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(CNN) — If you’ve been frequenting the sandy beaches along the rugged, Welsh Pembrokeshire Coast in Britain, you might have noticed some mysterious shapes appearing in the sand. These intricate murals are beach-based works of art created by local sand muralist Marc Treanor. Inspired by crop circles, the enigmatic formations that occasionally appear in corn
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Starting October 11, 2018, passengers on Singapore Airlines’ newest plane, the Airbus A350-900 ULR — for Ultra Long-Range — will travel on a record-breaking, globe-spanning flight that will reconnect the two major metropolises. The new flights will initially run three times a week from Singapore to Newark Liberty International Airport, with daily operations starting October
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(CNN) — La Fête nationale, or, if you prefer, Bastille Day is France’s national holiday. July 14 marks the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille, which was a turning point in the French Revolution. Celebrations abound in France in honor of this special day, and there’s no better time than this to set your sights
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(CNN) — It’s a Thanksgiving Day tradition, not only for New York but for a TV-watching nation as well: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here are six fun historical facts about the parade: 1. It was originally a Christmas parade The original store was about 20 blocks south on Sixth Avenue near 14th Street. Macy’s
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(CNN) — Food travel shows often have a really bad habit of just being a chance for a milquetoast host to vacation through other peoples’ lives, talking a lot while eating their “weird” food. Said host then seems to meander through a city or town’s TripAdvisor highlights while reading factoids from Wikipedia, all of which
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(CNN) — “You play the piano? Look at this — a violin by the inventor of the piano, made in 1705,” says Dai-Ting Chung, senior consultant for the Chimei Museum’s violins collection. He points at a shelf dedicated to Bartolomeo Cristofori, the Italian instrument maker who created the piano while working for the Uffizi administration
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(CNN) — Every week seems to bring new confirmation we’ve officially entered the era of too much tourism. And most recently, Thailand announced that Maya Bay, the popular destination made famous in the 2000 movie “The Beach” would be closed indefinitely to revive its ecosystem. None of this is going unnoticed by the travel industry
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(CNN) — The first full-size Hyperloop capsule designed to carry passengers at 1,000 kilometers per hour (620 mph) was unveiled Tuesday, offering a glimpse at what could be the future of travel. Hyperloop is the mega-fast, cutting edge transport technology first envisaged by controversial business magnate Elon Musk. It’s designed to transport people through low-pressure
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(CNN) — Travelers hoping to visit Thailand’s famous “Maya Bay” are going to have to wait a while longer to take in its creamy white shores and towering limestone cliffs. The popular day-trip destination was due to re-open this month following a temporary tourist ban. But on Tuesday, Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and
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(CNN) — It’s a fact of life for travelers. Airports can make the journey a stressful and frustrating experience. Yet airports throughout Asia are making the once-dreaded terminal a destination in its own right thanks to cutting edge technologies and carefully crafted, ultra-modern spaces. So what separates them from the global pack? Aviation writer Harriet
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(CNN) — At 120 years old, the Star Ferry is Hong Kong’s oldest form of public transport. The company’s green and white boats have become an iconic part of the cityscape, offering passengers unobstructed panoramic views of the famed Hong Kong skyline. “It’s an experience comparable to the Eiffel Tower, or the Sydney Harbour Bridge,”
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(CNN) — Despite the powder-soft sand and seawater that runs a dozen shades of blue, Diani Beach on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast always has you looking skyward. At the black-and-white colobus monkeys swinging through the trees and scampering over the roofs of the seaside villas. At the skydivers and kitesurfers hovering high above the strand.
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(CNN) — The island of Patmos, sitting under perfect blue skies in the eastern reaches of the Aegean sea, may look like a typical vacation destination in Greece, but it isn’t. It’s where the end of the world began. Not that you’d guess that, strolling down the winding path in the center of the island,
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