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    'They don't show people getting stuck in traffic forever': Travellers reveal the cities that are nothing like how they are shown in the movies

    Movies can provide the perfect inspiration for travellers on where to visit next.But it seems that the way places are portrayed on the big screen aren't exactly how they are in real life - thanks to traffic jams, extreme weather and unrealistic accommodation goals.And now travellers have been revealing the cities they have visited that are nothing like they expected them to be. Travellers have been revealing the cities they have visited that are nothing like they expected them to be. One said LA had far more traffic jams than the movies showed It came after one Reddit user asked fellow ...

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    Revealed: How families can end up spending over £1,000 more on all inclusive holidays compared to those staying in B&B accommodation

    Families on all inclusive package holidays could end up spending over £1,000 more on their holidays than those staying in B&Bs in the same resort, according to new research.Holidaymakers who opt for B&B accommodation and eat out end up spending less than those on all inclusive deals in nine out of 10 popular European destinations, the study found.The biggest savings are in Turkey where an all inclusive week in Marmaris for a family of four costs £1,208 more than going B&B and eating out in local restaurants. Holidaymakers relax on a beach in Marmaris, Turkey. A new report has found ...

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    The most incredible private island resorts EVER: Hire an entire rocky outcrop in Ibiza for £22k - or stay at a marooned luxury hotel in Venice for £350

    If you're looking for a holiday spot in which to escape from it all, then these dreamy private island resorts might tick all the right boxes.Isolated from the mainland and surrounded by sprawling bodies of water, these secluded hotel complexes offer a Robinson Crusoe experience with a luxury twist.At Kokomo Island Resort in Fiji - where rooms start from £2,436-a-night - each room comes with a private butler, while over at Tagomago island in Ibiza as part of the £22,000 exclusive hire fee, a private cook, housekeeper, waiter and boat captain are provided. Yoga classes and massages can also be arranged. ...

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    'It's like a playground on wheels': Swiss rail operator - which has carriages with creches - is named the best in Europe

    A train company that has creches on board trains and carriages especially for families has been named the best in Europe.Swiss national rail operator SBB took top spot in the 'Great Train Comparison' report that compared 16 services operated across the continent.Following close behind is German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and OBB, which operates in Austria. No UK firms were placed in the top three.  A Swiss national rail operated SBB train. It came top of a ranking of 16 train operators across Europe  The SBB trains feature creches, pictured, as well as family only carriagesThe report, published by Loco2, looked ...

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    The luxury Maldives resort that lets guests take a private SUBMARINE tour of reefs 120ft below the surface

    If James Bond ran holiday tours, they might look something like this.The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has recently launched a private submarine tour of the local reefs for its guests.Those staying at the uber-luxury hideaway can climb aboard a Super Falcon 3S, built by DeepFlight, and descend to 120ft to gawp at the local sea life.     Reef encounter: The Four Seasons Resort Maldives in Landaa Giraavaru has launched submarine excursions for its guests The submarine can take up to two guests at a time down into the waters around Landaa Giraavaru - for $1,500 One of the ...

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    Revealed: British families are paying up to £1,400 more for a seven-night stay at Center Parcs resorts in the UK compared to its parks elsewhere in Europe

    British families are paying up to £1,400 more to stay at Centre Parcs resorts in the UK compared to its equivalent holiday parks elsewhere in Europe, research has revealed.The study compared the cost of holidays and family activities in Britain against similar locations on the continent.And it found that in many cases those staying at home during the May half-term holidays will spend more than if they went abroad. The Center Parcs holiday centre at Oasis Whinefell Forest in the Lake District. British families are paying up to £1,400 more to stay at Centre Parcs resorts in the UK compared to ...

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    Revealed: How airliners are guided across a vast area of the Atlantic that’s out of radar range (and why a new satellite tracking system will transform UK to North America flights)

    If you thought that when you crossed the North Atlantic on an airliner that you were, reassuringly, a blip on a radar screen somewhere, then we’ve got news for you – you’re not.Radar stations in the UK and North America have ranges of roughly 250 miles, so for a great deal of the journey, no one can see your aircraft.So just how are the thousands of planes that make this voyage daily marshalled safely? It’s a system known as the North Atlantic Tracks – like motorway lanes at 38,000ft and it relies on pilots updating controllers with their position.  Planes ...

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    Keep the arm rest down and don't mix alcohol with sleeping tablets: FBI issues advice to help prevent sexual assault on planes - and it's revealed some victims are as young as EIGHT

    The FBI has issued advice to air passengers to help prevent sexual assault on planes.FBI special agent David Gates, who is based at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), said in an official release that the agency is seeing more reports of in-flight sexual assault than ever before with victims being as young as eight.The agency's tips include keeping the arm rest down at all times and never mixing alcohol with sleeping tablets.   The FBI has issued advice to air passengers to help prevent sexual assault on planes (file image)It also recommends sticking to aisle seats where there is greater visibility. Agents ...

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    Several airlines defy Chinese government orders and hold off listing Taiwan as part of China

    Several international airlines still listed Taiwan as a separate country on their websites on Friday despite a deadline set by Beijing for carriers to refer to the self-governed island as a Chinese territory.The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration sent a notice to 36 foreign airlines last month, asking them to comply with Beijing's standards of referring to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as Chinese territories, in a move described by the White House as 'Orwellian nonsense.'According to a copy of the letter circulating on Chinese social media, it was dated April 25 and gave carriers 30 days to comply, indicating a ...

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    The ad-VAN-tages of life on the road! Adventure-hungry couple spend $15,000 transforming a Ford Transit into a slick home on wheels

    An adventure-hungry couple have told how they converted a humble Ford Transit van into a slick home on wheels for Aus$15,000 (£9,000, US$11,000) and they are loving the more relaxed pace of life.Dancer and henna artist Demi Jenkins and electrician Eli Telesnitsky, both 26 and from Brisbane, Australia, decided to pack their life into a van after realising they'd explored more countries abroad than their homeland.Stunning photos show them out on the road, relaxing in their new tiny home, cooking on the beach and feasting on spectacular views en-route.    Stunning pictures show dancer and henna artist Demi Jenkins and electrician Eli Telesnitsky, ...

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    Dramatic pictures show how some of the world's oldest beach huts are on the verge of crumbling into the sea

    Dramatic pictures show how a row of some of the world's oldest beach huts are on the verge of crumbling into the North Sea following a landslip.The terrace of brightly coloured chalets are one of just two examples of buildings of their type listed by Historic England, which describes them as 'capturing the spirit of the Edwardian seaside'. The huts, erected in 1911, had been meticulously preserved and protected from the ravages of the sea on the South Cliff at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, for 107 years and even the original interior panelling was intact. The front of the South Cliff chalets ...

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    From towering peaks to stunning lakes: Rookie photographer captures epic selfies to show off the mesmerising beauty of Wales

    These are the epic selfies captured by an amateur photographer that show off the beauty of Wales.The images are all taken by Gareth Owen, a Welsh electrician, as he poses and using his timer captures himself on camera.From towering peaks to stunning lakes and even gloomy but beautiful caves, there's no place he hasn't explored. Photographer Gareth Owen, who captures epic selfies around Wales. Gareth is pictured on the Rhydd Ddu peak in Snowdon  Mr Owen looks out over the bright lights of a town while standing on top of Elidir Fawr in Snowdonia  Mr Owen always wears the same ...

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    From water slides to laser tag: New footage shows the stunning features on Independence of the Seas being put to the ultimate test... by 100 kids (who were given free reign of the ship)

    One of Royal Caribbean's most popular cruise ships - Independence of the Seas - has undergone a multi-million pound makeover and is now decked out with attractions perfect for children, from water slides to laser tag. And new footage has emerged of 100 youngsters operating in a parent-free zone and being given free reign to put the stunning features to the ultimate test.The pack were unleashed onboard in order to film their experiences on GoPros.  New footage has emerged showing 100 youngsters putting the stunning features on Independence of the Seas to the ultimate test. This part shows one child trying ...

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    Hawaii's Kapalua Bay tops 'Dr. Beach's' best beach in America list for 2018 (but don't worry, it's on a different island from the lava-spewing volcano)

    A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach.Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida International University in Miami.And don't worry about that lava-spewing volcano impacting visits to the Kapalua beach. The Kilauea volcano is on a different Hawaiian island, the Big Island. A view of the Kapalua coastline in Maui, Hawaii. Kapalua Bay Beach is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2018 compiled ...

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    Blackpool's £16million roller coaster opens to the public tomorrow with stunning new pictures and video showing what a treat visitors are in for

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach's new £16.25million roller coaster is set to open tomorrow - and hair-raising new images and point-of-view footage of the ride show that it'll be heaven for thrill-seekers.The Icon has been five years in the planning and when it opens, it will be the UK's first double-launch roller coaster.The new pictures and video were taken on the day that the coaster was launched to the press and show riders experiencing its Formula 1-level acceleration and high-speed twists and turns.  New hair-raising images show some of the first thrill-seekers to try out the new Icon roller coaster at Blackpool ...

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