Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about Airbnb and Uber, along with the dozens of similar companies taking over the sharing economy (or as some refer to it, "collaborative consumption").
As the sharing economy has exploded in recent years, it has also dramatically changed the way we travel. And it makes sense: Trading accessibility for money and sharing unused resources goes right to the heart of travel—after all, you're paying for an overall experience rather than a tangible product. ... read more»
As Bostonians, we at SmarterTravel have walked the Freedom Trail hundreds of times and memorized practically every historical factoid there is to know about downtown Boston—or so we thought. ... read more»
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What if you could trade in your boring cubicle for a chic cafe in Buenos Aires, or schedule meetings in between walks on a beach in Croatia? It sounds like a daydream, but a new program called Remote Year is making it possible for people to do just that. Instead of taking a year off to explore the world, Remote Year allows people to bring their work with them as they travel across three continents, living for one month at a time in twelve different countries. ... read more»
In Mexico, travelers and locals alike are flocking to the Chiapas region to see for themselves a mid-16th century temple that has just resurfaced in the Nezhaulcoyotl reservoir. A recent drought that hit the Grijalva River has dropped the water level by 82 feet, revealing the ruins of this grand relic. ... read more»
You're at the gate. You've got your boarding pass. You're heading somewhere exciting and you just can't wait until you get there to share the news with your friends on social media. So you snap a picture of your boarding pass and post it to Facebook. Harmless, right?
Because the information printed on your boarding pass actually reveals a lot more than you think. ... read more»