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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Cruise is ready to set sail

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:19:58 GMT

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Cruise is finally going full steam ahead after its much-hyped debut was canceled thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

The truth about cruise ships in Venice

Sat, 08 May 2021 10:06:07 GMT

Banned from the lagoon one minute, back the next. Destroying the city or providing jobs? Cruise ships in Venice are a huge point of controversy in the city -- here's why.

'Mad Max' superyacht concept powered by airplane jet engines

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 10:47:17 GMT

Yacht designer Uros Pavasovic has come up with a rather unorthodox way of utilizing discarded aircraft and pushing the boundaries of superyacht design simultaneously.

Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel memorialized with bust at Washington National Cathedral

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 23:57:02 GMT

The Washington National Cathedral has unveiled a stone carving of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel to recognize his legacy as a human rights defender "dedicated to combating indifference and intolerance."

Too spicy for tourists? The Thailand cuisine few travelers experience

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 02:01:07 GMT

The toughest reservation in Bangkok? It's almost certainly a place called Sorn.

See 100 mermaids in a world record performance

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:23:54 GMT

A resort in Sanya, China, scored the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater mermaid show, which featured 100 professional divers.

Tiny cabins become hot property in pandemic

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:33:07 GMT

Getaway is a mini-vacation concept that has grown in the past six years from a few tiny cabins outside of Boston to 581 custom-built cabins sprinkled across 15 locations in the United States. The "totally socially distant" business has had a very busy pandemic year.

EU plans summer opening for vaccinated tourists

Mon, 03 May 2021 14:01:14 GMT

After nearly a year of closed borders, the European Union could open in June to fully vaccinated vacationers from countries with low Covid infection rates in time for summer under a plan revealed on Monday.

'A comeback for travel': Summer vacations expected to boom

Fri, 07 May 2021 11:24:06 GMT

US travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

The man who found the Titanic is on a new quest

Thu, 06 May 2021 16:13:13 GMT

In a career that's spanned 65 years, Robert Ballard has conducted over 150 underwater expeditions and made countless significant scientific discoveries, but his biggest find has always been the Titanic. Now, more than 35 years, after locating the famous shipwreck, he's embarking on a new mission.

England 'green list' of approved travel destinations revealed

Fri, 07 May 2021 17:30:45 GMT

Travelers from the UK have been given the go ahead to visit Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel from May 17 when months of restrictions making it illegal to travel abroad for a vacation will come to an end.

A domestic flight in Australia was delayed so long passengers had to quarantine

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 01:35:57 GMT

It seems like every day a country changes its coronavirus regulations, causing travelers to rush home from vacations early or expats to find themselves stranded abroad.

In the Maldives, a day on the water is food for the soul

Wed, 05 May 2021 20:43:08 GMT

A traditional fishing excursion gets to the heart of the country, even if you don't catch any fish.

Major cruise ship company may avoid Florida if state doesn't permit Covid-19 vaccination checks, CEO says

Fri, 07 May 2021 15:37:43 GMT

Florida's new law prohibiting businesses from asking whether employees or customers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may take a toll on its cruise business.

This artisanal cheese provides a taste of upstate New York

Wed, 05 May 2021 02:25:33 GMT

CNN's Richard Quest tries his hand at the craft of cheese-making with a new generation of artisans.

America's Amtrak moment could finally be here

Sat, 01 May 2021 08:50:13 GMT

Fifty years after the first Amtrak train left the station on the creaking remains of America's nation-building rail network, the country's neglected rail service could at last be on track to move into the modern era as President Joe Biden seeks to inject a massive dose of funding to revitalize and drastically expand services. 

Why Delta airlines is resuming selling middle seats

Sat, 01 May 2021 19:06:09 GMT

CNN's Pete Muntean reports on Delta airlines lifting capacity limits on their flights by resuming the sale of middle seats.

The desperate families torn apart by Covid rules

Wed, 05 May 2021 01:02:18 GMT

Vaccines could yet kick-start international travel, but it's a long time coming for international families forced to live apart in a time where -- because of inflexible Covid border restrictions -- it often takes the death of loved one to bring them back together.

The couple who met on the beach at Byron Bay

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 04:37:00 GMT

It was a summer's day in Byron Bay, Australia in early 2003. The sun was shining and Gianna Mazzeo, who'd been basking in its rays for most of the day, decided to freshen up with a swim.

I got a hideous tattoo while on holiday. 20 years later, I've covered it up

Fri, 07 May 2021 02:05:20 GMT

Ah, tattoos.

He saved her from drowning and they fell in love

Tue, 04 May 2021 11:24:02 GMT

Nupur Gupta was nearing the end of a two-week stint teaching at a yoga retreat in Goa, India.

Americans get another reprieve on a new ID requirement to fly

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 21:18:49 GMT

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) again delayed the deadline for enforcement of REAL ID requirements, the latest pandemic-related extension for the program aimed at establishing a consistent security standard for issuing driver's licenses and other identification.

Italy's most famous gallery just made a striking change

Fri, 07 May 2021 10:19:47 GMT

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence's latest renovation has introduced works of art by women and people of color, putting works on permanent display for the first time.

YouTubers face deportation from Bali over fake mask stunt

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 03:55:57 GMT

Two YouTubers are facing deportation from Bali after they made a prank video that depicted one of them breaking local mask laws.

Rome debuts hot pizza vending machine

Fri, 07 May 2021 02:07:30 GMT

Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy's most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly cooked pizzas in just three minutes.

Travel psychology: Why do we visit the same places over and over again?

Sat, 08 May 2021 17:23:01 GMT

My travel bucket list before the pandemic: hike to Everest Base Camp, cruise to Antarctica, try to visit every prefecture in Japan.

Disney World ends temperature checks for guests and staff

Thu, 06 May 2021 13:41:08 GMT

Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, will be able to skip temperature checks at the park from May 16.

These people have gone all-in on boat life. Here's how they did it

Tue, 04 May 2021 19:41:08 GMT

Imagine casting off most of your worldly possessions to live on a sailboat you bought on the Internet -- perhaps without even seeing it, or knowing how to tie a knot or hoist the mainsail.

The world's highest infinity pool has opened in Dubai

Mon, 03 May 2021 13:57:18 GMT

A record-breaking new swimming pool has opened at Address Beach Resort in Dubai -- a rooftop infinity pool nearly 1,000 feet above the ground.

Now open: From the Bahamas to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and more

Sat, 08 May 2021 12:35:25 GMT

The European Union and UK work out plans for summer vacations, Broadway theatre tickets go on sale for the fall, and Germany cancels Oktoberfest for the second time. Here's what happened in travel news this week.