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Princess Diana's former London apartment is now an official tourist site

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The London apartment where Diana Spencer lived before she became the Princess of Wales has been commemorated with an official blue plaque. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kTIhLt

Australia's Daintree rainforest returned to Aboriginal ownership

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Some of Australia's most beautiful natural sites have been returned to Aboriginal ownership, including Queensland's Daintree rainforest. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3meild0

Fat Bear Week: It's time to weigh in on Katmai National Park's biggest bear

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Finally, it's Fat Bear Week -- a most welcome week of healthy competition among brown bears. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ukyalT

Massive kitchens, unique tastes: India's ancient temple cuisine sits in a class of its own

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Across India, temples have long served not just a spiritual need but a social one as well. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39Pqsqx

Covid-19 restrictions kept her family from attending her wedding, so she got married on the Canadian border

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When Covid-19 restrictions made it difficult for a Canadian bride to have her family at her US wedding, she did the next best thing -- she brought her wedding to the border. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39MF6ig

Limited edition Pokémon Oreo cookies are being listed for thousands on eBay

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How much would you pay for an Oreo cookie? For some, the answer could be thousands of dollars -- as one hard-to-find Oreo cookie featuring a rare Pokémon is fetching a hefty price tag on eBay. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3APv4sz

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is ready for its closeup

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Artifacts from icons like Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar, the iconic Dorothy ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," Okoye's costume from "Black Panther, you'll find them within the seven story, 300,000 square-foot Academy Museum of Motion Pictures which is finally ready for its closeup. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3zPxUfJ

See the 'miracle house' that escaped a volcano's lava path

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The house narrowly escaped the lava stream from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, located on Spain's La Palma island. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3o5I4qC

A new way of life for former FARC guerrillas

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Clinging to a cliff edge above the rumbling foam of the Pato River, Miravalle is home to former FARC guerrillas and civilians who are using rafting to maintain peace. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3zSRojv

World's best airlines for 2021 revealed by Skytrax

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Singapore Airlines and Japan's All Nippon Airlines take the second and third slots in the annual awards by aviation industry review body Skytrax. Find out which Middle Eastern carrier has been named as the world's best. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iaP1CD

The nuclear megayacht designed to save the world

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Superyachts are often seen as opulent fuel-thirsty displays of wealth, but entrepreneur Aaron Olivera's design for Earth 300 envisages a megayacht that he says offer solutions to the climate crisis. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iutpSf

Palm trees growing in an unexpected place

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The longest continental mountain range in the world may be one of the last places you would expect to find a palm tree. High above the foliage of the Andean mountains, Colombia's National Tree, the wax palm, has been intriguing scientists for decades. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39xqQKa

The Caribbean island where you need to earn $70,000 to enter

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Check out CNN's latest weekly news update on pandemic travel. The US is opening its air borders to vaccinated foreign nationals but its land borders remain restricted. Also, the island of Montserrat has a novel tourism strategy click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kDIT7G

Van life looks idyllic on social media. But for couples, it can be challenging

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It looks like a dreamy life of freedom on the open road: golden sunsets, cozy bunks and endless photo ops amidst stunning views of nature. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3i5BEE6

What Italy's famous hermit did next

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For nearly 33 years he lived a hermit life on a beautiful island in the Mediterranean, where he was the sole inhabitant. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2XXBZle

Fire officials are investigating a 'suspicious' blaze at the historic Susan B. Anthony House

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A fire damaged the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in New York on Sunday, before firefighters put out the blaze and rescued artifacts inside. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ob3qms

The airplane concept with an 'underwater' cabin

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Private jet passengers could soon be able to travel through the air and "underwater" at the same time thanks to an innovative new cabin concept. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kALKOB

New cruise ship to feature world's first free-fall dry slide at sea and a three-level racetrack

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Cruise fans in search of high-speed thrills have something to look forward to now that Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the jaw-dropping amenities on board its latest ship, the Norwegian Prima. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Ay5YhH

The gigantic boat that can carry cruise ships

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Ship-carrying ships help out cruise ships and other vessels when they get in a jam. The Boka Vanguard is the largest ship of its kind: Watch as it gives the Carnival Vista cruise ship a lift. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39xAuMW

He left Syria as a refugee six years ago. Now he owns a successful London restaurant

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In Damascus, Syria Imad Alarnab ran a range of popular restaurants, juice bars and cafes. Forced to leave Syria during the Civil War, Alarnab started over in London where he's since opened Imad's Syrian Kitchen. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hVW2aw

Fishing with fire in Taiwan

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Fishermen use sulfuric rocks to bring sardines to the surface. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3EBXV5W

Watch: String quartet performs Vivaldi on giant violin-shaped boat

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The 39 ft (12 m) long craft, designed by Venetian sculptor Livio de Marchi, is a tribute to Covid-19 victims according to the City of Venice. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3zsPqq1

Copenhagen's fairy tale twist

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In a land of long-standing ideals, even the rule breakers embody the essence of Denmark. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ADcVhi

What it's like on Virgin's adults-only cruise ship

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After over a year's delay, Virgin Voyages (of Richard Branson fame) is ready to start officially sailing the Caribbean. Virgin executives hope their ship, the Scarlet Lady, can prove to the world there's a "new way to cruise." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3AnCqDv

The windowless cabin design that could be the future of air travel

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Rosen Aviation's Maverick Project envisages a futuristic airplane cabin complete with touchless controls and virtual windows. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nPpiTX

How to eat sushi: Tips for ordering and eating like a Tokyo local

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In theory, sushi is a simple thing to be enjoyed in almost any way you like. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3EoYrUI

Dizzying glass box observatory to open high above New York

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Billed as the "world's most immersive observatory experience," New York's latest observation deck features an all-glass enclosed elevator that travels to over 1,200 feet, transparent glass boxes and a room covered entirely with mirrors. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nC1SBp

The airplane cabin designs of the future

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A touchless airplane bathroom concept and a next-generation economy seat have been named as winning designs in an annual contest highlighting airplane cabin innovations that could reshape the future of flying. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hwug48

Hawaii's famous Haiku Stairs will likely be removed

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Hawaii's famous Haiku Stairs, sometimes called the Stairway to Heaven, are likely to be removed next year following a Honolulu City Council meeting to discuss ongoing issues with the site. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CgUks1

Here are 5 countries that are opening up and living with Covid

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More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, a number of countries have decided it's time to open up and adopt a "living with Covid" model. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tKx02C

Chiang Mai, Thailand's gateway to the north, struggles in absence of international tourists

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Prior to the pandemic, Chiang Mai received around four million international visitors a year, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) figures. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Xm88lM

Popular Malaysian islands of Langkawi reopening to tourism

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Businesses at Malaysia's prime holiday destination are gearing up to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes an early step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3lwg1xE

An astounding number of people flocked to Yellowstone in August -- enough to set a record

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With health experts steering travelers toward outdoor destinations and activities during the pandemic, US national parks have been a natural magnet. More proof of that came in Tuesday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nyw4xp

What it's like to sail on a 'cruise to nowhere'

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The Dream Cruises voyage without a destination lets people in Hong Kong leave the city without facing quarantine click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3z3SVD2

Fiji will be open to travel by the end of the year

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Fiji is ready to welcome tourists again by the end of 2021. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tIpOEn

A pair of California wildfires are now threatening some of the world's largest trees

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A pair of wildfires burning in California's parched Sierra Nevada mountains have forced the closure of much of Sequoia National Park -- including its most treasured areas, home to some of the largest trees on Earth. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CbII9B

Why more travelers are flying their pets by private jet

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Private jet usage skyrocketed as a result of the travel chaos brought about by the pandemic, and numerous companies say more and more new customers want to bring their pets on board with them. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tGqdah

'I felt like I was the only tourist in Kenya': How photographer Felix Rome got the wildlife pictures of a lifetime

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Despite his surname, Felix Rome never wanted to settle in an urban area. The Salisbury, England native trained as a photographer and eventually landed his dream job -- staff shutterbug for a group of safari camps in East Africa. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VCjotI

Olympic skiing venue Squaw Valley Resort changes its 'racist, sexist name'

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Updated September 13, 2021: click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2FXefV4

New York City now enforcing Covid-19 vaccine requirement for most indoor activities

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New York City began enforcing its Covid-19 vaccine passport program, known as "Key to NYC," for most indoor activities Monday as part of the city's broad reopening. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hsKN9s

What it's like to sail on a 'cruise to nowhere'

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A "cruise to nowhere" feels like a fitting metaphor for Covid-era Hong Kong. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3lgvFNj

How Europe's doors are slamming shut for Americans

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It was too good to last. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VyqteR

Australia to trial vaccine passports over coming days as post-Covid opening preparation begins

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Australians have been told to "dust off (their) passports" after the federal government announced it would begin a trial of vaccine passports with some countries this week -- the latest step in Australia's reopening to the world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3C5XIWG

How the world's largest observation wheel was built

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In a city full of superlatives, the latest addition to Dubai's long list of "biggests" and "tallests" is about to take its place in the record books. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3lcbAI0

The hidden side of Spain's package holiday hotspot

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When it comes to beach escapes, Spain's Costa del Sol has been Europe's go-to destination for decades, attracting both package vacationers and the jetset, But it has other treasures beyond the sun, sea and sand. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jQ8Dxm

Pilot completes hair-raising world record tunnel flight

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Pilot Dario Costa notched a Guinness World Record for the longest flight through a tunnel after preparing for the daring stunt for more than a year. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DPNtqZ

How this 'mileage maniac' earned 40 million frequent flier miles

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Whether it's signing up for a credit card they don't need, buying a random product, or filling out endless surveys, most travelers have attempted some type of hack to earn themselves extra air miles. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3zPRc5G

Dread at 30,000 ft: Inside the increasingly violent world of US flight attendants

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Unruly passenger incidents are seemingly on the increase in the United States, leaving some flight attendants bracing themselves for violent encounters in the sky as they try to cope with Covid-19 risks and maintain safety. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tdnnJA

Gander: This Canadian airport sheltered 7,000 people on 9/11

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Craggy cliffs and verdant forestry, flat expanses of countryside that merge into choppy cobalt waters -- and you're as likely to spot a moose as you are another person. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2lajRRs

The flight attendant using the pandemic to train as a pilot

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When Jordan Milano Hazrati was offered a job as a flight attendant with Virgin Atlantic, it was a dream come true. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jGl2nv