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A shark headed for swimmers. Watch what the Coast Guard did

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 22:22:59 GMT

A US Coast Guard crew scrambled to get out of the water when a 6ft-8ft shark was spotted heading their way while they swam in Oceania.

Australian island once won in a poker game is up for sale

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 01:31:26 GMT

A fully serviced private island in Australia's Southern Great Barrier Reef is now on the market -- just in time for those who want a place to ride out the Covid-19 pandemic.

See flying car successfully tested in Japan

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:32:14 GMT

A Japanese company has announced the successful test of a manned flying car after conducting a public demonstration on August 25.

When movies need an alien planet, they shoot here

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:18:01 GMT

Ancient tales of trolls and magic live on in Iceland, an island nation of volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers and ice caves.

Mexico hopes to revive tourism with Teotihuacan reopening

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 06:57:17 GMT

After months of closure, the UNESCO World Heritage site Teotihuacan in Mexico is reopening to the public despite the country's ongoing struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.

Couple flees California for Italy as Covid-19 cases rise

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 14:23:30 GMT

California couple Marco Cavalli and Sunaina Lobo, decided to travel to their second home in Puglia this August, despite Covid-19.

Serial runaway bear nicknamed 'Papillon' is on the loose again in Italy

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:10:07 GMT

A brown bear nicknamed "Papillon" after displaying an impressive talent for escaping is being sought by rangers in Italy after fleeing from his electrified pen.

Travel shaming -- another plague of 2020

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 17:03:45 GMT

For many people, travel these days is fraught with second-guessing, extra research and plenty of confusion by way of logistics, travel restrictions and safety -- and that's before you add in what everyone else has to say about your decisions.

10 amazing things we've learned about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:29:54 GMT

We'd heard about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator's mega-realistic scenery, digitally distilled from satellite imagery. We knew the sim could recreate real-time weather conditions on the go, relayed from live climatic data feeds. Even real-world pilots say that the look and feel of the airplanes are, in so many ways, indistinguishable from the real thing.

Amsterdam has been collapsing for years. Now it's paying the price

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:39:17 GMT

Cracks and sinkholes are appearing alongside the waterways of Amsterdam.

'It's the fear factor.' English pub owner installs electric fence to keep customers at a safe distance

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:53:54 GMT

Businesses have had to embrace social distancing during the pandemic, and perhaps none more so than an English pub which installed an electric fence to keep thirsty customers at bay.

The world's best places for swimming

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:31:35 GMT

From isolated English beaches to plunge pools in the Costa Rican cloud forest. When the time's right to get traveling again, these are some of the planet's best places to take a dip.

Huge empty 'ghost' cruise ships lure tourists

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:18:39 GMT

Gaze out to the English Channel from the southwest coast of the UK right now and you might see something unexpected -- a series of gigantic cruise ships haunting the horizon.

The Maldives is now open to all global tourists. Here's how they're doing it

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:45:31 GMT

Though border restrictions and quarantine measures are keeping people from visiting many of the world's most popular travel destinations at the moment, one country famed for its natural beauty is now welcoming all guests -- the Maldives.

How Toblerone chocolate became connected with air travel

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:07:15 GMT

Toblerone may not be the most famous chocolate brand in the world, but it's arguably the most iconic -- especially when it comes to travel.

Meet the first all-women ranger unit fighting poachers

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:09:06 GMT

Team Lioness is an all-female ranger unit protecting Africa's wildlife from poachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch them reunite with their families after being away on the job.

The countries that ceased to exist

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:10:46 GMT

Despite its exotic name, there's a very good reason you've never booked a vacation to the Quilombo of Palmeres. Same goes for the Islands of Refreshment, the Fiume Endeavour and Neutral Moresnet.

China takes on Airbus and Boeing

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 10:10:40 GMT

In a year of startling upheaval for the aviation industry, one seismic change, at least, had already been predicted.

Disneyland Paris reopens with new Covid-19 measures

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:50:30 GMT

Europe's only Disney theme park has been closed for four months, but it's now cautiously reopening to the public, with new measures to try to keep Covid-19 in check.

Epic 14-year road trip stalled in South America

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:09:03 GMT

Road warriors Karen Catchpole and Eric Mohl had rattled in their trusty Silverado for 14 years from the top of the Western Hemisphere in Alaska to the bottom of South America. They were in Patagonia in western Argentina when the microscopic kibosh came down: Covid-19.

The world's best vineyard revealed

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 04:17:15 GMT

The first-ever World's Best Vineyard Awards has named 2019's leading wine destinations. Vineyards from France, Germany and Spain were among the best, but the top prize went to a New World producer.

Island hopping in Maldives

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 03:54:34 GMT

In the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Maldives is made up of more than 1,000 islands, which tourists travel between on seaplanes.

Can travel incentives lure visitors back?

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 03:50:35 GMT

Ever since the world went into lockdown back in March, many of us have been furiously making a mental list of all the places we'll go once we're finally able to travel again.

Why passenger jets could soon be flying in formation

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:50:22 GMT

Birds are the undisputed masters of aerodynamics.

The humble Hong Kong snack that's popping up around the world

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 03:34:50 GMT

When I decided to write a story about the origins of Hong Kong bubble waffles -- also known as "egg waffles" -- I thought it would be easy.

One woman, four men and weeks in Norway's Arctic ice

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:58:29 GMT

The summer before I turned 40 -- with my fertility ebbing, as everyone with a vested interest in such things felt the need to remind me -- I decided to set sail on the biggest adventure of my life.

Eastern Europe's hidden holiday paradise

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:33:23 GMT

For more than a century, Bulgaria has had little trouble enticing people to its beach resorts scattered along the Black Sea coast. City-breakers head to its main cities -- including Sofia, the capital, and Plovdiv, the 2019 European Capital of Culture -- for an enjoyable blend of culture and hearty Bulgarian gastronomy.

This couple has the best office view in the world

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 18:28:47 GMT

Margrit and Joe Fahan were Delta Airline pilots for 30 years. They documented their farewell water salute at JFK, rescue pet flights and other up-in-the-air moments for their 15,000 (and counting) Instagram followers

Microsoft Flight Simulator's 2020 reboot may be the safest way to fly this year

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:26:02 GMT

Avgeek desktop gamers and wannabe airline captains can finally get the high-altitude fix they've been craving.

Europe's travel windows are slamming shut

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:20:08 GMT

The vacation lights are going out all over Europe.

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