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This vacation hotspot is offering vaccinations to visitors

(CNN) — It was one of the first countries to fully reopen to travelers, and now Maldives is striving to be ahead of the game when it comes to vaccine tourism. Officials for the Indian Ocean destination have announced plans to offer vaccinations to tourists on arrival in a bid to lure more visitors over. […]

They met on an airport layover and fell in love

(CNN) — August 1991. Irja Uotila, a Finnish publishing employee living in New York, decided to finally fulfill a long-held dream of visiting Latin America. She’d fantasized about traveling through the region’s archaeological sites and picturesque towns ever since she was a teenager growing up in Finland, poring over travel brochures and daydreaming about future […]

Las Vegas set to come out of Covid-19 better than ever

(CNN) — More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, this desert city is looking bigger, bolder and better than ever. New casino resorts, innovative restaurants, expanded convention space and one-of-a-kind cultural destinations characterize the latest iteration of Las Vegas, which continues to reinvent itself in the face of adversity. Heck, Elon Musk even built […]

The Welshman who airmailed himself home from Australia in a crate

(CNN) — He’d only just arrived in Australia from Wales, but teenager Brian Robson quickly realized that he’d made a big mistake by emigrating to the other side of the world. Unfortunately the homesick 19-year-old didn’t have the money to cover the cost of abandoning the assisted passage immigration scheme he’d traveled with in 1964, […]

The Qatar eco-hotel concept that generates its own electricity

(CNN) — Floating hotels have been popping up all over the world in recent years, with destinations like Dubai and Qatar leading the way with increasingly innovative and outlandish structures. Not only does the luxury hotel design, which has 152 rooms, actually generate its own electricity, it also collects and reuses rainwater and food waste. […]

Is it safe to go to restaurants in a pandemic? Your guide

Editor’s Note — There are few no-risk activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are ways to mitigate risks. Fully vaccinated people are, of course, at much lower risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus than people who haven’t been vaccinated. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen advises approaching your activity decisions with that in mind. […]

Queen opens Buckingham Palace gardens to public

(CNN) — Green fingered enthusiasts will be able to freely roam the gardens of London’s historic Buckingham Palace this summer, as Queen Elizabeth II allows self-guided tours of the grounds for the first time in the palace’s history. The 39-acre gardens of the palace — which is the Queen’s official London residence — will allow […]

With just $21 he sailed to a new life in America with a tiny wooden boat

(CNN) — Sitting in Eddie Fong’s living room in Palo Alto is a 55-year-old model of a traditional Chinese junk boat. Its presence symbolizes a series of unlikely events that brought Fong, now 81, away from his birthplace Hong Kong to the United States in the 1960s, thanks to a chance encounter with a retired […]

Now you can move into an Italian house for just $12,000

(CNN) — For the determined buyer with a strong vision and good home improvement skills, the fire sale of crumbling Italian houses for a little over a dollar each has been a gift. The rest of us, unable even to install a simple shelf, can only look on in envy. Until now. Several villages are […]