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After a five-year renovation, the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History is set to reopen its dinosaur and fossil hall on June 8.

Is Venice at war with itself?

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:12:59 GMT

Historic levels of flooding. Flood barriers that don't work. A failed bid for independence. And cruise ships sailing past St Mark's Square. Venice's problems are legion -- but are Venetians warring with the outside world or with each other?

What Brexit will mean for travelers

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 12:20:57 GMT

Britain's departure from the European Union is finally upon us, but after all the warnings of chaos for inbound tourists and problems for UK travelers heading to the continent, what will situations will travelers actually face after January 31?

Visiting Haida Gwaii, Canada's most mysterious islands

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:07:26 GMT

Pristine wilderness dotted by ancient village sites so protected that only 12 people at a time are allowed to step ashore -- this is Canada's final frontier, a remote archipelago off British Columbia's northernmost coast.

The story behind the squabbling subway mice

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:38:00 GMT

An image of two mice slugging it out over scraps of food on the London Underground has won a prestigious wildlife photography award from the UK capital's Natural History Museum.

Message in a hangar: New York City fashion show walks the walk at JFK

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 19:36:19 GMT

New York City is no stranger to head turning, over-the-top fashion — but its biannual Fashion Week brings boldness in spades.

Plymouth Rock and other historic landmarks in Plymouth, Massachusetts were vandalized with spray paint.

Plymouth Rock, iconic landmark that marks where the Pilgrims first landed, was vandalized

Preparations to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims arriving in the New World were in full swing in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Then someone vandalized the city's beloved landmarks.

What the reinvention of Europe's favorite city means for travelers

Sun, 02 Feb 2020 12:57:26 GMT

In the near future, visitors to Paris will be able to take a dip in the Seine and dine in an abandoned, underground subway station.

When tourist photos go bad

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:07:41 GMT

Looking at vacation photo albums used to be a chore.

20 of the world's best new restaurants for 2020

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 13:00:30 GMT

From Mexican dishes with a stellar view across the rooftops of London to Ethiopian cuisine in upstate New York, Mediterranean creativity in Bangkok to a Texas-inspired grill in Hong Kong, many of the most exciting new restaurants opening this year take their cue from global cuisines.

Koh Libong: A haven for Thailand's threatened dugong population

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 00:25:11 GMT

For much of 2019, Thailand's biggest internet celebrity was an aquatic mammal with a nose resembling a vacuum cleaner nozzle.

The best travel photos of 2020 so far

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:53:03 GMT

At its best, travel photography inspires, intrigues and informs. It sets us on armchair adventures or moves us to plan a dream trip. See amazing images from 2020 and journey the world through pictures.

9 ways to make airlines and airports better

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:40:20 GMT

Airlines and airports could do more to improve our flying experience. Aviation buffs weigh in on nine needed improvements that would better aviation for everyone.

The aviation museum for people who don't care about aviation

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:16:16 GMT

The silent and oppressive hunk of metal in the corner comes alive as Erin Gregory tells its story. The nervousness of the soldiers who climbed aboard the aircraft almost 80 years ago is practically palpable.

You need to watch this koala getting belly rubs

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:11:26 GMT

This little rescue got quite a treat after the Australian Defense Force saved it from fires burning on Australia's Kangaroo Island.

This viral video has people debating reclining on planes

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 22:07:41 GMT

Wendi Williams, who describes herself as a teacher in Virginia Beach, shared a video showing a man repeatedly pushing her reclined seat on an American Airlines flight. The video has gone viral, but the debate over reclining seats in economy isn't new. CNN's Richard Quest reports.

South America's 'Lost World' rediscovered

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:39:45 GMT

Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 saga "The Lost World" was inspired by reports from three little-known European colonies at the top of South America. Today the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname and the French territory of Guyane are finally stepping out from the shadows.

Why it's still OK to take a cruise amid the coronavirus outbreak

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:56:21 GMT

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the cruise industry is under scrutiny following an outbreak that has left one ship quarantined in Asia and passengers worldwide worrying about whether they need to change their cruise plans.

Delta reunited this little girl with her doll

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 02:40:09 GMT

Kenley Britton was devastated when her special "Daddy Doll" went missing on a Delta flight from Connecticut to Atlanta last week, her mother Arielle told CNN.

Thousands gather for Japan's annual 'Naked Festival'

Thousands braved chilly weather Saturday to gather at Japan's largest and most famous "naked festival" in Okayama prefecture. The event, called "Hadaka Matsuri" in Japanese, is a wild and raucous festival held annually on the third Saturday of February.

Americans can travel to Cuba. Here's how

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 02:23:20 GMT

In the foothills of the Sierra de los Órganos Mountains, more than two hours west of Havana, a trickle of riders on horseback descends a reddish-brown mountain in a serpentine line. They smile as they pass a group of hikers and continue on their ride.

British Airways smashes record for quickest subsonic NYC to London flight

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:22:36 GMT

A British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h).

What the airport of 2030 will look like

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:44:06 GMT

From biometrics to parallel realities, find out about the innovations that will change our airport experiences in the decade to come.

Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:35:56 GMT

Bus-on-rail Pacer trains were introduced to Britain in the 1980s. Forty years later, what was supposed to be a temporary measure is still in service, much to the anger of commuters tired of discomfort aboard what has for some become a symbol of the UK's north-south economic divide.

Luxury floating hotel opens in Sweden

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:46:13 GMT

Arctic Bath is a floating hotel in the Scandinavian north, designed to resemble a cluster of logs caught adrift on a Swedish river.

Why 'heaven on Earth' needs more tourists

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:52:50 GMT

The tiny two-island nation of Sao Tome and Principe, known as the "African Galapagos" because of its remarkable biodiversity, attracts just 30,000 tourists a year -- making it one of the world's least visited countries

Thousands of men stripped off to take part in "Hadaka Matsuri", an annual "Naked Festival" on Japan's Honshu Island.

Futuristic airplane concept promises cleaner travel

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:55:36 GMT

The Her0 Zero Emissions Airplane is an elegant concept design created by Joe Doucet that uses electric-powered propellers and sweeping wings that end in large, upturned tips.

Inside the world of America's most notorious gangster

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 21:21:16 GMT

New owners show CNN hidden tunnels and secret rooms at the Harry Caray Italian Steakhouse in Chicago. The landmark once played a key role in the gangster world of Al Capone.

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