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(CNN) — An American undersea explorer has completed what is claimed to be the deepest manned sea dive ever recorded — returning to the surface with the depressing news that there’s plastic trash down there. Victor Vescovo journeyed 10,927 meters (35,853 feet) to the bottom of the Challenger Deep , the southern end of the
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(CNN) — With its stunning Alpine peaks and placid crystal clear lakes, Austria is the epitome of idyllic. Positioned right in the middle of Europe, the German-speaking country boasts some of the most beautiful train journeys around, while its capital, Vienna, has been ranked as the most livable city on the planet. Here are 11
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(CNN) — Forget New York or Dubai. Some of the world’s most expensive and crowded real estate is inside a commercial aircraft. The claustrophobia of being on a plane can be hard to manage when there are so many pain points along the way: You’re hungry but there’s no meal service on this flight. You’re
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(CNN) — Parisian bridges are weighted down with copycat “love locks,” while visitors crowd cheek-to-jowl into Barcelona churches and Dubrovnik’s historic center. In Italy, attempts to manage the impact of tourism range from segregating visitors to fines for flip-flops. As a glut of anxious headlines document overtourism, it’s easy to think that the planet is
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(CNN) — “Food tastes much better when you eat it with your hands,” declares Nairobi-based food blogger Kaluhi Adagala, using her fingers to tease some freshly baked tilapia off the bone. “It’s like a hands-on, intimate relationship between you and the food.” Adagala is in the dining room of the Delta Plaza branch of contemporary
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(CNN) — You can now book your stay in paradise — but it won’t come cheap. A luxurious private resort stretching across an island in the western Philippines has opened for business. It offers white sand beaches, plush villas and plenty of amenities. But with a price tag of $100,000 a night, Banwa Private Island
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(CNN) — A French man who has spent more than four months floating across the Atlantic Ocean in a giant orange barrel has arrived at his Caribbean destination. Jean-Jacques Savin set off from the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa, on December 26, 2018 — heading west in a barrel-shaped capsule he’d built himself.
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(CNN) — Thanks to a $250 million transformation, Royal Caribbean’s once-sleepy private island retreat in the Bahamas is offering eye-opening travel amenities to its cruise passengers. The island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, offers everything from a record-setting water slide and a massive wave pool to five new complimentary dining venues and quiet sandy beaches. “We
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(CNN) — Two Michelin-starred restaurant Fäviken, located roughly 600 kilometers north of Swedish capital Stockholm, is one of Europe’s most in-demand eateries. But now chef Magnus Nilsson has become the latest Michelin-starred restaurateur to announce he’s shutting up shop because he’s had enough. “This coming season will be my last at Fäviken Magasinet,” wrote Nilsson
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Karpathos, Greece (CNN) — White and pastel-washed buildings set atop rugged hills overlook clear, blue water. The sun sets in breathtaking fashion. The Karpathos moon is so full and bright that intrepid traveler Katie Sehl figured it for a lamp or a giant spotlight the first time she saw it. In many ways, Karpathos looks
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(CNN) — Fly-drive holidays give travelers the freedom to explore a destination at their leisure, but it pays to choose your car hire firm wisely. Now an annual survey by consumer group Which? makes that choice easier by revealing the best and worst companies in Europe. Spanish firm Goldcar came in bottom of the rankings
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(CNN) — Archaeologists working near the pyramids of Giza have discovered an ancient Egyptian burial ground dating back to around 2500 BCE and hosting the tombs of high-ranking officials. The remarkable find includes a limestone family tomb from Egypt’s fifth dynasty, a period spanning the 25th to the 24th century BCE, the country’s Ministry of
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(CNN) — For most travelers, a trip to India might center around temples, forts, festivals and food. But for one niche set of visitors, it’s all about “election tourism” right now. Home to the world’s largest democracy — with up to 900 million votes being cast in the current parliamentary election — India is an
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(CNN) — France will ban electric scooters from its sidewalks from September, after locals grew frustrated with the vehicles congesting public areas and causing an increase in accidents. Paris and other cities have become home to thousands of e-scooters since their introduction just a year ago, with several companies operating scooter-sharing systems in the capital.
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(CNN) — Pulling out from beneath St Pancras’s magnificent wrought iron roof, the Eurostar slipping through tunnels towards the Kent countryside, it’s easy to feel blasé about taking a train from London to mainland Europe. From the ease of checking in at the UK’s finest rail station just 30 minutes before departure to arriving in
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(CNN) — Plenty of people dream of travel to other planets. But “Star Wars” fans can actually visit locations where many of the films’ most famous scenes were shot. Some places aren’t even as remote as one might expect. From dinner at Luke Skywalker’s childhood home to a romantic balcony where romance blossomed, here are
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