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The place that helped inspire American democracy
In the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, you'll find a rich heritage of democracy and women's rights alongside iconic eateries and artistic havens.

No beaches or booze: What South Africa's top tourist spot looks like during Covid
With summer in full swing, South Africans have been cautiously letting the sunshine in as the country battles its second coronavirus wave.

Europe's Star Cities, marvels of Renaissance engineering
Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, Europe's geometrically perfect "star cities" were engineered by some of the most brilliant minds of their time, but their wonders can only be truly appreciated from the air

The secret town where Soviets hid their nukes
Surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes, the Polish destination of Borne Sulinowo is a popular spot for outdoor getaways, but it also harbors dark secrets that prompted the Soviets to wipe it from their maps.

Seychelles opens to Covid-vaccinated travelers
The Seychelles has reopened its borders and dropped quarantine requirements to all travelers who've been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The race to create the world's fastest sail boat
For more than eight years, the world sailing speed record has remained unbroken.

What it's like inside a luxury Caribbean 'vacation bubble'
A trip to Anguilla involves significant maneuvering and expense, but this Caribbean island's luxury vacation bubble and low-risk coronavirus status offer peace of mind that's hard to come by these days.

Waldorf Astoria's new private island costs $80,000 per night
For those with the means, a private island in a tropical destination is the ultimate place to isolate from the global pandemic.

Qatar Airways to retire half of its A380 planes
Qatar Airways is retiring half of its fleet of Airbus A380s, the world's largest passenger plane. It's the latest nail in the coffin for the double-decker superjumbo

New Zealand closes road for a month to let sea lions nest safely
John Wilson Ocean Drive in Dunedin will be closed after rare New Zealand sea lions made their home at a nearby golf course and started "regularly crossing the road to get to the beach," according to local officials.

Champs-Élysées set for green transformation
One of the most famous avenues in Paris, the Champs-Élysées, is set for a facelift that will see it transformed into a green, pedestrian-friendly space, after Mayor Anne Hidalgo gave the go-ahead for a major renovation project.

Venice is watching tourists' every move
The lagoon city has famously suffered overtourism in recent years. Now Venice is fighting back with a state-of-the-art system tracking visitors' movements. The ultimate goal? To change tourism for the better.

The tourists who think travel restrictions don't apply to them
2021 has begun with a flurry of court cases where tourists are prosecuted for flouting Covid-19 regulations. So who's breaking the rules -- and why do they think they can get away with it?

This chef is redefining authentic Indian food
Chef Jessi Singh was born in Punjab, India, and grew up between Australia and America. He brings his unique culinary journey to modern Indian cuisine, including his signature buffalo milk kebabs.

When will international travel return?
Can we resume international trips in 2021 despite a pandemic stronger than ever? There's hope: Summer vacations abroad may happen in a big way this year.

Couple spend lockdown making over Irish stately home
Couple Neil Watt and Kris Reid have been spending the pandemic living alone in Northern Ireland's Castle Ward and have used their time to give the huge 18th-century stately home a makeover.

China debuts bullet train that can operate in extremely cold temperatures
China has unveiled a new high-speed bullet train designed for extremely cold climates. The CR400AF-G train can operate at speeds of up to 350 kilometers per hour in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius.

Spectacular city carved from snow and ice rises in China
The world's largest snow and ice festival is underway in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, attracting visitors to its vast illuminated sculptures for its 37th winter, albeit with some Covid restrictions in place.

A Seychelles mystery: Hunting for pirate treasure
Centuries ago, the stunning island nation of Seychelles was a playground for pirates. CNN's Richard Quest goes on a real-life hunt for some of the most infamous buried treasure in Mahe.

Film festival invites fans to watch movies alone on a Swedish island
Taking social distancing to a whole new level, Sweden's Göteborg Film Festival is inviting one cinema fan to spend seven days on an isolated lighthouse island, with only movies and the North Sea for company.

The man searching for pirate treasure in the Seychelles
John Cruise-Wilkins is a man on a mission. Like his late father Reginald before him, he believes there is great beauty to be found beneath an unprepossessing stretch of road in northern Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles.

The world's most powerful passports for 2021
Temporary travel bans have undercut the freedoms traditionally enjoyed by the world's most powerful passports, with an Asian country holding onto the No.1 slot but the UK and the United States plummeting down the real-world ranking

In Australia and Taiwan's fight against Covid, flight crews are proving to be their Achilles heel
Countries around the Asia-Pacific region have closed borders and imposed strict quarantine requirements, essentially sealing themselves off from the world.

Macao's newest resort, The Londoner, is a shrine to all things British
Attention, anglophiles. London's calling... from Macao.

Ryanair 'jab and go' ad investigated after sparking 1,600 complaints
Europe's largest airline Ryanair is being investigated by the UK's Advertising Standards Agency after a "jab and go" advertising campaign promoting air travel as coronavirus vaccinations are rolled out attracted more than a thousand complaints.

The woman who found whales in Kenya
Largely thanks to the efforts of a "citizen scientist," the country now has a burgeoning marine tourism industry, with tourists seeking out the coastal town of Watamu for its humpback whales.

The world's safest airlines for 2021 revealed
There may have been far fewer airplanes in the skies this past year, but if you're looking ahead to future travel, you might take heed of the latest rankings of the world's safest airlines from

How Brexit will change travel
Are UK citizens now locked out of Europe? Will EU citizens be able to travel to the UK with identity cards? And what about health care -- and travel with pets? Brexit has many ramifications for travel, whether you're from the UK, EU or further afield. Here are some of your burning questions answered.

Backpacking is a rite of passage for many travelers. Covid could end it forever
Can this form of low-cow cost, independent travel really survive a new age of social distancing, test and trace, potentially rising flight prices and constantly changing travel restrictions?

How flying will change in 2021
Canceled routes, jumbo jets retired, and smaller planes in the air. The aviation industry has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. So what will it be like to take a flight this winter and spring?