Photo Diary: Visiting Bangkok's Grand Palace and Wat Po

Chaotic, colourful, golden: these are three words I’d use to describe Thailand, especially its dynamic capital Bangkok.<p>My last trip to Thailand, and …


Expert reveals how you can get yourself the cheapest flights

Jack Sheldon is the 29-year-old brain behind Jack’s Flight Club – a newsletter sending its 89,000 subscribers breathtakingly low deals on flights …

Air Travel

Trail Companion: 20 Best Hiking Boots For Men

Merrell Moab Ventilator<p>If desert hiking is your idea of fun, this pair of boots from Merrell are for you. Featuring an upper with breathable mesh …


41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Marina Bay Sands

Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand, recalls glory days of old Siam

(CNN) — Filled with crumbling, camera-friendly ruins, Thailand's old capital of Ayutthaya has long been a popular Bangkok day-trip destination.<p>Just an hour outside of the city, this UNESCO-listed heritage site, founded in 1350, was the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Bustling with commerce, …


The Army Veteran Who Became the First to Hike the Entire Appalachian Trail

His journal and hiking boots are in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Appalachian Trail

Montana skier dies after falling 2,000 feet in Beartooth Mountains

On Saturday, as reported by the Cody Enterprise, 19-year-old Benjamin Fern Tesseneer of Bozeman, Montana, died while skiing in the Beartooth …


Trip of the Week: The Lost City of Choquequirao

More than 3,000 metres above sea level in Peru’s Vilcabamba Mountain Range sits the Inca fortress of Choquequirao. Built more than 600 years ago and …

South America

4 Places You Need to Visit in Atlantic Canada by @TheDimeTraveler

<b>Authored by The Dime Travelers</b><p>When most people think of visiting Canada, they rarely think of the east coast unless they know someone from that …


Airport app that brings goodies to your gate will be tested at San Diego International

What if you could use a mobile app when you arrive at the airport to order dinner, a copy of your favorite magazine and a travel pillow and have it all waiting for you before you take off?<p>That’s the idea behind a new service called AtYourGate coming to San Diego International Airport in August. The …


An airline pilot reviewed the best business class in the world and he wasn't impressed

<i>Editor's note: Patrick Smith is a commercial airline pilot who currently flies Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft. Smith is also a travel blogger and author of the book "Cockpit Confidential."</i><p><b>Qatar Airways and its business class has been named the best in the world by Skytrax</b>• <b><br>Smith has flown Qatar's</b> …


2 tourists beaten by robbers in New Orleans' French Quarter

ABC News' Tom Llamas reports the stories people are buzzing about.

U.S. Travel

How One Traveler Turned Adventure Into A Career, Without A Trust Fund

There’s this sense that many of us have right after graduating college: The fun is over. It’s time to get a job, start a 401K, and relegate our travel to what can fit into two weeks of vacation time each year. “Endless travel sounds magical,” we think. But it seems out of reach. We have school …


India hotel refuses room to solo female traveller

<b>The plight of a female artist who was refused a hotel room in the southern city of Hyderabad as she was a solo traveller has gone viral in India.</b><p>Nupur Saraswat, a spoken word artist, told the BBC she was in the city for a performance but was told by her hotel that "single ladies" were not …

Travel (India)

Rare footage shows what New York City looked like in 1911

Early 20th century Manhattan looked much different than it does today. Instead of driving in Toyotas and yellow taxis, New Yorkers rode in roofless, buggy-style vehicles. Many of the island's subway lines were elevated above the streets, rather than hidden underground. Steamboats brought over a …


Amtrak names former Delta executive as next CEO

| WASHINGTON<p>Amtrak on Monday named a former Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) chief to lead the U.S. passenger rail carrier as it embarks on a major renovation of its busiest U.S. hub following years of disruptions and delays along the Northeast Corridor.<p>Richard Anderson, who spearheaded Delta's growth into …

Passenger Rail

A Visual Tour Of The Most Searched Spots In Europe For Summer ’17

Choosing the best spot to hit during a summer vacation is a tough job. Do you stay domestic and see some new corner of the country that’s been calling for a while, or do you take a bigger leap and cross the ocean? The latter options has never been more enticing, since budget airlines have started …


20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport

BOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.<p>TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy says the lobster found Sunday in the passenger's checked luggage at the airport's …


World's Largest Pool - 115ft Deep, 3,300 Feet Long, 66M Gallons and 19 Acres...but no swimming

I’m an admitted beach-bum and I love to travel to warm destinations, yet somehow I missed news several months ago that the world’s largest pool had …

Scuba Diving

Auckland: Insider Travel Guide

Editor's Note — CNN Insider Guides are thoroughly checked for accuracy. Given the fluid nature of the travel industry, however, some listings may fall out of date before guides can be updated. The best practice is to confirm current information on official websites before making plans to visit any …

New Zealand

Photographing Hang Son Doong, the World’s Largest Cave

In 2009, I was involved in a near fatal car crash when an oncoming car made an unsafe left turn in front of my vehicle, nearly killing me. This life …


Qatar Airways Qsuites Now Bookable With Miles… Theoretically

Qatar airways flew the first flight with their new Qsuites business class product just two days ago, on June 24, from Doha to London. Qsuites are …


Obama family goes rafting on vacation in Bali

Like many other fathers at this time of year, Barack Obama has packed up the family for a vacation to a place that was special to him as a kid.<p>The family arrived on Friday in Bali, Indonesia, for a 10-day vacation in a country where he once lived when he was 6 years old, and they already have their …


TSA considers forcing you to take books out of your carry-on luggage

New TSA safety procedures may require travelers to remove books from their carry on bags when going through security. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60


Get a taste of Hawaii in the East Bay

<b>By Grace Suh</b><p>Being that I was born and raised in Hawaii, I often find myself pining for a luau spread of comfort dishes from my childhood. Feeling …


Uncovering Lisbon’s Forgotten History of Slavery

By all accounts, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon is a strikingly beautiful city, but—like so many entrepôt Mediterranean cities of its kind—it is …

European Travel

Finally a perk economy passengers want: ‘Neighbor-free’ seating

One of the most annoying things a fellow airline passenger can do is sit down next to us. Now Etihad Airways is selling a solution.<p>Starting July 3, passengers will be able to bid on up to three “neighbor-free” seats when flying the Abu Dhabi-based carrier. Bids are collected at the time of booking …


Their Towns Overrun With Tourists, Some Italians Cry, ‘Basta!’

Officials squabble over limiting visitors to holiday hot spots like Venice, Florence and Capri<p>In Capri, a squabble between two mayors—who are also cousins—highlights a larger debate throughout Italy. While tourism is an important revenue source, many Italians up and down the Italian peninsula would …


How Much You Should Tip Around The World (And The Countries Where Tipping Is Offensive)

"<p>Goodbye awkwardness 👋<p>Knowing how much to tip in the UK can be confusing, let alone abroad.<p>To help holidaymakers get it right this summer, the Good Housekeeping Institute has looked into tipping etiquette around the world.<p>Sara Benwell, consumer editor at Good Housekeeping, explained: “In Japan, …

Sanibel Island Named Best Beaches for Shelling

Every week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, our readers are voting for the best spots of the summer—and this week’s winner for the Best Shelling …