Whether you’re trying to brush up on your high school Spanish or learn an entirely new language, there are tons of free resources that can help. Forget expensive language programs or classes and check out this list of (totally free) apps and websites that will help you prepare to travel the world.
Spring break will be here before you know it, and since you’ve been so good keeping that New Year’s resolution to eat better and get to the gym more often, why should you let your routine slide just because you’re heading out on vacation? We checked in with our very own resident travel experts to get their tips and tricks for staying fit on the road.
You’re on your way to Italy, preparing en-route with a mid-flight glass of your favorite Chianti, but something is off. You swear the wine tastes nothing like the glasses you’ve sipped at home or at your favorite restaurant in Little Italy, even though it’s the same exact wine! You’re not crazy; your method of transportation is to blame.
Celebrities have been known to put their Hollywood-earned dollars into a host of (sometimes questionable) endeavors, but one investment that we can fully get behind is the hospitality industry. It seems hotel ownership is the place to be for A-List celebs these days, and this is giving us major vacation inspiration.
The anticipation of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards tonight had us wondering about the top songs around the world right now. And while we’re excited to find out who will win the best world music album category tonight (we’ve got our err, ears, on Angelique Kidjo’s record, Sing) we know there is tons of great music out that won't make into America's homes tonight. So we did a little research.
Q: Hi Flight 001, I’m heading to London, Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona for two weeks and have no idea where to begin with packing. I will be doing a lot of sightseeing during the day, and expect a few fancy nights out. Do you have any wardrobe tips? — Jessica, Santa Monica, CA
The thing about working at Flight 001 is someone from the office is always headed out of town. But besides their passports, what’s the one thing these travel industry insiders won’t leave home without? We asked around.
You know those days where nothing seems to go right? Like Mondays in general, or the days you wake up so late you only have 7 minutes to get out the door to make it to your morning meeting, you spill your bodega coffee on your white shirt (which you never wear…) on the way into work, and somehow you completely forgot your best friend’ss birthday yesterday. Not to mention the temperature has been below freezing for what seems like months already, and, can we just ask, why is it dark all the time???
After the excesses of the holidays, it’s time to take care of yourself, whether that means a gym membership, a juice cleanse, or going around saying horrid things like “Veganuary.” But there’s another school of thought which says it’s more relaxing to let someone else take care of you for a change. To that end, we’ve sifted through the data to produce a list of ten of our finest spa hotels, based on ten-plus years of Tablet customer ratings and reviews.
Let’s face it. Being connected while traveling is sort of essential to most of us, despite the pros and cons of being completely online all the time. We’ll be the first to admit that we’re guilty of choosing our hotels and coffee shops depending on the availability and quality of free WiFi more often than not. How else would we Instagram abroad?