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RIGA, Latvia - Hundreds of people sang, danced and skipped through the snowy streets of Latvia's capital wearing colorful costumes and masks, participating in a pre-spring rite that dates back to paga
The 14-week-old stepped out with her mother Giovanna on Friday at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich. She didn't seem the least bit timid as she explored her enclosure.
Andrew Apperley, 38, (pictured) messaged his friends and family saying that a 'scary guy with the face mask' was trying to kill him before he disappeared from the Full Moon party in Thailand.
MailOnline Travel has compiled a compendium of disasters about to unfold, from an escaped leopard pouncing in India to a dramatic but non-fatal plane crash in West Sussex.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. At least 28 people were injured after a truck reportedly plowed into party-goers at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.
MailOnline's Annabel Fenwick Elliott spent a night in Sweden's Icehotel, located 125 miles above the Arctic circle in the small town of Jukkasjarvi, where she slept in a -5C chamber.
At 167,600-tons, MSC Meraviglia will be the fast-growing line's largest ship ever.        
Bakeries and dessert makers across the country offer fun takes on king cake.        
Even before Donald Trump bought Mar-a-Lago, it was a landmark in tony Palm Beach.        
CODY, Wyo. - New guidelines have been developed for the popular summertime Cody gunfight shows in response to an accident that left three spectators wounded during a performance last year. The new gu
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers have introduced about 700 bills this year, including resolutions that offer their opinions on high-profile topics such as refugees and public land. So far this session
LAS VEGAS - The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But what d
MailOnline Travel ventured to Floreana island in the Galapagos - some 620 miles from mainland Ecuador. Maximo Friere, 75, has called the remote spot home for decades.
From the surreal panic of flight attendants being thrown around to the eerie calm of helpless fliers, travellers have shared tales of the most turbulent flights they’ve ever been on, on US-site Quor
Kristina Makeeva, 29, is a photographer from Moscow, Russia, who is known for her fantasy-like images. The artist ventured to rooftops and took rides in the balloons to get the perfect shots.
“Stop!” my wife and I shout in unison. We’ve been on the lookout for a deserted beach on which to romp and there it appears, fronted by turquoise Caribbean waters, topped with glist
In 2016, more than 24 million passengers sailed on cruise ships around the world. That number is expected to rise again this year, passing the staggering plateau of 25 million people who will choose b
Avoid the craziness of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and get a low fare with a $168 Southwest round-trip flight to Dallas’ Love Field from LAX. The fare, subject to availability, is for
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, France's foreign minister and an American cinema luminary pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light on Friday in a speech. Trump evoked his
If you ask recent visitors to New Orleans to assess their dining experiences, the responses will undoubtedly fall in the range of “great” to “How much time do you have?” The Crescent City has long
It has been a grand ski season so far this winter with the fun times carrying on in the days ahead and most likely well into spring. A series of low-pressure disturbances and a cool air mass will mov
John Parker, a former slave, was a daring conductor on the Underground Railroad. His home in Ripley, Ohio, helps to tell his story.
The Heinz History Center and the F. Julius LeMoyne House document Pittsburgh’s role in the Underground Railroad, but some sites, sadly, are gone.
As fugitive slaves made their way to freedom in Canada, they stopped in Detroit, where visits to churches today illuminate the hardships they endured.
Slaves fleeing the American South established new lives in Canada. Three noteworthy museums tell of their struggles and triumphs.
Escaped slaves and Native Americans created a thriving community in the Florida Panhandle, but hundreds were killed when U.S. forces attacked it in 1816. Here’s their story.
There are only traces of Underground Railroad history at Prospect Bluff and Fort Mose. But their stories are impossible to forget.
The intersection of Water and Wall Streets was once home to New York City’s first slave market.
Visitors on the NYC Slavery and the Underground Railroad Tour.
A stop on the NYC Slavery and the Underground Railroad Tour.
A tour in Lower Manhattan on a cold winter day is a somber and empowering course in the history of slavery — and the fight against it.
TAORMINA, Italy - Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised Friday that everything will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 sum
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia says the province's tourism industry continued a steady upswing in fortunes in 2016 It says 2.2 million visitors came to the province — that's up eight per cent, or about 170,00
After being battered by above-average rain this winter, California’s coastal Highway 1 remains temporarily closed in several places roughly between Ragged Point and Carmel. That’s bad news for any
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state off
The commercials’ message is clear: The little ones are growing up, and they’re ready for a more adventurous theme park.  It’s time to go to Universal – either in Orlando or Hollywood. Universal Parks
Jimmy Fallon fans can request tickets for the tapings of “The Tonight Show” at Universal Studios set for early April. Of course, requesting tickets is not the same as securing them. Fallon will produc
Jane, 31, a business consultant based in New York, reveals to MailOnline Travel how she's mastered pick-up techniques tailored around her jet set lifestyle.
Jeroen Bosman, 33, and Hedwig Wiebes, 31, sold their Amsterdam apartment and everything they owned to a purchase a 32-year-old Volkswagen van – designed for chasing adventures.
A lucky traveller, Ciara Flynn from Dublin, has won the job of her dreams after beating 75,000 applicants to become the official Instagrammer for Royal Caribbean.
The aerial image of the Italian Amalfi Coast, taken by renowned beach photographer Eugene Tan, was installed at the bottom of Bondi Icebergs swimming pool in Sydney.
From a luxury hideaway in the Philippines to a nature reserve in New Zealand, tourism company Kuoni has surveyed 303 experts and 2,000 travellers to reveal the world’s best secret beaches.
Avoid the craziness of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and get a low fare with a $168 Southwest round-trip flight to Dallas’ Love Field from LAX. The fare, subject to availability, is for
Part of “Moonlight” was shot in Jimmy’s Eastside Diner in Miami. Scenic spots around Los Angeles featured in “La La Land” included the Griffith Observatory. Other real places seen in movies include P
The Mint 400 is a 400-mile off-road race along a loop extending from the California-Nevada state line near Primm, Nev., to the outskirts of Las Vegas. It takes place March 4 this year, all along a
The $65 one-way prices are “introductory” fares, but it's the fees that really add up.        
The park’s nearly 33,000 acres include waterfalls, forests, rolling hills and farmlands.        
Although barely out of office, there’s a growing wave of nostalgia for the nation’s first African-American president.        
The Biltmore Hotel, with its Mediterranean architecture and classic Italian, Moorish and Spanish influences, opened in 1926.        
The RMS Titanic, which sank in 1912, has been brought back to life in full-colour images that shed a new light on the iconic ship, which struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Seven of the top 10 beaches ranked as the best in the nation by a travel-ratings website are in Florida. TripAdvisor said Wednesday in a news release that the sand at Siesta Key outs
Here, MailOnline reveals some of the world's most inventive wildlife crossings, which help creatures as small as doormice in Wales to beasts as large as elephants in Kenya.
MailOnline Travel's Sue Ryan had a cookery lesson in China from the Waldorf Astoria's chef of the year - and found out that the hotel is just as proud of its dishes as it always has been.
OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why
Ford's near-miss took place last Monday when he was landing a plane at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, and the new videos show how close to disaster the star actor was.
No-frills airline Norwegian on Thursday started offering crazy-low prices on 10 routes between small New England airports and five cities in Ireland and Scotland. One-way fares are advertised as l
Bargain fares comes as Norwegian expands to airports in three airports in the Northeast.        
Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connect
A restaurant in Woodside, Queens, trades in the keyed-up spicing of the Himalayas.
ASTORIA, Ore. - Astoria officials are considering placing limits on temporary lodging like Airbnb rentals to free up units for permanent residents of the coastal Oregon city. The housing shortage cam
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