10 Years A Nomad: An Interview With Nomadic Matt

My Interview with Nomadic Matt Travel Inspiration If you’ve ever researched a travel destination online, you’ve probably come across Matt Kepnes. He’s been blogging & writing about travel for many years. Today, I wanted to chat with Matt about his newest book, saving money on travel, plus some of his most memorable misadventures. Here’s Matt: … [Read more…]

Best places to travel this September

If you don’t mind taking the kids out of school, September is the ideal month to travel. The weather is still warm, crowds are thinned, and the shoulder season offers prices half what they were during August. And if you don’t have kids, well good news: You won’t have to deal with droves of kids … [Read more…]

History of the Hemingway Daiquiri

The Hemingway Daiquiri should, by the very name of the drink, transport you to 1940s and ‘50s Cuba through Hemingway’s tastes. Yet as I drank one on a sweltering 95 degree afternoon in New York City, the drink couldn’t feel further from the author and the island nation. And the reason why is simple: Earnest … [Read more…]

Ebix to Acquire India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $338 Million

Ebix chairman and CEO Robin Raina talks at Ebix Presents TV18 India Rising Summit 2019, a pan-India thought leadership effort sponsored by Raina’s U.S.-based software company. Ebix, an Atlanta-based tech company, is buying Indian-based travel services provider, is acquiring India’s online travel company Yatra for about $380 million. Ebix Skift Take: Corporate travel and event … [Read more…]

Go-Jek Gets Investment From Visa to Expand Digital Payments in Southeast Asia

Go-Jek drivers in Jakarta Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg Skift Take: It’s no secret that Go-Jek is keen to be Southeast Asia’s answer to China’s WeChat. Its move to expand digital payments will be a key step to gain dominance in the region. — Rosie Spinks Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card … [Read more…]

Best day hikes in Kyoto

Kyoto is best known for its wealth of temples, shrines, and tea houses. It’s a place where traditional culture blends seamlessly with modern life. What’s less well-advertised is the fact that the city also has some areas of breathtaking natural beauty, and it’s not just meticulously sculpted Zen gardens and tourist-filled bamboo groves. The rugged, … [Read more…]

Coolest parking lots in the US

Parking garages are generally the antithesis of art. At best, they are functional slabs of concrete that allow you to avoid circling the streets looking for a space. At worst, they’re underground dungeons of exhaust where every floor looks the same and you spend hours looking for your car. But in the 21st century, many … [Read more…]

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

A Google exec argued that travelers begin their travel searches on specialist websites, and not with Google. Robert Scoble / Visualhunt Skift Take: Travelers indeed shop all over the place when they are doing trip-planning. But to downplay Google’s dominant role, as an exec did Tuesday, when travel brands are spending billions of dollars annually … [Read more…]

Best scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico

Get off a bus in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and most people will think you’re there to party like it’s rowdy Cancun or bougie, bohemian Tulum. But tell them you’re headed to Cozumel, and they’ll know you’re there for one thing: scuba diving. Nearly 50 years ago, Jacques Cousteau called Cozumel one of the finest … [Read more…]

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company in San Francisco isn’t easy to find. Tucked away in an alley in Chinatown, you’d walk right past it if you don’t know where to look. Thankfully, name recognition is not an issue for the business. People come from all over the world in search of the company’s famous … [Read more…]