This week in travel news: the top airports of 2023, new travel rules around the world and the man who visited Disneyland nearly 3,000 days in a row.
The world's best airports
There was one commonly heard refrain, Port Authority's Executive Director Rick Cotton tells CNN, that spurred on the multibillion refurbs happening at New York metro's LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports: " 'Why are the major airports in Asia, in Europe, so much better and so much more appealing?' "
"Our internal mission statement was to create a terminal everyone loves," says Frank Scremin, CEO of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, which is behind the airport's $8 billion makeover. That project just won LaGuardia's Terminal B the "World's Best New Airport Terminal" honor in the prestigious Skytrax awards.
Back in 2014, Vice President Joe Biden famously said LaGuardia was like being "in some third-world country," but the comments "spurred action," says Scremin.
The design philosophy of the new terminal is "about giving guests choice," whether it's a business traveler needing to get to a gate efficiently or a family that wants to "sit and relax and be entertained."
Plans were axed Monday for a light rail link from Manhattan to LaGuardia, but at least there's JFK's ongoing $9.5 billion makeover to anticipate. And for more of those leading airports that inspired New York's face-lift, take a look at the World's Best Airports of 2023.
Law and order
Forewarned is forearmed, people. Here are the latest laws and rules travelers should know about:
Do swim topless in Berlin's swimming pools, if you're a woman who supports German "free body culture."
Do party all night in Miami's South Beach, if you really must, because the booze ban after 2 a.m. has been halted. But make sure you reach Florida before this 5,000-mile-wide blob of seaweed does.
Food and drink
What's the best meal to tuck into the morning after St. Patrick's Day celebrations? A full Irish breakfast, with plenty of black pudding and potato bread. Here are 26 Irish foods you need to try: It's not just stout and spuds.
A Polish pilot made aviation history on March 14 when he became the first person to land a plane on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai which, at more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) high, is one of the tallest hotels in the world.
And over in California, local man Jeff Reitz visited Disneyland every day for nearly 3,000 days in a row, earning himself a Guinness World Record for his efforts.
"I think it's one of the silver linings of having a disability," Bruns tells CNN Travel. "I started to see the world from a different perspective."
Travel inspo for 2023
TIME magazine just announced its annual list of 50 destinations you should put on your wish list. Check them out here.
Traveling with food allergies
Traveling to new places when you or a loved one has food allergies can be stressful and scary. To help your next trip go smoothly, our partners at CNN Underscored, a product reviews and recommendations guide owned by CNN, have spoken with doctors, allergists and nutritionists to get their top tips and advice on what should be on your packing list.