Best Christmas Markets Taking Place Around World in 2023
There’s nothing quite like a festive market to bring out the Christmas spirit in people. While these events can be traced back to Vienna—the city’s first recorded December market was in 1298—the tradition has spread across the world over the centuries. From Germany, to Switzerland, to Singapore, to New York, it’s difficult to find a […]
Galapagos Islands Draw Visitors Year-Round
The Galapagos Islands are a destination that immerses visitors in unparalleled wildlife experiences, attracting tourists from across the globe. Andre Robles, a seasoned South American travel specialist with two decades of industry experience, sheds light on what distinguishes this archipelago.
Cruise Operator Carnival Ruled Negligent for Not Cancelling Voyage Early in COVID-19 Pandemic
In an Australian class-action lawsuit on Wednesday, cruise operator Carnival was ruled negligent in its duty of care to passengers for failing to cancel a voyage out of Sydney that led to a significant COVID-19 outbreak. The Ruby Princess ocean liner departed Sydney on March 8, 2020 with 2,671 passengers on board for a 13-day […]
US Coast Guard Stop Man Attempting Atlantic Crossing in ‘Hamster Wheel’ Vessel
A Florida man has been arrested after attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a homemade “human hamster” wheel. The man—identified as 44-year-old Reza Baluchi—is now facing federal charges. Coast Guard officials on the USS Coast Guard cutter Valiant, which was in the area, rescued Mr. Baluchi on Aug. 26 after intercepting him in his contraption […]
Authorities Suspend Search for Carnival Cruise Passenger Missing Off Florida Coast
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended their search for a man who reportedly jumped off the deck of a cruise ship off the coast of Florida on July 23. Late Sunday afternoon, staff on the Carnival Elation were alerted that a passenger had gone missing. Playback of deck surveillance camera footage soon revealed that the man […]
Amsterdam Votes to Move Cruise Ship Terminal out of City
Amsterdam will move a cruise liner terminal out of the heart of the historic capital city as the latest step in its ongoing battle against pollution and hordes of tourists clogging its narrow, cobbled streets. Like Rome, Venice, and Paris, the Dutch capital is one of the many picturesque European cities grappling with managing visitor […]
Sibling Around-the-World Aviators Set Another Youth Record
LONDON—Siblings and solo around-the-world aviators Mack and Zara Rutherford set more records on Tuesday as they collected a trophy whose previous winners include Lewis Hamilton and Richard Branson. The British-Belgian duo are the youngest winners of the Royal Automobile Club’s Segrave Trophy, first awarded in 1930 and featuring a roll call of aviation pioneers and […]
The 1,000-Year-Old Citadel That Rises Out of the Atlantic Ocean
Exactly 1,000 years ago this month, construction started on a magnificent island building off the coast of France that, as it rose improbably from the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean, would become a lasting symbol of national fortitude. The medieval abbey atop Mont Saint-Michel, a cascade of walls and buttresses descending from a lofty […]
93-Year-Old Grandmother, Grandson Visit All 63 National Parks Across US
A grandson and his 93-year-old grandmother set up an epic adventure to visit all 63 national parks across the United States. Their mission required a whole series of trips, which took them seven and a half years to complete.
British Adventurer Beats Seven Wonders Record
A British adventurer has set a Guinness World Record by visiting the world’s seven wonders in less than seven days. The list includes; The Great Wall of China Petra in Jordan, India’s Taj Mahal, the Colosseum of Rome, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, and the ancient Mayan […]
Expert’s Top 3 Money Saving Tips for Your Next Trip
Summer is right around the corner, and many of you probably can’t wait to get out of the house. But times are tough so what are some easy adjustments you can make to save money? NTD spoke to an expert who has some great advice.
‘The Art of Travel’: A New Documentary on Amazon
Traveling is not just about relaxing in a new environment but also about building personal experiences by exposing oneself to local cultures and traditions. That’s the message of a new documentary released on Amazon called “The Art of Travel,” which premiered at the Eiffel Tower.
81 Year Old Best Friends Take on the World
Art has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. From the 17 thousand-year-old cave paintings in France, Leonardo DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man, to the unforgettable heroes and villains of Shakespeare— storytelling and imagery have stood at the birth of countless ideas. In our next segment, you’ll hear how a novel written 150 years ago compelled two best […]
This Family of 4 Are Driving Around Asia in a Bus
Packing their lives up and heading off on a lengthy road trip was something Nina and Kai Schakat, both from Germany, had envisioned doing together during their retirement. But after the death of Nina’s father, and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the couple, who have two children, Ben, 11, and Leni, 10, decided […]