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Latest Travel News from CNN - Travel

11/14/2014 08:19 AM
8 things to know about Jamaica
Beyond reggae and track icons, there are many fascinating facets of Jamaica that make this island of just three million people stand out.

10/17/2014 06:58 AM
Anthony Bourdain's family mystery
Bourdain seeks information in Paraguay about his great-great-great grandfather, who emigrated from France in the 1850s.

11/07/2014 07:06 AM
8 ways to love Provincetown
Provincetown is an oasis with the kind of light that inspires artists and writers, a town at the tip of Massachusetts' Cape Cod that celebrates the LGBT community.

12/05/2014 05:53 AM
'Wild' hikes to 'most beautiful places'
The film "Wild" depicts a grueling 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail hike. Despite challenges, extreme hikers seek thrills and extraordinary views.

11/18/2014 04:44 AM
Explore an artist's 'Paradise'
More than a dozen years after the death of folk artist Howard Finster, his inspired, ecclectic "Paradise Garden" is getting an update.

02/06/2014 07:02 AM
Never a typical night for police
Officer Jeanet Franklin works the shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Atlanta's airport, where there's never a dull moment.

02/06/2014 07:02 AM
A K-9 officer's duty
TSA canine handler Quatian Allen and her companion officer, Zera, scratch and sniff their way to a secure airport.

02/07/2012 09:32 AM
Virgin Islands
The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.

03/24/2014 06:35 AM
Kevin Kane's love affair with Ireland began in 2000, when he and his then-fiancee piggybacked on a trip with his brothers and their wives.

08/27/2012 10:56 AM
Nice, France
Nice, France, draws celebrities and tourists from all over the world -- for good reason. Check out iReporters' snapshots to see why.

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USATODAY - Travel Top Stories

12/15/2014 03:21 PM
'Tis the season: Holiday festivities to make you merry
These holiday celebrations reflect their local cities, so come join in the festive fun!

12/18/2014 05:02 AM
Eight things to pack extra for your vacation rental
Rentals usually come with an array of extras, but you'll still need to bring some key items.

12/18/2014 10:50 AM
What normalizing relations with Cuba means for travelers
Today's announcement doesn't mean Americans will be able to head to Havana for Spring Break.

12/18/2014 05:02 AM
Holiday eats! Gingerbread, eggnog, latkes and more
Find seasonal food and travel inspiration on Experience Food and Wine.

12/17/2014 09:22 AM
Best new airport amenities in 2014
From ride-sharing to yoga rooms, these amenities made flying a little easier this year.

12/16/2014 03:35 PM
2014's most popular destinations, according to Facebook
Here's where Facebook users were checking into around the USA this year.

12/17/2014 04:41 PM
10 gifts for skiiers and snowboarders this season
Buy your favorite skiier or snowboarder something nice this holiday season.

12/16/2014 09:04 AM
A taste of Christmas markets around the world
Christmas markets offer festive fare sure to satisfy your appetite for holiday cheer.

12/16/2014 10:54 AM
Ask the Captain: Why must we wait for connecting passengers?
Readers want to know why one connecting passenger can delay an otherwise full plane.

12/17/2014 07:47 AM
Eight charming ski chalets around the world
These hotels are charming and warm, making them great spots to call home for a ski weekend.

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USATODAY - Today In the Sky

12/18/2014 02:06 AM
MSP to reconfigure security checkpoints in $18M makeover
The improvements are expected to be complete in March 2016.

12/17/2014 05:37 AM
Dramatic video shows turbulence rocking AA flight
Five people onboard American Airlines Flight 280 were hospitalized for minor injuries.

12/17/2014 01:27 AM
In case you missed it … top aviation stories
Here are our five most-shared Today in the Sky posts from last week as measured by

12/17/2014 12:35 AM
Bag workers picket Southwest Air over flight delays
Workers say increased flights are causing unprecedented delays and overworked employees.

12/17/2014 02:34 AM
EVA Air to fly Hello Kitty Boeing 777s from Houston
The Taiwanese carrier is just the latest airline to add Houston to its route map.

12/15/2014 08:23 PM
As oil sinks, Schumer seeks federal probe of airfares
Airlines counter by saying that should be treated like other U.S. businesses.

12/16/2014 04:36 AM
Turbulence hospitalizes 5 on AA flight from Korea to Texas
American Airlines flight from Seoul to Dallas/Fort Worth diverted to Tokyo.

12/16/2014 02:07 AM
Korean Air to be sanctioned for 'nut rage' cover-up
Korean Air Lines will face sanctions for pressuring employees to lie in government probe.

12/15/2014 05:49 AM
Berlin's new airport? It now won't open until late 2017
Berlin's airport fiasco has become an embarrassment for Germans.

12/15/2014 01:26 AM
More cuts: Is Memphis now just another city for Delta?
Delta de-hubbed Memphis in 2013 and has been retrenching there ever since.

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USATODAY - Hotels Top Stories

12/12/2014 01:15 PM
Photo tour: Vegas' new LINQ Hotel & Casino
Take an exclusive virtual tour of the brand new Caesars property, The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

12/17/2014 07:47 AM
Eight charming ski chalets around the world
These hotels are charming and warm, making them great spots to call home for a ski weekend.

12/15/2014 10:02 AM
Take a tour of hotels' holiday lobbies
At many hotels across the country, tinsel and Christmas trees just won't do.

12/09/2014 08:28 AM
Digital detox: Six unplugged vacations around the world
For your next vacation, consider going cold turkey by ditching all your techie tendencies.

12/08/2014 07:34 AM
Marriott debuts hotel brand for Millennials
The first AC Hotel by Marriott opens in New Orleans.

08/06/2014 06:07 AM
Send us your photos of hotel key cards
Key cards are the newest trend in souvenirs. Snap a photo of your favorite and tell us the story behind it.

12/08/2014 07:15 AM
Marriott goes after Millennials with new hotel chain

12/03/2014 07:45 AM
Six stunning English manor hotels
Emulate the "Downton Abbey" vibe by staying in the former manors and estates of the elite.

12/03/2014 06:02 AM
Six stunning English manor hotels

11/26/2014 05:02 AM
2014's best Black Friday, Cyber Monday hotel deals
Black Friday/Cyber Monday bring tons of deals. Snag your dream hotel stay for a bargain.

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USATODAY - Destinations Top Stories

12/18/2014 06:33 AM
Larkburger: Building a better burger, Colorado-style
With an emphasis on quality ingredients, the fast-food chain takes burgers to new heights.

12/15/2014 03:06 PM
Festival of Lights: Celebrate Hanukkah around the USA
Celebrate the holiday around the USA at these festive lightings and celebrations.

12/17/2014 04:28 PM
Las Vegas gets in the holiday spirit
Vegas restaurants and bars stir up holiday cocktails to get in the spirit of the season.

12/18/2014 10:50 AM
What normalizing relations with Cuba means for travelers
Today's announcement doesn't mean Americans will be able to head to Havana for Spring Break.

12/16/2014 03:35 PM
2014's most popular destinations, according to Facebook
Here's where Facebook users were checking into around the USA this year.

12/15/2014 03:51 PM
The new Meow Parlour: A purrfect place for cat lovers
The new Meow Parlour: A purrfect place for cat lovers

12/18/2014 04:18 PM
Extravagant holiday eats in Las Vegas
When it comes to the holidays, Vegas restaurants make a real effort to outdo themselves.

12/18/2014 12:56 PM
Perfect places for punch
Punch is the pre-cursor to modern cocktails, and these bars specialize in the concoctions.

12/18/2014 06:11 AM
Colorado's Larkburger hits fast-casual summit

12/18/2014 05:02 AM
Eight things to pack extra for your vacation rental
Rentals usually come with an array of extras, but you'll still need to bring some key items.

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Latest Travel News from the New York Times

NYT > Travel

12/18/2014 04:00 PM
In Transit Blog: Zipping Around Cape Town
The company SA Forest Adventures has opened a zip line course with bird’s-eye views of Cape Town.

12/18/2014 01:56 PM
Cuba’s Fans in Canada Anxiously Picture an Island Awash in Americans
Many Canadians were lamenting that the thaw between Havana and Washington meant Cuba might soon cease to be an oasis with hardly an American in sight.

12/18/2014 01:38 PM
Cultured Traveler: Thailand’s ‘Gong Highway’
Along this 21-mile stretch of road in the eastern corner of the country, the soundtrack is the echoing bong of instruments made there.

12/18/2014 01:14 PM
Update: How Travel to Cuba May Change
A Q. and A. on the effect of President Obama’s order to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

12/18/2014 11:56 AM
T Magazine: In Tbilisi, Georgia, an Experimental Fashion Scene Emerges
An internationally oriented design community, with influences from East and West, is springing up in the capital.

12/18/2014 11:54 AM
In Transit Blog: Wine Classes on the Dark Sea
Cruise lines are focusing on wine with lectures, tastings and workshops.

12/18/2014 09:27 AM
Next Stop: In Winnipeg, a Skating Rink That Doubles as a Sculpture Park
A skating trail along a frozen river in the Canadian city is home to inventive installations called “warming huts.”

12/18/2014 08:03 AM
More New York City Parks Become Retailers
The High Line, Bryant Park and Central Park are selling branded items as never before, to raise money, appeal to donors and recruit donors.

12/18/2014 07:48 AM
Places to Go: A Look Back
Our 10th annual Places to Go list will go live in January. In the meantime, check out some of our top picks from previous years.

12/17/2014 06:26 PM
Machine Learning: Improving In-Flight Wi-Fi and Streaming From Virgin America, JetBlue and More
These services let you use your own mobile devices to either stream free content like TV, music or games, or to rent movies and TV without having to pay for a Wi-Fi plan.

12/17/2014 04:28 PM
First Person: For a City Dweller, Shock Immersion Into Small-Town Life
The neighborly vibe of a Long Island village rubbed off on a New Yorker, who cherished his relative anonymity of apartment living.

12/17/2014 02:27 PM
Heads Up: Down the Hobbit Hole in Switzerland
Tolkien fans can visit the world’s first Middle-earth museum, about an hour from Zurich, as long as they can stoop.

12/17/2014 02:01 PM
International Real Estate: Real Estate in Montpellier, France
Montpellier, one of France’s fastest-growing urban centers, has become known as a hotbed for design and architecture.

12/17/2014 01:36 PM
Footsteps: The Teen Streets of John Hughes’s Chicago
The filmmaker’s adopted hometown was brought to life in classics like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club.”

12/17/2014 01:35 PM
13 Chicago Locations From John Hughes Movies
A tour of the city for travelers wanting to follow in the footsteps of Ferris Bueller and other classic Hughes characters.

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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.

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Latest Travel Tips from ESL

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...
Catriona Robertson -- 2013-06-14 16:24
In the current economic climate a holiday can take its toll on your purse strings and leave you longing for your next pay day with fervent vigour. But it really doesn’t have to be this way. There are plenty of bargains to be had if you know where to look for them and how to tweak them to your circ...
Tom Brown -- 2012-10-06 14:17
Being single does not need to hold you back from going on an exciting holiday. Adventure tours for singles, which range from several days to several weeks in duration, are geared toward people who love sightseeing and meeting new friends. Learn more about the three main benefits of these trips. Grou...
Paul Symonds -- 2012-06-23 15:27
Even if you are a teacher and spending the whole year abroad, there are certain travel insurance policies which cover this type of scenario, an example now being the gap year policies many companies now offer. Other types of policy might also be useable but do be sure to check the fine print on the ...

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