Hong Kong has the big city specials like smog, odour, 14 million elbows and an insane love of clatter. But it's also efficient, hushed and peaceful: the transport network is excellent, the shopping centres are sublime, and the temples and quiet corners of parks are contemplative oases. The best thing about being in Hong Kong is getting flummoxed and fired by the confluences ...



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Southwest Airlines offers introductory Hawaii flights for as low as $49

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Paradise is within your grasp, especially if you live in California.

Airbus Beluga XL spreads its wings at long last

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It's almost here.

Win a free summer vacation to the world's happiest country

Finland wants you to spend a memorable summer in its country to learn its methods for happiness and calmness.

The world's longest-running airlines

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When we hear that an industry is celebrating its 100th anniversary, images of the industrial revolution might spring to mind, with its coal-powered steam machines, railways and chimneys.

Flip-flop fines introduced in Italy's Cinque Terre

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 12:28:34 GMT

Italy's Cinque Terre coastline has an almost mythic status among travelers -- who hasn't seen photographs of the pastel-colored houses built into rugged cliffs, surrounded by bright blue sea, and fallen instantly in love?

Inside China's megacities

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 03:12:54 GMT

For travelers fascinated by super metropolises, there's no better place to visit than China.

There's a new national park. Find out where.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:29:27 GMT

Indiana may have been the 19th state to enter the United States, but it took until 2019 for the Hoosier State to get its first national park.

How to design an airport lounge

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:22:00 GMT

You've battled your way through crowds at check-in and made it through the stress of security. Finally, you see the gleaming doorway to relaxation: It's official, you've made it to the airport lounge.

Five-star concierges share their wildest stories

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:00:42 GMT

When you're the person who can make the impossible possible, you're going to get some strange requests.

Can airplane seat cameras spy on passengers?

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 12:08:56 GMT

There are concerns that cameras installed on inflight entertainment systems could be misused to spy on fliers, but some say these eyes in the sky could be a good thing.

8 tips for getting work done while traveling

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 02:24:17 GMT

With the world working on a 24/7 clock, the excuse to switch off for those hours spent traveling on a plane for business has gone. In fact, it's become the best time to catch up.

China to introduce new generation of driverless trains in 2020

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 01:41:21 GMT

A new, faster generation of driverless magnetic levitation trains is set to debut in China as early as 2020, according to state media.

Scientist films encounter with killer whale

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:11:29 GMT

An extraordinarily close encounter between a scientist and a killer whale has been captured on camera.

The UN's World Happiness Report has revealed the happiest countries of 2019

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Temple of thrust: Delta debuts world's largest jet engine test room

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:27:17 GMT

Delta Air Lines opened what's billed as the largest facility of its kind Thursday, adding a key layer to safe and reliable air travel.

Officials in California were forced to close access to the super bloom in Walker Canyon after swarms of people stretched resources to the limit.

The tallest outdoor observation deck in the West

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:40:59 GMT

New York will soon have "the edge" when it comes to magnificent outdoor observation decks.

Where to fly in an A380 before they go away

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Airbus has announced it is discontinuing production of the world's largest commercial passenger airplane. But there are still plenty of opportunities to fly in an A380 before they go.

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Voters in Toledo, Ohio, will decide next week whether to give Lake Erie the kind of rights usually granted to a person.

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Nearly 14,000 feet below the surface of the South Pacific, a remote-controlled research craft has glimpsed the hull of an aircraft carrier, the USS Wasp, that hadn't been seen since 1942.

Top pet-friendly hotels around the globe

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For pet owners, the days of bribing neighbors with wine and chocolates from some far-flung place in return for feeding your pets in your absence are long gone. And this isn't because people are dropping their furry creatures off at a pet "hotel" on their way to the airport.

Hong Kong reveals plan to build one of the world's largest artificial islands

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The secrets to running the best hotel in the world

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A look inside Adare Manor, an estate in the Irish countryside that was christened "Hotel of the Year" by the influential Virtuoso network.

America's most popular national park is ...

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The third and final supermoon of the year will light up the sky on March 20, closing out a trifecta of supermoons for 2019 that began in January.

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