Whether it’s summer, winter, spring or fall, you never know when you’re going to be invited for a weekend getaway with friends or that cute guy you’ve been seeing. Either way, there are certain things that should always be in your weekend bag, ready to go. Keep reading »
You’re backpacking through Europe, snapping photo after photo of historical landmarks and luscious scenery, when suddenly you realize: all of your pictures look the same. You’re sick of standing awkwardly in front of museums. Why don’t you just lie down? Click. The latest travel trend is the Lying Down Game (LDG). Started by Gary Clarkson and Christian Langdon, the game has taken off with travelers all over the world and you can now see tourists having someone take a picture of them lying on the ground almost everywhere. There are even rules to the game: The palms of your hands must be flat against your sides, and the tips of your toes must point toward the ground. You can’t even lie on your back: your face must be down. Weird, right? The point is to add a little humor to your traveling adventures and to confuse onlookers. Imagine someone’s shock when you ask politely, “Excuse me. Can you take a picture for me?” and proceed to lie face down in front of them at a scenic mountain overlook. Just keep your mouth closed — the ground is dirty. [Lying Down Game] Keep reading »
For guys who want to get with supermodels, they may have a new way to up their league: Book a room at Fashion 26, the new “model hotel” located in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Geared towards working fashionistas, Fashion 26 offers special deals to modeling agencies and has no limit or fees on how many beauties can share a room.
Non-models can stay there, too. The hotel has packages for “normal” people who, according to Guest of a Guest, “are promised at least a shoulder rub with models.” Sounds kind of like the premise for a bad porno movie if you ask us. Then again, if you’re looking to live out your Cindy Crawford fantasies, be our guest. (Although, we can promise you that she and just about any other top model won’t be booked there.) [Wyndham via Guest of a Guest] Keep reading »
Finding a tote that’s affordable, stylish, and large enough to fit all your beach essentials is rare. The More to Love Handbag fits all three requirements. Made of natural burlap (with a bit of sparkly gold thread), there’s no need to worry about suntan oil spillage ruining it. Plus, the pleated shape means it expands without looking bulky. Even if you’re not headed to the beach, this bag is perfect for any summer weekend getaway.
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and it’s time to get away. Traveling by bus is easy and cheap, but those seats can be pretty cramped. One seat is hardly enough for one person, so I often employ this trick I learned back in college to make sure the seat next to mine empty. Arrive earlier than your departure time, so you can be in front of the other passengers. Once you board the bus, grab a seat near the front. Stick a bag under or in front of the window seat. Then, sit in the aisle seat. As the other passengers board, they’ll assume you have a companion and that there are more empty seats in the back. This is quite a deceptive trick, but trust me, there are some true weirdos who ride coach buses, and you don’t want to start your trip off badly. Keep reading »
Some airlines are trying to keep their customers out of the bathroom by making them pay to use the loo (cruel!). Lufthansa’s restrooms, on the other hand, might just be the best part of the aircraft. The German airline has just refurbished its first class cabin, adding a lavatory that rivals our own with sleek fixtures, a minimalist, streamlined design and even a spacious changing area. We wonder if the nice, roomy facilities will aid in expanding the membership of the Mile High Club? Lufthansa has to be aware of the risks, right? C’mon, there’s even a couch in there! You make it too easy! [Core 77] Keep reading »
Just because we’re in a recession doesn’t mean you can’t get your vacation kicks. On the contrary, when the tourism industry is suffering, deals are to be had. Check out the best ways to score big and save money on your summer travel plans.
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Design porn: the Pantone Hotel just opened in Brussels, and its rooms feature decor based on Pantone paint colors. Best of all, this sleek design hotel is actually affordable, with some accommodations priced less than $100 per night! [Pantone Hotel] Keep reading »
Add this to the list of things you don’t need—an Yves Saint Laurent travel adapter, which costs an astonishing $450. So what does this baby do? The gadget lets you convert nearly any plug you’ve got to fit the power outlets of 150 countries. So … when you’re in Israel and need to plug in your Russian hairdryer, you’ll be all set. [T Magazine Blog] Keep reading »
A quick glance around any airplane is often an assault to your eyes. Whether too short, too tight, too sloppy, or too much, travelers are highly susceptible to putting on clothes inappropriate for their journey. Though it’s taken years, I think I’ve finally mastered the art of dressing for a long flight. It requires a subtle balancing act between comfort and style, as well as an understanding that flip-flops and a miniskirt simply don’t suit on an eight-hour plane ride. Keep reading for tips to keep you happy and adorable all the way to your destination. Keep reading »