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The hotel dog that saved its owner's life

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Italy's Cinque Terre region was hit by a devastating flood in October 2011. But one hotelier's life was saved by his dog, Leo -- and they now run a popular hotel together. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3B4D6Nz

Meet the luxury travel agent who plans trips for former US presidents and world leaders

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On a personal trip to Ethiopia in 2015, former US President George W. Bush encountered a pleasant surprise. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3E4Lyhs

Scientists find rare fish trapped, and it nearly breaks their scale

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The fish is nine and half feet long and scientists believe it could weigh more than 4,000 pounds. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3B44Ly2

900-year-old crusader sword found underwater

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A scuba diver has found a four-foot long sword thought to belong to a crusader 900 years ago off the coast of Israel. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Zd6Hax

A small Australian town's attempt to lure Chris Hemsworth has gone viral. Here's how the actor responded

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An Australian town's mission to convince actor Chris Hemsworth to visit has paid off after the actor gave a surprise response to their creative campaign video. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3pzR5Jh

Celebrating the tastes of Chinese American bakeries

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In an age when Chinese food is no longer foreign to international audiences, with diners willing to embrace its many regional cuisines, there's one culinary area that has yet to receive much attention globally -- baking. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3n9r9Bb

This railway will soon link China to Laos

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Part of China's "Belt and Road Initiative," the 621-mile railway connecting Kunming to Vientiane is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2021. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FX6mJT

Saudi Arabia to launch enormous oil themed 'extreme park'

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Saudi Arabia may be trying to reduce its dependency on oil, but that hasn't stopped the Arabic kingdom from using its petroleum industry as inspiration for a brand new tourist attraction. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Xuq0eO

When your home becomes a tourist attraction

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Have you ever looked at a beautiful little mews house in London and thought "it must be so amazing to live there?" click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nkgLH5

In Kenya, your next coffee could be a 'camel-ccino'

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While tea may be Kenya's largest export, a new beverage is brewing in central Nairobi: cappuccinos made with a splash of camel's milk. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FXfU7l

The United States has a reopening date. Here's what travelers need to know

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The United States' new international travel policies are just weeks away from going into effect. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aHPatk

Singapore Airlines to fly A380 on 60-minute flight

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The Airbus A380 is designed for long-haul flying, thanks to its hefty size and famously quiet inflight experience. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vpiQoM

Regenerative travel is protecting Colombia's coral reefs

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San Andres is one of Colombia's most popular beach destinations in the country. Meet the local entrepreneur and diver who has been spearheading the island's regenerative tourism efforts since 2013. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3j6lQ4t

Italy reveals its new national airline

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They've long dominated the food and fashion worlds, this year they've dominated sports, and now they're aiming for the skies. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3lKxpQh

$80M superyacht concept has a 'gaping hole'

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Previous offerings include a yacht in the form of a swan and another devised to resemble a shark, but Lazzarini Design Studio's latest superyacht concept may be one of its most daring yet. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vfJJLE

Airbus A380: Where to fly in a superjumbo as aviation returns

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The Covid-19 pandemic threatened to render the A380 obsolete. But as international travel resumes, airlines including Singapore Airlines and British Airways are getting their superjumbos back into the sky. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mRNyTr

Bali now open to tourists from 19 countries

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Indonesia's Bali and Riau Islands are reopening to visitors from 19 countries starting Thursday, according to the country's Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FNazQf

Yellowstone sets September and year-to-date attendance records

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Yellowstone National Park has done it again. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oZE8bb

Here's who will be able to get into the US more easily -- and whose trip just got harder

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Another bit of welcome news for travelers clamoring to get into the United States came Tuesday with the announcement that land borders with Canada and Mexico will reopen to fully vaccinated visitors in November. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3EE2lZT

Southwest Airlines canceled her entire family's flights and they missed her wedding day

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What was supposed to be a special day over the weekend instead became an emotional roller coaster for a bride whose family couldn't attend her wedding after Southwest Airlines canceled thousands of flights around the country. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DxHnuk

Europeans were enjoying blue cheese and beer 2,700 years ago, ancient poop shows

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Iron Age Europeans enjoyed foods that are still part of our diet today -- like blue cheese and beer -- new research studying ancient poop has shown. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FGSi75

Inside Burj Al Arab's $25,000-a-night Royal Suite

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Once, only the super rich could glimpse the luxury of the Royal Suite at Dubai's Burj Al Arab. Now the hotel is offering butler-led guided tours. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3BH1Mg7

How Italy's high-speed trains helped kill Alitalia

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Alitalia takes to the skies for the last time on October 14. Did Italy's status as the only country in the world with two competing high-speed rail networks play a part in its national airline's fall? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mNyiai

Thailand to allow some vaccinated tourists to bypass quarantine

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Thailand has taken another step toward fully reopening to tourism by allowing fully vaccinated tourists from a handful of approved countries to bypass quarantine from November 1. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3BA6gVX

How she was chosen to be the only tourist in Bhutan

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Fran Bak never read "Eat, Pray, Love." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3v2r1qI

Southwest Airlines cancellations: What are airline passengers entitled to?

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Your flight is canceled. You have to stay over in a hotel and pay for dinner or scramble to find a rental car. What are you entitled to? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oOl2Vq

Airline trades skirts and heels for loose suits and sneakers

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The privately-owned Ukrainian carrier says it made the decision after researching the history of uniforms and collecting feedback from their staff. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iR6VuR

Edge-of-space balloon trips to cost $50,000

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What do you do for ultimate bragging rights when you've already visited the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, the Serengeti and the Giza Pyramids? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Yy3p0M

What to know about Europe's newest airline

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There's a week to go before the world's newest airline launches, and it's promising to bring some dolce vita back to the skies. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YqOoxY

Time Out picks the 'world's coolest' neighborhood for 2021

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The top 10 includes the foodie hub of Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland and artsy Station District in Vilnius, Lithuania, but which neighborhood is the hippest hangout in Time Out's round-up? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Aen17y

Qantas repatriation flight sets aviation record

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Australian airline Qantas has set a company record by flying a one-off direct flight from Buenos Aires to the city of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3myokJA

'Luxury' 2,700-year-old toilet discovered in Jerusalem

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A 2,700-year-old toilet has been found during archaeological excavations of a former royal mansion in Jerusalem. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3uM10fa

Woman suffers significant burns while trying to save her dog from a hot spring at Yellowstone

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A woman suffered significant thermal burns from her shoulders to her feet while trying to save her dog who jumped into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, officials said Tuesday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FmGTsU

Fat Bear Week 2021 crowns its winner

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A generously girthed brown bear by the name of 480 Otis is again the winner of Fat Bear Week, the fourth time this ursine wonder has claimed the crown. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iBN8zg

World's 50 best restaurants for 2021

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The gentle clink of glasses, the low hum of conversation, the soft lights and appetite-whetting scents. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Aku3ry

Unruly passenger incidents rising again, FAA data shows

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Unruly passenger incidents are rising again, new Federal Aviation Administration numbers show. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3leQAli

German hotel investigating after Jewish musician says he was discriminated against

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A hotel in Germany has launched an investigation and suspended employees after musician Gil Ofarim, who is Jewish, alleged he was discriminated against on Monday because he was prominently wearing a Star of David necklace. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Fh53VE

The world's most powerful passports for 2021

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The global gap in travel freedoms has never been wider, says the latest report by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oiDjHe

Plunge into the world's deepest diving pool

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Divers can explore "abandoned" sunken apartments and play boardgames underwater in the Deep Dive Dubai pool which is nearly 197 feet deep. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qVoEE8

Bali gradually reopening to tourists starting October 14

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Indonesia will reopen its tourist island Bali for some international travelers, including those from China, New Zealand, and Japan, among others, from October 14, senior cabinet minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Monday, October 4. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3l7NQpG

Covid-19 travel restrictions and safety guidance state by state

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Almost all travel restrictions between US states have been lifted since the spring and early summer of 2021. As we enter the fall travel season, the Delta variant wave has begun to subside in some of the hardest-hit areas. Since the start of the pandemic, total cases of Covid-19 have reached around the 43.7 million mark in the United States. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3flP7TK

New Zealand says foreign nationals must have coronavirus vaccination to enter country from November

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All foreign nationals entering New Zealand will need to be fully vaccinated from November 1, the government announced Sunday. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oric8H

Chicago residents are fighting to save Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens, one of the city's only indoor green spaces

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Celine Wysgalla remembers the first time she stepped foot into Crystal Gardens as a 5-year-old, her tiny body overshadowed by ancient trees that towered above her. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3Dcfyb5

Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary: See historical pics and how WDW is celebrating

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It changed acres and acres of orange groves. It changed Orlando. It changed Florida. It changed an already legendary company. And it changed the entire theme park industry. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ipNybN

First class flying is disappearing. Here's what's replacing it

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After a long, golden sunset of being installed on fewer and fewer aircraft, the retirement of older aircraft caused by the Covid-19 pandemic means that when air travel resumes, international first class will be very nearly a thing of the past. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3a1RzPl

The fairytale capital of the world

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In Copenhagen, where the spirit of Hans Christian Andersen can still be found, fairy tales, Vikings and a countercultural commune all add to the city's understated charm. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3iohrt9