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World's Most Overlooked Islands

(CNN) — Let’s be honest: Islands are rarely a hard sell, but some of these pretty places for always-needed indulgence get a little more love than others. But on the world’s lesser-known islands, still-secret spots, aquamarine seas and a relative lack of selfie-snappers could add up to castaway vacations more noteworthy than those on islands […]

Belgium Best Brewery

(CNN) — Beer aficionados the world over flock to Belgium for its internationally renowned brews. The tiny country of less than 12,000 square miles has more than 800 years of experience — monks first began brewing behind abbey walls back in the 12th century. This ancient tradition of Trappist beer still lives on today alongside […]

Miami Four Seasons Surf Club

(CNN) — Miami’s sunshine and good times have drawn visitors back for years, but a new hotel concept hopes to bring back some of the glamour of a bygone era. The city has gone through plenty of reincarnations in its time — there was the neon-pink “Miami Vice” scene of the 1980s, the elite velvet-rope […]

Icelands most beautiful places

(CNN) — There aren’t many countries where you can visit thermal springs and glaciers on the same day. It’s no wonder Iceland tourism is booming. In the southeast is Skaftafell, where visitors are treated to striking white glaciers against a backdrop of green fields and black sands. Then there’s Hraunfossar in the west, a series […]

Things to do outside Las Vegas

Editor’s Note — The “With Me As Your Guide” series brings expert explorers to your doorstep for new discoveries and offbeat adventures. (CNN) — With dancing fountains, a thundering volcano, a pyramid-shaped flashlight and singing gondoliers, Las Vegas Boulevard could be the most happening street in the West. “The Strip,” as it’s known worldwide, is […]

Guide to the Eiffel Tower

(CNN) — Picture Paris and you conjure images of the Eiffel Tower soaring above the city. It was only supposed to be a temporary structure, but the wrought-iron icon has become as much part of the fabric as the River Seine. Designed as the red-painted centerpiece of the 1889 Exposition Universelle, celebrating the centennial of […]

Hong Kong's Heritage Restaurants

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — On the night of June 30, 1997, Hong Kong was preparing to enter a new historic chapter. Thousands of Chinese troops arrived […]

Best resorts in the Seychelles

(CNN) — The Maldives isn’t the only spot for Indian Ocean indulgence. The Seychelles — a string of 115 tropical islands 1,000 miles east of Tanzania — boasts some of the world’s best beaches with a renowned collection of luxurious getaways. It’s long been a sun-drenched playground for the rich and famous, so there’s no […]

Earth Photography

(CNN) — Globetrotting for business might sound exciting, but the reality is a lot of time spent staring out of plane windows. It’s a sentiment that business travelers across the world relate to — including Adobe employee Julieanne Kost. “When you travel a lot for business everyone thinks it’s very glamorous, because you get to […]

Colorado Trails

(CNN) — Going backpacking in Colorado is a no-brainer: There are 58 peaks exceeding 14,000 feet, hundreds of miles of trails and, of course, dreamy views of snowcapped mountains. For long treks, however, a major drawback is toting around all that gear. But what if you had llamas along to do all the heavy lifting? […]