Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta stone. The inscriptions on the dark gray granite slab became the seminal breakthrough in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics … Read more

Domestic and international tourist crowds traveling in Japan

I thought I managed to beat the tourist crowds on my recent trip to Japan. On my first night in Osaka, I managed to get a picture with the famous Glico sign without anyone else in the background. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Days later, CNBC’s Abigail Ng saw multiple groups of people flocking to … Read more

The woman aiming to be the youngest to travel the world by motorcycle

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Born into a family of motorcyclists, Bridget McCutchen was able to witness firsthand the thrill that … Read more

Travel warnings: What other nations tell their citizens about US violence

(CNN) — American travelers — at least those of the cautious variety — might be familiar with the US State Department’s travel advisories. The agency monitors the world for potential trouble and issues warnings from “Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions” to “Level 4: Do Not Travel,” alerting would-be visitors to terrorism threats, war, arbitrary enforcement … Read more

Her luggage was lost. Then a kind stranger came to her aid

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — It had been seven days since she landed in New York City, and Hana Sofia Lopes’ … Read more

Her luggage was lost. Then a kind stranger came to her aid

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — It had been seven days since she landed in New York City, and Hana Sofia Lopes’ … Read more

Remote desert camps house World Cup fans on a budget

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — For scores of foreign soccer fans, the road to the World Cup in Doha starts every morning at a barren campsite in the middle of the desert. Visitors who found hotels in central Doha booked up or far beyond their budget have settled for the faraway, dust-blown tent village in … Read more

Saint-Firmin: Village in French Alps demolishes its ski lift because there’s no snow left

Paris (CNN) — After several squeaks, the rusty wheel was finally wrenched from the tarnished white pole that once stood proudly on the mountainside. Watching from the sidelines, roughly a hundred people gathered in the small French Alpine village of Saint-Firmin to bid farewell to their ski lift as a small team worked to dismantle … Read more

EXPLAINER: Islam’s ban on alcohol and how it is applied

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just two days before the World Cup opener, host nation Qatar banned the sale of beer at stadiums in a sudden U-turn that was criticized by some and welcomed by others. Qatari officials have long said they were eager to welcome soccer fans from around the world to the tournament but … Read more

UK PM Sunak makes surprise trip to Kyiv, boosts defense aid

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised 125 anti-aircraft guns and other air-defense technology as he made an unannounced visit Saturday — his first — to Ukraine’s snow-blanketed capital for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The air-defense package, which Britain valued at 50 million pounds ($60 million), comes as Russia has … Read more