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(CNN) — Indiana may have been the 19th state to enter the United States, but it took until 2019 for the Hoosier State to get its first national park. A 15,000-acre area in northwestern Indiana along the shore of Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Park is now the country’s 61st national park. It’s about 50
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(CNN) — Thanks in part to its serpentine shape and lengthy coastline, Vietnam is home to wildly diverse landscapes. As you travel around the Southeast Asian country, you’ll be surrounded by photogenic scenery — from lush rice terraces in northern Sapa to the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc. Vietnam’s architecture is particularly notable, too.
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(CNN) — Brazil is South America’s largest country, and it’s full of natural and man-made wonders. Porto de Galinhas is often nominated as one of the most scenic beaches in Brazil, while the island of Fernando de Noronha is a sea turtle and spinner dolphin sanctuary with some of the best diving and surfing in
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(CNN) — From its integral role in the world’s first moon landing 50 years ago this July to a new lineup of appealing options in the arts and culinary scenes, Houston has never been more ripe for exploration. It wins in the aesthetics department, too: The much-photographed skyline is dotted with skyscrapers in architectural styles
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(CNN) — It’s almost here. One of the aviation world’s most hotly anticipated planes, the Airbus Beluga XL, has just completed a key round of testing at Hawarden Airport in Wales, ahead of entering service later this year. At a time when jumbo passenger airliners such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are on
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(CNN) — A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 — the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known — is an incredible sight whether on land or in the air. Such gravity-defying proportions combined with the genuinely enjoyable experience of flying in one have won it legions of admirers since
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(CNN) — Hundreds of protective marks designed to ward off evil spirits have been found scratched into the walls of an English cave system. The significance of the signs, which had previously been written off as graffiti, was noted by eagle-eyed visitors to Creswell Crags in the East Midlands, central England. “These witches’ marks were
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(CNN) — Freshwater lakes, peregrine falcons and a ruined monastery are some of the delights awaiting the buyer of an island off the west coast of Ireland — as long as they don’t mind living in a derelict cottage without running water or electricity. High Island, which rises 206 feet above sea level and slopes
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The pause lasted about a 30 minutes, Zaigham said. He could not tell CNN where the drone originated from. Dubai’s International Airport is the third-busiest in the world measured by total volume of traffic, according to Airports Council International. It welcomed some 88 million passengers in 2017, trailing only Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Beijing
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Currently administered by Seoul, the Dokdo Islands are located in the the East Sea, according to South Korea. Japan, however, calls the islands Takeshima and refers to their surrounding waters as the Sea of Japan. For years, the couple were the tiny islands’ only permanent residents, although other people, such as policeman, lighthouse operators and
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The Great Blue Hole is the world’s largest sinkhole, measuring an incredible 300 meters (984 feet) across and roughly 125 meters (410 feet) deep. The team also included Fabien Cousteau, grandson of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau — who put the Blue Hole on the map back in 1971. The group embarked on their odyssey in
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Editor’s Note — CNN’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. (CNN) — Like a moth to a flame, visitors to Dubai invariably swarm around the colossal fountain at the foot of the Burj Khalifa. It’s
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Rome is often touted as the place to go in Italy, which is well-deserved thanks to its rich history and mouthwatering food. But there are several other spots throughout the country that give travelers a look at Italy’s dynamic culture. To gear up for 2019, several travel-focused sites rounded up the best places to go
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Taipei, Taiwan (CNN) — These days, it’s all about swiping right to find a partner. But some Taiwan residents have another method for finding romance besides Tinder — they call on the god of marriage and love. According to Chinese mythology, the Love God, or Yue Lao, is in possession of a “book of marriages,”
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(CNN) — Whop, whop, whop. The thump of the rotors fades as the helicopter lifts away. Silence, just for a moment — a chance to drink in the pristine peaks. Then the rush of excited chatter as skis or snowboard are clicked on and the group turns to listen to the guide. Hearts beat faster,
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Biologists photographed rare footage of the sleek big cat walking majestically in Kenya — the first time the animal has been photographed in Africa since 1909. Nick Pilfold, a San Diego Zoo global scientist, said they captured the footage after months of watching and waiting. His team of biologists had placed remote wildlife cameras to
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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) — Let’s face the facts. Japan is a popular place. With close to 30 million international travelers heading there in 2018, tourists visiting
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