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Travel news: Spooky places to explore from the US to Asia


(CNN) — In travel news this week, we bring you the weirdest cities in America, the world’s most elusive shipwrecks and National Geographic’s best places to visit in 2023.

spooky season

Check under the bed for extra guests: Kehoe House in Savannah, Georgia, is said to be haunted.

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America loves Halloween, but which of its cities can claim to be the spookiest? Advance to Savannah, New Orleans and Salem – learn about their haunting histories and where to explore, if you’re brave enough.
A new book by Dutch photographer Maan Limburg, ‘The Lost World’, shines a light on Japan’s abandoned spaces, including the phenomenon of Akiya, or ghost houses. Take a look here.
And off China’s east coast, the forgotten fishing village of Houtouwan has all but disappeared under a lush blanket of creepers. After having caused a sensation on the Internet, it is experiencing a new influx of visitors.

Make the headlines

It’s been a tough week or two for mishaps and mishaps.

And it was reported this week that complaints from US airline passengers in August were up 320% from pre-pandemic figures, after a long summer of flight cancellations and delays.

north and south italy

Picture Italian food and you probably picture gorgeous gallons of tomato sauce. But in the northwest region of Liguria, fragrant fruit isn’t on the menu – here’s why.
And in Puglia – the southern heel of the Italian “boot” – locals munch on what is certainly one of the most delicious snacks in the country, and perhaps one of the most secular. Piena of Ostiaor “filled hosts”, are almonds and honey sandwiched between two unconsecrated hosts.
Puglia is also home to spaghetti all’assassina (“assassin’s spaghetti”) which, shockingly, is made by dropping pasta into an oiled pan without a single drop of water. Stanley Tucci tries it here.

What lies below

Swedish archaeologists have discovered the wreckage of a 17th-century warship, according to the country’s shipwreck museum, or Vrak.

Swedish archaeologists have discovered the wreck of a 17th century warship, a sister ship of the famous Vasa, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628.
And the OceanGate Expeditions team discovered life near the wreck of the Titanic, some 2,900 meters (9,514 feet) deep in the North Atlantic. A recently released video shows a beautiful coral reef.
A severe drought along the Mississippi River this month unearthed a 19th-century shipwreck believed to be an Indiana-built trading vessel. Look here.
But despite all these new discoveries, there are still many sunken ships still lost in the depths of the world’s oceans. From Santa Maria in Haiti to Flor de la Mar in Sumatra, the search continues for the world’s most elusive shipwrecks.

love in an elevator

Canadians Cheryl Hurst and Preet Banerjee were glad they hadn’t taken the stairs when they met in the elevator of an Athens hotel in 2017. Five years later, they are planning their wedding.

In case you missed it

National Geographic has unveiled its list of the best places to visit in 2023.

Cities in South Korea and South Carolina made the cut, as did a Portuguese archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic.

Fall is the season when the bears eat everyone as they fatten up for hibernation.

Let’s face it, no one ever, ever wants the middle seat on the plane.

This country is made up of more than 50% of mountains.

Arrive without creases

If you don’t want to show up to a big industry conference or your best friend’s wedding looking like a towel stuck under the airplane trolley, you need to arm yourself with a garment bag.

Our partners at CNN Underscored, a CNN-owned product review and recommendation guide, have selected 18 of the best bags to ensure your clothes, at least, arrive looking great, wrinkle-free and wrinkle-free.

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