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  • Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015

    Duomo Milan cathedral, Italy

    Jiuguang Wang via Wikimedia Commons

    Whether you want a cosmopolitan city, a central spot from which to explore nature or a hidden gem not yet discovered by great hordes of tourists, Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015 has a spot for you.

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    By Katia Hetter CNN
  • 12 best meat cities in America

    New York City traffic

    CNN Image

    With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.

  • World's worst airport in 2014 is...

    Checking in at LaGuardia Airport

    Eric Thayer/Reuters

    Good news for air travelers passing through Manila: the city's international airport isn't quite as bad as it used to be.

  • Ebola fears cripple Africa's safari industry

    Cheetah

    Gary Gershman

    With travel to Africa poised to hit all-time highs in 2014, a drop-off in travel bookings was the last thing the continent's lucrative safari industry thought it would be facing going into 2015.

  • Coming soon: Best future theme parks

    The Voyage roller coaster, Holiday World, Indiana

    You don't have to be a Soviet wheat farmer to realize that five-year plans aren't much fun.

    Unless, that is, you start scheduling in new theme park openings.

    A worldwide construction boom is currently underway that will bring in a slew of incredible n...

  • Would you jump off this bridge?

    West Virginia BASE jumping day

    Courtesy Vertical Visions

    We can think of few things crazier than strapping a parachute to one's body and jumping off a bridge for a quick free fall.

  • 800 on flights linked to nurse contacted

    Amber Vinson 3

    Lawrence Vinson/Family Spokesperson

    Concerns about even remote chances of Ebola exposure rippled Friday from a U.S. airline to a cruise ship off Belize, with Frontier contacting hundreds who flew with an infected nurse and Carnival quarantining a health worker only tangentially linked ...

  • Airline offers 'Flying Nannies' for children

    Flying nannies Etihad Airlines

    Etihad Airlines

    Does your baby cry during long flights, causing you to want to disappear from the glares of fellow passengers?

  • U.S. tourist gets trapped in London bookstore

    Book

    iStock

    There's nothing like getting stuck into a good book -- but getting stuck in a good book store is a different matter.

  • Introducing FireChat, the app behind Hong Kong's protests

    FireChat

    Open Garden

    The revolution will not be televised but it will be tweeted, instant messaged or, in the case of Hong Kong, broadcast on mesh networks like FireChat.

  • London: Essentials for executive travelers

    London Big Ben

    CNN

    Ah, London. Theater. Art. Fashion. Shopping. Nightlife. Meals you'll never forget (and that can be meant, now, in a good way.) Is there anything she doesn't do superlatively?

  • 5 gorgeous road trips for fall

    Fall foliage apps

    CNN

    Great fall road trips aren't just about colored leaves.

  • And the world's 50 best bars are ...

    two pints of Guinness stout beer on bar

    iStock / Hofmeester

    Sure, it's a great feeling when you randomly stumble on a fantastic new bar while you're out exploring a city. But when you're there for only a few days, you sometimes want a guarantee that you're going to be getting a well-made drink in a venue with character and style. That's where this 2014 list of the world's 50 best bars comes in.

  • 9 ways travelers are handling Ebola anxiety

    Cellphone on plane

    CNN

    With Ebola panic traveling faster than a 787, travelers trapped in metal containers at 30,000 feet are quickly splitting into camps.

  • Airline plans table seats for families

    Thomson Airways new in-flight concepts

    From Thomson Airways

    Is this the dream for families traveling by air or their worst nightmare? Thomson Airways, the third biggest airline in the UK, is considering new seating configurations that'll seat parents and kids face-to-face around a table.

  • American Airlines jet makes emergency landing

    American Airlines Blurb

    Lucas Jackson / Reuters

    An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing Monday at San Francisco International Airport after a problem with an air duct caused some cabin panels to buckle, a spokesman said.

  • 2 airliners safely land in N.C. after problems

    airplane wing, travel, flight

    Two U.S. Airways flights experienced difficulties before landing Saturday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, airline spokesman Matt Miller said.

    Flight 5782 was heading to Charlotte and made an emergency landing at 7:4...

  • Ebola comment gets man escorted from plane

    Ebola in-flight comment

    YouTube

    Ebola is no laughing matter, especially not at airports or on planes, where screenings have gotten tighter.

    So, when a man on a flight on Wednesday may have joked that he had been to Africa and had the deadly disease, he received a special escort off ...

  • Report: Ebola scare at Las Vegas airport

    McCarran Airport Las Vegas

    Wikimedia Commons/Sunnya343

    Six ambulances surrounded a plane at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas Friday after there were reports of at least one passenger showing symptoms similar to Ebola, KSNV-TV reported.

  • Google hires camel for desert Street View

    Camel

    gopanancha/SXC

    It's given us robot cars and internet-enabled glasses -- but when it came to creating a "Street View" of a desert, Google hit on a low-tech solution. It hired a camel.

  • Questions after U.S. Ebola patient's death

    Ebola patient Thomas Duncan

    From Facebook

    Several Ebola patients treated in the United States have survived, but the first person ever diagnosed with the deadly virus on American soil didn't.

    Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday at a Texas hospital, 10 days after he was admitted.

    "Mr. Duncan succ...

  • US airports taking new steps to prevent Ebola

    Infrared laser thermometer

    REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

    One person has come to the United States and come down with Ebola here.

    Authorities want to keep it that way.

    To that end, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday beefed-up measures at five of America's biggest, busiest airpo...

  • Tweeting JetBlue flier removed from plane

    JetBlue side of plane

    Lucas Jackson / Reuters

    Tweeting about why her Tuesday night flight was delayed got Lisa Carter-Knight kicked off a JetBlue airplane, she claims.

  • United to customer: 'Dear Mr. Human'

    United Airlines

    Aaron Cooper/CNN

    United Airlines' customer service fails again, this time sending an apology letter addressed "Dear Mr. Human."

  • 8 majestic castle hotels

    The Biltmore

    From The Biltmore Company

    We have no kings or queens, dukes or duchesses, counts or countesses in the United States to build great royal castles as evidence of their power, importance and prestige.

    Why? The U.S. Constitution specifically bans the government from granting nobl...

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