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The $350 million carbon fiber superyacht concept with its own port

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Devising a superyacht concept that stands out from the rest is no easy feat nowadays, as designers continue to push against the boundaries, with more and more innovative vessel designs. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3BX3bjm

The couple who met on the beach at Boracay

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On spectacular White Beach, on the Filipino island of Boracay, Mae Edilyn Lumba Fortuna from Manila crossed paths with American traveler Jon Takagi. Here's what happened next. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3yrDANn

Delta variant travel restrictions: Tourists wonder where they can go -- and whether they should

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The 2021 summer travel season started out full of hope and promise, but by the day, two words are threatening to dismantle it all. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3l3XVV6

The Cape Town Opera Company is hitting all the high notes

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Hear the powerful voices of an award-winning ensemble tell universal stories, and follow along in South Africa as they build a new audience and educate the next generation about the fun side of this classic art form click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2URljdu

See disaster-stricken lagoon turned pink

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A lagoon in Argentina has turned pink after experts and activists say the water was polluted from a nearby factory. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WhEHkd

Seagull smacks into teen on an amusement park ride

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A teenager got smacked by a seagull while on an amusement park ride. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the midair collision. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Bv7XUR

Worried about traveling with unvaccinated kids? 6 questions answered on how to manage the risks

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Across the US, Covid-19 cases are rising again, primarily in unvaccinated populations. Most of these cases are due to the highly infectious delta variant of SARS-Cov-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Many children are among those who aren't vaccinated, simply because no vaccines have been authorized for children under 12. About a quarter of children aged 12-15 years have been vaccinated. Given the rise in cases and the inability to vaccinate young children, many parents are concerned about the safety of traveling this summer. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iLli2Q

China looks to outshine Japan at next year's winter Olympic games

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These are not the Olympics of Japan's dreams. The Games were supposed to be a comeback after decades of economic stagnation and devastation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. With geopolitical rival China hosting the Winter Olympics, Japan wants to avoid losing center stage. CNN's Selina Wang reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UIZtJo

See sandstorm engulf city in China

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A sandstorm as high as 100 meters (328 feet) hit Dunhuang City in northwestern China on July 25. Local police imposed traffic controls on the city's expressway as visibility reduced to less than five meters. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kSerHA

The Soviet spy steam railway that's still running

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Deep in the dense green forests of Germany's Mittelgebirge central mountains lies a remarkable railway that has survived war, political upheaval, Cold War tension and repression, economic hardship and repeated threats of closure. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eXRNK9

Man escapes hotel quarantine by tying bed sheets together

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Which countries are tightening their Covid corsets and which are letting it all hang loose? CNN Travel reveals all in our latest weekend round-up. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3x3BHVx

Solving the mystery of a 140-year-old thrift store violin

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Music lover Hans Öqvist bought a violin from a Swedish thrift store in the mid-1990s. Some 20 years later, he tracked down the descendants of the violin's original owner. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eVFePx

Is it cultural appropriation to wear another country's national dress when you travel?

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Stepping into Pandora Cheng's qipao rental store in central Hong Kong is like stepping back in time. A brown leather Chesterfield sofa sits in one corner beside a gramophone, opposite row-upon-row of tailor-made qipaos, the traditional high-neck Chinese dress. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3zAqg9c

The 'carmageddon' engulfing Europe this summer

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So, you're all set for a trip to Europe in this most uncertain of summers. You've booked your flight, navigated all the paperwork for your destination (and for getting home), and have prepared yourself for snafus along the way. Oh, and you're fully vaccinated. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3l4PQQ3

Hiking Spain's 'Coast of Death'

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Spain's Camino dos Faros snakes atop soaring cliffs that drop sharply to the sea, traversing a portion of Atlantic shoreline known as the Coast of Death (Costa da Morte). Despite its sinister name, a trek here can deliver a powerful calm. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hVjyEQ

Australia races against time to avoid an 'in danger' rating at UNESCO vote

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The Australian government and a United Nations body are facing off this week over whether the Great Barrier Reef is "in danger" of losing its "outstanding universal value." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wYmqVI

Liverpool stripped of its UNESCO World Heritage listing

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It's famous for its docks, the Beatles, and its two world-renowned soccer teams -- but now, Liverpool is going through a different kind of notoriety. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Bpx2R8

World's best airlines for 2021, ranked by AirlineRatings.com

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It's been a strange year for the aviation industry, with many airlines grounding aircraft for significant chunks of 2020. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eE48mr

Air traffic controller's 'slip of the tongue' nearly causes plane crash

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A "slip of the tongue" by an air traffic controller at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport saw two planes come within 300 feet of crashing into each other last July, according to a report released Tuesday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3BnQzBl

Indonesian Covid-positive man disguises himself as wife on Citilink flight in order to fly

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An Indonesian man is reportedly facing arrest after disguising himself as his wife in order to board a flight. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Brhsob

Bill Clinton turned down tea with the Queen to 'be a tourist' and eat Indian food

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Former US President Bill Clinton declined offers of tea with Queen Elizabeth and dinner at the British Prime Minister's official country house because he wanted to "be a tourist," go shopping and eat Indian food during his first official visit to the UK with Tony Blair as leader in 1997, according to formerly classified documents. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xSoekE

Yosemite park ranger shares heartbreaking plea to visitors to slow down after a bear cub was killed by a car

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A ranger at Yosemite National Park is pleading to visitors to drive slow and stay alert after another bear was killed by a car. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eEtkcm

Ancient 'sunken city' discovered in Egypt

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Divers have discovered rare remains of a military vessel in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion -- once Egypt's largest port on the Mediterranean -- and a funerary complex illustrating the presence of Greek merchants, the country said on Monday, July 19. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Blj1nC

Canada surpasses US vaccination rate as country prepares to reopen its borders

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Canada notched a significant milestone this weekend, fully vaccinating about 50% of its population and surpassing the US vaccination rate for Covid-19. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ezmB3D

Three women found out they had the same cheating boyfriend, so they went on a road trip

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Bekah King, Abi Roberts, and Morgan Tabor discovered they all had the same cheating boyfriend. Rather than succumbing to their sadness the three young women said they dumped him, saved up money to purchase and renovate a school bus and are now on a road trip together. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xUkS0y

The Covid travel checklist: What to know before you go

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While our suitcases have been gathering dust over the past 16 months, the travel industry has been rapidly adapting to cope with the demands of the new Covid era. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ro7QFV

Is Antarctica a country? The future of the world's least understood continent

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As long as humans have known of its existence, they have wanted to visit Antarctica. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kvZpqz

Europe's finest al fresco dining spots for this summer

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Few experiences herald the joys of summer living like eating and drinking outdoors, or dining al fresco as Italians call it, literally "in the open air." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wHiJnd

What's the best pizza city in the USA? 'Modernist' authors have a surprise for you

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It's not up to you after all, New York. And Chicago -- the wind has been taken out of your deep dish sails. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3B6nNFc

5 reasons to love Qatar

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From the shifting sands of the Inland Sea to the ancient ruins and wildlife preserves of the Zekreet Peninsula, these are some of the best things to experience in Qatar. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ide9YL

Italy town puts price of cheap homes up to €2

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The Sicilian town of Sambuca caused a sensation when it sold houses off for €1 on 2019. Now it's making more available, and even though the price has now doubled, they're still cheaper than a slice of pizza. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3z75rCq

Google Maps accused of offering 'potentially fatal' hiking routes

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Hikers looking to summit Scotland's highest mountain and other peaks in the area are being sent up "potentially fatal" routes by Google Maps, the region's mountaineering organizations have warned. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3epGie0

Lufthansa switches to gender-neutral plane greetings

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German airline group Lufthansa will greet fliers using gender-neutral language from now on. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kmJyuI

The ghost towns left behind by Qatar's oil boom

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The crumbling remains of abandoned fishing villages on the northwest coast of Qatar offer a fascinating journey into the country's past before the oil and gas-fueled economic boom drew people away from traditional maritime ways of life. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hLRQKZ

The American couple who met on vacation in North Korea

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Ryan Carlson and Shauna Cheng met when they both booked onto an organized tour to North Korea in 2005 and bonded over a mutual love of travel. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36BvaGJ

Venice bans cruise ships from the city center -- again

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The Italian government has issued a decree banning large ships from the center of Venice from August 1. However, the ships will remain in the lagoon for the medium term, until a permanent solution is found. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UMTd2V

The secrets of France's most addictive food

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Baker Christian Vabret is squeezing down gently on a baguette in order to make it "sing." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ehMMM2

Australian government halves arrival cap, leaving thousands stranded as air fares skyrocket

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For much of the pandemic, Australia has been the envy of the world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VzK7Xr

The city that keeps changing America

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It rose from the embers of the US Civil War and, as the hometown of activists like Martin Luther King Jr., has been pivotal in the fight for equality and justice. Today, Atlanta remains steeped in southern traditions, but at the forefront of progress. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eaONtk

The high-flying world of the pilots of Instagram

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Search the hashtag "pilots of Instagram" and you'll see endless images of pilots posing on the runway or in the cockpit. Pilots are hugely popular on the social media platform, with some garnering more followers than Hollywood stars. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2T53cjo

Disneyland set to reopen its Jungle Cruise ride, minus the racially insensitive stereotypes

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Disney has finally redone its Jungle Cruise ride after years of being criticized for the attraction's controversial depictions of Indigenous people. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3i5v7bo

Tokyo hotel apologizes for 'Japanese only' elevator sign

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A Tokyo hotel has apologized and removed signs reading "Japanese only" and "foreigners only" from elevators after the anti-Covid-19 precaution sparked outrage on social media ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3r1SgzN

I moved to a tiny Japanese fishing village to experience a disappearing way of life

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"Have you seen Mr. Orange Farmer?" asked my neighbor, in Japanese. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3e87mOP

The cafe changing the lives of acid attack victims

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Up until recently, many travelers visiting India's famed monument of love, the Taj Mahal, would also add a stop at the nearby Sheroes Hangout to their itinerary. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3r7klFR

See why this bar was named the most sustainable in Asia

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From the cocktails to the furniture, Hong Kong bar Penicillin gets creative to reduce waste and minimize carbon emissions. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3k9FWMb

Why Delta Air Lines ditched its 'Queer Eye' safety video

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US airline Delta has revealed that the pandemic not only disrupted the aviation industry but robbed its passengers of the chance to enjoy a "Queer Eye"-themed safety video. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dZAbNk

$350M 'palace on rails' luxury train concept unveiled

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French designer Thierry Gaugain plans to take the rail travel experience to a completely new level with his latest concept, a private luxury train made to measure for one lucky, and very wealthy, owner. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UAr1A2

World's deepest pool opens in Dubai, part of huge underwater city

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Already home to the world's tallest skyscraper and the world's largest mall, Dubai has just opened another record-breaking attraction -- the deepest dive pool in the world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/36orIPE

Henry Golding's travel tips: Eat street food, make new friends and go to Sri Lanka

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Henry Golding could rival James Bond for being a smooth talking, crisply dressed world traveler. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SToXme

Travelers are going to this US island just to get vaccinated

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On July 6, a planeload of Taiwanese travelers arrived in the US territory of Guam. But they didn't just travel for the island's gorgeous scenery -- they were also there to get vaccinated against Covid-19. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jUXTyg