(CNN) — It’s Labor Day weekend in the US and Canada, and just September elsewhere. CNN Travel is back with a weekly roundup of news from planes, trains, the great outdoors, and the depths of the ocean.
life at sea
new underwater exploration Depart September 4th to explore the untold mysteries of the Maldives. There is so much to discover. This small Asian island nation is 99% sea and only 1% land.
And in Iceland, tourism officials were outraged by the reopening of tourism this summer. whaling After four years of hiatus. The hunting season ends this month and could be Iceland’s last.
News from the sky
Two Air France pilots have been suspended. cockpit fightSouthwest Airlines flight suspended after passengers AirDrop nude pictures to another leaflet.
a bald eagle At the end of August, at Charlotte Airport in North Carolina, it surprised passengers after going through the usual security lines. Also, his 11-year-old Vizsla-Labrador mix named Eebbers won the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s cutest dog contest. see him here.
our animal friends
Lucas, a San Diego Zoo penguin who suffers from a chronic condition called bumblefoot, recently wore custom-made orthopedic shoes.
New to Cincinnati in Zoo News baby hippo Called Fritz, England’s Paradise Wildlife Park welcomes endangered species red panda cub.
The Fort Worth Zoo has baby elephants who love to play with bubbles. see him herePenguin in San Diego is having the time of his life with a bubble maker while wearing it special orthopedic shoes to help his Bumblefoot.
Asia’s largest bird park It is set to close after more than 50 years of hosting its feathered friends, and Indonesian tourism workers went on strike last month over a steep rise in ticket prices to see the country’s famous Komodo dragons. was — access now cost $250.
Finally, Thailand’s Chiang Mai Zoo conducts unusual training to prepare animals for escapes. giant ostrich costume.
You know you’re living the high life when the horizon stretches for days. There is alsoIt is here the most amazing 14.
For those who missed
On August 31st, thousands of revelers threw ripe tomatoes at each other at La Tomatina, ‘the world’s biggest food fight’. see here.
But a few days ago, a truck hit a truck on a California highway, spilling a ton of mashed tomatoes that took cop workers hours to clean up. look what happened.
Capital cities often have their own energy that is quite different from the rest of the country.
70 years ago they fought to defend Korea.
England’s beaches have a sewage problem.
best crossbody bag
Why do seasoned travelers love crossbody bags so much? Perhaps it’s hands-free practicality. Maybe it’s the well-spread weight distribution. Or it could be a security advantage that makes pickpocketing far more difficult than a backpack. rounded up to 20. Favorite crossbody bags for travel.