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Luxury shopping on the high seas

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:01:41 GMT

At a time when land-based malls are struggling to draw shoppers, sales at shipboard stores show increasing buoyancy. Starboard Cruise Services, an LVMH-owned company that operates stores on 90+ cruise lines, is the largest retail purveyor in the cruise industry and boasts impressive growth.

End of an era as Tokyo fish market closes

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:26:02 GMT

Following years of delays and plenty of controversy, Tokyo's Tsukiji wholesale fish market, one of the city's most popular destinations for international visitors, has finally shut its doors.

Pilot pulls off incredible sideways landing

Facing powerful winds, TUI pilot Brenda Riepsaame Wassink turned her Boeing 757-200 sideways to touch down safely at Bristol Airport, England.

Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge to kick off Invictus Games

Prince Harry opened the fourth annual Invictus Games in style on Friday afternoon, climbing Australia's iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge along with a number of veterans and competitors from the upcoming event.

Cannabinoid becomes USA's hottest ingredient

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:00:21 GMT

The latest "it" ingredient to hit menus is CBD, short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (more commonly known as marijuana).

Sagrada Familia gets Barcelona permit, 136 years late

After more than a century of illegal construction work, Barcelona's towering Sagrada Familia church has finally agreed to make things right with the city council.

World's most powerful passport revealed

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:34:29 GMT

There are few things more liberating than travel -- although some passports offer more freedom than others.

Road tripping through West Texas is full of unusual surprises

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:32:42 GMT

Lonely. Flat. Hot.

Mysterious shapes appear on Britain's beaches

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:28:48 GMT

Along Wales' rugged Pembrokeshire Coast in Britain, someone is creating intricate works of sand art. Read on and draw this mystery to a close.

America's first female hotel manager

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:13:53 GMT

Throughout the newly renovated Hotel Figueroa, amidst its posh new interior design, an inverted triangle can be seen carved into its original walls.

What to do, see and eat in St. Kitts

St. Christopher, better known as St. Kitts, is home to luxurious Caribbean beaches, friendly locals and delicious food. Here are the best things do when you travel there, including what to see and where to eat.

A Boeing 757 struggles to land at an airport in England as crosswinds gust up to 40 knots.

Storms make Japan cherry blossoms bloom early

Japan's beautiful cherry blossoms are a highlight of spring, but in 2018, typhoons have confused some into blooming in fall. Find out how this happened and what this means for travelers.

Paradise Beach in South Africa lives up to its name

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:35:33 GMT

In the early morning, the wind sends bursts of sand across the beach, painting bits of black and shades of brown around the shells and the deep purple seaweed that washed up during the night.

15 airlines that no longer exist

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:46:56 GMT

In the little more than 100 years of commercial air travel, thousands of airlines have come and gone as casualties of oil prices, politics, mismanagement or financial loss.

Tickets on sale for Virgin Atlantic's first Pride Flight

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:18:28 GMT

Already planning your trip to WorldPride 2019 in New York City? You're in luck -- so is Virgin Atlantic.

Airlines with the best Wi-Fi and inflight tech

When it comes to jetting around the world, choosing the airline with the best Wi-Fi and inflight tech is a major priority. So which airline comes out on top?

Typhoons cause Japan's famed cherry blossoms to bloom early

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:52:18 GMT

Japan's beautiful cherry blossoms are a highlight of spring, but this year a series of storms has confused some into blooming in fall.

Why are women chefs treated differently?

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:26:24 GMT

Critics say an annual "best female chef' highlights gender imbalance rather than promotes equality. Yet some say it's a useful way to support women in a male-dominated industry.

Why do we cry on airplanes?

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:31:38 GMT

Unlike just 25 years ago, it's now hard to find someone who hasn't been on a plane.

The Bahamas beach where piggies swim

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:34:01 GMT

If you're waiting to fulfill any life goals until pigs fly, heads up: There are swine swimming in the Bahamas already.

A photographer took the perfect engagement photo at Yosemite. If only he could find the happy couple

Freelance photographer Matt Dippel doesn't shoot weddings, or engagement photos, but he took a beauty during a recent trip through Yosemite National Park -- and the happy couple doesn't even know it.

Why Bourdain loved the Philippines

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:16:39 GMT

Food travel shows often have a really bad habit of just being a chance for a milquetoast host to vacation through other peoples' lives, talking a lot while eating their "weird" food.

Indigenous culture in Vancouver

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:40:58 GMT

Salmon, elk, bison and boar. The prized oily fish oolichan. These staples of Indigenous cuisine in Canada reconnected restaurateur Inez Cook with her First Nations heritage eight years ago.

You can now rent Madonna's luxury London home

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:31:05 GMT

"Like a Virgin" singer Madonna's swanky former home in the British capital is currently on the market as a luxury vacation rental.

This airline wants to help you meditate at 30,000 feet

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:12:25 GMT

Take a deep breath at 23,000 feet, and breath out turbulence.

Harry Potter descends upon New York

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 20:52:57 GMT

Plants with human bodies that throw parties called mandrakes. All-powerful wands modeled after sinewy snakes. A ferocious dog with three heads aptly named "Fluffy."

Italy's most beautiful hotels

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:06:55 GMT

In search of la dolce vita? These glorious hotels perched on ancient streets, Tuscan hills and seaside cliffs deliver it in spades.

The world's largest organism is dying, but there are still ways to save it

The Pando aspen clone is an ancient, sprawling tree system in Utah, and it is slowly caving in on itself. Scientists think they know why.

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