My friend and I were at the Globe Theatre in London, chatting about what our next plans would be for the day, when the British lady in front of us turned around and said “I don’t mean to eavesdrop but if you’re looking for somewhere cool to go, you should check out Gordon’s Wine Bar. It’s one of my favourite places.” I don’t know about you, but when a local recommends something to you and tells you that it’s one of their favourites, you listen.
By now you already know that travel pillows, eye masks, and portable phone chargers make great gifts for travellers. So this year I want to help you elevate your traveller’s style with gifts that are practical, useful, and beautiful.
I knew I was about to perform a potentially dangerous Google search as I typed “things to do in Amsterdam at night” into my search bar. I know, right? I mean, it’s Amsterdam. I kinda knew what the obvious search result would be, but we’d already done a quick wander around the red light district and had enough of that awkwardness. So we needed an alternative.
I visited Dubrovnik in September 2012 and, though it’s the only time I’ve been so far, I think it’s the perfect time to visit King’s Landing. The weather is still warm enough for shorts and swimming in the sea but the crowds are thinner. When thinking about what to pack I kept coming back to items with a nautical or Mediterranean vibe. What would you pack?