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(CNN) — For the first time, drones have been allowed to fly inside Kakadu National Park -- Australia's largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Territory. And the results are gorgeous. Created with Australia production company Salty Wings, "A Journey Through Kakadu" is a series of bird's-eye view videos highlighting the park's top attractions, from...
(CNN) — Twinkling lights, glitter and gourmet menus galore -- without a single dish to wash or tree to trim. Spending Christmas at a hotel does hold a certain allure. Whether you stay for a week or drop in for tea, these 10 properties go to great lengths to offer something special for the holidays.1.Claridge's, London Horse-drawn carriages...
(CNN) — The eastern India state of Odisha, stretching for more than 300 miles along the Bay of Bengal, bristles with architectural and cultural gems. Tropical, remote and home to some of the subcontinent's most striking temples, much of the state was off-limits to foreign travel for some years because of Maoist unrest but reopened in 2016. Vast tracts...
We're getting ready to climb the hotel's newly opened via ferrata, the highest protected climbing path in the Middle East. It begins at the foot of the mountaintop property, situated 2,000 meters above sea level in Oman's Al Hajar mountain range, before snaking down a cliff through a cave and up a sharp vertical rock face before culminating in...
(CNN) — If you've heard of one Cambodian temple, it's probably Angkor Wat -- an awe-inspiring yet well-trodden UNESCO World Heritage Site in Siem Reap.But many travelers don't realize the Seventh Wonder of the World is one of thousands of ancient Khmer temples dotting the Cambodian countryside.Hidden beneath a canopy of trees in the northwestern jungles of Cambodia lies...
A quarter of a million more passengers used Manchester Airport in January 2017 than in January 2016, as the northern gateway continued to experience record breaking growth through the winter season. The 17.7 per cent growth in January, coupled with exceptional growth in December and November 2016, means that the airport has served 25.9 million passengers in the last...
From the tallest waterfall to the largest sand dune, from the floral tunnel to the sacred shrines, the islands of Japan offer a trove of photogenic wonders. As Japan gears up to celebrate National Foundation Day, on February 11, we've updated this gallery of some of the country's most beautiful places. Can't get enough Japan? Check out our galleries...
Admit it. There are times when you wish you could get away from it all by moving to your own private island. Well, some cruise passengers actually can at least for a day. Each of the following cruise lines below offer passengers a day of fun in the sun on their very own private island. For many cruisers, this...
In centuries past, their place of worship brought them solitude and protection from unwanted trespassers.Today, the Orthodox monasteries are one of the most popular destinations in all of Greece.Only a few hours from Athens at the fringe of the Plain of Thessaly, the town of Kalambaka plays host to Meteora's spectacular mountaintop attractions.Windswept monoliths rise abruptly from the earth,...
(CNN) — "What would a society look like without marriage?"The question popped into my brain after I stumbled across a list of countries with the most unwed mothers. With 40% of its babies born out of wedlock, America sits near the middle of the global pack in this category. Conservative Turkey brings up the rear with a scant 3%....

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