(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
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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,
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(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
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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
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(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
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(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
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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.
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(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
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(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
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(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
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