OSAKA, Japan — The 1,000-year-old pilgrimage to the Kumano Sanzen — the three great Shinto shrines on Japan’s Kii Peninsula south of Osaka — was once so popular that “like ants on the Kumano pilg
ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are engaged in legal battles with the county appraiser and tax collector regarding what their massive properties are worth. The theme
You could say Ojai is the town built on tangerines, but that wouldn't be entirely true. The resort spa town roughly 90 miles northwest of downtown L.A. was well-established before the citrus star
Tiny houses have come to a campground near Oregon’s Mount Hood and will debut this May in Central Washington’s Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth.
In Hawaiian culture, images of curling waves, hibiscus and geometric patterns are repeated on cloth, mats and even skin. The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu culled from its roughly 25 mil
With new buildings and constant hiring of new employees, these companies are transforming the valley.
Dig out those bell bottoms – it's the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love.
Texas-style barbecue runs in LeAnn Mueller's family, and her la Barbecue fare shows it.
They take their food seriously in the city of Segovia - not least their signature dish, suckling pig. It isn't low-fat, but you walk off the calories on the steep streets, says Laura Freeman.
In the 1930s, New York mums would suspend babies in cages outside windows to give them 'fresh air', while in Britain a gas-proof pram was invented for babies ahead of World War II.
Cheshire has a certain gaudy reputation - but look more closely and you find stately homes, as well as boutique accommodation options in old farm buildings. Kate Watkins is seduced.
St Kitts is a quiet Caribbean island at the best of times - a nugget of calm tucked away to the west of Antigua. But this process goes further at the idyllic Belle Mont Farm, says Agnes May.
See family trips from a younger perspective. A 360 slideshow with vacations in California, Paris, China and beyond.
Communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth.
Whether you’ve dreamt of going to a Grand Prix or soaking in the atmosphere at a carnival, seeing the ballet in St Petersburg or learning the tea ceremony in Japan, there is a cruise for you reveal
New and improved family-friendly hotels and resorts in the United States and abroad offer access to adventures in wild places and milder alternatives, too.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The landmark Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy will close for up to four years starting next summer for major restoration work. The academy said Wednesday the project i
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A judge rejected opponents' latest attempt to stall California's $64 billion high-speed rail project Wednesday, but will consider their arguments before the state issues voter-app
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Shelby the seal is now a senior citizen of Southern California's Aquarium of the Pacific. Children and adults wished Shelby a happy 21st birthday Wednesday and she was served a "
Our March Reader’s Lens contest winner caught this image of downtown Seattle all wrapped up in a rainbow.
DENVER - The nation's only airport-to-ski slope train connection was a hit with tourists this season, and is going to keep running from Denver to Winter Park Resort for the foreseeable future. Amtrak
Concept designs for ‘The Big Bend’, a curved tower that would transform Manhattan’s skyline, have been unveiled. Stretching 4,000 feet, the slender skyscraper would straddle Billionaire's Row.
Mystery surrounds a pilot who was nowhere to be found when a plane that took off in Ann Arbor, Michigan, crashed in Ontario, Canada, investigators said.
LISBON, Portugal - Have you ever heard a song so tender and soulful it brought you to tears, even though you couldn't understand a word? That's how I feel about fado, a Portuguese folk music traditio
At its 2017 winter maximum, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean covered just 14.49 million square kilometres (5.59 million square miles) on Feb. 22, almost the size of Russia
The incident happened on January 7, when an Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet (pictured) carrying nine people over the Arabian sea flew about 1,000ft below an Emirates Airbus A380-800.
Seven people were injured today when an Italian train derailed as it pulled out of the station in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland.
New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine is inviting the public to enjoy the fruits of its labor — "The Barberini Tapestries, Scenes from the Life of Christ," which once graced the Vatican and Eur
NEW YORK (AP) — Think your home furnishings are a dust magnet? New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine just spent 16 years cleaning and conserving its rare, supersize wall hangings. Now the
PORTO, Portugal - I was lost, looking for port wine caves dug into hills across the bridge from Porto. I trudged up a hill and rounded a blind corner, sidling against a stone wall to avoid tour buses
A long splashy rope of a waterfall, Elowah drops 289 feet into an amphitheater of layered basalt, kicking mist into a mossy forest populated with boulders.
Two brothers help revive the Blue City.
Apart from visits to all inclusive resorts, it seems every tourist to Cuba does the same three things: Tour the capital city of Havana, visit the charming colonial town of Trinidad, and commune with n
Travellers who have been the prey of scammers in destinations including Bali, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Shanghai, have shared in an online thread, the tactics used to distract them to steal their po
MailOnline Travel has rounded up a selection of animals found in strange predicaments, including an alligator at a door in South Carolina and a deer in a Wisconsin motel room.
Now you can cap off a late night in Vegas with something different: a little axe-throwing. Anyone can tap their inner Celt, Viking or lumberjack at a new indoor facility called Axe Monkeys, which
Andrew Trace, from London, and William Drumm, from Colorado, spent two days getting up close and personal with the terrifying predators in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico, before sharing their snaps.
These portraits have all been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, capturing everything from tribes in West Africa to Syrian refugees.
Chefs across the country are giving plant-based burgers a place on the menu.
Is it really only for thrill-seekers who also happen to be uber-fit athletes?
Joining up with the Great Loop, an intricate route that transforms half the United States into an island.
This gargantuan shrine to democracy has never felt so surreal.
For a 3-year-old boy on a family trip, the airport itself is the destination.
The hotels of Central Florida topped the 80 percent mark for occupancy rates in February, according to a company that tracks the hospitality industry. That represents a 2.8 percent increase from Febru
With the news that surfing is to become an addition to the 2020 Tokyo games, where better for aspiring Olympians to brush up on their skills than Newquay, on our very own Duchy coastline?
William Hanson's plea was prompted by a group of women disturbing his preparation for a talk on table knives. When they sprayed Champagne on his knitwear, that was the final straw.
Northern Ireland’s castles, woods, lakes, forests, mountains and moorlands keep drawing the production team behind Game of Thrones back. Gareth Huw Davies explores these locations.
Whether you wish to get to the heart of a favourite European country or discover new destinations farther afield, The Mail on Sunday has picked some of the best cruises to book now.
In nine days Alexandra Genova covered just over 2,000 miles of the Golden State and experienced the most dramatically different terrains she'd ever encountered in one holiday.
Ibiza’s Hotel Es Vivé is a brilliant – and brilliant white - art deco hotel that remains one of Trip Adviser’s top-rated venues for the famous party island.
NEW YORK (AP) — As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your ratty shoes at the secu
Michael Solomonov, the chef at Zahav in Philadelphia, is the host of a new documentary film on Israel and its dynamic food scene.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s aviation authority has suspended three air traffic controllers, including one who fell asleep while on duty, for causing delays for two flights. The Civil Aviati
State Fish and Wildlife has approved the next round of coastal razor clam digs that begin Friday (March 24), but the downside is a spike in marine toxin levels at Twin Harbors has cancelled digging u
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story March 21, The Associated Press reported that an exception within new Utah liquor legislation would allow restaurants to seat children closer to the bar if there are n
WASHINGTON - U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights wasn't based on any specific threat but on longstanding conce
HONOLULU - The Latest on Hawaii asking a federal judge to issue an injunction blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Hawaii is taking its lawsuit challenging Presi
A national promotional tour in support of the upcoming Disney-Pixar film “Cars 3” will begin Thursday at Walt Disney World. The “Road to the Races” tour will spend four days at Disney Springs, accordi
The pioneering cookbook author, who has Alzheimer’s disease, no longer cooks much. But a special diet and persistence keep her as kinetic as ever.
Britain will trigger Article 50 to leave the EU on 29 March. She and her EU partners could, and should, guarantee the rights of their citizens living abroad – including tens of thousands of Slovaks in
The Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses has been put on the list of non-governmental and religious organizations whose activity has been suspended for extremism
My daughter's college essay reminded me that kids watch us, and that's how they learn to be adults. This especially holds true for times of hardship, be it financial or emotional.
The former congressman recalls his drug-fueled downfall and wonders what lies ahead for future pols.
"We got to do a jokey thing,” said Maslany. “But we all felt so passionately"
A whopping 153,000 cars were built in the UK last month, which is 11,000 more than February 2016. However, just 34,000 of the vehicles made in Britain stayed in Britain as home demand fell by 7%.
A five-pound note was sold on eBay for £60,100, but now the auction is over, the winning bidder has failed to stump up the cash. So what happens next? Can they be forced to pay?
The rate of branch closures is expected to reach record levels this year, with some 423 bank and building society branches axed or put on notice to close by the end of January.
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote Thursday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, there’s a new estimate of the cost of one of its hidden provisions, a rollback of rules designed to res
A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface Thursday nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast. The reappearance of the vesse
Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I guarantee that the Russians have not influenced my rankings at all. Comparing the teams Continuing each wee
Looked at logically, "T2 Trainspotting" should not work as well as it does. In fact, it shouldn't work at all. But up there on the screen, where it matters, the dark magic remains intact and logic
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New revelations rock House investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 campaign March 23, 2017, 8:10 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: The Trump transiti