• World's best wine-tasting experience

    Hall Rutherford Reception

    From Hall Wines

    "Beyond the hedonism of tasting these wines -- and the hedonism of tasting these wines is going to be off the charts -- I think there will be two very important ideas that come out of this," says wine educator and "The Wine Bible" author Karen MacNei...

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    By Gemma Price for CNN
  • 15 funniest travel books ever (in English)

    Suitcase, luggage, travel, packing

    We expect a lot from our travel writers.

  • American, US Air tickets back on Orbitz

    American Airlines generic

    That was fast. American Airlines tickets are back on Orbitz.

  • 15 hurt in Chicago O'Hare bus crash

    O'Hare shuttle crash

    WGN

    A shuttle bus crashed Friday morning at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, injuring 15 people, police said, and temporarily snarling vehicle traffic at one of the world's busiest centers for air travel.

  • Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

    Planes get a second life

    From Southwest Airlines

    Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible amount of waste. Southwest Airlines, for one, has decided to do something about it.

  • 8 must-have travel apps

    Holiday apps

    CNN image

    Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.

  • Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in major restructuring

    Malaysia Airlines

    Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

    Malaysia Airlines has cut 6,000 jobs as part of a wide-ranging overhaul that follows the loss of two aircraft earlier this year.

  • 2 face charges after plane returns to Canada

    Airplane

    Airborne for white, sandy beaches, turquoise Cuban waters and swaying palms, two women apparently broke out their duty-free booze on Wednesday and partied hearty in a passenger jet bathroom.

    So terribly hearty, that they got Sunwing Flight 656 a milit...

  • Malaysia Air posts $97 million loss

    Malaysia Airlines

    Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

    Malaysia Airlines now knows more about the financial cost of its horrifying year.

  • 19 greatest vacation experiences

    North Korea

    Scrap all those other bucket lists you've been compiling. Cancel those other trips. Start saving hard. We've just put together a pretty special collection of crazy, fun and exclusive experiences around the world.

  • Gored expert to run with bulls again

    Running of the bulls

    Vincent West/Reuters

    Just weeks after a Chicago writer known as a veteran, expert bull runner was badly gored in Pamplona, he's back at other smaller bull runnings in Spain, but walking with a cane.

    "I really didn't think he was gonna gore me until it happened. I really t...

  • A chocoholic's tour of Zurich

    Aeschbach Chocolatier

    Courtesy Rania Margari

    "I just love it when I get milk-to-dark converts," says Kerrin Rousset, as she prepares to lead a small cocoa-hungry crowd through the narrow streets of Zurich's Old Town.

  • Airplane scuffle spurs Knee Defender sales

    Knee defender

    A passenger scuffle at 35,000 feet is keeping a Washington, D.C., entrepreneur busy.

  • Flight diverted over man's 'Knee Defender'

    In-flight movie, airplane

    A United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver is diverted after a fight over a device called a "Knee Defender."

  • American, US Air sever ties with Orbitz

    American Airlines

    From American Airlines

    The nation's largest airline is cutting ties with online booking agent Orbitz.

    American Airlines and US Airways, which merged to form American Airlines Group late last year, made the announcement Tuesday.

    Tickets already purchased through the site wi...

  • Watching the watchers: Spy guide to Berlin

    Germany-2

    Ralph Orlowski / Reuters

    At the former headquarters of the East German secret police, cheerful American and British tourists scan maps and chatter as they file into the blocky concrete building once known as "the House of One Thousand Eyes."

  • Napa Valley wineries reopening after quake

    Winery earthquake aftermath

    David Silver/CNN iReport

    It's harvest time in Napa Valley, and it appears that the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California did not impact vineyards or the grapes on the vine, a local vintners' association said.

    The Sunday earthquake that sent more than 100 pe...

  • 15 amazing spots to find natural bridges

    Sipapu Bridge

    Jacob W. Frank/NPS

    Don't try to drive over these bridges.

    These rocky natural spans were formed over millennia by the flowing waters of a stream or other water source, which slowly eroded away the rock to create the shape of a bridge.

    But are they arches or bridges?

    Th...

  • Tourists flock to Colorado to smoke legal weed

    Marijuana joint

    Tourists from around the world are going to Colorado to get stoned legally.

  • World's most fun theme parks

    Tokyo Disney Sea

    Disney

    What makes a truly fun theme park?

  • On the trail of Slovakia's 'Blood Countess'

    Slovakia Blood Countess

    Courtesy John Malathronas

    With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.

  • Airline profits up in first half of 2014

    Airplane seats, airline, flight

    iStock / mikdam

    The top U.S. airlines earned a net profit of $3.8 billion during the first half of this year -- up from $1.6 billion during the same period last year, according to an industry group.

  • Will another Iceland volcano eruption hit air travel?

    Bardarbunga volcano

    TV2 Iceland

    In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune. Now another Icelandic volcano is rumbling.

  • 9 great new US beach hotels

    Hotel Zamora

    From The Hotel Zamora

    Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in. From Rhode Island to Santa Barbara, South Beach to Kauai, new hotels just steps from the beach are marking their first summer -- it's not over yet! -- in business.

  • No charges for accused airport security scammer

    TSA, airport security

    Ferre Dollar/CNN

    A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be prosecuted.

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