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

These Are Europe’s Most Instagrammed Beaches

For those who believe that travel is an opportunity to test their photography skills, flight deal site Globehunters researched the top 60 most Instagrammed beaches in Europe.

Whether you’re looking to avoid the crowds or take a shot that will make the likes pour in, these are the beaches you should know.


Here’s what it’s like to visit Whittier, Alaska — the ‘town under one roof’

Whittier, Alaska, is a small, remote town 60 miles south of Anchorage that is commonly referred to as the “town under one roof.”

How small is Whittier? About 217 people live there, and it’s accessible only by boat or a one-way, one-lane tunnel.

But the strangest thing about this town is that nearly all of its residents live in the same building, Begich Towers, a Cold War-era army barracks built in 1974.



A Sunscreen-Spraying Startup Is Driving Cocktail Sales at Hotel Pools

Nothing will ruin your beach vacation faster than a sunburn.

Get scorched, and suddenly everything that was meant to be fun isn’t: Massages at the spa hurt, day-drinking by the pool hurts, getting on jet skis hurts. Listening to your skincare-obsessed partner saying they “told you so” on loop? That’s a whole other kind of pain.

As it turns out, hoteliers feel the burn, too. With some of their largest margins—up to 70 percent — coming from poolside cocktails, excursions, and spa services, they, too, see the benefits of SPF (sun-protection factor).

Enter SnappyScreen, a New York-based startup whose sunscreen-spraying booths promise mess-free, head-to-toe coverage in just 10 seconds.




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