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Amelia Earhart would have a hard time disappearing in 2019

Amelia Earhart would have a hard time disappearing in 2019

Editor’s Note — The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. (CNN) — When Amelia Earhart took off in 1937 to fly around […]

Boutique airports and airlines: Why smaller is better

Boutique airports and airlines: Why smaller is better

(CNN) — We spend a lot of time celebrating aviation’s brashest achievements — biggest, fastest, longest. And when it comes to investing and improving, airlines often focus on the premium customer: offering larger beds and better first-class cabins. But for most of us, the everyday reality of travel is economy and short-haul, and that can […]

Exploring South Korea's most mysterious island

Exploring South Korea's most mysterious island

(CNN) — A volcanic island in the middle of South Korea’s East Sea, remote Ulleungdo island has long been a popular destination among nature-loving South Koreans. But foreigners are just now catching on. To travel there, you’ll first have to navigate a 2.5-hour train ride to Pohang or Gangneung port, followed by a 3.5-hour, stomach-churning […]

World Heritage sites that could disappear

World Heritage sites that could disappear

(CNN) — From the sinking city of Venice to the mass bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, climate change is drastically impacting some of the world’s most treasured heritage sites. To date, over 1,000 bucket-list locations have earned a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage list on account of their “outstanding universal value” to humanity. But, […]

How Brexit could ruin your vacation

How Brexit could ruin your vacation

(CNN) — It’s prime time to start booking summer vacations, but for millions of people, the looming threat of Britain crashing chaotically out of the European Union could transform their annual break into a misery of delays, cancellations and bureaucratic nightmares. Travelers seeking to head in or out of the UK face so many uncertainties […]

Russia's Far East opens up to visitors

Russia's Far East opens up to visitors

(CNN) — The long, dark sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see, toward a horizon of snow-capped beaches. At first, the huge wave breaking over the ice patches that dot the waterline is hardly noticeable — until the icy brine crashes at our feet before withdrawing into the waters of the North […]

How the shutdown is messing with your vacation

How the shutdown is messing with your vacation

(CNN) — The partial government shutdown in the United States 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, without facilities Although National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government […]

Phuket's first and only Michelin restaurant

Phuket's first and only Michelin restaurant

Phuket, Thailand (CNN) — Thailand’s biggest island, Phuket is famous for quite a few reasons. It’s got beautiful beaches, some of the world’s top luxury resorts and is a jumping off point for excursions into the brilliant blue waters of the Andaman Sea. But what about world-class fine dining? Though there are plenty of fantastic […]

Secret volcano flights risk tourists' lives

Secret volcano flights risk tourists' lives

More and more tourists are visiting volcanoes, and seeing an eruption in real life can be an incredibly powerful experience.

Best beach Europe beach escapes

Best beach Europe beach escapes

(CNN) — Whether it’s cold outside or the temperature is rising, the temptation to drop everything and run away to sunnier climes is never far away. Wondering where to escape to? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 12 European beach vacation destinations that are worth visiting. Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote, Spain Spanish archipelago the […]