Is there anything more photogenic than a row of multi-hued houses? From London to Italy, North America to Africa; the look of a brightly painted block is at once quaint and dynamic, and I for one can't help but pick up my camera whenever I see one.
October is when autumn leaves transform into an ocean of oranges, yellows, and reds, with the best region to experience this captivating seasonal change within the deciduous woodlands of New England. The region offers a quiet, peaceful, and romantic getaway, a trip up to Yankeeland offering an opportunity to get cozy in your finest coats while sipping hot drinks comfortably from a picturesque inn. Here are several apps we think can make your first or tenth trip to the land of Leaf-Peepers a memorable one...
Feeling a little exposed? I've been noticing this phenomenon in hotel rooms lately, and am curious as to whether it is a quick trend, or will be a lasting design development. Bathroom walls seem to be disappearing. Open showers and tub areas are cropping up in hotels, as well as newly-designed master suites.
RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, has chosen Astley Castle as the winner of its 2013 Stirling Prize. This is the first time the prestigious award has gone to a revived historic building, rather than a completely new build. And get this– you can stay here.
If you did any traveling in your early years (especially while backpacking around Europe) then you are most likely well-acquainted with the traditional youth hostel. Hostels have always been inexpensive, but a bit of a gamble: sometimes cushy and safe, other times unkempt with a certain "sleep with one eye open" kind of feel. But with a new wave of designer hostels, this may be a thing of the past.
Last weekend we took off for a much needed getaway to Palm Springs. This California spot has always been a favorite destination of mine for the colorful, midcentury style, great vintage shopping, and perpetual sunshine perfect for logging hours at the pool — and it got just a little bit better with a visit to the Saguaro.
Moving takes a toll physically and emotionally on all of us. Not only is the process itself exhausting, but finding yourself in a new environment can force an uncomfortable adjustment period. The same goes for pets, and communicating the change as a positive to them can be difficult.
It's no surprise the city of Boston attracts over 20 million visitors every year. Balancing a historic pedigree with modern-trendy offerings, the city offers something for everyone. Rustic theatres bump elbows with modern nightclubs, and the urban skyline gives way to a serene nature park all in the same zip code. Here are 10 apps I recommend as travel companions while visiting the "Athens of America"...
Over the last few weeks, we've learned about the cost of living in our country's largest and most expensive cities, including San Francisco, L.A., Chicago, and Brooklyn. Invariably, when talking about living in such vital yet pricey places, the topic of moving to the Midwest comes up. While the cities listed above are unmatched world destinations, there are plenty of small cities where you can walk (or bike or bus) to work, shopping, and entertainment, and live a generally urban lifestyle. Kansas City is one such city, and it's right in the middle of it all (at least when you're looking at a U.S. map)! Here's its rundown: