American cheese wins world’s best

The US isn’t traditionally considered a powerhouse when it comes to international cheeses, but maybe that’s about to change. At the 32nd annual World Cheese Awards, which took place last Friday in Bergamo, Italy, a cheese native to the US was officially declared the world’s best cheese. The Rogue River Blue Cheese, a product of…… Continue reading American cheese wins world’s best

Best outdoors in North West Tasmania

Tasmania is an island that sits below the continent of Australia — at the bottom of the world. Despite its far-south location, its reputation as one of the few clean, green populated places left on Earth has attracted an increasing number of travelers. Yet while much of the attention centers around the capital city of…… Continue reading Best outdoors in North West Tasmania

Do you tip in Japan?

Different countries have different rules when it comes to tipping. Tipping can be customary, appreciated but not necessary, or lightly suggested. When it comes to tipping in Japan, however, there’s really just major one rule to remember: don’t. “Tipping is generally not necessary in Japan,” says Hiroshi Kawaguchi, general manager at the travel company Oku…… Continue reading Do you tip in Japan?

Nonstop US flights to New Zealand

Beautiful as New Zealand is, with all its fjords, wineries, and Middle Earth-y mountain scapes, is also, to put it bluntly, a pain to get to. At best you’d have to fly 11-14 hours across the Pacific Ocean to get to Auckland, and that’s after somehow finding your way to LA, Houston, or San Francisco.…… Continue reading Nonstop US flights to New Zealand

Duffel Joins Wave of Startups Accelerating Efforts to Reinvent Airline Distribution

Passengers at a boarding gate at Frankfurt airport in a photo take in 2017. Lufthansa is one of the airlines distributing airfares via Duffel, a new travel technology distribution service. Duffel, a company that helps airlines sell their tickets, has quietly amassed more venture capital funding than all other next-generation airline distribution startups. Gregor Schlaeger…… Continue reading Duffel Joins Wave of Startups Accelerating Efforts to Reinvent Airline Distribution

How to prepare for a trip to Everest

Everest Base Camp is a place nearly everyone in the outdoors community knows but most will never see. A rudimentary base on Mount Everest used by mountain climbers aspiring to scale the summit of Mount Everest, the base is also popular amongst hikers who want to catch a glimpse of the Himalayan wonder but aren’t…… Continue reading How to prepare for a trip to Everest

Flying Taxi Tests in Singapore Reveal Rival Visions of the Future

A Volocopter flies in October 2019 with Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel in the background. Volocopter is one of a few flying taxi projects underway worldwide. Nikolay Kazakov / BloombergSkift Take: We’ll believe it when we see actual passengers in real flying taxis that authorities have approved as safe. — Sean O’NeillRead the Complete Story…… Continue reading Flying Taxi Tests in Singapore Reveal Rival Visions of the Future