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The Mountains Are Calling: Mount Rainier National Park

A Look at Washington State’s Three National Parks Author’s Note: This is part one in a three-part series. As a Seattle local who has lived here my whole life, I often find myself reflecting on what it is that has made me stay all these years. I think the answer becomes most obvious when I’ve […]

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Best fitness gadgets for 2019

With the best intentions, a healthy lifestyle is a year-round commitment. But the truth is that fitness tends to change with the seasons. Different variables such as weather, health, commitments, hobbies, and travel can impact our lifestyle hugely. Yet with these long sunny days and so many reasons to get outside, now is a great […]

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Are Revel mopeds safe?

New York City’s newest form of transportation looks like something out an advertisement to tour Italy by Vespa. Revel, an app-based electric moped rental company, has covered the streets of Brooklyn and Queens with Mediterranean-blue moped scooters that are equal parts convenient, fun, and yes, risk. Revel’s mopeds are somewhere between scooters and motorcycles. The […]

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Expedia Still Has High Hopes for a Vrbo Bounce — Next Year

Expedia officials said Vrbo will find its bearings in 2020. Bloomberg Skift Take: When Expedia Group acquired HomeAway, now renamed Vrbo, in 2015, officials obviously knew they weren’t getting an Airbnb. Still, they may have obtained less than they bargained for because the journey so far has been very bumpy. — Dennis Schaal Read the […]

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The Surprising Rise of Hotel Spending on Metasearch Advertising

The Toronto city skyline with various hotels to choose from is seen from a building under construction in 2013. Brent Lewin / Bloomberg Skift Take: Many hotel groups are directing more of their ad budgets toward price-comparison search sites. That’s a boon for vendors providing connectivity and automation services. But it’s also a welcome, if […]

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Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains

Skiing in June isn’t what you would expect for a dream trip to Alaska. But the Tordrillo Mountains are full of unexpected experiences. While skiing was our priority, little did we know that we would remember all the other experiences just as much — SUPing under the midnight sun, casting for rainbow trout, wake-surfing on […]

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Treat and prevent altitude sickness

Few things ruin a session in the outdoors faster than a splitting headache. Toss in a bit a nausea and dizziness, and you’ll be spending the day bedside in the hotel room while your crew bags a peak without you. Many who come from low elevation to places like Colorado or Montana, and even people […]

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Might Travelzoo Find a Company Buyer in China?

A view of Travelzoo’s Toronto office. The U.S.-based company aims to find growth primarily in Asia-Pacific in the near-term. Travelzoo Skift Take: Travelzoo’s founder Ralph Bartel has seen the value of his investment in the public company go from north of a billion to less than $100 million over two decades. Could the chairman of […]

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Trivago Could Kill Controversial Ad Feature That Caused Its Fortunes to Plummet

The facade and logo outside Trivago headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany. Trivago is trying to improve its relationships with its largest advertisers. Trivago Skift Take: Trivago is trying to make peace with its largest advertisers, especially the biggest, Booking Holdings. These peace overtures seem to be working for now, but metasearch and advertising can be very […]

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What to see and do in Huaraz, Peru

It’s no secret that Peru’s popularity is on the rise. Social media has become inundated with people posing next to llamas, standing in front of the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, and sipping pisco sours on a sun-baked patio. But in a country of almost a half-million square miles and astonishing biological diversity, these experiences […]