How to (safely) enjoy Japan’s famed deer park

Nara, Japan (CNN) — Just a 45-minute train ride south of Kyoto lies the famous Nara Park, home to over 1,000 sacred deer who have learned to bow for treats. The free-roaming animals are officially designated as a national natural treasure. Though they are considered messengers of the gods in the traditional Shinto religion, lately…

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What supersonic travel means for you

(CNN) — There was a time when the possibilities of air travel seemed limitless. Boeing’s 747 “Jumbo Jet” supersized commerical aviation, then Concorde took it supersonic. But these milestones were half a century ago, way back in 1969. Concordes have since been confined to museums due to unsustainable operating costs and its rivals scrapped due…

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North and Middle Caicos: The unspoiled Caribbean

Turks and Caicos Islands (CNN) — 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 to interest the less languid day tripper.These side-by-side islands are accessible via a 25-minute ferry ride from Providenciales, the Turks…

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Next-gen superyachts drop anchor in Dubai

Editor’s Note — CNN’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy.(CNN) — Behind a new generation of superyachts lies an intriguing idea, if industry professionals are to be believed: that some first-time buyers of the ultimate…

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Inside China’s megacities

(CNN) — For travelers fascinated by super metropolises, there’s no better place to visit than China.With a population of 1.3 billion people and rising, the country unsurprisingly boasts the world’s highest number of megacities. So what qualifies as a megacity? Most commonly, it’s defined as an urban agglomeration of 10 million or more inhabitants.That’s the…

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