posts tagged ‘travel

-Vanity Fair takes an intimate look at the “dating apocalypse” of today’s app-enabled romance. -The Independent explores the decline of the UK nightclub scene as millennials opt for more Instagram-worthy experiences. -After facing social media backlash, Target is now doing away with gender distinctions in its toy and home goods aisles, reports Fast Company. -Facebook’s […]

German luxury spa Villa Stéphanie pampers its guests with a new digital-detox treatment. Rooms are equipped to block all wifi signals, so guests can enjoy a tranquil, tech-free experience.

The next big thing may be tiny. While the tiny house movement has begun as a niche phenomenon, seen online if at all, Getaway, a new startup from Harvard’s Millennial Housing Lab, aims to make tiny living mainstream.

-“Is velfie the new selfie?” asks StepFeed, spotlighting the video craze sweeping the Middle East. -Maxim looks at developments in the burgeoning field of VR travel. -Artificial intelligence has made huge strides in recent years, but researchers have yet to imbue machines with a sense of humor, reports MIT Technology Review. -The FT looks at […]

The Churches Conservation Trust in the United Kingdom has introduced a new slow-tourism escape it calls “champing”—a play on words for camping in churches. The initiative draws funds to historic countryside churches that open their doors to adventurous travelers. Like many Airbnb guests worldwide, “champers” are searching for an authentic local experience.

A new form of luxury travel is emerging that not only entertains, but also informs and inspires. In 2014, Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks launched a program called Curiosity Retreats—a series of thought leadership lectures and events hosted at his luxe mountain resort in Colorado. The event featured seminars led by luminaries in fields including […]

Collaborative consumption platforms such as Airbnb have revolutionized travel from the perspective of the consumer, transforming vast amounts of private residential space into bookable accommodations. But as more people let out their rooms on Airbnb and similar platforms, a new hybrid of producer and consumer is emerging. Startups are rushing to cater not just to […]

-Bloomberg paints a gloomy financial picture for Generation X, declaring “reality really does bite.” -At its annual developer conference, Apple announced new initiatives in music streaming, mobile payments and news. Ad Age has the details, with implications for advertisers. -The New York Times reports on Uber’s strategy to break into the Chinese market. -A new […]

-Apple has reclaimed the title of “world’s most valuable brand” from Google this year, according to WPP’s latest BrandZ brand ranking list. -NPR notes that amid constant digital innovation, analog notebooks and independent bookstores remain strong, even among the young. -As the “sharing economy” spawns confusing terminology, one of the movement’s strongest proponents breaks down […]

-MakerBot, 3D printing’s most visible brand, has closed all its stores. Is the industry due for a reckoning? Via Vice. -Can the global fashion industry respond to a $31bn opportunity in Africa? Business of Fashion investigates. -Whole Foods will launch a lower-priced chain aimed at delivering healthy food to millennials, reports NPR. -Virtual reality headsets […]


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