The ancient art of the hammam

Editor's Note — Editor's Note — CNN Travel's series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.(CNN) — A place for cleansing and contemplation, for relaxation and conversation. Azerbaijan's old hammam culture may

Inside the cockpit of an Airbus A220

(CNN) — Ever wondered what all those switches, dials and levers do in the cockpit of an airplane? We did too, so we asked a pilot.Gerhard Ramcke, of Latvian airline airBaltic, gave CNN Travel a tour of the flight deck of a brand spanking new Airbus A220-300 as the aircraft

The world’s best Christmas markets

(CNN) — Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean joylessly battling through department store crowds or trawling the Internet for bargains. Why not combine present-buying with some travel?These 17 Christmas markets scattered around the world make great destinations for traditional gifts, glasses of glühwein and that unbeatable festive feeling. Strasbourg, FranceStrasbourg,