A Ryanair flight carrying 189 people from Dublin to Zadar on Friday the 13th had a sudden “in-flight depressurization” that caused the oxygen masks to drop and the pilots to make a rapid descent. The aircraft landed normally and passengers disembarked, TheGuardian reports, however, over 30 passengers were taken to the hospital with bleeding from the ears, headaches, and more side effects from the rapid descent.
“We get on the plane. We’re flying, and next, of all the oxygen masks come down. We’re left in darkness for 15 minutes. There’s no reassurance, just people shouting, ’emergency, emergency,’” passenger Sarah McGarry told the Irish Times. “There was a newborn baby and children on the flight. People are screaming, and we don’t know what’s going on for 15 minutes . . . Then finally we’re told that we’re going to Germany.”
A basketball-sized lava bomb slammed through the roof of a tour boat near an active fissure of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano early Monday morning, showering the vessel with debris and injuring 23 people, according the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
Officials described the incident on Facebook writing that an explosion off the coast of Kapoho hurled several lava bombs onto the boat — called Hotspot — at about 6 a.m. local time…..
An Oregon woman who accidentally drove her SUV off a 200-foot California cliff detailed how she survived for a week while stranded on a remote beach.
On July 6, Angela Hernandez, 23, was passing through Big Sur, California, when a small animal darted in front of her, causing her to swerve. The area where Hernandez swerved has no shoulder, California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Jessica Madueno said, causing her vehicle to plunge off the side of the cliff.
In a Facebook post about the ordeal, Hernandez wrote that she blacked out after the crash and when she came to, her smashed vehicle was filling with water.
Marlon Peterson served 10 years in prison for his involvement in a serious crime nearly two decades ago. He’s now a social justice activist and recipient of multiple distinctions recognizing his leadership work with youth and gun control causes. He has a podcast, and is working on his first novel.
Too often, Peterson says, only the first fact about him matters. In a scathing op-ed for USA Today last month, Peterson wrote that after chaperoning some young people during the pro-gun-control March for Our Lives in March, he wanted to extend his stay in Washington DC by a couple of days. He tried booking an Airbnb, but failed to secure a reservation. Following a standard background check the platform performs on all US users, his conviction 16 years ago for attempted robbery, and first- and second-degree assault rendered him banned from Airbnb.
You could do Airbnb. Why not? Many do. But it can be risky. And spotting the homeowner’s half-used Kirkland toiletries in the bathroom is always a deflating sight. For visitors who yearn for more top-drawer treatment, staying at one of San Francisco’s many hotels is a must. (Also good for locals who want to get away for the night without having to leave the 7×7-mile confines of the city.)
Only the best hotels have made this cut; though keep in mind, the list is presented in no particular order. The collection includes historical stunners like the Palace, the Fairmont, the Sir Francis Drake, the Obama-approved Intercontinental (one of several SF hotels with a presidential suite), the even the kitschy coolness at the Clift.
s and Airbnbs are great, but sometimes we all crave a little something different.
If you’re seeking a unique stay during your next Texas getaway, here are some spots to consider.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours may be known for its zipline tours above the lush Texas Hill Country, but it’s also gaining a reputation for the overnight stays it offers in its treehouses. The property’s Nest, for example, includes two bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchenette/dining room, an outside shower and a small bridge that connects to a bathhouse.
Amsterdam’s canals are dotted with little houses that at one point in time served as living quarters for bridge keepers, the people tasked with monitoring boat traffic for the city’s more than 1,200 canals.
When hot weather hits, travelers tend to have beaches on their brain. And while taking a refreshing dip in the ocean may be top of mind, there’s something special about a lake vacation. With opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and lounging, lakes also make for great playgrounds in the summertime. So before you start searching for sandy stretches around the world, take a look at our list of gorgeous lakeside hotels, from Idaho to Italy. Some are bright blue oases tucked beneath towering peaks, and others are backed by idyllic towns, but all are so stunning that the ocean will give you a pass for pining over them.
Casta Diva Resort & Spa, Lake Como, Italy
Why choose between whiling away the day at the pool or the lake when you can do both at Casta Diva Resort & Spa? Located on the shores of Lake Como, in the town of Blevio, this romantic retreat stars a floating pool jutting out into the water. At night, the wood-decked oasis transforms into a stage for a spectacular sound and light show, complete with fountains choreographed to operatic arias. Speaking of operas, 19th-century opera singer Giuditta Pasta purchased one of the villas here in 1827. The theatrical aesthetic is apparent throughout the property, though, from the lavishly decorated rooms (expect gilded furnishings, fine art and panoramic views of the lake) to the dramatic color schemes in public spaces. Rounding out the splurge-worthy amenities are the subterranean spa — finished with an indoor pool, sauna and Mediterranean bath — and several fine-dining eateries. Honeymoon, anyone?