Iconic lake back after vanishing for decade

                                        Dirty Dancing

                                        A mysterious lake made famous by the film Dirty Dancing has astonished scientists by refilling with water, 12 years after it disappeared.

                                        Get paid $30K to hike and drink beer

                                        Hikers at McAfee Knob on Appalachian Trail in Virginia

                                        It sounds like a job almost too good to be true. But if going for a 3500km hike while throwing back a few cold ones sounds like a dream, you may be in luck.

                                        Why a stay in this hotel will cost $1.5m

                                        The stunning property is up for rent for the month of Summer.

                                        Complete with a chef and housekeeping staff, this luxury hotel is hoping to rent out the entire property for an eye-watering amount – but a stay comes with a catch.

                                        Eerie look inside abandoned theme park

                                        Supplied  Abandoned Wild Waters Water Park in Florida. Picture: Abandoned
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                                        To look at it now, it’s hard to imagine Hollywood blockbusters like Tarzan and Thunderball were once filmed in this abandoned theme park.

                                        'Utter carnage': Doctor's desperate letter

                                        The UK

                                        Live A furious doctor has written to Britain's politicians, describing the "shocking" conditions in Britain's hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak.

                                        Why I moved to the edge of the world

                                        It's easy to see why it's America's worst-dressed city. This look lasted five minutes. Picture: Kirrily Schwarz

                                        I quit my job, packed my bags and flew almost as far north as I could go. Two months later, I’m wondering if I made some serious tactical errors.

                                        $150m Insta hotspot in middle of nowhere

                                        $150m Insta hotspot in middle of nowhere. Picture: Google Maps

                                        Would you travel 35 hours to reach a remote island, just to get a perfect photo? Luxe travel group Club Med think so — but is it really worth the trek?

                                        Underwater nature wedding shot stuns

                                        Kimber Greenwood's untitled wedding photo. Picture: Kimber Greenwood/

                                        This stunning photo of a newly married couple took wedding photography to a whole new level – and got a nod in a major international prize.

                                        Why couple refuse to leave island

                                        Map of the Little Bay Islands in Newfoundland, Canada. Picture: Washington Post.

                                        Having always dreamt of moving to the Little Bay of Islands, this couple never expected to be the regions last inhabitants.

                                        Surprising discovery in old suitcase

                                        The man was able to track down the woman and return the cheques.

                                        After buying a suitcase from a local op shop, this man never expected to find a bundle of paper worth more than $16k in a hidden pocket.

                                        Best things to do in Hawaii

                                        Whether you’re travelling with your significant other or the whole family, or heading over on your own, these are some of the top experiences to have in the Aloha State.

                                        A guide to the islands of Hawaii

                                        Sunset on Maui beach hawaii

                                        From the glamour of Oahu to the beaches of Maui, the natural beauty of Kauai and the volcanoes of the Big Island: here’s your guide to the Hawaiian Islands.

                                        This is when you should travel to Hawaii

                                        Golden hour sunset along Waikiki Beach

                                        It’s one of our most popular international destinations to visit, but when it comes to visiting Hawaii – there’s certain months you should watch out for.

                                        Inside America’s ‘insane’ new mega mall

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                                        America’s newest mega mall – the largest of its kind in US history – has officially opened, featuring roller coasters, ski slopes, an ice-skating rink and more.

                                        ‘Zero stars’: Shockingly scathing review

                                        The restaurant is an institution for steaks and burgers.

                                        The New York Times has ripped into a foodie institution, calling the waiters rude and the food dreadful in a blistering review.

                                        Couple’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ find at dinner

                                        The tiny pearl found inside the oyster.

                                        A couple visiting a popular restaurant in New Jersey have made an extremely rare find while sitting down to a romantic dinner.

                                        Hollywood actor falls for ticket scam

                                        The Baldwin family still made it to see the Statue of Liberty.

                                        Alec Baldwin has fallen for an expensive ticket scam most locals know to avoid. But looking at his ticket, it’s an easy mistake to make.

                                        Huge thing I got wrong about LA

                                        Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, CA

                                        I always thought it was impossible to do anything in Los Angeles without a car. Turns out, I was embarrassingly mistaken.

                                        Why this is the coolest city in the US

                                        Why Austin has become the city to visit on your next US trip.

                                        Forget New York or the bright lights of Los Angeles - because this quirky city where anything ‘weird goes' has become the new hotspot.

                                        Is this the world’s deadliest tourist attraction?

                                        The Grand Canyon, one of the world’s top travel destinations, will re-examine its safety policies and security after the latest death on the Skywalk.

                                        Inside America’s deadliest theme park

                                        Action Park. Photo / Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr Creative Commons

                                        It’s one of the world’s most famous theme parks — but not for a good reason. Welcome to “Action Park” where six people died in just seven years.

                                        What happened when mob ‘raided’ Area 51

                                        Two million people said they would attend today’s “storming” of super-secret military base Area 51 — but what really happened surprised everyone.

                                        Historic discovery on popular beach

                                        Union Forces were based in the area during the Civil War. Picture: Rocky Burke, deputy director of public safety, City of Folly Beach???????.

                                        In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the wild weather has exposed two historic items discovered by passers-by on a popular beach.

                                        Volleyball player’s horror cliff fall filmed

                                        Heather fell 15m down a waterfall.

                                        Terrifying video taken by a woman’s GoPro camera shows the moment she falls 15 metres down a waterfall while hiking in Hawaii.

                                        How this picture ruined a tourist hot spot

                                        Hordes of Instagrammers are killing California’s flowers

                                        It’s the phenomenal hill so vibrant, you could see it from outer space. But now an influx of influencers have forced this spot to close down.

                                        Awkward problem with Disney merch

                                        Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Walt Disney World Resort Opening

                                        People are going wild for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise at Disneyland, but they’re facing an unexpected problem.

                                        Bizarre ‘hotel’ set to launch at Disneyland

                                        A new Star Wars hotel: The Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests to board the Halcyon.

                                        Visitors to Disney’s Star Wars-themed land will now be able to spend even more time in a galaxy far, far away — in a themed hotel.

                                        12yo’s surprise discovery in creek

                                        Experts have confirmed that the tooth is from a woolly mammoth, according to the Inn at Honey Run. Picture: The Inn at Honey Run.

                                        A young boy on holiday with his family has made a stunning find while exploring a creek bed on the grounds of the resort.

                                        Statue of Liberty inscription sparks row

                                        Staten Island Ferry and Statue of Liberty, New York.

                                        The heartwarming poem written on the Statue of Liberty is beloved as a beacon of hope for immigrants, but one Trump official’s interpretation has sparked a political row.

                                        The summer party that’s ‘hell on earth’

                                        Tourists say this summer pool access isn't worth the wait.

                                        Filled with booze and lots of bikinis, these parties are quickly becoming the place to be during summer. But locals say a visit isn’t worth the wait - or pricetag.

                                        Neighbours war over house paint job

                                        This house has caused a neighbourhood war

                                        While it may look like a quirky house at a popular beach spot, this abode has caused a massive feud between neighbours.

                                        Big lie behind world’s best beach

                                        The stunning clear waters in Tulum are no more.

                                        For years, this tourist hotspot has relied on a simple, effective formula. Good food, cheap booze and the world’s best beaches. The latter is now a lie.

                                        Horror as beast sends girl flying

                                        The girl went flying three metres in the air.

                                        Shocking footage shows a bull bison striking a young girl and throwing her several metres into the air in front of terrified onlookers.

                                        Secret band spying on Disneyland guests

                                        Disney honchos are using the park’s wearable “MagicBands” and smartphone apps to reportedly spy on guests.

                                        The “Happiest Place on Earth” has also become the most watched, with a new MagicBand reportedly spying on guests at the theme park.

                                        This ‘illegal’ beer can has been banned

                                        The beer that has been banned.

                                        A beer brand popular in the US has been banned from retailing in one state because of a picture plastered on the front of the can.

                                        Brutal reality of life in ‘perfect town’

                                        Coral Springs, Florida, USA. Two story homes in Florida. Image by Alan Schein Photography/CORBIS 
Published as town of Celebration, Florida, USA.

                                        Twenty-three years ago, a company tried to create the ideal town. But there was a very dark undercurrent simmering beneath the dream.

                                        Brutal sign wins over the internet

                                        CVT Soft Serve in Los Angeles has had enough with influencers visiting their truck looking for a free ice cream.

                                        The owner of an ice cream company has had enough of influencers. Now, he’s launched a new “policy” and it has won over social media.

                                        Canada’s stunning new whale ban

                                        FILE: Tilikum, The Orca Featured In "Blackfish" Has Died

                                        In a new bill hailed as a huge win for animal activists, Canada has passed a law banning whales and dolphins from being bred or held in captivity.

                                        Hotel worker’s stunning response to slur

                                        The man was called a racial slur before telling the woman she couldn't stay at the hotel.

                                        A 26-year-old has gone viral after shutting down a guest who used a racial slur against him when she tried to book a room at his hotel.

                                        US visas to require social media links

                                        Supplied  border security

                                        Australians who need a visa to get into the US are set to be affected by tough new requirements by the Trump Administration.

                                        ‘Sick’ Diana theme park attraction

                                        Princess Diana at Awards Ceremony

                                        A theme park’s bizarre attraction based on Princess Diana’s death has been slammed as a horrific attempt to cash in on the tragedy.

                                        CCTV shows gunmen shooting at tourists

                                        Gangsters open fire on popular tourist hotspot. Picture: CEN/Australscope

                                        CCTV shows two gunmen calmly walk up to a bar — then — with no hesitation, they open fire. WARNING: Disturbing images

                                        Free house has ‘godawful’ catch

                                        If you’ve ever dreamt of turning your holiday into a permanent relocation, this house could be the best — or the worst — way of doing it.

                                        Other side to America’s biggest party

                                        The Parade   New Orleans  Mardi Gras.

                                        When we visited a hedonistic epicentre of wild, year-round partying, the last thing we expected was to fall for something totally different.

                                        You can stay at a tequila hotel

                                        Tequila hotel.

                                        The Matices Hotel de Barricas in Mexico is a hotel located among a tequila distillery in a town that’s literally named Tequila.

                                        A real floating taco bar exists

                                        Welcome to floating Carribean heaven. Source: Facebook

                                        There’s lots to taco about in the Caribbean! This new floating bar lets you bask in crystal clear waters with a cocktail and taco in hand.

                                        Cruel divide in America’s south

                                        U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., points to where he and others were beaten 48 years ago when they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge during a civil rights march in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 3, 2013. At rear is Vice President Joe Biden. At left is U/S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., Jesse Jackson is second from left. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

                                        Travellers love to visit the old-fashioned diners, magnificent plantations and grand old buildings, but there’s a dark edge to this road trip.

                                        Hosties accused of ‘secret code’ scam

                                        Back view of flight attendant standing in an airplane and demonstrating a emergency exits before taking off.

                                        Flight attendants from United Airlines have been accused of manipulating the company, selling cushier flight routes to one another for profit.

                                        What Aussies don’t get about America

                                        Lyft Prepares For Initial Public Offering

                                        After a year living in the beating heart of the United States, I learnt one thing: this nation Australians love is more complicated than we realise.

                                        World’s most talked about burger

                                        The Impossible 2.0 burger is made entirely from plants. Picture: Impossible Foods

                                        After years of development, this burger was released in January and is being hailed as a true game changer. So what’s so special about it?

                                        Passenger’s note stuns border control

                                        This handwritten note from an anonymous traveller was sent to the border officials, along with a $10 note. Picture:

                                        Customs officers have seen plenty of strange things at work but the contents of an envelope, including this handwritten letter, was on another level.

                                        Hidden spot putting Australia to shame

                                        Palm Springs Simone Mitchell story

                                        Splurging on items you can’t get at home is many of our favourite things about holidays. And this little-known destination is better than anywhere.

                                        Why this should be on your travel bucket list

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                                        Spectacular year-round weather and a little old Hollywood razzle dazzle … if it’s not already, this travel destination should be on your radar.

                                        Alcatraz fugitives ‘beat this place’

                                        Three Alcatraz inmates who pulled off one of the most infamous escapes in history have never been found. One of their cell mates says he knows why.

                                        Inside LA’s fanciest marijuana store

                                        Inside the MedMen store in West Hollywood.

                                        Touch screens, security guards and an endless amount of marijuana. Here’s what it’s like inside the fanciest cannabis store in LA.

                                        Jogger kills lion with bare hands

                                        The man survived the life-and-death struggle.

                                        A man desperate to survive has strangled a mountain lion in self-defence while exercising at a popular national park.

                                        Tourist’s organs ‘stolen’ in Mexico

                                        A tourist died in a Mexican hospital, before his heart, brain and stomach were removed.

                                        The body of a Korean man who died in Mexico was returned to his wife ‘without brain, stomach and heart.’ His widow is now petitioning authorities to return her husband’s organs.

                                        Big mistake Aussies make in the US

                                        USA Vector Map with Navigational Icons

                                        They are the iconic sights we’ve been told not to miss out on. But there is a problem with following this advice.

                                        Weird trick Disney World plays on us

                                        Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 45th Anniversary to Colorful Fanfare

                                        There are certain things the famous theme park doesn’t want its guests to see. And this is the secret way it pulls that off.

                                        Inside Disney’s creepiest theme park

                                        When this park opened, thousands of joyous families flocked to it every day. Now it’s an abandoned wasteland — with a chilling backstory.

                                        Crazy history behind travel hotspot

                                        Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

                                        North Carolina is loved for its stunning mountain landscape and hearty Southern food, but behind its unparalleled beauty, deep in the mountains, it holds a secret.

                                        American road trip you need to take

                                        Ozark Mountains Overlook

                                        Forget Route 66 or the California coastline, this is the greatest United States travel secret you need to experience.

                                        MasterChef star’s big NYC move

                                        ONE-TIME USE ONLY. Dan Churchill, centre, and the staff at Charley St in New York's SoHo neighbourhood. Picture: Supplied

                                        He was once a MasterChef Australia contestant but Dan Churchill has now opened up one of the hottest cafes in New York.

                                        Reality of one of world’s scariest cities

                                        12th Global Action For Ayotzinapa

                                        Kidnappings. Armed robberies. Sexual assaults. Deaths in broad daylight. Why would anyone come here? This is why.

                                        Secrets of mysterious shipwreck revealed

                                        AN EXCITING discovery of a doomed ship that had laid buried out of sight for 200 years in a famous lake could end up rewriting history.

                                        Surprising truth about New York City

                                        AN UNHAPPY journalist has penned an epic 13,500-word tirade about his once-great city, branding it a ‘pathetic imitation of what it once was’.

                                        Women stranded on inflatable unicorn

                                        The women had to be rescued by police. Picture: Chisago County Office

                                        A GROUP of women have laughed their way back onto land after police officers spotted them stranded on a giant, inflatable unicorn.

                                        Shipwreck may solve 250-year mystery

                                        OCTOBER 8, 1999 : Stern at Newport wreck site 08/10/99 which is believed to be that of explorer Cook's Endeavour. 
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                                        A SHIPWRECK lying off North America for more than two centuries may hold clues to one of Australia’s greatest mysteries.

                                        Museum pulls T-shirt after backlash

                                        A MUSEUM is in hot water and has been forced to backflip after complaints about its latest Trump-related merchandise.

                                        What no one told me about tourist hotspot

                                        Tulum Mexico for Escape. Picture: Sangeeta Kocharekar

                                        IT’S the destination on everyone’s lips right now thanks to its white sand beaches, new age vibe and jungle shrouded restaurants but this Aussie never expected this.

                                        City where ‘poor’ people earn $159k

                                        City Views from Steiner Street San Francisco - houses o/seas terraced housing terraces travel skyline usa

                                        THERE’S a city that makes Sydney property prices look like a bargain, where households earning six-figure salaries are considered “low income”.

                                        The real reason Americans love us

                                        New York City's famous skyline

                                        WE’RE brash and often impolite. But that’s the precise reason Australians are succeeding in huge numbers in New York.

                                        Hidden ancient temple uncovered

                                        Picture: National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)

                                        HUNDREDS of people were killed when an earthquake struck this region but it also uncovered an intriguing site; an ancient Aztec temple nestled inside a pyramid.

                                        Surprising truth about famous icons

                                        STATUE OF LIBERTY - LIBERTY ISLAND, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/07/04: Liberty Island was evacuated because of a person climbing the Statue of Liberty's base on the Fourth of July shortly after seven protesters who unfurled an "Abolish ICE" banner from the statue's pedestal calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement were arrested. (Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

                                        THEY are the iconic spots known across the world. But the real stories behind these places may not be as well known.

                                        Tourists cop it over ‘stupid’ photo

                                        THIS couple snapped an incredible image as a plane came in to land overhead. They didn’t expect the swift backlash.

                                        The New York you won’t get to see

                                        Watermain break on 7th Ave disrupts IRT subway service

                                        BENEATH the bustling city are abandoned tunnels and stations that harbour secrets of gruesome deaths, fame and alienation.

                                        ‘Secret’ island an hour from LA

                                        Catalina Island is a surprising find, just an hour from LA

                                        IT’S got private beaches, a mild climate, and a harbour dotted with boats. But this gorgeous island is nowhere near the Mediterranean.

                                        ‘I went to an adults-only topless resort’

                                        Temptation Island. Picture: Temptation Island

                                        IT’S a hotel known for its “adults-only sensual fun”, so we went to check it out and found a lot of surprises. WARNING: Contains nudity.

                                        Nudist campground looking for lifeguard

                                        The perfect summer job no one wants. Picture: IStock

                                        THE private camping ground has taken to social media to fill the role but it’s struggling to find applicants.

                                        Blogger reveals sneaky trick

                                        "There I am in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle." Picture: The Slow Traveler

                                        SOCIAL media “influencer” Carolyn Stritch stunned her 190,000 followers with a Disneyland photo. It turns out that all was not what it seemed.

                                        18,000 teens go wild on tiny island

                                        People celebrate on the beach at Clayton's Beach Bar and Grill in South Padre Island. Picture: EPA/Larry W. Smith

                                        A RESORT has been transformed into a hedonist’s paradise as thousands of students indulge in a booze-fuelled orgy of sun, sea and sex.

                                        Dark history of ‘portal to hell’ in lake

                                        Swimmers amazed after finding a large hole in the middle of a lake. Picture

                                        A GIANT hole that’s suddenly appeared in the middle of a lake looks like the gateway to a watery underworld. Here is what’s really going on.

                                        Helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

                                        Supplied Editorial Papillon Helicopters

                                        A SIGHTSEEING tour of the Grand Canyon turned to tragedy when a helicopter crashed, killing three passengers and critically injuring four others.

                                        World’s biggest underwater cave discovered

                                        A scuba diver looks at an animal skull at Sac Aktun underwater cave system during exploration as part of the Gran Acuifero Maya Project near Tulum, in Quintana Roo state, Mexico February 12, 2014. Picture: Gran Acuifero Maya Project [GAM]/Reuters

                                        DIVERS have just stumbled upon what is considered the world’s biggest cave system deep beneath the water’s surface, and it’s incredible.

                                        Small town ruined by Google Maps

                                        A policeman pulls over a driver for speeding, standing next to the car as the man inside hands him an identifcation card through the window. The police car is in the background with the lights flashing.

                                        THANKS to a Google Maps shortcut, a small town in New Jersey says it’s now overrun with traffic. So it’s taking matters into its own hands.

                                        The clubs where phones aren’t wanted

                                        Kendall Jenner arrives at Delilah night club to celebrate her 21st birthday

                                        THEY are some of Hollywood’s most popular and hard to get into venues. But there’s one strict rule raising eyebrows.

                                        Town’s drastic decision to deter tourists

                                        Welcome to Utah road sign at the state border

                                        AFTER already witnessing a bump in tourism, a small US town has voted to maintain a historic law so more tourists don’t come.

                                        Creepy town where dead outnumber living

                                        Town where the dead outnumbers the living by a thousand to one

                                        A TINY town in California has a chilling claim to fame. The dead residents outnumber the living by a thousand to one.

                                        The newlyweds living your dream

                                        Married Van Life

                                        NO MORTGAGE, no 40-hour a week desk job and no stress. These newlyweds did what the rest of us have only fantasised about.

                                        ‘I’ve never seen this on a runway’

                                        Airport foreman spots seal sunbathing on tarmac

                                        AIRPORT foreman Scott Babcock was greeted by an unlikely, but cute, visitor when he went to clear snow on the runway.

                                        The free tickets you should never take

                                        FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, traffic makes its way down Seventh Avenue in New York's Times Square. Cruise Automation, a self-driving software company owned by General Motors, will start testing in New York in early 2018. Theya€?ll have an engineer behind the wheel to monitor performance. Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt says the densely populated city will give the company more unusual situations to test software. Cruise currently is testing in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

                                        TAKE it from these native New Yorkers — there are plenty of ways con artists try to scam tourists in the Big Apple. These are the main ones to watch out for.

                                        ‘If Mum watches this I’m screwed’

                                        Aussie Dreamlivers Alaska. Picture: Aussie Dreamlivers Alaska

                                        THREE Aussie blokes dived headfirst into the dangerous Alaskan wilderness with few plans and little preparation.

                                        Everyone loves this ‘gross’ attraction

                                        Tourists love this “disgusting” wall covered in chewing gum in Seattle

                                        PEOPLE have described it as “disgusting” but that hasn’t stopped them from naming it a “must-see” landmark.

                                        Iconic LA hallmark will soon be gone

                                        Beautiful Los Angeles Skyline with Palm Trees.

                                        ONE of Los Angeles’ most recognisable features will soon be gone — and it will change the city’s famous skyline completely.

                                        This American city will surprise you

                                        Party Night !

                                        IT was all but wiped out by a devastating hurricane 12 years ago, but this city has bounced back bigger and better than ever.

                                        How to avoid America’s food tourist traps

                                        Downtown Nashville music entertainment establishments

                                        SOUTHERN food is big right now — but there are a lot of gimmicky spots in the US wasting tourists’ time and money. Here’s how not to make that mistake.

                                        The explosion that shook the globe

                                        The Blast Zone in 2017. Picture: John Burfitt

                                        THE eruption of this volcano was one of the most devastating natural disasters of all time. Now the site offers a stunning surprise — for now.

                                        The truth about your Hawaii luggage

                                        Luggage consisting of large suitcases and rucksack isolated on white.

                                        BAGGAGE limits are never more important than when you’re heading to one of the world’s shopping capitals.

                                        New non-stop flight to the US

                                        New York, USA - October 26, 2008: The New York Stock Exchange building on Wall Street in Manhattan.

                                        AUSSIES love travelling to America. Lucky for us, United Airlines is set to launch a new daily service that will open up more than 70 cities.

                                        Dad unwittingly goes viral after flight

                                        Dad who unwittingly sat next to Nick Jonas on a flight goes viral

                                        WHEN this university student got a random pop culture question from her dad, she never would have guessed the response.



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