Kathy Peneyra

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19 Realistic Ways To Actually Work Travel Into Your Life

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New York City

Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, …

Aviation

Cruise ship turns around, calls off trip after storm

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Anthem of the Seas has turned around and headed back to its original port after a severe storm injured four people and forced passengers into their staterooms for safety reasons, Royal Caribbean International said Monday.<p>Royal Caribbean said Anthem of the Seas encountered rough seas off …

Royal Caribbean

Just Back From...Japan

Designer Olga Vilshenko took us on her recent tour of Tokyo and Nagano<p><b>Just Back From…</b> Japan<p><b>Trip Duration</b>: 2 weeks<p><b>Flight Plan</b>: We traveled business class onboard Aeroflot Airlines. I prefer comfortable clothes when traveling so I wore relaxed denim trousers and zipped hoodie jacket. I always pack a …

5 Less Common European Destinations You'll Fall in Love With

By <b>The College Tourist,</b> Emily Freebery, Fordham University<p><b>Go off the beaten path on your next trip to Europe by visiting one of these less common destinations!</b><p>When planning a trip to Europe certain cities always come to mind. The likes of London, Paris, Dublin, Berlin and Barcelona top the list of …

At Least 10 People Are Killed in Train Crash in Germany

Many others are injured in head-on collision between two trains near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling<p>BERLIN—Two commuter trains collided head-on at high speed in southern Germany on Tuesday, leaving at least 10 dead and dozens injured, in one of the country’s worst railway crashes in years.<p>The …

Trains

Tasting Umbria: Following the food in a less-traveled Italian region

Most tourists are lured to Umbria by the region's well-preserved medieval hill towns — rich in art, architecture, and spiritual and archaeological treasures — or its picturesque countryside with dense mountains and rolling valleys. But for those who travel in search of their next great meal, Umbria …

Great News: Getting to Iceland (and Europe) Is Now Cheaper than Ever

Photo by Melissa Niska<p>The famous Blue Lagoon—and you can get there from the U.S. for only $99.<p>We caught up with the CEO of WOW Air to talk about how …

Diving in Borneo: the Derawan islands and a blissful life aquatic

The steering wheel spins frantically, the engine graunches and the tiny speedboat slews side-on to the swell, centimetres from a mess of floating timber. Luckily our captain, a Bajo “sea gypsy” from the fishing people who first settled Borneo’s Derawan archipelago, is a master of the marine …

Speedboat

Zurich city guide: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

Although it’s routinely placed at the top of lifestyle rankings, Zurich is rarely, if ever, rated as one of Europe’s cultural capitals. There’s a perception that it’s a bankers’ city – a Swiss Square Mile without any West End to escape into. While it is true that high salaries and a strong currency …

European Travel

London: Classic, Contemporary, and Utterly Delightful

Undisputedly one of the world's greatest cities, London is simultaneously the heart of the United Kingdom and a truly global city with influences gathered from around the world. It is both historic and modern, sprawling and diverse -- full of cozy corners, neighborhood pubs, and British charm, …

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

Red Sea

Tropical retreat: surfing and yoga in Sri Lanka

When I asked Ed Templeton, co-founder of Soul & Surf, why there’s a growing trend for healthy retreats combining surfing and yoga, he said they go together so well because “both activities are all about being in the moment”. It’s easy to see why: riding on the crest of a wave is as exhilarating as …

Sri Lanka

Multiple investigations launched into France drug trial that left man brain dead

Three others face possible permanent brain damage after taking part in trial for a painkiller, in worst such accident in France's medical history<p>Three separate investigations are underway in a French clinical trial laboratory to try and find out how one man was left brain dead and three others …

Flint, Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency

<b>US President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, where the water has become contaminated with lead.</b><p>The city's water became contaminated after a change in supplier in 2014. Corrosive water leached lead from old pipes into the water supply.<p>The emergency declaration will …

Snorkeling

Backpackers' experiences: readers’ travel tips

Many of travel’s magic moments come on backpacking trips, when random situations provide a route to adventure. From China and Chile to Sudan and Slovakia, readers share favourite discoveries<p><b>Winning tip: Night train to Siping, China</b><p>The sleeper train journey from Beijing to Siping in Jilin province …

South America

The stunning home of a ruthless king

Ancient History

Safaris: your game, your rules – an independent tour of Botswana

You don’t have to go on an expensive, organised safari. Nicky Holford put together her own tour of Botswana, camping out in national parks, and had the trip of a lifetime for a fraction of the cost<p>A thin sheet of canvas separates me from the hunting ground of Botswana’s greatest predators. Lying in …

South Africa

Patagonia adventure: a voyage round Cape Horn

I don’t get seasick. Not under normal circumstances. But as I stood in the wheelhouse of expedition cruise ship Stella Australis, the perfect storm of a dawn shore excursion, followed by a bellyful of cooked breakfast – plus a “warming” mug of hot grog – conspired to leave me feeling a little …

South America

The world’s most beautiful places of worship

With their awe-inspiring architecture, magnificent facades and sheer size, these spectacular buildings draw visitors from every creed and culture.<p>With their awe-inspiring architecture, magnificent facades and sheer size, places of worship are often some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. …

Asia Travel

A luminous lake of unusual talents

“I became mesmerised as the water began to sway to the beat of the of the Intha fisherman, who expertly manoeuvred their tiny wooden boats by rowing with one leg.”<p>I was in a sky blue motorboat traversing Myanmar’s peaceful Inle Lake – the second largest in the country. Surrounded by mountains and …

Rowing

Why Everyone Wants to Move to Melbourne

Before I traveled to <b>Melbourne</b>, I pressed friends who lived there for suggestions and advice. “You’re going to want to move here,” one warned. “Just be aware.”<p>Melbourne’s status as a supremely livable city is well-documented, as is its outstanding café culture.<p>And though the coffee tasted great no …

Australia

10 Most Popular Yoga Sequences of 2015

8<p>SHARES<p>From poses for your booty to your crown (chakra), your practice choices this year were diverse. Revisit our top 10 asana sequences from 2015 …

Hyatt becomes the latest hotel chain to get hacked

The Hyatt hotel chain became the latest in a series of hotel companies to get hacked, with the company announcing yesterday that it had discovered credit-card stealing malware in its payment system, Reuters reports. Last month, Hilton and Starwood both announced data breaches, and the month before …

Cybersecurity

Malaysia Airlines pilot realises plane is flying in the wrong direction after 8 minutes

The pilot questioned why the plane leaving from Auckland airport was not taking a more direct route to Kuala Lumpur<p>It was only eight minutes into a Malaysia Airlines flight that took off from a New Zealand airport when the pilot realised something was wrong. It was heading in the wrong …

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

Museum pass: Istanbul Müzekart<p>Planning some serious sightseeing? The Istanbul Museum Pass allows free entrance to a dozen of the city’s top sites, including the Topkapı Palace and the Hagia Sophia, plus discounts on a selection of other museums, shops, restaurants and activities. It costs a …

European Travel

11 Cocktails to Make with Just 2 Ingredients

Because stores (and bars) may not be open on Christmas Day—when you need a drink most.<p>Overcomplicated drinks have a habit of coming out during the …

Berlin’s classy cocktail pioneer: raise a glass to the Victoria Bar

When the Victoria Bar opened on Potsdamer Strasse in 2001, it added a note of sophistication to the otherwise grotty west Berlin street at a time when you could (quite likely) count the number of serious cocktail bars in the city on one hand. Since then the cocktail scene in Berlin has taken off, …

Germany

Photographer Captures Mysterious Snowmen in the Mountains of Japan

The ethereal beauty of Japan’s northern countryside may be less familiar than the excitement of cities like Tokyo, but anyone can appreciate Japanese …

Trees that can walk up to 20m per year

Like the Ents from JRR Tolkien’s epic Lord of the Rings saga, these trees actually move. But can they walk fast enough to escape the chainsaw and machetes that threaten them?<p>It takes a whole day to travel from Ecuador’s capital, Quito, to the heart of the Unesco Sumaco Biosphere Reserve, some 100km …

Nature