The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis in Photos

For its latest In Focus photo series, The Atlantic uncovers the perilous trans-Mediterranean journey that thousands of migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia embark on in search of a better life. The United Nations approximates that—just this year—60,000 people have already made the crossing while 1,800 have fallen victim to capsize. The European Commission is now calling for nations to …

Whimsy Travel: Adventure on a Budget

A new service that selects the cheapest and most in-season destinations

If returning to the same all-inclusive beach resort each year is your idea of the perfect holiday, then London-based travel startup Whimsy might not be for you. The newly minted web company prides itself on fostering exploration. The site utilizes an algorithm that combines cost savings with macro weather patterns—ensuring you don’t end up booking tickets to your dream destination only to find out later …

Spontaneous Global Travel with Booking Now

Booking.com's new iOS makes adventuring at the last minute very easy

At a rapidly increasing rate, travelers have begun booking hotel accommodation at the very last minute—with more than half of all travelers booking within a mere 48-hour window before a scheduled trip. That, coupled with the radical increase in the use of mobile bookings has led Booking.com to release a brand new iOS app: Booking Now. Booking.com happens to be the world’s largest and most …