16 of the world’s best coastlines

(CNN) — Coastlines are one of the most alluring of our planet’s geographical features. The clash of land and water is often mesmerizing, as are the plants, animals and human activities that flourish along a shore. In classic novella “Heart of Darkness,” seafaring author Joseph...

American food: The 50 greatest dishes

(CNN) — Fast, junk, processed — when it comes to American food, the country is best known for the stuff that’s described by words better suited to greasy, grinding industrial output. But citizens of the USA have an impressive appetite for good stuff, too. To...

Zannone: Italy’s forbidden ‘orgy island’

(CNN) — With emerald-green waters, blue skies and and a rugged empty landscape, Zannone has everything you’d expect from a near-deserted Italian island destination. It also has a reputation for something rather more unexpected: Orgies. “See that white colonial villa up high there?” says former...