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See inside first cruise ship to leave US in 15 months

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CNN's Natasha Chen reports from aboard the Celebrity Edge, the first cruise ship to sail out of a US port in more than 15 months. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vWUCRe

J Hotel Shanghai Tower: World's highest hotel opens in China

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Shanghai's already-hot hotel scene just keeps getting hotter. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hi1wuV

11 remote mountain huts to escape from it all

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Occupying a special place in adventure lore, mountain huts have been offering a roof over travelers' heads since the dawn of exploration. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UNJc5w

July 4th fireworks events: Dazzling pyrotechnic shows are back on for 2021

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After a pandemic-induced hiatus last year, many places in the United States known for their Fourth of July celebrations will be back in action for 2021. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35Z61FE

Nude sunbathers running from deer fined for violating Sydney lockdown

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Two men in Australia have been fined $760 each for violating Sydney's latest round of lockdowns after police found them naked and lost in the bush as they apparently fled from a wild animal. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dk4fmB

China's latest mega-airport is officially open

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China's long-awaited Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has officially begun operations, offering travelers a new gateway to the home of giant pandas. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3h96FWo

Cruising was a Covid disaster. Now it claims to be the 'safest vacation available'

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The world's cruise ships were once titans of the oceans, raking in billions in profit as their city-sized passenger populations traveled across the globe. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3AdTaNQ

I tested positive for Covid-19 twice in two cities. The responses were vastly different

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As someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in both Britain and Hong Kong, I've experienced the worst of both worlds. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2U5Og4X

'Don't come to Amsterdam.' Dutch capital tells rowdy tourists to stay away

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Amsterdam's well-known tolerance of recreational drugs and sex has long attracted tourists in search of the seedier side to the city of canals and cycle paths. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3h5B2g9

Cincinnati's first statue of a named woman honors civil rights activist Marian Spencer

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Historical statues dot the landscape of Cincinnati, Ohio, but the city has been notably lacking any that feature a named woman. Until now. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qsytsS

Nashville renames street after drag queen in move city leaders say is a first in the US

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Nashville is celebrating Pride Month with a new street name that honors a drag queen who was a longtime performer in the city. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hhvwHE

Watch Egyptian mummy get CT scan

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An ancient mummy, believed to belong to a priest, got a CT scan at a hospital in Milan, Italy. The procedure is part of a project that aims to discover the mummy's identity and the way it was preserved. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3zRzbUP

Rome's Colosseum opens its underground for the first time in its history

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The Colosseum's underground areas -- where gladiators and animals were kept in rooms before taking elevators onto the arena floor -- have been opened to the public for the first time in the building's history. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jjLweR

The couple who travel the world recreating movie scenes

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After going on several big trips together as a couple, Robin Lachhein and Judith Schneider, both from Frankfurt, Germany, wanted to do something extra special for their next vacation. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jevB1c

See what the 'world's busiest' airport looks like as it reopens

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After being closed for 15 months, Dubai's Terminal One has reopened, in an effort to get the world's busiest international airport back on its feet. CNN takes a look inside. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TX3g4W

Hawaii to soon allow vaccinated US travelers to skip quarantine and pre-flight testing

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With Hawaii close to hitting key vaccination milestones, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday the state will soon begin to relax some of the travel restrictions currently in place. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3h5JD2q

'Hotels on rails': Plans for new network of European sleeper trains unveiled

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Midnight Trains hopes to completely reinvent the overnight train experience by launching a "hotel on rails" that offers a "harmonious alternative" to the more basic night train services associated with Europe. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wNJXcR

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo

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A month ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, the city has another reason to celebrate -- giant panda Shin Shin has given birth to twin cubs at Ueno Zoo, the first panda birth there in four years. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3d3X3Lh

Is it safe to travel this summer? A medical expert explains

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As more people get vaccinated and coronavirus infection rates drop in many parts of the world, people are traveling again in larger numbers. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35N2oT2

People die every week in national parks, learn to stay safe

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On average, six people die every week in the National Park system according to officials. The parks work hard and offer tips to keep hundreds of millions of yearly visitors safe. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2M2Anip

Italy moves to halt overtourism before travel restarts

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The Uffizi Diffusi project will see Renaissance artworks from the Uffizi Galleries exhibited around the region of Tuscany, turning the area into one giant gallery in a bid to combat overtourism. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xKL6lE

On sale: $125,000 balloon trips to the edge of space

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Florida company Space Perspective plans to fly passengers to the edge of space in a pressurized capsule suspended from a balloon, and tickets can now be reserved for $125,000 a pop. But is it all hot air? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qm3z5e

National Geographic says the world has a fifth ocean

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National Geographic, one of the world's pre-eminent and most visible mapmaking groups, has officially decreed the existence of a fifth ocean. Called the Southern Ocean, it's the body of water that surrounds Antarctica. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xK96VP

World's most expensive cities for expats in 2021 revealed

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Ashgabat in Turkmenistan is the most expensive city in the world for overseas workers, according to this year's Mercer Cost of Living Survey. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3j08IOV

Venice at risk of UNESCO 'endangered' listing

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Venice should be added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage in Danger, advisors to the body have recommended, due to "threats" facing the lagoon city -- including the cruise ships that continue to dock in the city center. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qiXVB4

Trial voyage puts cruise industry one step closer to resuming operations

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A trial cruise scheduled to sail from Miami puts the cruise industry one step closer to resuming operations out of US ports, more than a year after the pandemic brought cruises to a halt in the United States. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35GizSi

What are floating breakfasts, and why have they become so popular?

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If you follow luxury resorts or travel influencers on Instagram, odds are good that you've seen at least one "floating breakfast." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cY1do0

Thanks to a sinkhole, this is Florida's largest waterfall

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The hidden gems of the Florida panhandle include the state's highest waterfall at Falling Waters State Park, the meandering cave system at Florida Caverns State Park, and the secluded Cypress Springs that you can only reach by personal boat or with tour groups like Coldwater Excursions. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TH7Vro

Airbus designs inflight Covid quarantine tent

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Airbus' PaxCASE concept offers a solution for isolating an airplane passenger displaying Covid-19 symptoms by sealing them off in a pop-up bubble. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gPNQqX

He bought a cheap house in Italy. This is what happened next

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Roy Patrick paid $16,500 for an old school building in the village of Carrega Ligure. Despite a few minor disasters, he says he's now living in "Nirvana." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SGnyiZ

See Airstream's first all-terrain adventure van

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The maker of the iconic aluminum travel trailer is jumping into the off-road van business with the Interstate 24X. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pJPbDQ

How to go backpacking (and why it's worth the effort)

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Each summer, Emily Davenport spends days at a time hauling heavy loads through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cOZVLM

Why I love going to nudist beaches

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My appreciation for nude beaches officially began in 2016 when I embarked on my first naked sunbathing experience on the uninhabited Lokrum Island in Croatia. Soon I was seeking them out everywhere I went. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iOKOps

Big Bend sheds a different light on the US frontier

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It's late afternoon in Santa Elena Canyon -- a 19-mile gorge that separates Big Bend National Park in West Texas and three national parks in Mexico -- and we're setting up camp along a remote stretch of the Rio Grande. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3zoOiou

Enchanting Prague: The fairytale charm is only the beginning

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This popular city has an enigmatic soul that extends far beyond its Communist past. CNN's Richard Quest explores Prague's built-in "magic" that even locals find too enticing to resist. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33ebxUf

Off-duty flight attendant assaulted two crew members on flight

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Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are skyrocketing as airlines start returning to full capacity. CNN's Dan Simon reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gl2BD8

3,000 unruly airplane passengers reported this year, FAA says

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Authorities have received more than 3,000 reports of unruly airplane passengers this year, and the majority of those involve face mask rules, the Federal Aviation Administration told CNN on Monday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gmcxfC

Isles of Scilly: The exotic island paradise off the coast of England

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Strewn out into the Atlantic off the southwestern tip of the England, the Isles of Scilly are an exotic escape from the mainland that bring almost Caribbean landscapes to the UK. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35gglIY

The woman who spent lockdown alone in the Arctic

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For most of us, the pandemic has meant enforced solitude. But for others, it's been the chance to go searching for that solitude. And where better to do so than in the Arctic Circle? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35ep5zm

10 of the world's best hotels for when it's time to splurge

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After more than a year of lockdowns and quarantine and social distancing, we're all more than ready for a big, celebratory, I-just-endured-a-pandemic vacation. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cBjJSK

Restaurant tests out pizza topped with cicadas

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Those aren't olives... click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iDfZE5

Cambodia evicts floating homes despite villagers' protests

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Cambodia's capital of Phnom Penh has started evicting its famous "floating villages" on the banks of the Tonle Sap River, despite the objections of longtime residents who say they have nowhere else to go. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gvuqHH

The families ditching traditional vacations for home swapping

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The concept of staying in another family's home while they bed down in yours isn't exactly new. But ongoing travel restrictions and the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic has led to a significant boom in this type of vacation. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gbIoQ0

'Friends' fan cruise to set sail in 2022

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First, the "Friends" reunion, now the "Friends" cruise. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iG4JXs

Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for Covid-19

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Two guests aboard the Celebrity Millennium tested positive for Covid-19 in required end-of-cruise testing, the cruise line said in a Thursday news release. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iwBG8X

TSA seeks volunteers amid summer travel demand

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The Transportation Security Administration has asked some of its office workers to help security officers with a surge of summer travel at the nation's largest airports. CNN's Pete Muntean reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SoWULg

How to make the perfect cup of British tea

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Brits revere tea as much as they do David Attenborough, but no one can agree on how to actually make it. Here's what the experts say about the many questions that arise about how to make a proper cuppa. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pDqatT

American Airlines CEO shows up at Southwest flight attendant's wedding a year after their viral meeting

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In May 2020, JacqueRae Hill, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant, had an inflight encounter with United Airlines CEO Doug Parker which went viral. A year later, he attended her wedding. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gkJZSD

Cruise passengers test positive for Covid-19 in Italy

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Two passengers disembark from MSC Seaside during a cruise around the Mediterranean, one of the few sea voyages currently underway following a global halt to cruising as the coronavirus pandemic spread last year. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gkwz9c

EU Digital Covid Certificate: Everything you need to know

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The EU Digital Covid Certificate -- known informally as a 'Covid vaccine passport' -- will be issued by July 1. Here's who's eligible, and how to get one. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3is91lf