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The most offensive gestures around the world revealed in infogaphic

Never jerk your forearm in France or cross your arms while in FinlandIn India, it's extremely offensive to show the sole of your shoe or ...

Striking scenery, wild weather and the perfect walking break: No wonder the Lake District inspired writers, poets and philosophers 

By Rebecca Evans for MailOnline Published: 06:57 EST, 18 March 2015 | Updated: 09:25 EST, 18 March 2015 ...

Airport staff discover mother smuggling baby onto plane in a BACKPACK after spotting unusual form in X-ray scanner

The two-month-old infant did not have the correct immigration papers to leave the Philippines for Papua New GuineaThe nursing graduate, 25, concealed her son in a backpackStaff ...

Qatar Airways boss shames 'drunk' air stewardess by emailing photo to staff

Vice president Rossen Dimitrov sends out mass email regarding incidentPhoto shows woman laid on floor outside her room, allegedly intoxicatedMr Dimitrov says he is 'so ...

The scariest ways that air travel affects your health

When it comes to flying, there are plenty of health concerns to look out forDue to the lack of cabin air humidity, dehydration and swelling ...

Spirit Airlines celebrates 69th plane acquisition with cheeky ad campaign

To celebrate their newest aircraft, Spirit is offering $69 roundtrip faresAnnounced the promotion with several emails full of sexual innuendoSome customers have complained that the ...

Florida couple celebrate 100th cruise on SAME Carnival Sensation ship

Bernard and Janice Caffary made their first voyage on the Carnival Sensation back in 2003They say the friendly staff and quality of food and entertainment are major ...

TripAdvisor reviews left by disappointed Beatles fans after visiting Abbey Road

Legendary band used the scene for their 11th studio albumBut visitors to Grade II listed location put off by traffic at locationOne user warns fellow ...

Isabella Bird braved malaria, floods and wars to trek across China in 1894

From 1894 to 1897 the Victorian explorer trekked across ChinaIsabella Bird's iconic work The Yangtze and Beyond was published in 1899Became famous travel writer aged ...

And baby came too... A relaxing trip to Costa Rica is living proof that long-haul travel with a toddler doesn't have to be a nightmare

Tal Gottesman braved a long-haul flight to Costa Rica with baby in tow The young family stayed at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo ResortCosta Rica experience differed ...

The most beautiful airport approaches in the world

Barra Airport, in Scotland has been selected as one of the world's most stunning airport approachesThe Outer Hebrides airport handled 10,560 passengers last year ...

African wildlife photograph to be documented in Kym and Tonya Illman's new book 

Kym and Tonya Illman from Australia used various techniques to photograph wildlife at its most naturalThey plan to feature more than 140 of their finest ...

Inside Spain's shockingly underpopulated region Molina de Aragon

Near Molina de Aragon in Central Eastern Spain, there are only 1.63 inhabitants for every square kilometreExperts warn that this number may even be too ...

Britons more likely to watch TV or read than have sex in hotel rooms

More Brits would rather watch TV than make love while on holiday Over a third of us ditch our pajamas and sleep in the nude The results ...

Wake up to the Grand Prix with an Maylaysian apartment INSIDE Sepang circuit track

Enjoy unbeatable views of the world's fastest car engines at Sepang TrackThe open plan apartment sleeps four and has a kitchen for race snacksYou will ...

Excited baby elephant dives head first into bath and splashes about before running away with hose

Elephant snags its leg off the side of the bath, trips up and falls into itSplashes about on its head with its leg in the ...

Photographer Rehahn captures the beauty of Vietnamese secret smiles

French photographer Rehahn has spent seven years travelling round Vietnam on his motorbikeHe captured the 'happiest country in the world' through a project of their ...

Now that's a snarl-up! Car caught in awkward traffic jam between elephant and pride of lions on South African safari

A motorist got up close and personal to the wild creatures when it was sandwiched during a safariThe photographs, taken by another car, show ...

Jet Airways cabin flooded by 'foul urine-like' liquid on flight from Delhi to London

Passengers, including infant children, endured the pungent smell for hoursAmrita Jaurre snapped photos as water flowed into the aisles and rowsCabin crew tried to contain ...

Why P&O's Britannia is quintessentially British

Yesterday Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth christened Britain’s largest cruise ship among great pomp and pageantry Much lauded £473million vessel boasts largest union jack ever painted and ...

United Airlines flight attendant tried to get breastfeeding mum to cover up

Kristen Hilderman was flying from Houston to Vancouver with her familyShe said she was breastfeeding her son as the plane taxied to a runwayA flight ...

Tourist thought Cambridge University Japanese artefacts were free souvenirs

Artefacts were on display at the Kaetsu Educational and Cultural CentreStaff launched a search for the wooden plaque and replica textbookThey were loaned to the ...

Photographer captures stunning aerial snaps of London using an iPhone

Christian Barrett snapped the photos as his flight traveller over the capital en route to London Heathrow AirportThe snaps offer a bird's eye view of ...

The dumbest things tourists do range from defacing historic sites and kidnapping a llama

From being fined to being imprisoned, tourists often regret their actionsChinese government has even published 'tourist etiquette' rulesMailOnline Travel takes a look at some of ...

Inside The Bellslea Hills Pet Hotel and Spa

The Bellslea Hills Pet Hotel and Spa in Scotland opened yesterdayPampered pooches can enjoy spa treatments and the splash pool Each suite has a webcam so ...

Somaliland boasts 528 miles beach and great relics, yet isn't booming

Somaliland has been self-declared independent since 1991 but it is still not recognised internationallyThe Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to Somalia, including ...

How European hotels earn a five-star rating

71 per cent of people don't realise there is no uniform hotel rating systemEach country has its own way of deciding what makes a five-star ...

Skiers in Italy are rescued from stationery ski lift after tree falls on cables

The video shows a rescuer attached to the cabin prising open the doorsBefore attaching a woman to a harness and lowering her to safetyThe skiers ...

Thief Hole cottages provide perfect base for exploring unspoiled corner of England

By Adrian Lowery For Mailonline Published: 12:50 EST, 10 March 2015 | Updated: 13:29 EST, 10 March 2015 ...

How to do Disney with the cheapest tickets and avoiding the cash traps

A holiday to Disney can appear out of reach for some families on a budgetThere are ways to keep costs down including dining cards, camping ...

Grand cruise ship Britannia finally unveiled... and she really does rule the waves

Boasting 15 passenger decks, 13 bars and 13 places to eat, the £473 million Britannia has a three-tier atrium, a 936-seat theatreThe Queen initiated the ...

Ryanair to become first airline to use Spain's 'ghost airport'

Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport has been empty since it opened in 2011Spanish media said Ryanair will operate flights starting this EasterIt will fly to Castellon from ...

On board the SALT superyacht with unrivalled ocean views

SALT is the latest superyacht concept by US based designer Lujac DesautelLiving quarter in the form of a centrally located glass box that can become ...

Disabled grandmother awarded £13,500 by First Choice after falling seriously ill at Egypt holiday resort where 72 other guests, including 32 children, also received pay-out for illness

Glenis Ludlow, 71, stayed at the four-star Tropicana Splash Resort in Sharm El-SheikhOnly three days into holiday, she fell ill with severe vomiting and diarrhoeaGrandmother awarded ...

WestJet flight attendant performs 'Uptown Funk' dance moves before take-off

Lady dances along to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars hit 'Uptown Funk'Judging by the lady's uniform she works for Canada's WestJet AirlinesAccording to original video ...

Hong Kong Airlines flight forced to make emergency landing after bomb threat

Flight HX337 was carrying 295 people from Beijing to Hong KongIt was forced to make an emergency landing at an airport in WuhanAirline said it received ...

'Overworked' tourist elephant drops dead of exhaustion in Vietnam

Vietnamese media said the 40-year-old elephant died of exhaustionIt was being used to entertain tourists in Dak Lak provinceAuthorities said there are only 50 tamed ...

Castles of King Edward I, Wales

In a land of castles, Harlech, Conwy, Caernarfon and Beaumaris stand out for their sheer scale and sophistication. Well preserved, atmospheric and enormous they represent ... Full story

Wookey Hole

Somerset is a land of mysteries renowned for its stone circles and monuments (including Stonehenge), crossing ley lines and Arthurian legends and of course, Wookey ... Full story

Dorset and East Devon Coast

The Dorset and East Devon Coast , also known as The Jurassic Coast was the first ever site to be inscribed as a 'natural' World ... Full story

Stratford-upon-Avon

The perfect mix of old and newSituated on the River Avon in the Heart of England, the most well known Stratford-upon-Avon attractions include the most ... Full story

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