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Best around-the-world cruises for 2020

Back in September 1522, an 85-ton carrack barely larger than a modern leisure yacht became the first ship to successfully complete a circumnavigation of the globe.

New Italian government lets migrant rescue ship dock

In a sign that Italy's new government will reject the previous administration's hostile stance towards migrants, an aid ship carrying 82 people rescued from the Mediterranean has been granted permission to dock and let them disembark on Lampedusa, SOS Mediterranee, which operates the ship in partnership with MSF, and an Italian minister said on Twitter.

Inside the complicated world of the travel influencer

Amy Seder isn't used to having the door slammed in her face. Her artfully posed Instagram posts of a glamorous life led in glamorous destinations has won her an army of online admirers that the travel industry is usually eager to embrace.