The majority of us agree that we’re addicted to our phones, social media, and the internet in general. Yet, we just can’t seem to break free. Now, a clever initiative in Britain’s Isle of Man encourages visitors to temporarily swap their digital devices for a collection of old-school alternatives.
Sadly, Game of Thrones is long over. If you still find yourself in a pit of Westeros-less despair, the Swedes may have just the cure. The Viking-inspired Arctic Bath that we covered last year is now officially open. It’s every bit as luxurious and out-of-this-world as we could’ve hoped.
One day soon, when the robots take over and enslave us all, we’ll wonder where it all went wrong. Should we have seen the signs? Replacing human bartenders with AI-powered automatons seems a likely start. British Airways is tempting fate anyway by trialing “robot” bartenders at two major U.S. airports.
Except for the crazy few living in Florida, most Americans are in the clutches of another bitter winter. Most of us are already eyeing a tropical island getaway. How does two full months in the Bahamas sound? Now, Airbnb wants to send you there with the opportunity to do some social good in the process.
Themed restaurants and hotels are often hit-or-miss. In the hands of a sophisticated designer, however, a themed eatery or luxury resort can be extraordinary. Mere feet from one of Thailand’s most famous beaches, one designer hotel is proof of the latter.
The U.S. government gets a lot wrong, but one thing it nailed more than a century ago was the founding of the National Park Service. Most NPS sites are already quite affordable. On select dates this year, however, visitors can experience every NPS site completely free of charge.
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village is a living museum at the intersection of the Outer Hebrides' rich history and its tiptoe into modernity. Now, travelers looking to dive deeper into that history can spend a night or two at the village living (almost) like a true 19th-century Scot.
Airbnb has proven that just about anything from oversized potatoes to the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile can serve as an extraordinary overnight guest room. Add to that list one more unique glamping getaway: A vintage double-decker bus in the heart of the Welsh countryside.
We’ve seen everything from faux Idaho potatoes to oversized tequila barrels to sheep wagons being used as impromptu “hotels.” So, it was only a matter of time before some small town decided to repurpose a few of its disused grain silos as shabby chic bedrooms for overnight travelers.
With shrinking seats, Draconian baggage restrictions, and surly flight attendants, air travel seems to be getting worse. It’s enough to drive even the most patient passengers mad, in some cases to the point of air rage. Starting in 2020, new legislation will come down hard on unruly flyers.
Christmas isn't over -- not yet. For the Christmas-obsessed among us who relish an extra week or three of good tidings and the classic movies that celebrate the holidays, one New York City hotel has transformed its lobby into a shrine to honor the most iconic Christmas films of all time.
We’re now officially into winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the U.S. has seen its first snowfall -- even a blizzard or three -- so it’s unlikely many of us are daydreaming of an immediate Alaskan getaway. Right now, however, 2021 is the best time of year to start planning an Alaskan trip.
Cutting-edge engineers around the world are setting their sites on the skies to find ways to electrify aircraft. Last week, a small single-engine seaplane made history with a world-first flight that could pave the way for cleaner and greener air travel.
From car rides to snowstorms to long sunrise hikes, dogs make everything better. They also make travel better, but not everyone has a dog or can take theirs with them while traveling. One Mississippi hotel is offering a unique adoption program to provide guests with free shelter pups during their stay.
There’s something so appealing about flippantly abandoning our worldly belongings, tossing our iPhones into the ocean, and living the simple life on a beach in Costa Rica. One U.K.-based company distilled that daydream down into a single, one-of-a-kind camper van unlike any we’ve ever seen.
From the world's largest underwater restaurant to a $2 million roadside toilet, Norway has proven it can make anything beautiful with a meticulous minimalist design aesthetic. Now, it's announced plans for the world's most stunning whale museum.
If you like radioactive fallout, post-Apocalyptic towns, and dogs, Airbnb has the perfect niche travel experience for you. Amid Chernobyl’s growing popularity as a tourist destination, the company is offering a unique opportunity to visit the infamous disaster site and do some social good in the process.
Shopping for the cheapest flights has never been easy. Buy too far in advance or too last-minute and, either way, you’ll pay a premium. Thanks to a clever new tool, travelers can now lock in pricing for up to a week before pulling the trigger.
It’s one thing to spy a cheetah or herd of elephants in a zoo enclosure. It’s another experience altogether to spend the night amid a pack of wolves or dozens of lions mere feet from your bed. For animal-loving travelers, these are the world’s five best hotels for up-close wildlife encounters.
Most of us would love to travel now -- like, right now. But, having to pay for it right now always seems to get in the way. United Airlines wants to make every impetuous travelers' dreams a reality with the new Uplift “fly now, pay later” deferred payment option.
Escape tiny homes have been around since before tiny home living was a thing. Now, the company is designing tiny homes that are used as rental properties, offering unique experiences for whoever stays there.
In Exodus Travels' new Life of Adventure Travel Contest, three lucky winners will each win one adventure trip per year for the next 25 years. That's a free, bucket-list-worthy vacation every year through 2045. That’s not a bad haul for five minutes’ worth of data entry.
In the past few years, Finland has become ground zero for some of the world's best aurora borealis viewing. The recently debuted Northern Lights Wilderness Camp in Finnish Lapland might be the purest, prettiest (and priciest) way to see the one-of-a-kind phenomenon.
For anyone looking to pull the ripcord on society, there’s never been a better time to get the hell out of Dodge. Modern nomads have a wealth of incredible options available to help fuel their mobile lifestyle. But, what about travelers who don’t want to leave it all behind?
RVs are big, expensive machines prone to leaks and mechanical problems, and they inhale gas faster than a Bugatti Chiron. There’s a reason many travelers opt to rent rather than buy. But, what if you could rent an RV for $1 a day or even get paid to drive one? If that sounds too good to be true, read on.
Fyre Festival will go down in history as one of, if not the, greatest disasters in music festival history. Now, the private Caribbean island widely and fraudulently touted as the postcard-worthy home of the festival is up for sale.
These days, it seems every gadget from the iPhone to Amazon’s Echo is listening to our every word. Trading our privacy for convenience might seem worth it, of course — right up until the machines take over. Now, one of Asia’s largest airlines has confirmed it’s actively spying on passengers.
Depopulation is prompting municipalities around the world to devise clever ways to keep their residents and find new ways to woo new ones. Now, one of Ireland's most idyllic islands is working hard to lure locals and newcomers back in a big way.