Shocking elephant footage: 'We didn't know' Intrepid Travel

Shocking elephant footage: 'We didn't know' Intrepid Travel

Geoff Manchester, co-founder of Intrepid Group tour operators, admits he had no idea of his company’s role in the dark side of elephant riding. The company has released a shocking video showing the practices of an industry that companies like Intrepid have fostered by leading parties of tourists to ride on the backs of elephants. […]

Travel size beauty products to pack for your next holiday

Travel size beauty products to pack for your next holiday

Packing a capsule holiday wardrobe is hard enough but managing to edit down your beauty arsenal is quite another thing.  While we make a conscious effort to take less with us, skincare, makeup and haircare can add quite the hefty burden to your suitcase, especially when you’re short on space to begin with. Luckily, a […]

How The Trump Administration's Travel Waiver Program Affected A Yemeni Family

How The Trump Administration's Travel Waiver Program Affected A Yemeni Family

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban, which means people from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela cannot get visas to the U.S. But there is an exception called a waiver. Kelly McEvers of the Embedded podcast is here to talk about that. Hi, […]

The 12 Best Travel Apps to Make Your Next Vacation Easier (and Cheaper)

The 12 Best Travel Apps to Make Your Next Vacation Easier (and Cheaper)

To be able to travel is one of life’s greatest privileges. It can also be a huge pain in the ass. There are budgets to set, hotels to book, and currency to exchange. You’ve got enough to think about already. So get a bunch of apps that do the lion’s share of the logistical planning […]

The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry

The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry

I started exploring the travel industry in the fall of 2010, when I first began thinking about doing a consumer travel startup, after I had sold my first company and left earlier that summer on a two-year travel sabbatical. In Iceland near the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, a week after it stopped spewing ash in 2010, with […]

Can Travel Insurance Save Your Vacation From a Natural Disaster?

Can Travel Insurance Save Your Vacation From a Natural Disaster?

The earthquake in Indonesia is a stark reminder that sometimes the unexpected happens. James Ellis – August 6, 2018 A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the idyllic island paradise of Lombok, Indonesia, leaving at least 98 dead. The natural disaster serves as a stark and tragic reminder of Mother Nature’s ability to lay waste to even […]