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Stanstead Abbotts is a small village located in the English county of Hertfordshire. The village typifies the region, with a picturesque river, old pubs, and interesting shops.

World Bank team to fund redevelopment of Buddhist site Sarnath

Sarnath in India, the site of Gautama the Buddha's first sermon, is set to receive a large sum of funds from the World Bank to finance redevelopment.

Hawaii tourism authority reveals record numbers

When you think about Hawaii your mind shifts to warm beaches, beautiful weather, ancient volcanoes, and unique culture. It’s the combination of these things that keeps tourists returning each year.

Sinj Alka, a UNESCO tradition turning 300 in Dalmatia, Croatia Special

One of Croatia's most important cultural events turns 300 this year. An interview with Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic.

Croatia Flights: Qatar expands, Toronto to Zagreb, China to Zadar

The Croatian travel revolution continues with Qatar Airways strengthening their Zagreb route, as Toronto and Chongqing are set to connect directly to Croatia.

Father and son perish in canoe mishap off South San Francisco

A father and son drowned Tuesday in San Francisco Bay when their canoe capsized near Oyster Point in South San Francisco.

Dining out at a historic Waterend Barn in St. Albans

The Waterend Barn in St. Albans is a sixteenth century building that now functions as a comforting pub and restaurant. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Tourism numbers up in Toronto

Toronto set new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014. Key drivers were a fourth consecutive year of growth in visitors from the U.S., and the highest number of overseas visitors ever in the destination.

New Croatia Tourist Board slogan full of life, controversy

A new and expensive slogan for the Croatia National Tourist Board is causing both controversy and questions about its originality.

How to make the most of visiting Hawaii Special

Visiting Hawaii or planning to tour the islands one day? Then you need to know the dos and don'ts of this very special place.

Flying Canoe Adventure a colourful Canadian odyssey Special

Fusing French Canadian and First Nations legend, this lesser known winter festival is becoming something to look forward to in mid-winter.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Italy off the beaten path Special

Friuli-Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy is a beguiling yet modest sort of place. Content to let its pushier neighbour Venice hog the limelight, Friuli rewards the traveller willing to look beyond the obvious.

Lyon, the delights of an old French city Special

Outstanding museums, a dynamic cultural life, lots of interesting wine, Lyon is an interesting city to visit and one of the highlights of any visit to France. This winter, Digital Journal paid a short visit.

35% of UK parents can’t afford summer holidays

The high price of holidays between July and August means that a summer break is out of budget for over 35 percent of British parents, new research suggests.

Man detained for 20 hours after filing TSA complaint

A man who was detained for more than 20 hours at Philadelphia International Airport has sued the Transportation Security Administration.

Fodor's 2015 rising world destinations topped by Croatia

More good news for Croatian tourism ahead of the 2015, as Fodor's named the EU's newest member as its top world destination on the rise.

Op-Ed: Miscalculate the weather, and you lose billions

Planes can't fly through a brick of snow. But who's to say when these bricks will actually come in the predicted force and tenacity, and what are the penalties for being wrong?

Report: Co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane when crisis began

The co-pilot was at the controls when an AirAsia jetliner went out of control over southeast Asia in December, crashing into the Java Sea and killing all 162 people aboard, unnamed flight officials said.

Photo Essay: Winter on Croatia's Premier Island of Hvar

Billed as 'the new St Tropez' in summer, life on the island of Hvar is very different when the tourists have departed. An overview of life in winter on a Dalmatian island.

Bomb threat via Twitter-NORAD escorts 2 Atlanta bound jets

Delta Flight 1156 from Portland OR to Atlanta GA and Southwest Airlines Flight 2492 from Milwaukee WI to Atlanta were escorted by NORAD jets to Atlanta after a user named Zortic sent bomb threats to these airlines via Twitter.

Searchers stymied by weather in effort to recover AirAsia jet

Indonesia has temporarily suspended efforts to raise the main fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the floor of the Java Sea because of bad weather, but the difficult and emotionally draining work is expected to resume today.

TSA says 2,212 firearms found in carry-ons in 2014

Despite the fact that firearms are not allowed in carry-on luggage, a new report from the Transportation Security Administration shows the number of attempts continues to increase.

Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show

Pack your bags and get ready to discover the world at Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show, taking place Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.

Interview with Munich Tourist Board Director Geraldine Knudson Special

Tourism in Munich is booming. Digital Journal meets Munich Tourist Board director Geraldine Knudson to find out more about tourism initiatives in the Bavarian capital.

US eases travel, trade with Cuba from Friday

The United States will ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba on Friday, marking the first concrete steps towards restoring normal ties with the Cold War-era foe since announcing a historic rapprochement.

J.K. Rowling's Scottish haunt—The Elephant House coffee shop Special

If, when visiting Edinburgh, Scotland, you feel like a warm drink and a bite to eat, wander over to the Old City and find The Elephant House, the eatery voted the best coffee shop in Edinburgh and where J.K. Rowling became inspired to write Harry Potter.

India announces emergency helplines for tourists

India's tourism ministry, battling negative perception following sexual assault cases on overseas tourists, has launched a telephone emergency helpline.

2015 'Silk Road Tourism Year' starts in China's Shaanxi Province

Inspired by the Ancient Silk Road, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) each year promotes a Western province focusing on their tourism appeal and rich cultural traditions. This year northwest China's Shaanxi Province is in the spotlight.

Cirque du Soleil announces second project in Mexico

Grupo Vidanta, the largest and most luxurious group of resort properties in Mexico, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year and 2015 is shaping up to be another grand year of expansion, especially at the Nuevo Vallarta location.

Photo Essay: A walk through Munich on 3 Kings Day Special

Germany goes back to work today after the festive holidays. A chance to enjoy the relaxed pace of a city on holiday in the winter sun.