Posts tagged "travel guides"

The Ultimate American Chick Flick Road Trip Guide

In case you hadn't noticed, it's spring. And there's no time better to load up the car with beef jerky and Red Bull, and take on the American highway system with your best friend. That's right. It's ROAD TRIP TIME! But we here at The Frisky didn't want you to take any old road trip.

By: The Frisky / April 23, 2013

A Guide To Where The Cool Kids Are

When you jet to a hipster haven like San Francisco or Seattle, you don't just want to visit the tourist traps. But how to find the best thrift shops and indie stores on unfamiliar terrain? GrassRoutes Travel has published five Urban Eco travel guides to point you in the thriftiest and most eco-friendly directions. These…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2010

Go Bookless With Wallpaper’s City Guides For iPhone

It's obvious enough that "old-fashioned" guidebooks won't help if you're trying to pack light. No matter what your destination is, there are about a million travel iPhone apps out there for you to choose from, but we prefer Wallpaper's City Guides. Why? For starters, we prefer to cut down on costs by not depleting our…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 26, 2010

The Frisky Guidebook: The Venice Of The North

It was only a matter of time before we covered a city famous for sex. But Amsterdam is really less about the Red Light District and coffee shops than it is about great Dutch architecture, trendy restaurants, and great vintage shopping.

By: Leonora Epstein / August 28, 2009

Six Tips For Having An Unbelievable Staycation

Last weekend, while some of my friends were off on weekend trips to grand places like the Poconos and St. Louis, I was in the place you can generally find me: home. But, thanks to a little planning, I felt like I had traveled hundreds of miles away from my apartment and had a relaxing,…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 27, 2009

Tripping Out: The Top 10 Dos And Don’ts Of Vacationing Together

After two and half years together and a few short domestic trips, my now-husband and I put our relationship to the test with a two-week jaunt through China. Sure, hiking the Great Wall, braving squatter toilets, and eating breakfast with chopsticks were all an adventure, but the real challenge of vacationing together was spending every…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 27, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: The Mile-High City

Maybe it’s the altitude. Or all the hard-bodied, active, young folks sauntering around. Or maybe it’s the fact that the city is exactly one mile high. Regardless, Denver has come into its own as a city that demands the nation’s attention (perfectly proven by the recent kick-ass DNC event). If you’re lucky enough to visit…

By: Lauren Cook / August 27, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: The Holy City

Don’t let the old moniker fool you, what Charlestonians worship the most is a good party. At its busiest during wedding season and the summer months, this tourist town is worth visiting year-round with various festivals, galas, events and shows. The climate is often blessed with bouts of 70-degree weather in the dead of winter,…

By: Imee Cuison / August 26, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: Sin City North

Only a few hours away from both New York City and Boston, there are always plenty of Americans visiting Montreal for its reputation as Canada's Sin City, as well as for its fab European influence. With strip clubs and sex shops galore—not to mention the gay-friendly vibe, drag queens, French food, and beer with higher…

By: Laura Roberts / August 25, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: The Emerald City

Seattle's got Starbucks, Microsoft, grunge, and yes, lots of rain. But it's also got a whole lot more than that. There's your standard tourist fare in the form of the Space Needle, Seattle Center and Frank Gehry's monster of a museum, Experience Music Project, among others. But dig in a little deeper and you'll find…

By: Charlotte West / August 24, 2009

The Pale Girl’s Guide To Summer Travel

I am not a vampire, though my reactions to the sun might make you think otherwise. Tragically, I have a mild allergy to the sun, so beach holidays aren't really my thing. I tried to fight the fates for a while and burned and blistered my way through the Caribbean and Miami. But after my…

By: Ali Jawin / June 27, 2009

Woo Hoo! Americans Can Visit Relatives In Cuba. Will The Rest Of Us Be Able To Go Soon?

For 40 years, Americans have been banned from traveling to Cuba. But this week, Barack Obama eased travel restrictions for people with relatives in the communist country. Raul Castro, who took over when little brother Fidel was hospitalized in 2006, said, "We have sent word to the U.S. government...We are willing to discuss everything—human rights,…

By: Alex Leo / April 19, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: The Capital City

Coming down to our nation's capitol for the Presidential Inauguration next Tuesday? Or considering a pleasure trip in the coming months? Don’t let Washington, D.C.’s buttoned-down reputation turn you off—just below the surface lies an unexpectedly fun city laced with edgy pockets and sexy surprises. After all, power can be the ultimate aphrodisiac (as a…

By: Katie Knorovsky / January 15, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: The City Of Love

As the romance capital of the world, Paris has the authority on many sexy things. After all, they did give the world couture dresses, Catherine Deneuve, and, of course, French kissing. Here are our suggestions for getting down in the city of love.

By: Leonora Epstein / December 5, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The City Of Roses

You’ll be struck by the greenery—Forest Park is the largest wilderness park within city limits in the United States, and Washington Park’s rose garden is worth a visit—and the friendly vibe of Portland, Oregon. Straddling the Willamette River, Portland is home to funky bars, a terrific underground music scene, and restaurants that would delight any…

By: Molly Niendorf / November 6, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: London

London needs little introduction. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, high tea at four o’ clock: even on the beaten tourist circuit, this city is a charmer. But it’s also a high-energy international center that manages to be old-world classy and cutting-edge trendy all at the same time. English-speaking and cute accents… how can you go wrong?

By: Lindsay Allen / October 2, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The Finest City

I grew up in San Diego, so I've spent years hearing people say to me, "Oh my GOD, San Diego is the most beautiful city in the United States" and being, like, "Huh? I guess." Growing up in a place often makes it hard to appreciate it's natural beauty so after moving away for college…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 5, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The Big Easy

A new saying is showing up all over New Orleans these days - Soul is waterproof. After 10 minutes in this unique city, you’ll see just how true that is. What keeps the city going post-Hurricane Katrina are its strong roots in family, food and music, as well as the undying belief in another famou…

By: Catherine Bassett / August 14, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The Twin Cities

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota may not be the first place you'd consider to vacay -- after all, isn't the cold basically unbearable for most of the year? Yes -- but you know what they say about people who are forced to hibernate inside for nine months out of the year…

By: Emily Poster / August 1, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The City With The Famous Tea Party

Boston may no longer be the Hub of the Universe, but there’s a lot to offer everyone. Whether you’re into the outdoors or prefer your fun indoors, like it upscale or getting’ down and dirty, Boston has it all.

By: Catherine Bassett / July 17, 2008
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