‘We bought a cheap Italian home and added an elevator’

(CNN) — Buyers from all around the world have been snapping up dilapidated Italian homes at rock bottom prices over the past few years as numerous depopulated towns and villages…

5 Family Beaches in Europe

What makes a great family beach? Clean water for swimming, clean sand for sitting, sunning, playing or walking, and naturally occurring amusements like gullies, tide pools or rocks for climbing.…

More curbs to air traffic in London and Amsterdam

(CNN) — In the latest moves aimed at curbing air travel chaos, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has extended its summer passenger cap and British Airways has suspended short-haul ticket sales from…

I Collect Souvenir Spoons. I Can Explain.

In the United States, souvenir-spoon-collecting dates back to the mid-1800s (the first American souvenir spoon, produced in the late 1800s, was outfitted with George Washington’s profile). By the time the…

Japan is open to travel. So why aren’t tourists coming back?

That is especially striking in Japan, which reopened to much fanfare in June 2022, just in time for peak travel season. Between June 10 and July 10, the country welcomed…

Maya Bay: How conservationists saved Thailand’s most famous beach from ruin

Maya Bay, Thailand (CNN) — It’s just past 7 a.m. on a February morning in Maya Bay, several weeks after authorities reopened what is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist…

Visitors to the world’s tallest tree face $5,000 fines

California’s Redwood National Park issued a statement last week that anyone who is caught near the tree can face up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. The…

The Democratization of Airport Lounges

When she has the time to get to the airport early, Anne Marie Mitchell, a communications professor in Chicago, will treat herself to a few hours in the airport lounge,…

Going Hiking? Don’t Forget These Safety Tips.

The summit on Hawksbill Mountain in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia provides sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. On a clear day, miles of lush…

They met as teens at the Grand Canyon. 7 years later they reunited and fell in love

(CNN) — When Carrie visited the Grand Canyon in the summer of 2001, she fell in love — twice. First, she was instantly enamored with the vast vistas of copper-colored…