Hotels

Stay Here: Langham Hotel, Chicago

No Comments 22 May 2014

Located on the banks of the Chicago River right next door to the famed Marina Towers, there’s no doubt about it—when you stay in the Langham Hotel, you know you’re in Chicago. The Langham Hotel opened its doors this past July, with in-room amenities like 55-inch TVs, deep soaking tubs and spa quality toiletries, and of […]

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Budget, Hotels

“Roomer” Your Non-Refundable Hotel Room

No Comments 16 May 2014

Book a hotel stay only to find out at the last minute that your plans have changed? Most hotels have strict no-refund policies, but a new site is helping travelers to get back at least some of their money. Billing themselves as “a Stubhub for hotel rooms,” RoomerTravel.com allows you to list booked hotel rooms […]

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Hotels

Check In Faster with CheckMate

1 Comment 09 May 2014

A new travel app is hoping to streamline the hotel check-in process. CheckMate is a free app that launched in mid-November. Here’s how it works. After downloading the app to your phone, you can set up a CheckMate profile with your name, email and (if you are so inclined) a photo. Hotel reservations can then […]

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Destinations

Randolph Street Market, Chicago

No Comments 01 May 2014

Sure, you could bring home the same old souvenirs from your trip to the Windy City, but why bring home an “I Heart Chicago” T-shirt when you can bring back a handmade good or vintage find to remind you of your trip? Each month, Randolph Street Market in the West Loop opens its doors for […]

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Accessories

Sample Gourmet Goodies with Try the World

No Comments 24 April 2014

Want a taste of Paris without the plane ride? Try the World, a new subscription service, is marketing itself towards foodies who want to experience global locales through hard-to-find snacks. Here’s how it works: subscribers sign up for the program ($45/month) and Try the World sends them a gourmet box of goodies from a different […]

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Destinations

You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Rent Your Own Private Island

1 Comment 21 April 2014

The words “private island” typically conjure up images of multi-millionaires jetting off in private planes. But you don’t have to be a rock star to vacation like one. Private island rentals can be an affordable getaway. For $3,795 a week, guests can rent Pretty Joe Rock, a private tropical island just off of Marathon in […]

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Accessories

Fashion Meets Function: Design Hype’s Metro Cuffs

1 Comment 11 April 2014

From wall art to scarves to perfume, we love surrounding ourselves with things that remind us of our favorite travel destinations. That’s why we had to share our latest discovery—Design Hype’s metro cuff collection. Made from stainless steel, each cuff bracelet is embossed with the subway map of a major city, complete with subway lines, numbers […]

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Kids

Gifts for Young Adventurers: Little Passports

No Comments 10 April 2014

Travel teaches children important lessons about geography and culture. But what’s a parent to do when they want to raise a global citizen on a stay-cation budget? Enter Amy Norman and Stella Ma, both moms, who designed the child-focused monthly subscription service Little Passports as a way to inspire children to learn about the world. […]

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Budget, Restaurants

When Visiting Philly, BYOB

1 Comment 31 March 2014

Eating out can be expensive, especially when you’re traveling and eating at dine-in restaurants two to three times a day. But nothing racks up a restaurant bill faster than adding alcohol to the tab. Luckily for visitors to Philadelphia, the city has a thriving BYOB culture where restaurants that allow you to bring your own […]

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Accessories

Power-up with Brunton’s Portable Generator

No Comments 14 March 2014

Just because you planned a vacation to commune with nature, it doesn’t mean you want to be completely off the grid. Luckily for those who travel beyond the threshold of easily accessible electrical outlets, there’s the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor to help you keep some of your creature comforts. Here’s how it works: the portable device […]

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