Want a Pristine, Private Beach All to Yourself? Sandee’s Got You Covered

You could find yourself here with the help of Sand.ee. Thomas Depenbusch (Depi) / Flickr Skift Take: Ever find yourself desperate to find a private black-sand beach but don’t have time to aimlessly search in a rental car? Consider Sand.ee, a new website and soon-to-be app, the latest brand that wants to give consumers more … [Read more…]

Shiji’s Hotel Tech Acquisition Spree: A Closer Look

Kevin King, chief commercial officer of Shiji Group, left, speaks at Skift Tech Forum. Skift Skift Take: Since 2016, Shiji has spent $141 million on acquisitions and investments across 10 tech companies outside of China, according to our review of its financial filings. Yet we still don’t grasp the overseas strategy of the hospitality tech … [Read more…]

Digital detox spots

Even though summer always has a more leisurely pace, it also lends itself perfectly to planning an escape from the stresses of city life. Pleasant temperatures and longer days mean getting out into nature is a lot more inviting, and spending a few days off your phone and in the trees can recharge you for … [Read more…]

Places to see human evolution

Up until just a few years ago, scientists thought that the human species — Homo sapiens — split off from our hominid ancestors in Ethiopia about 195,000 years ago. We had the notion that some adventurous individuals left the continent 100,000 years later, seeking greener pastures, quite literally, as the region was in a severe … [Read more…]