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How this Australian Instagram account amassed 3.2M followers

How this Australian Instagram account amassed 3.2M followers

(CNN) — Instagram and travel go hand-in-hand these days — the free-flow jaw-dropping cliffs and picture-perfect sunsets have inspired new adventures all over the world. One Instagram account that we could double-tap for days? Tourism Australia. The colorful stream is jam-packed with ticklish koalas, whale sharks, cliff treks, enchanting flora and surreal desert scenes. Currently, […]

'Floating' backpack could ease the burden of travel

'Floating' backpack could ease the burden of travel

(CNN) — Here’s some news to lighten the load — a new “floating” backpack is being developed that could soon ease the burden of shouldering heavy bags. The HoverGlide uses bungee cords and pulleys to cushion downward jerks felt when heavy backpacks bounce. The result is a bag that appears to levitate while its carrier […]

Best time to book Thanksgiving flights

Best time to book Thanksgiving flights

(CNN) — Thanksgiving is a little more than three months away. Have you booked your flight yet? The latest research from Google’s Travel team confirms that right about now is the best time to search for and buy a flight for the most popular travel holiday in the United States. Wait until October, and they […]

Two sisters turned love for travel into dream job

Two sisters turned love for travel into dream job

(CNN) — Ten years ago, sisters Prachi and Himadri Garg set off on a spontaneous adventure. They left their home in Delhi and hopped on a bus, paying no mind to where it was going. Neither had a mobile phone, let alone Google Maps. Eight hours later, they found themselves in Shimla, in northern India, […]

This tiny island is running out of space

This tiny island is running out of space

Santa Cruz del Islote, Colombia (CNN) — From a distance, it’s hard at first to determine what Santa Cruz del Islote actually is. Rising from the sea, the island — one of the most densely populated in the world — appears to be floating. In fact, Santa Cruz — located in Colombia‘s San Bernardo Archipelago […]

Aquarium needs name for its new penguin chick

Aquarium needs name for its new penguin chick

Monterey, California (CNN) — Welcome to the world, Beck! Or is it Bixby or Cypress or Watson? The newest member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s penguin colony was born July 7, and her human caretakers want your help deciding on her name. The littlest resident of the renowned California aquarium is currently on display with […]

There's more to Fargo than wood chippers

There's more to Fargo than wood chippers

Fargo, ND (CNN) — If you live outside of the United States (or, possibly, in it) and have heard of the small city of Fargo, odds are good that it’s from the Coen Brothers movie than won Frances McDormand her first Oscar. But adventurers willing to explore the largest city in North Dakota will find […]

How Maori-owned small businesses are reshaping New Zealand

How Maori-owned small businesses are reshaping New Zealand

Christchurch, NZ (CNN) — Kākano means “seed” in Māori. For Jade Temepara, a Māori woman who was crowned New Zealand‘s Gardener of the Year in 2012, though, it means a lot more. Temepara owns Kākano, a Maori restaurant and cooking school in Christchurch, on New Zealand’s South Island. After the devastating Christchurch earthquake in 2011, […]

Telling Palestinians' story through food

Telling Palestinians' story through food

(CNN) — Reem Kassis didn’t set out to be an author. Or a chef for that matter. In fact she made it a point to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible. But a desire to preserve her Palestinian heritage for her daughters led her towards her destiny in an unlikely way. It […]

The 'Crazy Rich Asians' guide to Singapore

The 'Crazy Rich Asians' guide to Singapore

(CNN) — Clean, green and safe are the adjectives that have long been associated with Singapore. But nowadays, travelers could just as easily hear the city described as glitzy, ostentatious and perhaps even passionate thanks to the new Hollywood romantic comedy, “Crazy Rich Asians,” the first Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast since Disney made […]