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Tripping Out: The Top 10 Dos And Don’ts Of Vacationing Together

After two and half years together and a few short domestic trips, my now-husband and I put our relationship to the test with a two-week jaunt through China. Sure, hiking the Great Wall, braving squatter toilets, and eating breakfast with chopsticks were all an adventure, but the real challenge of vacationing together was spending every minute together for 15 days straight. If you think your relationship is up to the test, do yourself (and him) a favor by following my hard-learned tips after the jump…
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The Frisky Guidebook: The Mile-High City

Maybe it’s the altitude. Or all the hard-bodied, active, young folks sauntering around. Or maybe it’s the fact that the city is exactly one mile high. Regardless, Denver has come into its own as a city that demands the nation’s attention (perfectly proven by the recent kick-ass DNC event). If you’re lucky enough to visit D-Town, don’t just hotfoot it to the mountains; take a few days to explore the city. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to discover why the natives like to do it at 5,280 feet. Keep reading »

The Frisky Guidebook: The Holy City

Don’t let the old moniker fool you, what Charlestonians worship the most is a good party. At its busiest during wedding season and the summer months, this tourist town is worth visiting year-round with various festivals, galas, events and shows. The climate is often blessed with bouts of 70-degree weather in the dead of winter, ensuring that there is a party going on somewhere every single night of the week in any given month. Keep reading »

The Frisky Guidebook: Sin City North

Only a few hours away from both New York City and Boston, there are always plenty of Americans visiting Montreal for its reputation as Canada’s Sin City, as well as for its fab European influence. With strip clubs and sex shops galore—not to mention the gay-friendly vibe, drag queens, French food, and beer with higher alcohol content—Montreal can easily intoxicate your senses. Here are some of our suggestions for a weekend jaunt to La Belle Ville. Keep reading »

The Frisky Guidebook: The Emerald City

Seattle’s got Starbucks, Microsoft, grunge, and yes, lots of rain. But it’s also got a whole lot more than that. There’s your standard tourist fare in the form of the Space Needle, Seattle Center and Frank Gehry’s monster of a museum, Experience Music Project, among others. But dig in a little deeper and you’ll find some hidden doors, some sultry sweet spots and some spectacular waterways. Here’s our guide to Seattle’s sexier side. Keep reading »

JetBlue Rolls Out “All You Can Fly”

Pack your bags, clear your schedule and bust out the fake tanner! From September 8 to October 8, JetBlue is offering an “All You Can Jet” package for the bargain-basement price of $599, taxes and fees included. People who sign up get a month of unlimited travel—no blackout dates or restricted flights—to 56 cities across the U.S. You’ve gotta reserve a pass by August 21, which gives you about a week to figure out what excuse you’re going to give your boss when you decide to take off for a month. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

Skimpy Speedos Banned At UK Resort

First, France bans topless sunbathing. Now this! OK, maaaaaaybe this is a publicity stunt, but Alton Towers, a UK resort with a bitchin’ water park, has banned guys from wearing Speedos and other tight swimming trunks. According to Yahoo, Speedos are now verboten in order to maintain a “family friendly” atmosphere and to “prevent further embarrassment among members of the public.” It’s unclear whether it’s the dignity of the Speedo-wearers or the gentle eyes of Speedo-oglers that the resort endeavors to protect. Alton Towers bosses recommended their male guests wear board shorts instead, and said skimpy skivvies are “more suited to Spain than Staffordshire,” which sounds like a ringing endorsement of Spain to me. [Yahoo UK] Keep reading »

Confessions Of An Over-Packer

I sort of have a packing problem. In theory you don’t need all that much for a weekend away, it’s only two or three days after all. I always start out very organized and plan my outfits to save space by avoiding redundancy. This forces me to think of what I will need, and that’s where I go wrong. How can I possibly pack for all the potential occasions, weather, activities, meals? There so many possibilities I just can’t plan for. I don’t know where to begin, or more appropriately, I just don’t know where to stop. That’s why I am doing a serious inventory of what one actually needs for a summer weekend away… scratch that, what a slightly obsessive fashion lovin’ gal “needs” to pack for a weekend away. Keep reading »

The Pale Girl’s Guide To Summer Travel

I am not a vampire, though my reactions to the sun might make you think otherwise. Tragically, I have a mild allergy to the sun, so beach holidays aren’t really my thing. I tried to fight the fates for a while and burned and blistered my way through the Caribbean and Miami. But after my last hospitalization in a remote Mexican hospital run by old-school nuns and with chickens running about, I decided to embrace my paleness and flock to find others of my kind. Due to all the hoopla about bikinis, beach hair and self-tanner, I neglected the possibility of locales that didn’t require a beach bod or SPF-100—until now. Here are a bunch of locations so fabulous even sun-lovers might be tempted to grab their umbrellas and galoshes. Keep reading »

Your Hotel Awaits…

Imagine your ideal vacay. Now, quick, what are you doing? How do you feel? What does your room look like? If you’re anything like me, vacation means design-savvy hotel, great food, lots of post-dinner stuffed-to-the-gills walks and nice weather. For you it may entail hiking the Appalachian Trail in Asheville, or standing atop Peak 9 in Breckenridge on a cold, sunny morning. Or maybe it’s just heading down to the white-sand beach at 9 a.m. and not leaving until diner. For all those people out there that travel based on emotion and how a place feels and makes them feel, listen up: You can now book a hotel by surveying those thoughts. Hotels.com now provides a search website that appeals to the senses—it’s called, not so cleverly, “The Visualiser.“ (One word on it though: It’s still in try-out format and was made to be test-driven in the UK, so the hotel prices are in pounds, but you get the idea anyways!) Keep reading »

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