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A Vermont insider shares her secrets

A Vermont insider shares her secrets

Burlington, Vermont (CNN) — It’s her laugh. Almost every time Andrea Todd starts to talk, she’s usually talking about something that makes her happy. And then she laughs — and laughs and laughs. Whether she’s picking apples during the fall harvest, grabbing her bathing suit for a quick dip at Shelburne Beach or riding her […]

This is the #1 food experience in the world

This is the  #1 food experience in the world

(CNN) — It’s not just the taste of the pintxos served at the bars in San Sebastián’s old town in Spain’s Basque country that makes it Lonely Planet’s #1 food experience in the world. It’s the experience of hopping from bar to bar along San Sebastián’s narrow streets to try each kitchen’s unique pintxos, some […]

Dubai plans for $2B mega mall

Dubai plans for $2B mega mall

Editor’s Note — CNN’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. (CNN) — Plans for a sprawling “high-tech-meets-retail” metropolis have been unveiled in Dubai. The mega mall will be the largest leasable retail space in the […]

Stunning images of the Mediterranean shoreline

Stunning images of the Mediterranean shoreline

(CNN) — Rugged coastal inlets, hidden islands and fishing boats dotted in crystal-clear water — where could we be but the Mediterranean? “The basic interest for me in my aerial photography is I try to show human altered landscapes, so how we as humans change and intervene in our environment,” Hegen tells CNN Travel. “The […]

Caribbean island bans plastic and Styrofoam

Caribbean island bans plastic and Styrofoam

(CNN) — The fight against single-use plastic has been gathering steam over the past months, but the Caribbean nation of Dominica has taken the crusade to another level. The island nation has announced its aim to completely ban common plastics and single-use Styrofoam cups and food containers — effective January 2019. Announcing this intention in […]

Pilot flies huge cargo plane in a 'loop'

Pilot flies huge cargo plane in a 'loop'

(CNN) — At over 110 feet long and with a wingspan of more than 130 feet, the Lockheed Martin LM-100J is a very big airplane. The civilian version of the legendary C-130J Super Hercules airlifter is powered by four mighty Rolls-Royce turbines, each driving a massive six-bladed propeller. Given its vast size, the straight-winged turboprop […]

Small hotels with big personalities

Small hotels with big personalities

(CNN) — High up on a bluff in Appalachia, guests soak in a hot tub while watching the sun dip into the green valley below. Hang gliders soar through the surrounding skies, while trees rustle their way into evening. Guests, however, don’t only come to this tranquil resort for the views. They also come for […]

A Brooklyn convert shares her favorite spots

A Brooklyn convert shares her favorite spots

Brooklyn, New York (CNN) — Missy Robbins likes grappa. Before pouring me small tastes of a couple on the menu at Lilia, the insanely popular Italian restaurant in Brooklyn where Robbins is co-owner and chef, she assures me that they don’t all taste like gasoline. The alcoholic beverage’s reputation precedes it. As does Robbins’. Named […]

Dublin restaurants: Delicious food from fancy to rustic

Dublin restaurants: Delicious food from fancy to rustic

(CNN) — You may have heard the old reputation about food and drink in Dublin (and the rest of Ireland for that matter). The drink probably got the better end of the deal. Well, those days are long behind Dublin. Ireland’s capital city has had a dynamic restaurant scene for some time now, and the […]

Six reasons why it's cool to be a pilot

Six reasons why it's cool to be a pilot

(CNN) — The magic of flight has fascinated us for well over a century. There are those who are content to sit on the ground and watch aircraft soar overhead. Many of us are excited to be passengers, modern-day jetsetters who travel the globe. But for some, the passion for flight is overwhelming, and the […]