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Latin America’s Despegar Will Have to Navigate Coronavirus Currency Impact

A 2019 aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a popular Latin American travel destination. CEO Despegar Damián Scokin announced the booking company’s fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday. Sergio Souza / Unsplash Skift Take: Coronavirus has caused turmoil in the global financial markets, which has devalued several key currencies and made foreign trips costlier. But devaluation […]

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Vancouver to Jasper overnight train

Modern travel is full of conveniences. Global air hubs connect travelers to faraway places in a matter of hours. But with all these modern conveniences, it’s easy to pass right by the things that make the actual travel part of the journey worthwhile in the first place. Vacation by Rail’s Winter Magic trip, operated onboard […]

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Life-saving tips on off-piste skiing

When Hans Solmssen first went to Verbier, back in 1983, he brought a friend with him. Inside the famed Swiss ski resort, the two of them traversed towards a steep, open bowl of untracked powder. There, Somssen’s friend, skiing above him, set off an avalanche that engulfed Solmssen. Trapped within the rushing flow of snow, […]