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(CNN) — For most people, thinking about the Saudi Arabian desert probably conjures up images of sand dunes baked by relentless sunshine. More recently, however, those sands have been covered in snow. Several recent snow and hailstorms in the region have transformed landscapes in and around Saudi Arabia, stirring excitement among locals and causing a
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(CNN) — Sometimes, it’s tough being popular. Just look at the National Park Service. Record numbers of pandemic-weary visitors have shown up at many national parks during the pandemic. California’s Yosemite National Park is so popular during peak summer season that it’s now testing a pilot program for campers: A winter lottery in which winners
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As the temperatures dip below freezing in many parts of the country, Americans often head down to Miami for a reprieve from harsh winter weather. But the South Beach vibes aren’t necessarily for everyone ― and might not be affordable for many during peak tourist season. Fortunately, the Magic City isn’t the only paradise cold-climate-dwellers
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(CNN) — It’s not every day that you spot an 80-meter superyacht squeezing under a bridge with just a few inches of clearance. So it’s no wonder that the sight of this gigantic vessel from Heesen making its way through the narrow canals of the Netherlands drew a large crowd. The maiden voyage of Galactica,
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(CNN) — An American Airlines passenger plane bound for London turned around mid-flight due to a mask-related disruption on Wednesday. “American Airlines flight 38 with service from Miami (MIA) to London (LHR) returned to MIA due to a disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement,” American Airlines said in a statement. Local
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(CNN) — Teenage aviator Zara Rutherford has become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. The 19-year-old, who has dual British-Belgian nationality, landed at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in western Belgium on Thursday, completing an epic 41-country journey spanning over 52,000 kilometers (32,300 miles), and broke two Guinness World Records in the process. “I made
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RoxiRosita via Getty Images No one wants to spend their vacation tired and cranky. Get proper rest on your trip with this useful advice. Going on vacation may seem relaxing, but the journey to and from your getaway can make it hard to get enough rest and stick to a healthy sleep schedule. Traveling, especially
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(CNN) — Indonesia has named its new capital Nusantara, as lawmakers approve the shift from Jakarta to Kalimantan — a jungle-covered area on the east of Borneo island. The new name translates to “archipelago” in the Indonesian language. Concerns over the sustainability of the congested and rapidly sinking political center of Jakarta prompted the need
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Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Tripadvisor says a 20th-century fishing village that has boomed into a 21st-century global hot
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(CNN) — When you’ve already sent a stuntwoman in flight attendant uniform up the world’s tallest building, it can be hard to think of what trick to pull next. If you’re UAE flag-carrier Emirates, you send her to perch on top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa again, but this time get the world’s largest passenger jet
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(CNN) — It’s the definitive escape for celebrities, honeymooners and families, all intent on kicking back in a picture-perfect paradise. Sitting serenely in the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives guarantees the whitest of white sand beaches, pods of dolphins, dreamy sunsets and an unforgettable underwater world. Happily, access has improved considerably
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(CNN) — Predjama is one of the most extraordinary castles in the world, built in the mouth of a cave complex at the end of a valley in southwest Slovenia. Set halfway up a 400-foot (123-meter) vertical cliff face, it appears in records from 1202 and is listed by Guinness World Records as the world’s
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