Did Booking.com Swallow Kayak? No, It’s Just a Marketing Thing

Pictured is a screengrab from a Kayak video about trip-planning. Kayak and OpenTable are highlighting their ties to Booking.com to heighten Booking.com’s appear in the United States. Kayak Skift Take: Booking.com may be a household name in Europe, but Kayak and OpenTable are far better known in the United States. Parent company Booking Holdings is … [Read more…]

LGBTQ travel in Brighton, England

The seaside city of Brighton, located between the rolling hills of Sussex, is one of the UK’s premier LGBTQ destinations. Brighton’s queer history dates all the way back to the early 19th century when soldiers were garrisoned in the city during the Napoleonic wars. By the end of the second World War, several gay pubs … [Read more…]

Baku, Azerbaijan’s best architecture

Bordered by Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Iran, and the Caspian Sea is Azerbaijan, a country most people can’t find on a map, nevermind know anything about its architectural styles. And because it is located in South Caucasus, a region of the world that incorrectly conjures little more than drab Soviet cities, nobody expects Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital … [Read more…]