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This country offers free vaccine shots to foreigners

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Serbia is becoming a regional vaccination hub as it has so much vaccine, it's even offering free shots to foreigners. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports from the country's biggest vaccination center in Belgrade. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wdFQHc

Airplane cabin concepts that could change flying

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Seating arrangements that can be changed in midair and improved inflight entertainment systems are among innovative airplane interior designs that have been rewarded at the latest Crystal Cabin Awards. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39MHPZB

Gibraltar has vaccinated most of its adults. This is what it's like now

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People clinking wine glasses in bars and restaurants. Fans watching live soccer and boxing matches. As summer approaches, life has almost returned to normal in one tiny territory in southern Europe -- and there's a very good reason why. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2O6XUBs

The Americans who bought a house in Italy over the internet

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Michael and Aida Barrett bought a retirement home on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy -- without ever having been there. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3sFnv3p

Writings on walls in Northern Ireland are eerie reminders of violent past

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The European Union is suing the United Kingdom for delaying the next phase of Brexit border controls which effectively put a customs border down the Irish Sea, saying they've broken international law. In Northern Ireland, the impact of this new border is already being felt by some businesses and by Unionists who are getting increasingly angry. CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Belfast, Northern Ireland. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cxQXCQ

Supersonic airliner could fly LA to Tokyo in under three hours

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Right now, a lot of us can't even fly out of our own countries, but if Florida-based planemakers Aerion are to be believed, by the end of the decade we'll be able to jet between Los Angeles and Tokyo in under three hours. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rCe8QR

Superyacht feature transports passengers underwater in minutes

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The Hydrosphere concept can be deployed underwater from the hull of a vessel, immersing the owner and their guests into the surrounding ocean environment within minutes. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3u7ZDGf

Six sought-after recipes from 'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy'

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With international travel still largely off the table, Italy lovers around the world are getting their fix any way and anywhere. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2PFceS3

What it's really like steering the world's biggest ships

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Some of the world's biggest oceangoing vessels seem more like cities at sea than actual ships, so maneuvering these massive beasts -- from cruise ships to container vessels like the one currently blocking the Suez Canal -- is a tricky process fraught peril. This is what it's like to be at the helm of one of these leviathans. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3stoP9K

Is Thailand's Full Moon Party over for good?

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It's approaching sundown on a full moon Saturday, but revelry is in short supply in Haad Rin, home of Koh Phangan's legendary Full Moon Party. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fmsH8O

Kigali: A city with a new story to tell

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A generation of young people is embracing age-old customs in a modern way and changing the narrative of Rwanda's troubled past. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31xf12J

How the Seychelles is racing to become the world's safest destination

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The Indian Ocean island destination is reopening to all visitors, apart from travelers from South Africa, with the hope of turning things around after seeing its revenues from tourism drop by 62% last year due to the pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vXuXsW

Lessons I've learned as a Black traveler

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Traveling has given me a stable sense of identity. It's a form of escape where I feel most confident, at peace and like myself. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2PlQsmv

Riding with strangers: Life on the Lahore Metrobus

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After moving to Lahore in 2013, Pakistani artist Faizan Ahmad spent five years photographing the commuters he encountered on the Metrobus and documenting his interactions with them. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31caIcG

Should I travel? Expert advice on what to consider

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An already powerful pent-up desire to travel has only intensified with global weariness of pandemic restrictions and the rollout of vaccines in some countries. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vNmgBf

Why you should book your summer vacation now

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As worldwide travel slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, tells vacationers to beat the rush and book their summer vacations now. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38Ql3iQ

Vaccine passports may save Europe's summer, but only for the lucky ones

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The European Union has revealed its plans to introduce a vaccination certificate that will allow travel across its borders, but amid a faltering inoculation program there are fears that it could create a two-track system that lets a favored few trot the continent while others remain stuck at home. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vL2hTI

Inside Japan's Super Nintendo World

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After delays due to Covid-19 outbreaks, Super Nintendo World is finally open -- but with restrictions. CNN's Selina Wang takes a tour of the highly-anticipated park based on Nintendo's Games. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cO7YrD

What will travel look like when the pandemic is over?

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The coronavirus has fundamentally altered our lives in many ways, especially when it comes to travel. Some of the changes to how we make journeys will last well beyond the pandemic's end. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/30XWjkb

She wanted a dream house in Bali. This is what happened

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Bali first captured Kayti Denham's heart when she came to the Indonesian island for her honeymoon in the 1980s. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cFakZu

The world's 'most dangerous' cheese

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It's illegal to buy and sell, but casu marzu, a maggot-infested sheep milk cheese is a revered delicacy on the Italian island of Sardinia and locals hope their unusual delicacy can shed its hazardous reputation to be embraced as a food of the future. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qXJ11R

A giant manta ray jumped out of the ocean and photobombed a surfer in Florida

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A lucky photographer captured an amazing shot of a giant manta ray that leaped out of the water as he was taking pictures of surfers from a Florida beach. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38QLqF8

How the letter X is changing the game for travelers — and what that could mean for the US

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When Gemma Hickey tried to travel to Ontario in January 2017 with a Canadian passport marked female, airport personnel questioned it. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3f1H42f

Coronavirus and travel: Everything you need to know

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There is no doubt that interest in traveling and making future plans is picking up -- raising lots of questions about how to safely navigate the new travel landscape as the pandemic eases. Here's what you need to consider. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tHmZ5p

Before Air Force One there was Train Car One

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"Amtrak Joe" Biden's love of railways could see a change in fortunes for US train travel, evoking an era when presidents regularly roamed the rails. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cMunWi

13 of India's best islands

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India is gigantic -- there are 28 states, with cultural and linguistic divergences between them. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/30NW4In

The surreal photos that show how Covid has changed travel

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It's been a surreal year for travel as the Covid-19 pandemic brought aviation to a halt, museums and hotels shuttered their doors and once bustling tourist destinations from Paris to Phuket became ghost towns. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vt7BuR

The last of Hong Kong's original wooden junk boats is still afloat

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You may not know what a junk boat is, but odds are high that you've seen one. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tBpPJ9

There are Irish pubs all over the world. In Ireland they're in big trouble

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Ireland. Close your eyes and picture what you think of when you envision the Emerald Isle. The green. The natural beauty. That distinctive accent. But above all, Ireland is forever associated with its famed hospitality -- the warmth of its people and its pubs. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Q35EFm

Experts fear virus variants will join travelers over spring break

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Spring break travelers are cutting loose after a year of quarantines and lockdown restrictions. CNN's Joe Johns reports experts are concerned over the collision of increased travel and the coronavirus pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rHPDTb

When can we go on a cruise again?

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It's a year since cruising found itself at the heart of the Covid crisis, prompting a global shutdown and a scramble for ships to find safe harbor. The multi-billion dollar industry is eager to restart operations and is trying to make cruises Covid safe. Here's what you need to know about when passengers will be able to set sail once more. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38GQhZG

How this fruit became the star of Italian cooking

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Pizza, pasta -- what would Italian food be without tomato? What we think of as an essential ingredient in Italian food, however, was once scorned by the Italians who thought it was poisonous. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vi9L0o

The greatest airplane beds in the sky

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The most luxurious thing in the sky is to stretch out on a fully flat bed and sleep your way through a night flight, arriving refreshed the next morning. These are some of the best in-flight lie-flat experiences available. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qGD7So

Vaccinated Israelis can use this passport to enjoy new freedoms

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Israel is easing its Covid-related restrictions and allowing vaccinated citizens new freedoms. Using an app or a certificate showing vaccination status, citizens now have access to concerts, gyms and indoor dining. CNN's Sam Kiley reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vnHjKL

Italy unveils 'covid-free trains' to tourist destinations

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Covid-secure trains, where passengers and staff are tested before boarding, will debut on tourist routes for the summer. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2PUx7Jl

Bahamas private island goes on sale for $19.5 million

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Little Ragged Island in the Bahamas is 720 acres of undeveloped Caribbean paradise -- and it's listed for auction at $19.5 million . click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eDqrd1

Italian town sells €1 houses with no deposit required

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The depopulated town of Laurenzana, located in Southern Italy's Basilicata region, has set itself apart from the competition by softening some of the rules for its bargain home scheme. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vbGeFK

What Dubai looked like before it boomed

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In the space of 50 years, Dubai has grown from a small trading outpost into one of the planet's most iconic cities. So what was it like before oil transformed it into a glitzy destination defined by its spectacular skyline. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3sXJToC

Your own private Patagonia

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Perito Moreno National Park in southern Argentina is blessed with emblematic beauty and outstanding visitor infrastructure, and you just might have the place to yourself. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bwqeq1

She's the first female tour guide in Afghanistan, but she's determined not to be the last

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For many people who work as tour guides, showing people around a new city involves a little bit of getting off the beaten track. But when there is no track at all, you just have to blaze one yourself. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38hdvFs

'We were the only airplanes in the sky'

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Half the planet's airline pilots are grounded while the other half must navigate a strange world of wipedowns, swabbing and quarantines as they try to stay safe while keeping continents connected. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bqhS2S

The race against time to save Pompeii

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From saucy artwork to graffiti that changes everything we know about Pompeii, the last few years have seen discovery after discovery emerge from the ruined city. That's because the first major archaeological digs at the site since World War II have been started in a race against time to protect the remains -- and prevent looters. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36HEqtU

UK destinations brace for tourist pandemonium

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Destinations across the UK are preparing for an influx of domestic tourism when Covid-19 restrictions lift. After months of lockdown, there's a feeling of relief, mixed with concern about potential chaos when UK tourists are let loose. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qlWTm8

Exploring the beauty of Indonesia's dragon archipelago

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Manta rays hover, wings pulsing, on the fast currents of the Flores Sea. Komodo dragons, earth's largest lizard, skulk in the scrubby forests of Komodo and Rinca. A peachy sunrise illuminates the rugged flanks and slender spine of Padar Island. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eq9pP4

Sex, Nazis and da Vinci: The hidden history of Italian rice

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It was the movie that added sex appeal to the gritty neorealist film period and made a star out of actress Silvana Mangano. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3rnUrgc

Inside Russia's deep frozen ghost towns

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Photographer Maria Passer tells CNN Travel about her recent travels to the ghost towns that surround the Arctic coal mining center of Vorkuta, Russia. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bfVpWn

The woman bringing a Caribbean twist to French Champagne

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A region in the north of France roughly twice the size of San Francisco is the birthplace of a revered sparkling wine synonymous with wealth, luxury and exclusivity. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bhHEXk

World's first space hotel scheduled to open in 2027

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Voyager Station is a cruise ship-style hotel built from modules connected into a ring that will rotate to create artificial gravity in orbit. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2O13jtR

The flight attendant who fell in love on an airplane

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In September 1970 Jocelyne Nowaski was working as chief flight attendant on a Pan American World Airways flight from Paris to New York when her life changed forever. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3belIwd

Italy has a new way to combat overtourism

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The Uffizi, one of the world's most famous art galleries, is launching regional outposts in an effort to protect itself from being overwhelmed by visitors when travel returns to normal. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3sDQJzm