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Where to Eat in San Francisco Now

San Francisco is notorious for being a food-obsessed city. Chefs are pushing the boundaries, and sounding out their own dialect of California …

San Francisco

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

Songs to listen to as your plane crashes [playlist]

A few weeks ago, we posted a guide on how to choose which song you should be listening to as your plane crashes to the ground. We then asked fans of …

Plane Crash

Asiana Airlines Crash Lawsuit Blames Boeing

Three San Francisco Bay Area families are suing Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.<p>The San Jose Mercury News says the suits …

11 Takeaways from IHG's Game-Changing Hotel Rate Agreement

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading entered into a landmark hotel-rate agreement, subject to final approval, with InterContinental Hotels Group, …

Asiana Posts Q2 Loss After SFO Crash, Bird Flu

Asiana Airlines Inc reported on Friday a deeper operating loss than expected after North Korean tensions hurt travel demand, with further weakness …

Top tips for first-time family travel

The first time you contemplate hitting the road as a family can feel fraught with potential disaster – you envisage being stuck without vital wet wipes, or seeing your precious toddler getting sucked into the chaos of a Turkish bazaar. Relax. It will be okay. It’s actually very satisfying exploring …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Newark Airport Navigation System Jammed by Employee Hiding from his Boss

A New Jersey man faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines after regulators say he interfered with a satellite system at one of the nation’s …

WATCH: Airport Time-Lapse Video From Swiss Airlines

VIDEO: Swiss<p>You've probably asked the question "What is going <i>on</i> out there?" while you restlessly await to board your flight.<p>Well, Swiss Airlines has decided to answer that question -- with a stunning airport time-lapse video.<p>The video shows aircraft of all different shapes and sizes arriving and …

These Are The Most Embarrassing Photos Of Presidents On Vacation

And he's off!<p>The Obamas are leaving for their annual Martha's Vineyard vacation this weekend, bringing us to resurface one of our favorite posts of all time: photo fails of our presidents.<p>From then-Vice President Bush rocking a totally '80s look to Obama getting a face full of baby fingers while on …

US Airways Loyalty Miles Stolen in System Hack

US Airways Group Inc. said hackers breached 7,700 accounts in its Dividend Miles frequent-flier program and deducted mileage credits from a “very …

Lufthansa's Humanizing #PilotDiary Social Media Campaign

Lufthansa Airlines once again showed its social media savvy with a recent 5-day campaign chronicling the daily life of a Lufthansa pilot. The …

America’s hypocrisy on marijuana has never been clearer

WILL THIS help to dispel myths and misunderstanding people have about pot? Or will people continue to plug their ears and yell “la la la la!”?<p>Dr. …

Hillary Clinton

19 Aviation 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. We’re now highlighting the …

8 Innovations for Hotel Room of the Future

Everyone — from the big chains to the small indies — in the hotel industry has been trying to figure out the future habits of the digital-savvy …

Travel Wheres and Wares: Week in Review

We agree that it’s about the journey, not the destination—and that what you <i>bring</i> is just as important. This week we let you in on the coveted travel …

Castles

Photo Tips From Santa Fe

I just returned from one of National Geographic’s photo workshops in Santa Fe, and wanted to share a few tips I think could help all photographers, amateur and professional alike.<p>Spending a week with longtime National Geographic photographer, Joe McNally, who led the workshop, was a dream. Joe is …

U.S. Relaxes Airport Security Screenings for Wounded or Disabled Vets

The White House says President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill making it easier for wounded or disabled members of the military and veterans …

The 10 swankiest, tastiest, booziest bowling alleys in America

Most people associate bowling alleys with greasy food, stiff well drinks, and that jackass friend who thinks <i>Lebowski</i> quotes constitute a …

Craft Beer

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

How I Lasted Five Months In South America On $14 A Day

We were just beginning to feel the heat of the Great Recession, and journalism jobs were few and far between. The flagship paper in my home state just laid off half its staff, and the entire business looked like one big dead-end.<p>Somehow, I wound up with an offer from a local newspaper anyway. It …

South America

Asiana to Pay Crash Victims $10,000 for Medical, Transportation Costs

Asiana Airlines Inc., the South Korean carrier that suffered a fatal jet crash in San Francisco last month, plans to pay an initial compensation of …

Updating 10 MLB Records That Can Be Broken in 2013

Don't spend too much time committing current MLB records to memory. From now through the end of 2013, there could be a handful of new teams and individuals rewriting history.<p>Career and single-season marks set by Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Nolan Ryan and Cy Young seem to be completely safe. While it's …