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From Darwin, through Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and finally to Adelaide, the train journey offers travellers something different each day In the boundless island continent of Australia, too often visitors and citizens fly right over the top and out of the country rather than seeing whats in the middle. Because of the vast distances […]

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Hanoi (CNN)I’m standing in a dark, large room in Hanoi’s Hoa Lo Prison, where Vietnamese prisoners were once held by the French. Mental strength was key for these prisoners, she says, as they plotted and planned escapes from within these gloomy walls. It’s a sobering look at the brutal impact of French rule in the […]

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(CNN)Drowsy port towns aren’t trying to make it big. They’re content to sit quietly idle without the throngs of trend-seekers in search of a place to deem the next hot spot. That’s why we like them. At these under-wraps locales, you’ll find fewer tourists, eateries that are understated (though the grub is anything but) and […]

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(CNN)Always dedicated to travel in France, we’re looking back on this gallery of gorgeous France travel destinations to commemorate Bastille Day. Actually, there are many reasons. The food, the art, the architecture, the French way of life, the incredible locations — all of it captivates us. There are, of course, many more reasons than we […]

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(CNN)The railroads that once helped build the United States today still carry thousands of people across the country on journeys of business, discovery and pleasure. In March, President Donald Trump proposed a national budget that would terminate federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train routes. The above gallery takes a look at one of the services […]

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(CNN)The policewoman switches on her patrol car siren and says “Let’s go.” A mechanical fault on my bicycle hardly seems justification for a police escort through downtown Chihshang to find a repair store. But Taiwan’s Cycle Route No. 1 — a two-wheeled circumnavigation around the island — is not to be taken lightly. Moving pictures […]

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(CNN)Rome is a magnet for visitors, but sometimes they struggle to escape its pull. That could change with the launch of a new collection of pilgrimage routes that begin or end in the Italian capital. The “Italian Wonder Ways” radiate outward from Rome, taking modern day-pilgrims through the provinces of Umbria, Lazio, Tuscany and Marche.

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(CNN)Rainbows of color, spice-market smells, an urban orchestra of sounds: Morocco can be overwhelming at first. Lying 13 kilometers, or 8 miles, from the coast of Spain, the North African country mixes Middle Eastern magic, Berber tradition and European flair. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, to nearly 10 million visitors in 2011. King […]

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