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20 need-to-know tips for the world of coupons

Use these essential tips to get started with couponing for big savings on everything from snacks to toothpaste.

WARMINGTON: New rules for media at airport should not be allowed to fly in a free country

Permission, approval, permits and staff accompanying reporters is the future for media covering the news at the airport, even as Transport Canada strongly disagrees with the iron-fisted approach. We’re not talking about an airport in North Korea, China, Afghanistan or Cuba. These rules are being brought into Toronto Pearson International Airport. ArriveCan may be gone this weekend but a new rule being installed Monday will fundamentally change...

Queen Margrethe of Denmark: today's only female monarch has a fascinating life

No river, no airport, no farms: Largest countries without essential features

Most of the world is used to the idea of having airports, beaches, farms, and an army. But Earth is as vast and diverse as humans are resourceful. That means that people inhabit all corners of the world, including places that have no rivers, no forests, and no mountains. Browse the gallery and check out examples of the largest countries that don't have a feature or infrastructure that many take for granted.

25% of the richest people in the world live in these 10 cities

The royal weddings that changed European history

Queen Victoria was one of the longest reigning monarchs in history, ruling for 64 years. She dedicated many of these years to arranging alliances with other powerful states around Europe. These alliances were achieved through marriages between her children and grandchildren and members of other European royal families. The result was such a vast distribution of British royals around Europe that Queen Victoria became known as the "Grandmother of Europe." Click through the following gallery to learn about the incredible number of marriages she arranged and the powerful positions her descendants claimed.

The 10 most famous Italian dishes abroad... that are not Italian!

Canada Will End The Mask Requirement On Planes & Trains

Along with most other travel measures.

December is peak season for Asia. The 8 can't-miss spots to visit

Ko Samui is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, Thailand. Geographically in the Chumphon Archipelago, it is part of Surat Thani Province, though as of 2012, Ko Samui was granted municipal status and thus is now locally self-governing. Ko Samui is Thailand's second-largest island after Phuket, with an area of 228.7 km², a population of ...

Canada to close borders to dogs from more than 100 countries over rabies concerns

Federal authorities are set to close Canada's borders Wednesday to commercial dogs, including ones being put up for sale or adoption, from more than 100 countries deemed to be at high risk for canine rabies. The move has been met with fierce opposition from some animal rescuers and advocates, but the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says it's necessary to protect people and dogs from a deadly disease. Canada currently has no active cases...

MPs waste taxpayer's time and money snarking over catering bill

An in-flight catering bill of almost $100,000 from a 2020 trip to Dubai for Governor General Mary Simon and 30 others is raising eyebrows in Ottawa. Global Affairs Canada has conceded that some of the costs on that catering tab are concerning. The eight-day trip to Expo 2020 in Dubai involved a catering bill of $93,117.89 for the group. The bill included “cost of food, non-alcoholic beverages and associated fees, including catering handling and...

'Cargo' plane goes off the runway and crashes while landing

A cargo plane went off the runway in the night while landing at Montpellier Airport in France, causing no injuries. The incident happened at 2:50 a.m. Saturday when an Aeropostale plane, a Boeing 737 loaded with cargo, 'missed' its landing and ended its journey in the Mauguio pond, located at the end of the runway. The nose of the plane ended up in the water. Sixty firefighters from the Herault departmental fire and rescue service, including...

Things restaurants don’t want you to know

While you're sitting down at a table and enjoying your meal at a restaurant, there are so many other things happening behind the scenes that are only known by people who've worked in the food industry. From fast-food chains to fine dining restaurants, there are secrets that these establishments don't want you to know, and you'd be pretty surprised to find out why. So, do you dare to discover what they are? Check out this gallery.

The most beautiful countries in the world - some of them you may not even know!

Travel industry braces for busy winter season as Canadian travellers ready for sun

Travel agents predict a busy season ahead, saying Canadians are ready to visit top sun destinations after two winters of COVID-19 restrictions kept many at home. While airfares have so far remained steady, experts predict a price spike for fall and winter flights as demand returns. They said that demand could spike further if remaining COVID-19 restrictions such as vaccine mandates are lifted, encouraging travellers who were previously hesitant...

Canada to lift border vaccine requirements, use of ArriveCan app on Oct. 1

The federal government said COVID-19 border measures will be lifted as of Saturday, including mandatory vaccine requirements, masking on planes and trains and the use of the ArriveCan app. Starting Oct. 1, any traveller entering Canada will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, undergo COVID-19 testing, quarantine, or monitor and report symptoms of the virus if they develop. The government also said travellers will no longer have to...

Photo Highlights of NCL's New Ship Norwegian Prima

Discover the beauty of this brand-new cruise ship.

Travellers, tourism industry welcome end to COVID regulations

Most passengers at Pearson welcomed Ottawa’s decision to scrap mandatory travel restrictions imposed during the pandemic. “I hope that means we are getting back to our old normal,” said Gillian Mikalachki, returning from five weeks in Europe with her mother Amanda. The two nurses say giving people the choice is the right move. “I think it’s going to be wait and see. As flu season comes in, I think we’re going to have to wait and see,” said...

This major Hurricane targets this popular Canadian travel destination

Landslides, costal flooding and extreme rains target Mexico's Pacific coast thanks to Orlene. Meteorologist Rachel Modestino has the details

20 overused words and what to say instead

If you feel like your vocabulary could use some work after describing your last vacation as “amazing” for the hundredth time, this list is for you!

Peppy the Horse Comes into the House for a Visit

Occurred on September 20, 2022 / USA: The horses have access to our house when they are in the front pasture during the afternoons. My son was outside playing and when he came inside to relax he forgot to shut the kitchen door. We were sitting on the co

The least-visited country in the world may be the first to disappear

One of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world is also one of the least visited, but most of us may never get to visit before the nation disappears. Tuvalu is an island country in the west-central Pacific Ocean, sitting about halfway between Australia and Hawaii. It’s a coral atoll nation, which means it sits on a ring-shaped coral reef encircling a lagoon, with islands along the rim. The country is a stunning oasis, but faces the threat of disappearing completely from the face of the Earth. Click through to find out more about the people, the culture, the devastation it faces, and more about this unique community.

Album: Sheep enliven Australia's Boorowa Irish Woolfest

People shear sheep during the Irish Woolfest in the town of Boorowa in Australia, Oct. 2, 2022. (Photo by Chu Chen/Xinhua) SYDNEY, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Boorowa is renowned for fine wool from the local sheep, and an important event of the Irish Woolfest is held here with local shearers showing their great skills in shearing sheep. Flocks of sheep walk along the streets and local residents actively participate in various activities, with...

The mysterious prehistoric city that has baffled scientists for years

In a remote region of the western Pacific Ocean lies a stunning and spooky unsolved mystery: the ruins of the ancient city of Nan Madol. Located next to the eastern shore of Micronesian island Pohnpei, this once-great, prehistoric city is comprised of nearly 100 geometrically shaped man-made stone islands, and it’s the only ancient city built atop a coral reef. No one is sure of the origins, nor why anyone would want to build a city far from food and water, and yet its ruins are rife with stories and spirits. Check out the gallery for a brief tour of the space and travel back in time.

What might happen when Earth runs out of oxygen?

It's a fact: Earth will eventually run out of oxygen. While this won't happen in our lifetime, the fate of our planet is well known. But when will this happen, and why? Will humans still be here? If so, how can our species survive without oxygen? Click through the following gallery and discover the answers to these and many other questions.

How to become an early bird

As we learn more about the brain and its restful state—sleep—the more the importance of circadian rhythms comes into focus. A circadian rhythm can be defined as the internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. For those of you whose natural circadian rhythm tends towards activity at night, the idea of getting up early and launching into a productive morning may seem a distant dream. There are things we can all do, however, to train ourselves into early morning habits. Check out this gallery for some tips on how to become an early bird.

LILLEY: ArriveCan to be optional, other COVID travel measures gone in weeks?

The ArriveCan app may no longer be mandatory and other remaining travel requirements and restrictions for air travel in Canada could soon be removed. If all goes well, masking could even be made optional within the next few weeks. A trial balloon floated by the Trudeau government in the Toronto Star over the weekend looks set to fly. The Trudeau government has been under heavy criticism from border communities, tourism groups, the union...

Offering up weed-friendly bed and breakfasts to travellers

Looking for a bed and breakfast that will have a joint on the pillow instead of a chocolate? Or would it be dope to have both? Cannabis tourism in Canada is growing, and that includes pot-friendly bed and breakfasts and other rentals. HiBnb is a Canadian company specializing in vacation rentals where sparking up a doobie is allowed. They also have listings allowing guests to enjoy cannabis while travelling and or doing activities they love most....

The 10 best places to visit in December

The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a South Asian country, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to the Addu City in the south. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres, the Ma...

The most famous Salem witch trial descendants and relatives

The infamous Salem witch trials of 1692 and 1693 claimed the lives of 20 people. In total, more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft and more than 150 were arrested. The episode is heavily ingrained in American history and perpetuated through pop culture, but the souls lost and persecuted during that time aren't just present in our literature, media, and popular culture. From actors to the British royal family, their genes have spread far and wide over the course of three centuries. Click through the gallery to discover the most famous descendants of those involved in the Salem witch trials.

On The Road with Mike Drew: Looking for glorious Alberta gold

It was a strange little rainstorm. Heading north and east from the city, I could see what looked like a rain cloud on the horizon but I didn’t really think much about it. It was pretty much all alone, a biggish grey blot surrounded by a few other smaller and fluffier clouds. There looked to be a thin curtain of precipitation hanging underneath it but it was hard to say for sure. Where I was driving, east of Airdrie and west of Irricana, it was...

18 tips for throwing a perfect at-home party

Flip through the slideshow for 18 essential tips for throwing the perfect party at home, from figuring out the right theme to how to end the night without awkwardness.

Here Are 2021's Most & Least Used Montreal Metro Stations

The STM has seen fewer riders since the pandemic.

Why is a quarter of world's new forest area coming from China?

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 22, 2021 shows the scenery of Saihanba forest farm in north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Jin Haoyuan) BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- China ranks first globally in the area of planted forests and forest coverage growth, contributing a quarter of the world's new forest area in the past decade. The secret behind the rapid growth of China's green landscape lies in its large-scale greening campaign, including conserving...

FIRST READING: Months after everybody knew it was pointless, the Liberals to finally kill ArriveCan

First Reading is a daily newsletter keeping you posted on the travails of Canadian politicos, all curated by the National Post’s own Tristin Hopper. To get an early version sent direct to your inbox every Monday to Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET (and 9 a.m. on Saturdays), sign up here. TOP STORY Long after the much-despised ArriveCan app ceased making any kind of epidemiological sense whatsoever, the Trudeau government appears poised to finally decree...

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Moon hotels in Dubai?

A team wants to build a series of large domed hotels, reminiscent of the moon, in Dubai,and these hotels would be called Moon World Resorts. Each dome will be a 360-degree recreation of the moon on a grand scale, complete with realistic-looking craters and texture. — CNN (@CNN) September 27, 2022 The « lunar » […]

Pearson airport among worst in traveller satisfaction: Survey

A new study reaffirms what many travellers already know: Toronto Pearson International Airport is not great. The J.D. Power airport satisfaction survey put the airport near the bottom of the list in customer satisfaction, ranking Pearson 16 out of 20 “mega” North American airports — meaning airports that have more than 33 million passengers annually. Rankings were based on these factors: Terminal facilities, airport arrival/departure, baggage...

Today in crypto: 5 cryptocurrencies on the rise.

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Christina Vukicevic, the fairytale Nordic. Photos of the beautiful Norwegian

She is a former hurdler, class of 1987.

Can you name this near-extinct animal?

These 10 animals are nearing extinction—and some of them have already disappeared from the wild. How many do you recognize? Click through our slideshow to learn more about these critically endangered species.

Why is scaffolding everywhere you look in New York City?

Canada Is No Longer Considered The 'Best Country In The World' & There Are Several Reasons Why

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The world's most expensive suite

The Empathy Suite is the most expensive suite in the world. It is located at the Palms Casino resort in Las Vegas and is truly a thousand-and-one night setting. Few people in the world can afford to stay here. The reason? The cost of this fairy-tale suite is $100,000 per night. Basically, most people could not afford to indulge in even one night, here and maybe not even one hour... The Empathy Suite at the Palms is more than 800 square feet in size, contains artwork inside, a swimming pool, private terrace, two bedrooms with king-size beds and two floors that offer picturesque views from any angle.

More than 1.6 million travellers arrived at border without using ArriveCAN but fewer than 200 were fined

The Liberal government will stop requiring travellers to use the ArriveCAN app — though new data shows that since the start of the year, more than 1.65 million individuals already flouted the rules by arriving at the border without providing the information through the app. The government said Monday it would lift all COVID-19-related travel measures on Oct. 1, including the requirement that travellers to Canada use the ArriveCAN app to provide...

Crazy crash of a pickup truck that literally takes flight

Pickup truck loses control and crashes.

Trail cam video catches bears getting spooked by train

Four black bears on trail cam aren't taking any chances with this noisy train in Sprague, Manitoba.

Fascinating photos of World War II

World War II ended in 1945, but there are still those alive who remember the tragic events that echoed around the world. It is one thing to learn about war from a textbook, but it is quite another to see pictures of daily life. In this gallery, discover fascinating historical photos from World War II. Simply click on.

18 eco-friendly tips for staying cool

Flip through the gallery for 18 eco-friendly ideas for staying cool this summer, from chilly frozen water bottles to a DIY swamp cooler that's surprisingly powerful.