The best places in the world to drink, sleep and snack

This Week in Travel: There’s a new Cocktail Capital of the World, some big bears are scrambling as much as they can before hibernation season, and CNN takes a peek inside one of the world’s tallest clocks. most famous in the world.

For the first time in the history of the World’s 50 Best Bars list, the No. 1 designation has not been awarded to New York or London.

Congratulations are in order for Barcelona paradisewho won the award at this year’s World’s Best awards ceremony.

As if that weren’t enough, three of the top 10 bars in the world are in Barcelona, ​​creating a new cocktail capital of the world.

Planning a trip to the city that will set the bar in Barcelona?

We are happy to recommend you best beaches to bask in the Spanish sunshine when you’re not rushing for a superlative craft cocktail.

Cocktail capitals aren’t the only places to be dethroned from their No. 1 perches. Asia-Pacific is on the verge of losing its title as the world’s largest tourist region. Here is where the volume of air travel is expected to eclipse Asia.

Travel is often associated with not sleeping, or at least not sleeping well. Jet lag, clock changes, and attempts to nap while sitting upright in an airplane seat make this a not-so-ideal sleeping scenario.

What if all of this could change?

A growing number of hotels are going beyond comfortable beds and expensive linens to provide their guests with the best night’s sleep. On the program: soundproofing, choice of pillows, aromatherapy, weighted blankets…

While Istanbul and Cappadocia are more popular with tourists in Turkey, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Izmirwhich was once the country’s most flourishing cosmopolis.

On the west coast of Turkey, overlooking the Aegean Sea, Izmir is said to have started life as Smyrna, built by Alexander the Great.

Over the years, it has had its ups (the heyday of the Silk Road trade route) and downs (a catastrophic fire and damage during the country’s War of Independence in the early 1920s), but it’s still a city on the move.

Stanley Tucci goes to Calabria as “In Search of Italy” returns to CNN at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 9. red onions so sweet they can be made into ice cream are among the delicious flavors of this boot-shaped “tip” region of Italy.

Speaking of sweet, the United States has a delicious array of regional desserts that locals love and visitors should definitely try. There’s a pie getting lawsuits in Kentucky, and in Massachusetts, another pie ends up “in cake clothes.” Here is 15 American sweets to try.

Winter is coming – not just in fictional Westeros, but in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, where brown bears congregate before their winter hibernation season.

As bears can lose up to a third of their body weight during hibernation, it is essential for them to put on as much pudding as possible once the weather starts to cool down.

Every year, Katmai celebrates Fat Bear Week with March Madness-style online brackets and a live camera to keep tabs on the top 12 contenders. Winner of last year, 480 Otis, is still formidable in his salmon nibbling abilities, but could it finally be 128 Grazer’s turn to top the leaderboard? Stay tuned.

That’s how you get people excited about a reopening.

A tourist in the Vatican broke two ancient statues.

Kusama’s famous yellow pumpkin sculpture has returned to Naoshima Island.

Do you suffer from climate anxiety?

If you can’t travel to Portugal to try a sleep-centric hotel, why not buy the next best thing in your own home?

Our partners at CNN Underscored, a guide to CNN-owned product reviews and recommendations, have come together a list of 13 Best Hotel Pillowswhich you can buy online.

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