Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

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(CNN) This week in travel news: the major airports of 2023, new travel guidelines about the globe and the man who visited Disneyland practically three,000 days in a row.

The world’s greatest airports

There was a single generally heard refrain, Port Authority’s Executive Director Rick Cotton tells CNN, that spurred on the multibillion refurbs taking place at New York metro’s LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports: ” ‘Why are the significant airports in Asia, in Europe, so significantly far better and so significantly extra attractive?’ “

“Our internal mission statement was to produce a terminal absolutely everyone loves,” says Frank Scremin, CEO of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, which is behind the airport’s $eight billion makeover. That project just won LaGuardia’s Terminal B the “World’s Ideal New Airport Terminal” honor in the prestigious Skytrax awards.

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Back in 2014, Vice President Joe Biden famously stated LaGuardia was like getting “in some third-globe nation,” but the comments “spurred action,” says Scremin.

The design and style philosophy of the new terminal is “about providing guests decision,” regardless of whether it really is a enterprise traveler needing to get to a gate effectively or a household that desires to “sit and unwind and be entertained.”

Plans had been axed Monday for a light rail hyperlink from Manhattan to LaGuardia, but at least there is JFK’s ongoing $9.five billion makeover to anticipate. And for extra of these top airports that inspired New York’s face-lift, take a appear at the World’s Ideal Airports of 2023.

Law and order

Forewarned is forearmed, folks. Right here are the most up-to-date laws and guidelines travelers must know about:

Never hike solo in Nepal, mainly because “there is no a single to assist you.”

Never take lewd selfies with the statues at Japan’s new Ghibli Park.

Never program a motorbike tour of Bali, as the island authorities are going to quit foreign vacationers from renting them.

Do check out China and keep fortunate if you hit the casinos in Macao mainly because the borders have completely reopened.

Do swim topless in Berlin’s swimming pools, if you are a lady who supports German “cost-free physique culture.”

Do celebration all evening in Miami’s South Beach, if you actually need to, mainly because the booze ban immediately after two a.m. has been halted. But make certain you attain Florida prior to this five,000-mile-wide blob of seaweed does.

Meals and drink

What is the greatest meal to tuck into the morning immediately after St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? A complete Irish breakfast, with a lot of black pudding and potato bread. Right here are 26 Irish foods you need to have to attempt: It really is not just stout and spuds.

Mexican cuisine has also been significantly misunderstood, but a new CNN meals and travel show, “Eva Longoria: Looking for Mexico,” launching March 26, sets out to repair that. Sign up for our new 4-element newsletter “Unlocking Mexico” for a guide to the country’s history and heritage, as effectively as recipes from Eva Longoria.


A Polish pilot created aviation history on March 14 when he became the very first individual to land a plane on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai which, at extra than 1,000 feet (305 meters) higher, is a single of the tallest hotels in the globe.

And more than in California, regional man Jeff Reitz visited Disneyland each day for practically three,000 days in a row, earning himself a Guinness Planet Record for his efforts.

Ultimately, American lady Renee Bruns also scooped a Guinness Planet Record for the most nations visited by a individual making use of a wheelchair in a year.

“I assume it really is a single of the silver linings of possessing a disability,” Bruns tells CNN Travel. “I began to see the globe from a various point of view.”

Travel inspo for 2023

The world’s greatest areas of 2023, according to TIME

Pantelleria, Italy: Italy’s newest national park opened in 2016 on Pantelleria, kick-beginning this quiet island’s transformation into a year-round adventure location.

Vancouver, Canada: Vancouver just got its very first Michelin Guide (the very first Canadian city immediately after Toronto to do so).

Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia: This remote archipelago is a go-to location for “globe-class surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling,” says TIME.

Berat, Albania: Berat was a spot of refuge for the country’s Jews through Planet War II and, unusually, the country’s Jewish population in fact elevated through the conflict.

Nagoya, Japan: The city of Nagoya is close to the newly opened Ghibli Park, Japan’s blockbuster theme park attraction.

Musanze, Rwanda: Musanze is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, which has just announced expansion plans and is household to uncommon mountain gorillas.

Jeju Island, South Korea: Lengthy loved by domestic travelers, this resort island is now attracting international focus, also.

Chyulu Hills, Kenya: This wildlife oasis is “a quick hop by way of bush plane from Wilson Airport in Nairobi,” says TIME.

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico: Rio Grande provides Americans the likelihood to check out the rainforest without having leaving the nation.

Bozeman, Montana: The small city of Bozeman is “turning into a Rocky Mountain hub,” says TIME, following a rush of pandemic relocation.

Kangaroo Island, Australia: Kangaroo Island was devastated by the bushfires of 2019-2020, but is gradually recovering.

Timisoara, Romania: Timisoara is a 2023 European Capital of Culture and will be celebrating with an array of concerts, exhibits and festivals.

Phuket, Thailand: Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and a lengthy-established tourist center.

Washington D.C.: The US capital wins praise for its fashionable new hotels and booming arts and culture scene

Freetown, Sierra Leone: “All odds are on Sierra Leone to explode on the adventure travel scene,” says TIME.

Guadalajara, Mexico: In November Guadalajara will grow to be the very first Latin American location to host the Gay Games worldwide sporting occasion.

Ollantaytambo, Peru: Not just a stopover on the way to Machu Picchu, this village in the Sacred Valley is a worthy location in its personal suitable.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile: As effectively as the spectacular scenery of Patagonia, this is the spot to go on a puma safari.

Dijon, France: No other gastronomic hot spot cuts the mustard very like the city of Dijon.

Aqaba, Jordan: Jordan’s only coastal city, the landscape right here attributes in the blockbuster hit “Dune,” element two of which is out this year.

TIME magazine just announced its annual list of 50 destinations you must place on your want list. Verify them out right here.

Traveling with meals allergies

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In case you missed it

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The “world’s greatest chef” lost a Michelin star.

His Paris restaurant had 3-star status for two decades.

Saddam Hussein’s former yacht is now attracting sightseers.

The rusting wreck is capsized in a river in southern Iraq.

The organization offering cost-free travel experiences to Black girls with cancer.

It really is “about making new memories,” says founder Alicia Tambe.

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