Trying to find a killer deal on a flight can feel like an endless search with too many options.
Trying to find a killer deal on a flight can feel like an endless search with too many options.
Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United S
Everyone wants to find cheap flights, but travel experts know that finding deals takes more than plugging in your dates and clicking “buy.” There are extensive booking strategies, but some — even ones you may be using — are completely outdated.
"Read my lips: We want to pay taxes,” Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s global head of public policy, told the nation’s mayors in 2016. In the years since, the home-sharing site has repeated the declaration in press releases, op-eds, emails, and on billboards.
I have the worst luck with getting great deals on flights.
Responding to Jürgen Gerhards’ post on the ecological damage being done by excessive academic travel, Race MoChridhe observes how the financial and social burdens of academic travel add an additional barrier to participation in research and argues that if academia wants to address issues of diver
There are plenty of ways to earn airline miles without ever leaving the ground.
If you want to go see the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon, there are tons of well-written travel guides to help. If you want something a little more offbeat, you’re probably on your own.
THE REAL WORLD OF TRAVEL isn’t always glamorous. And while knowing how to take a stunning Insta photo is a skill, it won’t help you when you’ve lost your passport or wasted hours trying to find a meal and both your feet and your travel partners are revolting.
The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin.
Hey there! This page covers my complete minimalist travel guide. I'll share my exact system for packing light, my favorite pieces of ultralight travel gear, and my thoughts on why it is always better to travel the world with just one bag. I have traveled to more than 25 countries so far.
Is your baggage weighing you down? Let go! And travel with just a carry-on bag. Yes, even on long trips to Europe or elsewhere abroad. You’ll feel liberated and have a much easier time getting around.
Everybody has their own travel style, along with preferred systems and tricks to make it easier, quicker, safer, and more enjoyable. But don't just ask me: I've asked the hardcore travel community to share their own travel secrets.
When is Google finally going to tie all of its travel products together and become an online travel agency to rival Expedia, the Priceline Group and, increasingly, Ctrip? Not anytime soon or even in the foreseeable future.
If you’re looking to use some vacation days, but you’re not sure where you want to go, travel booking site Wander lets you search based on your overall travel budget. Fear not wanderlust-stricken soul. Whether you’ve saved up $500 or $5,000, there’s a trip out there for you.
If you’ve never tried traveling along, now is probably the right time to go on a solo trip. Traveling alone is a whole different experience. There are certain benefits you can only get from waking up alone in a totally unfamiliar place and charting your own course deeper into the unknown.
No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover. But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritize one dream destination over another.
A bit shocked with the current rise of airfares? They have gone up not 3% or 5%, but 10%, and sometimes even higher! Here’s more, hotel rates have ballooned out of proportion. Yes, it’s sad, conventional traveling has become almost unaffordable to most of us travel junkies.
When you fly a lot for work, as I do, you check your frequent-flier mile balance often, to provide data for competitive commiseration. “Eighteen flights this year already, fourteen hotel nights in eleven different hotels,” a friend e-mailed me, in victory, earlier this month.
Anthony Bourdain has made a name for himself as a not only a traveling connoisseur of food but as a guide through which we learn about different cultures and cities.
As I’m writing this, the McKay family is about to head off for our annual family vacation.
There are entire forums dedicated to the fine art of using credit card points to score thousands of dollars in free travel, or travel hacking. People get really into it, which made me assume travel hacking was a laborious hobby that, like couponing, only paid off if you were extreme about it.
Travel is one of those things that almost everyone wants to do more of, but few ever manage to make happen. The more I talk to people about traveling, the more I keep hearing the same reasons why people don't travel more—and it's all about time or money.
Technology's effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems.
The concept invaded my consciousness as only an insidious radio advert can. Then came that slogan: “Travel yourself interesting,” and here was the rub — the once tedious Mr. Nuttall had been injected with an ebullient charisma by way of a simple trip abroad.
The days of planning your vacation through faceless, text-only travel reviews are over. No more sifting through countless guides for desired cities; no more scrolling through generic tips on travel websites that may or may not have been planted by PR.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Tad Milbourn, chief executive of the San Francisco technology start-up Payable, stays at an Airbnb property whenever possible. Because Payable helps clients manage payments, Mr.
No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller
Skip the fancy travel gadgets. Here are five simple things that will save you stress, money and hassle so you just enjoy your much-deserved getaway. I’ve spent the majority of the last five years as a digital nomad, living and working in over 40 countries.
Different types of vacations require different gear, and one of the biggest choices most of us make as we head off to the airport is the choice between packing everything into a backpack or a suitcase. They each have their strengths and weaknesses and are better suited for certain situations.
Have you dreamed of having éclairs at an outdoor café in Paris, or seeing the northern lights in person? Have you ever imagined gasping in wonder as you photograph wild giraffes in Africa? Or do you just want to see the tiny village where your grandmother was born? If you dream of far-off destinat
Instead of insulting your intelligence with "hacks" like "pack light," or "bring an empty water bottle," we've put together a list of tips and tricks that will help even the most seasoned jetsetter avoid the inevitable hassles of frequent flying.
Airbnb is making good on its global campaign promise to help guests “live there” with its newest product launch.
Unlike big, impersonal online agencies, the best travel agents know a great deal about their clients and their travel choices. Now several new travel companies are creating data-driven, automated agents that rely on users’ personal preferences to make the travel-planning process easier.
This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us: email@example.com. There’s no better way to change your perception of the world — and maybe yourself — than travel.
Travel companies are tapping into this growing market, offering adventurous trips across the globe for solo travellers wanting to meet like-minded people Travel companies are tapping into this growing market, offering adventurous trips across the globe for solo t
Anyone who has ever purchased a plane ticket can tell you there’s a “right” and “wrong” time to buy. Plane ticket prices fluctuate, and when you purchase your ticket can mean a difference of literally hundreds of dollars, depending on where you’re traveling to.
Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true.
Any business traveler who spends a significant time on the road knows that every second not spent planning a business trip or being on one is precious. Thus, packing light, as well as efficiently and effectively, is imperative.
Flying is a pretty cool experience—you’re sitting 35,000 feet up in the air after all—but it can also be tiring, uncomfortable, and dirty. In a recent Reddit thread, flight attendants revealed some of the less glamorous aspects of flying.
We all know the magic time to buy a plane ticket is precisely 54 days in advance, for domestic travel. But what if you're flying beyond the U.S.?
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.
Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.
They say planning leads to progress. I don’t know who they are — but they’re right.
More than a few Americans fantasize about picking up their lives and moving to some seaside villa in a country where your rent is less than a car payment. It's a fantasy because while it might be affordable, few people actually end up doing it.
At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate—to learn about their high-end hacks, tips, and off-the-wall experiences.
The globetrotting chef, author, and TV host estimates that he's been away from home "about 250 days a year, for nearly the past decade," which makes him, among other things, one of the world's foremost experts in surviving the constant indignities of travel.
Time travel is possible—or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work.
If you’re paying for your own flights, it’s easy to choose the cheapest option. But the cheapest option isn’t always the best option. Connecting flights are sometimes necessary to get from one location to another, but look for direct flights if at all possible.
Barcelona based TravelPerk, a business travel booking platform founded last year by a team of ex-Booking.com employees, has closed a $7 million Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital. Additional investors including Sunstone Capital and existing backer LocalGlobe.
Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower is lethal to your soul. And a selfie in front of the pyramids in Giza? Completely overrated. Bourdain is on a mission to change how we see and experience the world. Skip the tourist traps. Avoid the lines.
There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your significant other are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or old-school romantics.
I travel around 15 times a year, most of them with my own money. Today I’m sharing my travel hacking tips to help you find the cheapest flights to anywhere in the world. As I’ve often preached, travel doesn’t need to be expensive.
Last updated: 20th June 2018. On the 17th July 2011, a very timid version of myself stepped onto a plane with a one-way ticket in hand. I hadn’t travelled alone before, and never for more than two weeks at a time. Travel was brand new and I had no idea what I was doing.
The Maldives is a fascinating country to travel to independently, not least because it’s only been possible to do so for the past five years. Now, guesthouses are springing up on local islands on a seemingly monthly basis, offering budget travellers an affordable way to explore the country.
Traveling alone has its perks: You get to do what you want, when you want, discover new and honest things about the world and yourself, and enjoy an uplifting, mindful traveling experience without someone else’s influences.
The five writers who have contributed to the Frugal Traveler column over the last 25 years share stories, travel philosophies and plenty of tips. Booking flights, rental cars and hotels can add up quickly, but with a few simple tips you can save big when booking your next vacation.
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time packing for a trip. You painstakingly plan out everything to bring, make a full list, then Tetris everything into your luggage. A better solution? Keep a permanent travel drawer.
Most of us tend to overpack when we travel. You might as well toss in those extra shirts, chargers, and camera gadgets because you never know what you might need, right? Of course, you then end up not using half the stuff you bring.
(Photo: Marc P. Demoz) OK, I’ve had a few short posts recently. Now it’s time for my favorite: a post you will want to print out, refer to often, and take with you on adventures. In this case, we’ll explore budget travel that is luxury travel.
Web: Most travel sites will ask you for your destination before you showing you the airfare. GeniusFlight puts the budget first in your travel search, and suggests international destinations based on how much you are willing to spend on plane tickets.
You’ve got a long weekend or a few days in Prague and you’ve not had a great deal of time to go through the recommended guide books. Prague has hundreds of tourist attractions catering to a wide range of tastes and interests.
Updated with new tips for 2018! We've all experienced the tiresome, repeated searching when trying to book the cheapest possible flights to any given destination. With endless search engines and continually fluctuating prices, the approach to frugal flight booking is overwhelming.
As my plane descended into Yemen’s international airport and I had just finished reading the country’s English-language newspaper, I noticed a small article about a Dutch tourist who had recently been kidnapped by a hill tribe and released after two weeks of negotiations.
How is it that a paper that could not get published had the fourth highest reported Altmetric score for all scientific contributions in 2013 (Liu 2014)? This contribution to the Grain has the interesting backstory, written at the request of a Winnower editor.