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(CNN) — The first full-size Hyperloop capsule designed to carry passengers at 1,000 kilometers per hour (620 mph) was unveiled Tuesday, offering a glimpse at what could be the future of travel. Hyperloop is the mega-fast, cutting edge transport technology first envisaged by controversial business magnate Elon Musk. It’s designed to transport people through low-pressure
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(CNN) — Travelers hoping to visit Thailand’s famous “Maya Bay” are going to have to wait a while longer to take in its creamy white shores and towering limestone cliffs. The popular day-trip destination was due to re-open this month following a temporary tourist ban. But on Tuesday, Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and
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(CNN) — Los Angeles International Airport, better known as LAX, has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags. But wait: That doesn’t mean you can toke up at the airport. Pot is legal in several US states, but not on the federal level,
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(CNN) — At 120 years old, the Star Ferry is Hong Kong’s oldest form of public transport. The company’s green and white boats have become an iconic part of the cityscape, offering passengers unobstructed panoramic views of the famed Hong Kong skyline. “It’s an experience comparable to the Eiffel Tower, or the Sydney Harbour Bridge,”
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(CNN) — Despite the powder-soft sand and seawater that runs a dozen shades of blue, Diani Beach on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast always has you looking skyward. At the black-and-white colobus monkeys swinging through the trees and scampering over the roofs of the seaside villas. At the skydivers and kitesurfers hovering high above the strand.
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(CNN) — National parks are important. They’re home to irreplaceable ecosystems, cultural sites and extraordinary wildlife. The study revealed that temperatures across the country’s 417 protected areas have increased by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, double the amount compared to the rest of the country. While both temperatures and aridity went up, precipitation rates have drastically gone
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Athens (CNN) — A decade ago, the streets of Athens were in tumult. Protests raged amid clouds of tear gas as the European financial crisis pushed Greece to the brink of financial collapse. Today, the city’s cafes are bustling with cheerful and lively conversation, its art scene is thriving and people seem happy. Happy because
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(CNN) — London’s status as a world aviation hub extends far beyond Heathrow. The UK’s capital is served by six airports, some stretching the geographical definition of London to the limit. Whether you’re arriving on a budget flight into Luton or taking a long-haul trip out of Gatwick, our airport travel guide for London will
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Editor’s Note — Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — A place for cleansing and contemplation, for relaxation and conversation. Azerbaijan‘s old hammam culture may have waned in recent
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(CNN) — The planet’s most recognizable jetliner celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. The first Boeing 747 was rolled out in Seattle on September 30, 1968. Its maiden flight was in February 1969 and it entered service with the fondly remembered airline Pan American World Airways in January 1970. It’s been a passenger favorite ever
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Aboard the Amtrak Crescent (CNN) — Enthusiasm. It’s not terribly widespread among the traveling masses gearing up for the getting-there part of their journey. Yet it’s a little after 8 a.m. on a Saturday, and travelers gathered at the Atlanta Amtrak station are eager — excited even — about starting their trip. The people arriving
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(CNN) — Just when every coffee place in whole wide world was beginning to look like an identikit Williamsburg hipster joint, along comes something very different. YND239-20 is a quirky cafe that’s delighting visitors to Seoul, South Korea, thanks to its super cute cartoon decor. Stepping into YND239-20 feels like entering the black-and-white world of
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An Instagram user has uploaded video that shows a seal swimming up from the depths, armed with an octopus, which it flings across the face of an unsuspecting kayaker. Geo-tagged off the coast of Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island, paddler Kyle Mulinder, along with a number of other kayakers, is seen on the footage
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