All posts tagged: Travel

Dear China

Originally posted on Reverse Retrograde:
Dear China, I miss you. I miss you more than I would have thought. Thank you for flipping my narrative on its head. Thank you for the craziness and the chaos that you seamlessly fold into the beauty of your country. Thank you for the challenge. I never would have known that the One Child Policy was not particularly enforced. I would never have known how open and honest and straight-talking your people are. I would never have known that you are such a rich and green and bustling place. I find myself missing you, but I don’t exactly know why. Our time together was not good. We struggled, you and I. I miss your contradictions in the face of those in Korea. I miss your open and entrepreneurial spirit. I believe, honestly, that you alone embody the American Dream these days. Maybe the fact that nobody ever knows what the fuck is going on makes you flexible. You are an ancient civilisation with a modern life. This amateur historian…

More Things To Do In The Steel City

Originally posted on for the love of nike :
After spending Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh, I have a few more travel tips for ya. (Just in case you didn’t get your fill from this one or this one.) Where to Stay: Hotel Monaco: This trendy spot is in a fun location downtown. It’s filled with whacky art, and if you’re there when the weather is accommodating, there’s a great rooftop bar. We had brunch at The Commoner on the lower level. It’s a fun place to grab a drink or make your own at the bloody mary bar. The Westin Convention Center: We stayed here the same night we went to the Penguins game, so it was quite convenient. (The weird reflective bean hanging thing pictured below is from their lobby.) What to Do: As I’ve said many times before, I love the Carnegie Museum of Art. This go-round, I got to talk to a parrot in the Hélio Oiticica exhibit. There’s also a room filled with hammocks where you can hang out and jam to Jimi…

Along The Way… Surprise! Another Castle!

Originally posted on HilaryStyle:
No matter how much time we allow in a given place we always seem to run out and it was no different when we visited the Scottish Highlands, for the second time! I hope we will find our way back someday as we barely scratched the surface.  However, places to go and things to see… Scotland’s Flower The Thistle Blair Castle – Blair Atholl 126 KM from Inverness and exactly halfway to Edinburgh Driving along in what seemed like the middle of nowhere Scotland we came across what looked like a shopping mall. It was called the House of Bruar and it turned out to be just that! This seemed like a great place to get out, stretch our legs, and have a meal. Upon further inspection we discovered a really nice self-service restaurant, food markets, flower stalls, house wares, clothing and more! As we were leaving we noticed a sign for Blair Castle. We were in a bit of a hurry, but just like there’s always room for cheesecake, there’s always time for a castle! Dating back 700 years, Blair Castle…

Bali: The Legian

Originally posted on travelux:
The Legian Bali really made me enjoy my quick holiday on Bali. The property offers not only brillant pools and very nice suites, but comes with a service, which is out of this world! My first impressions could hardly be any better. Stay tuned for an extensive review here on traveluxblog!

Do Yourself a Favor and Buy That Damn Plane Ticket Already

Originally posted on infinite satori:
“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.  I spent a large part of my youth traveling the world as a hippie. And what money did I have then? None. I barely had enough to pay for my fare. But I still consider those to have been the best years of my youth.The great lessons I learned has been precisely those that my journeys had taught me.” -Paulo Coelho I know you. You look through countless of travel blogs, browse through the travel section of the bookstore, read Lonely Planet guidebooks, and National Geographic magazines. You’re in love with city maps, atlases, and globes. You get shivers down your spine when you run your fingers down the tiny blood veins on a map as if it was breathing and coming alive. And it says to you, “Buy a god damn ticket and explore me.” But you don’t, because you look out the window and you’re in the 22nd floor of a building and your sitting in your cubicle with a deadline…

How to Spend One Week in Barcelona

Originally posted on HELLO LESYA:
Українська | English Привіт-привіт! Ой як же непросто після двотижневої  подорожі в сонячну Іспанію повернутися додому, в домашню рутину, а тим більше попрощатися з літом. Але куди подінешся – час не питає дозволу йти собі далі. Лишається переглядати фото з відпустки і поринати в солодку ностальгію. Свою відпустку ми з чоловіком спланували ще весною, як і годиться завбачливим туристам,  –  заздалегідь  придбали квитки на літак (ми летіли іспанським лоукостом Iberia), забронювали готелі, визначилися з маршрутом подорожі та розробили детальну екскурсійну програму. Скажу наперед, що спочатку ми планували відвідати три місця – Барселону, Тоссу де Мар (бл. 100 км на північ від Барселони) і мальовничий Кадакес неподалік Франції (в цьому містечку жив і творив Сальвадор Далі разом зі своєю музою Галою, там же знаходиться його будинок-музей). Ідея щодо останнього народилася спонтанно після покупки аромату Sea & Sun in Cadaques Salvador Dali.  Щоб задовольнити цікавість з приводу містечка Кадакес, полізла у Вікіпедію, де й дізналась, що воно дуже красиве і атмосферне, з милими білосніжними будиночками. Однак до Кадакеса ми, на жаль, так і…

Hotel Rating: The LaLit New Delhi

Originally posted on travelux:
Our current rating of The LaLit New Delhi consists of one stay. We have rated our experience in a Deluxe Room. We stayed at the hotel in November 2015. Read our review of The LaLit New Delhi! Room Size ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ View ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Bathroom ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Equipment ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Coziness ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Calm ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ ? Catering Breakfast (Box)★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Food☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Minibar ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Price ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ? General Cleanliness ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Location / Traffic Connections ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Pool★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Staff ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Gym ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Request Compliance ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ Internet Access (Free)★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Welcome Greeting ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ? ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ See how we have rated other hotels!

Ireland! 50 Shades of Green!

Originally posted on HilaryStyle:
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by lush green landscape all year long, I was skeptical about the idea that there could be anywhere more green, I mean just as green, sure, but MORE green, no way… Okay, I was wrong, Ireland has the PNW beat, because not only are there 50+ shades of the most intense green you’ve ever seen and then some, but there are castles too!  You’ve got to have castles!! Driving from Cork to Killarney we experienced not only all those beautiful shades of green, but its possible to have weather from all four seasons within one day, if not the hour, which made our drive, not only stunningly beautiful, but eventful as well!  Rain, wind, sun, clouds you name it… White caps on the lake! Planning to explore nearby areas we spent three nights in Killarney, the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and the perfect little Irish town! Quaint, friendly and picturesque, it was exactly what I had pictured an Irish town to look like! After some…

Chicago’s Air and Water Show

Originally posted on for the love of nike :
Chicago’s Air and Water Show was this past weekend–and it was fantastic as always. This year’s headliners were the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds the F-35 Heritage Flight. The show has been around for 57 years. Back then, the budget was only $88. I’d love to know what the total cost is now that Shell is footing the bill. There is nothing like watching some amazing stunts while gazing at the city that you love. ?