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Five European bike rides for amateursupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 17:30:00

That moment when you first learn to balance on a bike has to be similar to how a bird feels learning to fly. When you're four or five years old and the training wheels come off, fear has been replaced by possibility.

Take your vacation, or die?updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 09:47:00

"I guess you want to have a heart attack?"

Business travelers, avoid these roomsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 11:35:00

We've all been there. At the end of a long flight, you get to your hotel and check in, only to find that your room is right next to an ice machine that sounds like it has a severe case of whooping cough, or it's the only one on the floor not occupied by members of a high school marching band practicing through the night for a major competition.

Allred new lawyer for Travolta accuserupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:22:00

Gloria Allred is now the attorney for one man accusing John Travolta of sexual harassment.

Cruise worker accuses John Travolta of sex assaultupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:22:00

A cruise ship attendant claimed in a federal lawsuit that John Travolta sexually assaulted him during a Caribbean cruise in 2009, according to court documents filed last week.

Best affordable beach resortsupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 14:48:00

Escapism looks a little different for everyone, but we can all agree that a reasonable price tag spells relaxation almost as much as a hammock and a cold one. So we've rounded up our favorite affordable beach resorts worldwide, each checking in between $50 and $250 per night.

Disney cruise ship rescues 4 men off Floridaupdated: Tue May 29 2012 13:50:00

A Disney cruise liner stopped to rescue four men signaling for help near Key West, Florida, a spokeswoman for the company said Tuesday.

Drivers, cyclists square off on sharing the roadupdated: Fri May 18 2012 11:58:00

Shanna Kurth began biking to work three years ago to improve her health. Several times a month, she loaded her bike onto her car, drove most of the way and biked the last three miles to her office.

Cruise line regrets failure to help stranded Panama fishermenupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 12:42:00

An American cruise line has said it "deeply regrets" the deaths of two Panamanian fishermen amid claims that one of its cruise ships failed to help their stranded boat.

Cruise ship rescues 23 Cubans at seaupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 18:26:00

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship has rescued 23 Cubans found floating in a boat, the cruise line said. The cruise ship was on a seven-night voyage from Port Everglades, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico.

Orangutans stressed by eco-touristsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 23:44:00

Gorillas put off their food and stressed out orangutans, could nature tourism be bad for wild animals' health?

Make the most of the slopesupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 17:10:00

Get the most out of your next ski vacation with these tips.

Four easy ways to save on ski tripsupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 11:11:00

Skiing has a reputation as a pricey, perhaps even snobby sport. But even if some skiers seem to have their noses raised in the air, there's no reason to pay through the nose to ski.

Nearly 500 on 2 Princess cruise ships stricken by Norovirusupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 18:10:00

Nearly 500 cases of Norovirus have been reported on two Florida-based Princess Cruises ships, the cruise line said Sunday.

Despite compensation offer, Italian cruise ship survivors sue for damagesupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 21:51:00

A handful of surviving passengers of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship filed a lawsuit against the cruise line on Friday, the same day the company offered each of the hundreds who'd been aboard the vessel a lump sum of 11,000 euros ($14,400).

The perils of traveling while sickupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 07:40:00

Pat Conroy is a road warrior, rarely getting sick as he travels three to five days per week for his job as head of Deloitte's consumer products division. He works out regularly when on the road and tries to eat right.

Savvy travelers can still find deals in the new yearupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 07:36:00

With all the signs pointing to travel costs rising in the New Year, what's the money-conscious traveler to do? You can still cut expenses if you strategize ahead of time, whether your travel dates and destinations are fixed or not.

Short spa treatments redefine relaxation for business travelersupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 09:35:00

Forget a spa-day -- business travelers are lucky to get a spa-minute.

Kayakers earn bragging rights in Green River Narrowsupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 13:22:00

You've probably never heard of the race, but there's no doubt you'd appreciate the action. The athletic skill and white-knuckled bravery possessed by Green River Narrows whitewater kayak racers can only be described as impressive.

Racing the 'Extreme Green'updated: Fri Nov 04 2011 13:22:00

Kayakers and spectators gather outside of Hendersonville, North Carolina, for the 15th annual Green River race.

After 42 years, Washington's Tourmobile company makes its final runupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 22:47:00

Just moments after departing Washington's Union Station, as the tour bus drove past the U.S. Capitol, Mel Bruce made an announcement to a handful of tourists.

Business travelers opt for homier digs on the roadupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 10:22:00

There are many luxurious amenities a business traveler enjoys while sleeping on the road: fluffy beds, room service, decked-out fitness centers and concierges.

FBI: Dead newborn found in cruise ship cabinupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 14:29:00

The FBI was investigating after a dead newborn baby was found onboard a Carnival cruise ship, authorities said Sunday.

Taking the stress out of business travel updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 15:05:00

Everybody likes the sound of a business trip away. But getting swept up in the idea of a few days in an exotic location can make it easy to overlook the toll that travel can take on your body, and by extension, your work performance. Thankfully, a little forethought is all that's required to streamline the process of getting from A to B, and ensure you reach your destination ready to do business.

Why release U.S. hikers now?updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 08:04:00

CNN's Max Foster talks to Karim Sadjadpour about why Iran is releasing the U.S. hikers.

Lebanon's precious cedar forestsupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 04:30:00

Inside the Middle East travels to Lebanon where the iconic cedar forests are becoming a holiday destination for eco-tourists.

Cedar forests lead Lebanon eco-tourism boomupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 04:30:00

Lebanon's 2,000 hectares of cedar forest are a peaceful oasis for hikers, mountain bikers and bird-watchers, a world away from the hustle and bustle of Beirut.

2 pre-teens injured by black bear in New Jersey forestupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 15:33:00

Two young campers were injured early Wednesday when they were attacked by a black bear at Stokes State Forest in northwestern New Jersey.

Explosion near cruise ship injures passengersupdated: Tue May 31 2011 15:48:00

A fuel tank exploded on a pier in Gibraltar injuring 12 passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked nearby, according to the cruise line.

15 of the world's most bike-friendly citiesupdated: Fri May 06 2011 08:23:00

Grab a helmet and check out these 15 cities where drivers use all five fingers when they wave at you.

Coast Guard searches for missing cruise ship passengerupdated: Wed May 04 2011 03:52:00

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching early Wednesday for a woman who was reported missing from a cruise ship as it sailed from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to San Diego.

13 weekend getaways from 13 U.S. citiesupdated: Mon May 02 2011 11:21:00

I got a job in a resort town, thinking I'd never again need weekend getaways. As it turns out, the inside of a cubicle looks pretty much the same no matter where you are. And as much as I love the town I live in, some weekends I'd rather be one of the smiling vacationers having tons of fun directly outside my office window.

Egypt tourism on the declineupdated: Sat Apr 16 2011 16:26:00

Some Egyptians claim the politicial turmoil with former President Hosni Mubarak is hurting the tourism industry. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Egyptian blogger helps organize protestsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 15:15:00

Egyptian blogger Ramy Raoof previews a "march of millions" organized for Tuesday (Feb. 1) in Egypt.

Unrest in Egypt, Tunisia forces change in vacation plansupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 15:15:00

The political turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia has European tour operators scrambling to divert package tours to more stable destinations, and several thousand tourists have already been re-routed to beaches in Spain, a Spanish tourism industry official told CNN.

Violence threatens Mexican tourist spotupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 22:44:00

CNN's Rafael Romo reports on violent crime in Acapulco, and the threat it poses to Mexico's tourism industry.

Another blow in airline ticketing warupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 17:58:00

A company that provides airfare information to travel agents announced plans to end its relationship with American Airlines Wednesday, the latest move in a heated dispute between the airline and companies that distribute fares.

New York City draws 48.7 million tourists in 2010updated: Tue Jan 04 2011 19:39:00

So much for an economic downturn.

Online travel site Expedia removes American Airlines flightsupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 06:36:00

The online travel site Expedia has removed American Airlines fares and schedules, the latest move in an ongoing legal squabble between travel websites and airlines.

Carnival cancels more cruises on damaged shipupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 12:15:00

Carnival Cruise Lines announced five more cancelled sailings Wednesday on the Carnival Splendor to allow more time to repair the ship damaged by fire last month.

Cruise ship battered in Mediterranean stormupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 22:04:00

A violent storm over the weekend lashed a Royal Caribbean ship trying to get to port in Alexandria, Egypt, injuring nearly 30 passengers, shattering glass and overturning furniture.

Royal Caribbean raises tipping guidelinesupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 14:48:00

You might want to budget a little bit more for your next Royal Caribbean vacation.

Cruise questions: When to buy and moreupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 08:01:00

No matter if it's your first cruise or your 40th, these money-saving pointers and insider tips will have you acting like an old salt in no time. Budget Travel magazine's Trip Coach answers readers' top questions.

Cruise ship returns to portupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:43:00

The disabled Carnival cruise ship that lost power at sea docks in San Diego, California, aided by several tugboats. (NO AUDIO)

Passenger: It was like Gilligan's Islandupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 15:17:00

Happy to be back on land, passengers stranded aboard a broken-down Carnival cruise ship talk about their experiences.

Panama to investigate cruise ship fireupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 05:53:00

Panama officials will lead the investigation into what caused a fire in a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, the National Transportation and Safety Board said Thursday.

Crippled cruise ship expected in San Diego Thursdayupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 10:31:00

Thousands of passengers on a crippled cruise ship being towed to San Diego, California, will disembark Thursday with personal tales from a three-day ordeal that left them without air conditioning and hot showers.

Cruise ship barely squeezes under bridgeupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 07:49:00

It was a tight squeeze for a giant new cruise ship sailing from Europe to its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend.

Spacecraft's maiden test flightupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 14:19:00

In March, the VSS Enterprise completed its maiden test flight on its host mothership.

Virgin Galactic successfully tests VSS Enterpriseupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 14:19:00

A pair of pilots flew the world's first manned commercial spacecraft over California's Mojave Desert on Sunday, though they were the only ones aboard.

Boeing: Let us fly you into spaceupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 09:58:00

Hang onto your luggage, Boeing wants to fly you into space -- at least into low-Earth orbit.

U.S. tourists ponder Europe travel alertupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 15:03:00

Fewer crowds and pleasant weather make autumn a great time to explore Europe, but for many Americans the destination has suddenly become fraught with worry and potential danger. Oops! Pink & Carey Hart Get Kicked Out of a Campgroundupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 11:28:00

• Talk about an eventful (belated) birthday! Pink and her husband Carey Hart celebrated her 31st with a camping trip at Cachuma Lake, near Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple rode around on motorcycles and spent the evenings in front of a campfire. "They seemed to have an amazing weekend," an eyewitness said. But did they celebrate too much? After complaints they played music too loudly, the two were asked to leave the campground - not that Pink seemed bothered. "F--- it all," the singer later Tweeted. "I love camping. We are the only couple I know that can get kicked out a campground."

Iran to release American hiker Sarah Shourd, official saysupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 16:44:00

Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers held in Iran for more than a year, will be released Saturday, Iranian officials said Thursday.

Presidential vacationsupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 09:43:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the flack president's have faced for spending time outside of Washington on vacation.

Reluctant to go on vacation?updated: Wed Aug 04 2010 09:09:00

With the recession resulting in smaller staffs and bigger workloads, it's easy for companies and their employees to become strained and stressed.

Missing 2 year old presumed deadupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 04:48:00

Authorities in Arizona now believe that 2-year-old Syler Newton, who went missing July 24th, is dead.

Missing 2-year-old boy presumed dead, authorities sayupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 04:48:00

The case of a missing 2-year-old boy who disappeared from an Arizona campground more than a week ago has turned into a criminal investigation, the Yavapai County sheriff announced Monday.

Mothers of hikers to Iran: 'Enough is enough'updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 10:05:00

The exasperated and infuriated mothers of the three U.S. hikers seized by Iranian forces along the Iraqi border say it's time for the regime to free their children, who will be in custody for exactly a year this Saturday.

Opt-out charges aggravate travelersupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 13:47:00

Terri Widder hesitated seconds before she booked a recent flight from Chicago to Tulsa. Something felt wrong.

Biking minutes a day may ward off weight gainupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 16:05:00

Biking for as little as five minutes a day can help women minimize weight gain as they enter middle age, especially if they're overweight to begin with, a new study suggests.

Old-fashioned family fun in Lake Placidupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 08:29:00

No one cares that the water is cold. The kids splash at the lake's edge, play on the small sand beach as older, daring ones splash in the water and peddle kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats. Our pup eyes them all curiously.

Specialty travel sites offer luxury for lessupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 12:34:00

Frederick Shilmover was surfing the web for the perfect vacation when he made the impulsive decision to buy a trip out West on luxury deal site

Biking in Europe: A cultural bridgeupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 09:20:00

Some travelers are surprised when I tell them to consider biking in Europe. I explain that it's not only a cheap way to travel, but it gets you close to the ground and close to the people.

Woman accused of using cruise line job for burglariesupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 17:36:00

A former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line employee has been arrested and charged with burglarizing the homes of 24 vacationers who were spending time at sea.

Fortune: 5 ways to take a guilt-free vacationupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 06:06:00

Dear Annie: Until last year, my family and I always managed to get away for two weeks of rest and recreation every summer. For reasons you can guess, I took no time off last year and now, at about the time I'd normally be reserving a cabin by a lake for ten days or so in August, I'm really hesitating to make the call.

I've fallen and I can't get a cruise refundupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 17:06:00

When Jeff Allen falls and breaks his tibial plateau just before a Carnival cruise, the company offers him a 50 percent cruise credit. But he thinks the company should let him redo the cruise after his surgery. Who's right? And is there anything he could have done to avoid losing his vacation?

Advanced vacation rentals: 9 tipsupdated: Mon May 31 2010 10:19:00

Renting a reliable vacation home isn't easy.

Confessions of a frequent-flier program skepticupdated: Tue May 18 2010 12:37:00

Call me a frequent-flier program skeptic.

Four times to skip a travel agentupdated: Mon May 03 2010 14:53:00

Want to go somewhere? Book the trip yourself.

Family fun aboard the biggest cruise shipupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 07:09:00

Think family vacation -- on steroids.

Passengers relive fear from cruise shipupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 15:48:00

Sixty passengers on a Carnival Cruise ship were treated for injuries after the boat listed to avoid a submerged buoy.

Biking in Tokyo amid smoking businessmen, mamas with childupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 23:18:00

My mountain bike hasn't seen a mountain in about two years. But it has seen a lot of Tokyo's jammed roadway, which I would argue on some days provides as much of a perilous track as any rugged, unpaved trail.

Japan's bicycle commutersupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 23:18:00

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the pros and cons of biking to work in Tokyo.

No one told me about the resort feeupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 15:10:00

What's this on Sonja Johnson's hotel bill? A mandatory $25 per day "resort" fee for the use of the spa. But didn't the rate she booked through Hotwire include everything? No, it didn't. But that doesn't mean she's out of luck.

Cities want piece of Googleupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 11:38:00

Cities across the nation are aggressively bidding to be part of Google's new experimental high-speed fiber network.

Google adds bike routes to online mapsupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 11:38:00

Peter Smith was riding his bike down a particularly busy road in Austin, Texas, when, amid a frightening blur of big-truck traffic, a thought hit him:

How safe is your cruise ship?updated: Fri Mar 05 2010 13:11:00

The terrifying moments on board the Louis Majesty, a cruise ship hit by 26-foot waves off northeast Spain, may be prompting second thoughts among travelers considering a vacation at sea.

Giant waves slam cruise shipupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 09:59:00

CNN's Al Goodman reports the latest details on a cruise ship struck by giant waves that left two passengers dead.

Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 passengers killedupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 09:59:00

Two passengers aboard a cruise ship were killed when 26-foot waves crashed into the vessel Wednesday off northeast Spain, officials said. Fourteen others were injured.

Fortune: My life as a cosmonautupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 09:16:00

American venture capitalist and philanthropist Esther Dyson spent part of 2008 and 2009 training to be a cosmonaut. Dyson is a well-known figure in the world of technology. For many years she penned an influential monthly tech newsletter, and she hosted PC Forum, an annual technology conference. (She sold her company to CNET Networks, which discontinued the conference and sold the newsletter to O'Reilly Media.)

7 trips you should never book onlineupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:03:00

Carolyn Fletcher's honeymoon started heading south the moment she and her husband landed in Cancun. No one was there to pick up the newlyweds.

Mom pleads with Iran to free daughter, other hikersupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 13:24:00

A mother pleaded Friday with Iran's supreme leader to release her daughter and two other hikers detained in that country since July.

Branson opens doors to spaceshipupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 10:50:00

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Monday unveiled the winged rocket his company developed to give paying customers a brief taste of space.

Cruise ship forced to dock in Puerto Rico after power outageupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 19:01:00

An American cruise ship returning from a nine-day cruise around the Caribbean unexpectedly docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, early Saturday after temporarily losing power earlier, a spokeswoman for Norwegian Cruise Line said.

One airline ticket for the price of twoupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 14:36:00

Llouellynde Orahood's flight from Los Angeles to Dallas has all the makings of a trip from hell, including weather delays, cancellations and almost-missed flights. What could be worse? Having to pay again for the same tickets. Now, neither the airlines nor her online travel agency is willing to help her recover the money she should have never had to spend. Is there any hope for a refund?

Aiming to add more diversity under America's blue skiesupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 13:36:00

Audrey Peterman grew up surrounded by Jamaica's verdant mountains and lush mango orchards. She'd watch fish and an occasional shrimp dart in the stream that flowed near her house. When she settled in America, she yearned to relish the natural beauty of her new homeland.

Fortune: Spas take off in Asiaupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 10:13:00

Yue-Sai Kan -- one of the most recognizable women in China with a cosmetics empire and her own TV show -- often needs to get away from the grueling pressures and polluted skies of Shanghai and Beijing, where she lives.

With right precautions, Americans can visit Iran relatively safelyupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 13:34:00

Travel warnings from the U.S. Department of State didn't stop Faith Hentschel, 65, from venturing to Iran this May to visit the rustic sites in ancient Persepolis and the colorful bazaars in Tehran.

Private space pioneers: We're inheritors of Apollo legacyupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 12:04:00

Richard Garriott had more reason than most to dream the Apollo moon landings would rapidly expand space travel. His father was a NASA astronaut, as were many of his neighbors near Texas' Johnson Space Center.

Backpacker found safeupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 13:03:00

A British backpacker is found safe after being lost for nearly two weeks in the Australian mountains.

Sexual assaults on the high seas come under scrutinyupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 11:12:00

It's the midst of peak cruising season, and millions of travelers are eagerly embarking on exotic vacations without thinking they could ever fall victim to a crime at sea.

Search for missing cruise ship passenger unsuccessful so farupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 16:55:00

A cruise ship resumed its voyage to Cozumel, Mexico, on Tuesday after the Coast Guard released it from the search for a 50-year-old woman believed to have fallen overboard late Monday.

Fortune: Bulls vs. Bears: Continental Airlinesupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 12:13:00

As the summer flying season begins, some analysts are getting bullish on airlines with healthy balance sheets like Continental Airlines. Jet fuel prices have declined by more than half from the same time last year -- when the company lost $585 million -- and some say the 51% drop in its stock this year is an overcorrection.

How to handle online travel purchases gone badupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 11:43:00

The round-trip airfare from Brussels to New York on the European online travel site eDreams was 337 Euros -- until Alisa Schlossberg clicked on the "buy" button. Then it jumped to 592 Euros, creating an eNightmare.

How to safeguard your data as you travelupdated: Sun May 31 2009 18:44:00

With Wi-Fi access at airports, hotels, and aboard airplanes, business travelers don't have to look very hard for a wireless Internet connection.

Nepali man summits Everest for record 19th timeupdated: Thu May 21 2009 13:36:00

Like many Nepalese guides, Apa Sherpa started trekking to the top of Mount Everest in the shadow of more famous climbers -- including the son of the late Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb to the top of the world's tallest peak.

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