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An optimist's guide to off-season travel bargains updated 10 hours 13 minutes ago

Every tourist destination has a flip side, a season when prices go down and savvy, flexible travelers can score big savings.

4 great stress-busting escapes from Johannesburg updated 14 hours 34 minutes ago

Life in Joburg can be stressful. Luckily there are some exceedingly non-stressful places close by.

Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to come updated 15 hours 59 minutes ago

Hundreds of flights to and from eastern China were canceled or delayed Monday, but official reasons have been vague.

Doing time on Italy's prison island paradises updated 17 hours 28 minutes ago

For centuries Italy has housed its convicts and political enemies on some of the myriad tiny islands that dot its stunning coastline.

TSA passenger security fee rises updated 1 days ago

The costs of your airline travel will rise a little today, thanks to the federal government.

8 of the world's great coffee cities updated 1 days ago

Coffee culture has spread across the globe. Here are its touchstone cities.

Malaysia Airlines retires flight number, offers full refunds following MH17 crash updated 1 days ago

Following last week's MH17 disaster, Malaysia Airlines will offer full ticket refunds to travelers.

Loud, anarchic, quirky: My love affair with Istanbul updated 1 days ago

CNN's Ivan Watson pays homage to the city he's called home for the past 12 years.

Best and worst expat movies of all time updated 1 days ago

Cinema loves portraying the lives of expats. Sometimes it gets it right. Sometimes it casts Nick Nolte as shirtless demigod.

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic updated 2 days ago

In what is undoubtedly the world's "coolest" surf video, photographer Chris Burkhard endures freezing temperatures, blizzards and injury.

'Tsunami of tourists' head for Iran updated 4 days ago

Iran has experienced a massive increase in tourists coming to country. Now the nation's capital is running out of hotel space.

Airbus files patent for saddle seats on planes updated 4 days ago

For air travelers who like to gripe about being cramped in economy, here comes another warning that they've never had it so good.

Ultimate Himalayan retreat: Yoga, meditation, wildlife updated 4 days ago

India's Basunti retreat was made for unwinding.

Malaysia Airlines crash prompts flight detours updated 4 days ago

Commercial airlines that usually cross eastern Ukraine are detouring from the conflicted region in light of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's crash.

8 greatest city mascots around the world updated 4 days ago

Where to pay homage to the cutest local celebrities you'll ever stalk.

What's it like to motorcycle solo through Iran as a woman? updated 5 days ago

Lois Pryce ignored naysayers and traveled 3,000 miles via motorcycle to discover the real Iran.

Want to buy a plane that won't break the bank? You need a 'caroplane' updated 5 days ago

Meet the new car-plane hybrid that brings affordable recreational air travel to the masses.

Classic confectionery: Europe's oldest pastry shops updated 5 days ago

Proving they're what's really important, the world's best pastry shops have survived survived sieges, revolutions and World War II.

Flying London to New York: It's cutthroat for airlines on highly prized route updated 5 days ago

London to New York is the world's busiest route. Airlines will go to any length to get a piece of the action.

Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' opens updated 5 days ago

Built at a cost of $442.2 million, Universal Studios Japan hopes its new attraction will bring in $55 billion over 10 years.

And the world's best airline is... updated 6 days ago

Cathay Pacific wins world's airliner of the year title

Brazil claims 'victory' in World Cup updated 6 days ago

Brazil's government calls the World Cup a triumph for the country's tourism industry.

Photo secrets of Marrakech: How to shoot the Red City updated 6 days ago

The gateway to Morocco's Atlas Mountains is becoming a photographer's paradise -- but capturing it on camera isn't easy.

Weather hampers travel for Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern states updated 6 days ago

Strong storms and heavy rain hampered travel from North Carolina to Maine on Tuesday.

Best romantic summer getaways updated 6 days ago

Imagine sipping Argentina's finest wines with the snowcapped Andes in the distance. Sailing the fjords of Finland while the midnight sun shines down. Or taking in a live opera under the stars in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Road melts at Yellowstone National Park updated 6 days ago

The road was melting.

Discovery Cove named 'best amusement park' by TripAdvisor updated 7 days ago

TripAdvisor releases new rankings for best water parks and amusement parks

Is architecture dead? Not in Venice updated 7 days ago

Architect Rem Koolhaas says most new buildings look the same. This is what he suggests we do about it.

New seaplane service to open up Greek islands updated 7 days ago

If Greek island hopping is the dream, then Greek ferry timetables are usually the reality.

Tokyo time capsule: Saying goodbye to Hotel Okura updated 7 days ago

Time's running out on Tokyo's grand Hotel Okura, a hotel that glorifies the design and service of 1960s Japan.

Jetliner diverts to Pacific atoll, mechanical glitch blamed updated 8 days ago

A United Airlines flight that was forced to land on remote Midway Island after pilots detected an odor experienced a mechanical issue, the airline says.

Pamplona bull run 'selfie man' sought by police updated 8 days ago

A man who took a dangerous selfie during the running of the bulls in Pamplona is now sought by police.

Amelia Earhart flies again! Namesake to recreate global flight updated 8 days ago

This month, a young aviatrix will honor the woman she was named after by flying the same route made legendary in 1937.

8 outlaw adventures around the U.S. updated 8 days ago

CNN picked eight spots around the country to (safely) explore the scary ways of U.S. outlaws.

Pull up a chair with Paddington Bear: Book benches hit London updated 8 days ago

As part of a scheme to encourage reading, 50 benches designed in the style of popular novels or kids' stories have been scattered around London.

World's hottest new cocktail city: Singapore updated 8 days ago

Once described as "sterile," the birth city of the iconic Singapore Sling is experiencing a cocktail renaissance.

11 of the world's most unusual surf spots updated 9 days ago

Tired of sun-bleached, postcard-ready surf spots? There are different ways to carve waves.

United flight diverted to remote Midway Island due to odor updated 9 days ago

A United Airlines airliner flying from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to Midway Island because of a reported electrical smell in the cabin or cockpit.

American flight from London forced to sit on Tulsa tarmac after engine issue updated 10 days ago

Spokeswoman: An American Airlines airplane from London was diverted to Tulsa, where it sat because that airport didn't have Customs agents on hand.

10 secret beaches worth discovering updated 10 days ago

To all the locals who have been hoarding the following beaches, please forgive us.

Airport charges passengers for cool air updated 11 days ago

Passengers are used to paying for check-in baggage or priority boarding but one airport in Venezuela is now charging for the ultimate hidden extra -- air.

World's tallest water slide finally open updated 11 days ago

When no one wanted to build the world's tallest and fastest water slide, Jeff Henry built it himself.

9 of the world's greatest tunnels updated 11 days ago

As the Channel Tunnel marks its 20th anniversary, we look at other underground connections that push engineering limits.

Coming soon? Standing instead of sitting on planes updated 11 days ago

A new report says "vertical seats" could allow more passengers onto a plane and cut ticket costs. Is it worth it?

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations updated 12 days ago

Southeast Asia's darker tourist attractions supply insight and shivers in equal doses.

Expert American bull runner gored in Pamplona updated 12 days ago

A Chicago man who just co-authored a book on how to run with the bulls in Pamplona was gored in the right thigh on Wednesday and underwent surgery in hospital, two friends with him in Pamplona told CNN.

World's strangest lakes updated 12 days ago

Boiling, disappearing, Pepto-Bismol pink: The water's anything but fine at these strange lakes from Trinidad to Thailand.

Riding the Tour de France through WWI battlefields updated 12 days ago

Following cycling's toughest race as it explores northern European battlefields to mark a century since WWI.

In-flight fine dining: Is it really possible? updated 12 days ago

More airlines are teaming up with world-class chefs, hoping to solve that ultimate aviation problem: how to serve a top rate meal in the air.

Some passengers will have to power up electronics at U.S. airport checkpoints updated 12 days ago

Some domestic airline passengers will be asked to turn on electronic devices under new security measures.

Pilot buys pizza for delayed passengers updated 13 days ago

Adam Ritchie, a Domino's Pizza manager in Cheyenne, Wyoming, said he'd never received a call like the one he got Monday night.

What to do in Marrakech: 10 amazing attractions updated 13 days ago

Morocco's Red City is crammed with stunning gardens, shaded souks and steamy bath houses.

Air New Zealand shows off stunning, all-black Dreamliner updated 13 days ago

The debut model of the new fuel-efficient aircraft makes for a head-turning spectacle.

Surviving Pamplona's running of the bulls updated 13 days ago

By distance, the running of the bulls course in Pamplona is pretty short: just 850 meters, or half a mile.

Riding shotgun in the Gumball 3000 updated 13 days ago

Gumball 3000 2014. Once a year, a motley crew of superstars in supercars carve out an impossible, hedonistic adventure.

Dramatic video shows 'near miss' at Barcelona airport updated 13 days ago

An apparent near miss between two aircraft that was captured on video at Barcelona Airport has prompted an investigation by Spanish aviation authorities.

Snake charmers and storytellers: Marrakech's magical medieval heart updated 13 days ago

With its timeless traders and medicine men, the red city's Jemaa el Fna square seems caught in a Twilight Zone.

Revolution and rum: 18 drinks inspired by the Philippines updated 13 days ago

Pinoy pride is evident in these diverse new drinks that champion the country's flavors -- and even the odd landmark.

World's 10 most romantic movie locations updated 14 days ago

In honor of National Kissing Day, TravelZoo has released a list of the world's top 10 romantic movie locations.

Farnborough 2014: What to expect at this year's airshow updated 14 days ago

The Farnborough airshow attracts exhibitors and visitors from all around the world and is at the heart of developments in the aviation industry.

The coolest outdoor hotel showers updated 14 days ago

It's a sure sign of vacation when even your daily shower feels indulgent and comes with scenic views.

World's scariest, best water slides updated 14 days ago

Nine of the most acceptable and enjoyable ways to wet yourself this summer.

It started in a flying boat ... a century of commercial aviation updated 14 days ago

It's 100 years since a "flying boat" made the first scheduled commercial flight. Here's how times have changed.

Kombis reincarnated as tour buses in Uganda updated 14 days ago

Volkswagen ended Kombi production last year, but the spirit of adventure and resourcefulness that endowed the vehicles lives on in Uganda.

25 totally unnecessary but desirable travel gadgets updated 14 days ago

Of course you don't really need that Gucci trunk that converts into a deluxe shower, but wouldn't it be cool?

#CNNTravel: What's in your suitcase? updated 14 days ago

CNN wants to know the wonderful, bizarre and indispensable items you pack when getting ready to hit the road. Tell us #howipack

New airport security measures: What they mean for passengers updated 15 days ago

Air passengers heading for United States are to be subjected to new security checks..

Ferrari designer creates super luxurious Japanese train updated 15 days ago

What happens when you ask super car designer Ferrari to create a super luxurious train? This!

History shines in America's oldest city updated 15 days ago

Sure you can wear T-shirts and shorts almost anywhere you go in St. Augustine, Florida. You wouldn't be in the Sunshine State if you couldn't.

What will be the legacy of Asiana Airlines Flight 214? updated 15 days ago

It's been true since the Wright Brothers first took flight: Bad plane accidents can lead to good safety improvements.

Green sky thinking: Can the world grow enough jet fuel? updated 15 days ago

Could airlines drop fossil fuel in favor of cooking oil? How about eucalyptus? And and algae?

Heimaey: The Icelandic town frozen in time by a volcano updated 15 days ago

Swallowed by lava in 1973, Iceland's answer to Pompeii has been uncovered and transformed into a new museum.

Top 10 U.S. water parks making a splash updated 15 days ago

Want to surf 4-foot waves or snorkel in coral reefs as the summer sun shines bright?

20 best places to visit in the USA updated 15 days ago

America has beaches, too.

Dragon Bridge: Da Nang's fiery new success symbol updated 16 days ago

Vietnam's city of Da Nang hopes to draw up to 3 million visitors each year with a fire-breathing dragon.

Can Hong Kong save its neon signs? One museum hopes so updated 18 days ago

Hong Kong's narrow streets were once a dazzling gallery of neon signs -- now these are to be displayed in the M+ museum

Are hovercrafts and giant wheels the future of North Korean architecture? updated 18 days ago

Giant spinning wheels and flying hovercrafts: What happens when a North Korean architect is given free rein to design what he or she likes?

New Caledonia's new marine park: Where biodiversity is off the charts updated 19 days ago

New Caledonia's Natural Park of the Coral Sea protects the world's second longest double-barrier reef and the world's largest marine lagoon.

Holographic staff and no lost luggage: How you'll travel in 2024 updated 19 days ago

Air travel in 2024 "will be almost unrecognizable" from the time-consuming and stressful experience of today, according to a new report.

Summer skies: Fireworks to fireflies updated 19 days ago

Summer. The quintessential season of leisure and fun. Ready for a minivacation? Explore the best user-submitted photos of summer skies around the world.

Revealed: Gorgeous royal castle to become 'Game of Thrones' set updated 19 days ago

Alcazar castle in Spain will stand in for Water Gardens of Dorne in the popular HBO series.

Euro trash tour: Dumpster diver's war on waste updated 19 days ago

For most a trip across Europe involves sampling the cuisine. Unless like Baptiste Dubanchet they've got their head in a dumpster to highlight food waste.

Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion updated 20 days ago

Before you join the masses in the hopes of snapping a geisha on her way to work, it's worth learning a few unwritten rules.

A 'safe' way to see Bangkok's seedier side updated 20 days ago

Tour companies are cashing in on demand from timid thrill seekers who want to safely experience Bangkok's infamously raunchy nightlife.

10 things Canada does better than anywhere else updated 20 days ago

The Great White North is even greater than you already think it is. Here's why

The 'happiness blanket' takes flight on British Airways updated 21 days ago

If you find yourself on a British Airways flight and your airline-supplied blanket turns red, your flight attendant will know you're tense.

Escape to the Cape, and share your photos while you drive updated 21 days ago

A Cape Town start-up offers city tours in Wi-Fi equipped vehicles, so tourists can share photos as soon as they take them.

12 forgotten hand-colored images of life in the 1800s updated 21 days ago

Photocroms were the functional equivalent of Instagram in 1888, they were produced using photos and paint, they have been published in a new volume.

Moldova: Where I got my hands on Putin's wine updated 21 days ago

Moldova produces some of the world's best wines and its vast underground cellars host collections from many of Europe's well-known figures.

The best ways to kill time at airports updated 21 days ago

Stranded traveler Richard Dunn filmed himself lip synching when stuck at the airport. How do you kill time before boarding?

Evacuation slide deploys midair on United flight updated 21 days ago

A United Airlines flight was forced to land in Wichita, Kansas, after the evacuation slide accidentally deployed midair Sunday, the airline said.

Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary updated 22 days ago

President Lincoln's signature on the Yosemite Land Grant bill on June 30, 1864, set a precedent for the preservation of the young country's wilderness.

Aviation milestone as Boeing delivers 747 number 1,500 updated 22 days ago

It's the biggest milestone yet for the aircraft affectionately known as the "Queen of the Skies."

Ex-Marine plans to beat PTSD by trekking every country updated 22 days ago

A former soldier plans to trek every country in the world, having been diagnosed with PTSD.

Super-sizing Ramadan: The Middle East's glitziest tent feasts updated 22 days ago

It may be a time of fasting, but the Muslim holy month of Ramadan can also be a time of indulgence.

7 of Cambodia's best islands updated 22 days ago

They're still massively undeveloped compared to their Thai neighbors, but Cambodia's islands are finally starting to get the attention they deserve.

Joy of the towel elephant: Hospitality industry loves and hates updated 22 days ago

Sometimes the travel industry gets it right, sometimes it leaves us with a pillow chocolate stuck to our face.

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