(CNN) — Don’t call it a fanny pack! It’s been here for years. Once the object of ridicule, the fanny pack is an accessory most self-appointed stylish humans wouldn’t be caught dead in (it was reserved for the sock-and-sandal travel set). Yet slowly but surely, the purse-like accessory began appearing at fashion shows, on street-style
(CNN) — This is the era of the glass and steel airport. As if made from the same mold, shiny, glittering terminals have become a status symbol for any city with aspirations. But all of this is a world away from the remoteness of Russia’s Arctic regions and the Siberian wilderness. Here you’ll discover an
(CNN) — It’s going to be a very tough week for travel as Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast of the United States. The powerful storm is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday, and nearly 1.5 million people are under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
(CNN) — Sometimes, the Algarve gets a bad rap. After six decades as a prime package-tour destination, it’s perhaps no surprise that sun-drenched southern coast of Portugal can trigger a sniffy reaction from travel snobs. Yet it’s wrong to write off the Algarve. If you travel to the western extremities of the 125-mile coastline, you’ll
(CNN) — Most book lovers have wistfully imagined taking a vacation in a fictional place from one of their favorite novels. It’s a notion that’s been brought to life in a series of imaginative, hand-illustrated travel posters that advertise destinations from some of the most popular books ever written as holiday spots. The posters, which
(CNN) — China’s latest import is snow. From Dubai. Well, not quite. Dubai-based retail giant Majid Al Futtaim — the company behind Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski slope — has announced it is helping develop what it claims will be the world’s largest indoor snow and ski resort. The company says the
(CNN) — Leave your boarding pass in your bag and smile. Some day, boarding passes will be replaced for airplane passengers by something that can’t be lost, forgotten or crumpled in the bottom of a travel carry-on: the passenger’s own face. Airport and federal officials this week showed off biometric facial recognition technology designed to
(CNN) — The prospect of a flying taxi that lifts you over the traffic and speeds you to your destination is an enticing one — but are we any nearer to it becoming a reality? A recent breakthrough by a UK-based company, which has built and flown a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft,
(CNN) — August 2003. Noel Taxin, 33, pulled up at Salt Lake City International Airport and grabbed her bags from the car. Out of the corner of her eye, she spotted a man kissing a girl goodbye. “I thought, ‘Oh he’s cute,’ ” she remembers, but he was a stranger and clearly in a relationship,
(CNN) — Those hoping their favorite global city will be a bit less crowded the next time they visit are in for a disappointment. Global tourist arrivals grew 6.8% in 2017, hitting 1.32 billion. That’s 84 million more travelers than the previous year, the highest increase since the 2009 global economic crisis hit. Though this
(CNN) — Designing aircraft is probably the best job in the world,” says Paul Priestman of London-based design consultancy PriestmanGoode, grinning ear to ear. “It’s brilliant.” “I don’t think people really understand the amount of thinking that goes into the interior of aircraft,” admits Priestman. From leg room to seat depth to storage bin location
Their plane was diverted to the regional airport in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Thursday due to severe thunderstorms that impacted the northern part of the state, and 159 frustrated passengers were facing the prospect of being stuck there until morning. Trying to ease their inconvenience, the plane’s captain, Jeff Raines, called the local Papa John’s
(CNN) — Creaky wooden floors, teak antiques, afternoon tea, marble staircases. There’s just something magical about a hotel with some history. From Yangon to Hong Kong, many of Asia’s most beautiful heritage hotels emerged during the 19th and early 20th centuries. France and Britain still lorded over several colonies and the Suez Canal — a
(CNN) — Mikey Lythcott has friends all over the world. That’s mostly due to the fact he’s been all over the world. There are postcards and the occasional letter, but Lythcott mostly keeps his friends up to date on his world travels via social media. When a scooter wreck sent Lythcott and a traveling companion
(CNN) — What’s the most germ-filled spot in an airport? The bathrooms? Those crowded waiting areas? The passport checking counter? Surprisingly, none of the above. A new study from a team of experts from the UK’s University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, published in the BMC Infectious Diseases journal,
The weather is beginning to moderate from the extremes of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern. You may find some hotels starting to lower prices from the high season. And crowds are starting to thin out. If you can arrange the time off, this month has much to offer the traveler.