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Bonnaroo organizers cancel this year's festival, citing flooding from heavy rains

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Organizers of the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee have canceled this year's event, citing flooding from heavy rains. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2V5CqbO

How a museum founder battled Ida to save precious pieces of the history of Louisiana's enslaved people

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As Hurricane Ida barreled through LaPlace, Louisiana, on Sunday, a museum founder hunkered down in a 1790s plantation house to save irreplaceable historic artifacts. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kGTgGH

Taranto: Southern Italy's hidden treasure

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The Puglia region envelops the "heel" of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula. Laden with olive groves, surrounded by clear, sparkling water and speckled with charming, historic towns and villages, its rustic appeal has made it an increasingly popular destination for tourists. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ysQklP

India massacre memorial's lights-and-lasers 'makeover' attracts controversy

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The renovation of a historical monument in India's Punjab state where British troops once killed hundreds of men, women and children has sparked furious debate and concerns over the "Disneyfication" of history. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Bwr00l

EU to recommend reinstating Covid-related travel restrictions on US, reports say

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The European Union is expected to recommend on Monday that member states reinstate Covid-related travel restrictions and halt nonessential travel from the United States and five other countries, according to multiple reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kyjmvn

Where China's wealthy travelers are going during the pandemic

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The sandy shores of Sanya. The mountains of Yunnan. Giant panda sanctuaries in Sichuan. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ykWp3T

The rise and fall of Italy's Alitalia airline

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After teetering on the brink of collapse for decades, Italian flag carrier Alitalia is finally issuing its last tickets. The demise of the Pope's airline of choice robs Italy of a global symbol of pride. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WwFqyA

The 'billion-dollar air route' is bouncing back

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Since March 2020, would-be travelers have experienced more turbulence on the ground than in the air. As always, though, CNN Travel are your attendants on hand to guide you through the safety instructions and point our your nearest exits. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kzIEcr

The wetland wonder on the edge the desert

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On the northeastern fringe of Qatar's vast sandy deserts, a delicate mangrove ecosystem provides sanctuary for rare plant and animal species and an outdoors adventure on water for visitors. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3BkVUsa

This boat-plane hybrid could transform inter-city commutes

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At a time when transportation infrastructure projects seem to be taking center stage in US public debate, a Boston-based start-up backed by some of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors wants to turn the sea lanes along the country's east and west coasts into high-speed transit corridors. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mIrz33

What pizza from a vending machine really tastes like

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Rome's new pizza vending machine, Mr. Go, cooks pizza from scratch in just three minutes. Can it beat the famous pizzerias of Trastevere? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Bhcx86

Superyacht concept with an infinity pool and open-air cinema

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Designers Gill Schmid Design describe the 65-meter SEE concept's interior, which consists of huge open plan areas with convertible spaces, as "Transformers in an architectural context." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3sKNYxn

Unruly passengers risk flight safety, FAA warns

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Federal authorities want passengers to know that thousands of violent outbursts on commercial flights are not only a problem for flight attendants, but they distract pilots from keeping the entire flight safe. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3yhMhsu

Over 60 years ago, these men crossed the Pacific in a Chinese junk boat

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On April 4, 1955, a massive crowd flocked to Taiwan's Keelung Harbor. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ygQbSh

The best things to do in Bogotá, Colombia

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When it comes to coffee and culture, graffiti and gold, the metropolitan capital city does not disappoint. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gq2gyD

Village near Rome joins Italy's €1 home sell-off

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Italy's ongoing clearance sale of €1 houses has been ideal for people seeking to start a new life in some of the country's far-flung corners. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3B1DKeW

2,000-meter-long bridge links Russia and China

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The China-Russia Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye Bridge is part of China's "Belt and Road" initiative, a push to create trade corridors linking China to Africa and Eurasia. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UA0eEv

Millions of people know Dubrovnik by another name

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The seaside site of King's Landing from "Game of Thrones" is also home to a vibrant and storied sailing culture. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VhzU1D

Girl meets girl at band camp. They fall in love

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It was August 2011 and Natasha Fisher was 17 and traveling from her home in England to the United States for the first time, desperate to spend a summer in New York living out a fantasy she'd only ever seen in TV and film. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3j24GFm

The river that turns into a 'liquid rainbow'

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Visit Caño Cristales during the wet or dry seasons in Colombia, and you'd be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/381fqgI

How Dubrovnik survived disease, war and tourists

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The "Pearl of the Adriatic" successfully dealt with the plague 800 years ago, endured a deadly siege in the 1990s and is now tackling its relationship with the millions of tourists who flock to admire its wonders. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/381qkDa

What Ibiza is like when the party stops

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In the run up to summer, Ibiza's nightlife empresarios were optimistic that the White Isle could fully reopen safely, but despite their best efforts, its hedonistic day-and-night dance super clubs remain bereft of fluoro-clad ravers. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2W9n7z8

'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

Travel to the North Pole on board a luxury airship

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It's May 11, 1926, and a giant airship, the Norge (meaning Norway), has just been unhooked from its mast at one of the world's most remote settlements, Ny-Ålesund, in the Svalbard archipelago. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2W6lMZO

She flew to Tonga for a weekend, 18 months later she's still stuck there

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When British traveler Zoe Stephens flew into the South Pacific island nation of Tonga last March, she was only planning to stay for the weekend. Then the pandemic struck. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Xsm2CU

Church made famous by Paul Revere reckons with its ties to slavery

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The main reason people come to visit the Old North Church in Boston's historic North End is to see the famous steeple where two lanterns signaled to Americans Paul Revere's famous cries that "the British are coming!" click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iW9yfb

Venice plans wheelchair-accessible route

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For the first time in its history, the floating city is planning a wheelchair-accessible route to St. Mark's Square. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Uqnepp

The underwater forest growing in the Med

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The artist behind the world's first underwater sculpture park has just unveiled his latest sub-aquatic project -- a spectacular sunken forest located off the coast of Pernera beach in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CTarwS

See the street art that makes this city a destination

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Colombia's capital Bogotá has embraced street art and has been fostering urban artists like never before. Self-proclaimed neo-muralist, Ledania, delivers bright colors and stylized strokes that adorn high rise buildings, hotel lobbies and city blocks. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3AAj7pW

Canadian luxury scenic train line debuts its first US route

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The United States' railroad system is getting a boost from its northern neighbor. One of Western Canada's luxury scenic train lines, the Rocky Mountaineer, launched its first US route on August 15 between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xOiZkT

Tourism Australia's new campaign isn't about travel -- it's about vaccination

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The midst of lockdowns and border closures may not seem like the most logical time to launch a tourism campaign. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3sk21Kc

The US and Canada have a new dark sky park for stargazers to enjoy

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Amateur astronomers take note: There's a new dark sky place to see the stars. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37GwCZ3

Experiencing nature's wonders through FPV drone photography

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Ellis van Jason and Julio Carvajal share a passion: flying cinematic first-person view (FPV) drones. Capturing nature from a different perspective, the craft combines creativity, technical know-how and adrenaline to form the ultimate visual experience. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3yPH38h

Two Hawaii visitors arrested for falsifying vaccination cards, governor says

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Two visitors to Hawaii from the United States mainland were arrested Sunday for falsifying vaccination cards, the governor posted on social media Wednesday afternoon. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VISErg

27 Covid cases reported aboard Carnival cruise ship

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More than two dozen cases of Covid-19 have been detected among crew and passengers aboard a Carnival cruise ship, according to the Belize Tourism Board. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jNlhMi

The story behind the Trans-Iranian Railway, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century

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It may not be as long or as well-known as Russia's iconic Trans-Siberian Railway. But international recognition is long overdue for the 1,394-kilometer (865-mile) Trans-Iranian Railway. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3yPAvGY

Ride on the world's last year-round passenger hovercraft

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Once heralded as the future of travel, hovercraft have all but disappeared. CNN takes a ride on the world's last year-round commercial hovercraft service which connects Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the UK's south coast. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fZbDVY

Piranhas and pink dolphins lure visitors to remote Lake Tarapoto

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Pink dolphins, piranhas and black caiman. It sounds like the stuff of legend, but in fact they're the inhabitants of a protected wetlands system in the Amazon, home to thousands of rare animal species and fascinating tales of tribal gods turning men into dolphins. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3sc63V3

The hovercraft that kept on going

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Gigantic hovercrafts once carried hundreds of passengers and cars across the English channel on a cushion of air, now there's only one place left on the planet that the public can ride this unusual mode of transport all year round. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CHe88W

Spencer Glacier in Alaska is now just a whistle stop away

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The Alaska Railroad makes it easy to get up to Spencer Glacier, and guide companies like Chugach Adventures can get you across Spencer Lake and on top of the glacier itself. Campsites are also available for those staying overnight. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CKJQC8

What happened on board JetBlue's first NY-London flight

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CNN's Richard Quest was on board Jet Blue's first transatlantic flight, which the airline hopes will prove popular despite the impact of Covid-19 on international travel. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3lUwY6F

Field of Dreams finally gets its game in Iowa

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Cornfields made famous by the film "Field of Dreams" are in the spotlight again as the beloved site hosts Iowa's very first official Major League Baseball game. The site has also long hosted baseball tourists and Iowa is hoping to host many more with the expanded site and renewed interest. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3yMfBbG

China is banning karaoke songs that endanger national unity

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China will create a "blacklist" of karaoke songs, banning those that contain "harmful content" from entertainment venues. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37CVG33

Vaccine mandate unlikely for domestic travel, airline CEO says

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United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby says he does not anticipate a vaccination requirement for travel within the United States, but he said it is possible for some international travel. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VJKq2e

Cognac and cigars: The golden age of inflight meals

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Inflight dining was far from its glory days even before Covid ensured everything was plastic-wrapped and pre-ordered. We look back on the golden age when plane snacks meant caviar and truffles, not pretzels click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iDKTvI

Hong Kong's 'zero Covid' strategy frustrates travel-starved residents

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Before the pandemic, Hongkongers were among the most well-traveled people on Earth. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3s50R5g

London's Tower bridge won't come down

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London's Tower Bridge won't go down and social media won't shut up. Jeanne Moos reports Twitter is bridging the gap with jokes. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3s8kk58

Singapore Changi Airport falls from top spot as world's best airports for 2021 revealed

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For the first time in nearly a decade, Singapore's Changi Airport has lost its place at the top of Skytrax's annual ranking of the world's best airports at the World Airport Awards. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CxJLSb

New Orleans Jazz Fest cancels 2021 event due to Covid-19

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Rising cases of Covid-19 in Louisiana have led to the cancellation of the New Orleans Jazz Fest for the second year running, organizers announced Sunday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CDW0gn

Where to visit Olympics venues in Japan

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There's nothing like watching the Olympics on TV to give you a major case of wanderlust. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3s2HJor