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Tiny cabins become hot property in pandemic

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:33:07 GMT

Getaway is a mini-vacation concept that has grown in the past six years from a few tiny cabins outside of Boston to 581 custom-built cabins sprinkled across 15 locations in the United States. The "totally socially distant" business has had a very busy pandemic year.


EU plans summer opening for vaccinated tourists

Mon, 03 May 2021 14:01:14 GMT

After nearly a year of closed borders, the European Union could open in June to fully vaccinated vacationers from countries with low Covid infection rates in time for summer under a plan revealed on Monday.


The man who found the Titanic is on a new quest

Thu, 06 May 2021 16:13:13 GMT

In a career that's spanned 65 years, Robert Ballard has conducted over 150 underwater expeditions and made countless significant scientific discoveries, but his biggest find has always been the Titanic. Now, more than 35 years, after locating the famous shipwreck, he's embarking on a new mission.


The truth about cruise ships in Venice

Sat, 08 May 2021 10:06:07 GMT

Banned from the lagoon one minute, back the next. Destroying the city or providing jobs? Cruise ships in Venice are a huge point of controversy in the city -- here's why.


See people getting coronavirus vaccine at Dracula's castle

Tue, 11 May 2021 06:49:00 GMT

A Romanian castle said to be the home of Dracula is offering free Covid-19 jabs to visitors as part of a vaccination drive. Bran Castle, in Transylvania, announced its Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Marathon in a Facebook post. Completed in 1388, the castle sits outside the city of Brasov.


I got a hideous tattoo while on holiday. 20 years later, I've covered it up

Fri, 07 May 2021 02:05:20 GMT

Ah, tattoos.


America's Amtrak moment could finally be here

Sat, 01 May 2021 08:50:13 GMT

Fifty years after the first Amtrak train left the station on the creaking remains of America's nation-building rail network, the country's neglected rail service could at last be on track to move into the modern era as President Joe Biden seeks to inject a massive dose of funding to revitalize and drastically expand services. 


Italy's most famous gallery just made a striking change

Fri, 07 May 2021 10:19:47 GMT

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence's latest renovation has introduced works of art by women and people of color, putting works on permanent display for the first time.


Love Lake: Heart-shaped lagoons link up in Dubai desert

Wed, 12 May 2021 09:57:36 GMT

The sun is just dipping below the horizon as a steady line of four-wheel-drives, and a few plucky little sedans, pour into the Al Qudra oasis on the outskirts of Dubai.


Judgment of Paris: The tasting that changed wine forever

Mon, 10 May 2021 12:20:54 GMT

In a Parisian hotel 45 years ago, some of France's biggest wine experts came together for a blind tasting that pitted the country's finest offerings against Californian wines they'd never heard off. The results shocked the wine world.


YouTubers face deportation from Bali over fake mask stunt

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 03:55:57 GMT

Two YouTubers are facing deportation from Bali after they made a prank video that depicted one of them breaking local mask laws.


In the Maldives, a day on the water is food for the soul

Wed, 05 May 2021 20:43:08 GMT

A traditional fishing excursion gets to the heart of the country, even if you don't catch any fish.


This artisanal cheese provides a taste of upstate New York

Wed, 05 May 2021 02:25:33 GMT

CNN's Richard Quest tries his hand at the craft of cheese-making with a new generation of artisans.


Strong winds leave tourist stranded on damaged glass bridge in China

Mon, 10 May 2021 11:32:48 GMT

Extreme weather is being blamed for a terrifying incident that left one tourist stranded on a 260-meter-high glass-bottomed suspension bridge in northeast China's Jilin province on May 7.


These people have gone all-in on boat life. Here's how they did it

Tue, 04 May 2021 19:41:08 GMT

Imagine casting off most of your worldly possessions to live on a sailboat you bought on the Internet -- perhaps without even seeing it, or knowing how to tie a knot or hoist the mainsail.


Major cruise ship company may avoid Florida if state doesn't permit Covid-19 vaccination checks, CEO says

Fri, 07 May 2021 15:37:43 GMT

Florida's new law prohibiting businesses from asking whether employees or customers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may take a toll on its cruise business.


'A comeback for travel': Summer vacations expected to boom

Fri, 07 May 2021 11:24:06 GMT

US travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.


He saved her from drowning and they fell in love

Tue, 04 May 2021 11:24:02 GMT

Nupur Gupta was nearing the end of a two-week stint teaching at a yoga retreat in Goa, India.


Rome debuts hot pizza vending machine

Fri, 07 May 2021 02:07:30 GMT

Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy's most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly cooked pizzas in just three minutes.


England 'green list' of approved travel destinations revealed

Fri, 07 May 2021 17:30:45 GMT

Travelers from the UK have been given the go ahead to visit Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel from May 17 when months of restrictions making it illegal to travel abroad for a vacation will come to an end.


Too spicy for tourists? The Thailand cuisine few travelers experience

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 02:01:07 GMT

The toughest reservation in Bangkok? It's almost certainly a place called Sorn.


Boy meets girl. Girl goes traveling for 2 years

Wed, 12 May 2021 11:44:50 GMT

Just before departing on a two-year backpacking adventure Nicole Erickson met the man destined to become the love of her life. Here's what happened next.


Disney World ends temperature checks for guests and staff

Thu, 06 May 2021 13:41:08 GMT

Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, will be able to skip temperature checks at the park from May 16.


The desperate families torn apart by Covid rules

Wed, 05 May 2021 01:02:18 GMT

Vaccines could yet kick-start international travel, but it's a long time coming for international families forced to live apart in a time where -- because of inflexible Covid border restrictions -- it often takes the death of loved one to bring them back together.


The Chinese county famed for its double-yolk duck eggs

Fri, 14 May 2021 05:47:37 GMT

"Would you like salted duck egg with that?" asked the cook.


Travel psychology: Why do we visit the same places over and over again?

Sat, 08 May 2021 17:23:01 GMT

My travel bucket list before the pandemic: hike to Everest Base Camp, cruise to Antarctica, try to visit every prefecture in Japan.


Why Delta airlines is resuming selling middle seats

Sat, 01 May 2021 19:06:09 GMT

CNN's Pete Muntean reports on Delta airlines lifting capacity limits on their flights by resuming the sale of middle seats.


Now open: From the Bahamas to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and more

Sat, 08 May 2021 12:35:25 GMT

The European Union and UK work out plans for summer vacations, Broadway theatre tickets go on sale for the fall, and Germany cancels Oktoberfest for the second time. Here's what happened in travel news this week.


Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Cruise is ready to set sail

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:19:58 GMT

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Cruise is finally going full steam ahead after its much-hyped debut was canceled thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.


The world's highest infinity pool has opened in Dubai

Mon, 03 May 2021 13:57:18 GMT

A record-breaking new swimming pool has opened at Address Beach Resort in Dubai -- a rooftop infinity pool nearly 1,000 feet above the ground.