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Tribal Gathering festival in Panama

The knowledge and traditions of indigenous cultures around the world is invaluable yet always at risk of disappearing in the face of both systemic oppression and younger generations losing interest in maintaining these traditions. One festival is trying to celebrate and preserve this indigenous knowledge by bringing together 60 tribes from 30 different countries to […]

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Traveling solo in your 20s

In my first year post-graduation, I had time, potential, and no clue what to do with myself. The options were endless, and the only thing I knew was that I wanted to travel. The early 20s were a confusing time of life for me, and at the time I had a much better idea of […]

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Best places to visit in Thailand

Thailand is among the most talked-about destinations on the planet — though what people have to say varies dramatically. Some travelers come home claiming to have found themselves on long, white-gold beaches. Others turn up their noses at the Thai islands, claiming they’ve been overrun by backpackers. Still others rave about the diving, mountain scenery, […]

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Travel Tech Execs Take Shine Off Cloud Computing by Highlighting Hidden Perils

Subbu Allamaraju, vice president of technology at Expedia, spoke on March 26, 2019, at Amadeus’s T3CH conference in Madrid. Allamaraju said that cloud computing can lead to hidden waste and expense if one doesn’t avoid mistakes. Amadeus Skift Take: Executives from Expedia and other travel companies acknowledged at an Amadeus tech conference that cloud computing […]

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Best things to do and see in Xi’an

Visitors from China and around the world pass through the ancient city of Xi’an on their way to the Terracotta Army in the nearby Lintong District. While the Terracotta Army is indeed a marvel, many visitors don’t realize the bustling, modern city of 13 million has a lot to offer. With thousands of years of […]

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Vibrant Vegan Co travel and food job

Eating local is one of the best parts of traveling, and now you can actually get paid to do it. A UK food subscription company is looking for a “Director of Taste” whose job will be to travel the world, try new foods, and report back on your experiences to the company. All accommodation, travel, […]

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Google Adds Vacation Rentals to Evolving Hotel Site

Google announced it would be offering vacation rentals like this HomeAway lodging. HomeAway Skift Take: The new feature is clean, intuitive, and easy to use. As Google’s booking platform rapidly expands, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes the go-to booking site for all things travel. — Isaac Carey Read the Complete Story […]

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Sake etiquette and traditions

If you’ve only ever tried sake at cheap sushi restaurants, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all sake is meant to be served hot and taken as a shot. But if you want to be taken seriously on your next trip to Japan, or even your local Japanese restaurant, you need to understand that sake […]

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Vegan food tours around the world

Veganism isn’t just for incense-burning yogis anymore. Now, your bro who went a little too hard in Vegas comes back talking about, “I’m going vegan for a few weeks; I need to clean out,” like he’s pledging to take up running. Even the fried chicken joint on the corner has a little section of its […]

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Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

An image of a dish at a restaurant in Japan. The country’s restaurants and operators of activities and attractions are increasingly accepting the QR-code-based digital payment methods favored by Chinese tourists. Japan National Tourism Organization Skift Take: Americans and Europeans who used to scoff at QR-style bar codes are going to need to learn how […]