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The top nine reasons to visit Houston in 2019

The top nine reasons to visit Houston in 2019

(CNN) — From its integral role in the world’s first moon landing 50 years ago this July to a new lineup of appealing options in the arts and culinary scenes, Houston has never been more ripe for exploration. It wins in the aesthetics department, too: The much-photographed skyline is dotted with skyscrapers in architectural styles […]

Choreographing Dubai's giant fountain

Choreographing Dubai's giant fountain

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World's 12 best places for heli-skiing

World's 12 best places for heli-skiing

(CNN) — Whop, whop, whop. The thump of the rotors fades as the helicopter lifts away. Silence, just for a moment — a chance to drink in the pristine peaks. Then the rush of excited chatter as skis or snowboard are clicked on and the group turns to listen to the guide. Hearts beat faster, […]

25 of the world's most romantic hotels

25 of the world's most romantic hotels

(CNN) — For some, a romantic getaway means five-star luxury and poolside pampering. For others, it’s all about glorious solitude and stunning scenery. And then there are the action-and-adventure lovebirds who prefer excitement and high-adrenaline sports over rest and relaxation. Whatever your preference for where you stay, we’ve rounded up 25 hotels that should have […]

There's a new national park. Find out where.

There's a new national park. Find out where.

Indiana may have been the 19th state to enter the United States, but it took until 2019 for the Hoosier State to get its first national park.

An Ohio city will vote on whether Lake Erie has the same rights as a person

An Ohio city will vote on whether Lake Erie has the same rights as a person

Voters in Toledo, Ohio, will decide next week whether to give Lake Erie the kind of rights usually granted to a person.

Where to fly in an A380 before they go away

Where to fly in an A380 before they go away

(CNN) — Airbus may have broken the hearts of aviation fans worldwide with the announcement that it’s ceasing production of its A380 airplane, but that doesn’t mean the superjumbo is going to stop flying any time soon. With production planned up until 2021 and more than 200 of the huge aircraft serving schedules that, for […]

Five-star concierges share their wildest stories

Five-star concierges share their wildest stories

(CNN) — When a Qatari sheikh asked a concierge at the Raffles Dubai hotel to deliver a present to his wife, the concierge nodded. “Of course, sir. What gift?” A Rolls Royce Ghost, the latest model, the sheikh replied. To be delivered to Qatar by the following evening. The year was 2012. Harold Abonitalla, now […]

Temple of thrust: Delta debuts world's largest jet engine test room

Temple of thrust: Delta debuts world's largest jet engine test room

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Delta Air Lines opened what’s billed as the largest facility of its kind Thursday, adding a key layer to safe and reliable air travel. The airline’s new multimillion-dollar “engine test cell” building — located at its Atlanta global headquarters — centers around a gigantic testing room that helps technicians maintain the […]

The secrets to running the best hotel in the world

The secrets to running the best hotel in the world

(CNN) — Shuttering a hotel for an 18-month renovation is a risky proposition even in a bustling tourist hub. To do it in the bucolic countryside of County Limerick, Ireland, well, that better be one jaw-dropping transformation, guaranteed to bring visitors in droves. And indeed, for Adare Manor, it was a doozy. More than 800 […]