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Hong Kong is opening up to tourism -- but is it too late?

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 16:53:35 GMT

The city hopes the move will revive its status as an international business and travel hub, but the locals said the change may be too late.


The secrets of Turkey's historic capital of cool

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 11:10:43 GMT

At first glance Izmir looks very much like any other modern Turkish metropolis, densely populated with unimposing architecture.


This Italian icon looks like you've never seen it before

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 15:53:30 GMT

For over 500 years, Michelangelo's sculpture of David in Florence has stood unchanged, the marble icon of masculinity, and one of the world's most famous works of art.


The Italian town with a boozy secret

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:36:31 GMT

It's super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water -- and in many households across Sardinia it's still produced illegally.


The Italian village with the 'elixir' of healthy life

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 11:13:44 GMT

It's a place of terraced lemon groves, a paradoxically warm mountain breeze, and a powerful fat-killing gene carried by a few lucky residents.


Hong Kong offers 500,000 free air tickets to tempt tourists back

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 02:51:04 GMT

Hong Kong attracted around 56 million visitors a year before the pandemic, and now the popular destination is taking significant steps to win tourists back after over two years of some of the world's toughest travel restrictions.


The 'tombstone village' built by Korean refugees on a Japanese cemetery

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 01:35:37 GMT

At first glance, Ami-dong seems like an ordinary village within the South Korean city of Busan, with colorful houses and narrow alleys set against looming mountains.


This man built a plane for his family in his garden

Sat, 22 Oct 2022 16:53:25 GMT

It wasn't until he moved near to an airfield in the UK over a decade ago that mechanical engineer Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan began to seriously consider learning to fly a plane.


Best Chinese food: 32 dishes every traveler should try

Mon, 17 Oct 2022 14:47:26 GMT

With one of the world's most diverse food scenes, China makes it nearly impossible to put together one single list that truly encompasses the "best" Chinese dishes.


Animal sacrifices and pagan worship on the edge of Europe

Tue, 11 Oct 2022 16:51:03 GMT

An untouched and remote region in northeastern Georgia, Tusheti is a wild trekking paradise of mountains and ancient villages where pagan rites are still observed alongside Christian beliefs.


The hunt for the world's most elusive shipwrecks

Wed, 19 Oct 2022 11:00:38 GMT

In March 2022, the world let out a collective gasp when the remarkably preserved shipwreck of Ernest Shackleton's HMS Endurance was discovered almost two miles beneath the icy Antarctic seas.


20 best German foods

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 12:27:33 GMT

German food is rich, hearty and diverse. It's comfort eating with high-quality, often locally sourced ingredients.


Are you brave enough to sleep in the 'Ghostbusters' firehouse this Halloween?

Wed, 12 Oct 2022 17:05:40 GMT

There's something strange going on in this Oregon neighborhood.


Secrets from the world's toughest dining scene

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 02:38:27 GMT

Hong Kong is widely considered one of the most challenging cities in the world to operate a restaurant -- a roiling cauldron of changing tastes, cleaver-sharp competition and unsavory economics.


Cappadocia: One of Turkey's most spectacular hiking destinations

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 12:45:03 GMT

A rich palette of shimmering caramel swirls, ochers, creams and pinks unfolds across the landscape like an enormous handwoven carpet. Stands of poplars line paths carved by ancient lava flows from three now extinct volcanoes, crisscrossing valleys studded with conical peribaci.


Yayoi Kusama's yellow pumpkin sculpture is back on Naoshima Island, Japan

Mon, 17 Oct 2022 05:47:30 GMT

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's famous yellow pumpkin sculpture was reinstalled on October 4th on Naoshima island after it was swept into the sea and badly damaged during a typhoon last summer.


Amid global crises, superyachts are selling more than ever. Here's why

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 08:53:44 GMT

The specter of global conflict lurks on the horizon. Energy prices are putting the squeeze on millions. Covid lingers. But at the yachting world's most glamorous event, it's business as usual.


FAA to announce rule allowing more rest for flight attendants

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 14:17:39 GMT

Federal aviation officials plan to announce Tuesday that flight attendants will soon get more mandated rest time between flights, two sources familiar with the announcement tell CNN.


Virgin Boeing 747 to launch rocket into space

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 08:43:21 GMT

At the far southwestern tip of England, dangling into the Atlantic, the remote region of Cornwall rarely feels like the center of the world.


Time Out picks the 'world's coolest' neighborhood for 2022

Tue, 11 Oct 2022 04:01:45 GMT

The top 10 includes the nightlife haven of Cais do Sodré in Lisbon and New York City's beloved Ridgewood, but which neighborhood took the top spot in Time Out's round-up?


Bamboo vipers and many-banded kraits: Experiencing Hong Kong's snake safari

Mon, 10 Oct 2022 03:26:18 GMT

A fraction of a second after William Sargent's torch light catches the unmistakable glint of snake skin he roars into action, sliding on a protective glove and launching himself into the dense green jungle of northern Hong Kong.


Giant roadside Cheeto attracts a crowd

Tue, 11 Oct 2022 17:52:50 GMT

A giant Cheeto with massive fingers coated in orange dust becomes a roadside attraction. CNN's Jeanne Moos eats her way through the story.


She asked a stranger for directions on vacation. Two weeks later they were engaged

Mon, 17 Oct 2022 10:06:35 GMT

Rachel Décoste landed in West Africa's Republic of Benin in August 2018, anticipating an important journey of self-discovery, but not predicting the extent to which the trip would change her life.


Asia Pacific set to lose title as the world's largest travel region

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 11:37:53 GMT

Asia Pacific is home to some of the world's most beloved travel destinations, from the natural beauty of Bali to the urban buzz of Singapore. These dreamy vacation hotspots -- teamed with the region's business power -- secured Asia Pacific the title of world's largest travel region for much of the past decade.


Chiles are so important to this state, they made a law about them

Tue, 11 Oct 2022 11:01:11 GMT

For New Mexicans, chile isn't just a food, it's a way of life. Chiles are so important, New Mexico is only state to have an "official" question, "Red or green?"


The rise of sleep tourism

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 12:57:41 GMT

Going on a vacation might seem like a rather unconventional way to try to improve your sleep habits.


Ritz-Carlton's $6,400-a-week luxury superyacht cruise has finally set sail

Fri, 21 Oct 2022 13:33:23 GMT

Ritz-Carlton's highly-anticipated superyacht cruise has finally made its debut, three and a half years after its maiden voyage was originally scheduled to begin.


The European capital of cool that keeps getting cooler

Thu, 13 Oct 2022 12:39:34 GMT

Lisbon is in the midst of a renaissance. The latest European capital of cool's affordable rents, great nightlife and gorgeous streets -- which wind high into the hills from the River Tagus -- have seen younger travelers arrive in their droves in recent years, enjoying extended stays thanks to dedicated "digital nomad" visas.


All the restaurants Stanley Tucci visited in season two of 'Searching for Italy'

Mon, 31 Oct 2022 18:30:55 GMT

After watching the wanderlust-inducing "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," you'll undoubtedly be hungry.


The world's best bars for 2022 have been revealed

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 14:59:51 GMT

Move over London. Step aside New York. There's a new cosmopolitan cocktail capital: Barcelona is home to Paradiso, the newly crowned world's best bar.




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