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....

Feds lift border vaccine requirements, mandatory masks on planes and trains

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

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Famous body parts that weren't buried with their owners

Throughout history, practices around death and burial have been pretty weird. Victorian funeral portraits, where a dead person's body is posed for a photograph, are one fine example. At other periods, it was common practice to save a piece of a beloved or important person's body as a keepsake, or even a relic to worship. The opposite has also been true in cases where body parts were kept in order to symbolically torment the deceased. Under many different bizarre and horrifying circumstances, some of the most famous historical figures were buried without significant body parts! In some cases, these appendages became more famous than their owners... Click through the following gallery to learn more about these strange and macabre journeys.

Pilot threatens to turn around after passenger AirDrops nudes to entire plane

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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 ...

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Crazy crash of a pickup truck that literally takes flight

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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.

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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...

Trail cam video catches bears getting spooked by train

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What is the "retirement curse" and how to avoid it

Society has a strange relationship with growing older, loaded with false expectations and somewhat backwards logic. Many of us will work through our best physical years, grow completely used to being instructed on what to do, then when you are a little more tired than before and likely more ready to sit for longer periods, you’re given all this free time and an allowance for fun. It’s supposed to be this incredible gift we give ourselves, but studies are showing it's turning out to be more of a curse than a blessing if you don't do it right. Click through to learn about what the "retirement curse" is, how it might affect you, and how you can take concrete steps to avoid it.

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.

This major Hurricane targets this popular Canadian travel destination

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The disturbing prophecies of English witch Mother Shipton

When we think of prophecies, people such as the French astrologer Nostradamus come to mind. But did you know that one of his contemporaries also made some fascinating premonitions? Her name was Mother Shipton, and she just so happened to be an English woman who did not have the education and exposure Nostradamus did. Plus, she was considered to be a bit of a witch, which didn't help her reputation either! Curious to find out about Mother Shipton's prophecies? Then click on!

Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

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

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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...

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

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18 eco-friendly tips for staying cool

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

The bizarre burial requests of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was one of the most influential monarchs in British history. So much so that the long period she ruled was named the Victorian era. During this time, it was common to attach much greater significance to burials when someone died. Life expectancy was much shorter, and death was a part of everyday life. Attaching more ritual and meaning to the manner of burial helped to deal with this difficult reality. Many people left instructions for their funeral and burial, and Queen Victoria was no exception. In fact, the woman left a detailed 12-page manual! She was known for her eccentricities, and this certainly comes across in her last wishes... Intrigued? Then click through the gallery to learn more about the strange burial requests of Queen Victoria.

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 » […]

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The most ridiculous deaths in history

Death is life's biggest tragedy, but one that none of us can escape. Indeed, some people throughout history have died in really bizarre ways, some of which can be labeled as ridiculous. Who would have thought one could die of laughter? Or drown by trying to hug the reflection of the Moon? But there's more. A lot more! Click through and discover the most ridiculous deaths in history.

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 most common ways to die in 1800s America

Forget heart disease, cancer, and other leading causes of death in this day and age: people back in 19th century America were dying of things such as "consumption" and diarrhea, among many others. In this gallery, we look back at the 1860 census report 'Mortality of the United States,' and bring you some very interesting information about how people were dying back then. Curious? Click on to discover the most common ways to die in 1800s America.

The shockingly-accurate prophecies of 30 lesser-known prophets

Prophecies, particularly when specific and accurate, are one of those things that send chills down our spines. You are probably familiar with some of the world's greatest prophets, such as Nostradamus. But, in fact, there have been many other prophets throughout history. Many of them just never had the exposure they truly deserved. In this gallery, you'll learn all about the events these men and women foresaw. It should be noted that, although we provide our interpretation of the prophecies, these are not to be taken factually. After all, these prophecies are open to broad analysis. Intrigued? Click on to learn more!

Live updates: Queen's coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace

LONDON — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Buckingham Palace in London after the 96-year-old monarch’s death in her beloved Scotland last week. The military C-17 Globemaster carrying the monarch’s casket touched down at RAF Northolt, an air force base west of the city, about an hour after it left Edinburgh on Tuesday. U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and a military honor guard were among those greeting...

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

The STM has seen fewer riders since the pandemic.

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

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'You have to admire her': Visitors gather in London to pay respects to the Queen

LONDON — Britain's capital city was swept up in grief and tribute on Friday as thousands of people from all corners of the globe flooded the streets to mourn Queen Elizabeth II on the day after her death. Outside Buckingham Palace in London, the focal point of the throng, bouquets of flowers and handwritten notes and photographs piled up along the gates, a wall of condolences four feet high by the end of the afternoon. "Rest in peace, dear...

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Lopez Obrador sees «bad taste» in U.S. warnings to avoid areas of Mexico due to violence rate

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has criticized the alerts issued by the U.S. government through its embassy in Mexico, asking its citizens not to visit some areas

18 tips for throwing a perfect at-home party

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