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(CNN) — Despite its exotic name, there’s a very good reason you’ve never booked a vacation to the Quilombo of Palmeres. Same goes for the Islands of Refreshment, the Fiume Endeavour and Neutral Moresnet. They no longer exist. While the map of the world may look set in stone, it is in fact fluid, with
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(CNN) — In a year of startling upheaval for the aviation industry, one seismic change, at least, had already been predicted. For years, China has been en route to become the world’s biggest aviation market, eclipsing the United States. The International Air Transport Association predicted it would happen by 2024, but it seems the Covid-19
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(CNN) — Birds are the undisputed masters of aerodynamics. No matter how many supercomputers and wind tunnels scientists throw at solving flight’s thorny calculations, they’ll never match the perfection of airborne avians. A focused peregrine falcon diving on its prey, a pair of feisty hummingbirds in a territorial dogfight, or a huge albatross soaring effortlessly
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(CNN) — For many people, travel these days is fraught with second-guessing, extra research and plenty of confusion by way of logistics, travel restrictions and safety — and that’s before you add in what everyone else has to say about your decisions. Travelers who choose to share what they’re getting up to on vacation right
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(CNN) — Gaze out to the English Channel from the southwest coast of the UK right now and you might see something unexpected — a series of gigantic cruise ships haunting the horizon. Their passengers have vanished and they’re going nowhere. While these ships, taken out of the service because of the coronavirus pandemic, are
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(CNN) — The vacation lights are going out all over Europe. Just weeks after many countries opened their borders to travelers within the continent, some are closing again, often at such short notice that people are left scrambling to get home before quarantine orders are put in place. Such confusion, often coupled with acrimony and
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CNN Travel’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — For more than a century, Bulgaria has had little trouble enticing people to its beach resorts scattered along the Black Sea coast. City-breakers head to
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(CNN) — Cracks and sinkholes are appearing alongside the waterways of Amsterdam. Bicycles are tumbling into the swirling water as the canalsides vanish beneath their wheels. Quay walls are collapsing against houseboats. Bridges are in trouble. While the recent Covid-19 restrictions have relieved the Dutch capital from the more superficial blight of overtourism, it seems
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(CNN) — Avgeek desktop gamers and wannabe airline captains can finally get the high-altitude fix they’ve been craving. Following a prolonged period of hibernation, the rebooted Microsoft Flight Simulator, officially available on August 18, could be the perfect antidote to pandemic-induced cabin fever — or to airplane cabin withdrawal symptoms, for those who’ve been bumped
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(CNN) — Ancient tales of trolls and magic live on in Iceland, an island nation of volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers and ice caves. To fully explore every corner of the dynamic landscape, unravel local folklore and battle the natural elements, one must take to the skies. Enter Jón Kjartan Björnsson, the pilot with a mission
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Twelve-year-old Forest, who lives at Australia Zoo in Queensland, is so lanky that a team from Guinness World Records had to create a specially made measuring pole and rig it next to a hay dispenser in the giraffe house to record his height. It took several months to capture the measurements, via images and video
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(CNN) — When the Netherlands introduced lockdown measures in mid-March, Amsterdam’s Red Light District transformed into a ghost town overnight. Coronavirus dealt a devastating blow to the Dutch capital’s notorious window brothels and left over 300 legally operating sex workers without an income for almost four months. The district in Amsterdam’s historic center, known locally
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(CNN) — From isolated English beaches to plunge pools in the Costa Rican cloud forest. Icy ponds at five-star hotels in the heart of Peru to quiet riverbanks in the Japanese Alps. These swimming spots are the ultimate escape for those looking for adventure once the months of being unable to hit the road finally
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