Eugene Bullard, who became known as the Black Swallow of Death, was the first African-American pilot to fly in combat. He now has a statue in his honor, unveiled Wednesday in Warner Robins, Georgia, at the Museum of Aviation next to Robins Air Force Base, and about 100 miles south of Atlanta. His distant cousin,
London (CNN) — The restaurant scene in London has been totally transformed in the past 10 years and is now rightly seen as one of the world’s great dining capitals, no longer in the shadow of Paris or New York. The sheer wealth of creativity on display in London’s kitchens at the moment is staggering.
(CNN) — A Japanese businessman had a watch worth more than $800,000 seized from his wrist outside a five-star hotel in Paris, police said. The man had stepped out of the Hôtel Napoléon, near the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées, around 9 p.m. on Monday evening to smoke a cigarette, when a thief snatched the
Nothing was better than voting for our favorite ball of fur day after day. But Fat Bear Week is over and a winner has been named: 435 Holly, you glorious creature, the crown is yours. “She is fat. She is fabulous,” Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, which created the competition five years ago, wrote.
(CNN) — Instead of scanning her boarding pass, the airport gate scanned her face. In April 2019, traveler MacKenzie Fegan was left surprised and confused when she boarded a JetBlue flight from the United States to Mexico, without handing over her passport, or travel documents. “There were plastic barricades across the front of each lane,
Wünsdorf, Germany (CNN) — Deep inside a pine forest in eastern Germany, a statue of Lenin keeps watch over a lemon-colored building that has housed everyone from the Kaiser Willhelm II, to the Nazis, and the Soviets. The abandoned military complex — known as the Forbidden City — sits behind a hefty padlocked gate in
Jessica Van Meir, 24, was traveling on Saturday for business. She told CNN she got up to use the bathroom early in the flight, and when she returned to her seat the messages started popping up on the screen. Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight entertainment system allows passengers to watch movies, TV, play games and send messages
(CNN) — It’s a shocking image: A huge rhinoceros pinned to the ground while a grimacing man shreds a power saw through its horn, white shards shooting off in a blur of high speed. The photograph, taken by 20-year-old student Neville Kgaugelo Ngomane, shows the radical lengths that are now being taken to protect vulnerable
(CNN) — Last month, the Saudi Kingdom announced the launch of a new tourist visa program, opening up the country to mass tourism for the first time. And now, Saudi Arabia has gone one step further in its bid to encourage international tourists. Unmarried couples will now be allowed to share rooms while on vacation
One of the the Skyliner’s three routes “experienced an unexpected downtime,” Disney said in a statement, according to CNN affiliate WKMG. The gondolas carry visitors between hotels and parks. Passengers told CNN on Sunday they were left hanging for about three hours. Emmie Palmer said she and a friend were stranded about three stories high
“No ice. No stirrer. No glass. We’re redefining how whisky can be enjoyed … #noglassrequired,” The Glenlivet tweeted as part of its “Capsule Collection” roll-out, timed with London’s Cocktail Week. People have been enjoying Scotch whisky for hundreds of years, usually in a glass and often on the rocks, of course. Now, The Glenlivet, one
(CNN) — Turns out money doesn’t just buy a glamorous vacation in the Caribbean or a killer suite in Quebec — it can buy residency too. While British citizens are rushing to claim Irish passports ahead of the UK’s proposed Brexit on October 31, the world’s most elite travelers don’t bother standing in line at
(CNN) — It’s finally October, which means one thing: Fall is in full swing. Pumpkin spice is everywhere you turn, despite the fact that parts of the US are currently feeling some historic heat, and leaves are starting to turn. As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, turn your gaze towards the
(CNN) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a long-lost 2,200-year-old temple thought to belong to Pharaoh Ptolemy IV. The ancient tomb structure was accidentally found by construction workers during drilling on a sewage drain in the village of Kom Shakau in the Tama township in northern Sohag, according to a Facebook post made on September
The New York Police Department said the culprit is Myah Autry. She shared videos of herself climbing over the wooden fence Saturday, then waving and dancing once inside as the big cat gawked. In the video, the lion appears too stunned to pounce and the woman seems unbothered even as it takes a few steps
Once a quiet seaside haven for backpackers, Sihanoukville has morphed into a giant construction site in the past three years. Cranes dot the skyline, roads have become muddy potholed lanes and jackhammers resonate late into the night. Many of the new buildings are casinos. The province hosting the city on Cambodia’s south coast now boasts
(CNN) — Christmas shopping doesn’t have to mean joylessly battling through department store crowds or trawling the Internet for bargains. Why not combine present-buying with some travel? These 17 Christmas markets scattered around the world make great destinations for traditional gifts, glasses of glühwein and that unbeatable festive feeling. Strasbourg, France Strasbourg, in eastern France,
(CNN) — From Norwegian islands high above the Arctic Circle to forest-covered mountains in Romania, windswept sandy beaches in Wales and icy lakes in the Balkans, Europe is a spectacularly varied place. The old continent’s historic cities and its Mediterranean beaches draw many of its visitors, but the best destinations are sometimes its more remote
International party planner Bally Singh and his wife, Ana Santos. Singapore (CNN) — International events planner Bally Singh lives large. He has organized superyacht parties for oil tycoons and a 100-supercar road trip for American rapper 50 Cent. Last month, he landed in Singapore to ramp up the party during three days of money, fandom
(CNN) — Back in September 1522, an 85-ton carrack barely larger than a modern leisure yacht became the first ship to successfully complete a circumnavigation of the globe. The hazardous journey, which began with a fleet and ended with one lone vessel, saw the deaths of at least 50 crew members, including the original captain.