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Hidden Cold War sites in former West Germany

Hidden Cold War sites in former West Germany

(CNN) — Berlin and its infamous wall are the epicenter for Cold War tourism, but there are plenty of other sites around Germany that portray the tension between east and west after World War II. Many important installations can still be found dotted throughout the country, relics of a time when West Germany was a […]

11 reasons to visit San Antonio

11 reasons to visit San Antonio

(CNN) — Deep in the heart of Texas is a place where hoops trump football as the leading local sport — the city of San Antonio — home to the NBA Spurs and this year’s Final Four of NCAA college basketball. Not a lot of people outside of south Texas know it, but San Antonio […]

The world's most luxurious airport

The world's most luxurious airport

Doha, Qatar (CNN) — Standard advice says it’s best to get to the airport two hours ahead of departure time. Anyone flying via Qatar’s Hamad International might want to double or even triple that. Not because there’s any extra hassle getting through security at this gleaming, ultramodern facility. In fact, if you’ve signed up to […]

How to maximize the value of your airline ticket

How to maximize the value of your airline ticket

(CNN) — Searching for the cheapest airfare may be the most popular way of deciding on a flight, but secret extras baked right into the ticket may bring extra value to your booking, no matter how much you paid. Follow these three lessons to ensure that you’re maximizing the value of a travel booking for […]

UK royal wedding: 9 ways to celebrate in style

UK royal wedding: 9 ways to celebrate in style

(CNN) — If you haven’t received an invitation by now, the chances are there won’t be a seat for you at St. George’s Chapel at Britain’s Windsor Castle on May 19. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is one of 2018’s most highly anticipated international events, but fortunately opportunities abound in the UK — and […]

This 1880s ghost town is now a luxury resort

This 1880s ghost town is now a luxury resort

(CNN) — Ghost towns don’t sound like relaxing destinations to escape from it all, but in the mountains of southwest Colorado, a luxury resort has been created out of a forgotten corner. Back in the 1880s, Dunton was a thriving homestead settled by miners digging for gold and silver, but by 1919, it was largely […]

The Philippines' best beaches and islands

The Philippines' best beaches and islands

(CNN) — One of the Philippines best assets is its 7,000 islands, edged by white sand buffering turquoise waters filled with some of the world’s most diverse marine life. And most of them are relatively unexplored. Of course, not everyone will agree on which destination is best, but this is a good starting point for […]

Australia to UK nonstop: 7 things we learned

Australia to UK nonstop: 7 things we learned

(CNN) — What does it feel like to spend 17 hours on board an airplane? That’s what CNN Travel set out to discover when we boarded the Qantas jet making the first direct flight from Australia to the UK. From copious cups of coffee to jazzy pajamas to state-of-the-art facilities, what followed was a whirlwind […]

Why this luxury cruise ship was cut in half

Why this luxury cruise ship was cut in half

(CNN) — Why build a bigger cruise ship when you can just cut one in half and add an extra 15 meters to the middle? That seems to be the thinking at cruise company Silversea, which has begun an eye-popping project to stretch its luxury cruise ship Silver Spirit. The elaborate engineering feat, underway at […]

'Starting 5' attractions in NCAA host cities

'Starting 5' attractions in NCAA host cities

(CNN) — March Madness continues to sweep through the USA, and that means basketball fans are in travel mode. We’ve witnessed history-making upsets in the first two rounds. And more excitement is in store. From Los Angeles to Boston and destinations in between, host cities for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament have been welcoming […]