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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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A hearing to discuss this matter is scheduled for Thursday, according to court documents. The removal of the Marconi radio would require the company to remove a part of the historic ship’s deckhouse to access the “silent room,” an area with soundproof walls that housed the wireless radio. The ship, which was deemed unsinkable before
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Distinctively an island-style dish, poke is a colorful and delectable seafood specialty. It was first developed by the Polynesians centuries ago and was originally made with raw fish from nearby reefs. In recent years, it’s become a Hawaiian favorite that has been gaining popularity throughout the mainland United States as well. What is poke? In
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(CNN) — Whether traveling through the vast floodplains of Africa or Thailand’s lush mangrove forests, when photographer Michael Poliza explores the world, he practices one principle: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. Over the last two decades, Poliza has traveled to almost 180 countries to capture vibrant and spirited photos focused on
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Top image: Engine-maker Rolls-Royce is developing jets that work with alternative aviation fuels. (CNN) — The fresh air of the snow-covered Swiss mountains reverberated to the howl of private jet engines earlier this year as the planet’s movers and shakers descended on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. But while those engines were thirstily
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Wendi Williams, who said she’s a teacher in Virginia Beach, tweeted footage of a man repeatedly hitting the back of her reclined seat with his fist during an American Airlines flight in January. But what viewers saw in the video wasn’t even the worst of it, Williams told CNN’s “New Day.” Before she started shooting,
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(CNN) — In a city where new bars and restaurants open all the time, the old, revered favorites take on a different meaning. Given the rate at which some of locals’ most cherished spots close — high rents, ownership changes and city bureaucracy issues — it’s especially important to value the longstanding places that’ve managed
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(CNN) — After numerous Italian communities have tried to revive their dwindling populations by selling off dilapidated homes for little more than a dollar, one town has come up with a new approach. Teora, a pretty destination located in the southern region of Campania, is hoping to lure potential residents by offering to pay towards
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