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Disko Island

Disko Island, Greenland (CNN) — Sailing across the clear blue sea from the west coast of Greenland, a lush green island surrounded by dazzling white icebergs comes into view. Brick red mountains tower above, while waves crash against the dark black shore of Siorarsuit beach, which translated means “The Great Sands.” It’s a beach that’s […]

Narezushi

(CNN) — “I don’t think we should open it here,” warns Kazuyuki Ohashi, the executive chef at Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel, as he motions toward a crowd of diners. “It’s like blue cheese — some people like the taste, but it has a very strong smell.” Ohashi is talking about sushi, but not the kind […]

Merry-go-rounds

(CNN) — Plenty of images and sensations come to mind when you think of New York City: skyscrapers, pigeons and the smell of hot dogs on a street corner. However, the Big Apple has another distinction woven into the fabric of the city which is less well-known: carousels. New York City is home to more […]

Game of thrones

(CNN) — “Game of Thrones” fans who have long dreamed of visiting its mythical Seven Kingdoms can now get the ultimate Westeros experience thanks to a new hotel in Lapland, Finland. HBO Nordic (which, along with CNN, is owned by Time Warner) has teamed up with Lapland Hotels SnowVillage to construct a “Game of Thrones” […]

Johannesburg

(CNN) — Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries. This resurgence has created unique opportunities for people who travel here. You can go on a bike tour in the morning, have lunch with […]

Puebla

(CNN) — Puebla is the fourth-largest city in Mexico, just a two-hour drive from the capital (it’s 67 miles, but there’s no accounting for Distrito Federal traffic). Yet it often gets tacked on as a day trip from Mexico City instead of treated like a destination in its own right. That’s all about to change, […]

Beyond Hummus

Amman, Jordan (CNN) — Stretching from the Syrian border to the edge of the Red Sea, the Kingdom of Jordan has long been a cultural and travel crossroads. Ancient sites tell the stories of Roman emperors and Nabatean kings, and Crusader castles perch on strategic hilltops. In the bustling streets of the earth-toned capital city, […]

Positano

Positano, Italy (CNN) — Before Positano had busloads of tourists, a Missoni store or a vaunted reputation as a must-visit destination on the global jet set circuit, there was the Cinque clan. The Cinques are one of the most storied families in Positano, having cultivated and grown the hospitality industry in this picturesque Amalfi Coast […]

Nabana No Sato

(CNN) — It’s one of Japan’s greatest winter illumination festivals, famed for using millions of LED light bulbs to depict beautiful scenes of nature from Japan and around the world. Nabana No Sato, located in the garden of Nagashima Resort in Japan’s Kuwana City, has special plans for 2018. It’s highlighting Kumamoto, one of Japan’s […]

18 Best places

(CNN) — Planning your 2018 vacation and starting to think about just going back to that place you went last year with the OK-ish beach and the mediocre cocktails? C’mon, you know you can do better. CNN Travel has been looking to the year ahead to pick some of the best destinations worth visiting in […]