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Topline Despite widespread protests, France’s parliament Monday passed a controversial law requiring special “health passes” for people that choose to dine-in at restaurants or travel domestically, in addition to mandating universal vaccinations for healthcare and other essential workers, as the country attempts to combat a surge in coronavirus infections.  Key Facts All adults wishing to
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(CNN) — Deep in the dense green forests of Germany’s Mittelgebirge central mountains lies a remarkable railway that has survived war, political upheaval, Cold War tension and repression, economic hardship and repeated threats of closure. Little known outside Germany, the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen — Harz Narrow Gauge Railways, usually abbreviated to HSB — is one of
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From a Georgian mansion on the River Rye and a family-friendly lakeside lodge, to a 19th-century train station hotel and a retro-styled city scene-stealer, Ireland has some fabulous new hotels to head to. We’ve rounded up six of the most exciting. Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, County Kildare One of Ireland’s finest Georgian mansions
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José Andrés, renowned restaurateur and hands-on philanthropist, undertakes dual roles as leader of both the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, known for its work delivering food relief in the wake of natural and humanitarian disasters, and as chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, a collection of nearly thirty restaurants, with more than a half dozen more opening in 2021
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Bean there, done that. A study Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications is getting some attention because it showed that the extract from nattō beans, a traditional Japanese food item, could prevent Covid-19 coronavirus infections. However, before you start consuming nattō by the truckload, keep in mind that these findings may only apply if you happen
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Frank Flavin, Visit Anchorage With COVID-19 vaccines readily available across the US, there’s never been a better time to cross off your Alaska bucket list trip than now! Alaska is HUGE and that can be intimidating for visitors planning a trip. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you plan your Alaska vacation, using
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(CNN) — So, you’re all set for a trip to Europe in this most uncertain of summers. You’ve booked your flight, navigated all the paperwork for your destination (and for getting home), and have prepared yourself for snafus along the way. Oh, and you’re fully vaccinated. Now, just a couple more things — time to
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Once upon a time booking a holiday was an exciting experience. The world was our oyster and foreign holidays were our invitation to the feast. But all that euphoric, happy-go-lucky holiday planning has become a thing of distant pre-pandemic memory, and as I count down the days until the beginning of my first foreign escape
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Juno Kim, Visit Anchorage The Alaska Railroad travels past Bartlett Glacier. Credit: Juno Kim, Visit Anchorage Need more inspiration for your bucket list? We’ve got you covered with this list of 10 AMAZING things to do. Alaska has no shortage of things to do! Adventurers will discover that Anchorage is a great “anchor” point for
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