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(CNN) — They’ve got a reputation for sun-soaking, all-night-partying and all-round-hedonism, but Spain‘s Balearic Islands are attempting a rebrand. The regional government has introduced a series of laws that attempt to curb alcohol excess in the tourist hubs of Magaluf and Playa de Palma on the island of Majorca and San Antonio in Ibiza. No
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(CNN) — There’s no denying that good wine comes with a price, but $40,000 seems rather steep. However, Hungarian winemakers Royal Tokaji say their limited edition Essencia 2008 decanter is worth every cent. Only 20 of the unique 1.5 liter magnums, designed by Hungarian-based artist James Carcass, exist, 18 of which were released last year.
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But the Gevora’s reign will be short-lived. The 75-story tower is to be eclipsed by a slender glass skyscraper under construction just a short drive away in Dubai’s Marina district. The Ciel Tower will reach 360.4 meters upon completion, developer The First Group has confirmed, featuring 1,042 rooms and suites spread across 82 floors. The
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(CNN) — Many modern visitors to Denmark are drawn by its groundbreaking Nordic cuisine, beautiful design, clean cities, windswept coastline or its cycle network — all of which help make it one of the happiest countries on Earth. But there’s another, older, set of travel attractions that make it worth visiting: castles. A kingdom to
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(CNN) — Nicknamed the “city of the broad shoulders,” Chicago rises majestically out of America’s Midwest. Bold, brash and welcoming to anyone willing to dig in and dream big, the Windy City defines the spirit of the United States, having emerged from the ashes of a devastating fire to become a key hub for the
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(CNN) — When a restaurant, hotel, street, town or city becomes “Insta-famous,” it seems it’s only a matter of time before overtourism follows behind. The Alpine village of Hallstatt, nestled in Austria’s Salzkammergut mountains in the district of Gmunden, knows this only too well: a cascade of chocolate-box buildings surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lapped
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(CNN) — Maybe you’d choose the white sands and turquoise waters of a deserted tropical beach. Perhaps it’s the lure of iconic cultural cities such as Paris, Venice or Istanbul. Then again, the call of the wild from a safari is a pretty special way to spend time with your beloved. Here are 13 places
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(CNN) — Think your profanity-laced T-shirt would be fun to wear on your next cruise? Carnival Cruise Line says no. That means nothing worn during the cruise should “contain any message that may be considered offensive or contain nudity, profanity, sexual innuendo/suggestions. In addition, clothing/accessories should not promote negative ethnic or racial, commentary, or hatred
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(CNN) — China has just hurtled past another milestone in its vast high-speed railway expansion plans. As the countdown to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics continues, the new 108-mile high-speed railway line connecting the capital with Olympic host city Zhangjiakou has just entered service, cutting the travel time between the two from three hours to
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The Duke and Duchess recently returned from Canada, where they spent the Christmas holidays with the Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland. They were met at Canada House by Janice Charette, the high commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom. “The Duke and Duchess have a strong connection to Canada. It’s a country The Duke of Sussex
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Set in Heilongjiang Province in northern China, it’s the world’s biggest snow and ice festival and features plenty of spectacular installations and activities. The annual festival officially runs from January 5 to February 25, but some attractions open to visitors before the opening ceremony, including the most popular of them all — Harbin Ice and
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There were no injuries among the 172 passengers and seven crew members aboard WestJet Flight 248 from Toronto to Nova Scotia. “WestJet is working with Halifax airport authority to ensure guests’ and crews’ continued safety while they deplane the aircraft via airstairs,” Lauren Stewart, a WestJet spokesperson, told CNN in a statement. Eric Wynne was
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(CNN) — A Japanese sushi magnate has spent a staggering $1.8 million on a gigantic tuna fish at a New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market on Sunday. Kiyoshi Kimura, a self-described “Tuna King,” who runs restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, paid 193 million yen (about $1.8 million) for a 608-pound (276-kilogram) bluefin tuna, Japanese
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