Travel

(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) — Forget checking into a hotel for a long weekend or a week. In the wake of Covid-19, travelers around the world are booking stays that last a month or even longer. According to hoteliers globally, it’s a pattern that started this summer when their properties reopened after being shuttered for several months. This
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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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(CNN) — Once one of the world’s most powerful travel documents, the might of the US passport has shriveled under the cloud of coronavirus, with doors slammed shut across the planet to American travelers. With US coronavirus cases recently passing the three million mark, many nations now view America with trepidation. No matter how much
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(CNN) — Ever since the world went into lockdown back in March, many of us have been furiously making a mental list of all the places we’ll go once we’re finally able to travel again. Now borders are reopening and restrictions are slowly being lifted, hotels and resorts are reopening, and the prospect of travel
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