Disney says character hugs and other interactions will return soon at US sites

(CNN) — Of the many safety measures that Disney Parks had to set up to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic, requiring guests to keep a six-foot distance from the costumed characters must have been one of the hardest. At least emotionally. For kids (or kids at heart), running into the waiting arms of Mickey Mouse […]

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They fell in love on a Greyhound Bus 35 years ago. They’ve been together ever since

(CNN) — When Tiffany Woods met Bridgette, she was at a crossroads. It was February 1987 and Tiffany was 23. She’d got married two years previously. Now her marriage was on the rocks and divorce seemed imminent. Tiffany was training to become a police officer, but her heart wasn’t in it. Tiffany, who is trans, […]

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The Beast, world’s longest wooden roller coaster, is getting longer

(CNN) — It’s pretty much a yearly occurrence these days — some amusement park is setting a new roller coaster record. Maybe it’s for speed. Maybe it’s for a special design feature. The Beast apparently isn’t going to rest on its laurels though. The park announced in a news release Wednesday that it’s going to […]

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The traveler who’s been globetrotting for nearly 10 years

(CNN) — He set off on a round-the-world trip in December 2012 and, nearly a decade later, traveler Tom Grond is still globetrotting. The Dutch blogger, who previously worked for the Netherlands government, now describes himself as a nomad and says he has no plans to return to his former life. Grond has traveled to […]

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Russian airspace rerouting may create a new world’s longest flight

(CNN) — Cathay Pacific may be about to operate the world’s longest commercial flight by redirecting its regular service from its hometown of Hong Kong to New York over the Atlantic — a route that would steer clear of Russian airspace — instead of taking its usual path over the Pacific. Although it has yet […]

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Shack in Bentota, Delhi’s Soy X Neung Roi & more: Top 5 must-try restaurants in 2022

Vaccinated and planning to travel? Here are top 5 interesting dining experiences that you must include in your itinerary: Samsara, Hideaway Beach MaldivesStylish vibes and tranquil atmosphere united with delightful Asian food with genuine flavours, Samsara is one of the busiest restaurants at the Hideaway. Bringing an astounding and satiating array of seafood, meat and […]

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ETPanache Travel Editor’s note: Travel Postcard to Corona

Happy Gudi Padwa, Ugadi (April 2) and Vaisakhi (April 14) to you. This traditional New Year ushers a significant joyous phase in India where we must not let fear hold us back. Instead, smartly and enthusiastically plan a family holiday to a domestic getaway or abroad to celebrate special occasions. Shopping For Happiness? As per […]

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Sanatan Leela Book & Music: A treasure for all

After the immense success of his book Sanatan Leela, amongst artists, corporates, and citizens, Dinesh Shahra, prominent author and exponent of Sanatan Dharma, along with the National Projects, Mediawire, Times Group is all set to release ‘Sanatan Leela Music‘. Co-producer and participant, Shahra believes that ‘Sanatan Leela Book‘ is a success amongst all age groups […]

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Dubai – a preferred destination for Indian business and leisure travellers

For Indian travellers, Dubai has been a high priority destination for new business opportunities with stringent safety standards. Be it futuristic innovations, sports, tourism or bleisure (business + leisure) options, Dubai has indeed led global tourism revival consistently Indian visitors including Bollywood stars, Corporate honchos, Ministerial delegates and Entrepreneurs have made their way to Dubai […]

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An A380 superjumbo just completed a flight powered by cooking oil

(CNN) — It’s huge, it’s wide, and it’s potentially a lot more sustainable. The Airbus A380, a behemoth of the skies, has completed a trial flight powered on cooking oil. The test airplane completed a three-hour flight from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse — Airbus’ French headquarters — on 25 March. It was powered by Sustainable […]

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