ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAVEL

A tourist was fined for wearing a string bikini on a beach in the Philippines, but travellers get punished for the way they dress more often than you might think

2019-10-18 18:06

A Taiwanese tourist was recently arrested and fined after wearing a bikini that was deemed to be too revealing on the Philippine island of Boracay.

What first class looks like on 12 trains from around the world

2019-10-13 15:29

From spacious cabins to sparkling dining rooms and reclining seats, here's what top-notch travel looks like on trains around the world.

5 elements of Japanese food etiquette that might shock you

2019-10-11 12:28

Asia is on every foodie’s radar right now. If you’re in Japan or perhaps planning a trip there, don’t be caught off guard.

Virgin says it's abandoning the chat system originally intended to help passengers 'get lucky at 35,000 feet' after a woman says she received sexually harassing messages

2019-10-08 08:16

A woman says she received sexually harassing messages from other passengers during a Virgin Atlantic flight. Virgin is now reviewing the system.

A picturesque car-free village in the Netherlands is being overrun by tourists and 'nuisance perpetrators'

2019-09-29 14:05

Giethoorn, a car-free village just 75 miles from Amsterdam that has canals instead of street roads, has been facing issues with tourists.

You and your friends could rent an entire island off the coast of Belize for your next group trip

2019-09-25 11:17

Kanu, a private island off the coast of Belize, has five luxury villas, a freshwater pool with a swim-up bar, and ocean views.

These are the more unusual foods you should be trying when you travel abroad

2019-09-13 14:32

Travelling soon? Instead of eating the usual tourist foods, try these instead.

The viral story of a man holding hands with a 96-year-old woman during their flight because she was scared of flying is warming people's hearts

2019-08-16 17:57

The woman had not flown in 15 years, according to a Facebook post that has since gone viral, and the man even helped her to the bathroom.

A grandfather took 33 members of his family to Hawaii after racking up more than a million frequent flyer miles

2019-08-14 20:45

Sam Pratt, from Florida, flew 33 family members aged 2 to 72 to Hawaii for the trip last week in celebration of his cancer remission.

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A former Nazi bunker in Germany is being turned into a luxury hotel with a 5-storey roof garden

2019-10-18 14:48

The garden, which will sit atop what was once one of the Nazis' biggest fortresses, will feature a memorial centre for victims of the Third Reich.

A tiny Icelandic island with a population of 6 people — and zero cars — has just been named the world's best. These photos show what it's like to visit.

2019-10-13 12:12

The remote island of Flatey, off the west coast of Iceland, came first in Big 7 Travel's list of the world's top 50 islands for 2019.

UFO seekers are flocking to a huge Buddha statue in Thailand saying it is home to a wormhole that aliens use to travel to different dimensions

2019-10-08 20:49

A group of Buddhist worshippers on a remote hilltop in Thailand believe that aliens from Pluto communicate with people in the area.

A male beauty pageant had some wild national costumes – and South Africa’s is not the worst

2019-10-02 10:23

Just like Miss Universe, Mister Global has a National Costume Show, and the contestants go all out to try to impress the judges.

A travel company is paying someone to explore the Greek islands and stay in luxury hotels while taking Instagram photos on a free phone — and they can bring a friend

2019-09-26 12:07

The trip will include a private tour of the Acropolis, a jeep safari tour of Mykonos' best beaches, and a sunset sailing trip in Santorini.

South Africa has one of the longest workweeks in the world - here's how we compare

2019-09-18 14:11

Only 44% of South Africans aged 15 to 64 have paid jobs.

Should you unplug from social media and opt in for a digital-free holiday?

2019-08-15 13:11

Many people are increasingly getting tired of constant connections through technologies and there is a growing trend for digital-free holidays.

Which airline has the best wine list? This frequent flyer weighs in

2019-08-14 14:59

Dan Nicholl says there's an art to drinking wine on a long-haul flight.

The most bizarre driving laws around the world

2019-08-09 14:56

Here are 13 of the most unusual driving laws around the world, from being fined for driving shirtless to not being allowed to stop on a freeway.

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