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Savioke’s first robot begins its career as a hotel bellhop

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>If you call down to the front desk at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, Calif., to replace that toothbrush …

10 Places To Go This Fall

Summer may not be over yet, but now is the time to start planning your fall getaways. Airfares and hotel prices are starting to drop for the autumn months, even though that's when the weather is at its best in many areas. Fall is a radiant time of year, and this year will be no exception: There's a …

At Home in Rome: Where to Stay

The Roman Empire may have fallen off the map centuries ago, but to a modern traveler, the center of Italy’s capital city may feel just as vast.<p>While walkable, distances between monuments within Rome’s historic core can be a haul—made worse if the tiny, twisty streets turn your sense of direction to …

Southwest Partners with Chicago's Magnficent Mile After a Fashion

There’s nothing new about airlines partnering with a destination or a festival, but Southwest Airlines often puts a distinct twist on …

Road Trip, Part 2! Seeing Central Florida from US 27

<b>U.S. Route 27</b>, a 1,373-mile highway that runs from Fort Wayne, Ind., to the tip of the Florida peninsula, travels in Florida from north of <b>Tallahassee</b> down to <b>Miami</b>, ending not far from the <b>Miami International Airport</b>. It was once a major road used by those in the Midwest, Tennessee, Kentucky and …

Get your trunks on: the world's best public swimming pools

Whether it’s for the exercise, a cooling dip as temperatures soar, or just the sheer fun of splashing around, the following selection of public pools dotted around the globe offer not only memorable settings, but also convenient access to highlights for tourists, making it easy to combine your swim …

5 Aviation 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 …

An Appreciation of the Magical Waters of Mozambique

A writer visits the coast of Mozambique, where the ocean holds one of the richest aquatic biological zones on the planet.<p>The sea is the best highway along the edge of Mozambique, and some of the watercraft sailing among the islands here carry fishermen from local villages. Some carry Tanzanian …

Stars beef up security as more celebrities deal with stalkers

The man found hiding in Sandra Bullock’s Hollywood home last month and charged with stalking the Oscar-winning actress allegedly owns an arsenal of weapons, including illegal machine guns. Less than two weeks ago, reality star Kat Von D contacted authorities about a man – against whom she had …

'Tammy': A dream comedy? Not for critics - CNN.com

Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy play a grandmother and granddaughter in the comedy "Tammy."<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- A road trip, Melissa McCarthy and a drunken Susan Sarandon. Sounds like a recipe for a summer blockbuster, right?<p>That's what McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, are hoping to pull off with …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

5 Amazing Libraries You Must Visit

Modern libraries that are far from those dingy book crypts from your research paper nightmares!<p>Photo by: japanese_craft_construction<p>To safeguard libraries from analog death, modern book houses are spruced up with crazy cool architectural cues and new forms of media to keep you people comfortable …