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8 Digital 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 …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Walking through the parks in Paris

Thanks again for the great PhotoWalk in Paris!<p>I FINALLY got around to editing this photo below. It was so fun to meet everyone there – we’ll have to …

Croatia Travel: Explore Magical Cities, Islands and Fishing Ports

Today, Croatia is pulling out all the stops. Trees froth with blossom, fields are speckled gold with wildflowers, and there's the scent of summer in the air. The temperature is 68 F. Perfect for boat trips, islands and exploring fishing ports.<p>By Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p>Photo by …

Wine Tasting

Myanmar's Aviation Industry Booms Despite Appalling Safety Record

Htay Aung was riding pillion on a motorbike last Christmas morning, wending through the cool hills of eastern Myanmar, when Air Bagan Flight 11 came …

A Sicily Trip Isn't Complete Without Visiting Agrigento

A trip to Sicily, Italy isn’t complete without a taste of their cream-filled cannoli and a visit to the many UNESCO world heritage sites, one of which is in the city Agrigento.<p>Home to one of Sicily’s oldest tourist sites, Agrigento held a memorial yesterday to remember more than 300 killed in a …

How to Rack Up Miles to Fly for Free

Racking up miles may feel like clipping coupons, but knocking down the cost of airfare is one less barrier to discovering the world. You'll be glad you held up the check-out line with your thousands of pudding cups like a senior citizen when boarding that flight the fuck out of here.<p>Would you hoard …

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Berlin's Festival Of Lights Is A Stunning Sight

Sunday marked the end of the ninth annual Festival of Lights in Berlin, one of the largest illumination festivals around the world.<p>Every October, seventy projections are placed around the city, lighting Berlin's famous landmarks and other popular spots with an assortment of designs and colors.<p>This …

10 Types Of Tourists You Should Never Be

If you live in a city or a popular tourist spot, you probably know that feeling of slightly irrational rage when a tourist does something silly or gets in your way.<p>Let's face it: Whining about tourists is a beloved urbanite pastime of the highest order.<p>Below, 10 types of tourists that will fuel a …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

Paris Journal VII: Jean Cocteau at the Cinematheque Francaise

The <i>Cinematheque Francaise</i> was the brain child of Henri Langlois. Along with Andre Bazin's <i>Cahiers du Cinema,</i> it became the home for <i>New Wave</i> directors like Truffaut, Rivette, Resnais Godard, and Chabrol. Now housed in a Frank Gehry designed structure, the Cinematheque has come a long way from its …

Beauty and the Beast

Sneaking into Bulgaria’s abandoned Communist party headquarters

“Good news! We’ve reached the sixth floor!” Apart from our motley crew of lamps that included an old Nokia cellphone screen, it was absolute …

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10 Things to Know About Travel in Southeast Asia

As much as we highly recommend you visit these places, the prudent traveler will do his/her homework as to abide the laws and traditions of these very different countries, as well as be prepared to face the risks, both financial and otherwise that could wind up tarnishing your vacation.<p>Lots of …

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More Travel Writing Tips From Don George

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Last month, I had the pleasure of sitting down with <b>Don George</b>, <i>National Geographic Traveler’</i>s resident <b>#TripLit</b> expert and editor of the wildly popular <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i> <i></i>(now in its third edition).<p>I asked the veteran travel writer and editor about his plan …

10 essential technologies for creative professionals on the road

AS A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER who spends most of the year moving through airports, exploring remote locations, and documenting life on this planet, I’m …

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Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

Travel Trivia: The Sistine Chapel

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Consecrated to the Virgin Mary in 1483, the Vatican’s <b>Sistine Chapel</b> was created by Renaissance men: Sixtus IV and Julius II, popes who commissioned its artworks in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, and the artists Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, and, most famously, …

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The Hotel Bristol in Vienna Is One the Best Hotels in the World: LuxEcoLiving's Pic for Resplendent Repurposed

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World<p><b>Vienna Aust</b><i>ria on the Ringenstrasse at Hotel Bristol: Part One</i><p>Have you ever dreamed of going to Vienna? I went to Austria to discover my roots. Like the taste of the dark, rich, chocolate in Sacher Torte, I fell in …

The Craziest Person to Sit Next to on A Plane

In 2007 I flew to Stockholm to meet five of my friends. We all live in different cities around the world - Paris, Frankfurt, New York, London, and Singapore and meet up every year in a different city to catch up over a few beers. I travel often and meet a wide array of people. But never in my …

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Dodging Muggers, Bandit Ambushes and Tribal Warfare in Papua New Guinea: Travel Troubles on the Looney Front

I first realised this was not a run-of-the-mill trip when the driver taking me from the airport to the Kavieng Club hotel drove smartly past the front entrance, where the tall iron gate was chained shut. He sped onto the bumpy golf course behind, and drew up sharply at a narrow gate where beefy …

Bake the Book: Peach Melba Jam

Jar summer with this jam, inspired by the original Escoffier dessert of vanilla ice cream, sliced peaches, and raspberry sauce. <i>Sweet</i> preserves the holy trinity with a load of peaches and a little elbow grease. By turns tart and sweet, this is a little slice of hot weather you can savor as long as …

Bread Is Back: Following the Ferment

Croissant-making is like origami -- you measure and fold and tug it into shape.<p>After being shunned for years as the sinister carbohydrate that adds nothing but empty calories and muffin tops, bread is once again on the good list. In a swift return, it has spread from coast to coast like a slice of …

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