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Home to a gorgeous coastline, ancient cities and lush countryside, Sri Lanka is on the rise.
The leaves that make up a simple cup of tea play a surprisingly complex role in the history of Sri Lanka.
Saturday's potential loss of Malaysia Airlines' Flight MH37 could -- sadly -- be simply the latest of many horrific deadly plane crashes in recent decades.
If passenger documents aren't checked against Interpol's database of stolen and lost documents, travelers using those documents can slip through security.
When it comes to elevators, function usually trumps form and the ride is utterly forgettable. Not so with these lifts.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines (JAL) was forced to land prematurely in Hawaii, after pilots shut down one of its engines.
Communication mix ups between pilots and traffic controllers occur daily. Here's why you're still safe.
Know before you go -- what testy, deceitful and placating head cases some user-reviewers can be.
Jordan stars in Hollywood films, not the daily news. That's a good thing.
CNN's Aviation expert Richard Quest said Malaysia airliner would have been at the safest point in the flight.
When it comes to memorials, the line between timeless artistic statement and outsized novelty paperweight is frighteningly thin.
The number of visitors to National Park Service sites took a 3% hit in 2013 because of the weeks-long U.S. government shutdown.
The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as we thaw out. Here are 10 record-setters.
A Middle East Airlines (MEA) flight was refused entry to Baghdad because an Iraqi minister's son had been left behind in Lebanon.
From credit cards to crash test dummies, some of the most important advances in travel over the last century.
Diamonds and dragons: Hong Kong opens two massive international jewelry shows this week.
Who's ready for a Caribbean vacation?
At Toyota Kaikan, visitors gawk at car guts, admire giant robots and buy boxes of Toyota-themed curry.
Baggage handling is getting worse, and we're paying more per bag -- yet we're still checking more bags per person according to anew report.
Tasmania has a surprising share of the world's top-rated single malt whiskeys. Here's how to find them.
Attention passengers: United Airlines is cracking down on travelers with oversized carry-on luggage.
Coffee culture has spread across the globe. Here are its touchstone cities.
Carnival Paradise cruise ship rescued 24 Cubans from small, stranded boat on Tuesday.
Which airline, hotel and rental car rewards programs are worth your while? With all the mergers and changes in the travel industry, it's nearly impossible for the occasional traveler to know.
"A service allowing travelers who like to get their thrills between the sheets to get them beneath the waves at the same time."
Fancy a different face but can't afford to go under the knife?
Spike Aerospace wants to build the first supersonic business jet. So why won't it have windows?
It took years to get through -- an increase in the fee airline passengers pay for airport screening and other government-run aspects of aviation security.
Going down is harder than going up, says the paperboy.
Wichita, Kansas, on Tuesday became the latest city to name an airport after a U.S. president.
Once, five-figure suites were a rarity. Now -- as the wold becomes populated with more millionaires -- they are an increasingly common feature at luxury hotels.
Pandas, orangutans, sea turtles -- you can still see these threatened creatures in the wild, but probably not for long.
Every spring Halloween meets haute couture at the Carnival of Venice.
Move over Tokyo. Singapore has dethroned the Japanese capital to become the world's most expensive city to live in 2014.
What a wretched start to the travel week.
With Carnival underway and Fat Tuesday on March 4, it's high season for reflecting on the virtues of New Orleans.
As pretty on the eyes as they are dramatic on the ears.
Stench of grilled meats, heady high of free wine, sounds of strumming serenaders -- Cyprus's biggest carnival may be smaller than most, but it's just as fun.
Paris can be intimidating -- don't worry, says a writer who lived there for almost 20 years. Follow a few rules (actually 11) and you'll fit in.
This has been the worst year in history for flight cancellations and delays, thanks in part to bad weather. What's the true cost of being stuck at the terminal?
Ever dreamed of renting out an entire island? Sir Richard Branson's private home in the British Virgin Islands is on the rental market again.
Waistlines drop, hemlines rise, but the domestic drama never wavers. And there's an outfit for everything.
Small groups allowed back in to view prehistoric murals in Spain's Altamira Cave to determine effect on paintings.
Your phone's confiscated. Your fingerprints are taken. You're going to prison. But don't worry, it's just for lunch.
Moroccan food is one of the world's most delicious cuisines. Here, a Moroccan food blogger presents an interactive guide to the country's tastiest dishes.
In the wake of its merger with US Airways, American Airlines becomes the latest major U.S. airline to end its policy of offering bereavement fares.
Jules Verne understood it best: you can fly around the world in 80 days and dive 20,000 leagues under the sea, but you can also find awesome otherworldly adventures right beneath your feet.
The smell of smoke was reported in a plane that landed at California's Oakland International Airport late Wednesday, officials said.
Tourists arriving in Bangkok may expect to see troops guarding key buildings and intersections, while masked vigilante protesters patrol their own roadblocks built from sandbags, barbed wire, rubber tires and debris.
Sex, museums, cheese -- here's what France does better than the rest of us.
An exhibit at the Hong Kong Museum of History pays tribute to the cheongsam. Some say the dress's appeal is fading. Others disagree.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce announced Wednesday the airline will cut 5,000 positions over the next three years.
Never mind those pesky norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships earlier this year. And who wants to hear more unappetizing details from the first Carnival Triumph "poop cruise" trial?
Nepalese authorities plan to station security officials at the base of the world's highest peak.
Radiation from a Korean War-era compass causes the evacuation of a Miami cruise ship terminal for more than two hours Wednesday morning.
Aviation enthusiasts get an exclusive Boeing factory tour where some of the world's biggest, most advanced airliners are made, including the 747, 777 and 787.
The U.S. government is fining Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to assist families after the July crash of Asiana flight 214 in San Francisco.
Where the starry sky is your blanket and the sounds of wildlife your wake-up call.
Belts off, coats off, shoes off and placed in the bin. Every traveler is familiar with the process and the queue that defines TSA security checkpoints at airports across the country. But that procedure may become a thing of the past.
Heading to Disney's Magic Kingdom Park for your next vacation?
Sochi Airport on shortlist for most beautifully placed landing strip on the planet.
The Carnival cruise ship Triumph caught fire last year and stranded people in filth. A trial is being held to determine if they should be compensated.
Bangkok takes two of the top three spots and Japan takes 10 of the 50. Is your favorite on the list?
New Zealand's Fergburger may be the best burger joint on the planet.
For a film about travel, "Gringo Trails" almost makes you never want to travel again.
"Nowadays, business class is a lot better than first class used to be."
Asian airlines want to go places -- but they might not have enough pilots to get them there.
Federal health officials are investigating another possible norovirus outbreak aboard a cruise ship that just ended a Caribbean voyage.
They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
Some say this deserted little patch of Midwestern dirt was the first airport in the world. Others point to Maryland or Washington state. So, who's right?
The "Fest Gurus" are on a mission to visit every major festival in Africa - here they pick the continent's best music festivals.
With just a rake, some rope and a beach, Andres Amador creates mesmerizing artworks that last only until the next high tide.
New survey details the lewd and crude of in-flight employment.
Top island wins second year in row but there's a surprise, rather chilly entrant at no. 5 ...
Underwater, over mountains, by the beach -- whatever your trip, there's a camera that'll capture it best.
A new academy is mapping the serenest spots in Italy -- these super-silent places fit the bill.
China's Lantern Festival coincides this year with Valentine's Day, leaving Chinese with a dilemma -- which one to celebrate?
Isn't it about time you fastened your seat belt?
Does your stomach rumble when you're making travel plans?
Interactive map showcases food and tells back story of cuisine from 10 major Japanese destinations.
Is Paris the coolest city in the world? Here are a few reasons why we think so.
They're not always the most popular or conventional hotels. And that's what Lonely Planet's going for with its inaugural picks for the best accommodations.
An Etihad Airways flight from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi made an emergency landing in Jakarta after smoke began pouring from bathrooms.
Two cabin crew and six passengers were hospitalized after a Cathay Pacific flight hit severe turbulence as it passed over Japan yesterday.
From taxidermists to spice stores and a vintage optometrist, Paris has preserved its odd little shops better than most big cities.
Credit card? Check. Flats? Yep. Complete lack of buyer's remorse? Hell yes! Time to hit the world's ultimate shopping destinations.
France has Lourdes, but Ethiopia has Gondar -- with thousands of pilgrims swimming in its holy waters to celebrate the baptism of Jesus.
If your university memories comprise dull, dusty halls and cold, concrete classrooms, you probably didn't study at these places
Five of seven Japanese women who disappeared on a diving excursion off the Indonesian island of Bali last week were found alive and rescued Monday afternoon.
It's carnival season, that pre-Lent period of collective frenzy that celebrates overindulgence and transgression.
Three crew members and two passengers were injured Monday when a United Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence, a spokeswoman for the airline said.
Three crew members and "a number" of passengers were injured after a United Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence, a spokeswoman for the airline said.
Billions of dollars -- on hotels, roads and one very big theme park -- have been spent readying Sochi for the Olympics, but is Sochi ready for the aftermath?
$4 million TV campaign on all things British omits rain.
Russians don't always have the best reputation abroad, but as their numbers (and bank accounts) grow, the travel industry is starting to court them.
The long-beloved tradition of après ski is changing, as curated experiences and educational opportunities become more popular.