Lisbon and 1 more locationJan 17
The first rule of travel flings is don’t try to have one. Trying too hard means you’re either guaranteed to strike out, or you’ll end up exchanging bodily fluids with someone who, while seemingly captivating in the smoky, late-night haze of the village pub or seaside taverna, resembles Quasimodo by light of day.
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Tivoli Gardens and 11 more locationsJan 15
Welcome to Away Game, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real millennial women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week's travel diary: A 29-year-old contracts negotiator who used a flight credit to take a solo adventure.
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Paris and 3 more locationsJan 15
Instagram is saturated with influencers whose jobs entail traveling the world and endorsing products while looking glamorous. While their jet-setting lifestyle might be a fun virtual escape for most of us with a 9-to-5, it's not exactly attainable. Which was why I was so inspired by the travel philosophy of Samita Santoshini, a new friend I recently met at a dinner party.
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The Inn at Union Square - A Greystone Hotel and 35 more locationsJan 15
Thanks to Instagram, we know all about the vacation habits of our favorite girl gangs, from the Kardashian-Jenner clan to Taylor Swift's posse of models, musicians, and actors. And while they can let loose with multi-million dollar beach rentals and private air fare, we mortals have to do something a bit more low-key. Here, we’ve rounded up awesome trip ideas for you and your crew that are both amazing and affordable.
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Hear us out: The solo trip is not something to be feared, it's something to be embraced and celebrated. Aside from not having to deal with someone else's tiresome sight-seeing preferences (you skip that art museum if you want to), you also only have to worry about packing for one (more luggage, more problems). And while we'll leave it to you where on the map to get your wanderlust on, we can equip you with a list of solo trip essentials to help get you there.
Siam Center and 4 more locationsJan 10
One of the best aspects of traveling is bringing home tokens that mark the trip — be it handmade sandals or the perfect vintage T-shirt. And as far as shopping capitals go, Bangkok is one of the world’s best. From sprawling mega-malls that feel like cities in themselves to vintage shops tucked behind street-food carts to charming boutiques touting popular Thai designers, Bangkok has a shopping vibe that is entirely its own.
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Flying can be hard. Unless you're one of those fancy first class travelers (and, um, if you are, can we hang with you?), it pretty much looks like schlepping your massively overpacked suitcase to your sad little gate, paying $20 for an aggressively mediocre sandwich, and then squeezing your adult-sized body into a toddler-sized seat right in between Snoring Guy and Wants To Passive Aggressively Battle Over Elbow Room Person.
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There's no age limit on travel. But there are certain destinations that simply attract — and cater to — a younger crowd. Whether it’s the glitter of Las Vegas or the ceaseless nightclubs of Ibiza, some places are just especially well-suited to the un...
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From Girl's Trip, Crossroads, to the Sex and The City movies — the "girlfriends on a vacation" storyline is a reoccurring one in pop culture. On the surface, these group adventures look pretty simple to achieve: Get a group of friends together, hit the road, and good times will ensue. To prevent a potential falling out, you should do your due diligence and suss out the proclivities of this person you'd be seeing a lot of for the entire trip. Click ahead for five smart questions to ask yourself
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