Travel

(CNN) — Below, the rushing Ganges River cuts through an open canyon and green trees blanket the hillsides. Amid the Himalayan scenery, a slow countdown cuts through the silence. “3, 2, 1 …” We’re standing at the edge of Jumpin Heights in northern India’s Uttarakhand. It’s said to be the highest permanent bungee platform in
0 Comments
(CNN) — After 10 years in the wilderness — if a premium airline that flies direct to more than 60 destinations can truly experience a wilderness — Singapore Airlines is back on top. The Asian carrier was named Airline of the Year at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline awards, an honor it last held in
0 Comments
(CNN) — Aphrodite’s Rock jutting from the Mediterranean Sea along the coast of Paphos is probably the most iconic view in Cyprus. According to legend, this is where the goddess of love and beauty was born, before floating to shore on a clamshell. The sea stack is one of many outstanding natural attractions in the
0 Comments
Madrid (CNN) — Planning a trip to the holiday island of Mallorca, Spain? Better pack something a little less revealing. Authorities in the island’s capital, Palma, are mounting a war on what they call “the tourism of excesses,” cracking down on public nudity, drinking, sex acts and anti-social behavior. Their weapon is a new list
0 Comments
Editor’s Note — Peter Gall is Teaching Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) — The national security
0 Comments
(CNN) — The policewoman switches on her patrol car siren and says “Let’s go.” A mechanical fault on my bicycle hardly seems justification for a police escort through downtown Chihshang to find a repair store. But Cycle Route No. 1 — a two-wheeled circumnavigation around the island of Taiwan — is not to be taken
0 Comments
(CNN) — Do not adjust your screen settings: the crazily vibrant colors of this lake in Australia are all natural. A rare flood has transformed the country’s Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre from an arid salty basin to a spectacular, watery oasis — a striking spectrum of colors, from aquamarine blue to rose pink and bright white.
0 Comments
(CNN) — Ancient sites that have survived centuries, or even millennia, haven’t fared so well in the 21st century. The destruction at Palmyra in Syria, the Buddhas at Bamiyan in Afghanistan and Nimrud’s ruins outside Mosul in Iraq show how precarious the future can be. Here are 23 best ancient cities you can visit —
0 Comments
(CNN) — A land of magnificent cities and majestic castles, Slovakia is one of European’s most spectacular countries, even though many people outside the region might struggle to place it on a map. Often overlooked by tourists, this modest-sized destination is more sedate than the neighboring Czech Republic, but equally rich in architectural grandeur. Slovakia
0 Comments
(CNN) — Want to spend an afternoon following in the footsteps of Beyoncé and Jay Z? In the striking video, filmed on location in the Paris museum, celebrated works of art including the “Mona Lisa” form the backdrop of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s first musical collaboration as The Carters. The video — which has had more
0 Comments