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Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — With more than 200 islands, stretches of quiet beaches and nearly eternal sunshine, Abu Dhabi has plenty to offer water lovers. Families
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St Kitts, West Indies (CNN) — “If your name is James, you go by Jim. If your name is Christopher, you go by Kit.” That’s how calypso singer Socrates explains the name of his island, St. Kitts. Technically, the island’s proper name is St. Christopher. But many tourists who arrive are confused, thinking they might
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(CNN) — Ever been in an airplane that’s landed sideways? Probably not given that it’s a very tricky maneuver to pull off. That didn’t stop a TUI Boeing 757-200 make an incredible dramatic landing at Bristol Airport, in the UK, last week. Storm Callum brought challenging high winds and stormy weather to parts of Britain
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(CNN) — Since its inauguration on October 20, 1973, the iconic Sydney Opera House has been the centerpiece of the Sydney Harbour, drawing some 8.2 million visitors every year. But there’s much more to Australia’s top tourist attraction than just a show-stopping facade. From its complicated construction to popular bars and restaurants, this UNESCO World
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(CNN) — Spring has already sprung — at least for certain confused cherry trees in Japan. The famed “sakura,” or cherry blossoms, have been regarded as a herald of spring for thousands of years — and the industry that springs up around “hanami” — cherry blossom viewing — each year is worth millions. But this
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(CNN) — Unlike just 25 years ago, it’s now hard to find someone who hasn’t been on a plane. It’s a unique experience that human beings didn’t engage in, in significant numbers, until quite recently. So it’s no wonder it does some strange and unexpected things to us, including bringing us to tears. The reporting
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(CNN) — Ever dreamed of owning a fairy-tale castle in the French countryside? Now you can — and it’ll set you back a mere $58. A crowdfunding project to restore the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay, in the Deux-Sevres region of western France, is offering shares in the crumbling landmark in exchange for funds to
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(CNN) — India might just be the most colorful country on Earth. It’s a land of otherworldly landscapes for travel — from stunning lakes and endless rolling plains to the snow-capped Himalayas in the north. It’s also home to wild festivals, romantic mausoleums and some of the most hectic cities in the world. To get
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