Posts tagged "vacation"

Local Travel: 21 Places To Visit In The Midwest This Spring

Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard? If you need a break from the big cities and major sights, hop in the car and take a day trip close to home. No matter where you live in the US, there are tucked-away corners near you…

By: Claire Hannum / April 7, 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

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 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.

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 14, 2014

Cities That Surprise: Las Cruces, New Mexico

“Cities That Surprise” highlights places across America that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever reason. Today, Carrie Murphy explains why Las Cruces, New Mexico, should be on your radar! The southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces is usually a quick stopover for people traveling east or west on I-10. That's a pity.

By: Carrie Murphy / July 31, 2014

Packing Light: 6 Summer Getaway Essentials

Ever notice how when men and women go away for a long weekend, most women arrive with a full-size suitcase and most men a simple backpack? What are we doing wrong? Some women over plan and pack for every possible social event and natural disaster. Others can’t decide what they need and pack their entire…

By: Sophie Leon / July 16, 2014

Here Are The Best And Worst U.S. Cities For Your Summer Travels

I think just about everyone is dreaming of getting out of their hometown for a few days this time of year, plane ticket prices be damned. Luckily for us, WalletHub has ranked 50 US cities for vacationing this summer, and their listing was heavily based on affordability. To determine their list, WalletHub took a look…

By: Claire Hannum / June 7, 2014

Dealbreaker: An Adult Who’s Obsessed With Disney

The day I realized that Kyle and I weren't going to get married was the day he told me how he'd always dreamed of honeymooning at Disneyland Paris. My family was into nature. Most of our vacations were spent hiking through national parks. But Kyle's family went to the same place every single year: Disney…

By: Rachel Brisk / May 30, 2014

The 5 Best Things About Traveling (Besides The Actual Traveling Part)

A few years ago a study came out that said the anticipation of a vacation actually makes people much happier than the vacation itself, and as much as I enjoy traveling, I must admit I find this to be true. I just booked a trip to France, Switzerland, and Iceland for later this year, and I'm…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 13, 2014

When First Class Isn’t Classy Enough: Airline Debuts Private Apartments

Ugh, isn't flying first class the worst? Those luxurious, spacious, reclining seats. The hot towels and free champagne. The flight attendants not treating you like one of the ragged, poverty-stricken suckers in coach. It's just awful. Luckily for anyone who's experienced the plebeian horrors of first class, Etihad Airlines is rolling out a new, higher-end…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 12, 2014

True Story: I’m A Travel Writer Who Has Never Had A Vacation Hookup

I'm a travel writer. I've visited Seoul, Santiago, and Vancouver in the past few months alone. My job sounds pretty glamorous on paper: I get to sample exotic foods, visit locations that others own dream about, and meet people from all over the world. But there is a less glamorous side, too. I usually either travel…

By: Lilit Marcus / May 8, 2014

I Want To Go To There: Saint Lucia’s Hotel Chocolat

As if a gorgeous boutique hotel tucked into the rainforest of a Caribbean island could get any more perfect, what if that hotel was chocolate themed? Such a wonderland exists, and it's called Hotel Chocolat, a luxurious lodging option on the island of St. Lucia, operated by a gourmet chocolate company of the same name. I…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 28, 2014

7 Vacation Destinations To Wild Out With Your Girl Friends

The cavalier girl clan (Leslie Mann + Cameron Diaz + Kate Upton + Nicki Minaj = stoked) in the new film "The Other Woman" (in theaters April 25th -- check out the trailer after the jump!) has us reminiscing about our love (nay, dire need) for booze, beautiful men, and bonding time with our best friends,…

By: Rachelle Hadley / April 24, 2014

Travel Porn: 6 Stunning Rooftop Pools

For me, the phrase "hotel pool" instantly conjures images of overcrowded, over-chlorinated concrete boxes teeming with rowdy kids with nosebleeds, but luckily, the airport Best Westerns of my childhood are not the only options out there. Case in point: the spate of gorgeous, relaxing rooftop pools popping up at swanky hotels across the country. These…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2014

Tell Us: What’s The Best Meal You’ve Ever Eaten While Traveling?

The #1 reason I love to travel is also the #1 reason I love to, umm, be alive: FOOD. Sure, experiencing other cultures is nice, and expanding my horizons, and seeing cool stuff, blah, blah, blah, but when I think back on my most memorable travel moments, nearly all of them involved a truly unforgettable…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 18, 2014

Cities That Surprise: Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon, sits at the mouth of the Columbia River, smack dab between Oregon and Washington, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Judging by location alone, you'd think Astoria would fit the mold of a classic beach town, but if you go there expecting a plethora of pastel ice cream shops and "Life…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 19, 2014

8 Super Fancy Pants Vacations To Blow Your Lottery Winnings On

Congrats! You just won the lottery … you bastard. Now you can finally support that jet-setting lifestyle you've always wanted. After all, you endured the trek to the local 711 and chose your (winning) numbers. You worked hard. You deserve a taste of the good life. If boatloads of money was burning holes in our pockets,…

By: Rachelle Hadley / February 14, 2014

8 Vacation Photos That I Didn’t Share On Instagram

First, let me start by saying that I AM NOT ON VACATION. I am working in another city. That city is Nashville, TN. Right now, Winona is sitting next to me at her living room table. We are drinking Sleepytime tea tea and not talking to each other. That is NOT a vacation. I've come…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 30, 2014

Cities That Surprise: Sedona, Arizona

Disclaimer: if you're averse to anything considered "New Age," Sedona may not be the right vacation spot for you. Strike that, everyone should go there. I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is about a 2 hour drive to Sedona. Scottsdale is about as artificial as you can get when it comes to cities, which…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 7, 2014

Cities That Surprise: Rochester, New York

“Cities That Surprise” highlights places across America that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever reason. Today, Allison Sass tells us why under all that snow, Rochester, New York is a hidden gem! After graduating college, I spent two years living and working in Rochester, NY, a city best known for its now-bankrupt Kodak national…

By: Allison Sass / November 25, 2013
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