Travel

(CNN) — Even though The Great Barrier Reef and Uluru missed out on being crowned one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Oz has arguably some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. We’ve chosen 10 of the country’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. 1. Great Barrier Reef Explore the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/AFP/Getty
0 Comments
(CNN) — Budapest is fast becoming one of Europe’s leading travel destinations, especially in winter when Hungary’s capital city truly comes to life. Offering a cozy winter atmosphere with romantic architectural creations, Budapest delivers a scene reminiscent of a classic Christmas movie. Rich in culture and steeped in tradition, winter here not only feels like
0 Comments
(CNN) — In May 2018, Abu Dhabi opened a suspension bridge allowing travelers to drive or cycle over the sea. On one side was Abu Dhabi’s mainland — home of its famous mosque and Louvre museum. At the other? Al Hudayriat Island, an island that offers 600 meters (1,970 feet) of quiet beach. Al Hudayriat
0 Comments
(CNN) — Flying home for the December holidays can be a stressful experience, with passengers carrying gifts for their nearest and dearest as well as their own luggage. Now Australian airlines have announced a renewed push to enforce hand luggage weight limits at the busiest time of the year. Both Virgin Australia and Qantas have
0 Comments
(CNN) — A former industrial powerhouse, Glasgow may not have the picture postcard charm of Edinburgh, its debonair neighbor to the east. But what the biggest city in Scotland may lack in storybook castles and manicured vistas, it more than makes up for with its gallus attitude, style and atmosphere. Scratch the surface and Glasgow
0 Comments
(CNN) — It’s been a good year for fans of rail travel, with speedy new train services opening around the world, linking major cities and slashing rail journey times. Whether travelers are looking for an alternative to flying, or just want a faster train ride, these services are offering new travel opportunities. Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express
0 Comments
(CNN) — Just when you think you’ve seen everything, Dubai introduces a new initiative that proves you haven’t. Behold, what is claimed as the world’s first “sail-thru supermarket” — a floating retail emporium ready to cater to anyone unwilling to leave the comfort of their yacht when picking up the groceries. The purpose-built ship, anchored
0 Comments
(CNN) — Nairobi’s only been a city since 1954, but it’s been making up for lost time ever since. The capital of Kenya is now a thriving metropolis that continues to grow rapidly in a country that covers 582,650 square kilometers (around twice the size of Nevada). Nairobi is always on the move, always changing.
0 Comments
The Mohe authority announced that temperatures fell to minus 41.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, minus 42.1 on Wednesday and minus 43.5 Thursday, the South China Morning Post reported. A cold front approached the northern city on Monday, causing temperatures to drop by between 12 and 20 degrees Celsius. Authorities were subsequently forced to issue the
0 Comments
Beijing, China (CNN) — China is poised to overtake the United States as the world’s biggest air travel market by 2022 — and it’s little wonder the country’s airport construction craze shows no signs of abating. The government has plans to build or expand 74 airports nationwide by the end of 2020, aiming to accommodate
0 Comments
(CNN) — Archaeologists have clashed with road developers in the UK over claims that engineers accidentally punctured a large hole through a 6,000-year-old structure near Stonehenge, potentially destroying prehistoric artifacts and evidence of now-extinct “monster cows.” The drilling is alleged to have taken place through a man-made Mesolithic chalk platform at Blick Mead — a
0 Comments
(CNN) — Diverse. Unique. Memorable. These words reflect the people of Vietnam but they can also describe the country’s countless beaches. Long and narrow, Vietnam boasts 2,140 miles of coastline — and that doesn’t include its many islands. From lively and popular to unspoiled and wild, there’s a beach for every type of traveler. Some
0 Comments
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (CNN) — Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest and, it’s been argued, oldest desert in the world — characteristics that might lead travelers to believe it’s an arid, windswept wasteland with little or nothing to see. A few days spent exploring its vast expanse, however, reveal the opposite. It
0 Comments
(CNN) — Bright lights, big cities. The lure of urban centers has lost none of its appeal in 2018, with tourists expected to make around 1.4 billion trips to cities around the world this year. UK-based market research company Euromonitor International has just released its Top 100 City Destinations 2018 report, an annual ranking of
0 Comments
(CNN) — Christmas in the USA is a combination of traditions from around the world. Evergreen trees inside homes were popularized in Germany during the 16th century. Decorating with poinsettias? That idea came from Mexico (and the name of the plant came from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US minister to Mexico). And 18th-century England
0 Comments