(CNN) — Air travelers will no longer be able to enjoy the Boeing 727’s distinctive design after the jet made its last commercial passenger flight. Flying a domestic Iranian route, a 38-year-old Boeing 727-200 owned by Iran Aseman Airlines entered the history books in mid-January after a journey documented by journalist Babak Taghvaee on Twitter.
Want to match your cruise with a festival or sports fixture? These combinations promise fun and relaxation during the coming spring and summer. March Famous for its street parades, the Mardi Gras celebration is best experienced in New Orleans, where the “krewes” – social clubs – have been organising this extravaganza since the early 18th
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard, Saint Helena, Napa ValleyPhoto ©Thomas Heinser Essentially, the esteem and renown of Napa Valley can be traced to one wine – Cabernet Sauvignon. Yes, there are several other wines, be it Chardonnay, Merlot or Pinot Noir, that are also notably produced in this world-famous wine district, but Cabernet Sauvignon is not only
Many people nearing retirement and craving warmth think of Florida. Yet some destinations offer even more idyllic weather — if you’re willing to look beyond the U.S.
(CNN) — Imagine having a hotel all to yourself, apart from the person you’re sharing a room with. At these quirky one-room properties, you can do just that. But these aren’t your average small-scale guest houses. From a crane by the ocean and an anus to a communist-era TV tower, CNN rounds up the quirkiest
(CNN) — When a Stonehenge-like stone circle was discovered on farmland in rural Scotland last year, archaeologists were thrilled. Recumbent stone circles, like the new discovery, were built between 3,500 and 4.500 years ago and were unique to the northeast of Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council wrote on its website at the time. “This amazing new site
Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel… this month, James Kay reflects on tourists behaving badly in the Antipodes © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet Wombats. Wonderful creatures. I saw one once on the Overland Track, Tasmania. We were putting up our tent when it shuffled out of the undergrowth, unperturbed by our presence, as
Childhood preconceptions can take years to shift, however wrong they might be. Two of mine, blown apart at the same time, were that Gleneagles hotel was a disappointment and that Mary Queen of Scots was a villain. Having indulged in Gleneagles’ Mary Queen of Scots package – designed to coincide with the film opening this
About Dave Stamboulis Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in the U.S., Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 45,000-kilometer bicycle trip and moved there for good in 2005. Dave’s photos have appeared in publications around the world. He’s the author of Odysseus’ Last Stand,
On the eve of the second month of the partial shutdown of the federal government, agents of the Transportation Security Administration appear to be getting fed up. Some 10 percent called out sick yesterday. A sign leads travelers to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check-point at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on
(CNN) — Last year was a very good year for international tourism, according to a new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2018, there were 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals, a figure the UNWTO didn’t expect global tourism to hit until 2020. “The growth of tourism in recent years confirms that the
Bath is aiming to become the only double-listed World Heritage Site in the UK. The nomination for the new listing, which is being submitted to Unesco at the end of January, is seeking recognition of Bath’s status as one of the leading historic spa towns in Europe. Bath’s existing World Heritage Site inscription, which has
Frozen Cabernet Franc grapes for production of Inniskillin Ice WinePhoto courtesy of Inniskillin One of the world’s most unique wines is eiswein from Germany; produced from frozen grapes, it is a rare and exotic treat. While eisewein can be made from a few different varieties, it is most famously produced from Riesling, and versions from the most renowned vineyards by
The Transportation Security Administration has been calling in officers that usually help with staffing shortages during natural disasters to compensate for a rise in the absences of airport screeners, who have been working without regular pay since the partial government shutdown began more than four weeks ago.
(CNN) — The words “cruise holiday” and “rock star” don’t usually go together. Unless you’re talking about Virgin Voyages’ first ship, the adults-only Scarlet Lady, which will depart Miami for the Caribbean in 2020. The Richard Branson-backed cruise line has just released renderings of the ship’s 78 luxury “RockStar Suites,” which will be located on
(CNN) — A Canadian mayor says he is considering putting a hat on his town’s statue of a moose, after affronted residents discovered that it is no longer the world’s tallest. The unofficial title of “world’s tallest moose statue” was snatched from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in 2015, when a sculpture 30 centimeters (12 inches) taller
Anyone who has ever star-gazed will know that aircraft use lights when flying, pesky planes masquerading as shooting stars throughout the hours of darkness. But the powerful LED spotted from the ground, 35,000 feet below, is not a headlight, guiding the path of the 8.30pm service to Chicago, but more likely a beacon to help
AWFJ members Marina Antunes and Jennifer Merin present EDA Awards to filmmakers Rama Rau and Sophie Dupuis at the Whistler Film Festival — Photo courtesy of Whistler Film Festival “For devotees of travel and movies, film festivals are ideal destinations,” says Jennifer Merin, President, Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ). “You get to watch films
Samantha in SeoulPlaces to Love People love to eat and drink well when they travel. That’s a fact. But what transforms a meal into an unforgettable experience is so much more than just gobbling down a delicious dish. In the second season of her PBS series, “Places to Love,” Samantha Brown travels to 27 destinations