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These are the world's most expensive cities in 2021

All over the world, it's been a tough year on wallets. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3D0W4p7

Which Christmas markets are still going ahead?

There's nothing quite like a festive market to bring out the Christmas spirit in people. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ImELbM

Incredible images shortlisted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award

Curious meerkats, a rescued Amazon river dolphin and a school of barracudas feature on the shortlist of images for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice competition, and fans can vote for their favorite. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xGRSKr

'I have to live in a cage': See how this city copes with its monkey population

Around 4,500 macaque monkeys live in the city of Lopburi, Thailand. While the animals attract tourists, many locals say their booming population has been making their lives harder. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34Z0nTb

Egypt reopens 3,000 year-old 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' with grand ceremony

The more than 3,000-year-old road, linking two Egyptian temple complexes, was first discovered in the late 1940s and has since undergone decades of excavation and restoration efforts. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DY8a3F

See how last year's frost is affecting France's wine harvest

CNN's Melissa Bell reports from Burgundy, France, where a harsh frost has taken a toll on this year's wine harvest. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nVXqxo

Travel restrictions by country following the Omicron variant outbreak

Just as many countries around the world were beginning to loosen their border restrictions, reports of a newly detected coronavirus variant in South Africa sent many of those doors slamming shut again. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3o3syeh

Southern African nations join European favorites on CDC's list for 'very high' travel risk

Eight nations in southern Africa -- seven new ones plus one holdover -- are listed at the CDC's highest travel risk level for Covid-19. The countries are under various travel bans worldwide because of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ljHJOI

Exploring Vardzia, Georgia's mysterious rock-hewed cave city

From 3,000-year-old Uplistikhe to the 6th century David Gareja Monastery and the long-forgotten dwellings of Samshvilde, all of Georgia's cave sites are awe-inspiring. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3I28915

Couple who traveled to South Africa arrested for 'fleeing' Amsterdam quarantine hotel

Dutch police said on Sunday, November 28 that they arrested a married couple who had "fled" from a mandatory government-ordered quarantine. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3p2kjOI

What we've learned about global travel this week

Countries around the world imposed travel restrictions after a new Covid-19 variant was detected in southern Africa, Thanksgiving air travel hit a pandemic record, and in Asia-Pacific, New Zealand and the Philippines revealed new reopening plans. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nWx3Y5

The 'betrayal' that could kill Britain's railway romance

After the government amputated a key part of its own controversial HS2 plan to upgrade Britain's railways, can the country's creaking 19th century network deliver on promises to passengers? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Zsr9o2

France has suffered a wine 'disaster.' But there could be a silver lining

Some French winemakers lost up to half their crops to frost this year, but early tastings indicate what survived could create better wine and fetch higher prices. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nSxDpv

Travel doors slam shut as new Covid variant triggers alarm

The European Union and other major destinations have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of an aggressive mutation of the Covid-19 virus, echoing previous emergency responses that triggered a global freeze on travel. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cQP8QX

A British guy crashed her Thanksgiving dinner. They've been married for 20 years

It was November 1997 and Dina Honour was hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. The then 27-year-old had invited a group of New York City friends who, like her, had decided to stay in the city over the holidays. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cWkhlP

Winners of the 2021 Historical Photographer of the Year contest revealed

"The past is never dead," Nobel Prize winning novelist William Faulkner once wrote. "It's not even past." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3l6QSKw

UK Michelin star restaurant burns down

A Michelin-star restaurant in northern England housed in a 14th century building has suffered significant damage after its thatched roof caught fire. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DT709I

Thanksgiving travelers set pandemic record with more than 2.3 million in the air, TSA says

Thanksgiving travelers have set a new pandemic-era air travel record in the United States. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nRans3

A Hong Kong restaurant group is shelling out $650K to let 250 staff fly to see their families

For Sandeep Arora, home is the ancient city of Jalandhar in India's Punjab region. His wife, son and parents live there, but he hasn't seen them since March 2020. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DLzxOp

How a love for big cats and the 'myth' of the leopard sparked this wildlife photographer's career

People travel across oceans and from the other side of the world for a chance to see the wonders of Kruger National Park. The South African game reserve was established more than 120 years ago and ranks among the best national parks in the world. Bucket-list adventurers visit with the hope of encountering the "big five" -- lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo -- and, with any luck, capturing a memory-worthy photo in the process. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DU9pRm

These are the new balloons at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Turkey, family time and football are among the traditions that many look forward to at Thanksgiving each year. But there is one other major event that often takes center stage during the holiday: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FANcIG

See Australia's Great Barrier Reef create new life in 'magical' spawning event

Scientists say the event is a positive sign that the reef is able to regenerate despite ecological threats. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/30RaSdd

Are pigs the answer to bird strikes? One airport is trying to find out

Pigs may not actually fly, but they might have a role to play in keeping air travel safe. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DRwDHN

More Native American chefs are opening restaurants -- with future generations and sustainability in mind

Crystal Wahpepah has made it her mission to share her Indigenous community's rarely seen foods with the world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nPQq58

This Expo pavilion makes its own water and energy

The green centerpiece of Expo 2020 Dubai, the Sustainability Pavilion is dominated by a 440-feet-wide steel canopy that hosts over 1,000 solar panels, making it one of the most striking architectural designs of the event. It's also one of the most technologically impressive, capable of producing its own energy, cooling and water. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/30XJCcL

The most infamous balloon mishaps from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

You know what they say, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is all fun and games until one of the balloons goes down. Since the parade started marching balloons around Manhattan in 1927, the massive floating figures have occasionally come untethered, blown clear away, or been punctured, stabbed, deflated and subjected to all sorts of ignominy. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nLobEG

How close are we to guilt-free flying?

Airlines have pledged carbon-neutral travel and use of alternative fuels to reduce pollution. Electric airplanes also raise hopes for green air travel. But how close are we really to impact-free air travel? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CMV48e

New Zealand to ease restrictions to Covid-vaccinated international travelers in 2022

New Zealand will allow fully vaccinated international travelers into the country from next year, in a gradual easing of its strict border restrictions that have been in place for more than 18 months to curb the spread of the coronavirus. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FCLFSi

What flight attendants want you to know about traveling right now

Your checklist for airplane travel this holiday season: High quality, comfortable mask; hand sanitizer; early airport arrival; and easy to remove jacket, shoes, laptop and toiletries for the security checkpoint. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xjziaP

Watch Airbus A340 land in Antarctica for the first time

The first Airbus A340 to land on Antarctica took off from Cape Town, South Africa on November 2 and landed in just over five hours at Wolf's Fang adventure camp. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nJLyy6

10 CNN podcasts for your holiday travels

Let's face it, as much as we love the holidays, there's a lot of stress and anxiety involved in getting to and from our destinations. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kYbqET

Meet the New York chef who wants to change our diets one bug at a time

Tried meatless Mondays? How about black fly Fridays or scorpion Sundays? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cGCFz6

Airbus A340 plane lands on Antarctica for first time

For the first time in history, an Airbus A340 plane has landed on Antarctica. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CKlw2f

World's highest 360-degree infinity pool opens in Dubai

Set at a height of 200 meters, Aura Skypool encompasses a 750-square-meter pool deck on the 50th floor of the new landmark, which is also home to the St. Regis Dubai, located in Palm Jumeirah. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xoAaeB

The mysterious symbols found carved in Qatar's deserts

Some shoot out of the soft rock like reptiles bathing in the sun. Others are mysterious depressions resembling an ancient board game played all over the world. And a few are straight-up puzzling. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3r0L2ho

Alpine country goes back into lockdown, suspending tourism as the holiday season starts

Austria has introduced unprecedented new Covid measures, Ireland's under a midnight curfew, but India has reopened to vaccinated tourists. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FpBcts

10 of the worlds biggest superyachts

The title of world's biggest yacht was once held by the same vessel for over a century, but it's changed hands far more frequently in the years since as more of these vast floating status symbols appear. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3FwnvJb

Their flights were canceled and they spent 24 hours falling in love

It was the morning of April 4, 2003 and Jennifer Lowther was crying in the corner of a Toronto Airport lounge because she was going to miss her best friend's wedding. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DAK3Io

Tourists break into Rome's Colosseum to drink beer

Two American tourists who broke into the Colosseum to drink beer have been fined $900 after being seen by passersby, who called the police. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DqQZHZ

Christmas market scrapped in Munich amid German Covid surge

The "bitter news" was announced by the city's mayor Dieter Reiter, who said he'd been left with no choice but to call off the popular event as Germany grapples with record breaking Covid infection rates. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3HrpjoN

6 amazing Asia train journeys for food, scenery and culture

The Covid-19 pandemic has derailed many family reunions, destination weddings and long-awaited trips. And while some would-be globetrotters miss the hyper pace of travel circa 2019, others plan to adjust their travel style completely. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3DotmzN

What airplane business class will look like in 2025

It may feel like 2025 is a long way away, but for airlines' luxurious new business class seats -- which can take years to design and install -- it's right around the corner. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qHAe7D

How the world's largest inflatable aircraft hangar was built

Airport infrastructure can take a very long time to build. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qEtOpV

Thailand bay made famous by 'The Beach' is finally set to reopen

Maya Bay, a beautiful cove made famous by "The Beach" -- a 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio -- will reopen to tourists on January 1, 2022, according to a statement issued by Thailand's Department of National Parks. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3HrsDAi

Europe's skiers set for 'emotional' return

After two years away from slopes rendered inaccessible by Covid, skiers are buzzing at the prospect of resuming winter sports in the Alps as resorts are given the green light to open. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/30sSAyz

How the UK became the sick man of European tourism

It's a country that has just endured national fuel shortages, isolated food shortages, and its government voted this fall to dump untreated sewage onto its famous coastlines. Oh -- and it has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cbpDcN

Pandemic travel news: the US opens its borders as more European destinations added to the CDC's highest risk travel category.

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Ancient burial site unearthed in Peru

The site, containing 25 skeletons, is believed to be from the era of the ChimĂș, who​ ruled Peru ​between the 12th and 15th centuries AD. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qz8Jgy

The 'floating hotel' rusting away in North Korea

It was once an exclusive five-star resort floating directly over Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Today, it sits dilapidated in a North Korean port, a 20-minute drive from the Demilitarized Zone, the restricted area that separates the two Koreas. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qu8Bil

What the $600M 'world's biggest yacht' will look like inside

It's set to be one of the largest private residence yachts in the world when it launches in 2024, but what does a luxury apartment on board the 728 foot Somnio actually look like? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31M2M5v

Tourists having sex in the dunes is ruining a Spanish beach

Maspalomas beach is a nature reserve in Gran Canaria, Spain. But tourists having sex on its famous shifting dunes is destroying the environment, says a new report. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3BZKwC8

Uncertainty, expense and recurring goodbyes: The life of a US Foreign Service family

US Foreign Service Officers are a special kind of crazy. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kqVomq

The travelers who are turning their backs on airplanes

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A few years ago, Charlotte Wolf returned from a trip around the world and totted up the number of flights she'd taken. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wvpoCC

The airports that cross international borders

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Traveling in the era of Covid restrictions is tough enough, but you'll have to be extra careful when passing through these cross-border airports that sit in more than one country click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3qmhniu

Archaeologists unearth room that sheds light on slaves' lives

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The room is part of Civita Giuliana, a suburban villa to the north of the ancient city of Pompeii, buried almost 2,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3H2cHnS

Myanmar is planning to reopen to tourism in early 2022. But who will go?

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As multiple Southeast Asia countries begin to ease travel restrictions, Myanmar, which boasts some of the region's most spectacular destinations, has announced that it hopes to begin welcoming international tourists in early 2022. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bPZqjQ

What happens to our bodies when we meditate?

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Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years in many cultures to nurture calmness and inner peace. But what does science say about it, and how can we fit it into our busy, modern lives? CNN speaks to a psychologist about what it does to our brains and how we can do it better. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3CJGkHK

As the Dead Sea shrinks, Jordan fights to win back tourists

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On the shoreline of the Dead Sea, Jordanian comedian and national treasure Nabil Sawalha strides chest-deep into the water, with all the confidence of a swan to a lake. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nZAtIq

The 'bullet' plane that could change flying

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Is it an egg, a blimp or a bullet? Whatever you might want to call the shape of the Otto Celera 500L, it's one that catches the eye. It looks like no other plane out there, and for a good reason: unique aerodynamics. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3GTGijb

Ultra long-haul flights from London to Sydney? They're still in the works, says Qantas CEO

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As Australia reopens to international travel for the first time in nearly 20 months, resulting in some emotional reunions, the country's flag carrier is setting its sights on recovery. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3H0wJ27

'World's best' cheese for 2021 revealed

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A soft goat's cheese from Spain won first place at the World Cheese Awards on Wednesday, besting the field of 4,079 entries from more than 40 countries on five continents. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wbbUvE

The gleaming metro system built under the desert

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Qatar's new rail network is fast, driverless, has a "Gold" class for premium passengers, and it's one of the most advanced metro train systems ever built. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZTTJyW

Learn how to meditate like a Buddhist monk in Bangkok

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A pulsating cosmopolis of 10 million, Bangkok at times seems like the most unlikely Buddhist city on earth, despite the glittering spires of its famed shrines and temples. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3q2RlAI

She quit her job as a NYC lawyer to move to Ghana

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Nana Amoako Anin says she turned her back on a six-figure prosecutor's salary in New York to start a new life in Ghana. She's not alone, with others from the country's diaspora heeding a call to return to their ancestral homeland. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3BChus7

City known as 'Venice of Africa' impacted by climate change

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CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on how rising sea levels are impacting one coastal town in Senegal. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3w4FMcW