Topic: Travel

10 Things To Do On Your Morning Commute Besides Complain And/Or Sulk

10 Things To Do On Your Morning Commute Besides Complain And/Or Sulk

Yes, commuting via public transportation (and car, oftentimes) sucks. It is tedious and stressful and frustrating and often unpleasant smelling. Unfortunately, unless you work from home, there is very little you can do to eliminate the need for commuting and, like all things that are impossible to change without a teleportation machine, it is very annoying when you complain about it (see also: commercials, traffic, cell phone service, the weather more than the single allotted grumble per day).

So, what can you do instead of whine to whomever your with or stare off blankly into the distance (the distant, distant window across the car from you)? Well, there are actually a fair amount of semi-productive to productive things you can occupy your thoughts with. More »

What Your Spring Break Plans Say About You

What Your Spring Break Plans Say About You

Happy late March early April, y’all! ‘Tis the season to take a week off and kick it — spring break style. Just because you’ve moved on from your collegiate adventures doesn’t mean you can’t take a few vacation days to live it up.

So are you setting up camp in Costa Rica or heading home to see your parents? Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Life is a journey, not a destination” but he wasn’t talking about spring break. Here’s what your destination says about you… More »

Business Insider EIC Henry Blodget Is Horrified By American Airlines “Cattle Class”

Business Insider EIC Henry Blodget Is Horrified By American Airlines "Cattle Class"

Guys, I don’t know if you know this, but on American Airlines Economy Class you sometimes have to sleep in an uncomfortable position. Oh? You knew that? Because you have flown economy class before, like a person? Henry Blodget, the EIC of Business Insider, did not know that, I guess. But he recently flew “in the heart of cattle class” and he learned some things. SOME TERRIBLE THINGS. More »

Gallery: Important Things To Bring On A Camping Trip

Gallery: Important Things To Bring On A Camping Trip

If you’re reading this post right now, I’ve already set out for the wilds of upstate New York to attend a giant rock and roll camping party in the woods. What does that entail? I’m not totally sure, but I know there will be both rock and roll and camping. And, as the last time I went camping—six years ago, with Bad College Boyfriend, in the rain—wasn’t much fun, I’ve decided to be a little more thorough in my preparations this time. So thorough I’m now giving you advice. Here are some things you shouldn’t forget to bring with you when you go camping. More »

Gallery: 20 Ways Berlin Is Different From New York

Gallery: 20 Ways Berlin Is Different From New York

So I just got back to New York after seven weeks in Europe, four of which I spent living in Berlin. I’d never even been to Berlin before, but my boyfriend told me I’d like it there, and I trust him to know what kinds of things I like, so I went. I liked it so much, you guys. One might even say I loved it. I’d probably be willing to live there indefinitely, if I could get a visa and import at least 10% of my friends. I won’t say it’s better than New York, exactly, but it’s different. Sometimes in good ways, and sometimes just in random ways. Here are some of the differences I was able to photograph. More »

Gallery: Gross Things I Ate In Europe

Gallery: Gross Things I Ate In Europe

Guten tag from Deutschland! As you may know, I’ve just arrived back in Berlin after a delightful two weeks of swanning around Europe. And as eating exotic and delicious foods is an integral part of any decent vacation, I decided to say auf wiedersehen to my dumb diet for a little while and eat whatever I fancied. Some of the things I ate were gross-good, some were gross-gross, and yet others were just awesome. Come along with me on a vegan culinary tour of the old continent. More »