Posts tagged "traveling"

Wanderlust: On Failing Plans & Learning To Move On

I arrived on The Big Island on the night before New Year’s Eve. It was the cheapest day to fly and even though I would’ve preferred to spend the holidays with family and friends, I really wanted to start my travel adventures on a fiscally responsible note. Which also made me decide to get o…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 17, 2015

I Want To Go There: An Airplane Hotel High Above The Costa Rican Jungle

There’s first class and then there’s FIRST CLASS.

Joining the mile high club just got so much easier thanks to the genius who decided to turn an emptied-out Boeing airplane from the 1960s into a hotel suite situated high above the Costa Rican jungle.

Katie Oldenburg / October 14, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Tales Of An American Mom Traveling Abroad

I’ve been out of the country for the past two weeks, spending almost the entirety of that time in Israel. Along the way, I’ve learned some interesting things about taking an extended global trip while parenting.

Contrary to what you might think, there are some pretty sweet perks to traveling with a child.

Avital Norman Nathman / June 6, 2014

11 Things You Need To Do While Studying Abroad

If you don’t want to hear a rambling soliloquy of stories that have nothing to do with you, don’t ask me about Australia. Not only will I blabber about about it for hours on end to anyone that asks (or doesn’t), I will try to strike up a conversation with any stranger in my near…

Alyson Penn / August 7, 2013

10 Travel Apps To Make Any Trip Better

Smartphones are a way of life these days. I take mine everywhere, and look at it approximately 3,458 times a day. With so much time and attention lavished on our mobile phones, isn’t it about time they did something useful for us? As we come to the end of our two weeks of wanderlusting, we’ve…

Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2013

Who’s Your Favorite Person To Travel With, And Why?

Traveling with the right person or group can turn even a weekend at the beach into an unforgettable experience. On the other hand, traveling with the wrong person can turn the trip of your dreams into a total nightmare. We’ve made an extensive list of the pros and cons of different travel partners before, but i…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2013

Our Favorite Travel Books: How To Travel The World In $20 Or Less

I love traveling — it’s basically why I work. That, and to feed my cat. But sometimes it’s difficult to scrape together enough money to get on your way — plane tickets are murderously expensive and it can be impossible to take time off work. And that’s why, when I’ve gone through a stretch of…

Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2013

How To Pick Up A Guy When You’re In A Foreign Country And Barely Speak The Same Language

Traveling to another country is always exciting. This is especially true if you go alone. You’re out there yucking it up solo, living your life and maybe even doing things that you wouldn’t do back home. You are you, but the vacation version of you. And what does the vacation version of you do? Take…

Amanda Chatel / February 15, 2013

What Are Your Best Packing Tips And Secrets?

So I’m heading to London today for the Olympics! But before I head out, I have to do one thing — pack. And I’m terrible at it. My general packing philosophy is to shove all of my favorite clothes into my bag and hope that somehow they create enough outfits. It means I don’t carry…

Julie Gerstein / August 2, 2012

It’s Like A Chic Snuggie

Planes, trains and automobiles — we know you’re a jetsetting girl (even if you’re just jetting to Grandma’s to say hi). But instead of wearing a bulky coat and carrying all your crap in a purse, try this “sleeper hoodie” from Burton. There’s internal pockets for a passport and tickets, as well as a pocket…

Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2011

Free Sephora Samples + Beauty Packing Tips

Who doesn’t love a freebie? Until tomorrow (hurry up!), you can pick five free samples with your Sephora order. Even better, the selection is travel-friendly and includes tiny packages of essentials like Bliss Body Butter, designer eau de toilette, Laura Geller foundation, and PHYTO Phyto 9 nourishing hair cream (our favorite for fried beach hair).

Leonora Epstein / August 3, 2009

Confessions Of An Over-Packer

I sort of have a packing problem. In theory you don’t need all that much for a weekend away, it’s only two or three days after all. I always start out very organized and plan my outfits to save space by avoiding redundancy. This forces me to think of what I will need, and that’…

Ali Jawin / July 5, 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…

Ali Jawin / June 27, 2009

Crave: “That’s Mine” Luggage Tags

These Flight 001 tags make your luggage easy to spot with their “That’s Mine” or “Not Yours” print. They’re made of a recyclable, eco-friendly material that won’t tear or stain. And at $12 for a set of 10, they won’t break the bank. [$12, Flight 001]…

Annika Harris / July 7, 2008