Gregg Vander Kooi

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The Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are demanding so much more, with many embarking on adrenalin-packed adventures.<p>There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are …

National Parks

Prison Tours are Booming For Travelers Who Aren't A Captive Audience

Halfway through a tour of the bleak, deserted Missouri State Penitentiary – notorious in its day for assaults, murders and gas chamber executions – …

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? The basic idea is reciprocity: keep an eye on someone's home while they're away, and you get to stay in it for free. It's a win-win.<p>Photo Courtesy of Bart Speelman/Flickr. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget …

Budget Travel

Exploring Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts

When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches. Most of the best are on the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts.<p>Right, got your bathers and a …

5 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. We’re now highlighting the …

High-Flying Style and In-Flight Distractions: Weekly Roundup

This week we took to the friendly skies in a few very different ways—first we talked flying fashionably with 10 solid style-meets-comfort outfits and …

The 10 Most Expensive Hotel Suites in New York City

The 9 Best Places To Skinny Dip Around The World

Self-described as "the world's leading authority on swimming naked and doing it well," <i>The Skinny Dipping Report</i> compiles an annual list—in the form …

4 Hospitality 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. We’re now highlighting the …

How to Become a Hotel Eco-Guest

With hotels across the globe taking steps to show their commitment to the environment, is there a way for us to become even better eco-guests, whether you stay at large hotels chains or local boutique establishments known for their eco-practices? You bet!<p>I was raised to be a conscientious citizen …

Loneliness