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Top 45 Travel Ideas in August

From Shoppable Vacation Homes to Vibrant Homey Hostels

— September 1, 2018 — World
Whether it is a rental home with an built-in boutique, or a hostel with an Instagram-friendly exterior, the August 2018 travel trends reveal that today's accommodations go far beyond a basic hotel suite.

On the one hand, today's travelers are looking for accommodations that are an experience in an of themselves. For example, the McKinley Bungalow in Montauk, New York, is a shoppable rental featuring a variety of goods from the designers' favorite artists, makers and manufacturers.

In addition to new experiences, the August 2018 travel trends also reveal that consumers are looking for spots to stay that are extremely photo-friendly. Examples of spots that are catering to the Instagram-obsessed traveller set include Aurora Arquitectos' bright blue hostel in Cascais, Portugal, the neon interior of the Shoreline Hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii, and the spaceship-inspired rental Airship 002 in the Scottish Highlands.
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Audio Explorer Blogging Platforms
Audio Explorer Blogging Platforms
'Wandertale' Lets Travelers Verbally Share Their Experiences
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Hotel Kid's Camp Programs
Hotel Kid's Camp Programs
Iberostar’s ‘Star Camp’ Appeals to the Hotel's Younger Clientele
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Barbecue-Bound Wine Tours
Barbecue-Bound Wine Tours
Napa Valley Wine Train is Headed to a Barbecue Feast This August
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Sociable Travel Mobile Applications
Sociable Travel Mobile Applications
Yarn is an App, Connecting People to Enhance Their Experience
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VR Viewfinder Apps
VR Viewfinder Apps
Toronto's CN Tower Viewfinder Brings the City to Life in Virtual Reality
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40
Subjective City Guides
Subjective City Guides
FREITAG Assembled Global City Guides Curated by the Interests of Locals
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Astronaut-Inspired In-Flight Menus
Astronaut-Inspired In-Flight Menus
Lufthansa Airlines is Now Offering Special Business Class Meals
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Smartphone-Avoiding Travel Platforms
Smartphone-Avoiding Travel Platforms
'Brick' Encourages Consumers to Take a Break from Devices
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Sporty Collaborative Carry-Ons
Sporty Collaborative Carry-Ons
Away Collaborated with Dwayne Wade on Limited-Run Carry-On Designs
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Locational Information Travel Apps
Locational Information Travel Apps
'Flyright' Pinpoints Essential Info to Know Before You Travel
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Collaborative Travel Planning Platforms
Collaborative Travel Planning Platforms
'Tripsmash' Simplifies Group Travel for All Participants
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Customized Deal-Finding Travel Apps
Customized Deal-Finding Travel Apps
'Skeedu' Pinpoints the Best Deals for the Optimal Getaway
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Jet Lag-Targeted Fitness Classes
Jet Lag-Targeted Fitness Classes
Delta and Equinox Partnered to Offer Jet Lag Workout Classes
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Facial Recognition Hotel Check-Ins
Facial Recognition Hotel Check-Ins
Marriott is Testing Facial Recognition Check-In Technology
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Connected E-Ink Baggage Tags
Connected E-Ink Baggage Tags
The 'Bagtag' Electronic Luggage Tag Streamlines Travel
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Thematic Family Travel Totes
Thematic Family Travel Totes
WanderTote is a Transparent Pack Filled with Trip Activities for Kids
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Rolling Rideable Travel Luggage
Rolling Rideable Travel Luggage
The Micro Lazy Luggage Lets Kids Hop on for a Ride
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AI Body Scanners
AI Body Scanners
The Evolv Edge Uses Modern Tech to Ensure Airport Security
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Boldly Vibrant Homey Hostels
Boldly Vibrant Homey Hostels
Aurora Arquitectos Turns a Family Home into a Space for Travelers
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Ultra-Luxurious In-Flight Services
Ultra-Luxurious In-Flight Services
Cathay Pacific Will Offer Travelers Six Gourmet Meal Options
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Lightweight Travel Organizers
Lightweight Travel Organizers
Eagle Creek's Pack-It Active Offers Organization for all Travel Bags
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Shoppable Vacation Homes
Shoppable Vacation Homes
The McKinley Bungalow Vacation Rental Home Has Curated Goods for Sale
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Air Force-Inspired Luggage
Air Force-Inspired Luggage
The Globe-Trotter RAF 100 Luggage Line Celebrates the Royal Air Force
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VR Airline Experiences
VR Airline Experiences
A New Emirates VR Cabin Experience Gives Users a Glimpse of a New Plane
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Expanding Luggage-Securing Devices
Expanding Luggage-Securing Devices
The 'PAQ' Travel Companion Fills Empty Space for a Secure Bag
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Custom-Made Hiking Backpacks
Custom-Made Hiking Backpacks
McHale Packs Offers Mountaineer-Inspired Hiking Bags for Any Weather
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Budget-Friendly Renovation Projects
Budget-Friendly Renovation Projects
Archiplan is Tasked with Renovating a Beautiful Historic Home
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Biometric Travel Discovery Tools
Biometric Travel Discovery Tools
Seeker by Le Club AccorHotels Offers Next-Gen Travel Suggestions
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Spaceship-Inspired Vacation Rentals
Spaceship-Inspired Vacation Rentals
The Airship 002 is a Unique Travel Opportunity in Scotland
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Convenient Urban Transit Bags
Convenient Urban Transit Bags
HEIMPLANET’s Urban Travel Bags are Durable, Functional & Comfortable
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Breathtaking Nordic Photography Series
Breathtaking Nordic Photography Series
Jan Erik Waider’s Landscape Photography is Immaculate
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Multifunctional Travel Backpacks
Multifunctional Travel Backpacks
BRIIDGS Boasts a Dual Design for Comfort, Efficiency & Aesthetic
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Dreamy Boutique Rentals
Dreamy Boutique Rentals
The Garde Summerland Store is Both a Concept Store and Vacation Rental
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Secluded Island Boutique Hotels
Secluded Island Boutique Hotels
Estudio Macías Peredo Draws Inspiration from Ancient Buildings
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Rugged Twill-Lined Backpacks
Rugged Twill-Lined Backpacks
The SWS Patrol Pack is a Waterproof and Stylish Travel Bag Option
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Affordable Private Jet Services
Affordable Private Jet Services
Aura Offers a Private Jet Experience for Commercial Prices
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Highly Modern Airport Lounges
Highly Modern Airport Lounges
Mathieu Lehanneur's 'Le Balcon' is Air France's Latest Luxury
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Technical Travel Backpacks
Technical Travel Backpacks
Huckberry and Matador Teamed Up to Create the Beast Packable Backpack
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Fully Stocked Trailer Rentals
Fully Stocked Trailer Rentals
El Cosmico Trailers Offer Uniquely Vintage Vacations in West Texas
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Personalized Travel Neck Pillows
Personalized Travel Neck Pillows
CORI Boasts Convenience & Comfort During Lengthy Traveling Times
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Art Deco Hotel Designs
Art Deco Hotel Designs
Ilmiodesign Creates an Adorable and Colorful Aesthetic for a Hotel in Ibiza
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Chromatic Neon Hotel Interiors
Chromatic Neon Hotel Interiors
BHDM Design Mixes Hawaiian Prints with an Ambient Color Scheme
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Lifeproof Travel Duffles
Lifeproof Travel Duffles
The OtterBox Yampa Series Offers Multiple Waterproof Duffle Bags
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High-End Tiny House Boats
High-End Tiny House Boats
The Le Koroc Boat is a Luxurious Home Away from Home on the Water
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Portable Pop-Up Tents
Portable Pop-Up Tents
Sebastian Maluska Creates a Simple Camping Tent for the Roof of Any Car
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