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With the aquarium closed to humans, penguins take opportunity to explore and visit other animals

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:49:27 GMT

The penguins at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago are usually the ones being looked at, since they are one of the most beloved attractions. But Sunday, they were able to get a taste of what it's like on the other side of the glass.


Airbnb announces plan to offer free housing to coronavirus responders

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 13:00:04 GMT

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people all over the globe, Airbnb has stepped up with a plan to offer free or subsidized housing to people working on the disease's front lines, namely health care professionals, emergency workers and relief personnel.


A flight was held just before takeoff as a passenger was told they were exposed to coronavirus

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:07:01 GMT

A Delta airlines flight was held before takeoff Monday in New York after a passenger said they were exposed to someone who had tested positive for coronavirus, a person involved with airport operations told CNN.


New Zealand's most famous tree, 'That Wanaka Tree,' vandalized

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:45:06 GMT

New Zealand's most famous tree has been the victim of bad visitor behavior.


Great Wall of China's Badaling section reopens to visitors

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:52:35 GMT

A small section of the Great Wall of China has reopened to visitors as of March 24, a sign that life in China is slowly returning to normal following the coronavirus epidemic.


'I'm angry at the virus': Tokyo's famous sushi scene crippled by outbreak

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:59:46 GMT

Shortly after dawn, Hideki Sugiura moves swiftly through the narrow aisles of Tokyo's Toyosu Market.


Theater turns parking lot into free drive-in performance

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:06:01 GMT

A small theater in Texas gave its community free drive-in performances from their parking lot before stay-at-home orders went into effect.


Virus frees elephants from tourist rides

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:40:08 GMT

Elephants forced to perform tricks and carry tourists in the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, Thailand are to be liberated from their controversial work as a consequence of the coronavirus, the park's owner says.


I caught the last flight to propose to my girlfriend on the other side of the world

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:38:17 GMT

Stay in Cairo with family or catch the last flight to Canada to be with my love. I needed to decide quickly but feared that traveling during this pandemic was the equivalent of suicide, or worse, murder.


India's Taj Mahal closes amid coronavirus concerns

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 06:33:14 GMT

The Taj Mahal in India has joined the list of attractions around the world that are closing their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Wuhan's beautiful cherry blossoms captured in stunning drone footage

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:17:14 GMT

Though mainly associated with Japan, cherry blossom season is a widely anticipated event in cities around the world, a sign that spring has arrived, an opportunity for people to get out and enjoy nature's unrivaled beauty.


World's most expensive cities to live in

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 02:32:53 GMT

The global economic landscape could be very different this time next year, but 2020's most expensive cities have been revealed -- and the number one spot belongs not to one single city, but to three destinations.


Zookeeper's dance routine goes viral

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:37:58 GMT

A zookeeper took a break from his duties to offer a dance for the Melbourne Zoo's webcam viewers. Livecam platforms like Zoos Victoria and Explore.org are now seeing a boost in popularity.


Virus creates world's longest passenger flight

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:17:07 GMT

The aviation industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with travelers across the world dealing with canceled flights and travel bans as they scramble to get home.


5 reasons to Insta love Maldives

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:51 GMT

Looking for tranquility, peace, pristine beaches, water sports and fantastic cuisine? Maldives ticks all those boxes -- and many more.


As governments limit non-essential travel, what becomes essential?

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 11:56:13 GMT

Freedom of movement at the world's longest land border diminished on Wednesday when President Donald Trump announced restrictions on travel between the United States and Canada.


Tourists being kept under coronavirus quarantine at luxury Maldives resort

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:38:38 GMT

While there's no doubt that having your vacation interrupted by a fast-spreading virus that's infected more than 108,000 globally and killed more than 3,800 is a major inconvenience, there are surely worse places to be confined than a luxury Maldives resort.



A pilot wrote a coronavirus message in the sky -- 'Stay Home'

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:20:41 GMT

A pilot did some digital skywriting in the skies over Austria to remind people not to go out during the coronavirus pandemic.


Must-see destinations in New Zealand

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 02:27:25 GMT

An insider's guide to New Zealand's most beautiful destinations, including some off-the-beaten track gems.


How to know if you should still travel during coronavirus

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 16:35:16 GMT

CNN's Anna Stewart walks through the thinking you'll need to go through before you decide if you should continue with your travel plans in light of coronavirus.


Luxury hotel launches Covid-19 guest package

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:34:18 GMT

The modern, luxury apartments in Switzerland don't have a mini-bar -- they have a big bar.


Hotels in Niagara Falls are lighting up with hearts in solidarity with communities affected by coronavirus

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:39:12 GMT

Hotels in Niagara Falls are standing in solidarity with communities battling the coronavirus pandemic by creating what Canada's tourism officials are calling the "Niagara Heart of Hope."


Stained glass 'prayer windows' for planes

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:03:38 GMT

There isn't a big market for travel accessories right now, but a new concept by product designer Danielle Baskin seems perfectly suited to this time of refuge and reflection.


How forgers fooled the Bible museum with fake Dead Sea Scroll fragments

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 01:16:40 GMT

Last year, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, said five of its most valuable artifacts -- once thought to be part of the historic Dead Sea Scrolls -- were fake.


Is this the world's best Indian restaurant?

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 01:58:39 GMT

On Asia's 50 best restaurants list, updated annually, most of the top spots are usually awarded to upscale restaurants in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.


For the first time ever, travelers can join an expedition to the deepest spot in the oceans

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 02:49:17 GMT

Once upon a time, reaching the highest peak on Earth was considered a feat achievable only by a select few.


A tour of Egypt's White Desert

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:12:59 GMT


Hundreds of trekkers stranded on Nepal's mountain trails after coronavirus lockdown

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:25:12 GMT

Hundreds of trekkers are stranded on high-altitude trekking trails across Nepal due to a nationwide lockdown designed to contain the coronavirus spread.


Restaurant creates coronavirus-themed burger

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:29:25 GMT

Among global efforts to offer some light relief to the current crisis, bakers and chefs have been producing coronavirus-related dishes that are hopefully a lot tastier than the epidemic which has inspired them.