Listings on Airbnb have come a long way since co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia rented out air mattresses in their San Francisco apartment for $80 per night. What was then “Air Bed and Breakfast” is now a company with over 7 million listings that include French castles, Mexican bubble domes, American sheep wagons and
(CNN) — Docents at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have not always reflected its diverse, vibrant collection. The museum’s Ellen Owens and Kevin Schott found a way to change that. “Both of us had been thinking about how we can diversify our guide pool,” Owens told CNN. They used a grant to create a new
Natalia Taylor posted a series of photos on her Instagram that made it seem like she had traveled to a far-off exotic destination. There she was lounging in a fancy bathtub. In another, she posed in front of a floral print mirror. “The queen has arrived,” she wrote in the caption. Her location: Bali, Indonesia.
(CNN) — It’s a miracle of science that we can jet from town to town to get our business done and get our fun on, but today’s flying experience can leave a bit to be desired. We’re jammed into seats that are too small; often nickel-and-dimed over fees; fearful after the two Boeing 737 MAX
France’s tourism sector has taken a beating following the coronavirus outbreak, according to the country’s finance minister. “We have less tourists, of course, in France, about 30%, 40% less than expected,” Bruno Le Maire told CNBC’s Dan Murphy on Sunday at the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “That’s,
(CNN) — First-time flyers are typically nervous, anxious or downright excited. Not Fred. After months of training, the miniature service horse’s first flight was a breeze. Freckle Butt Fred, as he’s formally known, flew last week for the very first time as a service animal for his owner Ronica Froese of Croton, Michigan. The dual-certified
(CNN) — Think your driver’s license is enough to get you through airport security in the United States and onto your domestic flight? Maybe not. Some two-thirds of US state driver’s licenses are not compliant with a post-9/11 security law set to go into affect on October 1. Those who are not compliant will not
(CNN) — Some passengers and crew are still aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship following its 14-day coronavirus quarantine in Japan, but the ship has not seen its last days at sea. On April 29, following what Carnival Corp. (Princess Cruises’ parent company) says will be a full sanitation process, the 116,000-ton vessel will resume
Napa Valley may get the glory, but Missouri has a longer history of growing grapes and winning awards, especially in and around the small river town of Hermann. Founded in 1837 by German settlers, Hermann has the perfect micro-climate for growing grapes and was once the nation’s second largest producer and exporter of wine and
A health worker sprays disinfectant inside a Vietnam Airlines airplane to protect from the recent coronavirus outbreak, at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam February 21, 2020. Kham | Reuters Airlines have canceled more than 200,000 flights as the coronavirus continues to spread, prompting travel restrictions and a sharp drop in demand for trips to
(CNN) — Ash Wednesday is fast approaching (Wednesday, February 26). So you know what that means. It’s Carnival time around the world as people, most particularly folks in areas with strong Roman Catholic traditions, get their party on before the more solemn, introspective days of Lent commence. Venice, Italy, draws huge crowds annually with its
(CNN) — Not the Biscoff cookies! United Airlines decided to play with fire this week when it announced a controversial change to its lineup of in-flight snack options. Biscoff cookies — those buttery, melt-in-your-mouth, cinnamon-ginger-nutmeg biscuits — will soon be replaced by … Oreo Thins. “As promised, we continue to switch up our snacks for
(CNN) — When airliners have passed their twilight years — on average, after 26 years of service — many end up in the tumbleweed-strewn “plane boneyards” of California, Arizona and New Mexico. Sure, the pilots’ seats will probably end up taking pride of place in somebody’s man cave, and there are other aeronautical curios that
Photo courtesy of The Creole Creamery Fun riffs on the Mardi Gras treat As soon as early January hits, a special treat starts popping up at parties, offices and homes all over Louisiana. “King cake is a New Orleans staple,” says Adrienne Rousse, store manager at 71-year-old Gambino’s Bakery which sells 100,000 of these baked goods annually.
After a solo trip to Las Vegas, I needed some time away from bright lights and late nights. On a friend’s recommendation, I headed into Utah, to the Red Mountain Resort near St. George, about a two-hour drive northeast of Sin City. And I learned there’s a lot to do in Utah than go skiing.
(CNN) — Sky climbers seem ubiquitous. They top Everest, Denali, Kilimanjaro, anything with a peak, and then prattle on about it forever. Yawn. Trade in the ice, frostbite and oxygen deprivation, bold travelers, for more elemental experiences, with bizarre histories, desert bandits, bubbling fires, searing heat, deadly chemicals, eerie shapes and strange life, as well
Photo courtesy of Omni Bedford Springs Resort Iconic inn revitalized The Omni Bedford Springs Resort has come a long way since its humble 1804 opening as a 24-room inn for travelers drawn to the area’s healing spring water. The property enjoyed great success in the early 1900s, but struggled during the Great Depression and World
(CNN) — The world-famous Ha’ikū Stairs along Oahu’s Ko’olau mountain range, known as the “Stairway to Heaven,” has been closed to the public since 1991, but you wouldn’t know that from Instagram. And despite the $250,000 a year the Honolulu Board of Water Supply spends to keep people out of the area, roughly 4,000 hikers
(CNN) — Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway is close to completion. At its heart is the world’s longest railway tunnel — the 35-mile-long (or 57-kilometer) Gotthard Base Tunnel. Everything about this $11.3 billion project is on a grand scale; at their deepest point, the GBT’s twin tunnels are
Though there are cocktails representing two different Long Islands, both recipes differ from the Long Island iced tea that we encounter today — Photo courtesy of Getty Images / Kanawa_Studio Whether or not you’ve been there, you’ve heard of Long Island, New York for one reason or another. There’s the Hamptons, the Lohans and the