Shahmani Rosser

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A perfect day in Chiang Mai: exploring the 'rose of the north'

The laid-back city of Chiang Mai is an endearing mix of old and new: the moated, walled old quarter shelters ancient temples, while a traveller-friendly scene caters to everybody from culture vultures to the party set. Many visitors decide to call the city home for as long as possible during their …

GetYourGuide Attracts Online Travel Heavyweights and $4.5 Million In Series A Funding

Tours and activities provider GetYourGuide added $4.5 million in funding in a Series A round, and a lot more credibility with the addition of the …

Drones are taking over filmmaking, here’s why

I’VE BEEN STOKED on the photographic innovation just exploding around UAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles, aka ‘drones.” Several of the editors here at …

Kelly Slater

Travelers More Likely to Book Hotels on Day of Arrival Than Any Day Prior

More travelers today book a hotel room the day of their arrival than any other time.<p>Same-day bookings accounted for 29 percent of all U.S. hotel …

A Local’s Guide to Honolulu

Just past the gleaming high-rises of Hawaii’s capital, in traditional neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Kakaako, locals keep the heart of aloha beating in Honolulu’s art-filled galleries and island-themed bars.<p><b>Here’s the best this tropical haven has to offer:</b><p><b>Where to Stay</b><p>The recently renovated …

Hawaii

13 Incredible Natural Wonders That Deserve A Spot On Your Bucket List

As humans, we built a Great Wall. We built some pyramids. We also built a lighthouse and a temple and some hanging gardens.<p>...but we can't just <i>build</i> an underwater river. It's time to make way for Mother Nature's craftsmanship on your list of must-see world wonders.<p><b>1. Pink lakes</b><p>A breed of tiny algae …

The World's Best Hotels 2014, According To TripAdvisor

Good ole TripAdvisor, always saving the us the time and energy when looking for a spot to stay in around this globe of ours.<p>The company once again culled through a boatload of hotels (7,123 to be exact) to determine the best hotels around the world. Some you might not have heard of, others are …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Special anniversaries: 10 timely reasons to travel in 2014

This year has a particularly rich calendar of anniversaries. If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane, look no further.<p>The Eiffel Tower turns 125, France<p>Eiffel Tower by Shelby Steward. CC BY 2.0.<p>Paris’ identity is so deeply entwined with the Eiffel Tower that it’s hard to comprehend a time …

Lonely Planet’s travel nightmares – Lonely Planet blog

Even the most careful travellers occasionally find themselves getting lost, failing hard at local etiquette, or otherwise blundering and puking around a new destination. And while we’re seasoned explorers, Lonely Planet’s writers and staff have experienced their fair share of travel</i> …

Top 10 Extreme Hotels Worldwide

Instead of another cookie-cutter hotel room, why not stay in a bubble in a French forest, or ride an elephant onto your private island in Sri Lanka? A stay at one of GAYOT.com's Top 10 Extreme Hotels Worldwide is a guarantee of a one-of-a-kind vacation unlike any other.<p><b>ITALY Matera Le Grotte Della</b> …

11 Travel Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

My assignments involve a great deal of travel -- usually every few weeks, often international. Several years into an increasingly busy travel and lifestyles writing career, I've managed to still avoid getting an international plan on my phone or paying roaming charges. I've survived with copious …

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Reports 12 Percent Jump in Visitors in 2013

More people are beating a path to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. In 2013, mainline distilleries welcomed a record 571,701 visitors — with an additional …

10 Incredible Million Dollar Ski Houses

The best ski homes don't just sit near the best slopes, they ooze luxury and tempt you to never leave. With style, comfort and amazing views, these 10 ski homes let you live like a local -- a very wealthy local -- in the best ski resorts in the world.<p>Keep a few things in mind when you book your …

5 Reasons Every Connected Traveler Should Be Using a VPN - Vagabondish

iPods, tablets, smartphones, PCs … traveling with a handful of gadgets is practically standard in today’s world. Particularly for bloggers and …

New and Improved Hotels Hit the Sweet Spot in Midtown New York City

The slice of New York City from Central Park to Times Square down 7th Avenue, and then up Broadway to Lincoln Center, is undergoing the kind of hotel resurgence not seen in decades. Encompassing Carnegie Hall, The Ed Sullivan Theater -- where David Letterman tapes <i>The Late Show</i> in front of a live …

Say Goodbye to Jet Lags With These Easy Tips

I took my first 20-plus hour-long flight when I was 16-years-old. Since then, I have been on countless transcontinental journeys, traveling to almost 50 countries across six continents. The longest flight I took was 26 hours from Atlanta to Singapore. Having family in India, I fly the 20-plus hours …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

10 Best Hotels in the World, According to TripAdvisor Reviews

18 amazing glass floor experiences [pics]

I’ve never been afraid of heights in the traditional sense, but I’ll admit to small bouts of vertigo experienced while standing on glass floors like …

Skyscrapers

Airport Observation Decks Around the World

For planespotters everywhere!<p><b>Airport</b><p><b>Hours</b><p><b>Price</b><p><b>Details</b><p><b>More info online</b><p><b>Amsterdam (AMS)</b><p>9am to 5pm (winter)<p>7am to 8pm (summer)<p>Free<p>The Panorama Terrace …

The Top 28 Consumer Travel Media Sites Around The World

<i>Ed: We’re starting a new monthly feature on top trafficked sites in various sectors in travel, using data from SimilarWeb. We have found SimilarWeb’s</i> …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

5 Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup looks at startups that use data — both big and small — to make easier everything from hotel bookings to flight reservations to …

Reinventing Travel Agents Into Travel Retailers: One Giant's Attempt At It

Flight Centre, one of the world’s largest travel agencies at $14 billion plus annual revenues, does not want to be called a travel agent anymore. And …

Sabbath on Skye

On Sunday, everything is pretty much closed in Skye.<p>Well, almost everything—at lunch I managed to grab a haggis sandwich in one village, and another pub let me use their Wi-Fi on the condition that I bought a drink—but otherwise, come Sunday, it seems the entire Isle of Mists shutters their windows …

Scotland

How the wilderness changes you, and how it doesn’t

I have no memory of landing in Anchorage, of staying in a hotel, of meeting anyone from the Outward Bound group. There is only a blank space in my …

Alaska Airlines Adds Google Wallet to iPhone and Android Apps

Alaska Airlines is focusing on its smartphone apps, and in the last few days added award-flight booking to its Android and iOS apps, as well as …

OPINION: Australia's step back on climate change

<b>EARLY IN SEPTEMBER, BUSHFIRES</b> broke out in Sydney’s west. That is, less than a fortnight after the end of winter, temperatures over 30 degrees led to …

Climate