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Backpacking is a rite of passage for many travelers. Covid could end it forever

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Backpacking trips have been something of a rite of passage for young people for almost 70 years. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3o6DHbG

Thailand bans food, drink, newspapers and magazines on domestic flights

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In an effort to stem the tide of the coronavirus, Thailand has banned food, drink and any printed materials other than safety information cards on board domestic flights. The airlines will have to follow the regulations or could face possible penalty from their regulator, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aZK4tB

America's 'worst' airport tries to reinvent itself

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It's long been the bane of traveling New Yorkers' lives, and incoming president Joe Biden once described it as "third world." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/382jfmY

Furloughed Japanese airline staff to work as Shinto shrine attendants during New Year's holidays

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Around the world, many furloughed employees are toughing out the coronavirus pandemic by taking second or third jobs. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2MdTNlO

How flying will change in 2021

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It was a fitting place for an industry in need of a miracle. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aV88hd

What happened when two virtual strangers booked an Airbnb together

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The prospect of finding true love during a global pandemic seems almost impossible, especially if you're stuck in lockdown and hate dating apps. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3o1ok4n

They eat what? New Year's food traditions around the world

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New Year's Day is meant for food. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QR2jb6

Sydney Christmas beach party sparks 'backpacker' deportation threat from Australian immigration minister

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Australia's Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs has threatened to cancel the visas of any visitors caught breaking rules designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country, after hundreds of people attended a beach party in Sydney's Bronte Beach on Christmas Day. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3psDHmG

'Critically endangered' monkey and armored slug among 503 new species named in 2020

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A monkey that lives on the edge of an extinct volcano, an amphibian that breathes through its skin and an armored slug are among the 503 new species named by London's Natural History Museum this year. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rDyJWd

Maintaining Hong Kong's 400 miles of hiking trails, one step at a time

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Felix Yeung stops to allow a pair of huge, black buffaloes to lumber past. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nYgAjK

Australian yachtsman rescued after spending hours clinging to a beacon in the ocean

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An Australian sailor has been rescued after being found clinging to a beacon in the Pacific Ocean. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34XSwWu

Pokémon plane takes off in Japan

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a ... Jigglypuff? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mP4JTv

2020 wasn't all terrible. Here's how travel benefited from a bad year

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Brilliant tour operators going out of business. Airlines reliant on government handouts. Travelers left out of pocket on canceled trips they'd spent years planning. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37JCGAC

Boeing 737: How world's most successful airplane became its most troubled

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Over the course of its long history, the Boeing 737 has acquired more nicknames than any other commercial aircraft. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nNiOCg

Biggest circular tomb in the ancient world to open in Rome

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He was the first Roman emperor, who took over from Julius Caesar and built an empire that would eventually stretch from the UK to Egypt, boasting on his death bed that "I found Rome built of bricks, and left it marble." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aFdeyg

2 Delta passengers open the door of a moving plane and slide out (with a dog) at LaGuardia Airport

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Two passengers on a Delta flight bound for Atlanta opened a cabin door and activated the slide to exit the plane while it was taxiing to a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Monday morning, an airline spokesman said. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38osBIt

Derided in the West, spam is so beloved in Asia that one company has invented a meat-free version of it

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In a brightly lit restaurant in downtown Hong Kong, the meaty smell of fried spam fills the air. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nXNtNy

Ancient snack stall uncovered in Pompeii, revealing bright frescoes and traces of 2,000-year-old street food

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Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop that served up the ancient equivalent of street food to Roman passersby. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hgv384

Japan will ban entry to foreign nationals after Covid-19 variant detected in country

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Japan will ban foreign nationals from entering the country from Monday through the end of January after several cases of the new Covid-19 variant were recorded in the country, the Japanese foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37R7vU9

See what Bethlehem is like this Christmas

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This Christmas is like no other in Bethlehem -- the biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ. Christmas celebrations are scaled back and social distancing measures are in place to curb the spread of Covid-19. Elliot Gotkine reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2JhNwVf

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. Here are some of this year's selections. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UyfApj

Nepali airline Buddha Air flies passengers to the wrong airport

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Nepali airline Buddha Air made a blunder recently when it flew passengers to the wrong airport. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hdH3XO

How tourism, gentrification and a pandemic have changed Asia's street food scene

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A decade ago, Shilin Night Market was one of the hottest night markets in Taipei, packed to the brim with vendors slinging out hot bites of stinky tofu, barbecue squid and copious amounts of grilled meats on skewers. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2KKrXgm

A Delta passenger who jumped out of a moving plane with a dog was allegedly about to lose control

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One of the two passengers who exited a Delta flight with their dog as the plane taxied onto a runway felt he needed to leave or he would lose control, according to statements during an arraignment Tuesday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WL9VNz

Trucks turned away from ferry port as France shuts border with UK

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A growing number of European countries halted flights from the UK following the discovery of a new variant of Covid-19, said by officials to spread faster than others. CNN's Salma Abdelaziz has more. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nBb0DK

An acquired taste? McDonald's China offers burger featuring Spam and crushed Oreos

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Just when we thought we couldn't possibly be shocked by yet another bizarre fast food chain restaurant offering -- remember Domino's bubble tea pizza? -- McDonald's China has proved us wrong. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pcVhed

UK travel ban: These countries have imposed new restrictions

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Countries around the world are imposing bans and restrictions on travel from the United Kingdom to stem the transmission of a coronavirus variant that health authorities say can spread faster than others. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mNqiEh

Surviving a hotel quarantine ... with kids

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Imagine spending two weeks in a strict quarantine, not allowed to go anywhere beyond a small hotel room even to eat or exercise. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38sd8XU

A stranger saved me from a Christmas blizzard. Now I'm stranded again

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Somewhere on that 7 a.m. Greyhound bus journey between Port Authority and Albany, I started crying. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mAYpPl

Teen may be stuck in jail until April for ignoring quarantine

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A Georgia college student may be held in jail in the Cayman Islands until April 2021 for violating coronavirus quarantine. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WMTr81

Winter solstice 2020: The shortest day is long on ancient pagan traditions

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For six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere. But that's about to reverse itself. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nCBuo5

Meet the woman behind India's best bar

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In South Delhi's upmarket Greater Kailash II neighborhood, on a street lined with coffee shops and restaurants, sits India's best bar. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rf559A

Canada the latest country to halt travel from UK over new Covid-19 variant concerns

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Canada has become the latest country to halt flights from the UK following the discovery of a new variant of Covid-19, which is said by officials to spread faster than others. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3auXMVo

The pandemic shut down her chateau. Then she became a YouTube star

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What do you get when you put a former opera singer, two ex-boyfriends, her French mother, an adopted Scottish brother, a Dutch tango instructor, a Norwegian flower designer and a cheery Argentine house manager together into a sprawling 40-room French chateau? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aAy2XN

US airport workers fear for safety on Covid frontline, survey reveals

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Airport workers in the United States are on the frontline of the Covid pandemic yet many feel they are being unnecessarily exposed to risk through inadequate safety equipment or failure to offer sick pay, according to a new survey. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aoEEZ1

Pythons might become a new menu item in Florida if scientists can confirm they're safe to eat

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The predator might soon become the prey if Florida scientists can confirm that Burmese pythons -- an extremely invasive species in the Everglades -- are safe for us to eat. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37Cgc4K

Italy's €1 houses are back in time for the holidays

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Looking for a holiday gift but still not found the perfect one? Here's a last-minute idea: a home in Italy, yours for less than the price of a cup of coffee. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2KmzWQX

Llivia: The Spanish town stranded in France

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The view from the castle is so magnificent that it's easy to understand why warring empires didn't want to concede this gentle green valley, tucked between the snow-capped peaks of the Catalan Pyrenees. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38c4HQj

See the stunning ice 'castles' that you can visit

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Ice Castles are hand-made attractions that have wowed winter nature lovers since 2011, and they're back right when we need them most. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WtthXx

For the right amount of money, you can help blow up President Trump's former casino

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Atlantic City is offering critics of President Donald Trump the chance to celebrate his departure with a literal bang. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gVS4gp

The true and unadulterated history of the drop bear, Australia's most deadly -- and most fake -- predator

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Ask almost any Australian about a drop bear, and they'll likely recount a close encounter with this carnivorous, fanged cousin of the Australian koala. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3r7sRnT

Tis' the Season for Holiday Drinks

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Food and Travel Writer, Brian Freedman shares some of his favorite recipes to help add a little holiday flavor and cheers to your drinks. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2IPUHUg

A Man's Passion for Dance

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CNN's Tomeka Jones talks to Jamar Roberts, a dancer and resident choreographer for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, who shares why he expresses his voice through dance. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2IOR1SG

Archaeologists reveal new section of Aztec skull tower

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Archaeologists have uncovered 119 more human skulls on a famous Aztec tzompantli in Mexico City. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gJjENT

See how Verbier, Switzerland, is staying open amid pandemic

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While the European Union's four biggest skiing destinations - Germany, France, Italy and Austria - have decided to keep their ski lifts closed over Christmas, Switzerland has decided to keep its resorts open. CNN's Melissa Bell travels to Verbier, Switzerland, to see how the ski resort is taking measures to keep the virus away amid rising Covid-19 infections. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2JKqV3X

Russian airline designates plane seats for passengers who refuse to wear masks

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Russian airline Aeroflot has announced it will designate specific seats on board its planes for passengers who refuse to wear masks. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ntjCMC

Why we started an airline during a pandemic

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For many airlines, 2020 has been a precarious year -- with carriers navigating not just how to keep employees and passengers safe, but also how to avoid bankruptcy and layoffs as the pandemic grinds global air traffic to a halt. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3r2N2mU

'Salon under the sea' submarine dives to 1,000 meters

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Stepping off a yacht and diving to the depths of the ocean in a transparent submarine might sound like an elaborate scene from a James Bond movie. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3r9LXtJ

How risky is flying during a pandemic? What we know and how to make it safer

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In any other year, we'd be happily flying over the rivers and past the woods to get to Grandma's house more quickly for the holidays. But it's 2020, and globally there are more than 1.6 million deaths from the novel coronavirus so far -- with no end in sight. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pEhanY

Thailand partners with Tinder for matchmaking trips

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Summer flings have long been a happy, occasional perk of travel. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34yJFdZ