The worst part about the snowpocalypse was that no one was prepared for it. If I had known that Ed Westwick was going to be stranded at the airport in Iceland for 48 hours, I would have been waiting there to “entertain” him. But alas, the “Gossip Girl” bad boy “walked into the duty-free shop and bought a bottle of vodka.” Swoon. He was stranded when his flight to London got snowed in and according to a spy, “he looked like hell.” That’s my kind of hell. [NY Post]
But Westwick wasn’t the only celeb who got stranded in the snowpocalypse, catch the others after the jump! Keep reading »
I’m planning a big trip to Europe next summer. The only problem is that I am pretty much useless at planning anything more long term than a few hours from right now. So far I’ve saved a little money, written down a few goals, and that’s pretty much it. When I told my friend Lynn, a seasoned traveler, that I was having trouble getting started, she gave me a great tip… Keep reading »
If you live on the East Coast or are trying to travel to there, chances are you’re stranded at the airport at this very moment. Thank you, Snowpocalypse! I too was stranded at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Luckily, Mom and Dad bailed me out and now I’m just stranded at their house, but that’s another post. I made the very best of my time in airport exile — find out how you can too! Keep reading »
Indian weddings are beautiful. I missed my sister’s by just a few days. I couldn’t make up my mind whether to join her and her Canadian boyfriend in Goa, where I could complete my yoga training certificate in a country where men significantly outnumber women, or to stay home in the Brooklyn apartment I shared with four equally unemployed strangers, and where I was without a car, a boyfriend, or a shred of hope. I had to weigh my options, so I was a bit delayed.
That’s how I missed Leky’s lavish Hindu puja ceremony, where she wed a guy she had actually met years ago at a Buddhist monastery, and who she had run into again by chance half a decade later while she was tooling around India.
Their love is a beautiful story. Mine, not so much. Keep reading »
It’s become a reflex to knock the new TSA body scanning procedures, but I think this New Republic does it in the most creative way possible. It’s the Statue of Liberty, as you’ve never seen her. Keep reading »
I’ve said it a million times, but I’ll say it again: I love kids. But being stuck on a six-hour flight with a squalling toddler right behind me, killing my enjoyment of my millionth bag of peanuts and whatever crap movie is on, totally sucks. But is a screaming infant so annoying that I might pay extra for a seat on a child-free flight? Apparently, I might have the option, as some fliers are calling upon airlines to offer kid-free flights — or “family only” sections — so that their travel experience can be temper tantrum-free. Keep reading »
The holidays are fast-approaching, and that means it’s time for you to get out of town. The Sak Artist Circle Convertible Weekender will hold enough clothes and toiletries for a quick getaway, and the soothing prints, created by artists who share the Sak’s philosophy of spreading peace and harmony, will hopefully calm you when dealing with annoying relatives. You won’t be able to carry this weekender to the dining table, but looking at it will remind you that you do get to go back to your place eventually.
We suppose it’s a little weird to be writing about wanting a book — but if you’ve read even a tiny excerpt of Rachel Shukert’s impossibly funny travel memoir, Everything Is Going to Be Great, you’ll understand. We started reading a copy of Shukert’s second book over the weekend at a friend’s house, but only made it halfway through — and now we can’t wait to finish it. Shukert’s hilarious tales of bungled travels abroad feature odd places, weird delicacies and even stranger men. It’s basically Eat, Pray, Love‘s younger, more fun sister (with a probable alcohol problem).
My boyfriend and I are trying to plan a romantic getaway over Thanksgiving, so we spent our Saturday internet-researching possible destinations and hotels. Near the top of our list was Istanbul, so to get a better feeling for the city, we checked out some videos from the Lonely Planet travel
guides. Here’s what we found: a crazy Istanbul cabbie who belly dances while driving (and outside your window while in traffic) and performs insane stunts. Check it out for a good Monday morning chuckle. (And for the record: we’ve whittled it down to Prague and Lisbon—the dancing cabbie had nothing to do with crossing Istanbul off the list.) [YouTube
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