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Best Disney travel films on Disney+

With the recent release of Disney+, many people have signed away their credit cards and their next few weeks as they binge watch everything the new streaming service has to offer. Not only does Disney+ have the typical House of Mouse offerings, such as Disney princess and Marvel movies, but the wide-ranging selection is also […]

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Tencent Bets Big on Ctrip-Backed LvYue Hotel Group: Travel Startup Funding This Week

An image of the lobby of the 69-room Vyluk Hotel in Chongqing, China, which is run by LvYue, a hotel group that’s a strategic investment of Trip.com Group and that received a round of investment led by Tencent this week. Vyluk Hotel Skift Take: Is there anything that Trip.com Group (formerly Ctrip) won’t do? LvYue […]

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Helsinki for Wes Anderson fans

Helsinki tends to evoke little more than a cold, isolated, and boring Nordic outpost. But if you look a little deeper, a whimsical and slightly offbeat vibe come through in its aesthetic. The Finnish capital’s East-meets-West atmosphere (due to the nation having been part of Russia and Sweden through its history) complements its Finnish functionalism, […]

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Makeup Museum in New York City

The first-ever museum dedicated entirely to makeup is coming to New York City next year. The Makeup Museum will be centered on the history of beauty and its impact on society. The museum’s first exhibition, scheduled to open in May, 2020, will be an installation called “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America,” which will explore […]

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best ski resorts in North America

The absolute best places to ski in North America this winter Photo: Visit Park City Ski resorts from Vermont to California to British Columbia are slated to open for the season at the end of November, which means it’s time to start making those winter skiing and snowboarding travel plans. While there are plenty of […]

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Water vapor found on Europa

Scientists have just made major progress in their search for alien life. Europa, one of Jupiter’s 79 moons, has long been the frontrunner for celestial bodies potentially housing water — and, therefore, life — and now we’re closer than ever to proving that true. For the first time ever, NASA scientists have measured the presence […]

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Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

Travelers check an information monitor as weather causes flight cancellations and delays during a winter storm in Boston, Massachusetts, February 5, 2014. Dominick Reuter / Reuters Skift Take: From the wishful thinking and hype of years ago, the connected trip is beginning to draw real investment and to become a thing. It will take a […]

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EDreams Adds Hotels to Prime Subscription Scheme

In 2017, eDreams Odiego moved into new offices in Barcelona designed by Vimworks. The company is pushing its new Prime subscription product. Vimworks Skift Take: EDreams is certainly putting a lot of effort into its Prime subscription offering. The test will be how it goes down in other markets and how it performs over a […]

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Pre-Soviet-era Ukranian dishes

For too many people, Ukrainian cuisine boils down to borscht. And while the beetroot soup is hands down a staple, there’s more to the country’s cuisine, which was largely created by farmers and peasants in need of hearty meals. Down-to-earth and filling, Ukrainian food is rich in root veggies, grain, pork, and dairy. Stewed for […]

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World’s tallest indoor climbing wall

In another superlative achievement, the United Arab Emirates will be home to the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, as well as the biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber. Part of indoor adventure venue Clymb Abu Dhabi, the new experiences are set to open on November 29. The climbing wall, called The Summyt, will be 141 feet […]