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Tourist dives to Titanic wreck to begin 2019

Tourist dives to Titanic wreck to begin 2019

(CNN) — In 1912, a trip on board the Titanic was the ultimate in luxury travel. More than a century later, it still is. Deep-pocketed tourists have been waiting a while for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to glide around the Titanic’s wreck. American company OceanGate had planned to dive to the wreck site in May 2018. […]

Where communist statues go to die

Where communist statues go to die

(CNN) — Vladimir Lenin stands with Karl Marx and notable Hungarian communist leaders behind the austere brick walls of a unique, if not surreal, statue park museum up in the hilly southern suburbs of Budapest. Reminders of the dictatorship were ripped out from the city center and hidden out of sight when the Iron Curtain […]

The ghost airport of the Mediterranean

The ghost airport of the Mediterranean

(CNN) — A large passenger jet sits silent and still on the edge of a sun-beaten track. It won’t fly again — its engines have been stripped down, its wings wrecked and weathered by time. Nearby, shafts of sunlight pass through the smashed windows of a cavernous hangar. Everything is covered in dust and rust, […]

Shanghai to Los Angeles in 5 hours?

Shanghai to Los Angeles in 5 hours?

(CNN) — Shanghai to Los Angeles in about five hours, Tokyo to San Francisco in 5.5, Sydney to Los Angeles in 6.75: The next wave of supersonic flight could make traveling between destinations in the United States and Asia a breeze. In recent years, a clutch of aeronautics startups has sparked renewed interest in supersonic […]

Europe's best beach city

Europe's best beach city

(CNN) — Even without its beaches, Barcelona would be one of Europe’s coolest destinations thanks to its groundbreaking food scene, unique architecture and legendary nightlife. But the cherry on the sundae is the three-mile strip of nearly continuous golden sand, which is so wired into its heart that it’s like the entire city’s backyard. Much […]

Best things to do in Mexico's second city

Best things to do in Mexico's second city

(CNN) — Situated at the heart of Jalisco state, the birthplace of tequila and mariachi, Guadalajara is not only Mexico‘s second city, it’s also just about as authentically Mexican as you can get. Yet too many visitors overlook this big city with small-town charm and youthful appeal. What to know Guadalajara is Mexico’s second-biggest city, […]

This hotel is also a music studio

This hotel is also a music studio

(CNN) — Nashville’s reputation as the Music City just got a little more established thanks to a new pair of writing rooms-slash-recording studios, which just opened in one of the city’s top boutique hotels. The Hutton Hotel, in the West End neighborhood, added two Writers Studios complete with state-of-the-art recording equipment in December 2017. The […]

Thailand closes 'The Beach' bay to tourists

Thailand closes 'The Beach' bay to tourists

(CNN) — It’s 9 a.m. on a May morning in Thailand’s Maya Bay in the Andaman Sea, a destination made famous by “The Beach” movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. But instead of the pristine, empty shores seen in the film directed by Danny Boyle, the scene is far more chaotic. Selfie-taking tourists line the sand, which […]

5 great places to visit in June

5 great places to visit in June

(CNN) — Deciding where to travel in June can be tough. School is out in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Families are flocking to beaches and national parks, and prices for airfare and accommodations are rising steadily with temperatures in this part of the world. It can feel like there’s nowhere to turn. While […]

Coming soon: World's longest nonstop flight

Coming soon: World's longest nonstop flight

Starting October 11, passengers on Singapore Airlines’ newest plane, the Airbus A350-900ULR — 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, with daily operations starting October 18 after a second Airbus A350-900 enters service. Tickets […]