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(CNN) — When Skirmantas Strimaitis booked a one-way ticket to northern Italy he never imagined he’d be the only passenger on board. But the Lithuanian national, who was flying from Vilnius to Bergamo for a skiing trip on March 16, was in for a shock when he discovered he had the entire Boeing 737-800 to
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Hamburg, Germany (CNN) — Would you sleep in an airplane’s windowless cargo cabin? A panel of aircraft interior experts judged more than 100 entries from 22 countries with aim of recognizing new ideas that could be implemented very soon in airplanes worldwide. Innovation and exploration Could you sleep in the cargo cabin? Airbus thinks so.
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(CNN) — With its dramatic volcanic landscape, whitewashed cottages and blue-domed churches, the picturesque Greek island of Santorini is never short of tourists. Many arrive by boat before making their way up hundreds of steep steps to the island’s main town, with donkeys available to carry those who can’t or don’t want to walk. But
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Hamburg, Germany (CNN) — Perched on a bicycle-like seat, my back’s pushed upright and my legs just about fit in the space in front of me. Ready for takeoff? First things first: Gaetano Perugini, engineering adviser at Aviointeriors, is keen to stress that the concept’s not about creating “cattle class” and cramming in as many
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(CNN) — Wildlife fans planning to visit Komodo Island to hang out with the largest lizards on Earth in 2020 will have to adjust their Indonesia travel plans. According to local media, government officials are closing the popular island to tourists for one year. A report by Indonesia’s Tempo newspaper quotes provincial administration spokesman Marius
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(CNN) — Transforming the more than 130-year-old Cadogan Hotel, in the heart of London’s posh Chelsea neighborhood, into a world-class luxury address took four years and $50 million. The ambitious renovation was finally realized on February 28 when the property opened its doors as the Belmond Cadogan Hotel. And with the reopening, the hotel’s storied
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(CNN) — How low can you? When the world’s deepest pool opens in Poland later this year, complete with underwater caves and overhangs, you’ll be able to go as low as 45 meters (148 feet). An ideal training spot for professional scuba divers, the Deepspot pool will hold 8,000 cubic meters of water — 27
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Stephan Mantler, a mountain guide and owner of Icelandic tour company Hafjall, captured the whole ordeal on camera. Tourists were admiring the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier in Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland. This area is only accessible with a trained mountaineer, according to Mantler. Mantler said he could hear the cracking from the far-off glacier, which
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New York (CNN) — We may never know who threw the first brick outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in the wee hours of June 28, 1969. Was it a young white man from the Midwest (as suggested in “Stonewall,” a 2015 film that prompted boycott petitions launched by the
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(CNN) — From the moment you arrive at Houtong Village in northern Taiwan, you’ll have no trouble knowing who the real stars are. There’s a cat-shaped bridge, pet food bowls on the side of the walkways, street signs with cat motifs, cat-themed cafes and, of course, furry feline friends roaming freely everywhere. The fall and
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(CNN) — San Francisco, California, is small by urban standards, a compact swath of rambunctious hills, windswept bays and rainbow-colored Victorian homes. But it’s seen enough upheaval for a town twice its size. It’s a city born of opportunity and reborn of disaster. It’s seen booms and busts both analog and digital. And it’s been
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Timeline:1924 – The Society for Human Rights is founded by Henry Gerber in Chicago. It is the first documented gay rights organization. 1950 – The Mattachine Society is formed by activist Harry Hay and is one of the first sustained gay rights groups in the United States. The Society focuses on social acceptance and other
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(CNN) — A group of revelers throw colorful powders over each other during celebrations for the ancient Hindu festival of Holi in Mathura, India. The Chicago River flows green after being dyed for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Chicago, Illinois. Hordes of visitors take park in the “inaugural walk” for the Vessel, a new landmark
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(CNN) — From a multiday trek tracing the routes of a Japanese poet, to a classic clamber in the Argentinian Lake District, here are 23 of the best hiking trails in the world. Walking boots and waterproof coats at the ready. 1. Pennine Way, United Kingdom Pennine Way — the first official long distance trail
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Nara, Japan (CNN) — Just a 45-minute train ride south of Kyoto lies the famous Nara Park, home to over 1,000 sacred deer who have learned to bow for treats. The free-roaming animals are officially designated as a national natural treasure. Though they are considered messengers of the gods in the traditional Shinto religion, lately
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(CNN) — For travelers waiting in a Transportation Security Administration security line at a US airport, there might as well be a record playing on repeat: “Laptops and tablets out of your bags. Remove all liquids and place them in the bin.” Dutiful travelers wait their turn, and upon making it to the other side,
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(CNN) — A British invasion and a Jumbo Jet anniversary tribute are both generating buzz around this year’s North American air show season. For the first time in more than a decade, the UK’s legendary Royal Air Force fighter jet performance team, the Red Arrows, are touring the USA and Canada. Known as “The Reds”
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