Posts tagged "travel"

I Want To Go To There: This Cave Is So Big It Has Its Own Climate

Nestled beneath Vietnam's Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is the Sơn Đoòng Cave, the largest in the world. Sơn Đoòng was discovered in just 1990 and has developed its own climate, complete with rain clouds. When area farmer Ho Khanh first came across the cave all those years ago, it was like a scene from…
By: Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

Travel Porn: 10 Winter Wonderlands Around The World

Got the winter blues? Pay a visit to one of these real-life snowglobes -- or just use them as a little wanderlust daydreaming fodder. In reality you may be scraping off your car at 6 a.m. as the bitter wind threatens to blow your hat into the street; but in your mind's eye, you're cupping a hot beverage as you…
By: Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

Wanderlust: Finding Community While Traveling Alone

I was casually strolling down a sunny Hawaiian street in the small town of Captain Cook alongside a new girlfriend I hadmade a few weeks earlier, when a man pulled his truck over just behind us and tried to get our attention. My immediate response was to ignore him and continue walking, immersed in our…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 23, 2015

Wanderlust: A Pit Stop At The ER & Why You Should Travel With Health Insurance

The only thing I didn't consider when planning this solo traveling adventure is that I might end up in hospital. Sadly, I did. I woke up in a pool of my own blood a few nights ago and was faced with a difficult choice: Do I go to the ER (which would be ridiculously expensive…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 9, 2015

Wanderlust: 8 Types Of Guys To Avoid On An Island Vacation

Solo traveling can be a great opportunity to meet cool adventurers, especially for single ladies looking to spice up their love lives or have a little fun with dudes with foreign accents. Yes, travel dating can certainly have perks! Exotic locations make for perfect date options, the island breeze brings a nice calm and there…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 2, 2015

Wanderlust: I’m Not Afraid To Travel Alone

I am traveling alone through the islands of Hawaii and I am a young woman. I am not worrying about getting raped every moment of my journey, unlike writer Tara Burton, who wrote about her fears in an article for Salon called "Dangers of Traveling While Female." I don't feel as if my…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / January 23, 2015

Dream Or Nightmare: Suspended Balcony Pools

The Bandra Ohm residential building in Mumbai, India, which will begin construction next year, will include a private balcony pool for each its 100 condos. Each 70-square-foot pool will be made of aquarium-grade acrylic and feature a view of the ocean and nearby marina, but it's also mildly terrifying. Sure, it's a trade-up from the…
By: Claire Hannum / January 12, 2015

The Grand Canyon Became A Winter Wonderland This New Year’s

On the morning of New Year's Day, the Grand Canyon received a perfect dusting of crisp snow, transforming the already-gorgeous park into a wintry paradise. National Park Service staff members captured stunning photos of the snowstorm's aftermath including panorama shots, which you can see more of here. What a magical start to the…
By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015

Here’s The Happiest Country In The World

Gallup's annual worldwide End Of Year survey interviewed over 64,000 people from 65 countries and asked them, among other things, whether they were happy with their lives. Despite how terribly world events played out in 2014, the world was 10 percent…
By: Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015

Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness. The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the car…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014

7 Things That Will Happen When You’re Home For The Holidays

You get off the airplane and into the backseat of your dad's car and say to yourself, "Why the heck did I ever leave this place?" Everything is exactly how you remember it. Your childhood room is still stuffed with decorations from sophomore year of high school. A ratty desktop computer with dial up Internet, a…
By: Huffington Post Women / December 22, 2014

Listen To These Audiobooks On Your Flight Home For The Holidays

Now that "Serial" is over, what the hell are you going to listen to on your flight back to your family's house for the holidays? My flight from New York City to my mom's house is surprisingly quick, but it's just long enough for boredom to start creeping in if you don't come prepared with…
By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2014

Admit It, At Some Point You’ve Been Tempted To Start An Airplane Brawl Like This One

I kid, but this is actually terrible: yesterday, a brawl broke out between three women on an Air China flight from Chongqing to Hong Kong over a crying baby. Two women were woken up mid-flight by crying, so they confronted the baby's mom, a 27-year-old woman named Chan Juan Sung. I'm going to take a wild…
By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Jetsetting Travel Enthusiast

Got a travel fanatic in your life? Here's what to get them this holiday season!
By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2014

16 Tips For Flying On The Worst Travel Day Of The Year

The day before Thanksgiving is by and large the worst day of the year to travel. It's one of the busiest (if not the busiest) and to make this year even tougher, the East Coast is expected to be hit with snow. If bad weather causes flight delays in the Northeast, prepare yourself for a domino…
By: Claire Hannum / November 26, 2014

16 Weekender Bags For Your Next Getaway

In the hierarchy of bags, the weekender is an oft-overlooked gem. That's a bummer, because when a regular purse won't do, it's the perfect midsize stand-in for the gym, work, and of course, a weekend jaunt. Shopping for them always makes me daydream of some spontaneous getaway scenario in which I decide to head somewhere…
By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2014

Travel Porn: 14 Tucked Away Beaches To Dream About This Winter

With winter rearing its ugly head, it's about time we all start lusting over a beach vacation -- especially the kind that inspires us to seek out the more pristine and preserved gems nature has to offer, even if they're slightly off the beaten path. Whether you're just practicing your daydreaming or making concrete travel…
By: Claire Hannum / November 20, 2014

I Want To Go To There: Van Gogh-Inspired Bike Path Lights Up Dutch Town

Artist Daan Roosegaarde paid the ultimate tribute to Vincent Van Gogh by installing a glowing bike path inspired by his "Starry Night" painting. The path sits in the Dutch town of Eindhoven, near Van Gogh's former home. The area's scenery served as inspiration for many Van Gogh's works, and in turn, Roosegaarde's creatio…
By: Claire Hannum / November 18, 2014

Cities That Surprise: Lyon, France

Lyon, France is often referred to as "Little Paris," but after spending a few days there last month, I would like to propose some other potential nicknames that more accurately capture the character of this city, and its relationship to Paris: "Kinder, gentler, cheaper Paris" "Paris for beginners" "Paris without the suffocating pee smell" And…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 13, 2014

Couple Gets Married On An Airplane, Cuteness Ensues

Here's a life dream status situation or a wedding disaster depending on your travel preferences - couple Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart married in the middle of a Southwest Airlines flight. Coven and Stewart travel regularly for work, so they pooled their many frequent flier miles to get themselves and 30 wedding guests onto a flight from Nashville…
By: Claire Hannum / November 6, 2014
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