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A Rebel French Poet Draws New Followers to the Hometown He Hated

CHARLEVILLE-MÉZIÈRES, France — When Bernard Colin took over as caretaker of this city’s cemetery 27 years ago, his predecessor gave him some remarkably non-prescient advice: “Don’t worry, you won’t be bothered by the grave of Arthur Rimbaud — no one visits it.” Now 60, Mr. Colin collects a few letters every week, from as far […]

Undiscovered Russia: 10 ways to see the world's most beguiling country

How does one start to visit a country as vast as Russia? Read on for 10 ideas, spanning from Europe to the Far-East.  1. A cruise on the wild side Summer 2020 sees the inaugural expedition to the Russian Arctic National Park and the far-flung islands of Franz Josef Land for Arctic specialist Aurora Expeditions. […]

Hotel room or vacation rental? The accommodation debate

(CNN) — Where you stay makes all the difference on the road. Even if you only plan to spend your sleeping hours in a hotel room or apartment or rental home, inconvenient or unappealing accommodations can detract from — or ruin — an otherwise lovely trip. The range of choices and amenities is vast, but […]

Italy region will pay you $27,000 to move there

(CNN) — When Italian villages began selling houses for $1, it seemed too good to be true. But the latest offer from Italy is enough to make even that deal look like a ripoff. The region of Molise, a wild, beautiful but overlooked area that lies east of Rome, has announced it will pay people […]

Trump finalizes repeal of Obama-era clean water rule

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks after a tour of the Flint water plant on September 14, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The Trump administration on Thursday announced a repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation that limited the amount of pollution and chemicals in the nation’s rivers, […]

A Canadian Island Where Hip Meets Historic

An island roughly 30 miles across that dangles into Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County packs into a small space stunning beaches and small towns, wineries and a slew of new restaurants. A mixture of the hip and the historic, it offers a rare look at what makes Canada, Canada. Some may confuse it with Prince […]

A wellness retreat at a Sussex country manor? What a stately way to shed the summer pounds

Ahh, September. The end of summer, with its indulgent holidays, lounging by the pool, eating too much ice cream, barely waiting for the sun to cross the yard arm before cracking open a bottle. If you’re like me, your jeans might be feeling a little tighter, your waist a little more tanned, but also a […]

These ultra-luxe tours can take you around the world in a private jet

There’s luxury travel and then there’s super-luxury travel. And by any measure, touring the world on a specially outfitted private jet with 15 to 50 like-minded passengers, all on the same financial playing field, falls into the “ultra-luxe” category. For well-to-do, worldly travelers with destinations and experiences still on their bucket lists, joining a private […]

Hiker Killed in 500-Foot Fall While Climbing Half Dome at Yosemite

The thrill of trying to reach the top of Half Dome at Yosemite National Park turned fatal on Thursday for a hiker who fell 500 feet from the famed rock face as she was scaling the steepest part of the trail, the authorities said. The hiker, Danielle Burnett, 29, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., was […]

Forest grows in the middle of a football stadium

(CNN) — Football stadiums have long been synonymous with noise and commotion. But an art installation in Austria is turning this idea on its head in a bid to draw attention to climate change and deforestation. Wörthersee Football Stadium in Klagenfurt has been transformed into a magnificent forest for a new project by Swiss artist […]