I didn't start traveling until I was in my 30s, and since that first trip to Paris, I haven't sat still for more than a couple of months at a time. Travel makes us better people, keeps us fresh and might even help change the narrative of what's happening in our world right now. With all of that in mind, I vowed to always memorialize my travels on this site with our City Guides. I do it as much for myself as I do to provide you guys with my own selects while I'm on the road, and when I go and look back at them I'm reminded of how much I love to pack up and go. So, if you're looking to hit the road or just want to daydream a bit, take a look at some of last year's greatest hits and plan your own getaway. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
You were probably convinced to add this to your list of destinations by looking at all of those gorgeous Instagram photos of the Blue Lagoon. We were, too. But this place lives up to the hype. It’s REALLY easy to get to. I mean, super easy. Especially from the East Coast. The flight is less than 5 hours going and a mere 5.5 coming back. That’s less time than it takes to get to the Hamptons on a weekend. Also, as of today, there are about 150 prisoners in the entire country. So yeah, nothing bad really happens in Iceland, which is kind of amazing. Drinking a glass of red wine at 3pm is a perfectly acceptable thing to do, and the food is better than you think. Are you convinced? Check out the Iceland Guide for extensive recommendations of where to eat, where to stay, and what to do.
Great beaches? Check. Great food? Check. Great shopping? Check. Amazing hotels, amazing activities ... chec, check. Tulum just might be the most perfect place on earth. Have a look at our favorite places to eat, sleep, shop and the best things to do. And then get ready to book your trip, because it really is that good. The only footwear you need are flip flops, and you must have your driver stop at the 7-11 right outside of the airport for beers and chiccarones. Yes, really. For more juicy tips, the best hotels, and what to purchase during your stay, check out our Tulum Guide.
Even if you’ve been, LA should be a frequently visited destination. Say what you want about the traffic, but New York is no picnic, either, and at least the weather is perfect. We love the Beverly Hills Hotel. The “Pink Palace” has been around for over 100 years, and while it’s been renovated, it still remains faithful to the old Hollywood glam it’s so famous for. Be sure to hit The Grove for a luxe movie theater, the most glamorous I’ve ever seen with plush carpeting , vintage sconces and chandeliers. And while the shopping is pretty mainstream, it’s still shopping. For other recommendations, visit the LA Guide.
There's no city that even comes close to what Paris is. It is truly NEVER a bad idea. Stay in an apartment instead of a hotel, eat all the foie gras and cheese you can manage, and shop at Colette. For everything else, consult our Paris Guide.
It's hot. I mean, hot like you read about. We were there in the "cool" season and it was no less than 98 every day with 180% humidity. Eat palettas (popsicles) anytime you see them. Especially the flavors of the country: tamarind, green mango, dulce du leche. But, I'm a sucker for a direct flight on JetBlue and this quick flight is a perfect opportunity for your whole family. Our Cartagena Guide can help you choose hotels, places to eat and things to keep you busy.
Oh, Rome! What a gem of a city. Wake up early to see the Trevi Fountain (yes, like 5am. It’s worth it, we promise), stay at the Hotel de Russie by the Piazza del Popolo, wander the Spanish Steps like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, and snag a view of Via Margutta, the single most charming street on the whole planet. For a comprehensive list of where to eat, visit our Rome Guide.