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The man who cycled across the frozen Arctic

The man who cycled across the frozen Arctic

(CNN) — Ben Page set up the shot. He erected the tripod, attached the camera, pressed record. Treading carefully to ensure his footprints in the snow were out of sight — he got on his bike and cycled past the lens, eyes fixed on the vast untouched landscape ahead. Page, aged 22 at the time, […]

World's best swimming cities

World's best swimming cities

(CNN) — Cooling off on a summer city break doesn’t have to mean going on a sweat-soaked search for the nearest air-con unit. These classic destinations offer plenty of spots for taking a dip and shaking off the heat with the locals: 1. Copenhagen, Denmark A city surrounded by water, Copenhagen is a joy for […]

26 of the most stunning spots in Africa

26 of the most stunning spots in Africa

(CNN) — With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world’s second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers. Throw in that sense of being in a place that hasn’t changed for centuries, and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, destinations on the planet. Here are 25 of […]

World's tallest geyser keeps erupting

World's tallest geyser keeps erupting

It doesn’t erupt very often, but when it does, it is the tallest active geyser in the world. The Steamboat Geyser — known to eject a column of water 300 feet in the air — erupted for the sixth time Saturday. It also erupted May 4 and 13, following the initial March 15 eruption and […]

From party capital to eco-adventure paradise

From party capital to eco-adventure paradise

(CNN) — Like the spine of a sleeping dragon, dramatic limestone mountains rise above the luscious paddy fields of central Laos. In the middle of it all, you’ll find Vang Vieng. “Vang Vieng lies in a perfect location, halfway between Vientiane and Luang Prabang,” Inthy Deuansavan, president of Vientiane-based travel agency Green Discovery, tells CNN […]

World's cutest railway is run by kids

World's cutest railway is run by kids

(CNN) — In the green hills above Budapest, a train line runs between stations buried deep in the woodland. It’s not the rail fastest service in the world, but it’s one of the cutest. Like any other railway it has ticket offices, diesel locomotives, signals, guards and a timetable. Unlike any other, this one is […]

How planes fly: Invisible highways in the sky

How planes fly: Invisible highways in the sky

(CNN) — Captain James Basnett is at the controls of a British Airways Airbus A380 mega-jet, serenely cruising far above the stormy North Atlantic. More than 450 passengers are enjoying the inflight service, watching a movie or just sleeping away the overnight flight from Boston to London. Comfortably cocooned in the technological marvel that is […]

Madrid takes on Airbnb

Madrid takes on Airbnb

(CNN) — Madrid has become the latest city to confront overtourism, as the Spanish metropolis moves to drastically curb the Airbnb and homeshare listings available in the destination. The new regulations are in response to locals fearful of being priced out of their own neighborhoods. Officials in other destinations in Spain including Valencia and Mallorca […]

Harry, Meghan to stay in separate hotels

Harry, Meghan to stay in separate hotels

(CNN) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend the night before their wedding at separate luxury hotels near Windsor Castle. Prince Harry will spend his final night as a bachelor with his brother and best man, Prince William, at Coworth Park Hotel, which is part of the Dorchester Collection. Set on several acres of […]

Surviving 11 days in Australia's outback

Surviving 11 days in Australia's outback

(CNN) — Kayla Milaudi will never forget the daunting feeling of looking out across the expansive, ancient Northern Territory landscape at sunrise from the peak of Mount Sonder, west of Alice Springs. The 28-year-old from Melbourne was about to take on the biggest physical and mental challenge of her life. The business banker had been […]