5 Travel Videos to Get You Ready for Columbus Day Weekend
There are just two more work days until Columbus Day weekend and we hope you’ve got Monday off like we do! To prep for the long weekend, we’ve been brushing up on all our best travel tips, including ways to efficiently pack a carry-on and how to look refreshed after stepping off a plane. Keep reading for our jet-setting advice and bon voyage!
Yoga Poses for Travelers with Tara Stiles
I’m completely in favor of skipping exercise for the long weekend, but the truth is that I always feel better after a little yoga (even if it’s only a couple of minutes). These easy poses from our favorite yoga-lebrity, Tara Stiles, can be done anywhere.
How To: Look Great After a Long Flight
It’s hard to look presentable after traveling, but this makeup routine will have you looking your best no matter whether you’re commuting by plane, train, or automobile.
10 Travel Essentials from OscarPRGirl
Globe-trotting social media darling OscarPRGirl shares her top 10 travel essentials (as in the 10 things I’ll be adding to my packing list ASAP).
How to Pack Your Carry-On
Organizational guru Melanie Charlton shares her advice on packing superefficiently. Since I’m not a fan of checking a bag, nothing could be more useful than knowing how to properly pack a carry-on.
Birchbox: Top 4 In-Flight Beauty Tips
Here are our top four tips for surviving a long flight—from the best thing to wear, the products you need to stay hydrated and happy, and much more.
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For June, our theme is wanderlust and we could think of no better person to wax poetic on foreign adventures than Kate Thorman, a professional travel writer. Kate’s impressive credentials include being an editor for Mr. & Mrs. Smith as well as the host/producer of the web-based travel and food program The Innocents Abroad. (In fact, she’s actually the cofounder of the show’s production company Abbott & West.) If you think you had the itch to explore before, we can guarantee that you’ll be ready to pull the trigger and book your next plane ticket after reading her travel-savvy posts this week.
After too many trips lugging a 50-pound bag from bus to subway to walking across a city, I realized I had to pare down my packing. I certainly don’t abide by the ‘leave half of what you want to take’ rule, but I do have a few pieces that I use as a base for each trip. Sometimes, on a quick trip, I might even just stick to these basics:
We have a deep, abiding love for all things fashion, which is why we often turn to stylish online boutique ModCloth to snag everything from chunky, bold bracelets to fancy frocks. This week, we asked the ModCloth fashion mavens to impart some of their style wisdom to us—and therefore you.
1. Bathing Beauty One Piece in Black 2. Greeted Under the Veranda Dress 3. Wherever You Wander Backpack in Sunshine 4. Holding Pattern Makeup Bag 5. Make the Gradient Sunglasses 6. Matinee Marathon Sandal
Everyone back East thinks that just because I live in California, it’s rainbows and sunshine all the time. If only! In San Francisco, where ModCloth is based, we’re lucky if the thermometer breaks 65 degrees—even during the height of summer. So, just like my East Coast friends, I’m pining for a long-awaited winter getaway somewhere warm. And what better way to get in the mood for sun, surf, and sand than by planning my packing list for my dream vacation?
Despite spending five years working at a travel magazine, I have always been a pretty slapdash packer. I know the tricks — I just rarely use them. (I’m also pretty bad with airline miles and rewards programs, just in case you were wondering.) But I recently discovered a brand that has inspired me to step up my packing: Tili Bags. They’re simple but genius: heavy duty zip and seal bags printed in an array of festive patterns. They come in two sizes: small, which is perfect for toiletries, jewelry, belts, etc., and large, which fits rolled-up clothing perfectly. Thanks to these little bags, I’m heading to L.A. this afternoon with a very neatly packed suitcase. See evidence above!
Also in my suitcase: My don’t-go-anywhere-without-it Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint, which recently won an Allure Best in Beauty award. Try it and you’ll never go back.