Best new cookbooks for hunkering down during the pandemic

(CNN) — Mastering the art of home cooking — to riff on the title of the beloved Julia Child cookbook — has been a primary occupation during coronavirus lockdown. While preparing meals for friends and family is inextricably linked with life in general, it has taken on a new significance during the pandemic. One tradition […]

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Italian islands become ‘sex pilgrimage’ sites

(CNN) — They’re pristine, wild and extremely hot — and not just because of the high temperature and the stunning volcanic landscape with constant little eruptions. Stromboli and Filicudi, two beautiful islands in Sicily’s Aeolian archipelago, are believed by some to have magical, aphrodisiac powers ideal for those seeking — or desperately trying to recover […]

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New York’s Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

(CNN) — Since 1924, the Roosevelt Hotel has been a witness to history. The New York City landmark was the election headquarters for Gov. Thomas Dewey when he incorrectly announced he defeated Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election. It has served as the backdrop for movies such as “The Irishman” and it helped start […]

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Live like Rajasthani royalty at this 475-year-old palace hotel

Editor’s Note — CNN’s series often carry sponsorships originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. (CNN) — Set in the rugged hills of Rajasthan, the Samode Palace is an architectural gem that dates back nearly five centuries. An hour’s drive […]

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Log on in paradise: The exotic destinations inviting remote workers

(CNN) — Working from home has become the new normal for many of us due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While some have struggled to adapt to this new working mode, others have come to the welcome realization that their job requirements can be completed from anywhere and are beginning to explore their options. As a […]

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Stellar deals at Caribbean and Mexican hotels and resorts

(CNN) — Warm sun, soft white-sand beaches and cool cocktails are a draw at any time, but they’re especially tempting in the current travel climate. With hoteliers more keen than ever to welcome back guests, stellar deals are on offer for travelers happy to fly south to Mexico and the Caribbean during the pandemic. Whether […]

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Las Vegas Strip will see its first smoke-free casino when Park MGM reopens at the end of September

(CNN) — The butts stop here. MGM Resorts announced Monday that when Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas reopen at the end of the month, the hotels will comprise the first fully smoke- and vape-free — including its casino — on the Las Vegas Strip. (NoMad is a boutique hotel on the upper floors of […]

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