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To check or carry on? Luggage choices get heated

(CNN) — We all aspire to easy, hassle-free air travel, but luggage goes a long way toward snarling the experience. What we do with our luggage is the subject of much in-aisle and online gnashing of teeth. To check or carry on? To add an extra 15 minutes, $ 25 and three extra pairs of […]

Venice fines architect $86K for tourist-unfriendly bridge

(CNN) — Venice has spent the last few years trying to curb the overtourism that has plagued it. But now Italy’s famed city of canals has taken action against a bridge that isn’t capable of handling the tourists they already have. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has been fined €78,000 ($ 86,000) for what the city […]

Eastern Europe’s new capital of cool

(CNN) — Known as the White Phoenix because it’s been destroyed and rebuilt so many times, Belgrade is a city that’s always evolving. The Serbian capital is constantly bringing new life to old neighborhoods, rivaling Hungary’s Budapest when it comes to turning derelict outdoor spaces into agreeably shabby-chic bars. Fueled by a desire to live […]

Disneyland honors woman’s free admission ticket from 1985

(CNN) — A lot of things have changed at Disneyland since 1985. For starters, Captain Jack Sparrow is now the star of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and you can buy and drink alcohol inside Oga’s Cantina. But one thing hasn’t changed: Canadian woman Tamia Richardson’s love for Disney. In August 2019, the park […]

The city created by the Chernobyl explosion

Slavutych, Ukraine (CNN) — There’s a clock tower in the middle of the giant central square of Slavutych. Every hour it plays the anthem of the city. The sound comes suddenly, piercing through the silence and emptiness of the surroundings. In the quiet square it’s a reminder that this city in northern Ukraine is very […]

Watch a giant glacier collapse in front of two kayakers

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Andrew Hooper and Josh Bastyr were kayaking near Spencer Glacier in Alaska when they heard cracking noises. Moments later, the massive glacier collapsed right in front of them. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section

Are cruise ships fueling overtourism?

(CNN) — You wake up and eat breakfast on your private balcony, admiring majestic views of the ocean. You dock in port after port, crisscrossing the Mediterranean — from the canals of Venice to the red roofs of Dubrovnik and back. Or you travel down the German Rhine or beach-hop in the Caribbean. At each […]

5 scariest roller coaster drops around the world

(CNN) — Roller coaster fans savor every second of the ride, but there’s something really special about that big drop. Advances in technology, design and engineering over the decades have allowed amusement parks to offer ever taller, faster and steeper coasters (with loops and other kinds of inversions as well). These big hills are getting […]

Traveling to Hong Kong? Here’s what you need to know

(CNN) — Over the past 10 weeks, shocking images have emerged from Hong Kong‘s pro-democracy protests: tear gas has been fired outside shops, protesters and police have clashed in dramatic face-offs, and thousands of demonstrators occupied the city’s airport. While millions have come out to peacefully march, in recent weeks the demonstrations have sometimes turned […]

Possibly the strangest hike you’ll ever take

Atlanta (CNN) — You’re off for a ramble in the woods. The trail is narrow, the brush is thick. Everywhere you look — trees, bushes, greenery. Then you spot it, half-hidden, nestled against a fallen, rotting log. You go up for a closer look to be sure that what you think you’re seeing is what […]