(CNN) — Visitors to Rome’s famous Spanish Steps looking to take a load off will need to keep on walking. And the fines are not insignificant. Starting at 250 euros ($280), tourists may be charged upwards of 400 euros ($448) if they’ve soiled or damaged the steps in any way. Restoration — at a cost
(CNN) — Venice is to start rerouting cruise ships away from its historic center, in a victory for residents tired of the enormous vessels towering over the city’s skyline. Some ships will be redirected to dock at Fusina and Lombardia terminals from next month, Italy’s transport minister said — meaning they will stay on the
Kigali, a first time mother, gave birth to two cubs at Leipzig Zoo in Germany Friday, the first lions to be born there in 15 years. Maria Saegebarth, a spokesperson for the zoo, told CNN that the lioness initially took good care of the cubs. On Monday evening, however, while grooming the newborns, Kigali killed
(CNN) — Boarding a long-distance flight today, travelers are accustomed to big jets with roomy cabins, two aisles and space to walk around. But the future of flying is going to look a lot more like the dawn of the Jet Age 60 years ago, when aircraft were considerably smaller. Airbus is betting that this
(CNN) — Hark! Bring your finest ale and celebrate! A large Norse “drinking hall” was discovered on an island of Scotland, archaeologists say, and is believed to have been used by a viking chieftain named Earl Sigurd way back in the 12th century. The discovery was made by a team of students and island residents
(CNN) — What is it about castles that fascinates so many people around the globe? A lot of the allure derives from the history and human drama that played out within the walls, as well as the astonishing architecture that features on so many castles. But they’re also romantic and somewhat mystical, places that spark
(CNN) — Long queues. Screaming babies. Terrible food. Air travel can be stressful enough — but a picture posted from a flight from London seemingly showed the journey from hell. “#easyjet beats @Ryanair to have backless seats,” Twitter user Matthew Harris quipped, alongside a photo showing a passenger sitting on a seat with no backing.
Passengers said that the incident — which occurred on Monday — was “terrifying” and felt like a “horror film”, with travelers shouting that they were unable to breathe. British Airways confirmed a “technical issue” on flight BA422, which was traveling from London Heathrow to Valencia on Monday afternoon, and said passengers were evacuated from the
(CNN) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has revealed it is monitoring passengers via onboard cameras, re-opening an uncomfortable debate over surveillance on airplanes. Cathay confirmed it is collecting images of passengers while they’re on board, monitoring their usage of the in-flight entertainment system (IFE) and how they spend time during the flight. The airline
(CNN) — Cross-country skiers racing in Poland, crabeater seals lying on ice in the Antarctic peninsula and flowers blossoming in the waters of Vietnam were among the winners in the 2019 Drone Awards contest. Now in its second year, the photo competition, sponsored by the Art Photo Travel Association, celebrates the work of aerial photographers
(CNN) — The urge to get a bit closer to Yosemite National Park’s waterfalls or Yellowstone National Park’s majestic bears is so tempting. Yet so many of the US National Park Service sites are wild natural wonders, with dangers such as unpredictable weather, epic precipices and wild animals that may view you as a threat.
(CNN) — On the eastern outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, where the city’s historic Darnytsia neighborhood gives way to lush pine forest, lies a hidden relic of the Soviet Union that was once considered the most innovative structure of its kind. From above, it’s disc-shaped main building resembles a giant flying saucer — perhaps even
(CNN) — Fed up of constant job rejections, 29-year-old Craig Kingston decided he need to do something drastic. So the South Florida native quit the nine to five role he hated, booked a one way ticket to Vietnam and sold all his stuff. But he wasn’t quite prepared for the attention he’d receive once he
(CNN) — Ah, the joys of summer. Getting lost on road trips. Firework injuries. Shark attacks. Yes, we know there are a ton of terrible things more likely to befall you than a shark taking a liking to you. But it does happen. In fact, new research shows that shark attacks are on the rise.
Hong Kong (CNN) — “Don’t shoot me.” That was the message one pro-democracy protester held up, on the sort of sign usually reserved for the names of hotel guests, as demonstrators camped out in the arrivals hall of Hong Kong International Airport on Friday, July 26. For anyone arriving in the city, it would have
Dee Gallant, 45, was on a hike in South Duncan with her dog, Murphy, on July 23. She said she was only a few miles into the woods when she turned around and realized that they had company: They were being stalked by a cougar. At first, she was intrigued; she’d never seen one that
(CNN) — Train travel between New York City and Washington is now faster than ever. On Thursday, Amtrak announced that starting in September it will offer a new direct route between Washington Union Station (WAS) and New York Penn Station (NYP). The Acela Nonstop service is the first of several new projects for the transportation
(CNN) — Since the dawn of aviation, birds have been an inspiration for visionaries of flight. And now, engineers are once again looking to feathered friends to inspire the next generation of aircraft wings. European manufacturer Airbus has developed a small-scale aircraft with flapping wing tips — a concept drawn from the flight of the
(CNN) — It’s a wild, wild world of beer out there — and we’re not just talking about the fermentation going on in the tanks! The craft beer scene has taken over almost every inch of the globe, from Australia to Estonia and pretty much everywhere in between. With experimental breweries, new takes on old
(CNN) — Boarding a flight to Miami out of JFK Terminal 2 in New York City earlier this year, I knew I had pushed it a bit too far. When I hopped out of the car and cleared the sliding doors, the alert came through on my phone: Flight is boarding. Thankfully, because I travel