Club Med released its list of the top 10 happiest travel destinations in the world after compiling data from the 50 most visited tourist destinations.

The survey measured the cities based on nine metrics: crime, safety, pollution, cost of domestic beer, outdoor activities, day trips, spa and wellness centers, LGBTQ friendly, and the overall happiness of the individual cities on a scale of 0-100 .

Although a US city didn’t rank in the top spot, three did round out the list: Las Vegas, New Orleans, and San Francisco.

All three places made the top 10 list thanks to the fact that they offer a range of activities for visitors to take advantage of.

No. 1 happiest travel destination: Bali, Indonesia

Overall happiness score: 73.7

According to Club Med’s research, Bali was the most popular destination due to the spa and wellness centers it has to offer and all the outdoor

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Building the perfect travel wardrobe can only be achieved if you have versatile (and comfortable) pieces in your rotation. After all, you don’t want to bring your entire closet with you on every trip, right? And, you’ll want to feel good in the clothing you do choose to pack. Otherwise, you’re just wasting space in your luggage — and you won’t be a happy camper in something that’s restrictive and uncomfortable. According to Amazon shoppers, the Xieerduo Puff Sleeve Top is a summer travel must-have, and since it’s on sale right now for just $17, there’s no better time to shop.

Apart from being a best-seller on Amazon, the popular puff sleeve blouse is a favorite for its easy-to-style and ultra-cozy construction, which is achieved with its soft and breathable polyester-rayon blend. Despite its classic v-neck t-shirt silhouette, the top adds instant fashion points to your wardrobe with its statement-making

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Editor’s Note — Monthly Ticket is a CNN Travel series that spotlights some of the most fascinating topics in the travel world. In August, we’re going back in time to revisit some of the greatest retro travel experiences.

(CNN) — Cocktail lounges, five course meals, caviar served from ice sculptures and an endless flow of champagne: life on board airplanes was quite different during the “golden age of travel,” the period from the 1950s to the 1970s that is fondly remembered for its glamor and luxury.

It coincided with the dawn of the jet age, ushered in by aircraft like the de Havilland Comet, the Boeing 707 and the Douglas DC-8, which were used in the 1950s for the first scheduled transatlantic services, before the introduction of the Queen of the Skies, the Boeing 747, in 1970. So what was it actually like to be there?

“Air travel at that

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(CNN) — On an average day, more than 200,000 flights take off and land across the world. That includes commercial, cargo and charter planes — which account for about half of the total — as well as business jets, private aircraft, helicopters, air ambulances, government and military aircraft, drones, hot air balloons and gliders.

Most of them are equipped with a transponder, a device that communicates the aircraft’s position and other flight data to air traffic control, and that signal can be captured with inexpensive receivers based on a technology called ADS-B, for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast. That’s what flight-tracking websites do in a nutshell, providing users with a real-time snapshot of everything that’s in the sky (minus a few exceptions).

An ADS-B receiver manufactured by Flightradar24.

An ADS-B receiver manufactured by Flightradar24.

Courtesy Flightradar24

That’s now reaching far beyond aviation enthusiasts. When a US Air Force plane carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan in
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Package holidays are great, but sometimes it’s more fun and rewarding to book your own bespoke trip, which you can tailor to your own particular needs, interests and schedule. There is, however, one common downside to this approach: the amount of time, energy and stress involved in organizing separately hotelsflights, car hire, day trips and more.

Why, you often think, isn’t there one single, easy-to-use website where you can organize all of these things at once? Well, the great news is that, if you’re visiting Iceland, there now is!

Guide to Iceland makes it simple to access the best Icelandic travel services, within one clean, uncluttered interface. So rather than making you tear your hair out, planning a trip can become part of the fun.

Even if you weren’t thinking about heading to Iceland, maybe you should. It’s only a short flight from the UK, and despite being just outside

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After two years of pandemic closures, and with an unusually favorable exchange rate between the dollar and the euro, more Americans are traveling overseas this summer—particularly to the 44 countries of Europe. And many of these American tourists’ first impressions of “the Continent” were shaped by the public television travelogue, Rick Steves’ Europe.

During the COVID shutdown, I became an avid watcher of the returns on WGBH— Boston’s PBS affiliate. While I enjoyed the binge-watch, I came to realize Rick Steves’ Europe falls prey to the familiar pitfalls of American travel writing with its omission of Black people and history in Europe.

Make no mistake, Rick Steves’ documentation of European places has made a positive contribution to television over 22 years. As a regular viewer, I have found it a leisurely escape, with the beautiful photography and the geeky charm of Steves as a guide. But it’s also an

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As you count down the days to your end-of-summer trip, you might find your pre-vacation giddiness is actually overshadowed by stress. There’s a heap of chores to manage before traveling: After you arrange your time out of officeyou’ll have to prepare your home for your absence and make sure it’s secure. Then there’s figuring out what to packnot to mention fitting it all into your suitcase.

But all those tricky logistics are so much easier to tackle once you’ve put together a comprehensive set of to-dos, along with a smart packing list.

The tips below will make your vacation a walk in the park. Or, preferably, a walk on the beach.

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Packing list essentials most people don’t think about

A few small additions to your suitcase can minimize hassle and maximize comfort when you’re traveling. Here are some essentials you probably already have in your home.

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