The world's most beautiful World Heritage Sites - photos

Pyramids of Giza
28 Aug 2015
Every year, around 25 global sites deemed to have "outstanding universal value" are added to UNESCO's World Heritage list. There are now more than 1,000 sites to visit all over the world.   Not bad, considering the...

20 biggest travel mistakes

27 Aug 2015
The CNN Travel staff has put in some hard miles. Collectively, we've touched down on every continent on earth and we're closing in on every country. But we're nowhere near perfect travelers.  Every one of the travel chokes...

10 dream trips every traveler should experience

26 Aug 2015
There are two types of vacations.   The ones we take once or twice a year to recharge and reconnect with those close to us -- maybe a quick getaway to a resort somewhere hot or a road trip to Disney with the kids.   Then there...

Inspired by boats, Eliasson's circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Reminiscent of sailing boats, the Olafur Eliasson-designed Cirkelbroen, or circle bridge, is made of five circular platforms in different sizes, each with its own ''mast'', according to Danish foundation Nordea-fonden which commissioned its construction.
25 Aug 2015
A pedestrian bridge designed by Olafur Eliasson has opened in Copenhagen, inspired by the Danish-Icelandic artist's childhood in Iceland.   Reminiscent of sailing boats, Cirkelbroen, or circle bridge, is made of five circular...

America's artsiest new hotels

The hotel features an original work on each floor. Prints by the featured artist hang in that floor's guest rooms. The print in this room is by Dinh Q. Lê, a Vietnamese artist known for his woven photo images.
23 Aug 2015
Sometimes, you just want to stare at the walls.   But let's face it, even with a cocktail in hand, the odd abstract paintings and sepia-tone tree photos splashed all over the walls at many hotels aren't much of a visual treat...

5 reasons to visit Zambia now

All of Zambia's national parks and almost all of its accommodations are unfenced. 
22 Aug 2015
Apart from Victoria Falls -- the world's largest waterfall -- Zambia remains a mostly unknown entity even to more intrepid travelers.   On the one hand, this is a terrible injustice to this exciting, enigmatic and unfailingly...

World's most livable city in 2015 is ...

Melbourne, Australia
21 Aug 2015
It's usually all about the top cities to live in when the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) publishes its annual livability ranking -- but this year the picture is rather more gloomy. And that's because of a surge in global...

Cinema-inspired theme parks will give Disney a run for their money

Paramount London Entertainment Resort is to be a theme park dedicated to hits from the studio and the BBC.
21 Aug 2015
During its recent conference in Anaheim, California, Disney shared some information about the new attractions coming to its American parks, including The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom in Orlando and two attractions devoted to Star Wars...

Which hotel brands make guests feel at home?

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur: Udaipur capitalises on its lake-front setting and the city’s old-world mythology. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, July 9, 2015. 
21 Aug 2015
Want to rest assured of a comfortable, problem-free hotel stay The results of a new hotel survey suggest booking a room either at The Ritz-Carlton or the Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham, two hotel brands that received the highest guest...

Australian summer of surf heads for wipeout as shark attacks mount

Surfer Arlen Macpherson sits on his board, which has an electronic shark repellent device installed, at Sydney's Bondi Beach in Australia, August 18, 2015.
19 Aug 2015
A spate of shark attacks in Australia has left some of world's top surfing beaches deserted and many people having second thoughts about taking a swim as the summer approaches.   Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere typically...