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18 Trips of a Lifetime: A Peek at Condé Nast Traveler Voyages

The question we're asked most is the simplest: Where should I go? Now, we have 18 answers—and a fast track to make them real.<p>Sri Lanka, Spice to Sea<p>Iconic Tanzania<p>Ancient Grandeur, Ancient Charms in Burma (Myanmar)<p>Untraveled Ethiopia<p>Japan and the Pursuit of Perfection<p>Mythical Morocco<p>Patagonia: Ends …

10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

Close down All Accelerators and Build a Startup School Instead.

Image credit: ale, Follow Your Dreams. Some rights reserved. More info on the photographer and the photo: https://flic.kr/p/cVCFvu<p>Why Accelerators …

5 New Disney Park Projects To Get Really Excited About

<i>By Christine Dayao for ShermansTravel</i><p><i>Photo: Disney/Lucasfilm</i><p>D23 Expo, the massive Disney convention that brings together all facets of the Walt Disney Company every other year, brought no shortage of great news for Mickey Mouse fans recently. Among all the developments in the pipeline, the most …

The Scariest Airports to Fly Into

Flying might be one of the safest modes of transportation, but you must admit—landing at one of these airports will make even the most confident flier grip the armrest. These are some of the scariest airport landings our Traveler network has experienced. *This gallery was originally posted in …

5 BIG Ways Google Can Help You Travel Smarter

You use Google for everything else in your life. Travel is the next frontier. The search engine’s new features will change the way you globe-trot, …

The Best Conditions For Building A Unicorn

If you were looking to build a company, and you were looking to build a unicorn, what conditions should be present for the best chance of success?<p>Based on current unicorns, your best chance is to start a business that is revenue-growth based, rather than user-growth based. It has to move money from …

Consumer Tech

As sensors shrink, watch as 'wearables' disappear

(Reuters) - Forget 'wearables', and even 'hearables'. The next big thing in mobile devices: 'disappearables'.<p>Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components will make wearables smaller - so small, some …

The 9 Books Every Boss Should Read

There are a million books about management, but these nine are essential.<p>There are more than a million business books in print, and thousands more published every year. But what if, for some reason, you were only allowed to read nine books about managing people? (Why nine and not 10? I'll explain …

Leadership

Karishma Jhalani and Ashwin Jain's 3-Day Wedding in Jaisalmer, India

Far-flung locales have played a central role in <b>Karishma Jhalani</b> and **Ashwin Jain’**s relationship. The Delhi native and boy born in Princeton, New Jersey, met at the Goa International Airport about twelveyears ago. Ashwin, his sister, and a friend were on the same flight to Delhi as Karishma, her …

Startup pitch: ComboTrip takes on challenge of group planning

Today’s startup pitch comes to us from ComboTrip, a travel startup targeting the challenging sector that is group travel. While the startup points to …

48 hours in Downtown LA

Think of Los Angeles and you probably think of Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice and Beverly Hills, with Downtown barely registering on the where-to-go radar. And until about a decade ago, you'd have been right - back then this area of the city was a ghost town nights and weekends after office …

City Halls

Content Is the King for Online Travel Marketing | .TR

According to the latest survey on digital marketing trends for 2015, content marketing ranked as the top priority.

Marketing

Facebook’s 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix

Facebook doesn’t want to live in your analog world. It wants you to move farther into its digital one.<p>In 10 years, Facebook would like anyone, anywhere, to be able to strap on a virtual reality headset and share moments with friends and family across the world. It’s the vision of a digital utopia …

Virtual Reality

4 Content Marketing Tools to Deliver on Your Digital Marketing

How to take your digital marketing to the next level.<p>You can't have marketing--digital or traditional--without solid content marketing. However, it takes the right tools to really make the kind of impact you're after. With so many content marketing tools on the table, how can you tell which one's …

Marketing

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we're known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we've shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we've also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various …

2015 Trend: Travel Brands Reimagine Themselves as Lifestyle Connoisseurs

<i>Earlier this month we launched our first ever magazine, “Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015“, where we identify the global trends in travel in 2015</i> …

Hospitality

The 8 Most Romantic Escapes for Valentine's Day in the World

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and here at Oyster we believe there's no better way to celebrate than with a romantic escape -- and we think your significant other would agree. Last week, we gave you the inside scoop on America's Best Hotels for Valentine's Day, but this week, we're …

Why Travel is Good for Your Dreams

As part of the research for my next book about how to make a dream come true I've been watching Oprah's Master Class, and in an episode where Alicia Keys shares some of her life lessons, I was struck that of of all the incredible things she has experienced. It was a trip to Egypt that was one of …

How We Did the Maldives on the Cheap

Come on, dream with me for a moment. Imagine you're on a beach. You're lying in a hammock, body as loose and floppy as a rag doll. The soft strains of playful island music kisses your ears, its provenance indeterminable. Your skin is warm to the touch -- the sun gilds it with its penetrating golden …

21 Girl Trips You'll Absolutely Love

All easy. All fun. No boys. You ready? We asked the BudgetTravel.com audience for their best recommendations for a girls-only weekend escape (or …

Apparently, this is what office work in the 21st century looks like More photos here: http://www.contemporist.com/2015/01/30/a-new-office-design-for-uktv-in-west-london/

Holiday guide to Goa: the best beaches, hotels and restaurants

Photograph: Matthew Parker<p>Getting fresh … chef Gome Galily at his restaurant, Matsya Freestyle Kitchen.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/29/1422553737035/84c6b7d3-fc06-4221-a912-d187ec0a9b76-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Matthew Parker<p>Getting fresh … chef Gome Galily …

Entrance

Billionaire Steve Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors is adding a new trophy residence to his collection. The Beverly Hills Contemporary was listed for $35 million; Cohen is paying around $32 million.

BMW i8: Reviewing The Car Of Tomorrow

We were promised flying cars, teleportation and hover boards. We don’t have any of that. But now we have this: The BMW i8 and it’s a future that cannot get here soon enough.<p>My body hurt. My mind was numb. I had just spent a week in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show and was ready to fly …

Carbon Fiber

Here's Some Undeniable Proof That Tahiti Is, In Fact, Paradise

This time of year is the ultimate challenge for those of us who suffer from wanderlust: The holidays are over, but the frost is still sticking. Spring still seems to be eons away.<p>However, a remedy exists for this existential monotony, and that is to plan a trip. Where better to go than …

Ecuador Tourism Is Spending $3.8 Million on a Super Bowl Ad

Quick, who’s the headlining performer during halftime at the Super Bowl this Sunday? If you think it’s Katy Perry, there’s one small South American …

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? To one day sit with your grandchildren on your knees as you thrill them with stories of how you rode a surly Yak deep into the Himalayas, or crossed the Andes on a bus with a howling meth addict for a driver.<p>But what if you can't just …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

The Millennial Customer Has $200 Billion To Spend (But Wants A New Style Of Customer Service)

Here’s the story you already know. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen return from World War II to the embrace of millions of riveting Rosies, apparently <i>very</i> riveting, judging by the fruitful output of these couples during the postwar decades: 2.4 children per couple, the biggest generation …

Customer Experience