A collection of interesting and eclectic pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…

Where to Travel for the World’s Fastest Internet

If it feels like it’s taking forever to post your travel memories to Instagram or load a page on the restaurant recommendations, it may not be your hotel Wi-Fi’s fault. It could be that the country’s internet infrastructure is slow.

But, surprisingly, some seemingly remote locations have some of the world’s fastest internet connections.


36 train stations every railroad fan needs to see in his lifetime

If you travel a lot, you’re probably going to be in a lot of train stations on the way to your destination. But train stations can be destinations themselves.

The best ones have expansive, stunning architecture, are easy to navigate, and are just plain efficient. Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station is a work of classical architecture worthy of the city’s history. Atocha Station in Madrid has a jungle amid the brick-and-concrete city. The walls of T-Centralen in Stockholm form a roving work of art.


How one chain of hotels is using smartwatches to be more hospitable

When guests check into the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills in California, they shouldn’t be surprised to find members of the hotel staff, from housekeeping and maintenance to the bellmen, all sporting the latest Samsung smartwatches on their wrists.

That’s because the hotel is using those smartwatches as part of a strategy to improve the overall guest experience and deliver better customer service.


Richard Branson’s New Virgin Hotel in San Francisco Is Now Taking Reservations

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels is now accepting reservations for its new San Francisco outpost.

Those who are eager to check into the new Virgin Hotel San Francisco can make reservations today for stays starting from Nov. 15.



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