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If you're anything like us, when you're not out traveling, you're thinking about travel, whether that means plotting your next getaway or feverishly scrolling through your Instagram feed to satisfy your wanderlust. Luckily, there are plenty of themed subscription boxes that bring the excitement of travel straight to your doorstep each month. While some focus on international food, others highlight beauty and style products from around the globe. Click for our favorite travel subscription boxes
You're probably at least vaguely aware of #cryptocurrency, a type of decentralized digital currency that has the financial community divided. Some speculate that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum are nothing more than modern-day Ponzi schemes, while others laud them as game-changing alternatives to the traditional fiat-based methods of exchange. And while it's hard to say how crypto will play out in the future, here's how it might impact how we travel in years to come.
Cyber Monday is fast approaching, meaning it's time to plan what you'll be buying. If you’re like us and you prefer to skip the insane shopping crowds during the holiday rush, Cyber Monday is a great day to stock up on goods you can buy online. We’ve done some digging through the deals to round up seven travel accessories we’ll be buying, both for ourselves and as gifts for fellow travel lovers. #CyberMonday #Travel
In the middle of the ocean, where phone service is unreliable, it’s tempting to stretch out on a deck chair and unplug for a while. But that doesn’t mean the cruise industry has been ignored by app developers. There are all kinds of apps that improve and enhance the cruise experience -- from finding the best cruise for you, mapping out your shore excursions, and communicating with your companions onboard and family back home. Here are the best cruise apps to download now.
While Uber is certainly one of the world’s most successful tech firms, it's also undoubtedly controversial, having faced backlash from all corners of the globe throughout its short history. Yes, the rides are affordable and convenient, but various governments, city councils, and even regular users have started questioning the company’s ethics, legality, and social cost. Noting issues around safety and a lack of corporate responsibility, here's a list of seven places where #Uber is banned.
A swiped bag can turn a trip of a lifetime into a living nightmare in about two seconds. Pickpocketing is an age-old travel headache, but there are some thievery tactics -- like strap cutting and illegal credit card scanning -- that make simple bag-snatching and running off the beach or through the streets seem rather juvenile. Good thing travel bags are smarter than ever these days. We found three options specifically designed to help you safeguard your stuff.
They say that there’s an app for everything, and we found this to be true when we went in search of apps that would allow travelers to have a stress-free vacation. While we couldn’t list every cool travel-related app on the market (trust us, we wanted to!), we brought together a mix of amazing ones that will make you worry less and enjoy your vacation without any hiccups.
Every traveler has experienced that terrifying moment when the phone dies. And since so many of us rely on our phones for navigation, it can be dangerous when we don't know where we are. Luckily, you don't have to rely on the juice from your smartphone alone. Portable power banks are the perfect antidote to all your low battery stress. Here are the best all-around portable chargers. #travelgear #traveltech #travelgifts #traveltips #iphone #stockingstuffers
As any traveler who’s ever sat behind a screaming infant will tell you, noise-canceling headphones are a must. Gone are the days, though, when you used to have to drop a mint for bulky earphones which took up valuable packing space. Those do still exist -- and yes, a few of them are the best -- but there are some innovative new options that are both smaller and less expensive. Here's the best of the bunch. #Headphones #travel #travelgear #traveltips #traveltech
Whether you’ve got 100 followers or 100,000, we all want to take better Instagram photos. Influencers inspire us to travel with their incredible views from Hawaiian beaches to California deserts, rice fields in Bali to snow-capped mountains in New Zealand. With the right accessories, you can capture incredible shots like that too – all from your iPhone. Check out our favorites, brush up on these pro tips, and get snapping. #TravelTips #TravelGear #TravelTech #Photography #Photo
Technology and innovation have made traveling more comfortable and fun -- from sleek luggage that will charge your phone to portable speakers that liven up any beach or camping getaway. But, while there are certain travel products worth dropping hundreds of dollars on, we always appreciate a good bargain. So with that in mind, we've rounded up 10 of our favorite travel gadgets (not all are electronic, though) under $20 to help you nail your next trip without spending a small fortune.
These days, cruise ships are more like floating cities, decked out with movie theaters, outdoor pools, swanky shops and restaurants, rides galore, and other over-the-top amenities. Some vessels are upping the amenity ante even further, bringing high-tech innovations to the high seas. From robot bartenders to a completely 3-D experience, we dug up a few new revolutionary cruise ship features that will make you feel like you’ve voyaged to the future. Hop aboard the cruises of tomorrow.
As travel experts, we know just about all there is to know about picking your perfect hotel, whether you do it through us or use other resources, too, and we’ve come up with nine vital tips and tricks to help you find the best hotel for your trip. Yes, it may seem like a lot to do, but we all know the stress, disappointment, and frustration that comes with sleeping in a hotel that isn’t what you expected.
Not long ago, learning a new language required enrolling in a class or listening to repeat-after-me tapes of foreign sentences. However, all that has changed. Now, aspiring polyglots have a wide range of apps at their disposal for improving their language skills. If gaining fluency in a new tongue is on your to-do list this year, check out these top apps for learning a new language.
Since creating an app is a piece of cake these days, the number of peer-to-peer apps, which connect travelers to locals, has risen dramatically. Whether you're looking for car rentals or a personal tour guide or even a spot at a local's kitchen table, there are apps for practically anything you could need whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. We’ve gathered up a few of our favorite peer-to-peer travel apps at the moment to help guarantee an authentic experience.
Picture this: you’re at a dimly lit salsa club in Cuba. You pull out your smartphone to document the surroundings, but the result appears too dark. Or, you’re hiking through the mountains, so you leave your heavy digital camera back in the hotel, and now have no photos. While some carry their bulky DSLR, others rely on point-and-shoot iPhones to capture the moment. So, what’s the best travel camera? Read on to find out.
Like sock hops and soda fountains, house calls seem charmingly old-fashioned. Yet the rise of on-demand smartphone technology has brought the practice back in a big way. Now you can summon not only medical practitioners, but also an army of hair, makeup, and wellness pros with just a few quick taps and swipes. So when you’re on the road, and popping into your usual nail spa or hair salon isn’t an option, consider transforming your guest room into a full-on room haven.
Watching a travel video used to mean being forced to watch your aunt and uncle's painstaking tour of their hotel room. But today's travel vloggers are going above and beyond. From soaring in hot air balloons in Africa to sampling bizarre delicacies in Taiwan, these adventurers are getting up close and personal with all that the world has to offer -- and bringing it straight to your screen. Tune in for some quick entertainment or extensive travel inspiration.
With over 500 million active users, Instagram offers interesting insight into where people are going and what they’re capturing when they get there. Not surprisingly, the towering skyscrapers, bridges, and steaming streets of New York City took the number one spot. But there are some cities that might have you doing a double take. Ahead, check out the top 10 most Instagrammed cities of 2016 -- and get some travel inspiration for the new year while you're at it.
Flying is one of the safest ways to travel -- just take a look at the numbers. That being said, it's still not uncommon to have occasional niggling doubts about cruising in a large metal box at 35,000 feet or the emergency landings that arise. So we consulted Patrick Smith, passenger-jet pilot and blogger behind Ask the Pilot, for his insider knowledge on the subject.