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(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.
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(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 —
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(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
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(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
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(CNN) — Picture the scene: you’re driving through the arid American desert. There’s been nothing around for miles. Suddenly, up ahead, you spot a gigantic concrete arrow. No, you’re not hallucinating as you travel. These enigmatic structures are dotted across the length and breadth of the United States — they were built in the late
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(CNN) — Recently-unearthed fossils in Argentina suggest that giant dinosaurs roamed the Earth some 30 million years earlier than scientists had previously thought. Researchers named it “Ingentia prima,” from the Latin words huge and first. Early Triassic sauropodomorphs were small and ran on two legs. Ingentia prima was about three times bigger and traveled on
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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (CNN) — Wriggling puppies dart here and there on blindingly bright sand against a backdrop of almost impossibly turquoise water. The combination is almost too much. Almost. Puppies and paradise. Pure bliss. And it’s tourists who are walking these ambassadors of cuteness along Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, the Turks and
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(CNN) — Travelers tend to visit Italy for its food, history, landscape and culture rather than its beaches. Sometimes, like in the Puglia region down in the country’s heel, all three come together magically. With the port of Bari as its capital, Puglia lies between the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea and has more than
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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) — Tourism to Colombia has grown exponentially, with thousands more people flocking to the South American destination in recent years after decades of
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Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Air travelers, get ready for a new wide-body airliner that could be pulling up to your airport gate soon. The Airbus A330-900neo has wrapped up “route proving flights” in the United States, showing off its new engines, a wing redesign and a reimagined cabin. On Friday the jet flew from Chicago
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(CNN) — You might think circling the globe by airplane is no big deal anymore. But you’d be wrong. Surprisingly, circumnavigating the world via the North Pole to the South Pole in an airliner is a feat accomplished only three times. Why? Because it’s a Very. Long. Ride. Even with stops to refuel, flying across
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(CNN) — “Goodbye, Kai Tak, and thank you.” On July 6, 1998, the city’s main air hub closed its doors, moving services to the bigger and swankier new Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. The 20-year-old “new” airport has pulled off numerous achievements — it’s frequently named one of the top five airports
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