This week’s travel news: Craigslist cruise ships and smuggled canes

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(CNN) – Easter Saturday: This is a sweet lull between the crowds of weekend tourists. If you are celebrating, we wish you a happy holiday season.

Now here are the biggest travel stories this week.

Cruise control

Most of us are no strangers to impulsive online shopping, but Santa Cruz resident Chris Wilson went even further when he Bought a dilapidated cruise ship off Craigslist. He is now fundraising for a $3 million restoration and lives on board full-time.
Then there are people who want spend the rest of your life on cruise shipslike the Seattle couple Angela and Richard Burke, who have so far spent a whole year at sea. This is the second story in our new CNN travel series, The Monthly Ticket, which highlights some of the most exciting topics in the travel world. In April we will focus on cruise industry.

random encounters

Love can be found in the most curious places, even on a Greyhound bus or a wrecked commuter train.

For Tiffany and Bridget Woods, their journey began with a chance meeting at the Sacramento bus station and 35 years later they accepted Tiffany’s marriage, children and gender reassignment.

Tourism recovery

Covid has rocked the world rankings of top travel destinations. Now a new set of cities, most of them in Europe, top the list.
And while the pandemic meant that China’s Guangzhou Airport handled the most passengers in 2020, last year the bustling American hub regained the title. busiest airport in the world.
For the third week in a row, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not added a single new destination to its list. category 4 highest travel risk. But while Asia and the Caribbean see declines in Covid rates, much of Europe remains in the highest-risk rankings.

Airline news

Another strange items recently confiscated TSA includes a meth burrito, bullet deodorant, and a chainsaw.
The U.S. federal mandate to transport masks was extended until May 3meaning that face masks are still required on planes, trains and public transport.

This is the wing

First, we introduced you to a fascinating story evacuation slides. Now we present to you the wonderful world of winglets.
Winglets are the ubiquitous little ticks at the ends of modern aircraft’s wings that help aircraft save thousands of gallons of fuel each year. That’s how.
And if you like wings, you might also be interested in the latest blended wing concepts like Airbus’ zero-emissions. ZEROe and futuristic Flying-V.

life on the road

BUT A new book profiles of people who have refurbished vintage Airstreams that are beautiful both inside and out.

In case you missed it

Watch the latest episode of the Parts Unknown podcast here.

A never-before-seen landmark in Venice has just opened to the public.

Today, April 16, marks the start of National Park Week 2022, and to celebrate, the NPS is offering free admission to all 423 of its properties.

Pack up, travel

Freddie Mercury put it best when he sang, “Mmm num ba de, dum bam ba be.” We all felt our ears under pressure how we change altitude in an airplane, but we don’t have to suffer in silence. Our partners at CNN Underscored, CNN’s product review and recommendation guide, reached out to the experts why ears are blocked and how to prevent ear pain.

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