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Money 101: 5 Tips For Traveling On The Cheap

The temperatures in much of the country are higher than tween hormones at a Justin Bieber concert, and at this point in the summer, my mind is at the beach whether the rest of me is or not. Along with the heat coming off the pavement, though, most of us are also feeling the pressures of a tighter budget. So, when it comes to planning a getaway, how can you order your guilt-free margarita and drink it, too? Not to worry, with the following tips from Debi Hayes, Master Cruise Counselor with Vacation Planning of Atlanta, you can blow town without blowing the budget faster than you can say “on the rocks!” Keep reading »

Check This Out: Colette Ville CD Compilation And Mini Guide

For its latest music release, Parisian cool-kids boutique Colette presents you with Colette Ville, a compilation of too cool for school beats from around the world. If you’re the type who knows what Naag is, subscribes to The Gentlewoman, or has Rodarte on Google Alerts, this is one to check out. In tandem with the CD (this is like a donut-shaped MP3; don’t worry, it’s also on iTunes), Colette has set up a special micro site. Today, we’re devoting our procrastination efforts here, listening to sample tracks from indie groups from hot cities like Seoul, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, and Paris. (Check out the electro track by Diamond Dog in the Berlin section!) Best of all, a bunch of the artists have given Colette a concise list of their local favorites. So now you know what to check out the next time you’re in Tokyo (we wish!) or you might even find an uncovered hipster gem in your own area. [Colette] Keep reading »

WTF! Dirty Underwear Is For Hiding Your Valuables?

The folks over at Sears sure do have a sense of humor. You see, carrying your cash and valuables when traveling adds another level to an already stressful situation. Will the hotel maid go snooping in your luggage? Can someone on the plane slip their hand into your carry-on bag while you’re asleep? Will TSA somehow grab something out of your tote while scanning for explosives? (I still think airport security in Vegas lifted a pair of Cavalli sunglasses when I wasn’t looking.) Well, Sears is selling the perfect solution for hiding your money and valuables while traveling. Dirty underwear! These specially designed drawers have a secret compartment in the fly for stashing whatever you like. But the real kicker is the strategically placed skid marks. Here’s what Sears says about the Brief Safe: “Even the most hardened burglar or most curious snoop will ‘skid’ to a screeching halt as soon as they see them. (Wouldn’t you?)” Um, yes, but I don’t go snooping through people’s stuff anyway. [$12.99, Sears] Keep reading »

5 Necessities To Keep Handy For A Weekend Getaway

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 »

The Lying Down Game: An Unconventional Way To Document Your Travels

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 »

Here’s One Way To Sleep With Models

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 »

A Weekend Bag On A Beach Mission

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.

[$40.00 LuLu's]

Quick Tip Of The Day: How To Get An Aisle And A Window Seat On A Coach Bus

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 »

Lufthansa’s New Tricked-Out Bathrooms Make Joining The Mile High Club Enjoyable

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 »

Money 101: 5 Ways To Find Summer Travel Deals And Steals


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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