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    The world’s best museums revealed: New York’s Metropolitan scoops top honours in TripAdvisor awards with the UK’s V&A and Paris’s Musee d'Orsay in the top 10

    The world's very best museums have been revealed in a definitive new poll.From America and Europe to Russia and beyond, some of culture's greatest destination points have been ranked by millions of visitors from around the globe.And, once again, Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art has scooped the top accolade in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards today - for the third consecutive year. Success: Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art has scooped the top accolade - for the third consecutive yearFounded in 1870, NYC's Met - which is located on the city's Upper East Side - scored peak position thanks to its varied collection spanning ...

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    Is this finally the end of bumpy flights? Boeing to trial a long-distance LASER that will spot pesky clear-air turbulence up to 10 miles away

    It's probably the most unpleasant part of aviation.But turbulence could be a thing of the past thanks to new technology that promises to predict the type that lurks unseen - and steer planes around it.That's according to Boeing, which will be trialing remote-sensing technology that can detect clear-air turbulence early next year. New era in flying? Boeing will be trialing remote-sensing technology that can detect clear-air turbulence early next yearThe concept, which they hope could be rolled-out across all commercial carriers, comes from a seven-tear collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and has huge potential for travellers.According to ...

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    Tokyo is revealed as the cheapest long haul destination with a slap-up dinner costing £35 - while Brazil will cost more than THREE TIMES as much

    Tokyo has been revealed as the cheapest long haul destination, with an evening meal for two and wine averaging out at £35.02.The local costs of everyday items in 30 resorts or cities were compared for the annual Post Office Long Haul Holiday Report to reveal where the pound will stretch furthest. Japan's capital came out on top, while Rio de Janeiro was deemed one of the pricier places with a dinner for two coming in at £107.85. Other costly items in the South American city included lager - an average of £4.07 a bottle - and wine at £6.79 a glass. Tokyo ...

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    Dream family holiday turns into a nightmare after Thomas Cook makes flight booking blunder on £7.5k trip

    A dream family holiday turned into a nightmare for one group of travellers after Thomas Cook messed up their booking. Annette Musgrove, from Cramlington, Northumberland, was horrified when she discovered her brood were booked on to different flights following a trip to Disneyland Paris.As a result of the blunder, she was forced to fork out £2,500 on top of the £7,500 she'd already paid for the trip so everyone could be sat together. This was especially important, she said, as two of the passengers were aged three and four.  Travel woes@ Annette Musgrove and her family, including four grandchildren, planned and ...

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    Only flying with kids can hurt like this! Paloma Faith brands Gatwick Airport 'the worst EVER' in online rant over priority access for parents

    Celebrities often seem to enjoy luxury, problem-free travel.But singer Paloma Faith has publicly dispelled that myth - after confessing she suffers the exact same frustrations we do.Specifically, the chart-topper, 36, took aim at London's Gatwick Airport, last week, when she branded them 'the worst that ever existed'. Gripe: Paloma Faith, 36, bemoaned the busy transport hub to her 600,000 Twitter followersTaking to Twitter where she boasts more than 600,000 followers, the eccentric performer didn't hold back with the 4am missive.The barbed message garnered a handful of re-tweets and more than 390 shares, but seemed to be stemmed by the airport's ...

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    Toilet bowls as decoration, terrible topiary and dancing chickens: Hilarious gardening fails revealed

    Keen gardeners with a respect for nature and a passion for plants, look away now. A collection of excruciating horticultural fails have been gathered by one cheeky Instagram account, known simply as S*** Gardens.Featuring trees completely swathed in AstroTurf, abandoned ornate fountains at odds with a bleak backdrop of wheelie bins, toilet bowls used as decoration and bras used as planters, there's little to covet about these plots. However, despite the name, S*** Gardens claims that inclusion in their hall of fame is nothing to be ashamed of, instead it should be seen as a 'celebration not a condemnation'.The account welcomes submissions, ...

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    How bazaar! The illuminated night market that bears a striking resemblance to 80s video game Tetris

    They say perspective changes everything.And where Ratchada night market in Thailand's capital city is concerned, that's certainly true - as stunning aerial shots of the popular tourist spot have proved.While shoppers are often struck by the ground-level sights and sounds of the multi-coloured vendor tents, bird's-eye images have revealed its similarity to 80s computer game Tetris. Bright lights: Over a thousand multi-coloured market stalls make up the night market of Ratchada in BangkokRemarkable photographs of the popular site depict the multi-coloured rows of stalls, which form a maze in the metropolis. Dramatic red, blue, pink, yellow, green and white canopies are brought ...

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    Fancy seeing you here! Fans share selfies with stars they've spotted at airports, from Harry Styles to Selena Gomez

    Celebrities seem to spend half their lives hopping on and off planes.So it's hardly surprising they often get spotted at airports.And while many don the black sunglasses and rush through to avoid detection, others - as these photos prove - are only too happy to stop and pose with fans.One managed to grab a selfie with Cara Delevingne at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand.Another waited all night at Glasgow Airport for the chance to see Harry Styles, and it paid off. The One Direction star agreed to a snap.Read on for more in-transit star encounters, rounded up from across the web ...

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    'Being in society causes unnecessary stress': Meet the lesbian couple who tour the US in a $10k converted van to escape the strain of modern life

    A female couple have opened up about life on the road in a van they converted to tour the US.  Breanne Acio, 30, from Thousand Oaks, California, and her wife Lacey Mayer, 28, from West Hills, California - both teachers - bought a 2016 Ford Transit 250 high roof van and spent three months converting it into their ideal home at a cost of $10,000 (£7,700).Lacey explains: 'Living in the van gives us time away from the society that oftentimes, just by residing in it, pulls unnecessary stress into our lives.'  A lesbian couple (Lacey pictured) have opened up about life ...

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    Putting the romance back into travel: Dream makeover for the Caledonian Sleeper will see the service become a 'travelling hotel-style experience' with double-bed suites

    With a tasteful, minimalist interior, double bed and en-suite bathroom, it looks more like a trendy hotel room than a railway carriage.But this bijou accommodation belongs to the revamped Caledonian Sleeper, with operators promising a ‘travelling hotel-style experience’.A new fleet of 75 carriages is being built as part of a £150million upgrade of the overnight service between Scotland and London. Operators said the new trains, to be introduced from next spring, will ‘dramatically improve’ the service. This bijou accommodation belongs to the revamped Caledonian Sleeper, with operators promising a ‘travelling hotel-style experience’On-board accommodation will include double-bed suites, en-suite facilities, single ...

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    Are YOU guilty of these tourist language gaffes? From Bon appetit to mamma mia, the expressions British holidaymakers should avoid at ALL costs

    The cliché of a socially-awkward British tourist is nothing new. But, according to research conducted by language app Babbel, the gaffes we commit in other countries aren't just limited to socks with sandals or references to 'the war'.According to a study by their 100-strong team of linguists, the cliched phrases we've learnt through pop culture are now some of the biggest faux pas committed on foreign soil.   According to research conducted by language app Babbel, the gaffes we commit in other countries aren't just limited to socks with sandals or references to 'the war'. According to a study by their linguists, the cliched ...

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    Revealed: The hotels that offer guests the best views of the world's most famous landmarks, from the Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower

    Thanks to the rise of Instagram, hotel-goers have added envy-inducing views to their check-lists along with clean sheets, coffee-makers and fluffy robes.And catering to snap-happy tourists, travel website booking.com has put together a guide revealing the most visually-stimulating places to stay. If you're after a winning shot of the Eiffel Tower, you can snap it from the comfort of your bed at the Résidence Charles Floquet, while the Oberoi Amarvilas Agra is on the doorstep of the Taj Mahal. Scroll down to see the top hotels serving up Insta-worthy views.Empire State Building  Bite of the Big Apple: The Langham Place, New York, Fifth ...

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    'There's more to life than just going to school': Couple reveal why they quit their jobs and took their kids, 9 and 6, out of classes for a year to tour the world

    A couple have revealed why they are taking their girls out of classes for a year, to 'world-school' them.Rebekah, 36, from Winnersh, Berkshire, and her husband Nick Bull, a former Aston Villa footballer, quit their jobs and have officially withdrawn their daughters - aged nine and six - from school.'I just want them to know that there is more to life than just going to school, going to college, going to university, and getting a job,' Rebekah says. 'There is a whole world out there and they can be whatever they want, wherever they want.' Rebekah, 36, from in Winnersh, Berkshire, ...

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    Barricade them into their seats and cover them with stickers: Mums reveal their VERY creative tips for surviving long-haul flights with babies

    For every parent on the planet, the prospect of a long-haul flight with an infant is the stuff of nightmares.But there are ways to ease the struggle, as MailOnline Travel discovered when it invited mums to share their coping strategies - methods that have actually worked for them in moments of crisis.Everything from barricading your toddler into their seat and never allowing them to explore the isles, to keeping them entertained by covering them in stickers to pick off, these creative tricks might be just the ticket for next time you fly with little ones. There are ways to ease ...

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    The real Dragonstone! Tourists flock to a Spanish islet with a 240-step footbridge that's used as a key Game of Thrones filming location

    Behold, the stunning, real-life location that features in hit HBO series Game of Thrones as the mystical island of Dragonstone.And while Gaztelugatxe, an islet in Spain's Basque Country, may not have a giant castle or dragons on it in reality, fans of the show are flocking in from all around the world.Dragonstone Island sets the scene of the first episode of series seven, and is the location from which character-favourite Daenerys Targaryen has been plotting war against her enemies. This is the stunning, real-life location that features in hit HBO series Game of Thrones as the mystical island Dragonstone Gaztelugatxe, ...

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