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(CNN) — Stretching from the amber beaches of the Baltic Sea to the breathtaking peaks of the High Tatra mountains, Poland is as expansive as it is beautiful. The central European nation has an impressive selection of fantastic places any traveler would be happy to discover. With a rich history, welcoming national attitudes, mind-blowingly delicious
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(CNN) — If a reservation feels like the best thing you could make for Thanksgiving dinner, you’re not alone. According to the National Restaurant Association, about 10% of Americans opt to dine out for the biggest meal of the year. The top reasons? Convenience and the chance to enjoy family freed from hours of cooking.
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(CNN) — Mention Panama and most people will probably think about its eponymous canal. Maybe they’ll be reminded of 1980s dictator Manuel Noriega. Perhaps the more recent scandal of the Panama Papers leak of financial documents. Or even wide-brimmed Panama straw hats (even though they originate from Ecuador). But the southernmost Central American country’s true
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(CNN) — On a bad day you might lose your wallet or keys, but it’s a lot harder to lose an entire islet. However the Japan Coast Guard is currently planning a search mission after an uninhabited islet called Esanbehanakitakojima seemingly disappeared off the northern coast of the country. The small outcrop was previously found
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(CNN) — The Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrates and honors deceased loved ones through a variety of different traditions: altars with photographs, sprays of orange marigolds, revelers with faces painted with intricate makeup, a slew of parades and parties, representations of human skeletons and skulls (calacas and calaveras)
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(CNN) — Passengers at some European airports will soon be questioned by artificial intelligence-powered lie detectors at border checkpoints, as a European Union trial of the technology is set to begin. Fliers will be asked a series of travel-related questions by a virtual border guard avatar, and artificial intelligence will monitor their faces to assess
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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) — “This fire has burned 4,000 years and never stopped,” says Aliyeva Rahila. “Even the rain coming here, snow, wind
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(CNN) — It’s ambitious, award-winning and already hit with controversies. Istanbul’s new airport was officially inaugurated Monday — although it won’t be fully functioning til the end of the year. Why the rush if it’s not quite ready? Well there’s symbolic significance: October 29 marks the 95th anniversary of Turkey establishing itself as a republic.
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(CNN) — No one needs help finding a beautiful beach in Mauritius, but there’s tons to explore away from the water as well. For a small nation, Mauritius overflows with scenic hikes through the mountains, holy pilgrimage sites, amazing food and historic areas that trace the island’s globe-spanning history. Underwater waterfall Just off the coast
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(CNN) — Flights from Africa to across the globe are expanding more than ever thanks to more competition in the airline industry, with the latest milestone being the first direct flight from East Africa to the US completed on Monday. Passengers on Kenya Airways’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner took the historic 15-hour flight from Nairobi’s Jomo
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