(CNN) – In this week’s travel news, we bring you America’s weirdest cities, the world’s most elusive shipwrecks, and National Geographic’s top places to visit in 2023.
Check under the bed for extra guests: Kehoe House in Savannah, Georgia is rumored to be haunted.
America loves Halloween, but which of its cities can claim to be the spookiest? Step forward Savannah, New Orleans and Salem – read more about their haunting stories and where to explore, if you’re brave enough.
A new book by Dutch photographer Maan Limburg, “The Lost World,” highlights Japan’s abandoned spaces, including the phenomenon of Akiya, or haunted houses. Take a look here.
And off the east coast of China, the forgotten fishing village of Houtouwan has almost disappeared under a lush blanket of climbing plants. After becoming an internet sensation, he is seeing a new influx of visitors.
Hit the headlines
It’s been a rough week or two of mishaps and misadventures.
And it was reported this week that passenger complaints on US airlines in August rose 320% compared to pre-pandemic figures, after a long summer of flight cancellations and delays.
North and South Italy
Imagine Italian cuisine and you probably imagine beautiful gallons of tomato sauce. But in the northwestern region of Liguria, the fragrant fruit is off the menu; here’s why.
And in Puglia, the southern heel of Italy’s “boot,” locals snack on what is definitely one of the country’s most delicious snacks and possibly one of its most profane. Ostie pieneor “full hosts”, they are almonds and honey sandwiched between two unconsecrated communion hosts.
Puglia is also home spaghetti all’assassina (“killer’s spaghetti”) which, amazingly, is made by dropping the pasta into a greased pan without a single drop of water. Stanley Tucci try it here.
Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered the remains of a 17th-century warship, according to the country’s Wreck Museum, or Vrak.
Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered the remains of a 17th-century warship, a sister ship to the famous Vasa, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628.
And the OceanGate Expeditions team discovered life near the wreck of the Titanic, about 2,900 meters (9,514 feet) deep in the North Atlantic. The newly released video shows a beautiful coral reef.
Severe drought along the Mississippi River this month highlighted a 19th-century shipwreck believed to be an Indiana-built merchant ship. look here
But despite all these new discoveries, there are still many more shipwrecks still lost in the depths of the world’s oceans. From Haiti’s Santa Maria to Sumatra’s Flor de la Mar, the search for the world’s most elusive shipwrecks continues.
Love in an elevator
Canadians Cheryl Hurst and Preet Banerjee were glad they didn’t take the stairs when they met in a hotel elevator in Athens in 2017. Five years later, they’re planning their wedding.
In case you missed it
National Geographic has revealed its list of the top places to visit in 2023.
Cities in South Korea and South Carolina made the cut, as did a Portuguese archipelago in the mid-Atlantic.
Fall is the season when bears eat anything and everything as they fatten up for hibernation.
Let’s face it, no one ever wants the middle seat on the plane.
This country is more than 50% mountains.
It arrives without wrinkles
If you don’t want to go to a big industry conference or your best friend’s wedding looking like a napkin got stuck under the plane’s trolley, you need to arm yourself with a laundry bag.
Our partners at CNN Underscored, a guide to product reviews and recommendations owned by CNN, have selected 18 of the best bags to ensure that your clothes, at the very least, arrive beautiful, wrinkle-free, and wrinkle-free.