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China's scariest outdoor attractions

China's scariest outdoor attractions

(CNN) — China is increasingly giving America a run for its money as the land of the biggest and the best. As the world’s most populous nation with the world’s second-biggest economy, the self-styled Middle Kingdom is finding new and increasingly nerve-racking ways to attract and entertain tourists. Here are some of the scariest outdoor […]

Crowded Venice to separate tourists and locals

Crowded Venice to separate tourists and locals

(CNN) — Venice has come up with a new plan to cope with the huge numbers of visitors that continue to strain its infrastructure: segregating locals and tourists. Ahead of one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year, the Italian city is implementing new measures that will restrict the movement of visitors and turn […]

The best things to do in Oaxaca, Mexico

The best things to do in Oaxaca, Mexico

(CNN) — Between its mountains and its beaches, the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico is a treasure trove of beautiful views and outdoor activities. But thanks to its capital and some of its lesser-known villages, it’s also an art and food destination. The country is deeply steeped in traditions stemming from the country’s 16 […]

Your next pilot may not be a human

Your next pilot may not be a human

Editor’s Note — The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. 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) — Would you get on a plane that didn’t have a […]

The Pioneer Woman's Oklahoma hotel is already booked solid

The Pioneer Woman's Oklahoma hotel is already booked solid

(CNN) — Ree Drummond, known as The Pioneer Woman to her blog readers and viewers of her Food Network show of the same name, has opened a boutique hotel in her hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Fans who missed an early chance to book a reservation will have to wait a while to check it out. […]

Soak it all in: 10 hotel bathtubs with jaw-dropping views

Soak it all in: 10 hotel bathtubs with jaw-dropping views

(CNN) — A deep-soaker tub — complete with candles and bubbles and a nice glass of wine — is perhaps the truest hotel indulgence. The one thing that can make your stay even better? A sweeping view of something beautiful, so you can luxuriate in steamy satisfaction while soaking it all in. Here are some […]

#NationalParkWeek 16 national park treasures hurricanes couldn't take down

#NationalParkWeek 16 national park treasures hurricanes couldn't take down

Editor’s Note — To mark US National Park Week, CNN Travel is featuring several stories about the country’s national parks, seashores, historic sites and more. St. Marys, Georgia (CNN) — Before Hurricane Irma ever made landfall at the waterfront town of St. Marys, Georgia, in September, local officials and US National Park Service employees did […]

Inside New York's strangest store

Inside New York's strangest store

New York, NY (CNN) — A hot-pink lollipop with a scorpion inside. A life-size human skeleton. A paperweight made of a butterfly suspended in resin. No, it’s not the Museum of Natural History. It’s the Evolution Store, a science- and art-lover’s paradise in New York City‘s Greenwich Village, where locals and tourists alike have been […]

NASA to develop 'quiet' supersonic airplane

NASA to develop 'quiet' supersonic airplane

(CNN) — For those who still hanker after the supersonic air travel offered by Concorde, some exciting news from NASA. The US space agency has announced it’s going ahead with plans to develop an aircraft that can break the sound barrier — but quietly. Which means that unlike it’s sonic boom-producing predecessors, including Concorde, it […]

NYC'S coolest new bar: The Alley Cat Amateur Theatre

NYC'S coolest new bar: The Alley Cat Amateur Theatre

New York (CNN) — Debating between a night on Broadway or hitting the Manhattan bar scene? Now you may be able to enjoy a bit of both with a new speakeasy opening in what used to be New York City‘s old theater district. You can always go downtown The Beekman Hotel in the financial district […]