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World's first permanent ice hotel opens | CNN Travel

(CNN) — It's the original pop-up: Northern Sweden's ICEHOTEL was the world's first hotel made of snow and ice when it opened back in 1989.<p>Now, after 27 years of being built and rebuilt each winter, northern Sweden's ICEHOTEL 365 will be the first frozen accommodation to stay open year-round.<p>New …

Hotels

Rome's palaces: Aristocrats open palazzos to public | CNN Travel

Rome (CNN) — How times have changed for Roman nobles, who've long shied away from mingling with the masses.<p>Now they're now opening the doors to their secret palazzos -- for a fee. Guided tours, complete with anecdotes and munchies, now greet guests at luxurious residences once restricted to blue …

Italy
Travel
Travel

New human organ discovered by Irish surgeon

An Irish surgeon's breakthrough overturned more than a century of medical belief and may lead to improvements in digestive surgery and recovery.<p>The …

Turkey nightclub attack claims victims from 14 countries

<b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> Lubna Ghasnawi was among the glamorous crowd of young partygoers gathered inside Istanbul's Reina nightclub to ring in 2017 when a gunman opened fire, killing her and at least 38 others.<p>The 34-year-old entrepreneur was one of seven victims from Saudi Arabia who had traveled to …

Extremism

This grieving mom got an incredible Christmas gift from Redditors

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a reminder that people are kind and the internet can be a beautiful place.<p>One of Angela McElhiney's prize possessions is a video of her son Nathan singing "Wayfaring Stranger." That video became even more precious when he committed suicide in October -- a month and a day before his …

Grieving

2016: A tragic year in music

George Michael

5 Reasons to Add Athens to Your Travel Plans

Athens is in the midst of a renaissance, with a slew of trendy restaurants and bars livening up the city center, giving the capital a much-needed …

Smoking Weed Was the Only Thing That Made 2016 Bearable

When the future seems bleak, it's important to count your blessings, however insignificant.<p>2016 was a year stalked by death—of musical legends, of athletes and astronauts, of whatever shred of decency our political system had left. Whatever way the world is heading, it seems like the wrong one. As …

Cannabis

Mom walks 30 hours through snow and wilderness to get help for family

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stranded on a secluded road with heavy snow falling, one Pennsylvania mom knew she had to do something. So, she walked for 30 hours in the wilderness, through 26 freezing miles, subsisting on twigs and her urine, to get help.<p>This is her story.<p>An unexpected turn of events<p>Karen Klein, 46, was …

Hiking

Did George Michael Battle a Secret Heroin Addiction?

The pop star’s struggles with drugs were well-documented, and sources say he was using heroin before his death. But stories of his remarkable …

David Walliams

In memoriam: 13 tech products we lost in 2016

Innovation made significant progress in 2016. We saw an Amazon drone make its first commercial delivery in the U.K. and a fleet of self-driving Ubers hit the roads in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.<p>But the year wasn't so good for all tech products.<p>Let's recall the rise and fall of hoverboards and the …

Galaxy Note

24 Hours in Dublin: What Every Twenty-Something Should Actually Do

You don't need us to tell you how full Dublin is of rich history and great pints. Though Ireland's capital is sometimes overlooked in favor of …

Ireland

Freed Chibok girls return home for joyful Christmas

<b>Chibok, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> It was a journey they had waited nearly three long years to take.<p>Ten weeks after being released by Boko Haram, 21 freed Chibok schoolgirls and a baby returned home this month to celebrate Christmas with their families for the first time since they were snatched by the terror …

Africa

6 reasons why Palma, Majorca makes a travel snob worthy winter destination

The Majorcan capital of Palma is having a bit of resurgence, beginning a decade ago with the arrival of its first boutique hotels and since then, …

Boutique Hotels

George Michael: A Life in Pictures

Acoustic Guitar

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

<b>Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine's most influential surgeons.</b><p>John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a "tumour as hard as bone".<p>Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the museum named …

Medical Journals

10 great Italian adventures for 2018

Our experts suggest 10 of the best activity and adventure holidays in Italy for 2018, including walking tours and water-based trips.<p>1. Footpaths and flavours of Liguria<p>The five pastel-painted waterside settlements of the cliff-clinging Cinque Terre, accessible only by sea, rail or on foot, are a …

15 Sights You Have To See In Rome, Italy

Rome is just one of those cities that’s bound to impress even the most pessimistic of travellers. There’s just so much amazing history behind (and …

Travelers
Apps

Tone Your Entire Body (Mostly Your Butt!) With This 4-Move Workout

Too tired to run outside or even walk to your car to drive to the gym? Do this four-move cardio workout that will have your heart pumping and your …

Workouts

15 Christmas Breakfast Recipes to Make Ahead

Christmas morning is a flurry and flutter of joyful gift-giving and cozy family time. Unless, of course, you are the designated breakfast cook — in …

Breakfast

The best all-inclusive hotels in Greece

An insider's guide to the top all-inclusive hotels in Greece, including the best for kid's clubs, family-friendly facilities, watersports, beach access, swimming pools, spas, tennis courts and rooms with sea views, in Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, the Peloponnese, Messinia and Halkidiki.<p>Aeolos Beach …

Day 5: No More Insomnia! Yoga Poses You Can Do On Bed For Better Sleep

So, have you at least tried spearing some time at lunch for napping? Please do so, it really is for the best of you! I'm here to accompany you …

UN fears further looting of ancient Nimrud

12/15/2016 07:00:00 PM<p>The UN's cultural agency called for emergency measures on Thursday to prevent further looting at the historic Iraqi city of …

Top 10 Ancient Refugee Crises

Refugee crises are nothing new. For millennia, warfare, disease, famine, and political unrest have caused the displacement of millions. The troubles …