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CNN Travel's 20 best places to visit in 2020

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CNN Travel unveils 20 of the best places to visit in 2020, including a lesser known gem in the Caribbean, a remote island off the coast of Africa and a German town with the coolest trains. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37sbrHX
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From Chile's stunning Lake District to the wilds of Zambia, view photos CNN Travel's 20 top vacation spots for 2020, and start planning your travels for the year. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2MIXr4s
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All year, CNN Travel's editors work on stories spanning the globe, touching on everything from sustainability to overcrowding. Now, they've picked 20 places you should visit in 2020. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36fG6rQ
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Gurbaz Singh had climbed Oregon's Mount Hood over 80 times before losing his footing amid icy conditions. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2spTbQJ

Teen rock climber falls 500 feet on Oregon's Mount Hood and survives

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A 16-year-old rock climber is somehow recovering with just a broken leg after falling 500 feet on Oregon's Mount Hood. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QtNwAQ

The scientist trying to travel back in time

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US astrophysicist Ron Mallett has spent decades trying to crack the mystery of time travel in the hope of revisiting his past, and now he thinks he's figured the science that would make it possible. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2F5gpOC
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The 'Leaning Tower' of the Middle East

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Capital Gate's nature-defying, angled skyscraper is one of the world's most intriguing buildings. Find out this 'Leaning Tower' of the Middle East, which holds offices, restaurants and a hotel, stays standing. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35dvgkJ
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At Snowmass, Colorado, teams of retrievers learn how to be avalanche rescue dogs. These dogs can cut down rescue time from hours to minutes. By Matt Hobbs/Vital Films from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2G1BokB
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Every 10 seconds an Embraer plane takes off somewhere in the world. CNN went inside the company to see just what makes this manufacturer in São Paulo so successful. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/353qQwM

Izamal: Mexico's magical 'Yellow City'

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You'll know that you've arrived in Izamal when you're surrounded with golden-yellow walls on every building on every street. Here's what to see when you travel to Mexico's "Yellow City." from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Qvqn17
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The small town of Izamal is also called the Yellow City. It's one of Mexico's "magical towns." from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37k2Cjk

Reinventing Abu Dhabi's oldest building

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Considered the symbolic birthplace of Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn is arguably the most captivating site in the United Arab Emirates capital. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36bduQv
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Take a photo tour of the unusual buildings that make up Abu Dhabi's amazing and modern skyline, including the Aldar Building, the world's first circular skyscraper. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2OivdM9

Japan Airlines is giving away 50,000 free tickets

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Travelers visiting Japan during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics can apply for free air tickets on Japan Airlines (JAL) for travel on selected domestic routes. The "Win a trip with JAL" campaign is open to members of the JAL Mileage Bank registered outside of Japan. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2MCpEd9

Facing off in the world's only traditional sumo ring outside Japan

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The Brazilian city of São Paulo has a traditional sumo wrestling gym that cultivates the Japanese sport in South America. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SDtmr4
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Eric Palmieri, a fifth-generation Italian baker, makes artwork out of pizza. CNN affiliate WPRI reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2rAgIhf

This pizza maker makes a feast for the taste buds AND the eyes

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We've grown up being told not to play with our food - but a pizza maker in Rhode Island does just that to create works of art that will make your stomach growl. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZtgfKq
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A pizza baker in Rhode Island combines his love of art and his love of the pie to make some amazing pizzas that are almost too pretty to eat. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2F0ckeE

Where is the new year celebrated first?

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Have you ever wondered where in the world is the first place to celebrate the new year? Hint: It's two small island chains in the Pacific that are west of the international date line and south of the equator. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Zvws1E

Italian ski resort goes plastic-free

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Pejo 3000, a small ski resort in the Val di Sole area of the Trentino region in Italy's Dolomites, has ditched single-used plastic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34YzbBF

A hiker was killed in Muir Woods National Monument after a redwood tree collapsed

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A hiker from Minnesota died after a redwood tree collapsed and struck him at Muir Woods National Monument in Northern California, officials said. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37ms3B1
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On average, six people die every week in the National Park system according to officials. The parks work hard and offer tips to keep hundreds of millions of yearly visitors safe. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2M2Anip

This 10-bedroom mansion in New York was offered for only $50,000, with one catch

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A 6,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom Victorian mansion could've been yours for only $50,000, but there was one catch: You had to put together a restoration proposal for the historic property in order to be considered. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QjRZGt

Australia woos Brexit-weary British tourists with sun, surf, cute critters and Kylie Minogue

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Australian tourism officials are banking on Kylie Minogue to convince British tourists to take a break from all the political drama at home and take in the sights Australia has to offer. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SvWe4j

Marvel at these photos from the last solar eclipse of the decade

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Commonly referred to as the "ring of fire" eclipse, this solar event occurs annually as the moon passes in front of the sun, covering the sun's center and leaving a blazing ring of light around the moon's silhouette. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/378LHjv

Museum of Hangovers opens just in time for NYE

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Exhibits at the new Museum of Hangovers include random objects people found the morning after a boozy night and an interactive section where they can share their own best and worst hangover experiences. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2EUNLji
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Jessica Van Meir was on a Virgin Atlantic flight for business when she received lewd and harassing messages on the plane's in-flight messaging system. The story sparked outrage. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33kpKML

The last solar eclipse of the year is Christmas evening. Here's how to watch

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Consider it a Christmas gift from the universe to the world: a solar eclipse, the perfect ending to the holiday. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QhxBpn

A restaurant in Tennessee serves free Southern-style meals to anyone who walks in on Christmas

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This year marks Candice O'Brien Beasley's seventh year offering free meals to anyone who visits her restaurant on Christmas Day. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35YOFXN

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser, the world's tallest, erupted a record number of times this year

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Another year, another record set by the tallest active geyser in the world. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2EQFaOr

You can still buy $1 homes all over Italy

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It's not too late! Those homes in Italy costing 1 dollar (roughly 1 euro) are still for sale. From Gangi in Sicily to Borgomezzavalle near the Alps, here's your bargain Italian house roundup. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SoEGXO
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Italy has taken a range of steps to counter the depopulation of small communities after one in four have been declared ghost towns in recent years. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2t5GABV

Christmas traditions around the world

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For the millions of Americans who celebrate the Christian holiday of Christmas, the holiday is synonymous with traditions of everything from baking and decorating Christmas cookies to trimming a Christmas tree with heirloom ornaments. Americans go on marathon shopping trips, both in store and online to find that perfect gift while listening to Christmas carols. Stockings are hung and people enjoy Christmas parades, concerts and the classic Christmas films with a glass of eggnog or mug of hot cocoa. Around the world, Christmas traditions vary, but sharing a joyous spirit is a common theme. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QcUJ8s

Rare black rhino born at Michigan zoo on Christmas Eve

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It's a boy! A zoo in Michigan is celebrating its newest addition -- a baby black rhino. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2MpHEaT

How KFC became a Christmas tradition in Japan

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Almost every year since she was a child, Hokkaido resident Naomi has looked forward to her family's traditional Christmas meal: a KFC "party barrel" brimming with salad, cake and lots of fried chicken. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2EMpEDp

After a 50-year 'ban,' a Wisconsin town is allowing snowball fights again

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The city council in Wausau, Wisconsin, is looking to tweak a nearly 50-year-old law prohibiting throwing snowballs within city limits. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZiZiSQ

Airline moves to 'gender neutral' greetings

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European airline easyJet has advised crew to use more 'friendly' and inclusive language while addressing passengers, instead of the standard 'ladies and gentlemen' from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/365UzpW

Dense fog causing significant issues at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports

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Dense fog in the Chicago area is causing significant delays and cancellations for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2tO8H9i

Baby Jesus repairman in Quito honors rich tradition

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In Quito, Ecuador, a man and his wife repair and restore religious figurines. The baby Jesus icon is one the most treasured in the culture. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2F1iz1X
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See photos of a time-honored Ecuadorian tradition in Quito -- the restoration and repair of religious figurines such as baby Jesus. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34Y0GeZ

Santa delivers gifts to baby animals at Cincinnati Zoo

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There were a bunch of animals on Santa's nice list this year at the Cincinnati Zoo. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/393GtY9
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Take a 60 second vacation to São Paulo from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35fgZER

White Sands National Monument has been designated as the newest US national park

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The United States has its 62nd national park. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2riy5TA

600 gallons of oil spilled in waters off Galapagos Islands

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Emergency teams in the Galapagos Islands are working to contain a 600-gallon oil spill after a cargo vessel overturned while being loaded with containers early Sunday, local officials said on Twitter. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36Xbk6M

Best new cruise ships for 2020

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Dreaming of a fabulous sea getaway? A brand-new ship with the latest in innovations and enhancements may be the way to go. Check out CNN Travel's 10 best new cruise ships for 2020. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Qe7kIl
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View photos of the top cruise ships that will be making their maiden voyages in 2020, including the Crystal Endeavor and the Odyssey of the Seas. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2PQMrEn
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As cruise ships have become epic resorts on the seas, cruise companies want to improve their reputation for overcrowding towns and taxing the environment. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2PS9yOW

How 2019 changed flying forever

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From the collapse of Thomas Cook to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, 2019 was a dramatic year for aviation. Here are the most talked-about moments from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34UEG4F