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See 100 mermaids in a world record performance

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A resort in Sanya, China, scored the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater mermaid show, which featured 100 professional divers. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3voxtHA

Tiny cabins become hot property in pandemic

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Getaway is a mini-vacation concept that has grown in the past six years from a few tiny cabins outside of Boston to 581 custom-built cabins sprinkled across 15 locations in the United States. The "totally socially distant" business has had a very busy pandemic year. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3u3Pjz7

YouTubers face deportation from Bali over fake mask stunt

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Two YouTubers are facing deportation from Bali after they made a prank video that depicted one of them breaking local mask laws. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SdDAQL

Too spicy for tourists? The Thailand cuisine few travelers experience

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The toughest reservation in Bangkok? It's almost certainly a place called Sorn. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eIbzbo

A domestic flight in Australia was delayed so long passengers had to quarantine

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It seems like every day a country changes its coronavirus regulations, causing travelers to rush home from vacations early or expats to find themselves stranded abroad. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vqjctT

Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel memorialized with bust at Washington National Cathedral

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The Washington National Cathedral has unveiled a stone carving of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel to recognize his legacy as a human rights defender "dedicated to combating indifference and intolerance." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3u28iKF

Americans get another reprieve on a new ID requirement to fly

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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) again delayed the deadline for enforcement of REAL ID requirements, the latest pandemic-related extension for the program aimed at establishing a consistent security standard for issuing driver's licenses and other identification. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nCMd33

'Mad Max' superyacht concept powered by airplane jet engines

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Yacht designer Uros Pavasovic has come up with a rather unorthodox way of utilizing discarded aircraft and pushing the boundaries of superyacht design simultaneously. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nrwyDz

This train station tracks social distancing with 'digital twins'

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At London's St Pancras International, new camera and modeling technology by UK startup OpenSpace has helped the train station maintain social distancing and keep the public moving. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xwcSCT

Why tourists are scooping up U-Haul rentals in Hawaii

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As Hawaii's tourism industry rebounds, rental car prices are skyrocketing so tourists are turning to U-Haul trucks instead. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dRfS56

The couple who met on the beach at Byron Bay

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It was a summer's day in Byron Bay, Australia in early 2003. The sun was shining and Gianna Mazzeo, who'd been basking in its rays for most of the day, decided to freshen up with a swim. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tWVZ22

Italian hermit on island alone is leaving after 32 years

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Mauro Morandi, 81, bids farewell to the idyllic Italian island of Budelli where he has been living alone since arriving here in 1989 during a failed effort to sail to Polynesia. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Pv4LWe

London's new see-through Sky Pool is first of its kind

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A new swimming pool suspended between two skyscrapers 115 feet off the ground is the world's biggest freestanding acrylic pool structure. It's set to open in London next month. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ew2Skt

Paris like you've probably never seen it before

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Photographer Jeffrey Milstein's new book, "Paris: From the Air," features rarely seen, often straight-down views, which he captured while hanging out of a helicopter above the City of Light. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eBsUD7

Another Italian town is selling houses for one euro

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The pandemic is raging, quarantine rules are changing by the day, and there's still uncertainty over when we might vacation again, but one thing remains constant in the travel world: the €1 houses of Italy. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nlFmuI

Greece takes a gigantic leap of faith on Covid

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Its citizens are still under lockdown, but Greece is already inviting tourists to make the most of its islands, beaches and historical treasures. The potentially risky move, which puts it ahead of other prime European tourism destinations, reflects the country's desperation to revive its tourism industry and its faith in vaccines and testing to ride out the pandemic's next phase. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eruzuD

Las Vegas lights up again with plans to fully reopen in June

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Las Vegas is preparing to fully reopen by June 1st after the coronavirus pandemic limited tourism and canceled conferences for over a year. CNN's Lucy Kafanov reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3sMszT5

'Superman' cyclist shows off Colombia's underrated Boyacá region

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These Colombian mountains have forged the iron legs of the top Colombian cyclists. Movistar team member Miguel Angel Lopez grew up in Pesca, Boyacá -- training on the unforgiving hills of the Andean Mountains amid colonial architecture and colorful small towns. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3v6Pkm1

Plane crash-lands in ocean at Cocoa Beach Air Show

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An air show in Cocoa Beach, Florida, was interrupted when a World War II-era plane crash landed into the water, feet away from beachgoers. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3n023EA

Huge superyacht squeezes down narrow Dutch canals

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Photographer Tom van Oossanen was on hand to capture the astonishing scenes as Viva, built by Dutch shipyard Feadship, was transported from its Kaag Island facility to the North Sea at Rotterdam last week. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ekT8JT

There's a new world's busiest airport

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Seven of the world's top 10 busiest airports in 2020 were in China while the former world's busiest airport -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States -- fell to No. 2 in the rankings after 22 consecutive years in the top spot. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/32BrTFl

Find out which countries are welcoming international tourists back

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There have been more than 142 million Covid-19 cases worldwide and vaccination roll outs have been much smoother in some countries than others. This pandemic is far from over, even though many of us are now itching to make plans to travel or to reunite with loved ones. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/32yPZkg

The mini Venices around Europe

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Thought Venice was unique? Not quite as much as you had in mind. The territories of the Venetian Republic spread across much of Europe, meaning the Mediterranean is full of mini Venices. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QIXMsL

Greece opens its doors to Covid-free tourists

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Greece has lifted quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers and those testing negative for Covid-19 from key tourism markets, including Europe, the UK and the United States, in what officials called "baby steps" on the road back to normality. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2P2nMyV

'Hot Instagrammers' Netflix show sparks protests

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Thousands of locals in famed Australian beach town Byron Bay have signed a petition against a planned Netflix "docu-soap" set in the area. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/32ykuGF

Thailand's 'sea people' adapt to life on land

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These days, Salamak Klathalay, like most of us, lives in a house, on land. But this is a relatively new experience for the 78-year-old. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Qee0dF

The postcard that came home after 60 years

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Leora Krygier bought a postcard written by a World War II British solider at a LA thrift store in 2003, and embarked on a year-long, continent-spanning mission to track down its writer. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mTPRVu

This vacation hotspot is offering vaccinations to visitors

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After becoming one of the first destinations to fully reopen to tourism, the Maldives is now rolling out a program to inoculate foreign arrivals who are checking into its upscale island resorts. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3x3Dj2z

They met at an airport and fell in love

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A mutual friend put Finnish New Yorker Irja Uotila in touch with Mexican local Jesus Estrella during her 12-hour airport layover in Mexico City. Thirty years later Irja and Jesus are married with a daughter living in New York. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dke9VF

Chrissy Teigen's mom Pepper talks cooking, family and why she has to eat Thai food daily

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As anyone who's visited Thailand knows, food is a key part of the experience. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aePfVD

Las Vegas is set to come out of Covid-19 better than ever

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New casino resorts, innovative restaurants, expanded convention space and one-of-a-kind cultural destinations characterize the latest iteration of this desert city that continues to reinvent itself in the face of adversity. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mMsmh5

Aeropostale: The hero pilots who connected the world by airmail

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Flying was a dangerous business in the 1920s, but that didn't stop the hero pilots of Aeropostale who risked their lives to bring airmail from France to Africa and on to South America. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3a92JlH

World's most powerful passport for 2021 revealed

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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

New Christ statue in Brazil will be taller than Rio's

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Brazil is building one of the world's tallest statues of Jesus in Encantado, Rio Grande do Sul, standing 43 meters (140 feet) tall. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3g47hgN

The Welshman who mailed himself home from Australia in a box

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He'd only just arrived in Australia from Wales, but teenager Brian Robson quickly realized that he'd made a big mistake by emigrating to the other side of the world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tdRzDP

The gleaming city that emerged from turmoil in the heart of Africa

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With noisy traffic and bustling markets, Kigali is much like other major cities in Africa, with one exception -- it's completely spotless. Thanks to a clean up program that is part of community efforts to distance Rwanda from its recent brutal past, it has some of the cleanest streets in Africa. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dbKduM

How American Airlines takes planes out of storage

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American Airlines is pulling all of its planes back into service by the end of the month. But it's not like restarting your car. Right now, crews are inspecting everything from cockpits to coffee machines aboard airliners that have been parked during the pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wPuxoP

American Airlines prepares for summer travel demand surge

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American Airlines is preparing to return many of its plans to the skies in anticipation of a summer travel surge. CNN's Pete Muntean reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wNB836

Everglades Jetport: The 'world's greatest airport' that never was

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It was supposed to be the world's largest airport, a glamorous intercontinental hub for supersonic airliners with six runways and high-speed rail links to surrounding cities. But today, it's little more than an airstrip in the middle of nowhere. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QkIXfK

Floating hotel concept creates its own electricity

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This new concept from Turkish design team Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio may just blow all the others floating hotels out of the water in terms of eco consciousness. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3daFZDD

What it's like to visit the Thai island of Phuket right now

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Pre-pandemic, Phuket's Patong Beach was not a place you'd go for peace and quiet. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3d5BHO4

How to make your own airline food at home during Covid-19

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Not many of us would choose airplane food as our top choice, but Nik Sennhauser missed airplane food so much during the pandemic, he is now creating these dishes at home. Here's how you can do it too. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Q1HkDV

You're vaccinated now, so can you go to a restaurant? What you should know

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As the vaccinated percentage of the population increases, you may be wondering whether now is finally the time to enjoy a meal that isn't homemade or takeout. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fUGxiS

The man recreating airplane meals to get through lockdown

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Some of Nik Sennhauser's earliest memories are of long-haul flights -- and of eating on a plane. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dIGmV3

Queen opens Buckingham Palace gardens for picnics this summer

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Green fingered enthusiasts will be able to freely roam the gardens of London's historic Buckingham Palace this summer, as Queen Elizabeth II allows self-guided tours of the grounds for the first time in the palace's history. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wGrxej

The women explorers who changed the travel world

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They'd traveled hundreds and thousands of miles between them, but explorer Blair Niles and one-time spy Marguerite Harrison were disappointed to learn that they were deemed unsuitable to join the Explorers Club. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fUaorI

With just $21, Hong Kong man sails to a new life in the US

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Sitting in Eddie Fong's living room in Palo Alto is a 55-year-old model of a traditional Chinese junk boat. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/328PCN7

Dr. Fauci weighs in on the risk of flying

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Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why he considers flying a low-risk activity at the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic, but emphasizes that the risk could be even lower if more travelers get vaccinated. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3msPpO7

Now you can move into an Italian house for just $12,000

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Finding a dream house in Italy just got easier. Two towns ,Carrega Ligure in northern Italy and Latronico in the deep south, have created online platforms where buyers can view photos, maps and details of old abandoned buildings on sale and get directly in touch with the owner. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dCpPlA

Car ferries in the skies: The rise and fall of the Aviation Traders Carvair

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If an aviation enthusiast were to compile a roster of the world's weirdest looking planes, the ATL-98 Carvair would definitely merit a place of honor. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fRAE5Y