Category: Travel

The Points Guy Gives Us Practical Suggestions For Racking Up Airline Points

Pexels Since June of 2010, Brian Kelly has been offering expert-level advice to travelers and readers of his travel blog The Points Guy. In that time, he’s grown so successful at strategizing how to maximize your travel benefits that his efforts were recognized by Forbes, who named him the most important travel influencer in the […]

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Go On A Boozy Odyssey With The Best Bar Crawls In America

Getty/Uproxx Gathering up your best friends and working your way through a series of bars is one of the best ways imaginable to spend a summer evening out. You get great company, you have the chance to sample drinks from a variety of creative minds, and there’s an air of spontaneity and seeing where the […]

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Instagrammer Threatened With Criminal Charges for Photo of Airline’s Ugly Menu

Earlier this month, the owner of a Los Angeles ice cream truck decided that he’d had it with influencer culture, and was exhausted with (and a little embarrassed for) anyone who’d asked for free soft serve in exchange for a two-second shoutout on their Instagram story. So instead of trading ice cream for that promised […]

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Unbeknownst To Them, These Tourists Were Playing With A Deadly Octopus

[embedded content] Share This Video Pro-travel tip: don’t engage with exotic animals without doing at least some research about the wildlife endemic to the part of the world you’re about to visit. Two travelers were lucky enough to cheat death after unknowingly playing with a blue-ringed octopus during a fishing trip to Queensland, Australia. A […]

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It’s A Bad Week For Boeing’s 737 Max Jet — Here’s The Latest News

UPROXX / Getty Images A new chapter has been added to the Boeing 737 Max saga, and it’s pretty bleak. When the new aircraft was grounded worldwide in March following two fatal crashes in a five-month span, Boeing promised to fix the software at the heart of the malfunctioning aircraft and have Maxes back in […]

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Writers Can Win A Two-Week Stay At The Boston Hotel Commonwealth’s Ben Mezrich Reading Suite

Unsplash If you’re an emerging author looking to find the right time to get started on that future best-seller, this writer’s contest from Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth might just give you that opportunity. The Hotel Commonwealth’s Writers in Residence Reading Suite Contest sees the Kenmore Square hotel joining forces with local novelist and bestselling author Ben […]

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‘Midsommar’ Is The Defining Travel Movie Of This Generation

A 24 / Uproxx Spoilers for Midsommar. Whenever a new generation comes of age in the west, we get a movie that both inspires them to travel and says something significant about how they do so. By their very nature, these films can’t be period pieces; rather they’re “of the current moment” and created in […]

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All The Best Festivals Worth Road Tripping To In July

Unsplash We’re now in the full swing of summer festival season. It’s safe to assume that every single person you’ve ever met is partying right now — dancing on the lawn to your favorite band, drinking designer cocktails, or gorging themselves on fancy quesadillas while you toil away at an office. Seriously. Everyone you know. […]

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Save On Summer Flights To Europe And More In This Week’s Travel Deals

Getty Image With 4th of July’s sales behind us, you’re going to have to dig in to find the best travel deals and cheap flights. Sales are on but they tend to be short. Like, “blink and you’ll miss them” short. That doesn’t mean you can’t find great deals right now. In fact, hotels are […]

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Take A Summer Trip To These Bartender-Beloved Distilleries

Unsplash/iStock/Uproxx Alice Cooper sang “School’s out for the summer.” Well, for most of us, school’s out forever. But for some reason, we still feel like summer automatically frees us from our adult responsibilities. That’s part of why we plan camping excursions, day trips to wineries, road trips to natural waterparks, and book flights to destinations […]

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VIVID Sydney Is An Electric, Eclectic Call To See Australia In Winter

VIVID Sydney “So…” my sister, Anna, begins between alternating bites of polish sausage slathered in upmarket mustard and waffle-on-a-stick drowned in chocolate sauce, “explain to me how this fits with the tiny concert we went to last night?” She gestures towards a sea of food vendors, street performers, and interactive light displays. The scene is […]

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TripActions raises $250 million at $4 billion valuation

Corporate travel booking and management company TripActions today announced the close of a $250 million funding round that raises its valuation to $4 billion. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, with participation from Zeev Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Group 11. This series D follows a $154 million round in November 2018 that was also led […]

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