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Apple and Snap Offer Augmented Reality That Paints a Vision for Travel’s Virtual Future

A user of Snap’s new technology at London’s Carnaby Street. It’s a proof of concept for travelers using augmented reality routinely. Snapchat and Apple are rolling out hardware and software that improves the usefulness of augmented reality in travel, including for cheap advertising. Snap Skift Take: Augmented reality will remain a seldom-used novelty for at […]

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Colorado mountain towns

A kayaker rips through a stretch of whitewater, using a rapid to invert herself into a twist before realigning and paddling downstream. On the side of the river, a small group of onlookers cheers the move. Some are locals stopping for a mid-ride rest while pedaling their bicycles across Colorado’s Vail Valley. Others are visitors […]

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Lesser-known TEFL destinations

Going abroad to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) is one of the most popular ways to spend some time in another country. Not only do you get to move abroad for an extended period of time — and get paid to do it — but the school environment allows you to totally immerse […]

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Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Artists perform in front of screens showing audience via the Zoom application during the first six-hour online music festival at a studio in Bangkok, Thailand. Skift Skift Take: Welcome to 0.1 version of the gold rush in the events sector, with dream specs for every tech investor on the planet. — Julius Solaris Read the […]

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Getaround Raises $140 Million for Car Sharing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A Tesla Model 3 available for car sharing. Getaround Skift Take: Travel startups announced more than $193 million in venture equity funding this week. It’s reassuring to see funding rounds continue this many months into the pandemic, defying predictions of a dry spell. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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How to bike the Palisade Plunge

From the high alpine of Colorado’s Grand Mesa, a rocky dirt trail wraps, winds, and eventually descends 6,000 feet to the town of Palisade below. Years in the planning and construction, the Palisade Plunge will offer mountain bikers — and even hikers or horseback riders in some areas — access to lands and views that […]

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Longest mountain coaster

If you haven’t had your adventure fix in a while, or you’ve tried just about every roller coaster across the United States, this new epic mountain coaster should pique your interest. The Cliffside Mountain Coaster just opened in Lake Placid, New York, at Mt. Va Hoevenberg. It makes use of the bobsled track repurposed from […]

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Hotel Revenue: A Recovery Guide for Travel Agencies

Skift Take: Our new eBook, Hotel Revenue: A Recovery Guide For Travel Agencies, encourages travel agencies to pivot their value proposition, and hone in on hotel sales as they chart the path to post-Covid recovery. — Travelport Read the Complete Story On Skift

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10 Awesome Online Photography Classes To Improve Your Photos

Best Online Photography Classes of 2020 Photography Tips Want to become a better photographer? Stuck at home in lock-down? Try joining these great online photography classes & courses created by pros to improve your photos. So, you’ve bought a nice camera. You’ve watched a few YouTube videos. But why doesn’t your Instagram look as good […]

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Latin America travel during COVID

The world isn’t as open to US citizens right now as it was nine months ago, but nonetheless, our travel prospects are looking much better than they were this spring. Although much of Europe remains off-limits, several countries in Asia have slowly started to welcome back US visitors, and many other countries around the world […]