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    Pictured: The incredible gigantic hole that appears to be draining water from the Pacific Ocean

    It appears as if the Pacific Ocean is being drained away down a giant bottomless hole on the Oregon coast.The hole - big enough to swallow a large boat looks like a feature on an alien planet.However, the seawater levels in the Pacific Ocean are actually perfectly safe, because the hole called Thor s Well, and sometimes the gate to hell is actually around 20 feet deep. It appears as if the Pacific Ocean is being drained away down a giant bottomless hole on the Oregon coast However, the seawater levels in the Pacific Ocean are actually perfectly safe, because ...

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    From a glass pod in New Zealand to a converted BUS in Scotland: The quirkiest holiday houses you can rent around the world revealed

    Renting a holiday home and getting away from your own base every now and then is something we all look forward to - so why settle for the mundane?It is perfectly feasible, for example, to make for the Scottish Highlands and snooze in a converted bus with its own little touches of luxury, including a hot tub, for only 150 a night. Or, head further afield and dig deep into your pockets for a 971-a-night five-bedroom rental in Orlando, Florida, which boasts themed kids' rooms that include an indoor treehouse, a bed in a boat and a mini space station. ...

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    1 for crisps, 3 for a ploughman's sandwich and 4.95 for spiced chicken: BA reveals its new economy class M&S food options as free meals are scrapped on short-haul flights

    British Airways is scrapping free meals on short haul flights in economy class, instead offering a selection of Marks & Spencer salads and sandwiches.Prices will include 1 for hand cooked crisps, 3 for a cheddar cheese ploughman's sandwich and 4.95 for a spiced chicken with quinoa and rice salad.BA claimed the move is in response to customer feedback. British Airways is scrapping free meals on short haul flights in economy class, instead offering a selection of Marks & Spencer salads and sandwichesPassengers are currently given a light snack, such as a bacon roll, and a soft drink.BA's chairman and chief ...

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    Avoid pain au chocolat in Paris and pizza in Palermo! The calorific foods to avoid while travelling revealed

    They say a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips - and that rule applies on holiday, too.A new infographic warns of the calorific dangers lurking when it comes to travel.It highlights how packing in an 'innocent' pain au chocolat in Paris could total 300 calories while polishing off a pizza in Palermo could top 1,000 calories. Packing in the pizza: They say a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips - and that rule applies on holiday, too, so it seems (stock image) While travelling in the U.S. hankering after a hamburger and fries could ...

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    Forget posing for selfies: Traveller films himself MOONWALKING in front of 27 European landmarks

    He might not have made it to space, but one toe-tapping traveller found himself completing an impressive space-related feat nevertheless - moonwalking through 27 European landmarks.Travis DeRose, from California, spent two months hitting 22 cities including Paris, Prague and Rome, and at each port of call he bust out his favourite move.A remarkable 29-second-long video shows him dancing along in a variety of rural and urban landscapes, with bemused bystanders looking on. Travis DeRose, from California, spent two months hitting 22 cities, performing the moonwalk as he went (above, at a hot spring in the countryside in Iceland) French fancy: ...

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    Wales 'is better than England' and Scotland 'is not a real country': Google autocomplete reveals the most popular searches on countries around Europe

    Google, the all-seeing all-knowing entity, is certainly host to some interesting insights about Europe.Based on the most common searches people have typed in with regards to certain countries, there appear to be some pretty off-the-wall world views.According to Google's autocomplete function, which uses algorithms to suggest search terms based on what you've already started typing, a vast quantity of people write 'Wales is better than England' in the search box and 'Lithuania is boycotting supermarkets'. Turkey, meanwhile, 'is a Trojan horse'. This map reportedly reveals the most common phrases people type into Google search in regards to different countries in ...

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    Can you guess which famous London landmarks you're gazing down on in these stunning images?

    An intrepid, high-flying photographer has captured stunning images of London from above.Jeffrey Milstein, renowned for his aerial observations of U.S. cities, hired a helicopter earlier this month to document the capital from a different angle.His work features bird's-eye shots of iconic locations, taken by dangling out of the aircraft while it hovers.Amazingly, Jeffrey only had an hour to cover all of the buildings he wanted to, meaning he had to whizz from one spot to the next.Here MailOnline Travel presents a selection of Jeffrey's work - but can you guess which famous landmarks you're gazing down on?Scroll down for answers ...

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    Water skiing and men smoking pipes: Old travel posters up for auction offer a fascinating glimpse into British seaside holidays in the 1920s

    Antiquated travel posters from the early 20th century have emerged at auction.The selection of images, which were once displayed at British railway stations to encourage more travel, are among 200 being sold in the US next month and are expected to fetch hundreds of thousands of pounds.The compelling posters showcase paintings from prominent artists of the time, who captured locations including Eastbourne and Southport, and highlight a sharp contrast to the styles of today.Women dressed to the nines frolic around on the sand as they mingle with men smoking pipes.Particularly interesting, too, is the poster of a woman water skiing ...

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    Inside the world's most luxurious commercial jet: Plane boasts Michelin-star restaurant, butlers and high speed Wi-Fi ... no wonder prices start at $50k

    Boasting a spacious dining area decked out with leather chairs, fine porcelain and crystalware, this might look like a swanky, top-dollar restaurant. The only giveaway that this is in fact a plane, is the row of porthole-style windows and a gently curved ceiling.This is the interior of what has been heralded as the most luxurious commercial jet ever. Unveiled by US-based travel company Crystal, tickets for a 14-day hop-on hop-off ride on the palatial plane will start from 38,478 ($50,000).s Come fly with me: Boasting a spacious dining area decked out with leather chairs, fine porcelain and crystalware, this looks ...

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    Forget the Swiss Army Knife: The stylish travel BELT that features more than 24 hidden tools including duct tape, fishing hooks and bandages

    What do you do when you're stranded in the wilderness with no sign of help coming your way?Well thanks to a new fashion accessory - designed for city slickers and intrepid explorers alike - you can merely reach for your waistline and find the perfect tool needed to ensure survival.Texas-based company Wazoo Survival Gear has launched a unisex travel belt, featuring more than 24 cleverly-secreted tools including a whistle, fishing hooks and bandages. Go, go gadget: Texas-based Wazoo Survival gear has launched the ultimate travel belt, featuring more than 24 cleverly-secreted tools including a whistle and bandagesThe slimline nylon belt ...

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    Streets ahead of the competition: Artist spends 104 hours painstakingly carving a map of London from a piece of drawing paper

    Thanks to Google Maps, the standard A-Z is no longer a staple when navigating around London. But one artist is still so enamored with the traditional style of map that he recently spent 104 hours painstakingly carving a version out of paper. Nils Westergard from Richmond, Virginia, is an artist and filmmaker with the patience of a saint. Nils Westergard from Richmond, Virginia, is an artist and filmmaker who carved a map of London from one piece of drawing paperHe spent the equivalent of four days and nights slicing tiny holes into a large piece of 117lb drawing paper. The ...

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    Not a great start to married life! Groom spends his entire honeymoon in hospital after he falls head-first through the hotel's rotten balcony on their FIRST night

    A new husband suffered a honeymoon from hell when he was seriously injured after plummeting head first through a rotted balcony.Matt Bullivant, 36, from Peterborough, had only just arrived at the bed and breakfast with his new wife Marilyn, 51, when he went out to catch a glimpse of the surroundings.But the flimsy balustrade at the Chellowdene guest house in Falmouth, Cornwall, cracked under his weight and he fell 15ft - shattering his right hand and spitting open his head. Matt Bullivant, 36, spent most of his Cornwall honeymoon in hospital (pictured) after he fell through rotting wood on their ...

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    AA names the best hotels in Britain: Andy Murray's Cromlix, a lavish Lancashire retreat and a 19th-century Welsh coaching inn crowned winners

    A country house hotel in Lancashire, Andy Murray's hotel in Dunblane, a 19th-century coaching inn in Wales and a grand 1860 manor house in Northern Ireland have all been named the best hotels in Britain.The accolades were dished out by the AA at a swanky award ceremony in London at the Grosvenor Hotel last night.England's hotel of the year, Northcote, boasts 26 plush bedrooms and a Michelin-star restaurant; while the Andy Murray-owned Cromlix is 34-acre estate steeped in luxury; Wales' Angel Hotel in Abergavenny boasts a rich history; and the Manor House Country Hotel in Northern Ireland boasts a stunning ...

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    Now THAT'S a room with a view! From sweeping cliffs in Peru to the Parisian skyline, the most breathtaking hotel panoramas revealed

    If it's a room with a view that you're looking for, then you might want to check into one of these panoramically-pleasing hotels.From stunning mountain scenes out of the 2,835-metre-high (9,300ft) bivouac Gervasutti in the Italian Alps, to Northern Light visions from the glass domes peppering Igloo Village in Finland, these digs were designed with the view in mind. But if you're a holidaymaker with a fear of heights, your selection might be a little more limited as the majority of inns are perched high above cloud level.However, the five-star Plaza Athenee in Paris, France, might be a better bet ...

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    Blue lagoons and tempestuous skies: When an airline invited passengers to show off their Instagram pictures of Iceland the results were spellbinding

    It's the most sparsely populated country in Europe, but Iceland is also one of world's most alluring destinations.Boasting twinkling glaciers, snow-capped mountains, tumbling waterfalls and bright blue lagoons, it's easy to see why the island is so popular, particularly with roaming photographers.One of the planet's largest islands, and one of the coldest, it only sees five hours of dim daylight a year during winter months, and enjoys some pretty dramatic weather along with it.Iceland is also a prime location from which to view the elusive Northern Lights, which illuminate the dark skies with staggering hues of emerald green.This year, Icelandair ...

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