Category Archives: Travel

Grooming and Skincare Items to Get This Spring

Spring has sprung, and that means its time for spring cleaning! After you go through and throw out old bottles and tubes of your skincare and grooming products (or ones with just a couple squirts left), these are the news items what you should fill your soon-to-be empty cabinets and drawers with to help you look and feel good:

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Chile Travel Photo Diary

I recently got to publish two stories on my travels in Chile on Travel + Leisure online, and was happy to finally see them live and be shared around. One was on reasons to visit the capital Santiago, and the other on Chilean cuisine throughout the country. After working on the piece and selecting photos for it, it made me want to share other moments I haven’t gotten around to sharing yet. Hopefully going to do more of these again and at least twice a month. Anyways, hopefully these moments in Chile from Santiago to Valle Nevado and the Elqui Valley will inspire you to visit:


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Best Neighborhoods to Stay In During Your Miami Getaway

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If you’re starting to feel the effects of the mid-February winter blues then you’re not alone. You might be struggling to decide where to spend your upcoming—and well-deserved—spring vacation and there’s one place that can solve this question: Miami. One of the top vacation destinations in the United States, Miami offers not only its world-renowned beaches but also a thriving nightlife, warm tropical weather, and a variety of mouthwatering cuisines. It’s no wonder that millions of tourists flock to the city each year. With this list of the best neighborhoods to stay in during your getaway to the sunshine state, all you’ll have to worry about is packing your swim trunks and shades. Read the rest of this entry

8 Gifts to Give Travelers (or Gift Yourself) This Season

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Because, ’tis the season! With just over a week before Christmas, here are some wonderful gifts to pick up for your friends, family, partners, Secret Santas, or anyone else who has the travel bug that you are shopping for this holiday season. And if you’re all done with your shopping list, why not pick up yourself a treat for your next trip?

Partnering with UncommonGoods this holiday, find out about the above selects below and more ideas! Read the rest of this entry

13 of the World’s Best Observation Decks

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Just last year, the One World Observatory opened in New York City provided a new view to the city for the public. Along with the observatory at OWTC, the Big Apple is home to a couple other major attractions for high altitude views (the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building). NYC is undoubtedly the city for urban observation decks, but there are other elevated sightseeing platforms and structure also worth visit. Here are 13 bucket-list worthy observation decks from around world over: Read the rest of this entry

How to Get Free Uber Airport Rides This Holiday Season

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This holiday season through New Year’s Eve, you can get two free rides from the airport thanks to Uber and American Express!

While on my way back north from Miami today, I got an email from Uber about its new holiday promotion that grants users with an American Express credit card two free rides from various airports in the U.S. up to $65 each. I tried it out today, and it covered the entire cost of my trip from LGA to Grand Central. In case you didn’t get this email (looks like sent out to those in the NYC area, Chicago, Houston, Boston and DC), find out below how it works:

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11 of the Most Beautiful Mountains in the World

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Photo: Andrew Villagomez

Because #nature, and since nothing is more stunning than a gorgeous mountain, but a bunch of them. Check out some of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountains below: Read the rest of this entry

Beautiful, Tropical Destinations You Don’t Need A Passport To Visit

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While disembarking from an international flight can feel lovely, realizing you have to spend an hour waiting in line at customs can be a real let down. Since nothing beats waltzing right through the airport terminal and into tropical escape, here are a few stunning tropical destinations that U.S. citizens can visit without a passport: Read the rest of this entry

Once Upon a Time at Manchester Pride 2016: PHOTOS

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After years of traveling to the England, I’ve finally got the chance to explore a city beyond London, and I decided to make it Manchester for its annual Pride weekend (known as The Big Weekend – and boy was it a big one!). Unsure what to expect when I arrived, I boarded my train from London after spending a week there (more to come on that), and arrived into the Manchester Piccadilly station. I followed the gaggle of gays that were on my two-hour train ride to make sure I was headed out the right direction, and my instinct proved me right. I was literally welcomed by a sea of rainbows flags at the station and in the city center.

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A short walk down from the station (and really close to the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre), was one of the entrances to the four-day Pride festival at the famous Canal Street (the heart of the gay village in the city). The Village is both party central for the festival weekend (and year-round for the community). Hundreds of the LGBT community were outside celebrating almost nonstop all weekend long. Check out photos from the festival below, as well as the parade (which had 150 participating in the parade and thousands of spectators):

 

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Amsterdam Photo Diary (Plus How To Layer For Cool Summer Travel)

Earlier this summer I got to venture back to Amsterdam, and it was like a whole different place compared to my cold, rainy first time in the fall. Traveling with Gray Line Worldwide (which just recently released an inspo video on the destination – plus a contest!), we got to explore a lot of the city (and nearby the city) – both as locals do and as visitors might. Check out the adventure below, plus see how you can layer for crisp summer mornings or destinations such as Amsterdam that can have cool air in the summer:

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