Travel

10 of the world's most luxurious desert hotels

(CNN)When you think of beautiful and luxurious getaways, islands and beaches are often the first places that spring to mind. But desert landscapes offer equally dazzling views, a heightened sense of adventure — and a decidedly less clichéd experience. From Middle Eastern palaces to luxury tented camps in Africa, we’ve handpicked 10 real-life desert oases where you can live out ...

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Noma Mexico: The experience of a lifetime?

Tulum, Mexico (CNN)How much would you pay for the hottest meal ticket in town? In a world where access is everything, high rollers (and even medium rollers who throw caution to the wind) are willing to shell out big bucks for exclusive experiences and their ancillary bragging rights. Tickets to a $750, 15-course tasting menu (which includes drink pairings and ...

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Stressed at the airport? Find these dogs

JUST WATCHED Stressed at the airport? Find these dogs Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Stressed at the airport? Find these dogs About 50 airports across the United States have a special set of furry volunteers who help keep passengers calm on stressful travel days: therapy dogs. Source: CNN Best of CNN Digital Worldwide (14 Videos) Stressed at the airport? ...

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The world's most amazing hotel gyms

(CNN)Veteran road warriors know that the best way to beat jetlag and energy-zapping meetings is by working up a serious sweat. That schedule of constantly changing time zones, back-to-back meetings and intense pressure can wreak havoc on your mind and body. But studies show that exercising regularly can help to regulate your circadian rhythm — also known as your internal ...

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The real pirates of the Caribbean

(CNN)Pirates have been a part of popular culture ever since they first appeared on the high seas with aspirations for fortune, fame and glory. Stories about the exploits of pirates fascinated the people of the 17th and 18th centuries. Even 300 years later, the tales of Long John Silver, Captain Hook and Jack Sparrow are as popular now as they’ve ...

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Cannes' top concierges share their best festival stories

Cannes, France (CNN)When walking down the Croisette, Cannes’ famous promenade, take a moment to think of the concierges. During the film festival this cabal of indefatigable problem-fixers will be working in overdrive, handling just about anything the rich and famous can throw at them. Take the most outlandish request you can imagine. Double it. These guys — and they are ...

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A roller coaster fanatic's 10 picks for 2017

(CNN)There is no roller coaster that Patrick Lindich won’t ride at least once. Lindich, who documents his rides on his CoasterFanatics YouTube channel, credits his love of coasters to his father, who convinced him to ride the American Eagle at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois when Lindich was 10. “It’s a very long ride, and I had an ...

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Travel checklist: Must-read books and must-watch movies

(CNN)When is it you first visit a country? Is it when you cross the airport tarmac and join the line at immigration? Or is it when you fall in love with a book or a film and resolve that one day, somehow, you’ll buy a ticket to the land where the story began? Language-learning platform Babbel has exclusively shared with ...

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