Larry Loomis

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9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …

Eastern Europe

Simple Crop Rotation for Organic Gardening - Organic Gardening

Crop rotation is an important factor of organic gardening. It’s just as important as composting and cover crops. By not following these simple steps …

The White Sand Beach P*rn You Need Right Now

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's never wrong to daydream about white, sandy beaches and crisp, aqua waters. But when it's cold, slushy, and there's four feet of snow out your window, well, those thoughts take on an entirely new voyeuristic value. And if <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> taught …

Beaches

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

European Travel

Hipmunk's 2015 Travel Tips and Predictions

<i>By Liz Santos, Hipmunk</i><p>The groundhogs have made conflicting predictions as to whether we'll see a longer winter or early spring. But either way, Hipmunk's own furry mascot, the Hipmunk, has made its own 2015 travel tips and predictions to get you through this year's travels. The predictions are …

Travel

What Fees Are Actually Worth Paying for?

Fees are the reality of flying today, and it's left us with a whole bunch of "to pay," or "not to pay" questioning. So, which extras are actually worth paying for?<p>This sucker-punch of an article from <i>The New Yorker</i> was shared all over the internet recently: "Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer." I …

Beverages

Your Everything Guide to Traveling Solo

Robert Frost was on to something: Sometimes the most relaxing journey is a solo one. Here, the best places to see on your own, plus some tried-and-true tips for going it alone.<p><b>MARTHA'S VINEYARD</b><p>This old-school New England island is a haven of peace and privacy. Go in February or March to catch up on …

Travel

10 virtually indestructible cases to protect your iPhone 6 Plus

Whether you're worried about your iPhone 6 Plus bending, its glossy 5.5-inch screen getting scratched, or you just know you're a total klutz, we have …

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Air Travel

10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

Frequent-flyer Programs

The Travel Hacks You Should Know (But Probably Don't)

Travel hacking is often synonymous with credit card churn and gaming points and miles. I'm no stranger to those tactics but I've always been more interested in the nifty, devious ways to get what you want while on the road. Here's the best of the best, tried true and tested.<p>I think it has to do …

San Francisco

Our unlimited vacation policy failed, so we mandated vacation instead

When Travis CI turned into a business with employees, one of our ideas was to not constrain people in how much time they take off for vacations. We didn’t track the days people were taking off, and as the people running the company, we didn’t actively encourage people to take times off. In short, …

The Workplace

3 Farms That Represent the Community Spirit of Mesa, Arizona

Traveling from New York City, where even amongst 8.2 million people it's still possible to feel lonely, Arizona instantly made me feel at home. As a guest of Visit Mesa, I was provided with the chance to experience what this area had to offer, by exploring the unique farming communities in the area.<p>…

Gunther Holtorf's 23 Year Road Trip

The Skift Pick: Here's the One Place to Visit in 2015

It’s that time of the year: you are being assaulted by dozens of “Where to Travel in 2015” listicles.<p>Among them, everyone from Lonely Planet to …

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

How to Land Your Dream Job and Travel the World

If you’ve ever found yourself Googling “how to travel the world” or “jobs where you can travel,” DreamJobbing could be the answer.<p>Who doesn't want an …

New York City

Cross-Fit Vacations Are Actually a Thing Right Now

For those who are obsessed with CrossFit, going on vacation has become more than a trip to a beautiful, sandy beach on an island in a warm, tropical …

To Sua Ocean Trench Is Your New Happy Place In Samoa

We've seen some amazing secret beaches in our day, but nothing quite blows the mind like a giant aquamarine swimming hole on a Samoan volcanic island.<p>... Right?<p>To Sua Ocean Trench -- whose name literally means "big hole" -- is a 98-foot-deep hole on the Samoan island of Upolu. Intrepid adventurers …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

Apps

Why We All Need a Vacation

Let's talk about something else for a change... vacation. I hadn't been on one in God knows how long; my only trips in the last seven years were obligatory -- either to visit family or for business. This was the first time my husband and I took a trip just for us, just with us, and to do just what …

Northern California

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

Travel

An Inexpensive Solution to Geotagging Your Photos: Geotag Photos Pro App for iOS and Android

<b>Geotagging</b>, a relatively new word to the ever increasing lexicon of photographic terminology. It is a relatively simple term that means adding GPS …

Billions Of Dollars Are Set To Flow Into These 7 Areas Of Tech In 2015

To uncover the hottest new trends in business tech next year, we spoke to some of the most successful enterprise-focused venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.

U.S. Air Force

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

<i>By Anisha Shah</i><p><b>WHY VISIT AN EMERGING DESTINATION?</b><p>It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps. Places such as the Pacific Islands, Madagascar and …

National Parks

The World's Five Most Famous Hotels

<b>THE FAMOUS FIVE.</b><p><b>The world's greatest landmark hotels.</b><p>Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.<p>Then there are the …

Hospitality

The 10 American Spots To Visit In 2015 Might Surprise You But Go There Anyway

It's time to book a vacation... to Queens.<p>That is, at least according to the fine folks at Lonely Planet, who have released their "Best in the US 2015" list. While there are plenty of good reasons to always go to New Orleans, the same can't be said for western South Dakota or even the Mount Shasta …

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

Travel Guides