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Travel news: LaGuardia’s comeback, new guidelines and a Disneyland intense


Mar 18, 2023

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

The world’s very best airports

There was one particular frequently 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 a lot much better and so a lot extra attractive?’ “

“Our internal mission statement was to produce a terminal every person 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 Very best New Airport Terminal” honor in the prestigious Skytrax awards.

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

The design and style philosophy of the new terminal is “about providing guests option,” irrespective of whether it is a company traveler needing to get to a gate effectively or a household that desires to “sit and loosen up 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 major airports that inspired New York’s face-lift, take a appear at the World’s Very best Airports of 2023.

Law and order

Forewarned is forearmed, individuals. Right here are the newest laws and guidelines travelers really should know about:

Never hike solo in Nepal, since “there is no one particular to assist you.”

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

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

Do pay a visit to China and keep fortunate if you hit the casinos in Macao since the borders have completely reopened.

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

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

Meals and drink

What is the very best 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 require to attempt: It is not just stout and spuds.

Mexican cuisine has also been a lot 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 one particular of the tallest hotels in the planet.

And more than in California, neighborhood man Jeff Reitz visited Disneyland every single day for almost three,000 days in a row, earning himself a Guinness Globe Record for his efforts.

Ultimately, American lady Renee Bruns also scooped a Guinness Globe Record for the most nations visited by a individual working with a wheelchair in a year.

“I believe it is one particular of the silver linings of possessing a disability,” Bruns tells CNN Travel. “I began to see the planet from a unique point of view.”

Travel inspo for 2023

The world’s greatest locations 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 “planet-class surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling,” says TIME.

Berat, Albania: Berat was a spot of refuge for the country’s Jews throughout Globe War II and, unusually, the country’s Jewish population truly elevated throughout 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 residence to uncommon mountain gorillas.

Jeju Island, South Korea: Lengthy loved by domestic travelers, this resort island is now attracting international interest, as well.

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

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico: Rio Grande delivers Americans the opportunity to pay a visit to the rainforest with out leaving the nation.

Bozeman, Montana: The tiny 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 extended-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 come 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 ideal.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile: As effectively as the gorgeous 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 capabilities in the blockbuster hit “Dune,” element two of which is out this year.

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

Traveling with meals allergies

Traveling to new locations when you or a loved one particular has meals allergies can be stressful and scary. To assist your subsequent trip go smoothly, our partners at CNN Underscored, a item evaluations and suggestions guide owned by CNN, have spoken with medical doctors, allergists and nutritionists to get their major guidelines and tips on what really should be on your packing list.

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