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Indian woman becomes first to climb male-only mountain

Indian woman becomes first to climb male-only mountain

A woman in southern India has become the first to climb a sacred mountain after a court lifted a local custom that prohibited females from scaling the peak.

Divers swim with rare great white shark

Divers swim with rare great white shark

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How the shutdown has snarled Americans' travel plans

How the shutdown has snarled Americans' travel plans

(CNN) — The partial US government shutdown raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. Here’s where things stand on travel: Many national parks open but with limited facilities Although National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government shutdowns, […]

Is ice swimming one of the secrets to Finnish happiness?

Is ice swimming one of the secrets to Finnish happiness?

(CNN) — “It’s going to make you feel so good!” Katja Pantzar hears her friend call out encouragingly as she stands on a wooden dock in central Helsinki on a cold, dark and snowy winter evening. It’s 14 F (-10 C), but all Pantzar is wearing is a swimsuit, a wool hat and borrowed neoprene […]

Strict ticket policy introduced at Machu Picchu

Strict ticket policy introduced at Machu Picchu

(CNN) — It’s the spectacular Incan citadel in the Andes Mountain range that’s on everyone’s travel bucket list, but access to Machu Picchu is becoming more strictly regulated. It’s no great surprise — the Peruvian landmark regularly has hordes of visitors lining up to explore the Inca ruins and officials are trying their best to […]

Thousands of jellyfish return to famed lake

Thousands of jellyfish return to famed lake

(CNN) — Here’s one bit of good news for the environment — and your 2019 travel wish list. According to marine officials, thousands of new golden jellyfish have appeared in the lake. “Ongoing monitoring conducted by the Coral Reef Research Foundation (CRRF) indicated that the jellyfish populations were now rebounding after the declines that were […]

Spain's best 'Game of Thrones' filming locations

Spain's best 'Game of Thrones' filming locations

Editor’s Note — This story could contain spoilers for people who have not seen all seasons of “Game of Thrones.” (CNN) — The striking scenery of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has inspired scores of travelers to retrace their favorite characters’ journeys across The Seven Kingdoms. What’s more: The real-life histories of these travel spots are […]

Flying with the barefoot pilots of the Maldives

Flying with the barefoot pilots of the Maldives

(CNN) — If you’re heading to the Maldives for a holiday, there’s a strong chance your journey will include a flight on a sea plane. This popular Indian Ocean destination is made up of 26 atolls filled with over 1,000 islands occupied by dozens of resorts, all spread out over 90,000 square kilometers. As more […]

52 weeks of the world's best beaches

52 weeks of the world's best beaches

See a Nevada ghost town from the sky

See a Nevada ghost town from the sky

(CNN) — As ironic place names go, Metropolis, Nevada is right up there. Instead of skyscrapers and swarms of people, Metropolis has abandoned buildings and swooshes of dry wind rattling through. Located in the northeast corner of Nevada, not far from the state’s borders with Utah and Idaho, Metropolis was intended to be a wheat […]

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