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Travel to the Top of London's Tallest Building: The Shard

<b>Text and photography by Lee F. Mindel for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Renzo Piano's Shard building.<p>Piano nobile is an Italian phrase that refers to the main floor of a residence. Literally translated as "noble floor," it is usually set above the entry sequence in a large-scaled space that features tall …

Travel to Cuba: What You Need to Know

It’s happening, people. Travel to Cuba just got as little easier, thanks to a new set of regulations that take effect today and expand on President …

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Sir Patrick Stewart stars as the most annoying plane passenger

<b>(CNN) —</b> Make it so. Or better yet, make it stop.<p>Sir Patrick Stewart, perhaps most widely known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," showed off his stage chops on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this week in a skit about pesky plane passengers.<p>Among the portrayed …

Top 10 Airlines on Social Media for December 2014

During peak holiday travel season, airlines focused on emotional and familiar content that revolved around coming home and Santa.<p>For the first half …

In China, foot traffic, blue skies, Great Wall

The Great Wall of China runs for more than 4,000 miles -- or 5,500, depending on how you count the various connected and separate segments that have gone up over the last 25 centuries or so.<p>In this video, you get a good luck at one of the wall's busiest stretches: JuYong Pass (a.k.a. Juyongguan …

Unsettled by Global Warming

<i>"Blue rain from a blue sky. Our world a cube of sunlight- but to the south the violet admonition of thunder."</i> -- Alistair Te Ariki Campbell<p>I moved from Chile to New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa in 2011. I thought I'd stay a few months before moving on. It's almost 2015 and still, I'm here. …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

If Gas Is Cheap, Why Are Airfares So Expensive?

If fuel prices are so low, why are air fares so high? And will prices ever return to Earth?<p>They're simple questions with complicated answers. But Jake Oakman, for one, would like to know. So would many holiday travelers.<p>Oakman, who works for the state of Indiana, usually spends between $350 and …

Which Expensive Countries Are Getting More Affordable?

Good news for travelers: The U.S. dollar has increased in value over the last year, rising nearly 10 percent against the euro since January. More good news (at least for Americans): Currencies in many typically expensive places are getting weaker.<p>While currencies always fluctuate, the drop in the …

6 Reasons to Travel With a Group

To travel solo or with a group is an age-old debate. While we might be biased, we think there are a number of reasons why traveling with a group is a great idea, whether it's for comfort, flexibility or the people you'll meet. Don't believe us? Check out these six reasons why group travel takes the …

Slideshow: The Best Cruise Lines of 2015

Summer Destinations Look for Solutions to Tourists' Seasonal Stereotypes

Anyone that’s ever visited a traditionally summer destination from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to Ibiza, Spain, knows that the beaches and businesses …

America's Best College Towns (PHOTOS)

"Depending on how you look at it, Santa Cruz is either the best or the worst place to spend your college years," says Keijiro Ikebe, a Silicon Valley visual designer who graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2002.<p>"With the town surrounded by shimmering water and lush forests …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

Most Adventure Travelers Bypass Travel Agents on Road to Independence

Self-identified adventure travelers prefer to book travel independently, according to a new report. And although travel agents aren’t entirely …

How Student Travelers Are Expanding Spend and Expanding Demographics

<i>Earlier this month we launched our latest free report The State of Student Travel, brought to you in partnership with Student Universe.</i><p><i>Below is an</i> …

The Best Under-the-Radar Destinations of 2015

It's definitely reassuring when your best friend, mom and neighbor collectively endorse your vacation. (They hear Istanbul is "absolutely fabulous" this time of year.) But we at PureWow think it's way more fun to explore a place that's yet to be affected by mass tourism.<p>From the Italian beach …

The 10 Best Cities In America

From the "smartest," and "fittest" to the "best place to meet single men." PureWow ranks the 10 best cities in America. Did your hometown make the cut?<p><b>Smartest city: Ithaca, New York</b><p>According to Lumosity, a polling company that seeks to understand human intelligence, Ithaca, New York, tops the list …

5 Awesome Festivals in India You Shouldn't Miss

Indian culture is pretty damn ancient and the variety of what it has to offer is quite mind-boggling. The festival of Diwali has just gone by for example, with its lights, colors, fireworks and delightful cuisine. Diwali is only one of a whole gamut of multifarious celebrations that punctuate the …

Casco Viejo -- Panama City's Most Romantic Quartier

On one of my first visits to Panama, more than 15 years ago, a longtime friend who was living in Panama City at the time invited me to take a drive with him.<p>"I'm going to show you the best this city has to offer," he promised.<p>We drove down Avenida Balboa, beyond the central zone of the modern city, …

The Quintessential Spanish Town You Didn't Know You Wanted To Visit

Ah, Spain. We just can't get enough of your beautifulness.<p>And we just fell in love with the newest beautiful Spanish city we want to visit -- called Girona -- after we found out it's sort of like a smaller Barcelona, but with nearly just as much to offer visitors.<p>Located in northeast Catalonia, a …

Outside's Best Travel Photography of the Fall

Photo: Mark Clinton<p>Photographer Mark Clinton ran into a young woman while travelling across Ireland who was completing her version of an Irish adventure bucket list. Last on her list? Cliff jumping.<p>Photo: Judith Marie Hoffman<p>After a cable car ride to the balcony on Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, …

This Year's Most Popular Destinations for Fall

Fall travel has a lot to recommend it: mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and shoulder-season rates. So what are the most popular destinations for autumn escapes? We asked Trivago.com, which gets more than 2.5 million daily search queries from more than 175 aggregated hotel booking sites.<p>Trivago …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …