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Italian town sells ready-to-occupy homes at bargain prices

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Biccari in the southeastern Puglia region is offering homes for sale from $9,000 that are ready to move into as well as more dilapidated properties for just over $1. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3r8AUzM

A musical museum first for African Americans

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Sing gospel with Bobby Jones and record your own rap song. The first national museum to bring all African American musical genres together into one interactive space opens in Nashville. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3adeua0

Spat on and kicked: Why these workers want a mask mandate

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On the frontlines of enforcing their company mask policies, flight attendants and train conductors are calling for federal regulation to keep both passengers and crew safe. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3o9ybUR

The mystery of the 60-year-old travel photos

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Jennifer Skupin bought a box of slides at an Amsterdam flea market in 2008. Now she's trying to track down the story behind the photos. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3r5gmIN

Spain launches low-cost bullet train

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Spanish state operator Renfe's low-cost service AVLO takes passengers between Madrid and Barcelona in just two and half hours. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qRn5G2

UK imposes hotel quarantine for travelers from Covid hotspots

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British people arriving home from 22 "high risk" countries will have to undergo a 10-day hotel quarantine at their own expense, as the United Kingdom tightens border controls to try to curb one of the world's worst Covid-19 outbreaks. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2KRVx3R

New Zealand tells tourists to stop copying other people's travel photos

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New Zealand is really bored of your Instagram posts. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2M9ZQbl

Taiwanese man fined $35K for breaking home quarantine 7 times

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A Taiwanese man has been fined $1 million New Taiwan Dollars ($35,000) for repeatedly breaking his home quarantine. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YkYGMR

US airport screeners confiscated guns at record rate in 2020

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Airport security screeners are finding guns at US checkpoints at about twice the rate they did in 2019, according to new Transportation Security Administration data. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36e91i0

How Italy accidentally invented the perfect Covid-era hotel

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Medieval architects, deserted towns and remote countryside -- what sounds like the ingredients for a horror movie could actually be the recipe for the perfect Covid-era hotel. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3l3Sxxp

A London museum wants to challenge common perceptions of the Holocaust

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New galleries due to open in London's Imperial War Museum later this year will challenge commonly held views about the Holocaust, with a focus on the "ordinary" people who carried out the atrocity. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2KRA62S

This restaurant's menu offers bluntly honest descriptions of the dishes

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Feigang Fei, owner of Cuisine AuntDai in Montreal, wants to be honest with you. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Y9QwXy

Disneyland to reimagine Jungle Cruise ride following years of criticism

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Disney has announced that it is rethinking a classic theme park attraction following years of criticism from fans. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pn7YDR

Appalachian Trail Conservancy recommends that hikers delay long expeditions to 2022 due to Covid-19

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For those who have hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) on their bucket list for the year, Covid-19 may prove to be an unexpected complication. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3t1lkI8

Welcome to Wakayama, one of Japan's most underrated destinations for foodies

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There's no denying Tokyo is one of the world's food capitals. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39hzAom

Soviet flying beast that never quite took off

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The only surviving prototype of the unusual Bartini Beriev VVA-14 vertical takeoff airplane now sits dilapidated in a field near Moscow, but it was once the hope of the Soviet Union against US submarine attacks. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2KPWObR

Concorde successor AS2 takes leap forward

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Florida-based company Aerion breaks ground on a new production HQ for its 1,000mph AS2 private jet click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3carfEU

What it's like to be a lighthouse keeper

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Running a lighthouse off the sometimes stormy Pacific coast of Canada is an unusual and isolated job -- even more so in the middle of a pandemic. Lightkeeper Caroline Woodward reveals why she left behind a life in publishing to keep the seas safe. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qQzASk

What 'vaccine passports' mean for your summer vacation

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As tourism-dependent countries call for Covid inoculation certificates to help open up borders, concerns are raised over whether vaccination passports could be divisive, dangerours or just plain wrong. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3chsWAz

The place that helped inspire American democracy

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In the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, you'll find a rich heritage of democracy and women's rights alongside iconic eateries and artistic havens. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qFzLzC

No beaches or booze: What South Africa's top tourist spot looks like during Covid

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With summer in full swing, South Africans have been cautiously letting the sunshine in as the country battles its second coronavirus wave. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3942vMp

Europe's Star Cities, marvels of Renaissance engineering

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Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, Europe's geometrically perfect "star cities" were engineered by some of the most brilliant minds of their time, but their wonders can only be truly appreciated from the air click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iBRF3p

The secret town where Soviets hid their nukes

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Surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes, the Polish destination of Borne Sulinowo is a popular spot for outdoor getaways, but it also harbors dark secrets that prompted the Soviets to wipe it from their maps. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qD2Njg

Seychelles opens to Covid-vaccinated travelers

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The Seychelles has reopened its borders and dropped quarantine requirements to all travelers who've been vaccinated against Covid-19. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2M0bmFY

What it's like inside a luxury Caribbean 'vacation bubble'

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A trip to Anguilla involves significant maneuvering and expense, but this Caribbean island's luxury vacation bubble and low-risk coronavirus status offer peace of mind that's hard to come by these days. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3syuawV

This chef is redefining authentic Indian food

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Chef Jessi Singh was born in Punjab, India, and grew up between Australia and America. He brings his unique culinary journey to modern Indian cuisine, including his signature buffalo milk kebabs. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39JI0ny

The race to create the world's fastest sail boat

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For more than eight years, the world sailing speed record has remained unbroken. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39DXRnH

Qatar Airways to retire half of its A380 planes

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Qatar Airways is retiring half of its fleet of Airbus A380s, the world's largest passenger plane. It's the latest nail in the coffin for the double-decker superjumbo click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nIOjwz

New Zealand closes road for a month to let sea lions nest safely

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John Wilson Ocean Drive in Dunedin will be closed after rare New Zealand sea lions made their home at a nearby golf course and started "regularly crossing the road to get to the beach," according to local officials. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2MTBFxV

Champs-Élysées set for green transformation

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One of the most famous avenues in Paris, the Champs-Élysées, is set for a facelift that will see it transformed into a green, pedestrian-friendly space, after Mayor Anne Hidalgo gave the go-ahead for a major renovation project. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2XBDpxP

Waldorf Astoria's new private island costs $80,000 per night

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For those with the means, a private island in a tropical destination is the ultimate place to isolate from the global pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iiFf0b

Venice is watching tourists' every move

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The lagoon city has famously suffered overtourism in recent years. Now Venice is fighting back with a state-of-the-art system tracking visitors' movements. The ultimate goal? To change tourism for the better. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qdY6we

The tourists who think travel restrictions don't apply to them

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2021 has begun with a flurry of court cases where tourists are prosecuted for flouting Covid-19 regulations. So who's breaking the rules -- and why do they think they can get away with it? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35zCgeF

Couple spend lockdown making over Irish stately home

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Couple Neil Watt and Kris Reid have been spending the pandemic living alone in Northern Ireland's Castle Ward and have used their time to give the huge 18th-century stately home a makeover. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3q77n9k

China debuts bullet train that can operate in extremely cold temperatures

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China has unveiled a new high-speed bullet train designed for extremely cold climates. The CR400AF-G train can operate at speeds of up to 350 kilometers per hour in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38zHPvq

When will international travel return?

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Can we resume international trips in 2021 despite a pandemic stronger than ever? There's hope: Summer vacations abroad may happen in a big way this year. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bAdkI3

Spectacular city carved from snow and ice rises in China

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The world's largest snow and ice festival is underway in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, attracting visitors to its vast illuminated sculptures for its 37th winter, albeit with some Covid restrictions in place. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2JXmMto

The man searching for pirate treasure in the Seychelles

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John Cruise-Wilkins is a man on a mission. Like his late father Reginald before him, he believes there is great beauty to be found beneath an unprepossessing stretch of road in northern Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3q01niv

Film festival invites fans to watch movies alone on a Swedish island

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Taking social distancing to a whole new level, Sweden's Göteborg Film Festival is inviting one cinema fan to spend seven days on an isolated lighthouse island, with only movies and the North Sea for company. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3opXy5T

A Seychelles mystery: Hunting for pirate treasure

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Centuries ago, the stunning island nation of Seychelles was a playground for pirates. CNN's Richard Quest goes on a real-life hunt for some of the most infamous buried treasure in Mahe. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pY0fMB

The world's most powerful passports for 2021

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Temporary travel bans have undercut the freedoms traditionally enjoyed by the world's most powerful passports, with an Asian country holding onto the No.1 slot but the UK and the United States plummeting down the real-world ranking click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oiDjHe

In Australia and Taiwan's fight against Covid, flight crews are proving to be their Achilles heel

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Countries around the Asia-Pacific region have closed borders and imposed strict quarantine requirements, essentially sealing themselves off from the world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2L5EM5p

Macao's newest resort, The Londoner, is a shrine to all things British

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Attention, anglophiles. London's calling... from Macao. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2KX6Vf7

Ryanair 'jab and go' ad investigated after sparking 1,600 complaints

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Europe's largest airline Ryanair is being investigated by the UK's Advertising Standards Agency after a "jab and go" advertising campaign promoting air travel as coronavirus vaccinations are rolled out attracted more than a thousand complaints. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pOnyYY

How Brexit will change travel

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Are UK citizens now locked out of Europe? Will EU citizens be able to travel to the UK with identity cards? And what about health care -- and travel with pets? Brexit has many ramifications for travel, whether you're from the UK, EU or further afield. Here are some of your burning questions answered. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38TRg82

The woman who found whales in Kenya

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Largely thanks to the efforts of a "citizen scientist," the country now has a burgeoning marine tourism industry, with tourists seeking out the coastal town of Watamu for its humpback whales. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38ZqlYI

The world's safest airlines for 2021 revealed

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There may have been far fewer airplanes in the skies this past year, but if you're looking ahead to future travel, you might take heed of the latest rankings of the world's safest airlines from AirlineRatings.com. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nbp8Cs

Bali's Kuta Beach cleared of tons of plastic waste

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Tons of trash have washed onto Bali's famous Kuta Beach, prompting locals to spend the first day of the new year staging a cleanup. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rTlyAo

A drunk taxi passenger refused to wear a face mask -- so his driver took him to the police station

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A man in British Columbia, Canada, is starting the new year with hundreds of dollars in fines after police officials said he touched his taxi driver's face and refused to wear a face mask inside the car. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2X9kJW9

Anger as Mexico's Covid-19 czar makes beach trip amid worst days of pandemic

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Imagine Dr. Fauci heading to a beach in Miami for some vacation right now. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35c5C2z