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7 of the best African alternative holidays

7 of the best African alternative holidays

Swimming with seals, cycling through jungles, staring into volcanoes ... Africa is about more than safari animals
Abandoned mines transformed into amazing tourist attractions

Abandoned mines transformed into amazing tourist attractions

A series of innovative regeneration projects brings new life to former industrial wastelands
Memory lanes: America's best old-school bowling alleys

Memory lanes: America's best old-school bowling alleys

Possibly the most fun anyone can have wearing a pair of rented shoes
Where to find the world's best views? From the window seat, naturally

Where to find the world's best views? From the window seat, naturally

We asked CNN readers, tweeters and viewers to share their best photos from up in the air. Here are some of our faves
Uber test-flies 'Uberchopper' at Cannes

Uber test-flies 'Uberchopper' at Cannes

If you're looking for the ultimate way to get to Cannes, forget about taking a car
Exploring the wilds of magnificent Madagascar

Exploring the wilds of magnificent Madagascar

Though it's the fourth largest island in the world, this incredible African destination is off the radar for many tourists
Dramatic beluga whale birth caught on video

Dramatic beluga whale birth caught on video

Mavis the whale, a resident of the Georgia Aquarium, gave birth to the beluga calf on Mother's Day
And this year's best North American airline is...

And this year's best North American airline is...

According to a new study, passenger satisfaction with North American airlines is on the rise. So which ones are leading the way?
Kung fu hustle: How to master martial arts in China

Kung fu hustle: How to master martial arts in China

Learning the skills to become the next Bruce Lee can be tough. Finding the right place to learn them can be tougher
9 great American factory tours

9 great American factory tours

These manufacturing walk-throughs give a glimpse of assembly line magic. And free samples
Venice Biennale: Gas masks, Marx and cigarettes in the wrong places

Venice Biennale: Gas masks, Marx and cigarettes in the wrong places

From May to October, Venice will be the world's hottest destination for contemporary art lovers. Here are the highlights of this year's big event
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Cycling around the world
Taking the long way home on two wheels is going to be tough. We're here to smooth the ride

CULINARY JOURNEYS

Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine dim sum
What happens when you merge possibly the two best things on Earth? Hello Kitty dim sum

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American Southwest photo
A photo pro explains how to capture some of America's most famous landmarks while dealing the summer travel crowds