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    Why do we cry on airplanes?

    Why do we cry on airplanes?


    Unlike just 25 years ago, it's now hard to find someone who hasn't been on a...

    Unlike just 25 years ago, it's now hard to find someone who hasn't been on a plane.
    Paradise Beach in South Africa lives up to its name

    Paradise Beach in South Africa lives up to its name


    In the early morning, the wind sends bursts of sand across the beach, painting bits of black and shades of brown around the shells and the deep purple seaweed that washed up during the...

    In the early morning, the wind sends bursts of sand across the beach, painting bits of black and shades of brown around the shells and the deep purple seaweed that washed up during the night.
    15 airlines that no longer exist

    15 airlines that no longer exist


    In the little more than 100 years of commercial air travel, thousands of airlines have come and gone as casualties of oil prices, politics, mismanagement or financial...

    In the little more than 100 years of commercial air travel, thousands of airlines have come and gone as casualties of oil prices, politics, mismanagement or financial loss.
    Luxury shopping on the high seas

    Luxury shopping on the high seas


    At a time when land-based malls are struggling to draw shoppers, sales at shipboard stores show increasing buoyancy. Starboard Cruise Services, an LVMH-owned company that operates stores on 90+ cruise lines, is the largest retail purveyor in the cruise...

    At a time when land-based malls are struggling to draw shoppers, sales at shipboard stores show increasing buoyancy. Starboard Cruise Services, an LVMH-owned company that operates stores on 90+ cruise lines, is the largest retail purveyor in the cruise industry and boasts impressive growth.
    World's most powerful passport revealed

    World's most powerful passport revealed


    There are few things more liberating than travel -- although some passports offer more freedom than...

    There are few things more liberating than travel -- although some passports offer more freedom than others.
    The Bahamas beach where piggies swim

    The Bahamas beach where piggies swim


    If you're waiting to fulfill any life goals until pigs fly, heads up: There are swine swimming in the Bahamas...

    If you're waiting to fulfill any life goals until pigs fly, heads up: There are swine swimming in the Bahamas already.
    Harry Potter descends upon New York

    Harry Potter descends upon New York


    Plants with human bodies that throw parties called mandrakes. All-powerful wands modeled after sinewy snakes. A ferocious dog with three heads aptly named...

    Plants with human bodies that throw parties called mandrakes. All-powerful wands modeled after sinewy snakes. A ferocious dog with three heads aptly named "Fluffy."
    Indigenous culture in Vancouver

    Indigenous culture in Vancouver


    Salmon, elk, bison and boar. The prized oily fish oolichan. These staples of Indigenous cuisine in Canada reconnected restaurateur Inez Cook with her First Nations heritage eight years...

    Salmon, elk, bison and boar. The prized oily fish oolichan. These staples of Indigenous cuisine in Canada reconnected restaurateur Inez Cook with her First Nations heritage eight years ago.
    Why Bourdain loved the Philippines

    Why Bourdain loved the Philippines


    Food travel shows often have a really bad habit of just being a chance for a milquetoast host to vacation through other peoples' lives, talking a lot while eating their "weird"...

    Food travel shows often have a really bad habit of just being a chance for a milquetoast host to vacation through other peoples' lives, talking a lot while eating their "weird" food.
    Italy's most beautiful hotels

    Italy's most beautiful hotels


    In search of la dolce vita? These glorious hotels perched on ancient streets, Tuscan hills and seaside cliffs deliver it in...

    In search of la dolce vita? These glorious hotels perched on ancient streets, Tuscan hills and seaside cliffs deliver it in spades.
    Cannabinoid becomes USA's hottest ingredient

    Cannabinoid becomes USA's hottest ingredient


    The latest "it" ingredient to hit menus is CBD, short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (more commonly known as...

    The latest "it" ingredient to hit menus is CBD, short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (more commonly known as marijuana).
    Mysterious shapes appear on Britain's beaches

    Mysterious shapes appear on Britain's beaches


    Along Wales' rugged Pembrokeshire Coast in Britain, someone is creating intricate works of sand art. Read on and draw this mystery to a...

    Along Wales' rugged Pembrokeshire Coast in Britain, someone is creating intricate works of sand art. Read on and draw this mystery to a close.
    End of an era as Tokyo fish market closes

    End of an era as Tokyo fish market closes


    Following years of delays and plenty of controversy, Tokyo's Tsukiji wholesale fish market, one of the city's most popular destinations for international visitors, has finally shut its...

    Following years of delays and plenty of controversy, Tokyo's Tsukiji wholesale fish market, one of the city's most popular destinations for international visitors, has finally shut its doors.
    José Andrés memoir helps explain his deep bond with Bourdain

    José Andrés memoir helps explain his deep bond with Bourdain


    José Andrés' memoir "We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time" was published in September 2018, mere months after Anthony Bourdain's premature death. Reading it, one can't help but think of Tony and the friendship...

    José Andrés' memoir "We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time" was published in September 2018, mere months after Anthony Bourdain's premature death. Reading it, one can't help but think of Tony and the friendship between the compassionate chefs.
    The unsung cuisine of Spain's comfort-food capital, Asturias

    The unsung cuisine of Spain's comfort-food capital, Asturias


    By now, you probably know your tapas from your pintxos and your Rioja from your cava. Manchego may grace your cheese boards and smoky pimentón might spice up your...

    By now, you probably know your tapas from your pintxos and your Rioja from your cava. Manchego may grace your cheese boards and smoky pimentón might spice up your soups.
    Places to visit in October: 5 great travel ideas

    Places to visit in October: 5 great travel ideas


    Sandwiched between that last blast of Labor Day madness in September and the upcoming winter holiday rush, October can give travelers a chance to enjoy their destinations with lighter crowds, less stress and lower...

    Sandwiched between that last blast of Labor Day madness in September and the upcoming winter holiday rush, October can give travelers a chance to enjoy their destinations with lighter crowds, less stress and lower prices.
    Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans must-dos

    Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans must-dos


    Call him "Mr. Bam," the "Elvis of TV chefs" or simply Emeril, this forerunner of "New New Orleans" cuisine has a name that precedes...

    Call him "Mr. Bam," the "Elvis of TV chefs" or simply Emeril, this forerunner of "New New Orleans" cuisine has a name that precedes him.


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    Travel tips from a road...

    Travel tips from a road warrior.
    What to know about traveling with weed in Canada

    What to know about traveling with weed in Canada


    Canada has legalized marijuana nationwide; however, things are more complicated than they might initially sound. Here's what the new pot law means for...

    Canada has legalized marijuana nationwide; however, things are more complicated than they might initially sound. Here's what the new pot law means for travelers.
    Why do we cry on airplanes?

    Why do we cry on airplanes?


    Is it true that we're more likely to cry when we fly in airplanes? Here are some reasons why we might get more tearful and some advice on how to prevent...

    Is it true that we're more likely to cry when we fly in airplanes? Here are some reasons why we might get more tearful and some advice on how to prevent it.


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    Explore the highlights of Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan and a paradise for nature...

    Explore the highlights of Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan and a paradise for nature lovers.
    Airlines with the best Wi-Fi and inflight tech

    Airlines with the best Wi-Fi and inflight tech


    When it comes to jetting around the world, choosing the airline with the best Wi-Fi and inflight tech is a major priority. So which airline comes out on...

    When it comes to jetting around the world, choosing the airline with the best Wi-Fi and inflight tech is a major priority. So which airline comes out on top?
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year: winners announced

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year: winners announced


    Deep in the forest of China's Qinling Mountains, two golden snub-nosed monkeys surveyed their surroundings -- and Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten was there to capture the...

    Deep in the forest of China's Qinling Mountains, two golden snub-nosed monkeys surveyed their surroundings -- and Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten was there to capture the moment.
    Own a French chateau for less than $60

    Own a French chateau for less than $60


    A Crowdfunding project offers the chance to grab a share in the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay in the Deux-Sevres region of western France and help save it from...

    A Crowdfunding project offers the chance to grab a share in the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay in the Deux-Sevres region of western France and help save it from ruin.


    Ebaupinay is a crumbling French chateau that you can adopt to restore it to its former medieval...

    Ebaupinay is a crumbling French chateau that you can adopt to restore it to its former medieval grandeur