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How To Create The Ultimate Playlist For Your Next Road Trip

We've given you plenty of options for a fall getaway. You've got your leaf-peeping destinations and your college towns. There's the last minute getaways to soak up some sun before you hunker down for the winter months and the alternatives to those national parks that are currently closed for …

24 Hour Things To Do In Chicago: Your Late-Night Guide To The Windy City

She’s not called The City That Never Sleeps, but that doesn’t mean our beloved Chi-Town is void of 24-hour activities.<p>Here are five after-dark adventures for the Chicago night owl.<p><b>1. Have some fries with that</b><p>Susie’s Drive Thru may have a small interior, but it’s one of those down-home, …

A Starter Kit To Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing countries. Its vibrant cities are booming, UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay is expanding its tourism infrastructure, and top hotels (like Aman'oi in Vinh Hy Bay and Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort) have recently debuted. Visitors …

The Best Airport Restaurants and Bars in 2013

It is time to rethink how we think about airports. It is a theme we have been talking about here at Skift a lot lately, including our latest in-depth …

What Best Western and Holiday Inn Can Teach Other Hotel Brands About Digital

Every year L2 ThinkTank releases a report measuring the digital performance of travel brands. Its most recent digital IQ report ranks hotel brands on …

Watch: Quite Possibly the Best Video Guide to NYC

If you’re planning to visit New York City—whether for the first time or the tenth—we’ve got the ultimate guide for you. This isn’t the same type of …

TripAdvisor's New Smartphone App Is All About Metasearch

Today TripAdvisor took another step into the mobile hotel booking game with the relaunch of its apps for Apple’s iOS and Android. The app clearly …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

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How To Sound Like An Expert Next Time You Order Oysters

Though there's no scientific evidence that oysters are actually an aphrodisiac, they are a classy appetizer for when you want to seem like a modern-day Casanova.<p>But ordering and eating oysters is not intuitive for everyone.<p>We spoke with Sandy Ingber, head chef of Grand Central Oyster Bar and …

7 Reasons to Visit Hong Kong Now

Hong Kong has flourished for more than 150 years as a gateway between East and West. As one of the world’s most expensive, fast-paced, and elegant …

The Exceptional Traveler: Travel and Volunteer

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #7 Travel and Volunteer</b><p>Photos courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society<p>Depending upon what you enjoy doing, <b>you can combine</b> …

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A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

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How to eat Indian street food safely

Tucking into street food is one of the joys of travelling in India – here are some tips to help avoid tummy troubles.<p>1. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the local cuisine, especially if you’re not used to spicy food.<p>2. You know the rule about following a crowd – if the locals are avoiding a …

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A quest to seek the sublime in the spiritual

Surveys show religious people are happier than the secular. Why is this? Is it — as an atheist friend quipped — that “ignorance is bliss?” Not long …

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'World's Most Traveled' Man, Mike Spencer Bown, Heads Home After 23-Year Journey

Should 44-year-old Mike Spencer Bown ever find himself portrayed in pop culture, the best analogue would likely be Dos Equis' (fictional) beer endorser, the "Most Interesting Man in the World."<p>His promo would read something like this: "He invented the term 'Wanderlust;' His Facebook profile reads …

What Travelling to 66 Countries Has Taught Me

While I don't covet passport stamps and don't really pay attention to my little blue book anymore, I hit a travel milestone a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't ignore. My trip to Montenegro and Bosnia marked the 65th and 66th countries I've set foot in: a fact that floors me since I never …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

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11 Digital Travel Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

6 Tourism Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

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15 Craziest Hotels Around The World

Not everyone wants the typical room service, continental breakfast, and double bed of a chain hotel. Whether you still harbor a childhood dream of living in a treehouse, or you love wine so much you'd give anything to sleep inside a giant empty wine barrel, there's a crazy hotel out there that fits …

Just Back From: East Africa’s Great Migration

Kenyans call it the seventh wonder of the world: the millions-strong migration of wildebeest, zebra, eland, and gazelle that floods the Masai Mara in …

5 Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s startup roundup looks at travel planning and inspiration websites, some of which are now publicly raising money on AngelList. We’ve also …

Why Pinterest Is Likely the Web's Most Popular Trip-Planning Site

We knew that travelers and travel companies have taken to Pinterest, but to the tune of 660 million pins?<p>Yes, in its trademark lawsuit against flight …