The chef who can't smell or taste
on October 19, 2020 at 8:17 AM
How would things taste if you lost your sense of smell?
Watch this baby gorilla being hand-reared by zookeepers
on October 22, 2020 at 3:35 PM
Zookeepers in Bristol, UK, are giving this baby gorilla round-the-clock care, including bottle feeding through the night, as he's not getting enough milk from his mother, Kala, to survive.
What happens when staycations fall apart
on October 17, 2020 at 8:22 AM
Exploring nearer to home seems like a good alternative when Covid has halted foreign trips. But in the increasingly isolated UK, chaotic rules and open hostility toward travelers has meant even staycations are now in doubt.
Best new cookbooks for hunkering down during the pandemic
on October 16, 2020 at 8:23 PM
Mastering the art of home cooking -- to riff on the title of the beloved Julia Child cookbook -- has been a primary occupation during coronavirus lockdown. While preparing meals for friends and family is inextricably linked with life in general, it has taken on a new significance during the pandemic.
This Italian town has just two residents, but they still insist on wearing masks
on October 16, 2020 at 10:52 AM
They're the sole inhabitants of Nortosce, but Giovanni Carilli and Giampiero Nobil aren't taking any chances when it comes to upholding Italy's strict Covid-19 rules.
I thought 'flights to nowhere' were silly. Then I went on one.
on October 16, 2020 at 8:15 PM
Hong Kong Express is offering 75-minute flights that circle Hong Kong air space and return to the airport.
Flights to nowhere are an alternative way to sightsee during a pandemic
on October 16, 2020 at 7:36 PM
With travel restrictions due to Covid-19, airlines are offering "Flights to nowhere" that allow passengers to board planes, enjoy the trip and disembark at the same location. Take a look at what it's like.
Covid-19 is killing restaurants. So why is Michelin still obsessing about star ratings?
on October 15, 2020 at 9:01 AM
Its reviews have the power to make or break a restaurant, and even though many fine dining venues are facing closure, Michelin says it has no plans to stop publishing its guides.
Ancient Thai city grapples with surging monkey population
on October 14, 2020 at 2:06 AM
Over 4,500 crab-eating macaques roam the streets of the ancient city of Lopburi. Though it's a popular tourist destination, the monkey population has grown too quickly, causing headaches for city residents. Here's how officials are trying to sustainably solve the problem.
The American man who became a porter on Everest
on October 12, 2020 at 9:39 AM
It might not seem that way when you read harrowing accounts of climbers perishing on its treacherous slopes, but there's an easy way to climb Everest, and there's a hard way.
Scotland's whisky islands are dealing with an almighty Covid hangover
on October 10, 2020 at 8:50 AM
Distilleries are working around the clock to make up time lost in coronavirus, but Scotland's whisky tourism is still in big trouble.
Half of the coral in the Great Barrier Reef is gone
on October 14, 2020 at 9:31 PM
A new study found that Australia's Great Barrier Reef has not recovered from a torrent of bleaching events caused by climate change.
Ethiopian food: The 15 best dishes
on October 9, 2020 at 11:43 PM
Ethiopian food is distinctive and delicious, befitting a remarkable country with a cultural heritage that stands out from the rest of Africa.
12 of the best things to see and do in Ghana
on October 13, 2020 at 3:30 PM
From surfing at deserted beaches, to hanging out with wild elephants, here are some of the top things to do in Ghana.
Lonely Planet ranks ultimate travel destinations in new list
on October 13, 2020 at 5:03 PM
Many of us have been forced to rethink travel plans in the wake of Covid-19, but if you're soothing your canceled-vacation-blues by daydreaming about future adventures, Lonely Planet's new "Ultimate Travel List" might be just what you need.
What happened on the Qantas flight to nowhere
on October 13, 2020 at 3:34 AM
Passengers share stories of what it was like on Qantas' scenic Great Southern Land flight, which took off from Sydney Airport and circled back seven hours later.
Tourists swarm China during Golden Week
on October 10, 2020 at 4:29 PM
Golden Week, one of China's busiest annual travel periods, provided a major test for the country as it emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. CNN's Selina Wang breaks down the economic boost the national holiday presented China.
Airbus has a plane with flapping wingtips -- and they just got even longer
on October 12, 2020 at 12:20 PM
The AlbatrossONE, a model based on the Airbus A321, is constructed from carbon-fiber and glass-fiber-reinforced polymers and has "semi-aeroelastic" hinged wing-tips that flex to reduce drag and turbulence.
Venice holds back the water for first time in 1,200 years
on October 5, 2020 at 10:13 AM
Sebastian Fagarazzi is used to moving his belongings around. As a Venetian who lives on the ground floor, every time the city faces acqua alta -- the regular flooding caused by high tides -- he must raise everything off the floor, including furniture and appliances, or risk losing it.
Why this space age airplane could change flying forever
on October 3, 2020 at 8:25 AM
It looks like something out of "Star Trek," and runs on a fuel experts once thought "crazy," but Airbus hopes that in 15 years we'll be flying into a greener future aboard this new zero-emission aircraft concept.