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(CNN) — In our travel roundup this week, we’ve got you covered with love at first sight, rainbow ice caves, clifftop hotels and love stories.
And in the UK, ceremonies are planned to lead up to Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral. Are you traveling to Great Britain to attend historic events? Or does a previously scheduled trip overlap this period? Please let us know your plans via email ([email protected]).
It’s been another year of extreme weather, and experts believe climate change could also affect air travel. The most severe and sudden type of turbulence, “clear air turbulence”, is expected to increase over the next several decades. Here’s why.
As the name suggests, turbulence in clear air cannot be seen, but the Weather Photographer of the Year 2022 competition showcases the most beautiful images of visible phenomena – from frozen landscapes to sublime sunsets. The short list has just been revealed.
And in beautiful video captured recently in Washington State Ice Caves, a rare rainbow is caught dancing along the walls and ceiling of the cave. Check out the gorgeous images here. Rainbows also appeared in Britain on Thursday following news of the Queen’s death.
Lightning strikes look very nice on camera, but you definitely don’t want to get hit. Here are our tips to avoid a thunderbolt.
Design and architecture magazine Dezeen unveiled its shortlist of awards for 2022 this week. Here are some of the most stylish hotels and spas to be honored this year.
Of course, there is more to a truly amazing hotel than just the building. The location must also be five star. A high perch never hurts. Here’s our roundup of the best clifftop hotels in the world.
For a luxurious vacation at the best price, Vietnam is one of the best destinations in Asia. Arrival rules for international travelers have been relaxed, so now is a good time to plan a visit. Here are eight of the best new hotels in the country.
Love is all you need
Ida Skibenes and Hanna Aardal were colleagues and best friends. But when the Norwegian pals were coincidentally assigned a hotel room together at a company retreat, their relationship blossomed into romance.
And in another travel love story, American Libby Green and German Marcel Gnauk met on a walk in the French city of Nice. Now they have made a career out of traveling the world and recording the sounds they encounter.
Frankfurt couple Robin Lachhein and Judith Schneider’s trick is to travel around the world to recreate scenes from famous films, including moments from ‘Thelma and Louise’, ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘La La Land’.
Unfortunately, one place they can no longer visit is the station’s actual inspiration. in “Dirty Dancing”. The legendary Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel burned down last month.
Eat, drink, be merry
How far would you go for a truly delicious pastry? How about 870 miles, on a bike? That’s what a Belgian foodie did when he went on a two-week odyssey to Nice to taste a very special butter treat.
Fans of Netflix hit “Stranger Things” might also be tempted to make a pilgrimage to Tokyo’s Shibuya district to try a pop-up cafe dedicated to the show. It closes at the end of the year, so be quick before the door closes.
If sci-fi is more your thing, a new legion of intelligent robots are busy serving coffees and doing bellhops in Hong Kong. Here’s why they could be the future of hospitality.
And YouTube star Mr. Beast caused chaos at a New Jersey mall when huge crowds thronged the building for the opening of his first brick-and-mortar burger joint. Look here.
The unknown Italy
If you want to beat the crowds in Rome and Venice, try heading to some of Italy’s lesser-known beautiful villages. Here are 8 glorious places to explore.
In case you missed it
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will reopen to tourists on September 23.
Anthony Bourdain visited the Buddhist country in 2018 with director Darren Aronofsky. Relive their journey with the “Parts Unknown” podcast.
More than 200,000 flights take off and land worldwide on average per day.
And the Flightradar24 website tracks them all in real time. Here’s how airplane spotting has become one of the internet’s hottest hobbies.
Stunning new 8K video footage shows the Titanic as you’ve never seen it before.
New details and colors are revealed through the highest possible screen resolution. Look here.
Returning to the daily routine is difficult after returning from a trip.
Suitcases are useful about 10% of the year, then the rest of the time, Goliaths monopolize space. What if, you know, they could just crash a little?
Our partners at CNN Underscored, a CNN-owned product review and recommendation guide, tried out collapsible luggage that claims to be the thinnest in the world. Here is their opinion.