Cold War warning sirens are sounding across France. Here’s why

Cold War warning sirens are sounding across France. Here's why

Paris (CNN) — It’s a typical Wednesday lunchtime in Paris, the streets buzzing with tourists, terraces packed with tables, when the wail of an air raid siren fills the air. Its groan tears across the city for nearly two minutes, reaching a crescendo above the midday traffic before dying away. It’s a strange occurrence. But … Read more

Tourists are back in Iceland. But so is whale hunting

Tourists are back in Iceland. But so is whale hunting

Reykjavik, Iceland (CNN) — After a four-year hiatus, Iceland’s last remaining whaling company, Hvalur hf., will resume its hunt this summer, much to the chagrin of tourism officials. As the Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on Iceland’s tourism industry, backlash over whaling is the last thing many tourism officials want. “It is actually well … Read more

Travel news: Most liveable cities, a sunken restaurant and more

Travel news: Most liveable cities, a sunken restaurant and more

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — How is it already the last week of June??!! It’s officially summer in most … Read more

10 million of Ireland’s citizens left. Here’s why you should visit

10 million of Ireland's citizens left. Here's why you should visit

(CNN) — With St. Patrick’s Day a global phenomenon and Irish pubs found everywhere from Peru to Lanzarote, it can be easy to think you have a sense of Ireland without visiting, especially if you’re one of the 70 million people worldwide who can claim Irish heritage. However, to get a true feel for the … Read more

Hong Kong Jumbo: Owners of Jumbo Floating Restaurant backtrack on sinking claims as authorities investigate

Hong Kong Jumbo: Owners of Jumbo Floating Restaurant backtrack on sinking claims as authorities investigate

Jumbo Kingdom — a 260-foot (80 meters), three-story restaurant styled after a Chinese imperial palace — encountered “adverse conditions” last weekend while being towed through the South China Sea. “Water soon entered before it began to tip,” its owners initially said in a statement Monday. “The water depth at the scene is over 1,000 meters … Read more

Abu Dhabi Fossil Dunes: A frozen landscape created by climate change

Abu Dhabi Fossil Dunes: A frozen landscape created by climate change

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi (CNN) — Drive an hour or so southeast out of the … Read more

The world’s most liveable cities for 2022

The world's most liveable cities for 2022

(CNN) — Considering a big move this year? You may want to think about Canada or western Europe. The annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities has just been released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and 2022’s Global Liveability Index shows some marked differences from the previous year. The EIU, which is a … Read more

Hong Kong’s Jumbo floating restaurant sinks at sea

Hong Kong's Jumbo floating restaurant sinks at sea

(CNN) — An iconic Hong Kong floating restaurant has sunk, just days after it was towed out to sea en route to an unspecified destination. Jumbo Kingdom, a three-story vessel that was designed like a Chinese imperial palace and was at one time the world’s largest floating restaurant, was towed away by tugboats last Tuesday … Read more

Summer solstice 2022: Sensual traditions on the longest day of the year

Summer solstice 2022: Sensual traditions on the longest day of the year

(CNN) — Do you feel a stirring in your heart? Maybe a jump in your libido? Heck, are you just getting plain ol’ hot and bothered? The summer solstice for 2022 is arriving. The longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere kicks off the official calendar start of summer and with it comes … Read more

In Ukraine, funeral for activist killed and mourned in war

In Ukraine, funeral for activist killed and mourned in war

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Poppies, the blood-red flowers that cover the battlefields of Europe’s two world wars, were lain in mourning Saturday on the coffin of yet another dead soldier, this one killed in yet another European war, in Ukraine. The hundreds of mourners for Roman Ratushnyi, 24, included friends who had protested with him … Read more