National Geographic reveals ultimate winter getaway places

National Geographic Traveler has revealed their top nine places to visit for the ultimate winter getaway  Among the destinations to make the list are the Christmas markets of Vienna and the tundra of the Antarctic Sunnier climes include the floating markets of Vietnam, the island of Belize and the beaches of the Caribbean  By Jennifer…

Woman becomes internet star by creating art with leaves

Joanna Hedrick, based at Sacramento State University, has dazzled students with her intricate art since 2013 Urged to post images of her work on social media, she’s amassed more than 680 followers on Instagram  Her creations include honeycomb-effect displays, intricate mazes and even acronyms of her college campus    By James Draper For Mailonline Colleges are…

Ryanair rated worst short-haul airline among UK carriers

Ryanair came joint bottom of the table alongside Spanish-based Vuelling British Airways didn’t fare well on both the long-haul and short-haul survey  Top rated carriers included Auringny Air Services and Singapore Airlines The passenger survey was the annual study by consumer group Which?   By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline Ryanair has been rated the worst…

Russian billionaire’s £360m superyacht docks in Gibraltar

Multi million pound superyacht is owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko who founded EuroChem At 468ft in length, with ship masts nearing 300ft high, ‘Sailing Yacht A’ is the world’s biggest sailing yacht The interior of Sailing Yacht A has been kept underwraps but the outside has been designed with a sleek finish Cruise speed is…

Texas man becomes online hit with images of hotel carpets

Bill Young, a pilot from Texas, has chronicled the various textile floorings he finds at hotels on stop-overs  Amazing, despite only showing close-ups of various patterns, he’s amassed nearly 700,000 avid followers The countless locations vary from Dallas, Cologne and Amsterdam to Los Angeles, Nagoya and Barcelona    By James Draper For Mailonline Most people…

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin test flies its ‘Crew Capsule 2.0’

Blue Origin has successfully flown its space tourism passenger capsule for the first time The capsule includes seats for six travellers, who will be treated to views from the ‘largest windows in space’  Yesterday’s test featured the latest version of the reusable New Shepard rocket, its first flight in 14 months In October, Jeff Bezos…

Nervous fliers are most reassured by posh pilots

New survey quizzed airline passengers about the accents of the pilots on board Nervous fliers found the Scouse accent the least reassuring for a pilot The least attractive rated in the survey as Brummie twang and West Country By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline Nervous fliers are put most at ease by pilots who speak with…