This is Mexico as you've never seen it before. A trio of British photographers has captured the daily trials of love, life and death there for a stunning new book - Sweet Dreams. British photographers Charlie Kwai, Chris Lee and Paul Storrie are otherwise known as Tripod City, a trio who travel the world to document different cultures. Their work explores the difference between cultural stereotypes and reality. After projects in Asia and India, the photographers headed to Mexico to explore beyond the preconceptions that many have about the country.
Caribbean idylls, Mediterranean shipwrecks and Norwegian crags: The world's 50 best beaches revealed... so is your version of paradise on the list?
From the northernmost reaches of Norway to the tropical oases of the Caribbean and the South Pacific, the world is graced with stunningly beautiful beaches. Powder white beaches amid swaying palm trees and turquoise waters might represent the holiday ideal for some. Others might crave more adventure: perhaps a windswept and craggy coastline with towering volcanoes or snow-capped mountain peaks looming over the shore. Whatever your tastes, there's sure to be a beach or two you love in a new list assembled by travel site FlightNetwork. It ranks the world's 50 best beaches according to the opinions of more than 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies. Pictured at top is Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, which placed first. At bottom left is runner-up Whitehaven Beach in Australia. At bottom right is third-place winner Anse Lazio in The Seychelles.
Royally good: Lufthansa to launch a business class cabin on its Boeing 777-9s with gigantic throne-style middle seats
The seats are set to be available on all of the German carrier's regular routes from 2020 and will coincide with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9, which has a wider cabin than its predecessors. The cabin, pictured, will come in a 1-2-1/1-1-1 seat configuration, meaning everyone will have direct access to the aisle, so you will never have to disturb your neighbouring passenger if you want to nip to the loo or stretch your legs. The bed lengths, Lufthansa says, will be up to 220cm (86.6 inches).
From flight deck gadgets to the pilot bunks, a British Airways A380 captain reveals what it’s like to fly the biggest passenger aircraft in the world (and which is the best seat in the cabin)
British Airways captain Claire Bunton (pictured), who lives on the UK's south coast, kindly agreed to tell MailOnline Travel what it's like to fly the world's biggest passenger plane. It has wings that at 2,775 sq ft are 54 per cent bigger than those of a Boeing 747, Rolls-Royce engines that are the size of a Mercedes C-series and enough storage space to transport 3,000 suitcases and 525 passengers. Here she describes its 'funky tech, how it handles, and where she sleeps on ultra-long-haul flights.
Plane awful! Airline passengers share shocking pictures of the worst food they've ever been served when flying
An online gallery of disgusting pictures has revealed some of the worst food airline passengers around the globe have been served up. And they show some bizarre meals including, top from left, bizarre looking pasta sauce, small portions of chicken, tiny cucumber sandwiches as well as, bottom from left, cardboard like cheese toasties, a green-looking mush and rubbery eggs.
From misty peaks in China to a rainbow over Arizona: The stunning winners of the panoramic photography awards revealed
More than 1,300 professional and amateur photographers from around the globe entered their stunning landscape images into the 2017 Epson International Pano Awards.The winning photographer was Spanish snapper Jesus M Garcia, with his snap of Damian Shan in China, top left. Other impressive images entered include the Dubai skyline, top right, a volcanic eruption in Chile, bottom left, and a rainbow over Arizona, bottom right.
Now THAT'S globetrotting: Retired American who has visited 852 places in 193 countries has been named the world's most travelled man
Don Parrish, 73, from Chicago, started travelling the globe in 1965 after visiting Germany and after reaching Conway Reef off the coast of Fiji has been named as the world's most-traveled man. The most exotic places that he has visited include the South Pole, top left, Somalia, top right, North Korea, bottom left, Sri Lanka, bottom right and the Mauritius jungle, inset.
From dog rescues to snack-machine generosity, the heart-warming random acts of kindness guaranteed to restore your faith in humanity
These days, losing faith in humanity is all too easy to do. But help is at hand. These remarkable photographs show how there are people out there who put others first without hesitation. There's the brave man who jumped into choppy waters in Melbourne to rescue a dog (top middle), the man in Brazil whose mission in life is to rescue as many strays as possible and the kindly passerby who taped some loose change to a snack machine for others to use for a bite to eat (top left). One act of kindness deserves a special mention - because it involved tunneling through an entire mountain. They are the most heart-warming pictures you'll see all year.
The real-life Jungle Book: Amazing photographs show the wonders of wild India, from magnificent tigers to adorable baby bears... and women who breast-feed orphaned gazelles
German photographer Axel Gomille spent 25 years travelling across India snapping pictures of the Indian subcontinent's diverse wildlife from sloth bears to nilgai and blackbucks. Mr Gomille says he has always had a passion for Indian wildlife and previously worked in tiger reserves in Kanha and Bandhavgarh. And he says the inspiration behind the book was his favourite childhood film, The Jungle Book, as he wanted to track down the movie's real-life characters.
Plane insane! Travellers share hilarious (and disturbing) snaps of the weirdest things they have seen while flying from turkeys to taped-up windows
Most plane journeys are completely uneventful. But these snaps from around the world show that the odd one or two can be rather weird, with some showing sights that are so bizarre they could put you off flying for life. They range from cute dogs, top left and bottom left, bizarre therapy pets, bottom right, and even worrying sights such as taped up windows, top right, and cracked engine covers, middle bottom.
Arlberg Hospiz Hotel (inset) in St Christoph, Austria, combines glamour and cosiness, which along with its fairy-tale setting makes it the perfect retreat, writes Lucy Osborne. The resort has three charming restaurants with one, Hospiz Alm, boasting an extraordinary wine cellar (top left). What's more, there is a concert hall (bottom right) on-site and a modern art gallery, all connected underground to the hotel, plus a superb spa (top right).
Legendary photographer Martin Parr captures the magnificent and the mundane of Scotland in a fascinating new book that contains never-before-seen images
Legendary British photographer Martin Parr's new book, Think of Scotland, showcases the country in a series of never-before-seen photos. His unique style captures the magic found in everyday life in Scotland, where he has been shooting on and off for 25 years. Parr's work often draws out the eccentric, the comic and the human elements of both routine and remarkable events and this style is in full form in his latest book. The main image was taken in Dunoon in 2004, top right is a picture of a woman feeding her baby in Stonehaven in 2006 and bottom right, Rangers fans look on at the funeral of football player Davie Cooper.
Forget the White House: If the Queen took back control of America for Great Britain THIS hotel is where she'd set up her official residence, writes etiquette expert William Hanson?
The White House is far too suburban for the Queen, writes etiquette expert William Hanson. If she took back control of the U.S for Britain, the Hay-Adams is where she'd stay. Opened in 1928, the Hay-Adams has been Washington DC’s go-to hotel for world leaders, diplomats and global icons for many years. Many former presidents call in for events, to stay or dine, and the hotel has most recently been seen in the latest series of Netflix’s House of Cards.
Wind down to island time like royalty with a mix of adventure and relaxation at Jamaica's Half Moon resort
Jamaica – it’s the ultimate tropical paradise. White sandy beaches and deep blue seas sit beneath the blazing Caribbean sun. The island is the Eldorado of tourist destinations offering perfect weather, natural beauty and, if you are lucky enough, luxury of the highest quality. And if it is luxury you are after then there is no better place to wind down to island time than at Montego Bay’s famous Half Moon resort. The moment you arrive at the sweeping colonial-style lobby with its elegant whitewashed pillars, palm fronds dancing in the breeze as they frame the uninterrupted view of the ocean, your blood pressure begins to drop.
My holiday from hell: Traveller flies his girlfriend to a five-star resort to propose but then dislocates his leg, endures an emergency landing on the flight home... and ends up paralysed
A holidaymaker has told how his dream holiday turned into a nightmare, which left him in extreme pain and partially paralysed. Simon Parsons, 26, from Ilfracombe, Devon, took girlfriend Jess Gear to a five-star resort on the Cape Verde islands off Africa where he proposed to her. But things quickly took a turn for the worse after he dislocated his femur, ended up in a nightmare hospital and had to witness an emergency landing when his plane home was hit by an engine failure. Pictured: Simon at a clinic in Cape Verde (top left), before the incident with his girlfriend Jess and daughter Amber (main right) and on a private jet being evacuated back to the UK (bottom left).
Punchy performer! A peek inside Jackie Chan's new 1,900hp superyacht with three decks, a helipad, sauna and even a karaoke room
Adding a bit of punch to the high seas, martial arts star Jackie Chan (inset) has taken delivery of a top-of-the-range superyacht (pictured) complete with a helipad and sauna. The 63-year-old multi-millionaire actor from Hong Kong opted for a 125ft vessel crafted by the Chinese manufacturer Ruiying Yachts. The luxury boat, which boasts three decks and a pair of 1,900hp diesel engines, even includes a karaoke entertainment room, movie theatre, hot tub and gym to keep guests busy while cruising along.
Bliss in Bali: Discovering total tranquility on the Indonesian island's eastern side thanks to a beautiful boutique hotel and a medicine man called Mountain
Bali has become synonymous with nightlife, but as Samantha Lewis discovers, if you head to the eastern side, that's where you'll find tranquility - and the beautiful Alila Manggis hotel. Set across four thatched blocks, all 55 rooms face out across the pristine lawn and large palm-fringed swimming pool (top left). It offers a host of activities including snorkeling, temple tours, boat trips (bottom right) sunrise treks and a visit to a traditional Balian healer. The décor is in keeping with the resort's laid-back luxury vibe – think plush white cotton bedding and traditional Balinese wood and wicker furniture.
Fast-moving mystery object flashes across Heathrow Airport SECONDS before a packed passenger jet comes in to land
Footage of the incident, which took place on Sunday, was shared by Airlive, who captured the moment on their live cam, set up at the international airport in the London borough of?Hillingdon. Dramatic scenes show the rapidly moving flash of light (circled left) descend toward houses below, before appearing to burn up moments later, just before a huge jet comes into view (right). It is not known whether the glowing streak was a meteor or the atmospheric?entry?of some other unknown item of space debris. It is also unclear exactly how far away the 'shooting star' is and how near a miss aircraft overhead may have had.
Inside Virgin Atlantic's upper class Dreamliner cabin where turning left means fillet steak, a cocktail bar and the coolest salt and pepper pots ever
MailOnline Travel's Ted Thornhill flew upper class with Virgin Atlantic from London to Johannesburg and back and here reveals that shelling out for a top tier seat means eating gourmet food, quaffing wine chosen by an elite wine merchant, sipping cocktails at a bar (inset) and enjoying an 11in TV screen. Plus there are very cool salt and pepper shakers (top right). Though it wasn't perfection. Read on to find out why.
Discovering volcanic Britain: From Mount Snowdon to the remains of a Scottish SUPERVOLCANO, the country's (former) hot spots revealed
Just like Yellowstone Park, Britain is home to a supervolcano. Although there is a crucial difference – Britain’s is extremely dormant. It erupted 420million years ago. Still, its dramatic remains can still be seen at Glen Coe (top left) in Scotland. Here MailOnline Travel presents this and other former volcanic hotspots you can visit in Britain, including Ben Nevis (top right), Edinburgh Castle (bottom left), Lindisfarne and North Berwick Law (bottom right), with expert insight from Professor Emeritus Peter Styles, Professor of Applied and Environmental Geophysics at Keele University.
S&M shows and an 'anything goes policy': Inside the secret Hollywood Eyes Wide Shut-style 'erotica' club that promises to be a 'naughty experience'?
The LA venue, Carondelet House, hosts the night and puts on a show called Nuit Blanche - a world class sexually charged 1920's performance - and five course black tie dinner. On entry guests must hand over their mobile phones and sign an NDA so stars can go wild - without anybody taking pictures. DailyMail.com was granted access to the electric evening. Pictured in the main image is owner Alan Dunn (far left) and supermodel Janice Dickinson (third from left).
Mother Nature having a swell time: Incredible pictures of waves at their most beautiful - and terrifying
Waves can be at once mesmerizingly beautiful – and terrifying – as these incredible pictures show. They capture waves rolling in beautiful sunlight to form near-perfect tubes. And engulfing lighthouses in a show of mindblowing force. Some daredevil surfers test their derring-do against giant waves, with some of the images here capturing their efforts as they’re dwarfed by towering walls of water. One brave soul - Australian stunt rider Robbie 'Maddo' Maddison - even surfs ginormous waves on a dirt bike. Here MailOnline Travel presents a gallery of the most impressive wave scenes you’re ever likely to see from Hawaii to the African coast. Pictured clockwise from top left: A stunning shot of a wave in Hawaii; a wave engulfing a lighthouse in Ouessant, France; a beautiful image by South African photographer Marck Botha; a surfer is dwarfed by a wave off the coast of Nazare, Portugal, and (inset) a surfer hurtles down the face of a huge wave in Hawaii.
Explore South Africa from your ARMCHAIR: Amazing 360-degree Google Street View videos let you roam untouched scenery that's home to lions and elephants
From Table Mountain to the un-trekked wilderness, discover South Africa's stunning landscapes from your own home, via 360-degree Google Street View videos. Over 50,000km has been mapped thanks to over 200 volunteers. Rangers, nature enthusiasts, guides and tech fans trekked for 12 months, covering more than 900km on foot with a Google Street View camera. It mapped out 232 points of interest across all nine provinces in the country, including six Unesco World Heritage sites.
Hypnotic timelapse video shot from the flight deck of an Air France passenger plane shows a pilot's-eye-view of Iran at sunset
As views from the office go, this takes some beating. Guillaume Laffon, 32, gets the ultimate view of the world as an Air France pilot. But he's not keeping it to himself - he has recorded the last 2,200km of a recent Airbus A340 passenger trip between Charles De Gaulle in Paris and the Iranian capital, Tehran.
World's most (and least) dangerous countries revealed: 'Risk maps' show that it’s Finland, Norway and Iceland you should head to if you want a trouble-free holiday
A new interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ for 2018 reveals which countries are the riskiest in terms of road safety, security and medical matters. Finland, Norway and Iceland have the lowest rankings for all three categories, while most of Africa is deemed very dangerous for road safety and security. The map, by International SOS and Control Risks , shows that much of Africa also poses a very high risk for travellers’ health, along with Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Guyana. The countries in the ‘low’ category for health risks include Canada, the U.S, most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Brazil, China and Russia are all deemed to have ‘rapidly developing variable risk’ when it comes to health. This map shows which countries have the highest and lowest security risks, with?those that have an insignificant risk marked in light green, 'low' risk countries are marked in yellow, medium in brown, high in red and extreme, such as Libya, in dark red
The not-so-friendly skies! Terrifying moment commercial plane is struck by HUGE lightning bolt just moments after take-off
If you suffer a fear of flying, look away now. Because this is the dramatic moment a commercial carrier suffers a direct lightning hit - just moments after launching into the skies. ? Footage shows the commercial carrier being struck mid-air while carrying countless passengers from Amsterdam's Schipol Airport.?
The stunning beauty of RURAL Hong Kong revealed: Incredible photographs unveil a majestic world beyond the skyscrapers
The images, taken by some of Hong Kong's best photographers, depict star-filled skies on a remote island, a sea of clouds on a tranquil mountaintop and lush woodland. Among the participants are landscape photographer and winner of Hong Kong National Geographic's Photo Contest 2013, Will Cho (top right); veteran outdoor sports photographer Elvis Mo; Nature Conservancy 2017 photo contest winner Jessica Li (top left and bottom right); and renowned photographer Romain Jacquet Lagreze (bottom left), who is best-known for his 'Vertical Horizon' photo series, showcasing the geometric lines of Hong Kong.
Impressive holiday snaps! Brave snorkeller gets VERY close to deadly crocodile in bid for stunning images of the famed predator
Most people would flee if they came close to a deadly animal. But one brave snorkeller ignored his survival instinct - and, as a result, captured crystal clear images of a crocodile who almost appeared to smile for the camera. Robert Smits, 34, was swimming in the mangroves of Jardines de la Reina, Cuba, when he spotted the fierce-looking reptile and decided it was the perfect photo opportunity.?
Now that's in-flight entertainment! 'Sexy' airline steward's HILARIOUS safety briefing goes viral after impressing holidaymakers
Most in-flight entertainment is pretty predictable. But a Southwest Airlines attendant has his carrier apart from the competition, this week, after giving their safety briefing a sexy re-sell, which included burlesque-inspired performances with the flotation vest (centre), laminated evacuation card (left) and seatbelt (right). Cabin crew-member Nicholas Demore was working on flight 1597 from Dallas to Las Vegas when he delivered a sultry rendition of the evacuation procedures - delighting passengers in the process.
Yours for ￡7,000! Emirates reveals FULLY-ENCLOSED first class suites on its Boeing 777 fleet - complete with virtual windows, gourmet dining and 32in TVs
They are already one of the world's leading airlines. But now Emirates, the Middle East's largest air carrier, has just upped its game after unveiling its brand new, state-of-the-art first class suites - which are estimated to cost from ￡7,000 per flight. Set to be introduced into commercial service on their Boeing 777 fleet, next month, the fully-enclosed cabins measure 40 square-foot (3.7-square-meters) and are billed as 'game-changers' with their privacy, gourmet dining (bottom left), mood lighting (top right) and 32" TV screens
Not your garden-variety home! Inside the bizarre mushroom-shaped property which is on the market for a cool ￡1.1million
It's not your typical, garden-variety home.? But, despite this, the property designed to resemble a mushroom is clearly considered a rich picking - after going on the market for nearly $1.5million (￡1,145,400), this month. Located in Pleasantville, New York, it boasts three bedrooms (top right and bottom left), a dining area (bottom right) and living room (top left).
Is this the world's ULTIMATE library? Stunning pictures show inside futuristic new build which houses 1.2million books
They are usually old, dusty places with little design appeal. But a cutting-edge architectural firm from Denmark is fast redefining how we see the humble library - as their latest project has proven, this week. The Tianjin Binhai Public Library, located in northeastern China, is deliberately designed to look like a human eyeball and boasts 1.2 million books over five storeys.
From waterfalls and wildlife to the elusive Northern Lights: Stunning drone footage captures Iceland's beauty in all its glory
From gaping gorges to the dancing northern lights, new drone footage showcases the mesmerising beauty of Iceland. A team of filmmakers trekked across the volcano-ridden country to capture a range of unique landscapes from the air. In a five-minute long video titled The North Awakens, viewers are taken on a breathtaking flight over a mix of terrain, soaring above icy glaciers and rugged cliffsides. Pictured: (From top left, clockwise) Black volcanic earth, a fast-flowing river, a rainbow over a waterfall and the colourful Northern Lights.
A heavenly view of the City of Angels: Breath-taking images of roads, skyscrapers and beaches feature in aerial collection of Los Angeles and New York City
Stunning aerial photographs of Los Angeles and New York City taken from planes and helicopters have been collected in a remarkable new book. The incredible images show the 9/11 Memorial and tower, Times Square and JFK International Terminal from above in New York. Other spectacular shots show Disneyland, the beach in LA and shipping containers in the port at Long Beach. Left: New York City's Columbus Circle. Top right: 432 Park Avenue, a residential block. Bottom right: A beach in LA.
Now that's a room with a view! Iceland's stunning 'bubble' hotel where guests star-gaze from their own transparent pods
Most people want a hotel room with a view. But, for holiday-makers planning a trip to rural Iceland, that needn't be a concern - especially if they're staying in one of the region's so-called bubble pods (pictured daytime, top left). Located at the 5 Million Star Hotel, in Skalholt, near the river Hvítá, guests are plunged into the heart of nature (night shot, top right), where they can star-gaze without stepping foot outside.
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