(CNN)Ever wanted to fly on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent jungle or climb a floating mountain? Not enough theme park thrills? There’s more to come as construction gets underway on hot new adventure experiences around the world. To get the lowdown on what to expect, we caught up with [See SeaWorld … Continue reading Pandora — The World of Avatar and 10 other hot theme parks of the future
Trailblazing former kitchen maid is the star of a new exhibition celebrating the unsung heroes of an engineering masterpiece When Dirk Bennett first gazed into the eyes of Hannah Griggs, he recalls that the hair literally stood up on the back of his arms. In the faded photograph Griggs, a poor young woman born to … Continue reading Hannah Griggs, the first woman to work at the Tower of London →
(CNN)Dubai may be famed for its bigger, bolder, brighter design philosophy, but it’s not all shiny buildings and alligator-skin Rolls-Royces. Dubai’s origins as a small fishing settlement centuries ago remains within the cracks. Dubai has become a go-to career stop for tax-averse foreigners — it’s Arab at its core but capitalist at its edge. That … Continue reading Dubai: Insider Travel Guide →
(CNN)Tokyo is a city that can roar one moment and whisper at the next, a place where almost anything seems possible. After all, 13 million people share this 2,188-square-kilometer piece of the planet, which is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, stores and cafs. It’s also a one-stop center for the best of … Continue reading Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide →
(CNN)Want to test your mettle or conquer a fear of heights? Join us as we highlight 15 of the world’s highest — and most impressive — jumping sites. 233 meters: Macau Tower, Macau, China 190 meters: Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Switzerland? Swiss watches … Continue reading 15 of the world’s best bungee jumps →
Ischgls wild aprs is legendary, but if you can resist the lure of the resorts party scene and hit the piste with a clear head, theres pristine powder and untracked terrain to be enjoyed The last time I went to Ischgl, I went out every night. I had boozy lunches in mountain restaurants, indulged in … Continue reading Ischgl, Austria: great partying, great off-piste →
(CNN)“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along.” “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” “I think we are at a point where this material is very much needed,” says Keshavarz. “I see it as a wonderful window and Rumi’s own metaphor is … Continue reading Lord of the dance: The Sufi mystic who has got the world whirling →
Before writing his best-known works, Franz Kafka hoped to make millions with a series of on the cheap guides to European travel Years before penning Metamorphosis, considered by some to beKafka: The Early Years, published in translation (by Shelley Frisch) last month. The ahead-of-its-time idea (considering the popularity of budget travel tips today) sought to … Continue reading Clean room, no beetles wanted: how a young Kafka hoped to write budget travel guides →
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(CNN)The world’s longest, deepest tunnel — running for 57 kilometers underneath the Swiss Alps — has finally entered regular service. The Gotthard Base Tunnel, dubbed Switzerland’s “construction of the century,” was 17 years in the making and is reported to have cost around $12 billion to build.