‘Let’s Build an Amusement Park for Adults.’ How This Nightlife Entrepreneur Filled a Void in Ibiza’s Hard-Partying Market.

How Yann Pissenam used an empty stretch of beach to reach an under-served market in Ibiza. October 5, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ibiza’s reputation for adult frolicking dates all the way back to the Carthaginians, who believed it to be the home of their moon goddess, Tanit. From the hippies of the ’60s to the rave-fueled “Second Summer of Love” takeover in the late ’80s, the Spanish island has evolved into a dance-music mecca, attracting more than three million visitors to its sandy beaches and throbbing nightclubs in 2018. Through August of this year, tourism in the White Isle generated more than $700 million. While four megaclubs long defined Ibiza’s famed nightlife, the Ushuaïa Beach Club has carved its way into the island’s pantheon while also revolutionizing where, and how, clubbers experience music. After spending 14 years cutting his teeth in the […]

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Travel Smarter With This Collapsible Luggage

Switch from checked bag to carry on in an instant with the Rollux Expandable Suitcase. September 24, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Traveling for work has always been a bit of a hassle, but as airlines have raised checked baggage fees, more and more people are bringing carry-ons, making it a free-for-all to secure space in the overhead bins. When you’re on a work trip, you’re never quite sure what your luggage needs are going to be and what challenges you may have to anticipate, so it’s best to anticipate all challenges. The Rollux 2-in-1 Expandable Suitcase gives you the best of both luggage worlds by converting easily between a carry-on or full-size, checkable […]

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Get Cheap Flights Sent Right to Your Inbox

Dollar Flight Club helps you see the world on a budget by emailing you exclusive deals on flights around the world. September 22, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Been saving up for a trip to Borneo? Want to take a dip in the Mediterranean this year? Trying to check all the Wonders of the World off your bucket list? When you’ve got the travel bug, there’s only one way to satiate it — by traveling. But that’s easier said than done with the cost of flights soaring and travel becoming less and less accessible. Fortunately, there are services like Dollar Flight Club doing the leg work to find cheap flights so you can see […]

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British Airways Is Offering VR Entertainment on Flights

First class passengers between London and New York get their own cinema in the sky. August 14, 2019 1 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget British Airways is set to trial VR entertainment on select first class flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK. From now until the end of the year, customers on these flights will have their own 3D cinema in the sky, and will be able to watch a variety of films, documentaries and travel shows in 2D, 3D or 360° formats. The headsets come from VR company SkyLights and are fully immersive regardless of how the wearer is sitting — they’ll even work if they’re lying fully flat (which is another first class luxury in itself). The line-up also includes a range of expertly-selected therapeutic VR experiences, such as guided meditation and sound therapy, specifically designed for those with a fear of flying. British Airways […]

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How to Start (and Run) a 7-Figure Business While Traveling the World

Here’s how I built my business on the move. July 25, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Back in January 2008, I had returned from my first trip around the world. Broke, I got a temp job at a hospital filling in for an assistant that as on maternity leave. My job was to sit there, answer phones, open mail, and just generally not break things. Within a few days, I realized it wasn’t for me. I wanted to be “out there” — that mythical place that was anywhere but home — and I wondered what I could do to keep traveling. Becoming a travel writer seemed like a good idea. I decided to start a blog as a way to showcase my work, gain freelance writing gigs and maintain an online resume where people could see why I was worth hiring. But, what started as […]

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Phone Safety on Planes? Passengers Don’t Care.

A new survey shows exactly what passengers think of cell phone rules set by the FCC and enforced by flight attendants. July 11, 2019 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Ever been on a plane as it’s about to take off, with your phone in airplane mode or even turned off, then looked over to see someone FaceTiming at full volume? It happens plenty, despite requests from flight attendants who ask you to turn off connectivity on your phone for your safety (and because the Federal Aviation Administration makes them). A new survey by AT&T reseller All Home Connections put 1,000 travelers to the test, asking them point-blank what they do with their phones on a plane. The answers might be startling to anyone with aviophobia. They might also seem worth a big ol’ shrug to weary travelers who’ve seen it all and believe the rules are arbitrary, capricious, and a […]

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Pack Smarter For Your Next Business Trip

The Genius Pack Aerial Hardside Carry On Spinner is a lightweight suitcase with plenty of room for business casual essentials and more. May 26, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Living the startup lifestyle means that you’re not confined to 9-to-5 boundaries — but that day-to-day freedom comes at a cost. You’ve got to be ready to hop in the car or jump on a plane if you’re getting ready to meet up with investors, explore a new office for your company or come together for a powwow with like-minded entrepreneurs. All of that traveling adds up to one big need for the perfect suitcase. The Genius Pack Aerial Hardside Carry On Spinner is a […]

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Five Essential Gadgets for the Intrepid Digital Nomad

You finally took the plunge. You quit your job. You bagged a few freelance clients and now you’re ready to hit the road. But you’ve never lived and worked on the road. You feel like you’ll be lost without your wired internet connection, your automatic coffee maker and your house plant named George. How do digital nomads cope with life on the road? Well, today we’re going to tell you about a few essential items you’ll want to take with you. 1. A Reliable Mobile Hotspot You might have planned on just grabbing your cell phone and tethering up. The only problem is, most companies don’t even let you do that anymore. And really, do you want to be constantly balancing your phone on your lap while you work? It’s better to put down a little bit of money on a mobile hotspot you can throw on your dashboard and […]

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These Tips Can Help Make Your Dream Vacation a Reality

Pros Chris Guillebeau and Stephanie Zito teach you how to plan ahead in their Make Your Dream Trip A Reality class. May 9, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Working for yourself and starting your own business will keep you on your toes. You’ve got to cross every “t” and dot every “i” to make sure that your finances, marketing, and customer service are on point all day, every day. All of that stress adds up, and taking a vacation is one of the best things you can do for your mental health. You probably know exactly where you want to travel when you finally earn your time off, but affording the hottest locales isn’t […]

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Canna-Tourism Company Curates Trips for Influencers

Hi Curious organizes trips for media members and social stars to generate buzz about cannabis. April 26, 2019 9 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. To understand weed, you need to experience it first hand. That’s the motto of Lauren Mundell, who runs Hi Curious, a company that hosts Colorado-based small groups cannabis tours. The entrepreneur has made it her mission to help cannabis newbies satisfy their curiosity about legal cannabis for both wellness and recreational usage. “People call me ‘The Fairy Weed Mother.’ I help people figure out how to get started with cannabis and pair the right products/dosage for the way they want to feel while participating in an experience,” she says. As more states hop on the legalization train, cannabis-based tourist excursions have been popping up. With companies like Seattle’s Kush Tourism and Northern California’s Emerald Farm Tours offering experiences overnight experiences […]

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New TSA Scanning Tech Will Let You Keep Laptops in Your Bag

The Transportation Security Administration will start installing the new X-ray scanning systems in U.S. airports this summer. April 3, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag New technology coming to U.S. airports will let you keep your laptop inside your carry-on luggage when you go through a security checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration will install the new X-ray scanning systems across all U.S. airports in the coming years, starting with a $97 million contract it awarded to a supplier, a TSA spokeswoman told PCMag. Existing baggage scanners only work in two dimensions. However, the new computed tomography or CT scanners can make out the electronics that sit inside your baggage by rendering the X-rayed images in 3D, which can then be rotated 360 degrees. According to the TSA, the same scanners are also smart enough to detect explosives and other threats that might be hiding inside. Some passengers may […]

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How to Stay Productive and on Task When Traveling for Work

Planning your next work trip? Here are some tips to keep you on top of your game. March 11, 2019 5 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Traveling for work is a common part of our corporate culture. In fact, 1.3 million business trips occur each day in the United States alone, and millennials are set to take 20 percent more business trips in the next 12 months. While traveling has its perks (expensed meals, the thrill of a new city and a change of scenery), it can also pose stress on our daily routines and productivity levels with both our work and personal lives. Planning your next work trip? Here are some tips to keep you on top of your game. Work life 1. Leverage the right tools. Tracy Komlos, founder of Pangea Dreams, uses collaborative tools like G-Suite to help her stay organized and connected with her team while on […]

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The Case for Disconnecting and Traveling as an Entrepreneur

Yes, it’s imperative to work your butt off, but, although it may seem counter-intuitive, it’s also vital to drop everything and travel. October 30, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I just got back from my honeymoon to Egypt and the Seychelles islands, and it was life-changing. As I flew and traveled to my various destinations, I thought about traveling as an entrepreneur and how it’s been one of the best ways to grow personally and professionally. While a number of my trips in the U.S. and abroad were for personal reasons instead of business purposes, they all had an impact on how I ran my companies and my view on the world. Here are some of the reasons why I believe traveling as an entrepreneur is vital to success and a few of the places I recommend visiting. It’s easier and cheaper than […]

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TSA Discovers Snake Inside External Hard Drive

The smuggler is facing a fine and never made it to her intended destination. July 11, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag People go to great lengths to try smuggling goods on to an aircraft, with the number one method for gadgets being to strap them to your body. But if the thing you are trying to smuggle is alive, then hiding it inside some other object makes more sense. As the Miami Herald reports, the latest failed smuggling attempt involved a python and an external hard drive. On Sunday, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Miami International Airport discovered a nylon bag hidden inside an external hard drive enclosure. Opening up the bag revealed a nonvenomous constrictor ball python. The unusual object concealed within the hard drive was spotted during screening of checked baggage for a flight heading to Barbados. As it was an organic mass, the TSA had to […]

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10 Gadgets That Will Make International Flights a Breeze

There aren’t many ways to avoid the fatigue and boredom of a long flight, but this gear, from long-life laptops and game systems to smart luggage and shoes, can help. Bon voyage! June 19, 2018 5 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Summer is upon us, and you know what that means—travel season. With bags packed and itinerary set, your foreign vacation is taking over your daydreams. But are you ready to spend 10+ hours sitting in a chair while floating 30,000 feet in the air? There aren’t many ways to avoid the fatigue and boredom of a long flight, but these gadgets are sure to help. Just remember to get up and stretch to keep your blood flowing (compression socks can help avoid swelling and discomfort in legs and feet) and pack some moisturizer and lip balm; altitude can cause extremely dry skin. Bon voyage! Noise-Cancelling Wireless […]

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5 Entrepreneurs Who Built Businesses Off Their Love of Travel

What his company does: The Points Guy is a travel website covering travel and rewards tips, reviews and more. The site publishes pieces ranging from how to maximize your credit card points to travel guides for different areas. How he got his start: Kelly’s father was a consultant, and work required he travel frequently while his son was growing up. They often bonded over using the miles he stacked up to book family vacations, which sparked Kelly’s love of points and their ensuing travel possibilities. After graduating, he snagged a job at Morgan Stanley traveling half the year for recruiting — meaning he raked in hotel and airline points, earning elite status. Soon after, the financial crisis hit, and although Kelly wasn’t laid off, he saw the window for growth opportunities disappearing. But another business idea was brewing. Co-workers often came to his cubicle for help planning trips. “I was […]

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There Is a “Wanderlust Gene” but You Can be a Digital Nomad Even Without It

Science now it has a partial explanation why some people love to travel. April 8, 2018 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Why do some people like to travel more than others? Are nomads born or raised? Furthemore, why do I keep an ever-growing list of places to visit which I can never seem to get a handle on, despite having visited hundreds of amazing places on six different continents? In an effort to find answers to some of those questions, researchers recently identified the so-called “wanderlust gene,” (DRD4-7R to be exact) which is present in about 20 percent of humans. This gene is said to cause a strong desire, if not impulse, to wander, travel and explore the world. As a working journalist and travel columnist, I was recently tested for this gene. After vigorously swabbing the inside of my cheeks, I seal-locked my specimen […]

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5 Ways Adventure Travel Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Exploring new places and dealing with challenges in the moment teach resilience and confidence. March 24, 2018 4 min read A Note From The Editor Think your company has what it takes to make our Top Company Cultures list? Apply now. Apply now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the 15 years I’ve worked for myself, the last decade has been much more profitable than the first few years. Though several factors contributed to my successful turnaround, one in particular has led to more confidence, inspiration and awareness than any other: adventure travel. I’ve met plenty of frequent business travelers who want nothing more than to stay home once they get there. They certainly don’t want to leave their creature comforts for something as seemingly trivial and meaningless as scaling mountains, walking quietly in nature or surfing Australia for several days. I get it. But I promise […]

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How to Love the Journey and Check Your Travel-Related Stress at the Gate

Good news: Even homebodies can develop a sense of wanderlust. March 17, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Is it easier for extroverts to travel than it is for introverts? Can travel be learned? If so, what does it take to overcome the fear, anxiety and logistical challenges often associated with long-distance travel? In search of answers, I asked several seasoned tourists and travel converts for their stories and advice. As it turns out, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. People who travel as children are far more likely to travel as adults. “Thanks to my parents, I started traveling when I was young,” says Avery Blank, an avid international traveler and strategy consultant from Philadelphia. “That made it relatively easy for me now to adapt to new cultures, surroundings, ways of doing things.” If you were raised by homebodies, you’re at […]

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Traveling the World Is an Adventure That Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Seeing the world has many benefits. If you’re an entrepreneur, you can translate those experiences to become more business-savvy. February 22, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It requires no evidence to know that travel is an integral part of human life, but it’s startling to see the statistics: More than four billion people traveled by air during 2017. Every minute, thousands of people embark on business trips, while torrents of others are consumed by wanderlust. No matter its primary purpose, travel is full of benefits. But aren’t the benefits for entrepreneurs even more stupendous? Definitely. Travel can create an atmosphere for introspection as entrepreneurs face and adapt to new challenges. It can help develop one’s problem-solving personal instincts, offering a good amount of ways to learn entrepreneurship’s fundamental lessons. Here are just a few. 1. Resolve and ability to tackle challenges. Perhaps the best description of entrepreneurship is a “danger zone.” Starting and […]

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