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Aircraft hits blood-boiling height

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 08:26:39 GMT

Airbus Perlan Mission II achieves a new altitude record by flying at more than 76,000 feet over El Calafate, Argentina


Asia's most beautiful heritage hotels

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 23:45:09 GMT

Creaky wooden floors, teak antiques, afternoon tea, marble staircases. There's just something magical about a hotel with some history.


How to design an airplane cabin

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:13:05 GMT

Designing aircraft is probably the best job in the world," says Paul Priestman of London-based design consultancy PriestmanGoode, grinning ear to ear. "It's brilliant."


Airline misspells its own name on plane

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:50:42 GMT

Sometimes, a massive typo is right in front of your eyes and you can't see it.


11 Fiji resorts worth crossing the Pacific for

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:12:55 GMT

As a 333-island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is synonymous with clear waters, technicolor coral reefs and celebrity hideaways.



A moon beach here on Earth

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 09:33:26 GMT

Dazzling white rock formations, hidden caves and breathtaking beaches contrast with arresting blue seas to make Milos one of the most impressive islands in Greece.


The first truly American cuisine is having a revival

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 01:01:38 GMT

Without measuring any ingredients, Southwestern Pueblo chef Norma Naranjo scoops handfuls of flour, baking powder, salt and shortening into a stainless steel bowl.


From Druid ceremonies in England to Mayan celebrations in El Salvador, see photos of autumnal equinox celebrations around the world.


The 106-year-old mountain railway you've never heard of

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:08:50 GMT

As a red and cream-colored train chugs up the Alishan mountains of Taiwan, hikers and villagers stop and wave at the passengers on board.


Is this the future of cruise ships?

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:44:18 GMT

The brand new Celebrity Edge ship uses a radical engineering concept to create cabins with epic panoramas that experts say could be a game-changer for the cruise industry.


World's most popular destination revealed

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:12:36 GMT

Those hoping their favorite global city will be a bit less crowded the next time they visit are in for a disappointment.


Can Thailand's Phi Phi Islands be saved?

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:03:23 GMT

That Thailand's Phi Phi Islands are among the country's most popular beach destinations should come as little surprise to anyone.


Disneyland sells booze to public for first time

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:05:56 GMT

After more than 60 years of teetotal fun, Disneyland Resort in California will begin serving alcohol to the general public in 2019.



Taiwan's stunning 106-year-old mountain railway

The Alishan Forest Railway, which is over a century old, is an adventurous ride high into the mountains in Taiwan. Read why tourists are taking to the rails and find out what they see.


Dirtiest place in the airport revealed

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 21:17:16 GMT

What's the most germ-filled spot in an airport? The bathrooms? Those crowded waiting areas? The passport checking counter? You might be surprised to learn the results of a study carried out at an airport in Finland.


Fall equinox 2018: Not as 'equal' as you may think

Fall equinox for 2018 is here, that day when you get equal amounts of daylight and darkness. Except it's not as equal as you think. Find out whether you get bonus sunlight and read up on myths and celebrations.


Centuries-old shipwreck found in Portugal

Archeologists have found a centuries-old shipwreck off Portugal's coast near Lisbon, a local mayor's office said Saturday.


The world's best-connected airports for 2018

Which airports have the most flights to the most places? OAG has revealed its 2018 list of the world's best internationally connected airports and a well-known megahub has topped it once again


Hamptons hotspot Montauk all to yourself

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:49:53 GMT

In summer, the once-sleepy beach town of Montauk, New York, is the hottest summertime escapes on the East Coast. In fall, things get quieter but it's still paradise.


First ever high-speed train departs Hong Kong for China

The first ever bullet train from Hong Kong to China departed Sunday, as the city's controversial high-speed rail link opened to the public amid fears greater integration with the mainland could lead to ever more encroachment by Beijing in semi-autonomous Hong Kong's affairs.


Venice may fine tourists $580 for sitting

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro proposes a fine of about €500 (about $585) for Venice tourists who sit down in an undesignated spot. Will this latest effort to curb rampant tourism stand?


Huge airplane hidden in hangar

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 12:11:27 GMT

One of the world's biggest airplanes lies in a hangar outside Kiev, Ukraine, awaiting completion since the collapse of the Soviet Union decades ago. Will this enormous plane ever take off?


Airport hotels with the best runway views

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 02:11:51 GMT

Airports are fascinating places, yet with the rush of check-in, security lines and boarding gates as we head out on our travels, we often don't have time to truly experience them.


National parks that make you go 'wow'

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:39:06 GMT

Today's National Park Poster Project taps into the vintage vibe of the 1930s when the WPA urged Americans to visit our parks and experience the great American outdoors.


Italian city bans eating in the street

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:05:02 GMT

Italy might be the home of al fresco dining, but in the city of Florence a new law has banned eating in the streets of its historic center, with fines imposed of nearly $600.


Travelers saved after emergency Facebook post

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:01:45 GMT

Mikey Lythcott and his friend Stacey Eno were left dying on a remote Indonesian hillside after a scooter accident. On the barely conscious, he managed to post a plea for help on Facebook. This is what happened next.


Prison island was 'hell on Earth'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:48:39 GMT

A star-shaped fortress atop a picturesque island off the southwest coast of Ireland once housed one of the world's biggest prison populations.


A whirlwind tour around the picturesque land and cityscapes of Taiwan, from sunrise over Taipei 101 to the nightlife of Ximending.




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