When it comes to traveling, the best motto is probably “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” It’s really easy to overwhelm yourself by packing too many things, or making too many plans. But I’ve found the best trips are the ones that are well-conceived but leave a little time for spontaneous fun. There are little things you can do to make the most out of your travel experience — whether you’re going to the next city over, or around the world. After the jump, 26 travel tips that’ll help you get the most out of your next vacation. Keep reading »
Our “The Great Gatsby” obsession just reached a fever pitch: the Plaza Hotel in New York City has debuted a suite that will transport you right to the Roaring Twenties. Filled with grey and sea foam tones, Deco-furniture and chandeliers, the Fitzgerald Suite — so named for The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Fitzgerald — on the hotel’s 18th floor also features a library nook and a built-in bar (natch). The 700-square-foot suite was designed by Catherine Martin, set designer for the upcoming Carey Mulligan/Leonardo DiCaprio “Gatsby” remake. The only problem is that at $2,795 a night, the Frisky staff will only have to pool all our collective rent money to afford it. Boo! Where’s Jay Gatsby when you need him?[New York Times] [Image via NY Times]
Do you have a travel bucket list? It seems like my list of places to go before I kick the bucket gets longer by the day, and this week’s travel theme has me itching to plan my next trip right now. I asked the rest of The Frisky staff to tell me about their dream destinations, and it turns out our lists encompass everywhere from Siberia to Dollywood. Click through to drool over the 20 beautiful places we’re yearning to go, and please share your own travel dreams in the comments (and don’t worry, when it comes to fantasy travel, money is no object!)…
My product stash has a serious case of wanderlust. Cleanser from England, toner from Australia, moisturizer from France — I may not be in any position to travel the world over, exactly, but my skin definitely is. The origins of these 8 products read like a guestbook at the United Nations, so you don’t even have to leave your bathroom to feel exponentially more worldly. Keep reading »
When it comes to people-watching (and its astrological variation: sign spotting!), you really can’t beat the airport. There are so many intriguing people from all over the world converging at the same terminals, food courts, and painfully long security lines. In keeping with the theme of Wanderlust Week, we though it would be fun to do a roundup of how to spot each sign at the airport. Which sign is trying to charm the desk agent into a first class upgrade? Which sign is making a scene at the TSA checkpoint? Which sign just realized they forgot their passport? Read on to find out… Keep reading »
A few weeks into my relationship with “Ben,” I left town for about two months. The week after we moved in together, I left again. Every couple comes into a relationship with baggage, but mine was a little more literal. I’m a travel writer, and my job sends me on the road regularly. As much as it’s awesome to go to Mexico City or Copenhagen to report stories, my on-and-off travel schedule has made it hard to build relationships. And when it came to building a relationship with a dude I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, I had to learn how to make it work – even when “it” was an ocean away.
In some ways, our relationship is just like any other long-distance relationship. We chat on Skype, keep in touch on IM, and make a point of checking in just to talk about normal stuff like what kind of mischief the cat has been up to. But it’s hard to get rid of the guilt I feel when I’m sitting on a beach or in an outdoor café when I know that Ben is chained to his computer at the office or going to boring meetings. Keep reading »
You’re paying hundreds of dollars a night to escape from your lumpy mattress and your cranky neighbors and your mold-stained shower that you don’t feel like cleaning and your pile of laundry that you’re actively trying to avoid. That’s what vacations are for: getting the hell away from reality. And while you’re kiddying up all of your hard-earned savings to have someone leave a mint on your pillow and turn down your sheets, you might as well fuck your brains out on those sheets that you’ll never have to wash. Below, some tips for getting the most bang for your buck in your hotel room. Keep reading »
It’s Wanderlust Week here at The Frisky, and I don’t know about you, but all this travel talk has me itching to plan my next trip! If you’ve got the travel bug but aren’t sure where to venture to next, take this 5-question quiz to find out your travel style, and check out our destination recommendations. Ready? Here we go (remember to keep track of your answers!)…
If you want to travel the world, you need a few things: a passport, money, fabulous sunglasses, and a great bag. From oversized totes to hard shell suitcases, we found 10 awesome carry-on bags that will let you skip the baggage claim crowds and head right to your destination. Click through to check ‘em out!