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Daily Travel Startup Watch: TripMe, Guesty and More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

Hiking in the Alps

One of the highlights of our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour was our group hike. As this was pretty demanding--and there was a concern about snow on the trails this early in the season--only the fittest of our group participated. For me, it was a joy not to be saddled with research chores but to …

Hiking

Vacation Rental Services Startup Guesty Secures $1.5 Million in Funding

Guesty, a startup providing reservation and property management services for Airbnb hosts, secured $1.5 million in seed funding from Silicon Valley …

Salar de Uyuni: a journey across Bolivia’s remarkable salt flats

The world's largest salt flat - Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni - is a surreal realm of mirages, where the bone-dry landscape reflects the sky like a mirror. Lonely Planet's Greg Benchwick explored this eerie and unique place.<p>Exploring the desolation of the Salar de Uyuni. Image by Greg Benchwick / Lonely …

South America

Hong Kong’s 10 Best New Hotels

Hong Kong's hotel scene is booming, thanks to ever-increasing numbers of visitors drawn in by the city's nonstop dining, shopping, and cultural …

Hong Kong

American Express Is Rewarding Points for Uber Rides

American Express Co., the bank-card network fighting for a share of the mobile-payments market, reached a deal that will allow customers of …

Get Wet, Wild And Ridiculously Gorgeous At Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey

We knew we needed to see Pamukkale... but we never realized how badly we wanted to swim in it.<p>The region of stunning Turkish pools -- whose name means “cotton castle” -- has welcomed bathers to its restorative mineral waters for thousands of years. And it looks like summer 2014 will be no exception.<p>…

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

Summertime's almost here and that mean's we'll be strapping on the swim trunks in no time. This year, why not ditch the beach for head for one of these breathtaking lakes instead. We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated …

New Zealand

Greece tops Lonely Planet's 2014 Best in Europe list | CNN Travel

A Local's Guide to Quebec City

Discover the wonder and beauty a Quebec local sees in this historic town.<p>A 19th-century traveler from France once remarked of Quebec City, “It looked like St.-Malo strayed up here and was lost in the snow.” Though I’ve settled in Montreal, an easy three-hour drive away, every time I return to …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Traveling Au Naturale From Icelandic Hot Tubs to British Baths

There's nothing original about our present-day affection for the spa. People have been enjoying a communal soak for millenia, and nowhere is that more clear than at the bath so famous England named a town for it.<p>While the Celts apparently discovered the natural springs in 600 BC, it was during the …

Why New York City Has The Best Food In The World

He's tried everything from roasted bats in Samoa to rotten shark in Iceland. But, he's also dined in incredible fine-dining restaurants around the world.<p>As the host of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," it's his job to travel the world and suss out the best, most authentic dishes a destination …

New York City

Soldiers, selfies and a military coup: The unusual state of tourism in Thailand

In most capital cities, waking up to images of armed soldiers, military vehicles and blockades on the streets -- as the army gears up for what it would later declare a coup -- might be cause for alarm.<p>But Bangkok isn't your average city.<p>Since 1932 -- the year Thailand became a constitutional …

12 Indie Spots in Hong Kong

A cuppa at Amical. All photos courtesy of Tink Labs.<p><i>By Terence Kwok for Fathom</i> | Crafted coffee, artisanal pastries, design shops -- smells like a scene. Hong Kong's Tink Labs founder shows us around the hot spots.<p>HONG KONG – I've lived in Hong Kong most of my life, spending only a short stint in …

17 Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

In a world of tourist traps, letdowns, overrated destinations and just plain crowds, it's no wonder we've become victims of some major travel burnout.<p>It's time to freshen your bucket list with the planet's up-and-coming spots that are <i>more</i> than ahead of the tacky tourist curve. Visit these rising …

The South African Retreat That Totally Rocks (Pun Intended)

When you're ready to trek back a few thousand years, head to South Africa's Cederberg Mountains for a luxurious (and rocky) getaway at the very Stone Age-sounding Kagga Kama Nature Reserve.<p>Here, you can sleep in caves, camp outdoors, hang out in luxury huts nestled in the mountains or even sleep …

The world's weirdest photo albums

By any standards, Me TV is an odd photo book. It comprises eight found snapshots of a middle-aged Chinese woman standing in front of her new television set. In each, her pose is identical, right down to way the little finger of her left hand rests on the TV cabinet. Save for the fact that she is …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Twitter experimenting with showing how many people saw your tweets

How many people saw your last tweet? A new Twitter experiment is answering that question for some users, adding the number of views a tweet has received underneath every post. Twitter's advertising products have long informed clients how many impressions their campaigns are receiving, but this test …

Visualize shared links, trends with BuzzSumo

If your job requires you to know which topics are the most discussed on social media or if you are simply a curious denizen of the Internet, BuzzSumo will show you which links are making the rounds.<p>Head to the BuzzSumo Web site and enter a topic or domain name. BuzzSumo will return a list of …

A May-December Media Strategy Could Help Locally Focused Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonathan Sills is an executive in residence at Battery Ventures, where he helps advise portfolio companies on marketing strategy.</i> <i>Battery is an investor in Relay Foods and HotelTonight.</i><p>In Silicon Valley, it’s sometimes easy to focus solely on social and other types of cutting-edge, …

Amazon’s TV streaming box to ship with Netflix and Hulu Plus apps

Amazon’s (S AMZN) Roku competitor, which could be unveiled any day now, won’t just peddle the company’s own video streaming service: The device will …

An incredible view of a rafter drifting under Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier. http://on.natgeo.com/N65SoV Photograph by Vilhelm Gunnarsson, National Geographic Your Shot

This is what you should order for breakfast in Hong Kong

It’s slices of fish, with the option of fish belly, served in over-boiled rice porridge. Get it with <i>youtiao</i>: porous, deep-fried breadsticks. On the …

Starter Kit to Patagonia

Few places in the world provoke wonder like Patagonia. The expanse of land, carved by the Andes Mountain Range and reaching down to the end of the …

South America

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …