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Farewell to the airport that wouldn’t die

Berlin’s weary Tegel Airport should’ve closed years ago, but despite being cramped and outdated, it survived repeated attempts to kill it off. Now, as the end finally nears, the city prepares to bid an affectionate farewell.

What happens when staycations fall apart

Exploring nearer to home seems like a good alternative when Covid has halted foreign trips. But in the increasingly isolated UK, chaotic rules and open hostility toward travelers has meant even staycations are now in doubt.

Best new cookbooks for hunkering down during the pandemic

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.

Ancient Thai city grapples with surging monkey population

Over 4,500 crab-eating macaques roam the streets of the ancient city of Lopburi. Though it’s a popular tourist destination, the monkey population has grown too quickly, causing headaches for city residents. Here’s how officials are trying to sustainably solve the problem.

The American man who became a porter on Everest

It might not seem that way when you read harrowing accounts of climbers perishing on its treacherous slopes, but there’s an easy way to climb Everest, and there’s a hard way.

Lonely Planet ranks ultimate travel destinations in new list

Many of us have been forced to rethink travel plans in the wake of Covid-19, but if you’re soothing your canceled-vacation-blues by daydreaming about future adventures, Lonely Planet’s new “Ultimate Travel List” might be just what you need.

What happened on the Qantas flight to nowhere

Passengers share stories of what it was like on Qantas’ scenic Great Southern Land flight, which took off from Sydney Airport and circled back seven hours later.