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I moved to Paris during lockdown and couldn't explore farther than a kilometer. Here's what I found


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Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:56:51 GMT

The plan to move to France had been in the works for months. We bit the bullet and quit our jobs, packed our poky London flat into boxes, and then watched the world come crashing down around us.

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Caught in the coronavirus crossfire, Airbnb commits $250 million to cover some hosts' losses


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Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:51:13 GMT

With coronavirus spreading across the globe, thousands of travelers have called off plans for vacations, work trips and family visits.

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Vermont closes all hotels, vacation rentals and campgrounds


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Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:47:23 GMT

Vermont Governor Phil Scott ordered all lodging, including hotels, Airbnb and campgrounds, to suspend operations on Monday.

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These countries have more than one capital


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Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:17:14 GMT

The wars, revolutions and fallen empires that transformed the world map in the 20th century have a surprising beneficiary: capital cities.

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What will travel look like after coronavirus?


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Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:54:22 GMT

As movement around the world grows more and more restricted, it's hard to imagine what travel will look like when it eventually ramps back up.

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Restaurant creates coronavirus-themed burger


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Created: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:29:25 GMT

Among global efforts to offer some light relief to the current crisis, bakers and chefs have been producing coronavirus-related dishes that are hopefully a lot tastier than the epidemic which has inspired them.

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Theater turns parking lot into free drive-in performance


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Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:06:01 GMT

A small theater in Texas gave its community free drive-in performances from their parking lot before stay-at-home orders went into effect.

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Luxury hotel launches Covid-19 guest package


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Created: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:34:18 GMT

The modern, luxury apartments in Switzerland don't have a mini-bar -- they have a big bar.

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Stained glass 'prayer windows' for planes


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Created: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:03:38 GMT

There isn't a big market for travel accessories right now, but a new concept by product designer Danielle Baskin seems perfectly suited to this time of refuge and reflection.

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Is this the world's best Indian restaurant?


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Created: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 01:58:39 GMT

On Asia's 50 best restaurants list, updated annually, most of the top spots are usually awarded to upscale restaurants in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

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Virus frees elephants from tourist rides


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Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:40:08 GMT

Elephants forced to perform tricks and carry tourists in the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, Thailand are to be liberated from their controversial work as a consequence of the coronavirus, the park's owner says.

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I caught the last flight to propose to my girlfriend on the other side of the world


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Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:38:17 GMT

Stay in Cairo with family or catch the last flight to Canada to be with my love. I needed to decide quickly but feared that traveling during this pandemic was the equivalent of suicide, or worse, murder.

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Airbnb announces plan to offer free housing to coronavirus responders


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Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 13:00:04 GMT

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people all over the globe, Airbnb has stepped up with a plan to offer free or subsidized housing to people working on the disease's front lines, namely health care professionals, emergency workers and relief personnel.

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Hundreds of trekkers stranded on Nepal's mountain trails after coronavirus lockdown


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Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:25:12 GMT

Hundreds of trekkers are stranded on high-altitude trekking trails across Nepal due to a nationwide lockdown designed to contain the coronavirus spread.

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Wuhan's beautiful cherry blossoms captured in stunning drone footage


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Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:17:14 GMT

Though mainly associated with Japan, cherry blossom season is a widely anticipated event in cities around the world, a sign that spring has arrived, an opportunity for people to get out and enjoy nature's unrivaled beauty.

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Great Wall of China's Badaling section reopens to visitors


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Created: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:52:35 GMT

A small section of the Great Wall of China has reopened to visitors as of March 24, a sign that life in China is slowly returning to normal following the coronavirus epidemic.

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'I'm angry at the virus': Tokyo's famous sushi scene crippled by outbreak


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Created: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:59:46 GMT

Shortly after dawn, Hideki Sugiura moves swiftly through the narrow aisles of Tokyo's Toyosu Market.

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Hotels in Niagara Falls are lighting up with hearts in solidarity with communities affected by coronavirus


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Created: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:39:12 GMT

Hotels in Niagara Falls are standing in solidarity with communities battling the coronavirus pandemic by creating what Canada's tourism officials are calling the "Niagara Heart of Hope."

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As governments limit non-essential travel, what becomes essential?


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Created: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 11:56:13 GMT

Freedom of movement at the world's longest land border diminished on Wednesday when President Donald Trump announced restrictions on travel between the United States and Canada.

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Zookeeper's dance routine goes viral


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Created: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:37:58 GMT

A zookeeper took a break from his duties to offer a dance for the Melbourne Zoo's webcam viewers. Livecam platforms like Zoos Victoria and Explore.org are now seeing a boost in popularity.

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A pilot wrote a coronavirus message in the sky -- 'Stay Home'


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Created: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:20:41 GMT

A pilot did some digital skywriting in the skies over Austria to remind people not to go out during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A tour of Egypt's White Desert


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Created: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:12:59 GMT

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World's most expensive cities to live in


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Created: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 02:32:53 GMT

The global economic landscape could be very different this time next year, but 2020's most expensive cities have been revealed -- and the number one spot belongs not to one single city, but to three destinations.

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Virus creates world's longest passenger flight


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Created: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:17:07 GMT

The aviation industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with travelers across the world dealing with canceled flights and travel bans as they scramble to get home.

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How I finally fell for Florida


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CNN's Stacey Lastoe, who admits she's never been a big fan of Florida travel, has a change of heart in the coronavirus outbreak, reflecting on the multiple ways the state has touched her.

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I moved from the UK to France during lockdown. Here's what I found


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Moving homes during the coronavirus outbreak is a stressful ordeal. Moving to a country with severe restrictions is something else entirely.

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Cruise ships are still scrambling for safe harbor


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More than a dozen cruise ships remain stranded at sea right now -- some with and some without passengers -- as ports deny entry and passengers panic about returning home.

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Wild goats take over Welsh town amid coronavirus lockdown


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A coastal town in north Wales has found a whole new meaning to the phrase herd immunity, after goats were spotted roaming its quiet streets.

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Virtual vacation: Amazing travel photos from 2020


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At its best, travel photography inspires, intrigues and informs. It sets us on armchair adventures or moves us to plan a dream trip. See amazing images from 2020 and journey the world through pictures.

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Throughout 2020, CNN editors will present the world's best travel photos -- from an ancient Maya funerary monument in Palenque to the waters of Boa Vista, Cape Verde.

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