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What it's like on Virgin's adults-only cruise ship

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:15:59 GMT

After over a year's delay, Virgin Voyages (of Richard Branson fame) is ready to start officially sailing the Caribbean. Virgin executives hope their ship, the Scarlet Lady, can prove to the world there's a "new way to cruise."


Watch: String quartet performs Vivaldi on giant violin-shaped boat

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:06:05 GMT

The 39 ft (12 m) long craft, designed by Venetian sculptor Livio de Marchi, is a tribute to Covid-19 victims according to the City of Venice.


Fiji will be open to travel by the end of the year

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 03:21:28 GMT

Fiji is ready to welcome tourists again by the end of 2021.


A pair of California wildfires are now threatening some of the world's largest trees

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 01:50:08 GMT

A pair of wildfires burning in California's parched Sierra Nevada mountains have forced the closure of much of Sequoia National Park -- including its most treasured areas, home to some of the largest trees on Earth.


Dread at 30,000 ft: Inside the increasingly violent world of US flight attendants

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 17:32:12 GMT

Unruly passenger incidents are seemingly on the increase in the United States, leaving some flight attendants bracing themselves for violent encounters in the sky as they try to cope with Covid-19 risks and maintain safety.


Dizzying glass box observatory to open high above New York

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:59:34 GMT

Billed as the "world's most immersive observatory experience," New York's latest observation deck features an all-glass enclosed elevator that travels to over 1,200 feet, transparent glass boxes and a room covered entirely with mirrors.


See the street art that makes this city a destination

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 16:03:38 GMT

Colombia's capital Bogotá has embraced street art and has been fostering urban artists like never before. Self-proclaimed neo-muralist, Ledania, delivers bright colors and stylized strokes that adorn high rise buildings, hotel lobbies and city blocks.


Australia to trial vaccine passports over coming days as post-Covid opening preparation begins

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 05:37:27 GMT

Australians have been told to "dust off (their) passports" after the federal government announced it would begin a trial of vaccine passports with some countries this week -- the latest step in Australia's reopening to the world.


Here are 5 countries that are opening up and living with Covid

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 04:43:28 GMT

More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, a number of countries have decided it's time to open up and adopt a "living with Covid" model.


The windowless cabin design that could be the future of air travel

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:03:25 GMT

Rosen Aviation's Maverick Project envisages a futuristic airplane cabin complete with touchless controls and virtual windows.


Pilot completes hair-raising world record tunnel flight

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 14:36:57 GMT

Pilot Dario Costa notched a Guinness World Record for the longest flight through a tunnel after preparing for the daring stunt for more than a year.


The airplane cabin designs of the future

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:47:16 GMT

A touchless airplane bathroom concept and a next-generation economy seat have been named as winning designs in an annual contest highlighting airplane cabin innovations that could reshape the future of flying.


Fishing with fire in Taiwan

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 01:12:23 GMT

Fishermen use sulfuric rocks to bring sardines to the surface.


An astounding number of people flocked to Yellowstone in August -- enough to set a record

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:20:44 GMT

With health experts steering travelers toward outdoor destinations and activities during the pandemic, US national parks have been a natural magnet. More proof of that came in Tuesday.


How this 'mileage maniac' earned 40 million frequent flier miles

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 16:50:18 GMT

Whether it's signing up for a credit card they don't need, buying a random product, or filling out endless surveys, most travelers have attempted some type of hack to earn themselves extra air miles.


Copenhagen's fairy tale twist

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:59:16 GMT

In a land of long-standing ideals, even the rule breakers embody the essence of Denmark.


Olympic skiing venue Squaw Valley Resort changes its 'racist, sexist name'

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:21:21 GMT

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How Europe's doors are slamming shut for Americans

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 14:11:41 GMT

It was too good to last.


Popular Malaysian islands of Langkawi reopening to tourism

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:15:34 GMT

Businesses at Malaysia's prime holiday destination are gearing up to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes an early step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis.


What it's like to sail on a 'cruise to nowhere'

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 01:45:34 GMT

The Dream Cruises voyage without a destination lets people in Hong Kong leave the city without facing quarantine


'Superman' cyclist shows off Colombia's underrated Boyacá region

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 17:34:13 GMT

These Colombian mountains have forged the iron legs of the top Colombian cyclists. Movistar team member Miguel Angel Lopez grew up in Pesca, Boyacá -- training on the unforgiving hills of the Andean Mountains amid colonial architecture and colorful small towns.


The hidden side of Spain's package holiday hotspot

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:59:53 GMT

When it comes to beach escapes, Spain's Costa del Sol has been Europe's go-to destination for decades, attracting both package vacationers and the jetset, But it has other treasures beyond the sun, sea and sand.


How this designer's heritage inspires her vibrant work

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 20:39:05 GMT

From the haute couture runways of Bogotá to the vibrant Pacific coast of Colombia, designer Lia Samantha draws inspiration from her Afro-descendant heritage in every garment she creates.


Hawaii's famous Haiku Stairs will likely be removed

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 04:19:57 GMT

Hawaii's famous Haiku Stairs, sometimes called the Stairway to Heaven, are likely to be removed next year following a Honolulu City Council meeting to discuss ongoing issues with the site.


Chiang Mai, Thailand's gateway to the north, struggles in absence of international tourists

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:04:57 GMT

Prior to the pandemic, Chiang Mai received around four million international visitors a year, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) figures.


New York City now enforcing Covid-19 vaccine requirement for most indoor activities

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 23:36:31 GMT

New York City began enforcing its Covid-19 vaccine passport program, known as "Key to NYC," for most indoor activities Monday as part of the city's broad reopening.


Why more travelers are flying their pets by private jet

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:12:34 GMT

Private jet usage skyrocketed as a result of the travel chaos brought about by the pandemic, and numerous companies say more and more new customers want to bring their pets on board with them.


'I felt like I was the only tourist in Kenya': How photographer Felix Rome got the wildlife pictures of a lifetime

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:09:38 GMT

Despite his surname, Felix Rome never wanted to settle in an urban area. The Salisbury, England native trained as a photographer and eventually landed his dream job -- staff shutterbug for a group of safari camps in East Africa.


How the world's largest observation wheel was built

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 09:00:17 GMT

In a city full of superlatives, the latest addition to Dubai's long list of "biggests" and "tallests" is about to take its place in the record books.


How to eat sushi: Tips for ordering and eating like a Tokyo local

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:20:08 GMT

In theory, sushi is a simple thing to be enjoyed in almost any way you like.




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