Among the new trends to debut in the travel world this year, one grew so strongly in 2018 travel pros predict it will continue to grow at the same rapid rate in 2019: solo travel.
Solo travel doesn’t bring the shock and awe it once did to the faces of a solo traveler’s family and friends. The concept has become more mainstream during the past few years and is no longer wrought with concern over an individual’s safety or wellbeing. The stigma around traveling solo used to hint a person was lonely or couldn’t find anyone to travel with. But now, the journey has been embraced by novice and experienced travelers alike.
One reason this trend will continue to surge is due to the rise in digital nomads, or individuals who can work from pretty much anywhere. Being employed in New York but able to log into work from a coffee shop in Tokyo makes travel a lot more flexible and accessible, especially for those who don’t even have a base office.
Travelers without an immediate social network, such as one often found in a workplace, also embark on solo trips but by joining group trips on which every other attendee is a stranger, a great jumping-off point for travelers who want to go solo but need a bit of a push.
Finally, mobile apps like Tourlina and MayDay can help solo travelers stay safe while traversing the globe. Users can set up alerts for family and friends in case of emergency and share their location for an extra layer of safety.
There are many different ways to consume the news in today’s world. Traditional newspapers have become a thing of the past with more and more people choosing to get news from digital outlets. In the age of technology, the issue that arises is there are so many different websites and news outlets to gather information. It’s difficult at times for consumers to figure out which app or website gives them the information most important or relevant to them.
Among the world’s most coveted food capitals today, Macau (officially a Special Administrative Region of China) tops many a list. The 12-square-mile city is home to 19 Michelin-starred restaurants, nine Bib Gourmand and the world’s first fusion cuisine, and was recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its singular culinary scene, but its street food culture may be its most popular feature with in-the-know travelers. Here are five top street dishes to prowl for in Macau.
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Shrimp is a summer staple. Seafood in general is consumed more during the summer because many travelers make their way to coastal destinations, but shrimp is king. Shrimp is added to many dishes and served in different forms. All summer, people purchase pounds of shrimp and cook them however they desire to go along with their meal. Several different ways to prepare shrimp are highlighted here to expose travelers to the world of shrimp.