Travel

LeoPatrizi via Getty Images Don’t make these common mistakes when you’re packing for a trip. Going on vacation is enjoyable and relaxing. Packing for said vacation is decidedly less so. Many of us dread the part before a trip when we’re scrambling to figure out what we need to put in our suitcases. And inevitably,
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Stuart Dee via Getty Images If you gotta go, here’s how to do it as safely as possible. With the holidays fast approaching, many people are gearing up to fly ― some for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The risk of COVID exposure during air travel is considered relatively low,
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(CNN) — A soft goat’s cheese from Spain won first place at the World Cheese Awards on Wednesday, besting the field of 4,079 entries from more than 40 countries on five continents. The winning cheese, called Olavidia, from an artisan cheesemaker using the commercial name Quesos y Besos (Cheeses and Kisses), got 103 votes, besting
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Bangkok (CNN) — A pulsating cosmopolis of 10 million, Bangkok at times seems like the most unlikely Buddhist city on earth, despite the glittering spires of its famed shrines and temples. It’s tempting to view the latter as quaint background filler, or as clichéd tourist traps thronged with foreign visitors. Meanwhile, everyone else seems to
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Blake Callahan via Getty Images The rules are changing frequently and vary from destination to destination. As COVID-19 vaccine access expands around the world, more countries have been opening their borders to international tourists. If our Instagram feeds are any indication, many Americans have been taking advantage of the opportunity to travel abroad again. But
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(CNN) — It’s fast. It’s driverless. It has a Gold Class for premium passengers. And it’s one of the most advanced metro train systems ever built. This is the Doha Metro, a gleaming transportation system that will carry fans to their destination in next year’s soccer World Cup and, it’s hoped, will go on to
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(CNN) — In 2012, Nana Amoako Anin was working as a prosecutor in New York. Although British of Ghanian descent, she had spent her working life in the United States, studying law and entering the legal profession. Then one day, despite the prospects of career advancement in one of the world’s most prosperous cities, she
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Passengers flying into Rome from 2024 onwards will be able to go airborne for their taxi ride into the city center too, if a project between the company operating its main airport and a German startup lifts off on schedule. Startup Volocopter hopes to make Fiumicino Airport a pioneer site for the rotor-bladed, battery-powered two-seater
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(CNN) — In 1973, young British couple Tony and Maureen Wheeler published a guidebook entitled “Across Asia on The Cheap.” Little did they know that one humble guidebook would lay the foundation for a worldwide travel brand called Lonely Planet. Nearly 50 years later, their travel guide empire, Lonely Planet, is still chugging along. As
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(CNN) — It’s a sunny afternoon in Moravia, and people are busy weeding the communal gardens on top of El Morro de Moravia (Moravia Hill), which sits at the heart of this working-class Medellín neighborhood. Others are in the greenhouse, inspecting orchids in myriad tropical shades and rows of bromeliads, whose glossy orange bracts erupt
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simarik via Getty Images Tipping housekeeping staff every day that your room is serviced is standard protocol. Hotel guests often interact with a number of staffers ― from valets to bellhops to lobby bartenders. And in these exchanges, it’s common knowledge to tip them accordingly. But there’s one staff category that is often ignored in
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