Every year reports show that more people are travelling than ever before. What kept travellers happy ten years ago no longer applies and technology has been vital in delivering the immediate solutions, seamless experiences and personalised services that the modern traveller craves. There’s no denying that tech has become a significant part of tourism. It has allowed the industry to transform and enhance itself in numerous ways, including a boost to sustainability. The integration of technology into our travel experiences promises safer, smoother and more exciting trips. With expensive roaming no longer existing within the European Union, there is no excuse not to embrace technology into your travels and see how technology could transform your travel experience. 1. The whole world in your smartphone Technology has revolutionised the travel process entirely, with 48% of smartphone users in the US comfortable planning their entire trip on a mobile device. Our smartphones have … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Technology will Change Your Travel Experience Forever
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Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. I recently enjoyed a sublime holiday in the amazingly beautiful country of Rwanda. You can read my trip reports here: Review: KLM A330 (new) Business Class from Amsterdam to Rwanda Review: Kigali Serena Hotel Review: Bisate Lodge by Wilderness Safaris, Volcanoes National Park Review: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park (today) Review: One&Only Nyungwe House (Nyungwe National Park) Review: Ruzizi Tented Lodge (Akagera National Park) Review: KLM A330 (new) Business Class from Rwanda to Amsterdam (via Uganda) Today (February 27, 2019): Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda). Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is often described as a life changing travel experience and with good reason. With only an estimated 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world, to observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat ranks among the most epic wildlife holidays in the … [Read more...] about Review: gorilla trekking in Rwanda, my best travel experience ever!
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (December 31, 2018): my 10 best travel experiences of 2018. As the year 2018 is drawing to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the headlines and stories that shaped the past year. At first, it seems that a lot of bad news (again) dominated the headlines in 2018, with global trade wars, increasing tensions in the Middle East, and the damaging effects of climate change. But there were a lot of good things happening out there too. North and South Korea vowed to formally end the Korean War; Cuba announced a new president, ending the 59-year Castro leadership; Iraq had its first parliamentary elections since the defeat of ISIS in the country; India’s Supreme Court decriminalized consensual gay sex; and in Saudi Arabia, women are finally able to drive. 2018 was a rather uneventful year for … [Read more...] about Top 10: my best travel experiences of 2018
It’s that time of year again, when we all reflect on the previous 12 months and for me that means reflecting on the great travel experiences I was fortunate enough to enjoy. This list is more than just about far-flung locales, it’s about travel experiences that were special, many times unique and oftentimes just a whole lot of fun. Sure, we learn and grow as people when we travel, but the experience is also supposed to be fun and for me, these moments were amongst the best I enjoyed in 2018. Iceland Iceland is one of my favorite places to visit and it’s a destination I never get tired of exploring. On my 2018 trip, I ventured deep into the north of the country in the middle of winter; a daunting experience, but also a fun one. The northern regions, particularly the Lake Mývatn area, are rich with natural wonders no matter the time of year, but in the winter months the landscapes are covered with sparkling snow and ice, very much turning it into a scene from Game … [Read more...] about My Favorite 2018 Travel Experiences
By Brandie Weikle Special to the Star Sat., Dec. 8, 2018 Unique places to stay in Amsterdam As consumers keep up their quest for more unique — and Instagrammable — travel experiences, hotel operators, innkeepers and private hosts are also upping the ante with memorable and unexpected accommodations. Here’s a range of unforgettable places to stay in Amsterdam. Bunk on a boat. To visit Amsterdam is to enjoy its canals, and no trip there is complete without at least one boat tour. Guests of the Prinsenboot B&B do one better and sleep in surprisingly luxurious digs right on a canal boat with unforgettable views of the Prinsenboot canal and the 17th-century homes that line its edges. Visit Hotel Not Hotel. It looks like a standard hotel from the outside, but step through the doors and you’ll find there’s no sign of the standard hotel lobby and hallways. Part art installation, part accommodation, the Hotel Not Hotel offers … [Read more...] about E-commerce company wants to make your on-the-ground travel experience smooth as silk