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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 […]

Miniature people fill 'toy town' New York

Miniature people fill 'toy town' New York

(CNN) — Imagine New York in miniature: the Empire State Building rendered in LEGO-size scale and tiny figures crossing a diminutive Brooklyn Bridge. Photographer Jasper Léonard makes this dream world a reality in his book “New York Resized,” published by Lannoo Publishers. Léonard takes striking tilt-shift shots, often from rooftops or helicopters, to transform the […]

How single-parent families are changing the way we travel

How single-parent families are changing the way we travel

(CNN) — Travel’s a great education, and a valuable one in our increasingly globalized world. That’s exactly why family travel is up — and that includes those parents flying solo. Even if the travel industry isn’t keeping up with the fact that not every family has two parents and two kids, that isn’t stopping single […]

Transcaucasian Trail: Mapping Eurasia's forgotten hiking routes

Transcaucasian Trail: Mapping Eurasia's forgotten hiking routes

(CNN) — Blame it on the region’s tricky geopolitics or the former Soviet Union, but the mountains of the Caucasus — a high and sheer rocky spine soaring between southwestern Russia and Iran — still for the most part lie untouched and undiscovered. That’s all about to change thanks to 34-year-old Tom Allen, who has […]

The world's most over-the-top hotel rooms

The world's most over-the-top hotel rooms

(CNN) — Thought you’d seen luxury? Think again. These hotel suites, decked out with everything from basketball courts to water slides, redefine the very meaning of luxury. From underwater suites in Dubai to New York penthouses with pianists, we’ve rounded up the 10 most over-the-top rooms you can check into — if you can afford […]

The world's first luxury hotel in space

The world's first luxury hotel in space

(CNN) — Want to see 16 sunrises in one day? Float in zero gravity? Be one of the few to have gazed upon our home planet from space? In just four years’ time, and for an astronomical $9.5 million dollars, it’s claimed you can. What’s being billed as the world’s first luxury space hotel, Aurora […]

World's most scenic airport approaches

World's most scenic airport approaches

What airport has the most scenic landing? Privatefly rounded up a group of experts and travelers to find out.

9 must-see Bangkok attractions

9 must-see Bangkok attractions

(CNN) — Between shopping, eating and wat hopping, Bangkok can keep a person busy for weeks. Although there’s plenty to do and discover in this bustling metropolis, the capital city of Thailand doesn’t always open itself up easily to tourists and many mistakenly dismiss it as a busy launching-off point for beach or mountain getaways. […]