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See spectacular newly restored Pompeii frescoes

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One of Pompeii's oldest frescoes, the House of the Ceii, has been restored to its former glory with the help of laser technology. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZRx5n6

World's rarest marine dolphin finds protection in this flying friend

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There are only about 63 adult Maui dolphins left on earth. This new technology aims to help protect them from some of their biggest threats. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3uAOv5w

'Firefall' 2021 lights up in orange glory -- and Yosemite has extended the viewing

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For all the world, it looks like dangerous hot lava streaming down the side of a cliff. But no, that's not volcanic activity in Yosemite National Park in California. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37LOFNI

South Africans get their tongues round Gqeberha, the new name for Port Elizabeth

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South Africa's city of Port Elizabeth has been officially renamed to Gqeberha -- derived from the Xhosa language -- the native tongue of late political hero Nelson Mandela. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37NfaT2

The 20 best soups around the world

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If a bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in comfort, you've got plenty of company. So here are 20 of the world's best soups -- from Mexico to Japan -- to fill stomach and soul. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3uy7ca0

Cheese rolls: How a humble snack became a signature New Zealand food

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A cheese roll may seem simple: it's basically a slice of bread with cheese-based filling, rolled up and toasted until slightly crispy. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aRBI6V

Dolphin 'stampede' caught on camera

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A dolphin tour off the coast of Newport Beach, California, got a special treat when they encountered a "stampede" of dolphins. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37I79i6

Airplane seat revolution creates one of biggest beds in the sky

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One of the largest beds in the sky is set to debut in just a few months time when JetBlue starts flying its A321neos from Boston and New York to London. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3snSz7j

What it's like to live on Italy's Covid-free islands

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There are very few places across the globe that have managed to escape the Covid-19 pandemic; even Antarctica has reported cases. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3uDeppw

Risky business? Balancing Mexico's pandemic response with tourism

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Along the beaches of Mexico, typically teeming with vacationers, there is a struggle between two powerful forces that won't be going anywhere anytime soon: The very real concern for health and safety during the pandemic and an equally valid concern for economic survival. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3sll6uc

Mystery of 60-year-old photos is solved

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After a collection of mysterious photographs of Alaska were published on CNN, the people featured in them have step forward to identify themselves and revealed their delight at reconnecting with a past that they thought had been lost for good. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2NSM7Gm

This man has climbed every mountain in Hong Kong

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Surrounded by photos, maps and other documents, 45-year-old photographer Simon Wan Chi-Chung is planning his next great Hong Kong adventure. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aKW7dU

Japan's Naked Festival wasn't the same this year

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This time a year ago, thousands gathered for Japan's annual Hadaka Matsuri -- also popularly known as the "Naked Festival"-- in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Honshu island. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3uoBQTs

Airbus CEO: Could ramp up production by second half of 2021

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Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury discusses how UK production levels remain competitive and how he expects air travel to go back to pre-pandemic levels by 2024 with CNN's Richard Quest. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3uephts

South Korea hotel apologizes after honeymooners discover people can see into mirrored sauna

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An upscale hotel in South Korea has issued an apology for a mistake that may have enabled outsiders to see into their sauna. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bdR1WE

Eco-friendly cruise ships to be powered by sails

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French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique is planning to construct cruise ships topped by striking 80 meter "eco-friendly" paneled sails, made of fiberglass and carbon. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dolX9c

See Mardi Gras 2021 versus 2020

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Mardi Gras celebrations are very different this year as Covid-19 restrictions have closed much of the French Quarter, leaving Bourbon Street deserted compared to 2020's festivities. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZpwpoN

30 classic Italian dishes that everyone should try

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Think of Italy and you're likely to think of food first, and all the other beautiful things it offers second. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2N7qnH4

How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 international tourism success story

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In most destinations, being a million tourists short over the previous year would be a huge cause for concern, the result of a horrible natural disaster. But that was before 2020, and before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we travel forever. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3u5C2Xq

This is Mardi Gras during a pandemic

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No parades, limited gatherings and shuttered bars. A normally raucous Bourbon Street almost devoid of people. No sign of crowds who traveled far and wide from other places. And absolutely frigid weather on top of it all. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aq924P

Countries welcoming vaccinated travelers

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry, countless destinations around the world are rolling out vaccines to their most vulnerable citizens. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qs76OK

'Sweetheart clause' allows couples to reunite amid pandemic

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Thousands of long-distance couples have been separated by travel bans since the pandemic began. Some countries, including France, have introduced a "sweetheart clause" allowing non-married binational couples to reunite. CNN's Cyril Vanier has more. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dbFLMV

Why this will be the hottest airplane seat in 2021

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Premium economy. The two words might seem a weird combination in airline terms, since it's a rare airline where economy seats feel premium these days. But these seats between coach and business class on international flights were heating up even before Covid-19, and as we all start to travel again in 2021, they're set to be a must-fly for many passengers. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pmNcTZ

How Italy changed Stanley Tucci

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A year in Florence as a boy changed the actor's life and put him on the path he's still on today. Now, he's returned to the country of his origins to explore how the history of Italy is entwined with its food - and why what Americans think of as Italian food is far from the reality. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZdlheL

They love each other but Covid has torn them apart

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Unmarried couples of differing nationalities separated by coronavirus travel bans will spend this year's Valentine Day apart from their loved one. Here's how Covid is hurting long distance love. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ajdiTO

Covid passports could deliver a 'summer of joy,' Denmark hopes

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Desperate to thaw its frozen economy, Denmark is seeking to become the first country to formally introduce Covid-19 vaccination passports that would allow its borders to open. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3d6Dv9S

What happened when I attended the wrong Spanish wedding

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Nicole Hidalgo was so excited to travel to the Spanish city of Seville for her friend Jose's wedding, until she realized she was at the wrong church. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tFKbBw

I moved from Hong Kong to Barbados during the pandemic

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Freelance writer Andrea Lo jumped at the chance of relocating to Barbados after being accepted onto the island's digital nomad visa scheme. But moving 16,000 kilometers away during a pandemic wasn't without its challenges. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rCBVAy

A corner of Europe still welcoming outsiders

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Most European countries have sealed their borders to visitors from beyond the continent, but Croatia remains open for those willing to test and quarantine. Now it's trying to attract digital nomads by making it even easier to stay long term. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Z9Sqb7

The man crossing the world on a highline

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With calloused bare feet and toes nearly numb, Ryan Robinson carefully rappels his way down the sheer cliff face. A daring feat, no doubt. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Nh81D0

The people rushing to buy cheap Italian homes

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The small Italian town of Biccari has registered interest from more than 20,000 people across the world eager to buy one of the cheap houses its putting on sale, with some saying Covid has spurred their desire to relocate. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aTSe5k

Lunar New Year 2021: Ushering in the Year of the Ox

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Though parties and travel may be discouraged in much of the world right now as Covid-19 casts a shadow over Lunar New Year for the second year in a row, that doesn't mean there aren't ways we can still mark the occasion. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3p1GcM5

US considers Covid-19 testing requirement for domestic air travel

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The Biden administration is considering a rule that would require negative Covid-19 test results for domestic air travel, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tGzgaY

The 2,000 year history of Italy's favorite dish

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Today, pizza is one of the world's most famous foods. But it's taken around 2,000 years to get there, from its roots in ancient Greece to its Renaissance status as a cake, to its resurgence in Naples in the 18th century. Here's how it traveled around the world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cRrCEF

What it was like spending a week alone on a Swedish island

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Swedish nurse Lisa Enroth won a contest to spend seven days watching movies from Göteborg Film Festival's on an isolated, windswept lighthouse island. Here's what happened after the boat left her all alone. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rAqABc

No floats? No problem. See the houses keeping the Mardi Gras tradition alive

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Krewe of Houses has started a grassroots effort after Mardi Gras celebrations were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 3,000 New Orleanians have turned their homes into "parade floats" as ornate as the real thing. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rpcXEL

South Korea's all-purple Banwol Island is a photographer's dream

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A South Korean farming community has reinvented itself by transforming into an attraction perfect for the Instagram era. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2N7nFB2

How Dubai is paying the price for letting in tourists

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Opening up to everyone, Dubai has reaped the profits from winter sun tourists escaping locked-down Europe, but after rising tide of Covid cases and criticism of its social influencer and celebrity party scene, the emirate is rethinking its policies. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rpI4A0

Canada extends cruise ship ban to 2022. That's bad news for Alaska tourism, too

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People who have been hoping to cruise the northern waters of North America this summer will have to place their travel dreams in dry dock for now. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aH7XEL

TSA: Mask violators face $250 fine

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Violators of the federal transportation face mask requirement face a $250 fine that increases for subsequent violations, the Transportation Security Administration said Friday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2MVImzM

New Orleans closing bars and banning to-go drinks during Mardi Gras

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In a citywide crackdown, New Orleans announced on Friday that it will be ordering the closure of all indoor and outdoor bars and banning to-go drinks starting next Friday through Mardi Gras day on February 16. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aGJ5gn

How the return of lava has brought hope to Hawaiʻi's recovery

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Five days before Christmas, Cheryl Gansecki, a volcanologist at the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo, was in bed when a small earthquake shook her awake sometime after 9:30 p.m. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tCNPfN

The world's most breathtaking clifftop hotels

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When it comes to what makes a hotel truly spectacular, a cliffside setting is hard to beat. There can be little doubt then that some of the most breathtaking properties in existence happen to be perched dramatically on top of cliffs. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36ZlRkH

What happens when an Instagrammer designs a superyacht

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Influencer Denis Suka has teamed up with Bushan Powar Design Studio to devise a superyacht concept named after his hugely popular Instagram account. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jjyeNc

How a 30,000-member Facebook group is helping Hong Kong navigate one of the world's longest quarantines

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I woke to the sound of my fiancée muttering "f*@!" under her breath on Christmas Eve. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3roGnmg

What happened to the Trans Europe Express

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As short-haul air travel falls out of favor with business and leisure travelers, Germany is proposing a new network of high-speed, high-quality international rail routes linking major European cities. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36GXc42

Record-breaking roller coaster will travel more than 155 miles per hour

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A roller coaster now under development in the Middle East is set to smash existing records for speed, height and track length. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rl8KSk

Pandas at National Zoo play in snow

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The Smithsonian Institution released video showing two pandas living at the National Zoo, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, taking advantage of this weekend's snowfall in Washington, DC. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oAAwIN

They met on an airplane then fell in love

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Sameer Sah insisted on getting a seat with a view on a busy British Airways flight to Cairo. That's how he found himself next to Mafalda Feliciano. The two got talking and 16 years later they're still together. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pNFPGf

Dubai cracks down on tourism industry as Covid-19 cases surge

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Dubai is cracking down on their hospitality industry as Covid-19 cases surge in the popular vacation destination. CNN's John Defterios reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2MOt0N8