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Enjoy a romantic getaway or action-packed family vacation with Royal Seas Cruises Commissioned

If you’re looking for the perfect family cruise holiday, look no further than Royal Seas Cruises, home of the best deals on premier cruises to Grand Bahama Island and fun-filled destinations throughout North America.

World's deepest, longest railway tunnel set to open June 1

Zurich - On June 1, after 17 years of construction, Switzerland will begin testing trains in the world's longest railway tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel that runs through the Swiss Alps.

All-night trains finally come to London's Underground

London - All-night services on London's Underground trains will be launched for the first time in August, the city's new mayor said Monday, despite union protests against the move.

France to test air passenger data sharing

Paris - France will test an EU-wide passenger data sharing system aimed at helping to detect jihadists at two of its busiest airports later this month, a senior interior ministry official said Saturday.

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

Kathmandu - An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summitting Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest deaths to hit the Himalayan climbing season.

Central Park re-opens secret sanctuary after 80 years

New York - Eighty years after it was shut off to the world, New York has reopened a secret woodland sanctuary a stone's throw from Fifth Avenue, just in time for summer.The four-acre (1.

U.S. embassy in Venezuela stops visa work over staff shortage

Caracas - The US embassy in Caracas said Wednesday it has suspended processing new applications for short-stay visas because the Venezuelan government was barring the entry of consular staff.

The 'science' of gin making examined Special

London - Gin is one of the more complex spirits, the taste being dependent upon the range of botanicals used. In London, a gin lab has been set up, allowing participants to experiment with flavors. Digital Journal donned on a lab coat and took a look.

U.S. warns Americans against travel to North Korea

Washington - The State Department has urged Americans to avoid all travel to North Korea, warning that US citizens making the trip risk long and "unduly harsh" imprisonment if they fall foul of laws in the hermit state.

Pimp my ride, Kenya-style

Nairobi - "Turn on the bass, yeah!" shouts Dennis, conductor and ticket tout onboard the Brain Freeze, an eardrum-bursting tricked-out Nairobi bus studded with blue neon lights.

Australia delays 'backpacker tax' after backlash

Sydney - Working holidaymakers from overseas were given a reprieve Tuesday from being hit with a so-called "backpacker tax" in Australia after a campaign by farmers and the tourism industry.

Disaster tourism: bitter lifeline for mud volcano survivors

Sidoarjo - Harwati forces a smile as she guides visitors around a bubbling mud volcano in Indonesia, pausing as they snap selfies on the bleak wasteland she once called home.

Massive crowd sees off world's largest cruise ship in France

Saint-nazaire - Tens of thousands of people turned out Sunday in France to see off the world's biggest-ever cruise ship, the 120,000-tonne Harmony of the Seas, as it set sail for the first time.

Armchair traveler visits a garden that is lovely but deadly

Alnwick - The UK is well-known for its beautiful botanical gardens, but one garden, located in Northumberland, is totally unique. The Alnwick Poison Garden is one place where you are strongly encouraged to not smell or touch the plants.

America's airports are revolting against the TSA

If you've been annoyed by long airport security lines, you aren't alone. Airports are apparently just as unhappy about it.

Erdogan wants visa-free travel for Turks to EU by October

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he wanted the European Union to grant Turks visa-free travel to the passport-free Schengen area by October at the latest.

Japan plans easing visa requirement for foreign ski instructors

Amid the declining popularity of skiing, the Japanese government plans to ease the visa requirement for overseas ski instructors wanting to work in Japan.

Strolling and selfies as Paris's Champs-Elysees goes car-free

Paris - The sight of cars thundering down Paris's most famous boulevard was replaced Sunday by people strolling, cycling and taking selfies in the sun as the Champs-Elysees went traffic-free.

London Transport's secret store of memorabilia Special

London - The London Transport Museum is a popular tourist destination. This isn't all there is to the museum, however. Some miles away there is a depot full of items from yesteryear. As part of a rare opening, Digital Journal was present.
 

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