Samothrace, Greece’s secret green ‘virgin island’

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — The Greek island of Samothrace is a vision in green. The craggy rocks of Mount Saos, … Read more

The family of five flying around the world in a tiny plane

(CNN) — Spending over a year flying around the world with your family in a tiny single-engine aircraft is something most people could only imagine. But it’s very much the reality for the Porters, from Canada, who are currently around halfway through a 14-month circumnavigation of the world. Ian Porter, who has been a private … Read more

how to find sustainable travel companies

People said the pandemic made them want to travel more responsibly in the future. Now new data indicates they’re actually doing it. According to a report published in January by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Trip.com Group: Nearly 60% of travelers have chosen more sustainable travel options in the last couple of years. … Read more

Controversial cuisine: Fish head pie and ‘devil’s dung’

(CNN) — This week in travel news, we bring you fish head pie, “devil’s dung,” mummified crocodiles and a cane toad named Toadzilla. Also, we want to hear your craziest, wildest travel stories. Tell us your hair-raising adventures We’ve all had trips that didn’t go according to plan. Maybe you got in a motorbike accident … Read more

Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

By GIOVANNA DELL’ORTO January 26, 2023 GMT https://apnews.com/article/norway-religion-climate-mining-7ba037720afb81cf19e040e7620fc1eb LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the snow-covered mountain slope from where the church stands like a beacon over this remote Norwegian Arctic village, cloaked in the polar night’s constant darkness. A century after it was founded to minister to … Read more

Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — Just a handful of Chinese visitors were posing for photos and basking in the sun this week in the market and plazas near Chiang Mai’s ancient Tha Phae Gate, one of many tourist hotspots still waiting for millions of Chinese travelers to return. The beaches and temples of destinations like … Read more

What it’s like to travel to every country in the world

(CNN) — After decades of traveling, both separately and together, Rachel Davey and Martina Sebova had each visited over 100 of the 195 UN-recognized countries and territories on the globe. The pair, who met during an overland tour of Europe back in 2008, were having coffee together in Melbourne, Australia, when they first discussed the … Read more

Mummified ‘golden boy’ found covered in 49 precious amulets

(CNN) — When a teenage boy died 2,300 years ago in Egypt, he was mummified and adorned with 49 protective amulets and a golden mask to guide him in the afterlife. Researchers discovered the amulets placed on and inside the body of the mummified “golden boy” when they used computerized tomography scans to digitally unwrap … Read more

Istria and the Kvarner Gulf: Croatia’s secret beaches and mini Venices

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Head to Croatia’s northern Adriatic coast to discover some of the country’s most captivating regions. While … Read more