All posts by Emily Saladino

Emily Saladino really digs maps. A carry-on enthusiast dedicated to packing one (and only one) extra pair of shoes, Emily typically spends 45 minutes of any flight entranced by that little airplane icon on the flight progress map. Her travels off the tarmac have taken her everywhere from Beijing to Bogota, and Johannesburg, South Africa is one of her favorite cities in the world. Her writing has appeared in BBC.com, New York Post, The Daily Meal, and others. She and her spare pair of shoes live in New York City.
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Quirky July 4 Celebrations

[Updated June 2016] Forget mediocre fireworks displays and blasé barbecues. In these three unusually patriotic cities, Fourth of July festivities provide non-stop entertainment. From ax-throwing competitions in an Oregon timber town to painting another red, white, and blue, here’s what’s happening over the holiday weekend. 1. St. Pete Beach, FL: In this... Read More

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Hotel Le Bristol Garden

The City of Light is rich with haute hotels. The grandest of dames line the posh streets of Paris’ 1st and 8th arrondissements, where affordable room rates are as rare as the 130 euro entrecôte steak served at dinner. This summer, travelers with Veuve Clicquot tastes but PBR budgets can still sample... Read More

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Best Destinations for Car Lovers

The world’s top race car drivers, and the gamblers who love them, convene in Monaco this week for the annual Grand Prix. From May 23–26, the winding roads of Europe’s glamorous principality will be overtaken with automotive enthusiasts of every stripe. While the Grand Prix is arguably the world’s most famous Formula... Read More

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New Flights to the Caribbean

Timing, as they say, is everything. It’s true of romance, successfully poaching eggs and, of course, booking travel. That’s why it’s important to know that it’s currently shoulder season in the Caribbean. The interim period between peak winter and low summer travel months, shoulder season is the perfect time... Read More

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Richmond Virginia Revival

With its cobblestone streets, elegant riverside parks and Thomas Jefferson-approved architecture, Virginia’s storied capital can seem beautiful but stuffy, like a Dixieland Degas. But a new generation of Richmond residents is giving their historic city new life. From a pristine performing arts center in an emerging downtown district, to an incredibly... Read More

Eco-Friendly Airplane Food

Like bacon and peanut brittle, or Bing Crosby and David Bowie, air travel and Earth Day make unlikely bedfellows. After all, one cross-country, round-trip air ticket can create a warming effect of two to three tons of carbon dioxide per passenger. And the inconvenient truths about carbon-offset purchasing plans... Read More

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Foundation Cartier

Paris, that dreamy setting of groundbreaking creative communities and mediocre romantic comedies, is brimming with artistic attractions. From its amazing museums, to the almost painfully gorgeous Haussmannian architecture, it’s the sort of city where rain on the sidewalk looks positively Monet-esque. You’ve likely already seen (or heard about) the... Read More