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(CNN) — An airplane cabin’s not a great place for indulging in “me-time” — after all, you’re crammed into a small space with a lot of strangers — but you hope you can eat, sleep and relax en route to your destination without fear of being watched. We’re not talking about voyeuristic fellow passengers, but
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(CNN) — Last month, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner hitched a ride on a powerful jet stream and flew from Los Angeles to London in a record-setting nine hours and 13 minutes, hitting 801 miles per hour as it flew over Pennsylvania. Record-setting, perhaps, but for a subsonic airliner. Half a century ago, the
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(CNN) — We love to write about food and drink. We love to celebrate the good stuff and lambaste the bad. This is our take on some of the best food cultures and destinations, but of course it’s subjective. It’s time to find out once and for all, which cuisine is king as you plan
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(CNN) — When the powerful waters of Niagara Falls appeared to freeze over a few weeks ago in January, it both dazzled and mystified the Internet. This beautiful wintry phenomenon attracts major attention even though it seems to happen every other year. Each time, science-minded reporters and officials love to point out that Niagara Falls
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(CNN) — Dubbed an engineering marvel, China’s highly anticipated Raffles City Chongqing project is nearly complete. Devised by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, it measures a staggering 1.12-million-square-meters and consists of a collection of eight towers and a gigantic connecting skybridge — which is being called a “horizontal skyscraper.” The 250-meter-long skybridge, named Crystal, is said
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Hadrian’s Wall, a 73-mile stone frontier barrier stretching across northern England, was completed in A.D. 128 for the Emperor Hadrian. In A.D. 207, the army conducted repairs at Gelt Woods in Cumbria, where they etched words and drawings into a sandstone quarry. The inscriptions, known as “The Written Rock of Gelt,” were rediscovered in the
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Editor’s Note — Warning, the embedded video contains offensive language (CNN) — Pilots are trained for landing in all kinds of weather conditions, but as a new video of an airplane buffeted by high winds revealed, they also know when to admit defeat. The video shows a British Airways flight that was forced to divert
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(CNN) — Flying economy has never been glamorous, but these streamlined new seats might make those cheap tickets a bit more alluring. British design company LAYER has devised a prototype seat, designed for use in Airbus economy cabins on short to mid-haul flights, that promises to deliver heightened comfort levels. Dubbed “Move,” this concept seat
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(CNN) — Fear of flying is far from unusual, but I struggle with the lesser-known fear of flying logistics. It’s common knowledge among wheelchair users that there’s more to successful completion of a safe, comfortable flight than taking off smoothly and reaching a destination without incident. As a wheelchair user who frequently travels for both
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Aomori City, Japan (CNN) — Twenty-one feet of snow — enough to bury a two-story house. And then some. That’s how much snow fell last year in Aomori City, in the northern Tohoku region of Japan. But it was just another winter in this coastal city that’s home to nearly 300,000 people. Every year, this
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