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5 reasons to love Qatar

From the shifting sands of the Inland Sea to the ancient ruins and wildlife preserves of the Zekreet Peninsula, these are some of the best things to experience in Qatar. Source link

Google Maps users say it offers ‘potentially fatal’ routes on UK’s highest mountain

(CNN) — Hikers looking to summit Scotland's highest mountain and other peaks in the area are being sent up "potentially fatal" routes by Google Maps, the region's mountaineering organizations have warned. The John Muir Trust said Thursday that...

Now Italy town Sambuca is selling abandoned homes for two euros

(CNN) — Of the countless dwindling Italian towns that have opted to sell dilapidated homes for just one euro, Sambuca di Sicilia has undoubtedly been the most successful.Approximately 16 dwellings have been snapped up for €1 here since...

Venice bans cruise ships from the city center — again

Now, cruise ships will be banned from sailing through the city center of Venice from August 1, the Italian government has announced.Instead of sailing past the iconic St Mark's Square, and up the narrow Giudecca Canal, docking in...

The American couple who met on vacation in North Korea

(CNN) — Ryan Carlson was in the middle of a backpacking trip in New Zealand when he got the email: North Korea was opening its borders to American tourists.It was September 2005. Carlson, 25, worked in finance as...

Lufthansa switches to gender-neutral plane greetings

(CNN) — German airline group Lufthansa will greet fliers using gender-neutral language from now on.Lufthansa Group's airlines -- which include Lufthansa, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines -- have historically welcomed travelers on board by referring to them as "ladies...

The ghost towns left behind by Qatar’s oil boom

Doha (CNN) — Past the small arched door, a narrow spiral stair leads up to the top of the windswept minaret, still standing tall even as almost everything around it has crumbled. Inside the tiny room atop the...

These international destinations are open to US tourists

Editor's Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on July 5. The entry on Sweden was added on July 14.(CNN) — US passport holders have more international travel options now...

La baguette: secrets of France’s most addictive food

Paris (CNN) — Baker Christian Vabret is squeezing down gently on a baguette in order to make it "sing."As he presses down, the crust is collapsing in on itself to produce a staticky, crackling sound."You can tell a...

Australian government halves arrival cap, leaving thousands stranded as air fares skyrocket

(CNN) — For much of the pandemic, Australia has been the envy of the world. The nation leveraged its geographic isolation and resilient economy to close its borders and largely block out Covid-19. The results spoke for themselves....

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Is Antarctica a country? The future of the world’s least understood continent

(CNN) — As long as humans have known of its existence, they have wanted to visit Antarctica.It is...
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