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Using DNA to plan a vacation? Co-working at an overseas hotel? Chasing the next solar eclipse? “Beyond Borders,” presented by trivago, explores the latest trends in travel through the experts, techies, hoteliers and travelers paving the way. Join Joe and Emma as they delve into the movement of people and ideas in the modern world. No passport needed.

Using DNA to plan a vacation? Co-working at an overseas hotel? Chasing the next solar eclipse? “Beyond Borders,” presented by trivago, explores the latest trends in travel through the experts, techies, hoteliers and travelers paving the way. Join Joe and Emma as they delve into the movement of people and ideas in the modern world. No passport needed.
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Using DNA to plan a vacation? Co-working at an overseas hotel? Chasing the next solar eclipse? “Beyond Borders,” presented by trivago, explores the latest trends in travel through the experts, techies, hoteliers and travelers paving the way. Join Joe and Emma as they delve into the movement of people and ideas in the modern world. No passport needed.

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Episodes

Evolving Travel Guides: Lonely Planet and Roads & Kingdoms Talk Shop

11/21/2017
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The days of relying on a single printed guidebook to navigate the world are quickly fading. In its place is instant access to travel content of all types - nomadic blogs, glamorous Instagram accounts, even virtual reality. In this episode, Roads & Kingdoms co-founder Nathan Thornburgh and Lonely Planet editorial director Tom Hall explore the changes they've seen in the industry and explain how their platforms are meeting the demands of future travelers.

Duration: 00:33:03


Through The Lens: National Geographic and VSCO on How to Take Better Travel Photos

10/4/2017
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With the explosion of smartphones, travel photography changed from an exclusive medium to an art form for the everyday traveler. Anyone with an internet connection can see nearly any corner of the globe at any time. Anne Farrar, Director of Photography at National Geographic, and Greg Lutze from VSCO offer their insight into the evolving world of travel photography, the implications of this growing trend, and tips on how to take better travel photos.

Duration: 00:23:16


BONUS: A Beginner's Guide To Astrotourism

8/15/2017
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The Total Eclipse is coming to the United States on August 21st with hotels from South Carolina to Oregon welcoming travelers from around the world. Jamie Carter of When Is The Next Eclipse shares a beginner's guide to the growing business of astrotourism.

Duration: 00:10:51


Is There a Right Way to Travel Like a Local?

8/8/2017
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The travel industry is changing. People want more local, authentic experiences and there is no shortage of buzzwords being thrown around, like ecotourism and sustainable tourism, to lure in well-meaning tourists. So when it comes to animal welfare, traveling in an environmentally-friendly way, and simply being a conscious traveler -- there’s a lot of confusion out there. So, is there a right way to travel like a local? Today, we’re going to answer that question with the help of Bruce Poon...

Duration: 00:25:42


Refugees: A Source Of Untapped Talent?

7/25/2017
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Critics of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy say that the influx of people is a drain on the country's resources. Others, however, see refugees as a source of untapped talent, ready to take their destiny into their own hands. trivago founder and tech entrepreneur, Rolf Schrömgens, offers his reasoning for why he believes this crisis will turn into a positive for Germany and Gabriela Sonnleitner opens the door to the magdas Hotel in Vienna where they hire refugees for the...

Duration: 00:22:16


How Digital Nomads Are Killing The Office Cubicle

7/10/2017
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Digital nomads are swapping the typical office for remote work that requires only a Wifi connection and a sense of adventure. Greg Caplan co-founded Remote Year to bring together like-minded remote workers for a year-long trip around the globe. Then, a stop in Vienna where Anita Komarek compares their co-working space at Hotel Schani to the old Viennese coffee houses where artists and authors met to share their latest ideas.

Duration: 00:24:58


Where's Your Pride? Gay Travel Around The World

6/27/2017
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It's Pride season and the gay travel industry is booming around the world. First, a story from trivago's own Lachlan Probyn on how traveling to Rome as a gay man surprised him. Scott Gatz from Q.Digital joins to share his thoughts on how gay travel has changed over his lifetime and Kike Sarasola walks us through the Room Mate Óscar hotel in Madrid where the city is hosting World Pride 2017. Finally, we end with Grindr's new Editor-In-Chief, Zach Stafford, talking about how gay travelers...

Duration: 00:40:56


Where Do You Come From? Ancestral Travel Takes You Home

6/13/2017
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Travelers are tracing their roots and following their DNA to their ancestral homelands in search of memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. Hotel Roter Hahn in Germany shares their legacy of hospitality as one of the world's oldest hotels. Denise Hill at Visit Scotland talks about ongoing efforts to help travelers reconnect with their Scottish ancestry and find their clan. Then we turn toward Italy and talk to Sean Finelli, who heads The Roman Guy travel company. Sean shares his...

Duration: 00:42:40


Voluntourism: Is There A Right Way To Give Back?

5/30/2017
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Billions of dollars go into voluntourism, but is there a right way to give back? Kerry Rodgers of Give A Day Global and David Bowen at the Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos share their experiences.

Duration: 00:46:00


Aniko Villalba Shares Why You Should Try Solo Travel

5/16/2017
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Argentine Aniko Villalba has been a solo traveler for going on eight years and has turned her stories into a successful blog and several books. Aniko revisits some of her most memorable experiences. The Riad Star in Marrakech, Morocco has become a serene home base for solo travelers of all kinds. Co-owner Lucy Anderson Wood shares the rich history of the hotel, the solo-friendly amenities, and the Henna Cafe's philanthropic twist.

Duration: 00:42:40


Susan Garrett Shares Tips on How to Travel with Pets

4/26/2017
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Susan Garrett of Say Yes! Dog Training has taken home two World Championships, 15 U.S. Championships, and 10 Canadian Championships in the sport of dog agility. She shares how she trained her dogs and gives insights into some common questions pet owners have about their dog. But with all those championships comes quite a bit of travel, so Susan also delves into how pet owners can make sure getting their furry loved ones from point A to B can be a painless experience. No one enjoys leaving...

Duration: 00:35:13


Paula Froelich On How Off The Beaten Path Travel Challenges Misconceptions

4/26/2017
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Paula Froelich has been places. She started her career at The Guardian, was the launch editor and editor-in-chief of Yahoo Travel, has traveled to unlikely destinations on assignment for Playboy and Newsweek (skiing in Afghanistan, anyone?), was deputy editor of Page 6 for 10 years and is now the founder of the solo adventure travel website A Broad Abroad. Paula sheds light on some of the misconceptions about traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations and offers her advice for getting...

Duration: 00:40:57


BrewDog is Opening the World's First Craft Beer Hotel as Craft Beer Travel Rises

4/26/2017
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Keith Bennet, a Cicerone Certified beer connoisseur, looks after special projects in the U.S. for the Scottish brewery BrewDog. They've just finished building a 100,000 square foot brewery in Columbus, Ohio and are working on opening the "DogHouse" hotel on the property. With talk of IPA-filled hot tubs, coolers in the showers, taps in the rooms and so much more, this one-of-a-kind hotel is set to turn every beer lover's fantasy into a reality. Andy Sparhawk from the Boulder-based Brewers...

Duration: 00:35:50


LGBTQ Activist Mikah Meyer Is Visiting Every U.S. National Park

4/26/2017
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Mikah Meyer is an LGBTQ activist on a mission to become the youngest American to visit all 417 United States National Parks. His father's sudden death in 2005 changed the way Mikah saw life and his own future. It took a "dream road trip" to cope with his father's passing, so he returned to that idea on the 11th anniversary of his death by launching this world record trip. Widely considered the most popular United States National Park, Yosemite is a bucket list destination for those...

Duration: 00:43:16