No, its not a mirage, Poland does have a mini Sahara desert

Editor’s Note: 25 years since Poland’s first partly free elections, CNN’s On the Road series visits the country looking at how it has been transformed since the fall of communism…

Virgin Boeing 747 to launch rocket into space

(CNN) — At the far southwestern tip of England, dangling into the Atlantic, the remote region of Cornwall rarely feels like the center of the world. But recently locals have…

Limone sul Garda, Italy’s village with a health ‘elixir’

(CNN) — It’s a place of terraced lemon groves, a paradoxically warm mountain breeze, and a powerful fat-killing gene carried by a few lucky residents. Limone sul Garda, a picturesque…

Ritz-Carlton’s luxury superyacht cruise has finally set sail

(CNN) — Ritz-Carlton’s highly-anticipated superyacht cruise has finally made its debut, three and a half years after its maiden voyage was originally scheduled to begin. Evrima, the first of three…

Famous shipwrecks that remain missing — and a few that have been found

Editor’s Note — Monthly Ticket is a CNN Travel series that spotlights some of the most fascinating topics in the travel world. In October, we shift our focus to the…

Secrets from the man behind Hong Kong’s most popular restaurants

(CNN) — Hong Kong is widely considered one of the most challenging cities in the world to operate a restaurant — a roiling cauldron of changing tastes, cleaver-sharp competition and…

This man built a plane for his family in his garden

(CNN) — It wasn’t until he moved near to an airfield in the UK over a decade ago that mechanical engineer Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan began to seriously consider learning to…

She fell in love with her tour guide. Two weeks later they were engaged

(CNN) — Rachel Décoste landed in West Africa’s Republic of Benin in August 2018, anticipating an important journey of self-discovery, but not predicting the extent to which the trip would…

Santu Lussurgiu, the Sardinian town with an alcoholic secret

(CNN) — It’s super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water — and in many households across Sardinia it’s still produced illegally. Filu ‘e ferru, or “iron wire,” is an old…

Cappadocia: One of Turkey’s most spectacular hiking destinations

(CNN) — A rich palette of shimmering caramel swirls, ochers, creams and pinks unfolds across the landscape like an enormous handwoven carpet. Stands of poplars line paths carved by ancient…