Travel and Leisure: Trending Stories from CNN


Here is the latest Travel News from CNN.

Bourdain on Buenos Aires: Meat, meat and more meat
Anthony Bourdain tells Anderson Cooper that he returned from Argentina and wept at the sight of vegetables. “Parts Unknown” is on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET
Anthony Bourdain experiences Chicago’s extremes
Anthony Bourdain tells Anderson Cooper how he found the perfect bar for his Chicago episode. “Parts Unknown” is on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET

Anderson Cooper drinks his first Martini with Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain talks about the culture and food in Senegal over Martinis with Anderson Cooper. “Parts Unknown” is on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET

Can Anderson Cooper handle some of NYC’s spiciest food?
Anthony Bourdain challenges Anderson Cooper to taste some of the hottest dishes at Mission Chinese Food in New York City.

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Best thing to eat with a cold beer?
Anthony Bourdain heads to the Philippines and samples “possibly the best thing you could ever eat with a cold beer.” Sunday at 9 p.m. ET

See America’s influence on Manila’s cuisine
Bourdain discusses America’s influence on Filipino food in Manila. “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Close call at world’s busiest airport 
The FAA is investigating a close call between two Delta passenger jets at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

Roller coaster scare caught on camera
A malfunctioning ride at a Texas amusement park had a father scrambling to help his son. CNN affiliate KVII has more.

World’s best chefs descend on Manila
Joan Roca. Yoshihiro Narisawa. Some of the biggest names in the business were in town for Madrid Fusion Manila.

Couple plans Vegas trip — but book flights from wrong Birmingham
A British couple set off on a dream vacation to Las Vegas — only to discover they’d booked flights from Birmingham, Alabama, rather than Birmingham, UK.

8 luxury cruise ships that aren’t floating hotels
These smaller ships combine romance and adventure with wind and paddle power

There’s a lot to the Windy City beyond the iconic sights of the Loop

How much would you pay for a flight upgrade? 
The latest innovation to shake up the aviation industry is real-time open auctions for seats

Boeing’s oldest flyable twin-engine airliner makes last flight
With the final flight of the oldest flyable twin-engine Boeing airliner, the world has witnessed a little bit of aviation history.

11 of the world’s most incredible bridges
Today, architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city councils to create new bridges as ambitious as the buildings that surround them.

Unique jellyfish discovered 12,000 feet deep 

From the African coast to Fiji, scuba divers can travel in high style

London’s Big Ben clock to stop
After nearly 150 years, there will be several months of silence as London’s Big Ben undergoes repairs. CNN’s Nic Robertson reports.

Airbus delivers its first-ever airliner assembled in the U.S.
Just three years after Airbus broke ground on its Mobile, Alabama, factory, the company has reached a major milestone, delivering its first ever airliner assembled in the U.S.

Stunning carpet of wild bluebell hyacinths
For two weeks at the end of April, a few acres of woodlands on the edge of Hallerbos – 30 minutes from Brussels – are covered by a stunning carpet of wild bluebell hyacinths.

How do you refuel a U.S. fighter jet up in the air?
CNN’s Clarissa Ward is on board a U.S. Air Force KC-135 refueling Stratotanker, accompanying two U.S. F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania.

Which hotel chain has the most diverse work force?
Hyatt is routinely ranked as one of the most diverse workplaces in the world. Here’s why other hotels are following its lead

Belarus to North Korea: Ultimate tour for aviation geeks 
Ilyushin. Tupolev. Antonov.

Dramatic drone images showcase Hong Kong from above
A series of breathtaking images show off the beauty of Hong Kong’s skyline. Here’s how the photographer did it.

Ukraine’s radioactive disaster scene once sent people fleeing in panic. Now it’s pulling in crowds

Hong Kong’s incredible bamboo spidermen
Balanced on swaying poles, a trio of scaffolders in Hong Kong cling to a Tinkertoy-like construction of bamboo sticks.

Laid-back ancient skeleton mosaic has sage advice
It’s the ancient equivalent of “don’t worry, be happy.”

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FAA orders ‘urgent’ engine fixes for Boeing 787 Dreamliners
Describing it as an “urgent safety issue,” the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered modifications on specific General Electric engines on some 787 Dreamliners because an icing problem could force those engines to shut down in flight.

Delicious pain at New York’s hottest Sichuan restaurant
Chef Danny Bowien isn’t trying to traumatize diners.

Solar Impulse 2 reaches California after perilous Pacific leg
Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane trying to fly around the world without a single drop of fuel, is set to land in California after a two-and-a-half day flight across the Pacific.

Milan’s coolest indie shopping boutiques
Italy’s northern capital may be all about fashion but there’s more to Milan than the glossy boutiques of famous brands.

From Antarctica to Africa, penguins are facing extinction 

Bourdain, Cooper and ‘sizzling, chopped-up pig face’ 
Anthony Bourdain and Anderson Cooper talk about the cuisine of the Philippines. “Parts Unknown” goes to the Philippines Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

Show goes on despite typhoon
Due to typhoon-related problems, Bourdain is confined to one island in the Philippines during the holidays. “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Bourdain on journey to Manila: ‘It’s personal’

Here’s why you don’t sleep well in a new place 
Struggling to fall asleep and/or stay asleep when you are on the road? Don’t blame your pillow, instead blame your own hyper-vigilant brain, a new study shows.

Cuba reverses cruise policy for Cuban-Americans 
The Cuban government said it would scrap a long-standing ban on letting people born in Cuba come to the island by cruise ship, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported Friday.

The Middle East’s most opulent hotel rooms
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Solar Impulse 2 plane takes off from Hawaii to California — with no fuel
An experimental plane trying to fly around the world without a single drop of fuel took off from Hawaii on Thursday, resuming a journey that had stalled on the island of Oahu for almost 10 months.

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