- RSS Channel - App Travel Section delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

The ultimate app for airplane passengers?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:47:58 GMT

Picture the scene: you're on board a flight and the view out of the window is stunning -- you spot towering mountains and glistening blue lakes.

Rottnest Island, Western Australia's stunning offshore paradise

Just a 25-minute ferry ride from the Western Australia port town of Fremantle lies idyllic, family-friendly Rottnest Island, affectionately called "Rotto" by the locals.

How to fly with your dog -- safely

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:41:51 GMT

Flying with your dog? Here are tips on how to prepare your pooch or other pets for a safe and comfortable airplane ride.

Sand bathing in southern Japan

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:32:22 GMT

Forget the ocean. In Ibusuki, a beachside city on Kyushu Island in Japan's subtropical south, it's all about the sand.

A five-star resort -- for horses

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:38:24 GMT

At the Al Shaqab equestrian center in Doha, beautiful Arabian horses are treated to a luxury lifestyle to turn them into competition winners.

Mexico's best barefoot beach

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:37:28 GMT

Isla Holbox is a small, slender island just north of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. Mexicans have long been in the know about this laid-back, go-everywhere-in-flip-flops getaway, but the news of Holbox's beauty and ease of living has started to get out.

10 of the best medieval walled cities

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:34:12 GMT

For history buffs, photographers and anyone who's ever said "Wow!" there's nothing quite like the sight of a medieval walled city approached from a distance.

Secrets of the Tower of London

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:49:24 GMT

Chris Skaife, Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, tells CNN Travel about his unconventional job.

This is the world's happiest country

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:13:06 GMT

Reindeer jerky, anyone? Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to the latest World Happiness Report.

America's best spring drives

Views out the car window look brightest in spring, when the landscape bursts with wildflowers. See for yourself on America's best spring drives.

Why tequila is so misunderstood

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:23:37 GMT

Bertha González Nieves, chief executive and co-founder of Casa Dragones, tells the story of her brand's famous tequila and why the liquor is so misunderstood. Video by Black Buddha

Highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:03:29 GMT

The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown opened in 2017 in the sleek and sparkling Wilshire Grand Center, bringing a notable new landmark to the city: Spire73.

Isla Mujeres: Close to, but so not Cancún

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:08:28 GMT

Isla Mujeres is only 13 miles from the coast of Cancún, but its beautiful beaches and serene vibe make it seem like another world entirely.

Japanese author Lily and Smart Doll designer Danny Choo show us their favorite places in Tokyo.

Arctic gets world's first energy-positive hotel

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 04:05:43 GMT

When approaching the Helgeland coastline, in northern Norway, you can't miss the Svartisen glacier spilling down the side of Almlifjellet mountain. Below, the gin-clear Holandsfjorden fjord -- an extension of the Norwegian Sea -- reflects the blue-toned mountain like a mirror.

Meet the Indiana Jones of carpets

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:24:32 GMT

Adventures to find the truth behind the hand made rugs of Central Asia are the secret to the success of Riyaz Bhat's Kashmir Handicrafts Emporium in Doha.

Must-try eats in Old Town Central, Hong Kong

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:29:22 GMT

Some of Hong Kong's best dining is done on the cheap. Here are a few of Old Town Central's top hole-in-the-wall food stalls. Video by Black Buddha.

These photos are an easy selling point for what to see when you head to Rottnest Island, a stunning getaway off Australia's west coast.

Tokyo tour guide Shinji Nohara knows where to get the best bites in the city.

Mauro Morandi has been the sole resident of the Isle of Budelli, near Sardinia, for nearly 30 years. Check out his stunning photos of the island.

Remarkable images of women worldwide

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 02:25:46 GMT

After photographing women around the world for the last five years, Mihaela Noroc has compiled their images for a new book, "The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits." Her project evolved from her thesis that all women are beautiful and strong, no matter what struggles and discrimination they face.

After 30 years on deserted island, I found Instagram

Mauro Morandi has lived alone on the Isle of Budelli, near Sardinia, for nearly three decades.

Winter in Japan's hidden mountain village

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:39:54 GMT

In Ginzan Onsen, historic buildings overlook the pristine and calming Ginzan River, which flows through the center of the village.

What it was really like to fly on Concorde

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:35:14 GMT

Earlier this year, a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner hitched a ride on a powerful jet stream and flew from New York to London in a record-setting five hours and 13 minutes, landing almost an hour ahead of schedule.

Writers Peter Augustus Owen and Ryotaro Aoki show off Tokyo's artistic side.

North and Middle Caicos: The unspoiled Caribbean

You won't find butler service or a sunset concierge on North Caicos or Middle Caicos. What you will find is powdery sand, blissful quiet and just enough off-beach activity.

Planning the perfect trip to Sequoia National Park

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:52:54 GMT

Quick -- what's the largest living thing in the world? And, no, we're not counting organisms like that 2-mile-wide fungus colony in eastern Oregon.

Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park transforms into a wonderland come winter (and still draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors).