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Buy your own Italian paradise island for just over $1 million

Buy your own Italian paradise island for just over $1 million

(CNN) — Ever dreamed of owning your own Italian private island? An aristocratic family is selling one in Sicily for a lot less than the price of a Tuscan villa or a Manhattan loft apartment. Isola delle Femmine, a wild pristine atoll near Palermo with a 17th century crumbling stone tower, is up for sale […]

The Beat Generation is alive in San Francisco

The Beat Generation is alive in San Francisco

(CNN) — It began with a poem. “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked …” When Allen Ginsberg read his poem “Howl” at the now-closed Six Gallery in San Francisco on October 7, 1955, he was rising up against the Cold War, the wars in Asia and what […]

The mysterious world of British food

The mysterious world of British food

(CNN) — If British food has come in for a bit of mockery over the years, it isn’t because the recipes are wrong, it’s because they’re misunderstood. We call sausages “toads.” We cover offal in gravy, wrap it in pastry and call it a “pudding.” We eat eels! Real, no foolin’ eels! None of it […]

A380 'Flying turtle' ready for takeoff

A380 'Flying turtle' ready for takeoff

(CNN) — The Airbus A380 might be on the out, but Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has just taken delivery of the first of three snazzy new editions of the superjumbo aircraft. Come May 2019, the airline will add a “Flying Honu” to its fleet: this quirky aircraft is painted bright sky-blue and designed […]

The first day of spring is here. Here's what you should know about the spring equinox

The first day of spring is here. Here's what you should know about the spring equinox

This year, the first day of spring — also known as the vernal equinox — falls on March 20. Here’s what you need to know about the occasion.

The final supermoon of the year occurs as an asteroid zips close by

The final supermoon of the year occurs as an asteroid zips close by

The third and final supermoon of the year will light up the sky on March 20, closing out a trifecta of supermoons for 2019 that began in January.

World's cleanest airline revealed

World's cleanest airline revealed

(CNN) — Ever wonder how clean the airline seat you’re sitting in is as you travel? A new survey has dished the dirt on which carriers offer the most pristine experiences for fliers. The Japanese carrier claimed top spot ahead of Taiwan’s EVA Air and South Korea’s Asiana Airlines in a top 30 list dominated […]

Why Helsinki is the world's coolest city

Why Helsinki is the world's coolest city

(CNN) — When it snows, the flakes come at you like shards of ice. There’s a biting wind that freezes your ears off. Daylight lasts only a few hours. And no one talks much. Helsinki in the middle of winter sounds like a place to avoid at all costs. A dark, brooding city that shivers […]

A beach a day: Antigua boasts a year's worth of sunny spots

A beach a day: Antigua boasts a year's worth of sunny spots

Antigua (CNN) — 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. It’s a motto that’s used repeatedly, like a badge of honor. Winding along Antigua’s roads, you’ll see that it’s not an inflated claim to fame. The Eastern Caribbean island’s carved coastline seems never-ending, with buried coves and pockets of pearly sand that unfold […]

Lavish UAE palace revealed for first time

Lavish UAE palace revealed for first time

(CNN) — Abu Dhabi’s “Palace of the Nation” has just opened its doors to the public, and it’s every bit as impressive as you’d expect. Based inside the Presidential Palace complex in the UAE capital, Qasr Al Watan pays homage to Arabian heritage and design. Complete with huge white domes, lush gardens and dramatic chandeliers, […]

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