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8 People You Should Hire to Grow Your Startup Fast

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur wants to reach the point where a business is ready to scale and grow as quickly as it can. Growth hacking is a great way to do this, but you need to have the right people on the bus to put these principles …

Marketing

5 Of The World's Best Places To Buy A Second Home In The Sun

Which overseas property markets should have your attention this shiny new year? The world is alive right now with markets in crisis and markets benefiting from the strong dollar (and the weak euro).<p>Specifically, here are five places where you could get a great deal on a second home in the sun, a …

Seven Best Budget Travel Destinations

Traveling frugally doesn’t mean missing out, especially if you’re willing to think outside of the box when it comes to destinations. There are parts of the world where ten dollars can you buy you a meal, a beer and bed, not to mention excursions like cliff jumping or scuba diving.<p>Here’s a …

Founder of Peek, Ruzwana Bashir, on Top Travel Trends for 2015

The founder of Peek, a tour- and activity-booking website, on how our screens will shape where we go next.<p><b>Q: What travel-tech innovations are on the</b> …

Why Hostels May Be the 21st Century Embassies

Every year Cultural Tourism DC, in conjunction with international embassies, hosts the famous "Around the World" and "Shortcut to Europe" open house series. This tremendous two day event spaced over two weekends, gives visitors the chance to tour more than 70 embassies where they can learn about …

7 Travel Trends for 2015

<i>"The future ain't what it used to b</i>e," declared Yogi Berra.<p>Indeed, a short decade ago who would have thought that we'd have smartphones that can translate languages, make dinner reservations and never let us get lost--let alone have over 17,000 travel apps. That we'd have digital cameras and …

Flavor Paper Launches Travel-Inspired Wallpaper

We’re calling it: paint is out, dynamically papered walls are in. The folks at Flavor Paper—the Brooklyn-based print lab turning out some of the …

The 10 Best Bars In New York City

From trendy cocktail bars to local dives, we've found the 10 best bars in New York City.<p>This list is derived from our list of The Best Bars In America. To compile this list, we looked at six notable bar rankings— James Beard Awards, Esquire, Food & Wine, Zagat, The World's 50 Best Bars, and …

How Student Travelers Are Expanding Spend and Expanding Demographics

<i>Earlier this month we launched our latest free report The State of Student Travel, brought to you in partnership with Student Universe.</i><p><i>Below is an</i> …

HoodiePillow Is Everything You've Ever Wanted In A Pillow

The controversial Knee Defender has caused endless drama in the skies -- but we guarantee THIS travel invention will never start a conflict...because everyone who's using it will be asleep.<p>Behold the HoodiePillow, quite possibly one of the greatest napping inventions of our time. This brilliant …

10 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

<i>(Photo: Getty Images/E+)</i><p>Booking a hotel seems pretty straightforward, right? And most times it is: Pick a destination, choose your dates, enter payment info, and voila, happy travels!<p>However, there are some big blunders you could be making when it comes to hotel reservations. From booking on the …

Group-Booking Site Groupize Secures $2 Million in Funding

Groupize, a group-booking platform for travelers, hotels and booking sites, secured $2 million in a Series A1 funding round from investors, including …

Midwest U.S. Becomes Popular Meetings Destination in 2014

U.S. cities in the Midwest are becoming a popular destination for meetings and conventions, according to meetings management tech company …

Are you a Traveler or a Tourist?

If you dream of setting foot on distant shores, of strolling beneath foreign stars or if you can't wait to pack a bag and leave behind the familiar and the comfortable, then you, kindred soul, are a traveler.<p>There are bits of me all over the world; nail clippings in Taiwan, hair in Oman and skin …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

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Paris Officials Begin Raiding Airbnb Rentals for Housing Violations

The world’s most visited city is stepping up its crackdown on illegal vacation rentals.<p>As in New York and Barcelona, officials in Paris say companies …

The Fastest Public Wi-Fi in the U.S. Comes With a Side of Fries

If you desperately need Wi-Fi while you’re out and about, head to the nearest McDonald’s. The world’s largest fast food chain also boasts some of the …

Rank Hotels Based on the Quality of Their WiFi

There are few things more frustrating than booking what you think is a great hotel, and then learning about the woeful WiFi service you are subject to when you arrive… having almost certainly already paid for your stay.<p>There may be a remedy for that, or at least a way to wise up on crappy hotel …

6 Ways to Incorporate Wellness Into Your Next Trip

<i>By Ed Hewitt, Features Editor of IndependentTraveler.com</i><p>The expanding concept of "wellness travel" has come to include not only incorporating (or just keeping up with) fitness goals in your travel, but also things like healthy eating habits, learning wholesome cooking methods, slowing down, and …

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

Adventure<p>A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

Aquatic Sports

6 Ways Travel Is Better Than It's Ever Been

By: Ed Hewitt, Features Editor of IndependentTraveler.com<p>While there were plenty of great things about travel in the good old days, it's not all bad today -- in fact, there are plenty of "good old" things I hope never to have to live through again. The great things about travel today can be found …

Where and How Europeans Choose to Travel

Despite having more than a dozen top destinations with a few hours’ drive or flight, most Europeans choose to stay close to home when traveling.<p>The …

Millennials want to see the world—and know they can afford it

In the summer of 2012, at age 24, I left home to travel the world. In just over a year, I backpacked through South America, South Asia, Western Europe, and the western United States. I hiked the Inca Trail, skied the Alps, hitchhiked through Patagonia, and trekked through the Himalayas. I worked at …

Demographics

13 Surprising Facts About Brazil

Brazil

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

22 Travel Stats to Start Your Work Week

Our daily @skiftstats Twitter feed continues to spit out byte-size data points every day about the global travel industry, serving as a great …

The Perfect Place to Learn the Changing Global Trends in Travel

Are Airbnb Hosts Becoming the Travel Agents of the Sharing Economy?

Are Airbnb hosts becoming the travel agents of the sharing economy?<p>Those, legally or illegally, hosting a dozen to a few hundred visitors a year are …

Travel Trends Taking Hold in 2014

This seems like the kind of story we'd write in January, right? Well, we did. But we also want to pause at this midway point in the year, look at the trends we predicted, and see which ones have actually taken hold. From new ways to hang out with locals in foreign lands to the latest fees you've …

The 10 Hottest Travel Destinations Of The Future

We recently published a list of the 50 hottest up-and-coming travel destinations from Love Home Swap.<p>To create this list, Love Home Swap compared growth figures for each country by looking at the annual growth per year figures for travel and tourism's direct contribution to the country's GDP …