A travel company has identified the world’s top 20 “alternative” landmarks to travel to.We’ve all heard a lot about popular sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and Statue of Liberty.But this list offers fresh inspiration for incredible sights you might want to base your holidays around visiting, detailing those buildings, natural sites and attractions you might not have known existed. It was compiled based on a survey of 1,000 travellers conducted by Travelzoo UK, an online hub for travel and entertainment deals.Additions include the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, which features a 360 degree views of the city, and the Minack Theatre, an open-air destination carved into a granite cliff in Portcurno, Cornwall here in the UK.There’s also Kinkaku-Ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, a golf-leaf covered structure first built in 1397, and Uxmal, an ancient Mayan city in Mexico.Click through the slideshow above to see the full list.
An airport baggage handler in Bangkok has been arrested after rummaging through a tourist's suitcase to steal cash - unaware that she had photographed each note. South Korean tourist Lee So Yeong put 20,000 baht (£531) in her luggage before
A swimming pool in Italy is redefining what the 'deep end' means. It's called the Y-40 Deep Joy and has a shaft that extends an astounding 138-feet downwards. That makes it the deepest swimming pool in the world and allows the
Here are seven of the world's scariest roller coasters. Many thrill-seekers will travel the world to find the latest and greatest theme park rides and these seven will be at the top of a lot of people's lists. 1. Yukon Striker at
Here are eleven "bucket list" places that are rather overrated. The list is led by one of the UK's most famous spots, while three entire cities are also featured on the countdown - two in the States and one in Italy. Disagree with
If you're thinking of posting the amazing images you took of the Eiffel Tower all lit up at night, you may want to reconsider. While most tourists will happily snap away at the world-famous landmark, few will be aware of the complicated
The rapid rise of social media has had a huge impact on many areas of our lives, and now it's having a negative effect on tourism. The desire of many holidaymakers to capture the perfect shot for Instagram is leading to a number of sites
A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian officials have said. The blast on Sunday wounded at least 17 people, including tourists, officials confirmed. The officials said the bus was travelling on a road close to the
In 2019 visits are by appointment only at Machu Picchu, Peru. Arrival within an hour of the set time is a must and a visit cannot last longer than four hours. A sayonara tax went into effect on January 7th in Japan. You can expect to pay around
If the Christmas comedown and endless talk of snow has left you craving the summer months, then you’re not alone.Monday 21 January 2019 has been dubbed ‘Blue Monday‘, with claims that it’s set to be the most depressing day of the year so far.But there’s no need to fear, as we’ve found the perfect excuse to add some must-see spots to your 2019 wanderlust list. And, in keeping with the day’s theme, they’re all blue.From the world-famous Blue Lagoon in Iceland to gram-worthy tiles in Porto, feast your eyes on some of the most awe-inspiring spots across the globe.Hands up, who else is already reaching for their passport?Have we missed your favourite blue spot? Let us know in the comments below.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 10 best Airbnbs revealed, from a tropical treehouse in Bali to a Moroccan palace From Hawaii’s forbidden zone to the Great Wall of China: The world’s most Instagrammed stairs revealedWhat is Blue Monday and is it real?
Italy's newly-approved budget includes the introduction of an entrance tax for tourists who visit Venice. According to Euronews, at present visitors pay a charge of one euro-fifty-cents each for every night spent in a hotel or rented
As the year draws to a close, we’re desperately trying to squeeze a last-minute getaway in before the inevitable Christmas crush.But with festive flight deals invading our inbox, it can prove impossible to know where to kick-start our holiday planning.Thankfully, we’ve tracked down the 20 most searched-for holiday destinations of 2018 so you can finally cross off one of the hot spots you didn’t get a chance to see (or ‘gram) this year.Family favourites Cyprus, Malta and Benidorm proved popular in 2018 with Tenerife unsurprisingly stealing the top spot.When it comes to chic city breaks, Amsterdam played host to countless Brits alongside Dublin, Barcelona and Rome.Those itching for adventure were scouring the Internet for all things Aussie (we’re pretty sure Harry and Meghan have something to do with our newfound wanderlust).So if you’re itching to escape the manic run-up to Christmas, look no further for inspiration as we count down this year’s most searched-for holiday destinations from New York to Thailand.How many have you visited?Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The most ridiculously expensive hotels in the UK – are they worth it?15 of the best campsites in EuropeThe best British destinations for a weekend away
Forget ‘close proximity to the beach’ or ‘sea views’ – when planning a trip, the number one request on every millennial‘s wish list is that it must be Insta-worthy.Gone are the days when we’d pop into our local travel agents to flick through the latest brochures, as the social media platform is now our go-to source of inspiration.Globe-trotters have been busy documenting every aspect of their holiday via their feed in recent years and so it comes as no surprise to learn that some seriously gram-worthy steps have been given the filter treatment.From the Great Wall of China to Hawaii’s forbidden Haiku stairs, these are the world’s most Instagrammed steps – with a grand total of two million posts in the bag.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 10 best Airbnbs revealed, from a tropical treehouse in Bali to a Moroccan palaceCosy city breaks guaranteed to get you excited for autumnThe best British destinations for a weekend away this autumn
If you had to name the global cities which get the largest number of visitors each year, you'd probably think it wasn't too hard. You might say New York, Tokyo or Hong Kong - maybe even Barcelona - but surprisingly none of those feature
Each year, people toss as much as $1.2 million worth of coins into Rome's Trevi Fountain, and the city is reportedly thinking about using that money as a revenue flow. See also: Price hike for holiday currency will bite instantly for
Drivers could be breaking the law abroad because of incorrect kit Varying motoring rules and requirements in each European country mean that many drivers may be breaking the law when driving on the continent this