While it must be great to be a billionaire, it’s probably impossible to shop for one. From a trip around the world to the present of regality, these are the top gifts to give the 1 percenter in your life
It’s hard to pinpoint why certain foods develop a cult following. Whether it’s the Easter candy Peeps or a cream-filled Twinkie, some foods solicit an emotional response that simply can’t be explained. For loyalists, there is no greater adventure than touring the factory where their favorite food is made. Here are some factory tours perfect for the dedicated food follower.
It’s all fun and games until a passenger tries to slip this through airport security. What you NEVER need to pack is an alarm clock that looks like bomb. This may sound like common sense, but a 15-year-old caused quite the scene on Sunday when he strolled into a Canadian airport with sticks of dynamite. The dynamite was actually a bomb-shaped alarm clock with a ticking timer positioned on the front. While this might seem like an isolated incident, it’s not the first time a traveler has attempted to sneak a weird, random, and potentially dangerous item through airport security. Here are some of the straight up dumbest things people have tried to sneak onto planes. Grenades These grenades are all inactive or fake, but they look mighty real. Just last week, the TSA found two inert and 12 novelty grenades in carry-on and checked bags.
Dresses: They’re easy to pack, a fashion no-brainer, and they can go from casual to fancy even more easily than pants. That’s why they’re our absolute favorite type of clothing for travel. But you have to pack the right dresses for travel—versatile, wrinkle-free, and odor-resistant pieces that rock a travel wardrobe. Here are our favorite travel-friendly dresses for everyone—petite to plus size—this summer season.
Yes, I know it’s hot out — summer usually is — but not in Greenland. Ever. And it certainly wasn’t anywhere near hot in April, when I went there to film a story for “A Broad Abroad.” Being terrified of the cold and not exactly a “mountain climber”/hike-outdoors-in-the-snow kind of girl (I am much more an après skier than an actual skier), I was concerned.
The Sixties put Berkeley on the map but Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue portrays the essence of the Seventies with blaxploitation film fanatics, vinyl records, and a cast of characters that epitomize the spirit of the East Bay. The father-and-son story features one of the most memorable teenage characters in literature.
You wouldn’t call the Space Needle asking about their weekend room rates, but the Seattle apartment building that's featured in 50 Shades of Grey routinely turns away tourists looking to stay there. We get a private tour.
Whether you’re actually traveling or working your way toward a trip, the right credit card can be a big help in getting you there. There are three things that rewards credit cards can do for you, and it’s important to know why you’ve taken a particular card, and to use it accordingly. Some are best for the sign-up bonus miles.
Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping? It’s no longer just duty-free booze, boxes of cigarettes, and tacky chocolate boxes: airport shopping has gotten so good that you can turn to your terminal for some amazing gifts. According to the Economist, Luxottica — an Italian maker of sunglasses — calls modern-day airport shopping “the Formula 1 of retail.” And I couldn’t agree more: it used to be a novelty to see a Gucci shop at Milan’s Malpensa airport.
Every year this trusted name in travel comes out with a new wanderlust-themed coffee table book and this time it’s for the metropolis-seekers. Susan Van Allen is THE Italian aficionado and her guides to places women love are always in demand.
Fun fact: People in the West African country of Mali will say, “The country is 80 percent Muslim, 20 percent Christian but 100 percent animist.” Which means that everyone carries amulets, “passports” (leather pouches), and rings that are full of magical potions created by a witch doctor … and that are made with all sorts of animal parts. The dearth of crocodiles in Bamako is even more ironic because “Bamako” is taken from a Bambara word meaning “crocodile river” … not so much anymore, just saying. The animals — or rather, their carcasses, end up in the Fetish Markets across the country… also known as the Witch Doctor or Death Markets.
The Lowdown: I know you’re supposed to go to Africa to look at the animals, but my dirty little secret is that I really go there for the shopping — the jewelry, in particular. Call me shallow, but there’s something about the pieces from Africa that have that instantaneous from-somewhere-else quality.
Sure, Florence has the David, the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio…but, we know Kardashian wedding guests will really only want to eat and shop. So Yahoo Travel is here to help!
Year-round sun in Miami, means there is no better place to shop for summertime accessories. We’ve got five pieces from five Miami-based designers to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Accessories designer Isabel Cancela recently opened her Tabelina boutique to a fanfare of socialites and shoppers angling to get a glimpse of her chic handbags and jewelry. Forget scarves on a hot, sunny day, and instead throw on this gorgeous, bright, multicolored silk necklace by Pineda Covalin.
Unless you’re ready to be the Ralph Lauren of pot, don’t even think about opening a pot shop in Aspen. Silverpeak Apothecary happens to be a couple of blocks down from Lauren’s shop, as well as the boutiques for Louis Vuitton and Gucci. To give the shop a jet-set feel, a team led by architects Javier Jarak and Diego Agulleiro of Buenos Aires has been commissioned to create a stylish new space that is both “welcoming and interactive.” The 1,600-square-foot remodel is expected to open by fall, and renderings make Apothecary look more like a jewelry store or art gallery than the drug den people might imagine.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage, and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.
The story I was told is that Diana got into that whole genetic testing craze a few years back and went on a search for her roots. According to everyone in the tribe and the owners of the nearby Samatian Island Resort —a laid back, private island and resort in the middle of the hippo and croc-filled lake—Diana came, she met the tribe, and apparently she was spit on by the chief of her tribe—the very same gentleman who sold me this milk gourd. According to Caro Withey, the owner of the Samatian Island Resort, it was a sign of respect.
In addition to the requisite joints hawking records and instruments, the city is home to amazing artisanal food purveyors, cutting-edge fashion designers, groundbreaking graphic artists, and other retailers offering one-of-a-kind wares. After 42 years on touristy Lower Broadway, Gregory Gruhn moved his legendary vintage store, Gruhn Guitars, to 8th Avenue South last year.