Australia's Gold Coast is getting a brand new hostel, and it's made entirely of sand.
Located on Kurrawa Beach, in Broadbeach near Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, the Sand will be here for a three-day only event.
The hostel is a world first, and took a whopping 24 tonnes of sand to create.
While this is not for those who hate the feel of sand between their toes or other more annoying...
Travelling by plane has become an everyday activity – but our bodies and brains are still affected by it.
With the tiny screen bouncing around in front of us, tinny sound quality and frequent interruptions, watching a movie during a flight is hardly an immersive experience.
Yet, frequent fliers may have found themselves – or at least witnessed others – welling up at the most innocuous...
PARIS - Ryanair, Europe's biggest budget airline, said on Tuesday it had canceled 2,000 flights scheduled until the end of October, costing the company €25 million ($30 million).
A staffing blunder is thought to be responsible for the cancellations, which led to a tumble in Ryanair’s share price.
"The majority of these passengers will be offered alternative flights on the same or next day,"...
Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt.
They were found in burial grounds in the Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province, south of Cairo.
The tombs contained a collection of different sarcophagi, or stone coffins, as well as clay fragments.
Egypt's antiquities ministry said the discovery "suggests that the area was a great cemetery...
Saudi Arabia has launched a massive tourism development project that will turn 50 islands and other sites on the Red Sea into luxury resorts.
It hopes to attract both foreign tourists and domestic visitors as part of efforts to diversify the Saudi economy, as oil prices have fallen.
Visa restrictions on foreigners are to be eased in the tourist zone.
However, it is not clear whether dress...
Archaeologists at Cambodia's celebrated Angkor Wat temple complex have unearthed a large statue believed to date back to the late 12th century.
The 2m (6.5ft) sandstone human figure probably functioned as a guardian who stood at the entrance to an ancient hospital, researchers say.
The Cambodia Daily described Saturday's find as "like something that only happens in the movies".
Five high-speed theme park rides have been shut across the UK after a death on a similar attraction in the US.
An 18-year-old man died and three others were critically injured after being flung from the ride at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday.
The ride, known as the KMG Afterburner, swings at high speed from side-to-side while also spinning passengers.
The Health and Safety Executive...
A nearly 500m (1,640ft) bridge for hikers billed as the longest hanging pedestrian bridge in the world has opened near the Swiss town of Zermatt.
The 494m bridge, named the Europabrücke (Europe Bridge), hangs up to 85m above the Grabengufer ravine.
The Zermatt Tourist Board says it is the world's longest, although a 405m bridge in Reutte in Austria hangs 110m higher above the ground.
A Jet2 aircraft has made a second emergency landing in as many weeks after an apparent recurrence of a technical problem.
A flight from Ibiza to Leeds was diverted to Barcelona on 16 July.
On Friday, the same plane was diverted to Frankfurt after a similar incident, Jet2 confirmed. It said passenger safety had not been compromised.
Passengers on both flights described how oxygen masks were...
SeaWorld San Antonio's three-month-old orca whale calf Kyara died Monday of apparent pneumonia, the theme park announced.
The female baby orca whale, a species also known as a killer whale, died after facing progressive health issues last week. She had been under 24-hour watch and was hand-fed to enhance her nutrition. She'd also been treated in SeaWorld's animal hospital over the weekend for...