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Australia just had its hottest November on record, and massive fires are already burning

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Firefighters in Australia are battling a massive bushfire that has been burning out of control for six weeks across the popular tourist spot of Fraser Island, as parts of the country's east swelter through a record-breaking heat wave following the hottest November on record. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39sbEPC

Can an AI lifeguard make beaches safer?

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Israeli tech startup Sightbit has created an AI lifeguard that watches the beach and spots dangers -- helping human lifeguards intervene earlier. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33uRyR5
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CNN's Richard Quest takes you on board United's first rapid-test Covid-19 flight. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pFO5s7
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Lonely Planet believes travel can be a force for good, a philosophy behind their Best in Travel picks for 2021. Here are some of this year's selections. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UyfApj

Pandemic limbo stretches into the Thanksgiving travel season

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The 2020 Thanksgiving travel season will be unlike any other. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, decisions about whether to fly or drive to see loved ones are enormously complicated and personal. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/370GnQL

Sunday was the busiest day for US air travel since the pandemic began

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More people passed through US airport security checkpoints on Sunday than on any other single day since the coronavirus pandemic cratered air travel, according to the Transportation Security Administration. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3lnx3Me

Now there's another problem for aviation:wasps

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A tiny insect that evaded Australia's strict biosecurity controls is threatening plane safety at Brisbane Airport. Researchers say that without proper management, keyhole wasps could travel to other Australian airports and possibly even abroad. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39sl39W

Now there's another problem for aviation:wasps

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A tiny insect that evaded Australia's strict biosecurity controls is threatening plane safety at Brisbane Airport. Researchers say that without proper management, keyhole wasps could travel to other Australian airports and possibly even abroad. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33oSW7J

If you're going to ski, here's how to do it safely

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With its wide-open spaces, skiing would seem like the perfect pandemic sport. There are enhanced safety protocols on the mountain and in the resorts, but there are still risks. You'll need to make adjustments to ski as safely as possible in the pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fNjAMk

Singer Cher has helped rescue the 'world's loneliest elephant' after decades in captivity

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A 36-year-old overweight Asian elephant, who has spent much of his life languishing alone in captivity, is on his way to a sanctuary in Cambodia -- thanks in part to the efforts of American pop star Cher. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2JovYqe
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Kaavan the elephant had languished in a zoo in Pakistan for decades. But thanks to Cher and a social media campaign, he's on his way to a new home in Cambodia. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39oScTI

National forests will let you cut your own Christmas tree

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The US Forest Service wants you to leave the artificial tree in its box this year. Instead, it recommends, cut your own Christmas tree in a national forest -- a tradition that's good for the forest, too. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2JtGfBy

Another idyllic Italian village selling $1 houses

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In the unspoiled Molise region, Castropignano has become the latest Italy village to sell houses for 1 euro click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3o5CfG9
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The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared

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A tall, silver, shining metal monolith discovered in the desert in southeastern Utah -- which prompted theories of alien placement and drew determined hikers to its secret location -- has now disappeared, the state's Bureau of Land Management said Saturday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33t3a6Z

Europe's ski resorts are facing the 'season from hell'

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Skiers and snowboarders across Europe are experiencing a roller coaster ride as doubts build over when the mountains might open for sport this winter. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2V7ZyCW

Site of Hong Kong's former Kai Tak Airport set for major transformation

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The site of the old Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport -- famous for its notoriously challenging runway in the middle of the busy city center -- is set to welcome a new sky-high landmark. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39nN4iE

Lufthansa trials lie-flat economy seat concept

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Passengers traveling on one Lufthansa route this month can buy a row of economy seats and stretch out across them, replicating the experience of a lie-flat business class bed. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mjgnXC
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Smaller long-haul planes are the future of flying -- but also its past

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On the outside, Boeing 707s are more similar to what we're flying on today -- and will fly on tomorrow -- than you might think. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2V7pnTv

This year's incredible British Ecological Society photography competition winners

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Images of a jumping spider, an elusive gecko and battling birds are among a selection of amazing photos to have been picked in this year's British Ecological Society photography competition. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mbyHli
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US air travel sets a pandemic-era record despite calls to stay home for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving week air travel has remained strong enough to set a pandemic-era record despite urging from federal health officials for Americans to spend the holiday at home. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33hTJaC
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A New York couple said they found more than 66 bottles of whiskey from the Prohibition-era hidden within the walls and floorboards of their home, which was built in 1915. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3lb2dWM
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American food may be hard to categorize, but American food history shows people in the United States have similar tastes that go beyond fast food click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/365OFYC

Viking runestones open gateway to ancient civilization

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An hour's drive north of Stockholm, the Rune Kingdom offers a mysterious portal into Sweden's past that reveals unexpected truths about the country's Viking ancestors. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fCXc8o

Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home

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When a New York couple was told their over 100-year-old home was built by a notorious bootlegger, they passed it off as small town legend. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2V3GPsg

The $550 million megayacht concept that looks like a shark

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Just weeks after unveiling an upcoming yacht concept that resembles a swan, Lazzarini Design Studio are pushing the boundaries even further with a brand new design that's shaped like a shark. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/361S8qT

CNN asks passengers why they are choosing to fly amid surge

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CNN's Pete Muntean talks to passengers about the risks they are willing to take to join their families for Thanksgiving. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3l3LO6L

Accents gone wrong and all to do with the letter 'R'

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How does an Irishman screw up an Irish accent, like in the movie "Wild Mountain Thyme"? Dialect coach Jack Wallace says it's easier than you might think. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/398DlwQ

Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite Covid-19 surge

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Travelers are packing airports despite warnings from the CDC urging Americans to stay home this year. CNN's Adrienne Broaddus reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2J1X8mP

World's most expensive cities to live in during Covid

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It's the ultimate dream for many -- move to a big city and make a glam new life. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UDQQMy

EVA Air launches speed dating 'flight to nowhere'

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It might be less spiritual than the Buddhist mantra-chanting flight in Thailand, but EVA Air's latest "flight to nowhere" idea could be just as magical -- by helping people find love in the sky. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38RZIWV

Due to Covid-19, Mardi Gras parades are canceled in New Orleans next year

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Mardi Gras parades will not be permitted next year at New Orleans' annual festival, but city officials are saying the holiday is definitely not canceled. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3f6W6kY

See Lonely Planet's Best in Travel picks for 2021

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Lonely Planet believes travel can be a force for good, a philosophy behind their Best in Travel picks for 2021 click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UyfApj

How a secretive hippie hideaway in Thailand transformed into a world-renowned beach retreat

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Michael Doyle started making regular trips to Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand in the mid-1980s, enjoying laid-back life in rustic beach bungalows around the island between stints as a psychiatric nurse in Australia. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3f88TUc

Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state

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With cases of Covid-19 reaching new heights in the United States, some states are having to adapt rapidly with their rules and regulations, especially in recent weeks. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3flP7TK

Alaska Airlines flight hits bear on runway during landing

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In an unusual collision, an airplane hit and killed a brown bear while landing at the Yakutat Airport in Alaska on Saturday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pBBia3
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TV painter Bob Ross: You can now visit his Indiana studio

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A new Bob Ross exhibit with painting workshops opened in Indiana at the studio where his famous television show was filmed. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2IxGOdv

Fat, flightless parrot named Bird of the Year

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A lengthy and bitter election campaign that dragged in competing interest groups and was sullied by a voter fraud scandal came to an unlikely end on Monday, when a fat, flightless and nocturnal parrot stunned pundits to claim an upset victory. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ICgNJw

Qantas celebrates its 100th anniversary

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Australian airline Qantas is celebrating its 100th anniversary on November 16, a rare piece of upbeat news for an aviation industry hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2IExwfE

How a Covid-19 vaccine could change travel for good

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A vaccine could change travel, from our experience of flights to hotels, and destinations on the up -- and down click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3f0DeUT

How Diwali is being celebrated across the world during Covid-19

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From making sweet treats at home to virtual Bollywood-themed quizzes, CNN Travel looks at how individuals and countries are celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights, during the pandemic click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3neY7yy

What the 737 MAX's return to the sky will mean for passengers

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Would you fly on the Boeing 737 MAX? That question is going to become all too real for passengers in the near future when the aircraft that's been grounded for some 600 days after two deadly crashes returns to service. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3lsjifW

The places still keeping tourists out during the pandemic

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From popular favorites in Asia to more off-the-radar nations, these are many of the countries and territories that still haven't opened back up to tourists during the pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ni68CT

Health minister tells Santa he's exempt from Covid-19 rules

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Millions of people across Europe are living under restrictions as the continent battles a second wave of coronavirus -- but in Belgium, authorities have decreed that one jolly worker is exempt from the rules: Santa Claus. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36zZf91
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Researchers in the Netherlands ​say they have conducted a successful maiden flight of a scale model of the Flying-V, a plane that could one day carry passengers in its wings. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2DBM50W

Sweden's new car carrier is the world's largest wind-powered vessel

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With its five, massive, solid sails, this ship will carry 7,000 cars across the Atlantic, while being almost emission-free. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/357qdEB
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Shipbuilders Wallenius Marine have designed a transatlantic car carrier that cuts carbon emissions by 90%, compared to standard car carriers. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35ra3qG