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Latest Travel News from CNN

CNN.com - RSS Channel - Travel

09/28/2016 02:32 AM
Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life -- if you choose the right destination.

09/27/2016 05:18 AM
Quirky charm in Canadian wine country

09/25/2016 07:14 PM
Having a beer with President Obama in Vietnam

09/23/2016 06:06 AM
The chef who changed US food forever

09/21/2016 04:09 AM
21 of the world's most beautiful beachfront hotels

09/23/2016 11:16 AM
Fog city feast: Affordable foodie eats in San Francisco
Finding the best culinary bite for the buck is a challenge in any food-obsessed town with a reputation for toppling even the healthiest dining budget.

09/15/2016 05:29 AM
Finding another side of Orlando

09/26/2016 06:19 PM
5 travel hacks the airlines don't want you to know about
Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.

09/21/2016 10:30 PM
World's worst restoration? China's Great Wall covered in cement

09/22/2016 10:06 AM
10 most popular cities for travelers in 2016
In 2015 it was London. This year, an old favorite reclaims the pole position...

Latest Travel News from USA Today

USATODAY - Travel Top Stories

09/28/2016 03:38 AM
Photo tour: Inside the little luxury ship that will show you Scotland
The 50-passenger Hebridean Princess specializes in trips around Scotland's west coast.

09/28/2016 05:16 AM
A short history of airport moving walkways
How moving sidewalks, flat escalators and Trav-O-Lator machines transformed airports,

09/28/2016 03:52 AM
Tour the newly renovated Harrah's Las Vegas
In a prime location on the Strip, Harrah's offers newly renovated rooms and suites.

09/28/2016 04:48 AM
Celebrity statuary: 10 towns that honor their famous residents
Film buffs can center an entire vacation around crossing the USA in search of celeb statues.

09/28/2016 04:55 AM
New England’s most scenic hotels and resorts
Oyster.com found hotels and resorts where the vistas — of both mountains and ocean — are hard to beat.

09/28/2016 04:01 AM
Eight great Scandinavian eateries in NYC
You can dine around the globe in Gotham and this month we sample authentic Scandinavian.

09/27/2016 11:03 AM
Over-the-top inauguration packages at D.C. hotels
The most expensive hotel package for Inauguration Day in Washington is $2.5 million.

09/27/2016 04:13 AM
Made in Maine: Flavors only found in Portland
Portland, Maine may be a small town but its food scene is large and growing.

09/27/2016 04:46 AM
SeaWorld in 2017: New coasters, rides and shows to turn the tide
Orca encounters will be less entertainment-oriented and more about education.

09/27/2016 11:16 AM
On one easyJet flight, the captain is 26 and the co-pilot 19
The duo almost surely became one of the youngest cockpit crews at a large global airline.

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USATODAY - Today In the Sky

09/26/2016 08:36 PM
Seattle welcomes another nonstop route to China
China’s Xiamen Airlines is the latest international carrier to begin service at Seattle.

09/27/2016 01:15 AM
On one easyJet flight, the captain is 26 and the co-pilot 19
The duo almost surely became one of the youngest cockpit crews at a large global airline.

09/26/2016 05:36 AM
JetBlue adds new cross-country route from Los Angeles
The carrier will face heavy competition on its new route connecting LAX to Orlando.

09/26/2016 02:38 AM
Dubai airport adds to 'world record' number of A380 gates
Dubai is the fast-growing hub of Emirates, the world's biggest A380 operator.

09/23/2016 05:42 AM
Air China becomes first Asian carrier to fly from Poland
Air China debuted nonstop service between Warsaw and Beijing on Wednesday.

09/23/2016 05:12 AM
Name that airport ...
Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.

09/23/2016 02:56 AM
Flier sues Emirates for 'spillover' from obese seatmate
Passenger alleges he had to "suffer the spillover of the passenger at my side."

09/21/2016 08:31 PM
Did Hawaiian Air's CEO just mention the Airbus A380?
Hawaiian has made some "initial inquiries," but it's unclear how interested it may be.

09/22/2016 05:50 AM
Finnair to add San Francisco-Helsinki nonstops
The seasonal San Francisco service will give Finnair four destinations in the United States.

09/22/2016 02:15 AM
Finding the right credit card for a free vacation
Rewards cards lure us in with dreams of a free trip, but consider the pros and cons.

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USATODAY - Hotels Top Stories

09/27/2016 11:03 AM
Over-the-top inauguration packages at D.C. hotels
The most expensive hotel package for Inauguration Day in Washington is $2.5 million.

09/28/2016 04:55 AM
New England’s most scenic hotels and resorts
Oyster.com found hotels and resorts where the vistas — of both mountains and ocean — are hard to beat.

09/20/2016 11:11 AM
26 cool things you can get in a hotel minibar
Gone are the days where hotels stocked the minibar with boring items like a $5 bag of chips.

09/27/2016 06:04 AM
Virgin Hotels to check into Silicon Valley
Virgin Hotels, Sir Richard Branson’s lifestyle hotel brand, will expand to the West Coast.

09/26/2016 11:13 AM
Best hotel loyalty promotions for fall 2016
Hotel promotions are worth paying attention to, even if you don’t stay frequently at one particular brand.

09/23/2016 08:10 AM
Marriott buys Starwood, how it affects your loyalty points
If you're booking your next vacation and looking for a room with a view chances are you'll be staying at a Marriott hotel. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.

09/26/2016 11:09 AM
Marriott, Starwood merger is complete, loyalty programs will reciprocate
Marriott and Starwood officially merged into one company this morning.

09/21/2016 07:13 AM
Marriott, Starwood merger gets final approval
Marriott and Starwood to complete merger on Sept. 23

09/20/2016 05:06 AM
New Caribbean beach resorts for 2016
Bringing fresh energy to a tropical getaway, the new kids on the beach are rolling out the welcome mat.

09/14/2016 05:06 AM
Coolest hotel elevators around the world
From futuristic pods to amusement park-worthy rides, some hotels are turning elevators into attractions in their own right.

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USATODAY - Destinations Top Stories

09/27/2016 04:46 AM
SeaWorld in 2017: New coasters, rides and shows to turn the tide
Orca encounters will be less entertainment-oriented and more about education.

09/26/2016 04:46 AM
Walt Disney World: The 10 best hotels for staying on property
With 26 resorts at Disney World, it wasn't easy paring the list down to the top 10.

09/26/2016 09:52 AM
12 epic places to go paddleboarding
It's a skill that travels well, as there are many amazing places to choose from around the world.

09/23/2016 09:09 AM
10 amazing free (or almost free) travel experiences
Some of the most memorable experiences can be had for little to nothing.

09/23/2016 09:06 AM
All aboard the toy train to the foothills of the Himalayas
The Kalka to Shimla toy train was built by the British in 1903.

09/23/2016 08:37 AM
Yellowstone National Park: 10 activities for kids and families
National parks are prefect for families, with all of nature at your fingertips.

09/28/2016 03:46 AM
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

09/27/2016 08:49 AM
Unique celebrations mark World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day was created by the United Nations to highlight the importance of travel.

09/26/2016 02:12 PM
Take a bird's eye tour of Lima, Peru
Explore the sights of Lima, the capital city of Peru on the Pacific coast, in this aerial tour of one of South America's largest cities.

09/26/2016 02:02 PM
Explore the southern port city of Charleston, S.C.
If Charleston wasn't on your bucket list before, it will be after taking in these stunning drone views of one of South Carolina's most beautiful cities.

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Latest Travel News from the New York Times

NYT > Travel

09/27/2016 03:00 AM
Cultured Traveler: Fontainebleau: A Forgotten Treasure
You’ve been to the Louvre, Notre Dame and Versailles. Now it’s time to see Fontainebleau.
09/27/2016 05:00 AM
Heads Up: An Entrepreneurial Spirit Revives Two Manchester Neighborhoods
In Manchester, the Northern Quarter and its next-door neighbor, Ancoats, are blurring the lines between gentrification and regeneration.
09/20/2016 03:00 AM
Harvesting Grapes in France, With Champagne as Reward
Taking part in the timeless tradition of the vendange is a way to tax the body and free the mind, cheaply.
09/22/2016 03:00 AM
The Getaway: 5 Ways to Make College Tours Fun Instead of Grueling
Fall is here, and so is college tour season. Turn it into a vacation!
09/20/2016 03:00 AM
The Season of the Skulls
A family road trip across the belly of Australia brought many wonders. But for an 11-year-old girl, kangaroo skulls offered a great promise of wealth.
09/23/2016 02:06 PM
Where to Go Now: The Smithsonian’s African-American Museum: A Guide to the Opening
How to celebrate opening weekend, get passes to see the collection this fall and where to stay and eat while in Washington when you visit.
09/24/2016 03:00 AM
5 Volunteer Travel Options in Europe
Pick grapes in France, work at a botanical garden in Iceland or help protect dolphins in Croatia.
09/28/2016 03:00 AM
Frugal Family: A Family Returns to Montana ‘Ruts’ and a Million-Dollar View
Bigfork, Mont., has seen big change but the family ties, the vistas and the colorful stones of Flathead Lake remain a draw for the Frugal Family.
09/27/2016 03:07 PM
Chinese Tourists Pump Cash Into a Hot Destination: China
Chinese tourists took four billion domestic trips in 2015, twice as many as in 2010 and many more than the 122 million trips abroad, the government said.
09/27/2016 02:55 AM
The Treasures of Fontainebleau
Exploring the ornate rooms of the famous chateau.
09/26/2016 08:31 AM
Itineraries: Fly-Along Companions Offer a Way for Older People to Travel
Companies can help an aging population navigate busy airline terminals and keep up with medications so they can travel to family events or go on vacations.
09/25/2016 12:57 AM
Sinosphere: Jewish and Chinese: Explaining a Shared Identity
Moshe Bernstein, a researcher based in Western Australia, discusses the revival of an ancient Jewish community facing a government clampdown.
09/24/2016 05:00 AM
Chasing the Deal: For Fall Foliage Season, Lower Prices at Hotels
From Maine to Mackinac Island, hotels and resorts are offering lower rates during leaf-peeping season (midweek stays are some of the best deals).
09/23/2016 11:57 AM
6 Sites Recognized by Britain for Significance to Gay History
The sites include former homes of Oscar Wilde and Benjamin Britten, and were chosen as part of an effort to commemorate Britain’s gay heritage.
09/23/2016 03:00 AM
Travel Tips: How to Plan an Active Vacation
When planning an active vacation, find trips that match your fitness level — and consider those that offer more than one type of sport.

Top Of New York Times Section


NYT > Escapes

03/05/2010 01:42 PM
Paddleboarding in Hawaii: Who Cares About Surf
Paddleboarding while upright means venturing far and wide without having to hunt for waves.
03/05/2010 12:27 AM
The Falcon: A Jazz Haven in a Hudson Valley Hamlet
Away from Manhattan’s urban frenzy, one man’s hospitality has created an intimate stage for top-tier musicians.
03/05/2010 12:28 AM
Breaking Ground: Sound-View Homes in North Carolina’s Waterfront
A waterfront second-home community in Merry Hill, N.C.
02/27/2010 06:01 PM
From Frozen Vines In Ontario, a Sweet Specialty: Ice Wine
The Niagara Peninsula in Ontario is ground zero for ice wine, whose grapes are ready for harvesting in the middle of winter.

Top Of New York Times Section


Latest Travel Tips from ESL

Sujain Thomas -- 2015-08-28 23:46
Travel Truths That Will Always Catch Up With You It doesn’t really matter whether you are one of those meticulous and go-by-the-book travelers or simply the fancy and footloose types without a care in the world, there are certain travel truths that will always catch up with you. You would have ten...
aggouni -- 2015-04-10 19:02
You may wonder what is the healthiest way to spend money? What causes us travel and be globetrotters? Where can a long trip on plane take us to? And where does the only palace exist in the United States? Discover 10 of the finest tourist facts that will introduce you to the world of travelling just ...
t2india.in -- 2015-03-01 04:13
Busted: Popular Travelling Myths Travelling is one of the THE rites of passage of the world. Everyone has this inherent need to travel whether they are from the stone age looking for better pastures or the new age man or woman looking to add some colour to life with a short trip abroad. Exploring ne...
Jude Tan -- 2014-04-26 01:50
So you've just had your Chinese visa stamped into your passport, your flights are booked, you have your farewell party sorted and it’s just a matter of days before the adventure begins. While a game of charades with your local waitress might be fun the first couple of times, getting chicken claw a...
Well jaded traveler -- 2014-00-22 12:18
When arriving in a new city, from my hotel room (which I always chose in the middle of the hotel area of the city), I walk to a nearby 5 star hotel. They always have a line of taxi cabs waiting in their drive way. They only allow good taxi drivers to pick up their guests. I don't know what the proce...
Peter Goudge -- 2014-00-22 12:09
Every person who has spent some time teaching and travelling around the world has a taxi story to share. Over the past 30 years or so that I’ve been teaching and travelling (with breaks in between), I can safely say that I’ve heard a taxi story from every continent. I’ve heard some shockers in...
Emily Austin -- 2014-00-04 12:29
Whether you are dealing with forest camping for the first time, or you are a frequent camper, a new outdoor tour will always be very thrilling and scary at the same time, especially if it includes camping within it. If you are planning a tour to India for experiencing ultimate fun and adventure, the...
Sarsjh Patrick -- 2013-11-04 12:58
Wildlife photography is indeed very rewarding, yet challenging when compared with all the other kinds of photography. Getting all the animals together to click the perfect picture can at times be very irritating. You cannot control or order them the way you want and therefore, need to have lots of p...
Jon Cheney -- 2013-06-19 17:49
As summer rolls on through, and we all sit in the office pining for a foreign getaway, regrets may begin to creep in that we didn’t think ahead and book something months ago. Thankfully there are plenty of holiday operators offering last minute holiday deals so you don’t have to miss out on a su...
Cliff -- 2013-06-19 15:59
There is always a part of me that dislikes the environmental impacts of traveling. The use of fossil fuels for transportation, buying food in non-environmentally friendly packaging, the list goes on. Luckily, I've found a couple of ways to make traveling a little easier on the environment. Use these...

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