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How an open letter turned an 'aesthetic catastrophe' into an award-winning Taiwan tourist train

Tue, 03 May 2022 01:16:55 GMT

Taiwan's first-ever gourmet dining train has just hit the tracks -- and this stunning creation is earning fast fans not just for its food, but for its appearance, too.


One euro home sell off has created a "Little America" in Italy

Wed, 04 May 2022 16:39:38 GMT

Sambuca in rural Sicily was among the first Italian towns to sell off old houses for next to nothing. Local officials say most of the buyers are from the US or elsewhere in North America.


New Zealand, Japan and Samoa set to reopen to visitors

Sat, 14 May 2022 07:51:24 GMT

This week in travel news: the world's best hotels, greatest sandwiches and most spectacular railway journeys. Also, pilot emergencies in Florida and London and the latest countries to relax their entry restrictions.


German airline apologizes after a large number of Jewish people are denied boarding

Thu, 12 May 2022 12:25:36 GMT

A German airline is apologizing after a large number of Jewish passengers were denied boarding on a connecting flight at a Frankfurt airport earlier this month because, the airline says, a "limited" number of them did not follow mask rules and other crew instructions.


Want to become Italian? The 007 of lost Italian documents may be able to help

Tue, 17 May 2022 09:43:09 GMT

If you have Italian ancestors in your family tree, it might be easier than you realize to get Italian citizenship. Francesco Curione, the 007 of Italian Records, helps track down documents to pave the way.


30 of the best fried foods around the world

Wed, 18 May 2022 09:48:52 GMT

People have never been able to resist the crunchy craving of deep-fried food.


Virgin flight turns back as pilot hadn't completed final flying test

Fri, 06 May 2022 17:31:11 GMT

A Virgin Atlantic flight heading to New York's JKF Airport turned back to London Heathrow after it emerged the first officer hadn't completed the airline's final flying test.


Why Italy's 'king of chocolate' is so delicious

Thu, 05 May 2022 12:28:30 GMT

There's chocolate, and then there's gianduiotto chocolate. An ancestor of Nutella, the melt-in-the-mouth treat is as rare as it is tasty.


'Babysitting' the next generation of New Zealand's endangered sea lions

Mon, 09 May 2022 11:10:41 GMT

Like many teenagers, Hannah Yeardley, a 17-year-old living in Dunedin, New Zealand, babysits in her spare time. The only difference is that it's not children she's looking after, it's sea lion pups.


Saudi man charged after Maserati driven down Rome's Spanish Steps

Sat, 14 May 2022 07:51:28 GMT

When in Rome, don't drive your fancy sports car down historic stairways.


Brazil has a towering new statue of Jesus

Tue, 03 May 2022 11:56:21 GMT

The Cristo Protetor de Encantado statue overlooking the Brazilian town of Encantado is nearly five meters taller than Rio de Janeiro's famous "Christ the Protector" statue.


Amazing Australia experiences for every type of traveler

Thu, 19 May 2022 01:46:58 GMT

Travelers have been waiting more than two years to get Down Under and now, at last, Australia is open to the world again.


A CNN story helped a former refugee find the mystery woman who gave her $100 on a plane decades ago

Tue, 03 May 2022 20:01:51 GMT

Tracy Peck was running errands Saturday when she got a series of texts and calls that shocked her -- first from her tennis coach, then from her best friend.


23 of the world's best sandwiches

Wed, 11 May 2022 13:14:57 GMT

Is there a food more humble yet universally adored than the sandwich?


Stay in a sumptuous room inside the Moulin Rouge

Wed, 04 May 2022 02:18:58 GMT

Sitting atop one of the world's most famous nightclubs is a scarlet red windmill. And inside the windmill lies a secret room, hitherto unseen by the public.


Japan is testing a return to tourism

Wed, 18 May 2022 03:32:30 GMT

The Japan Tourism Agency announced on Tuesday, May 17 that it would start allowing small group tours in May as part of a "test tourism" trial before the country fully reopens to foreign visitors.


See moment passenger lands plane after pilot had medical emergency

Wed, 11 May 2022 13:38:22 GMT

A passenger with no flying experience safely landed a private plane at a Florida airport with the help of an air traffic controller after the pilot became incapacitated. The condition of the pilot is unknown at this time. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.


All-Black group makes history by summiting Mount Everest

Fri, 13 May 2022 01:46:55 GMT

About 4,000 people have summited Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. And only eight of them have been Black.


New Zealand to fully reopen in July

Thu, 12 May 2022 04:06:45 GMT

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday, May 11, that the country will fully reopen its international borders from 11:59 p.m. on July 31, with cruise ships also welcome back to local ports on the same day.


'It was a big shock': New Texas BBQ joint takes #1 spot

Tue, 10 May 2022 19:44:27 GMT

Texas is famous for its BBQ with people traveling from all corners of the globe to try it. Find out which spot has claimed the title as best in the state and what people will endure to get a tray.


See how planes land on an ice runway

Thu, 05 May 2022 02:20:20 GMT

With shifting ice and the occasional penguin intruder, Antarctica can be a challenging place to build and maintain an airport. See how one tourism company manages their vital runway.


Revenge travel: How vacation vengeance became a thing

Mon, 16 May 2022 01:08:04 GMT

As more and more countries reopen their borders to eager tourists, a trendy new phrase has emerged on social media: revenge travel.


The restaurant where real Italian mothers rule the kitchen

Fri, 20 May 2022 17:30:27 GMT

Like many Italians living abroad, Peppe Corsaro missed his mother's cooking.


The 'erotic' origins of Sicily's top pastry

Fri, 13 May 2022 08:47:56 GMT

Making a trip to Sicily without indulging in a delicious cannolo pastry is akin to visiting Naples without tucking into an authentic pizza. Practically unheard of.


Mardin: Turkey's ancient treasure trove

Tue, 10 May 2022 10:05:53 GMT

Donkeys meander through narrow streets past doorways and through low arches, suddenly braying around corners at startled tourists while residents continue on their way, unperturbed.


Spectacular world's longest suspension footbridge opens in Czech Republic

Fri, 13 May 2022 16:51:38 GMT

Walking from one mountain to another, suspended high above ground with only a vast valley yawning below, isn't for the fainthearted.


'Nomad' episode guide: Join Carlton McCoy on his search for authenticity around the world

Mon, 16 May 2022 03:16:19 GMT

In the new CNN Original Series "Nomad with Carlton McCoy," master sommelier McCoy is on the hunt for authenticity in destinations around the world. Whether it's along the banks of the Mississippi River or in the bustling city of Seoul, McCoy is exploring off the beaten path to find what truly makes each location special.


The German city with an incredible upside down railway

Wed, 18 May 2022 08:57:59 GMT

Suspension railways today seem like an anachronism -- a 19th-century vision of what the future of transport would look like. By the year 2022, surely we would all be commuting to work on upside down railways!


Unusual new superyacht concept has a giant glass eye

Wed, 18 May 2022 10:28:19 GMT

The 110-meter vessel, named Zion, features a stunning glass dome that looks like a gigantic eye, or a "black hole." Serving as a viewing platform for those on board, it offers 360-degree views and stands out for miles.


Qantas reveals details of record-breaking Project Sunrise flights

Mon, 02 May 2022 07:28:21 GMT

Qantas has taken an important step toward launching Project Sunrise, its long-dreamed-of goal to establish direct flights between Australia and the cities of New York and London.



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