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Ski down the roof of this new Swiss hotel

Ski down the roof of this new Swiss hotel

(CNN) — Until now, skiing off hotel roofs has been an exploit reserved for James Bond stunt doubles and drunken fools with a penchant for plaster casts. That’s going to change when the Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers opens its doors. At this new hotel, due to open 2020, guests will be able to ski […]

Why travelers are crashing Indian weddings

Why travelers are crashing Indian weddings

(CNN) — Always fantasized about attending a big blow-out India wedding, complete with days of celebration, delicious food, vibrant interiors and spectacular clothing? Crashing a random couple’s nuptials isn’t advisable, but there might still be a way to snag an invite. That’s where start-up JoinMyWedding.com steps in. A global initiative co-founded by entrepreneur Orsi Parkanyi […]

World's 'most excellent' airline named

World's 'most excellent' airline named

(CNN) — Air New Zealand gets regular kudos for innovating everything from in-flight services to safety videos, its funky films featuring Hobbits and other famous Kiwis. And now, for the fifth consecutive year, the carrier has come out on top in the annual Airline Excellence Awards, created by Australia-based aviation safety and product rating agency […]

Cliff-jumping off Ireland's Atlantic coast

Cliff-jumping off Ireland's Atlantic coast

(CNN) — If someone told you to jump into an often tumultuous and always frigid North Atlantic Ocean from a 30-foot-high cliff in Ireland, would you do it? Turns out, not only are people doing it, tourists are increasingly paying for the privilege. I was one of them recently, and after jumping into the uncertain […]

A hotel with emotion-themed rooms

A hotel with emotion-themed rooms

St Louis, Missouri (CNN) — Smoking or nonsmoking? One bed or two? Street view or garden view? When it comes to choosing a hotel room, some people let their hearts make the decision. The Angad Arts Hotel, which opened in St. Louis, Missouri, in November 2018, has rooms in four different colors. But rather than […]

A national museum where veterans, not war, come first

A national museum where veterans, not war, come first

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) — Military museums across the United States and around the world often offer visitors glimpses of world wars, commemorating the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum has a broader goal: to represent veterans — not just war. War stories are present, of […]

The Switzerland of South America

The Switzerland of South America

Bariloche, Argentina (CNN) — With its snow-capped peaks and crisp winter air, this laid-back mountain town in Patagonia makes some travelers question whether they have landed in Switzerland instead of Argentina. San Carlos de Bariloche, or simply “Bariloche” as the locals call it, is most famous for its ever-present views of the glacial lake Nahuel […]

10 abandoned hotels for the curious traveler

10 abandoned hotels for the curious traveler

(CNN) — Luxury hotels and resorts conjure images of carefree travel, designer furnishings, lavish restaurants and the well-to-do milling about in grand fashion. But all that can change in rapid time, leaving decay and squalor in its place. War, weather, financial foul-ups and manmade catastrophes have all contributed to many of these former pleasure palaces […]

This Tex Mex BBQ is the real deal

This Tex Mex BBQ is the real deal

Austin, Texas (CNN) — Miguel Vidal remembers the moment when he knew what he would serve at his new restaurant, even though it was still a dream. Vidal grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and has worked in restaurants since he was 15 — refining his technique and palate, training himself to eventually open his […]

US Marines will 'invade' this airport

US Marines will 'invade' this airport

(CNN) — When pilots land safely on a California resort island next year, they can credit a US Marine Corps “invasion.” A force of more than 100 US Marines is due on Catalina Island, 20 miles off the US mainland, in early 2019 to rebuild the main runway at the Airport in the Sky, a […]

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