My day trip to North Korea by speedboat

Dandong is a city built around peering into North Korean life  Thousands of Chinese tourists visit every year to glimpse the hermit kingdom  MailOnline Travel got a private speedboat to the shores of Sinuiji, opposite  By Katharine Buck For Mailonline MailOnline Travel’s Katharine Buck paid £20 to be taken to North Korea by speedboat (pictured)…

Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a Cat 4 hurricane

The entire island of Puerto Rico is without power after Hurricane Maria swept through the U.S. territory today  Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico Wednesday morning as a Cat. 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds As of 5.30pm ET, the storm has moved off shore and weakened to a Cat. 2 storm with 110 mph…

Ryanair cancelled flights list revealed

Budget airline has axed more than 2,000 flights in a move dubbed a ‘disgrace’  Ryanair claimed pilots’ annual leave, strikes and air traffic delays led to the cuts Airline boss made admission today with passengers stranded or out of pocket Shares in Ryanair fell by 3%, knocking around £500million off its market value Gerard Ratner…

Sicily’s swishest! Why the rich love this Italian resort

The Mail on Sunday’s Jeremy Daniels checked into the Verdura Resort  The sumptuous estate was set up by hotelier Sir Rocco Forte ten years ago Cars are banned, so everyone uses bikes, and there are three golf courses By Jeremy Daniels For The Daily Mail Did Hermione really stay in our room?’ yelped my ten-year-old…

How one cruising novice lost weight on Christmas cruise

By Elsie Perry For The Mail On Sunday Just imagine a Christmas holiday that comes with guaranteed sunshine. And not just tropical heat: your festive break will also be free of cooking and washing-up.  A cruise is a welcome break at any time of year, but getting away for a Christmas voyage has become a…

‘Tourist’ in swimming trunks paddles a lilo down a gutter

Man doesn’t let rain spoil his fun on holiday isle – to the hilarity of onlookers His slide abruptly stopped at crossroads after he almost collided with a vehicle Bizarre video filmed by people in a nearby building who can be heard laughing By Mail Online Reporter This is the hilarious moment a man used…

London fashion writer lives on £100 a week to travel

Bridie Wilkins, 23, says she eats tinned food and walks to save money Thanks to her cost-cutting measures, she saves up to £600 per month  The brunette says travel has helped her confidence and she’s hit 19 countries By Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline A fashion writer from London has told how she has adopted a…

Irma will strengthen to a Category 5 when it hits Florida

Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in southern Florida by early Sunday morning  Miami is expected to bear the brunt of Irma, a Category 5 storm clocking 150mph winds  An estimated  1.4 million people are under evacuation in Florida and Georgia  Florida Gov. Rick Scott said residents under evacuation in southern coastal areas need…

Tourists hide in hotel stairwells as Hurricane Irma hits

Are youcaught up in hurricane chaos? Email kelly.mclaughlin@mailonline.co.uk or call 0203 615 2676 Hundreds of tourists have had holidays thrown into chaos as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Caribbean UK tourists and ex-pats tweeted about their status in the Caribbean and Florida as evacuations were ordered Some had their holidays canceled, others were flown home…

Another Place in the Lake District is perfect for families

The Daily Mail’s Will Baxter took his wife and kids, 11 and 13, to the Lake District They stayed at Another Place, The Lake – a new 40-room resort hotel  Activities on offer include paddle-boarding, hiking, kayaking and sailing  By Will Baxter For The Daily Mail Let’s face it. A holiday in the Lake District isn’t…