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Travel Trends For 2020: home swapping is always 'on trend'

Have you heard of undertourism (if it's even a word) or bleisure trips? No? Me neither! There are always predictions of trends in travel, whether it be that particular countries or areas grow in popularity or, now that we are more environmentally conscious of the impact on the climate of long-haul flights and wasteful hotels, with rail travel and holidays closer to home becoming more popular. I came across the puzzling terms (and others) in a recent article, 'Travel Trends For 2020', on Entre...
Tags: Travel, London, Los Angeles, Home Exchange, Buckinghamshire, Home Swap, Home Base Holidays, General Home Exchange Information, Travel Trends, Swapping Homes, Harlesden, Bleisure, Los Angeles View, Bleisure Trips, Leisure Trips, Undertourism

The 2020 edition of the Female Empowerment Conference, powered by BLLA and StayBoutique, to be held March 8-9 in downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles - BLLA and StayBoutique's Female Empowerment Conference is an offline gathering of enlightened women in the travel, boutique and hospitality industries. 
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, BLLA

How to Find a Job Teaching in Spain

Posted: 2/22/2020 | February 22nd, 2020 Teaching overseas is one of a great way to earn money while you travel, stay in one place longer, and get to deeply experience another culture. I spent years teaching in Thailand and Taiwan and they were some of the most impactful experiences of my traveling. Living in a foreign culture, trying to get by day to day, and learning to create a life for yourself is a surefire way to become a more confident you and give you a deeper understanding of yourself. ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, London, Interviews, Australia, Boston, India, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Spain, Barcelona, Taiwan, Chicago, Austin, Thailand

what i'm reading: the library book by susan orlean

I've been on a "books about books" run lately, beginning with Syria's Secret Library, then Robert Caro's Working, and now I'm finishing the wonderful The Library Book by Susan Orlean.Orlean is a writer for The New Yorker, which generally means excellent nonfiction. Her book about the canine movie star Rin Tin Tin has been on my List since it was published in 2011. Her 1998 book The Orchid Thief is considered a modern classic. (I read The New Yorker story that led to the book, but have not yet r...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Syria, History, Orleans, Los Angeles Public Library, Robert Caro, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Books About Books, Los Angeles Central Library, Orlean, Susan Orlean Orlean

what i'm reading: the library book by susan orlean

I've been on a "books about books" run lately, beginning with Syria's Secret Library, then Robert Caro's Working, and now I'm finishing the wonderful The Library Book by Susan Orlean.Orlean is a writer for The New Yorker, which generally means excellent nonfiction. Her book about the canine movie star Rin Tin Tin has been on my List since it was published in 2011. Her 1998 book The Orchid Thief is considered a modern classic. (I read The New Yorker story that led to the book, but have not yet r...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Syria, History, Allan, Orleans, Los Angeles Public Library, Robert Caro, What I'm Reading, Becoming A Librarian, Books About Books, Los Angeles Central Library, Orlean, Susan Orlean Orlean

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous

What is a microcation

This is the Travel Take, where Matador’s writers and editors make the case for their favorite travel hacks, tips, and personal tics. We’re living in a golden age of travel. There were 1.4 billion international tourists in 2018, according to the World Tourism Organization, and, thanks to technology, it’s never been cheaper to get from one side of the world to the other. Yet in this rush to see sights far and wide, it’s easy to lose sight of the wonders close to home. International travel has b...
Tags: Travel, New York, Sweden, Washington, New York City, US, Los Angeles, New York Times, Italy, Amsterdam, Airbnb, Venice, All, World Tourism Organization, Hudson Valley, Allianz Global Assistance

Driving in China: Defying Death as a Foreigner

For anybody who has visited China, it probably seems ridiculous to think that anything good could come from the chaotic Chinese traffic. But I can honestly say that thanks to my time driving in China, I’ve become a better driver. Here’s a brief explanation of how. Recently, I received the one official Chinese document that has proved to be more difficult than any visa I have ever applied for: …my Chinese driver’s license. The process of getting a Chinese driver’s license was con...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, India, US, America, Los Angeles, Blog, Thailand, United States, Xinjiang, Picasso, Drivers License, Don, China taught me

Singapore Airlines are Cancelling Selected Flights to USA

Singapore Airlines are Cancelling Selected Flights to USA There are a few announcements made by Singapore Airlines and SilkAir on their Facebook Page this morning. This is just a quick update on Singapore Airlines are Cancelling Selected Flights to USA. The following Singapore Airlines flights will be cancelled. Source: The affected Singapore Airlines to USA routes ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Singapore, Los Angeles, United States, Airlines, Seattle, Headline, Singapore Airlines, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Facebook Page, SilkAir, Philippine Airlines, USA - Los Angeles, Malaysia Detained

What to Know for Visiting Mexico

Mexico is a vast country that offers a lot of diverse travel experiences, from gorgeous sun-drenched beaches to ancient cultural sites and vibrant cities with excellent shopping and dining. If you’re planning a trip, take a look at these travel tips for travelling in Mexico and advice to make the most of the visit. Arena Mexico Be prepared for the weather Though Mexico is often thought of as a hot country, you’ll wish you knew that the climate varies from region to region. Mexico is huge, so...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Mexico, Los Angeles, Dallas, Tokyo, South America, Expedia, Yucatan Peninsula, Merida, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Arena Mexico, Cenote Dos Ojos, Tulum Cenote Zaci, Valladolid Cenote Ik Kil

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand

Posted: 2/15/2020 / February 15th, 2020 Thailand is an English teacher’s dream. With a low cost of living, incredible food, rich culture, plenty of partying, and a mai pen rai (no worries) attitude, the Land of Smiles is a very popular country for English teachers. For Thais, English is considered a necessity to work in the global market, so there is always a need for teachers. With language schools, primary schools, universities, and other locations offering English classes, there are numerou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, London, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Thailand, Portland, New Zealand, San Diego, Dublin, Seattle, Detroit, Bangkok

US LGBTQ and Pride events in 2020

Let’s get one thing straight — LGBTQ people know how to throw one hell of a party, and in the United States, there’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to curating a queer shindig. From ski-slope soirees to fetish-themed festivals, the only thing more difficult than choosing which events to attend in 2020 is choosing who to vote for in the Democratic primary. Luckily, choosing from this list of epic LGBTQ gatherings is a win-win situation. Editor’s note: Queer culture doesn’t begin and e...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hollywood, California, NYC, Washington, La, Lgbt, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Brooklyn, United States

Stress-Free Process to Sell Your House in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known to be one of the top most places to buy a good house in; especially because of how crowded it is becoming with the passing time. Now because most of the actors live in Los Angeles while most who’re opting to make an entry in the industry move here too; the demand for houses is increasing more than ever here. That’s mainly because a lot of the population wants to move to the city and get started with their careers in Hollywood. So if you take a look at home demands in Los An...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Hollywood, Los Angeles, House, Turnkey

Cape Town Itinerary: What to See and Do in 4 (or More) Days

Posted: 2/13/2020 | February 13th, 2020 Cape Town is one of those places I can never get enough of. Its natural beauty, climate, people, chill atmosphere, and delicious food scene always make my visits memorable. Backed by Table Mountain, Cape Town is really one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world. There’s a lot to see and do in the city, so to help you make the most of your trip, here is my suggested itinerary for four (or more) days. Suggested Itinerary Overview Day 1: Table Mo...
Tags: Travel, London, Boston, Africa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Unesco, Atlantic, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Portland, San Diego, Cape Town, Victoria

Cycling the Pacific Coast

The idea to tour the Pacific coast by bike came to me slowly, in pieces. I wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally. I wanted to see the world with a minimal carbon footprint. Most of all, I wanted to travel alone, sure the experience would change me for the better. Ideas percolated for a year or so before I came across the Bicycling the Pacific Coast guidebook by Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall. The route looked challenging but popular enough to be safe for solo travel. That settled i...
Tags: Travel, Featured, California, Washington, Oregon, America, Los Angeles, Alaska, San Diego, Patagonia, Vancouver, Garberville, Seattle, Donald Trump, Pacific, Florence

Best live music cities in the world

Vegas is not just for Elvis anymore. Or Celine. Or Britney. Or the Thunder from Down Under and Cirque du Soleil. As of this year, it has officially become the world’s capital of live music, at least according to leisure travel planners In a recent survey, the travel site took a look at the number of live music events set to take place in major cities around the world. And not only did Sin City place far ahead of live-music perennials like Austin and Nashville, it was the top c...
Tags: Travel, Music, New York, London, Berlin, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, Nashville, Las Vegas, Montreal, Elvis, Sin City, Vegas

Day 29 NYC LA

Arrived in Los Angeles today We left our NYC hotel at around 830am and headed to the subway. My only complaint about the subway is that there arent any elevators which would totally be fine except that it was extremely difficult to get our now very h
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles

Travel News: February 12, 2020

American Airlines Extends Suspension of Flights to China, Hong Kong Travel Pulse American Airlines has extended its suspension of flights between two of its U.S. hubs and mainland China and Hong Kong amid ongoing concerns due to the coronavirus outbreak. The carrier, which isn’t alone in temporarily halting Asia-bound flights this winter, cited a “reduction in demand” for the latest update, which grounds flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles and mainland China—including...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Beijing, Shanghai, Southwest Airlines, Destinations, Southwest, Dallas Fort Worth, Singapore Tourism Board, Keith Tan, Bloomberg Singapore

Best singles cities in the US

Singles tend to view Valentine’s Day like losing football teams view the Super Bowl — a tradition they’d rather forget, perhaps even despise, yet would totally embrace if circumstances were slightly different. Well, being single on Valentine’s Day — or any day, for that matter — doesn’t have to be a bitter experience. There are hundreds of cities all across the US ideally suited to the single lifestyle. Whether your goal is to find your spouse, a steady relationship, or a string of emotionall...
Tags: Travel, New York, La, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Valentine's Day, Portland, San Diego, Wisconsin, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Denver, Madison, New England

LA-based Retina raises $2.5 million in new funding to expand its customer analysis software

Casting a cold eye on customer behavior and their future lifetime value has brought the Los Angeles-based startup Retina $2.5 million in new funding. The new financing was anchored by previous seed round investor, the Los Angeles-based venture firm, Crosscut Ventures and shows how the startup ecosystem in Los Angeles is allowing for companies based in the Southern California ecosystem can increasingly look in their own backyard for their capital needs. Vendors can use Retina’s Shopify app to pro...
Tags: Travel, TC, La, Los Angeles, Retina, Crosscut Ventures, Madison Reed, Southern California, Michael Greenberg Retina

5 Takeaways From the Year’s Largest Hotel Industry Conference

Every January, about 3,000 hotel executives, owners, developers, and management companies gather in Los Angeles to make pronouncements about the health of the industry and their goals for the year.
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles

LGBTQ travel in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is queer — and not just in the “Donny Osmond singing and dancing in a rainbow-colored coat” kind of way. It’s queer because it defies simple categorization. Although there are 1.2 million residents, SLC feels like a small town where everybody knows your name. In the height of summer, you can burn in the brown desert hills of downtown only to freeze by piles of snow in the verdant Wasatch Mountains 45 minutes away. Most importantly, Salt Lake City is both a conservative Mormon m...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Texas, Montana, Lgbt, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, United States, Joseph Smith, Mormon, Broadway, Mormons, Hilton, Patagonia

For the Second Consecutive Quarter, Los Angeles Leads in U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline

At the close of 2019, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the top five U.S. markets with the largest total hotel construction pipelines are: Los Angeles, at a cyclical high, with 168 projects/28,501 rooms; Dallas with 160 projects/19,787 rooms; New York City with 158 projects/25,825 rooms; Atlanta, also at a cyclical high, with 143 projects/19,660 rooms; and Houston with 136 projects/14,114 rooms. Under construction project counts are at an all-time high with 1,768 projects ...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Lodging Econometrics LE, the Second Consecutive Quarter Los

UPDATED: Airlines canceling China flights over Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

As we've been blogging here at Boing Boing, the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, and airlines have begun suspending flights to and from China, where most confirmed cases are located. • As of Friday, 11AM Eastern time, the Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak has killed more than 200 people and infected an estimated 10,000. • On Friday, the U.S. issued a travel warning telling Americans to stay out of China. • The Chinese government replied by calling the U.S. 'mean' for the travel adviso...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Post, Business, Japan, News, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Turkey, Public Health, Beijing, United States

Weekly Roundup, Friday 31 January 2020

The stunning Customs Square looking out to the river in the heart of the stately world heritage city of Bordeaux.  We’ll be based here for a week in our May tour of France. Good morningIt is the dawn of a new era for Britain today.  At 6pm Eastern or 3pm Pacific time, ie 11pm GMT on 31 January 2020, Britain formally leaves the EU.  Depending on who you choose to believe, it will be the start of a new golden era of independent prosperity and a return to Britain’s leading role on the world stag...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Uber, Europe, Washington, Scotland, China, India, Miscellaneous, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Eu, Ukraine, Bbc

Here's a list of airlines halting China flights over Wuhan coronavirus

Airlines around the world have already begun suspending flights to and from mainland China, where most cases of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak are located. As of Thursday, 170 people have died, and almost 8,000 are believed to be infected. The World Health Organization just declared a global emergency as Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues to spread. And also today, as our Carla Sinclair wrote, the first person-to-person transmission of coronavirus was confirmed in the US. Here, via Reuter...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Post, Business, News, Indonesia, China, US, Los Angeles, World news, Turkey, US news, Beijing, United States, Egypt, Shanghai

Delta Agent Delivers A Message Of Hope To Passengers Mourning Kobe Bryant

A Delta Air Lines agent at New York JFK spoke to passengers waiting to board for Los Angeles shortly after learning about the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter and the rest of the passengers on board a helicopter on Sunday. The agent, Courtney, implored passengers to cherish the people most important to them in their lives. She told them "if there is someone you haven’t spoken to today, call them. If there is someone you haven’t reached out to in a while, call them" -- and not to text, "We’...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Delta, Airlines, Kobe Bryant, Delta Air Lines, New York JFK, Courtney

KPCB has already blown through much of the $600 million it raised last year

Kleiner Perkins, one of the most storied franchises in venture capital, has already invested much of the $600 million it raised last year and is now going back out to the market to raise its 19th fund, according to multiple sources. The firm, which underwent a significant restructuring over the last two years, went on an investment tear over the course of 2019 as new partners went out to build up a new portfolio for the firm — almost of a whole cloth. Kleiner Perkins gets back to early-stage w...
Tags: Travel, TC, Y Combinator, Money, California, Finance, Los Angeles, Spokesperson, Investment, Venture Capital, SEC, Ibm, Kpcb, Bond, Upfront Ventures, Mary Meeker

How long will powerful winds hit Southern California?

LOS ANGELES — A windstorm will generate powerful winds across Southern California Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters said. “Damaging winds will blow down large objects such as trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles,” warned a National Weather Service statement. “People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm and ...
Tags: Travel, Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Wind, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Malibu, Southern California

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