How much does it cost to charter a flight? New flyers share prices

Private air travel is booming under the pandemic. In fact, interest is so high that many private airlines have a different problem on their hands: keeping up with demand. The private airline, VistaJet, said new membership for the first half of 2021 increased by 53% compared to 2020, with Europe bringing in the largest number … Read more

What are good travel gifts? Experiences travelers can book themselves

The latest holiday gift trend doesn’t take up space in carry-on baggage or add weight to checked bags. It doesn’t even need to be packed. Instead of giving vacationers new travel gear — electronics regulators, Yeti thermos, another plane pillow — some give the travel itself. A survey of more than 1,000 Americans by computer … Read more

What is Filipino food and what does it taste like? Chefs explain

With around 12 million people in over 100 countries, the Filipino diaspora is one of the largest in the world. However, the food of the Philippines is not as widely known as some of the Asian cuisines. Fans of the kitchen argue that adobo—chicken or pork cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and pepper—should be … Read more

Most popular U.S. tourist destinations for European travelers

When the US announced plans to lift its 18-month travel ban in September, Europeans – especially the British – wasted no time in making plans. In the 24 hours following the September 20 announcement, flights from London to New York City were searched 1.4 million times, according to global travel technology company Travelport, making it … Read more

Travel writers pick the most beautiful places on earth

You’ve seen the pictures: the Eiffel Tower with a brightly smoldering sky. Taj Mahal without tourists. Lakes with wonderful mountain reflections. Unfortunately, the images were often manipulated. Not many places can live up to the expectations set by photography filled with brushwork, blur, and balance to a flawless finish. It can leave travelers disappointed when … Read more

Iceland parodies Zuckerberg Meta announcement in viral tourism video

If the goal is to get people talking about Iceland, the new tourism video is more than just a hit. A video posted yesterday by Inspired by Iceland, a marketing campaign for Icelandic tourism, targets a Mark Zuckerberg video released in October to announce Facebook’s name change to Meta. In it, Zuckerberg is promoting a … Read more

Drew Binsky got paid to travel the world

It took 1,458 flights and 1,117 buses and trains for Drew Pinsky to reach his goal of traveling to every country in the world. And he did so in less than a decade. CNBC spoke with Pinsky nine hours after he arrived in his last country – Saudi Arabia – about how he financed his … Read more

The cost to buy a yacht vs. an apartment on a superyacht like Somnio

Travelers who fantasize about owning a luxury yacht may be able to turn their dreams into reality – at a much lower price. Residential yachts, as they are called, are basically apartment buildings on the sea. Buyers are buying apartments on mega yachts, rather than owning and operating their own small vessels. Once most of … Read more