ship workers

Cruise-ship employees have to make the most out of their small living quarters. Here's how they make it work.

Look up: America's best places for stargazing

These rugged and dramatically remote US locations are humbling enough by day – but by night, their crystal clear, star-studded skies put on a spectacular show.

The president of Emirates says the 5G rollout that led to flights being canceled is 'one of the most delinquent, utterly irresponsible' situations he's witnessed

Airlines including Emirates and Air India canceled flights over 5G safety concerns, though Verizon and AT&T later delayed the rollout near airports.

10 major airlines have signed a letter warning of massive flight disruptions and supply-chain chaos as AT&T and Verizon plan to roll out 5G services

The carrier said the 5G services could disrupt multiple systems in widebody aircraft. The nations's commerce "will grind to a halt," they added.

US airlines are combating the pilot shortage by raising pay, lowering requirements, and hiring from Australia

Delta Air Lines is no longer requiring college degrees for its pilots while a regional airline is offering bonuses of up to $40,000.

Elon Musk says social media accounts that track his travel movements are becoming a 'security issue'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to a Twitter post Monday discussing the risk posed to him and his family in publishing details about his travel plans.

These are the most historic buildings in the USA

Despite being founded in 1776, America has one of the most fascinating and diverse histories of any country in the world. Formed from 50 unique states, the US is awash with incredible pieces of architecture which not only render its landscape beautiful, but retell its political and social story. From 1,000-year-old communities forged by indigenous tribes, to the landmarks where important events took place, these are America's most historic buildings. Due to COVID-19, check restrictions, including state travel advisories, before visiting and only head out when it’s safe to do so.

The Caspian Sea Monster and more strange things washed up on beaches

It's almost a given that you'll find seashells, seaweed and the occasional piece of driftwood on a seashore. But you wouldn't expect to see an unexploded bomb, hundreds of plastic eggs or brand-new motorbikes littering the beach. Some pretty weird things wash up on beaches around the world, so keep an eye out the next time you're at the coast.

The first planes carrying aid made it to Tonga several days after it was devastated by a tsunami

Planes were initially unable to land on the island due to a thick layer of ash from the volcanic eruption on January 15, 2022.

Puerto Rico's generous tax breaks and stunning beaches are attracting an influx of crypto entrepreneurs: report

Crypto enthusiasts are increasingly moving to Puerto Rico. Under Act 60, residents do not have to pay taxes on capital gains.

A local’s guide to Bologna: from belt-busting pasta to craft cocktails

Kevin Raub is an American travel journalist based in Bologna. He is co-author of more than 100 Lonely Planet guidebooks. Food Bologna is the capital of arguably Italy’s most important food region, Emilia-Romagna, a storied territory whose kitchens have given birth to a long list of specialities famous the world over. Lasagne, ragù, tortellini, mortadella, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar all hail from here. At Pasta Fresca Naldi, a tiny...

Underrated US cities you might not have visited

Visitors to the US tend to flock to the same handful of big cities: San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, LA... These behemoths do have the culture, nightlife and general air of excitement to justify their popularity, but most travelers will be looking to escape the crowds right now, and the US has many more cities to discover. Here we reveal some of America's most underrated yet utterly brilliant cities. Just remember to check state travel advisories before you go.

The incredible stories behind famous stolen treasures' return

From priceless paintings to royal jewels, the extraordinary tales behind the return of stolen treasures.

UK tourism industry in peril as overseas visitors stay away

Last year’s boom in British summer holidays was not enough to save thousands of tourism businesses, despite increased domestic bookings to popular places such as Cornwall and the Yorkshire Dales. A survey by the Tourism Alliance of 1,927 tour operators, hotels, attractions, language schools and other travel and hospitality businesses serving foreign tourists found that 11% believe they are “very likely to fail” in 2022, and a total of 41% think...

Discover West Africa's most spectacular city

Perched at Africa’s westernmost point, cosmopolitan Dakar is a friendly, frenetic, and unforgettable introduction to West Africa, with some of the region’s best food and most hard-hitting history

Shauna Coxsey's top 7 bouldering spots in Britain

Following the release of the new film 'The Wall: Climb for Gold', Olympic athlete Shauna Coxsey reveals her top locations for bouldering around England and Wales' most scenic national parks and coastlines

Peru's ceramic Mochica man attacked by vandals

The 10ft fertility symbol, located near to the Peruvian town of Trujillo, was proving a hit with tourists before it was severely damaged by vandals

Verizon and AT&T agree to delay launch of 5G service near airports after airlines warned of massive flight disruptions

Verizon and AT&T will delay rolling out 5G near airports after major airlines said deploying the service would hurt travelers and the supply chain.

Top 30 most popular filming locations around the world

Some places and monuments are synonymous with Hollywood, but have you ever wondered which places are the most filmed in the world? Guess no more, because NetCredit has created a definitive list for movie buffs and travel fanatics alike. Using IMDb's Advanced Search function, the finance experts have rounded up the most popular set locations in every country – and these are the top 30. From famous landmarks to lesser-known destinations, these places are forever captured on film.

A guide to Colombia’s six charming regions… and what to expect from them

With landscapes as diverse as the travel experiences found within them, Colombia offers all kinds of adventures for all kinds of travellers. Find the perfect part of Colombia for you with our full guide…

I lead scuba dives at a luxury island resort, where a private charter costs $19,000 a day. Here's what my job is like.

Ibrahim Nazeer says some guests have extremely particular requests, like one who would only dive in crystal clear water with 30-meter visibility.

CEO Brian Chesky says he's now 'living on Airbnb,' and that half of bookings on the platform are for a week or longer

"I'll be coming back to San Francisco often, but for now my home will be an Airbnb somewhere," Chesky tweeted.

Revealed: plans for amazing tourist attractions that were never built

From space-age hotels to soaring skyscrapers, we reveal the plans that never saw the light of day.

Disney World Recycles Their Massive Gingerbread Displays By… Feeding Them to Wild Bees

Watch the incredible process unfold.

International airlines including Emirates and Air India have canceled some US flights despite pause to 5G rollout

International flights to Newark, Orlando, and San Francisco are among those being canceled by airlines.

Ancient Trans Bhutan Trail set to become the world's next greatest trek

The sacred trail will connect travellers to some of the Buddhist country's most remote historic and cultural sites

50 things not to miss in Florida during 2022

There's never a shortage of things to do in the Sunshine State. From world-class museums to some of the planet's greatest theme parks, it's no exaggeration to say there's something for everyone here. To get started, we've picked 50 of the top attractions in Florida to visit this year. (Due to COVID-19, be sure to check local travel restrictions and the opening status of individual attractions before you head out.)

A passenger who refused to wear her mask forced a London-bound American Airlines flight to return to Miami

Flight AAL38 returned back to Florida "due to a disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement," American Airlines said.

Your essential travel guide to East Iceland

Spend a few days exploring the remote fjords, mountains and volcanic interior of Iceland’s spectacular Austurland region – William Gray gives his tips on hikes, tours and hidden gems

Disney World fans are waiting over 6 hours in line to buy a $25 popcorn bucket, with some begging those in front to buy them one for $100

The limited-edition popcorn bucket, shaped like the character Figment, was created for Epcot's 2022 International Festival of the Arts.

Woman describes 'cruise from hell' after operator cancels sailings for 'COVID-19 related circumstances' and holds passengers at sea for days

Aimee Focaraccio relayed to USA Today the "extremely unsettling" feeling that set in after being told she would be stuck at sea for days.

Adele tearfully postpones Las Vegas residency a day before first show due to COVID delays

Adele shared a video on social media explaining that her concerts had to be postponed due to "delivery delays" and her team catching COVID-19.

Disney World revealed in a video that its famous, giant gingerbread houses are fed to Florida bees every year

Each holiday season, Disney World displays giant, handmade gingerbread houses at two of its most luxurious hotels.

Ricardo Bofill: the outsider architect who gave 60s Spain a sci-fi makeover

A dazzling pink castle perches atop the coastal cliffs of Calpe, near Alicante in southern Spain, its pastel turrets standing like a coral outcrop above the shore. The high fortified walls hide a vertical maze of staircases and terraces within, painted in shades of baby blue, lilac and red, opening out on to the sparkling waters of hidden rooftop pools. This candy-coloured citadel of holiday apartments is the work of Ricardo Bofill, the maverick...

Canada’s most adorable small towns

From dinky coastal villages featuring charming lighthouses to historic towns tucked into the mountains, Canada's provinces and territories offer some delightful communities that welcome visitors with open arms. We've selected the top spots worth a detour when it's time to travel again.

Take a tour of Europe's incredible waterfalls

There’s something arrestingly beautiful about waterfalls. Whether it’s for their immense power, their majestic size, or the stunning landscapes they’re found in, they have long inspired us. And when it comes to Europe, there’s no shortage of fabulous falls. From mighty Nordic torrents to glistening Mediterranean flumes, here are the most impressive of them all.

Incredible stories of the world's last nomads

It's almost impossible to imagine life without the comfort of our beds, the convenience of 24-hour superstores and the thrill of a luxury vacation, but there are some communities that know a very different way of life. From the Tuareg, who spend their lives roaming the Sahara Desert, to the Nenets, who migrate 800 miles (1,287km) every single year, these are the world's last surviving, and most fascinating, nomadic tribes.

Tonga man describes surviving at sea for 27 hours after being swept away by tsunami

Lisala Folau, who says he struggles to walk, told local radio he was swept away by a tsunami wave and eventually brought to the country's main island.

‘Her lust for adventure was honey for me’: readers’ favourite travel books

Winning tip: Spain and Portugal before tourism Fabled Shore is Rose Macaulay’s account of her journey in 1949, alone and by car, round the coast of Iberia from Catalonia to the Algarve. She found dire poverty and the Spain she describes, still reeling from civil war, is unrecognisable to us now. Today’s tourist hotspots were then empty, pristine beaches with ramshackle houses, sometimes only with a barn to sleep in, and curious children who...