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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Mad Max' superyacht concept powered by airplane jet engines
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 10:47:17 GMT
Yacht designer Uros Pavasovic has come up with a rather unorthodox way of utilizing discarded aircraft and pushing the boundaries of superyacht design simultaneously.
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.
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.
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.
I got a hideous tattoo while on holiday. 20 years later, I've covered it up
Fri, 07 May 2021 02:05:20 GMT
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.
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 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.
A domestic flight in Australia was delayed so long passengers had to quarantine
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 01:35:57 GMT
It seems like every day a country changes its coronavirus regulations, causing travelers to rush home from vacations early or expats to find themselves stranded abroad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See 100 mermaids in a world record performance
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:23:54 GMT
A resort in Sanya, China, scored the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater mermaid show, which featured 100 professional divers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.