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Halloween goes virtual in Japan amid pandemic


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Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:27:53 GMT

This Halloween, Japan closed popular landmarks and party spots due to Covid-19, but the country's tourism bureau offered citizens exciting virtual alternatives.

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The Italian town auctioning off abandoned homes for €1


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Created: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:21:15 GMT

The Covid-19 pandemic may have irreversibly changed the world as we know it, but it seems there are some things that can still be counted on.

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Farewell to the airport that wouldn't die


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Created: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 08:45:28 GMT

Berlin's weary Tegel Airport should've closed years ago, but despite being cramped and outdated, it survived repeated attempts to kill it off. Now, as the end finally nears, the city prepares to bid an affectionate farewell.

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What's the Queen doing at a trailer park?


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Created: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 17:19:43 GMT

The real Buckingham Palace is temporarily closed. This new mobile home modeled after the Queen's residence, however, is now open and taking reservations.

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The longest flight in the United States is back for the holidays


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Created: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:02:33 GMT

Hawaiian Airlines is resuming its 5,095-mile service between Boston and Honolulu. At 11.5 hours, it's the longest domestic flight in the United States

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Airline puts all-business class jets on regular routes


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Created: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:45:47 GMT

Air Canada's Jetz aircraft are usually chartered by the 1%. Now the airline is putting them on commercial routes for the holidays

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The chef who can't smell or taste


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Created: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 08:17:36 GMT

How would things taste if you lost your sense of smell?

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Watch what scientists found at new Australian reef


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Created: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 21:12:38 GMT

A detached reef measuring 500 meters (1,600 feet) has been discovered in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, making it taller than some of the world's highest skyscrapers.

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Israelis can now travel to Dubai. The Persian Gulf will never be the same


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Created: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:42:23 GMT

The moment travel restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic are lifted, Peleg Cohen knows exactly where he is headed. The Israeli-born travel blogger, photographer and humanitarian, 37, says he has been on the road since his early 20s, visiting 150 countries and chronicling it all for his travel blog, Lonely Peleg.

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What happens when staycations fall apart


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Created: Sat, 17 Oct 2020 08:22:41 GMT

Exploring nearer to home seems like a good alternative when Covid has halted foreign trips. But in the increasingly isolated UK, chaotic rules and open hostility toward travelers has meant even staycations are now in doubt.

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Best new cookbooks for hunkering down during the pandemic


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Created: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:23:59 GMT

Mastering the art of home cooking -- to riff on the title of the beloved Julia Child cookbook -- has been a primary occupation during coronavirus lockdown. While preparing meals for friends and family is inextricably linked with life in general, it has taken on a new significance during the pandemic.

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This Italian town has just two residents, but they still insist on wearing masks


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Created: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:52:22 GMT

They're the sole inhabitants of Nortosce, but Giovanni Carilli and Giampiero Nobil aren't taking any chances when it comes to upholding Italy's strict Covid-19 rules.

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Watch this baby gorilla being hand-reared by zookeepers


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Created: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:35:38 GMT

Zookeepers in Bristol, UK, are giving this baby gorilla round-the-clock care, including bottle feeding through the night, as he's not getting enough milk from his mother, Kala, to survive.

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I thought 'flights to nowhere' were silly. Then I went on one.


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Created: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:15:57 GMT

Hong Kong Express is offering 75-minute flights that circle Hong Kong air space and return to the airport.

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Covid-19 is killing restaurants. So why is Michelin still obsessing about star ratings?


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Created: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:01:15 GMT

Its reviews have the power to make or break a restaurant, and even though many fine dining venues are facing closure, Michelin says it has no plans to stop publishing its guides.

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Ancient Thai city grapples with surging monkey population


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Created: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 02:06:25 GMT

Over 4,500 crab-eating macaques roam the streets of the ancient city of Lopburi. Though it's a popular tourist destination, the monkey population has grown too quickly, causing headaches for city residents. Here's how officials are trying to sustainably solve the problem.

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The American man who became a porter on Everest


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Created: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:39:49 GMT

It might not seem that way when you read harrowing accounts of climbers perishing on its treacherous slopes, but there's an easy way to climb Everest, and there's a hard way.

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Flights to nowhere are an alternative way to sightsee during a pandemic


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Created: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 19:36:51 GMT

With travel restrictions due to Covid-19, airlines are offering "Flights to nowhere" that allow passengers to board planes, enjoy the trip and disembark at the same location. Take a look at what it's like.

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Scotland's whisky islands are dealing with an almighty Covid hangover


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Created: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 08:50:49 GMT

Distilleries are working around the clock to make up time lost in coronavirus, but Scotland's whisky tourism is still in big trouble.

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Ethiopian food: The 15 best dishes


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Created: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 23:43:39 GMT

Ethiopian food is distinctive and delicious, befitting a remarkable country with a cultural heritage that stands out from the rest of Africa.

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12 of the best things to see and do in Ghana


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Created: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:30:21 GMT

From surfing at deserted beaches, to hanging out with wild elephants, here are some of the top things to do in Ghana.

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Lonely Planet ranks ultimate travel destinations in new list


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Created: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:03:21 GMT

Many of us have been forced to rethink travel plans in the wake of Covid-19, but if you're soothing your canceled-vacation-blues by daydreaming about future adventures, Lonely Planet's new "Ultimate Travel List" might be just what you need.

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Beleaguered by nearly a decade of setbacks, complaints and inefficiencies Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt has finally opened its doors.

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Researchers in the Netherlands ​say they have conducted a successful maiden flight of a scale model of the Flying-V, a plane that could one day carry passengers in its wings.

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This Halloween, Japan closed popular landmarks and party spots due to Covid-19, but the country's tourism bureau offered citizens exciting virtual alternatives.

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It's been two years since CNN traveled to Nevis to watch Chef Llewyln Clarke prepare food for the Four Seasons. We caught up with him to see how he and the resort are doing during the pandemic.

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CNN featured Chef Missy Robbins in Chef's City Guides a year ago and checked back in to find that her restaurant is still doing well and a new pasta concept is taking off.

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Chef Ludo Lefebvre had to shut down one of his restaurants, the Michelin-starred Trois Mec, but the time he's gotten back is proving to be a bonus he never expected.

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Berlin's 'cursed' Brandenburg Airport finally opens


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It's nearly a decade behind schedule, 4 billion Euros over budget, and there's a global pandemic crippling the aviation industry. But Germany's much-delayed Berlin-Brandenburg Willie Brandt Airport is finally open.

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