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Karpathos, Greece (CNN) — White and pastel-washed buildings set atop rugged hills overlook clear, blue water. The sun sets in breathtaking fashion. The Karpathos moon is so full and bright that intrepid traveler Katie Sehl figured it for a lamp or a giant spotlight the first time she saw it. In many ways, Karpathos looks
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(CNN) — Thanks to a $250 million transformation, Royal Caribbean’s once-sleepy private island retreat in the Bahamas is offering eye-opening travel amenities to its cruise passengers. The island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, offers everything from a record-setting water slide and a massive wave pool to five new complimentary dining venues and quiet sandy beaches. “We
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(CNN) — Two Michelin-starred restaurant Fäviken, located roughly 600 kilometers north of Swedish capital Stockholm, is one of Europe’s most in-demand eateries. But now chef Magnus Nilsson has become the latest Michelin-starred restaurateur to announce he’s shutting up shop because he’s had enough. “This coming season will be my last at Fäviken Magasinet,” wrote Nilsson
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(CNN) — A French man who has spent more than four months floating across the Atlantic Ocean in a giant orange barrel has arrived at his Caribbean destination. Jean-Jacques Savin set off from the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa, on December 26, 2018 — heading west in a barrel-shaped capsule he’d built himself.
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(CNN) — Visit Caño Cristales during the wet or dry seasons in Colombia, and you’d be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about. However, travel there from June to November, the moderate months between the extremes of the wet and dry seasons, and you’ll witness one of Mother Nature’s crowning glories. The 62.1
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(CNN) — Fly-drive holidays give travelers the freedom to explore a destination at their leisure, but it pays to choose your car hire firm wisely. Now an annual survey by consumer group Which? makes that choice easier by revealing the best and worst companies in Europe. Spanish firm Goldcar came in bottom of the rankings
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(CNN) — For most travelers, a trip to India might center around temples, forts, festivals and food. But for one niche set of visitors, it’s all about “election tourism” right now. Home to the world’s largest democracy — with up to 900 million votes being cast in the current parliamentary election — India is an
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(CNN) — France will ban electric scooters from its sidewalks from September, after locals grew frustrated with the vehicles congesting public areas and causing an increase in accidents. Paris and other cities have become home to thousands of e-scooters since their introduction just a year ago, with several companies operating scooter-sharing systems in the capital.
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(CNN) — Pulling out from beneath St Pancras’s magnificent wrought iron roof, the Eurostar slipping through tunnels towards the Kent countryside, it’s easy to feel blasé about taking a train from London to mainland Europe. From the ease of checking in at the UK’s finest rail station just 30 minutes before departure to arriving in
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(CNN) — Plenty of people dream of travel to other planets. But “Star Wars” fans can actually visit locations where many of the films’ most famous scenes were shot. Some places aren’t even as remote as one might expect. From dinner at Luke Skywalker’s childhood home to a romantic balcony where romance blossomed, here are
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(CNN) — Before the UAE struck it rich with oil, the region had a different source of wealth — pearl oysters. The naturally occurring treasures once formed the backbone of its economy, but their significance dwindled by the early 1900s as a result of Japanese techniques for cultivating immaculate pearls. Now a new type of
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(CNN) — Tracey Cheatham didn’t come to Kenya for the animals. She came for the people. The doctor from Las Vegas has spent a year planning this trip with her lawyer husband Mark McIntire to celebrate her 50th birthday. They’ve flown the 300-kilometer trip from Nairobi to The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, in the far
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On Tuesday, the official, verified Twitter account of the Indian Army’s Additional Directorate General of Public Information tweeted a picture of what it claimed were Yeti tracks in the snow. “For the first time, an Indian Army mountaineering expedition team has sited (sic) mysterious footprints of mythical beast Yeti,” read the post, which was accompanied
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(CNN) — Homemade pasta, beautiful churches, delicious gelato, glamorous haute couture and a cultural history like nowhere else. There’s already a legion of reasons to visit Italy, but 2019 brings another as the country its celebrates one of its original artistic exports: Leonardo da Vinci. May 2 marks 500 years since the death of the
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