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(CNN) — For nearly 33 years he lived a hermit life on a beautiful island in the Mediterranean, where he was the sole inhabitant. Mauro Morandi, known as Italy’s Robinson Crusoe after developing a loyal online following, was caretaker of the Sardinian island of Budelli, embracing silence, solitude, and the peacefulness of nature while living
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A growing cult of nomads are taking long road trips — sometimes for months — in tricked-out camper vans, often documenting their travel highlights on Instagram with the hashtag #vanlife. But for couples, especially inexperienced ones, this seemingly carefree lifestyle can come with unique problems. Sharing cramped quarters and isolated from their support networks, couples
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(CNN) — Private jet passengers could soon be able to travel through the air and “underwater” at the same time thanks to a unique new cabin concept. Aircraft overhaul and maintenance specialist Lufthansa Technik has just unveiled renderings for a new cabin design (pictured above) for the Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ330 that allows those on
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Kiattisak Lamchan / EyeEm via Getty ImagesThere are a number of factors to consider when booking travel for 2022. This year marked the first time many Americans traveled since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. People tended to start small with short road trips, visits to relatives they hadn’t seen in a long time, or
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(CNN) — When you step into the Scarlet Lady cruise ship, you know immediately you’re on Richard Branson’s ship. There’s a record store on the left selling limited edition Sex Pistols and Lady Gaga on vinyl. The crew has cooler outfits than you. And there is red, red, red everywhere — lest you forget this
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(CNN) — A touchless airplane bathroom concept and a next-generation economy seat have been named as winning designs in an annual contest highlighting airplane cabin innovations that could reshape the future of flying. French cabin designer Safran’s hands-free bathroom design Beacon won the Clean and Safe Air Travel category in this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards,
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(CNN) — Why settle for one sky-high attraction when you can have three inside one building? That certainly seems to be the thinking behind Summit One Vanderbilt, which is set to open at Manhattan’s One Vanderbilt tower on October 21. Billed as the “world’s most immersive observatory experience,” New York’s latest observation deck features an
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Westend61 via Getty ImagesPandemic travel is all about flexibility and modified expectations. Travel can be very unpredictable in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccination rates rose and cases fell in the spring and summer, many popular destinations opened up to U.S. visitors, and people started booking their long-awaited vacations accordingly. But with increased
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Some have enviable vaccination rates; others have decided that the costs of continued economic and social restrictions outweigh the benefits. Here are five nations to watch closely for how their new strategies play out. Denmark: The country that declared precautions over The Danish government lifted all remaining coronavirus restrictions in the country on September 10,
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Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNN) — Prior to the pandemic, Chiang Mai received around four million international visitors a year, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) figures. But the economic effects of Covid-19 on this tourist city and province of the same name in northern Thailand have been nothing short of devastating, with many travel-related
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Dmitry Marchenko / EyeEm via Getty ImagesThe state of travel is evolving with the pandemic. “Hot vax summer” ushered in a hopeful phase of the pandemic, with increases in weddings, family vacations and other opportunities for travel and socialization. But we’ve also seen a rise in COVID-19 cases and concerns about contagious viral coronavirus variants
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(CNN) — Hawaii’s famous Haiku Stairs, sometimes called the Stairway to Heaven, are likely to be removed next year following a Honolulu City Council meeting to discuss ongoing issues with the site. The stairs, whose 3,922 steps wind through a 2,800 foot mountain trail in Kaneohe, on the eastern side of Oahu, were originally built
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(CNN) — Fiji is ready to welcome tourists again by the end of 2021. The island nation had originally intended to reopen its borders to tourists in December, but that date could be moved up as the country’s vaccination program continues. Brent Hill, the CEO of Tourism Fiji, the country’s national tourism body, told CNN
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Businesses at Malaysia’s prime holiday destination are gearing up to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes an early step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis. Langkawi, a cluster of 99 islands in the Straits of Malacca, will reopen from September 16 to fully vaccinated travelers as part of a
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