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what's in our suitcase: spring edition

what’s in our suitcase: spring edition

As a serial spring cleaner, I’ve been organizing closets, carry-ons & my brain all month.  Here are a few of the amazing finds I won’t be leaving for London without — from the book that helped me drop pounds (effortlessly!) to the bag I have to hide to prevent conversation. Look, smell, and think like...
just do it: or why I always pack a collapsable mulberry clipper

just do it: or why I always pack a collapsable mulberry clipper

Hilarious Russian fashion commentator & bon vivant Emily Holland dishes insider tips on shopping abroad like a pro.  We’ve got news: packing light does not apply for the way home.  Rule #1 — just buy it.  There, don’t you feel better now?
what's in our suitcase - olympic edition

what’s in our suitcase – olympic edition

With a five day countdown until the 30th games kick off in London, it’s time to start the inevitable packing relay! Who will win gold? Here are five things we can’t leave without–from hair care products of the tzars (you read that correctly) to the headphones on every traveler’s wish list.
avoiding frequent flyer f***-ups

avoiding frequent flyer f***-ups

Marco Polo. Victoria. The Flying Club. Star Alliance. Remember in high school when you joined every club in existence to make your resume look better?If you’re treating frequent flyer memberships with as much attention (or should I say, as little) as you treated Model UN, it’s time to get a handle on the hundreds of...
kiss me through the phone...or don't?

kiss me through the phone…or don’t?

When Soulja Boy advised us all to kiss him through the phone, he obviously didn’t have international travel plans in mind.  Phone service can be one of the most troubling aspects of adjusting to expat life, but we have a few tips to prevent heinous roaming charges and communication meltdowns.
packing for an extended stay

packing for an extended stay

Are you a serial over-packer?  Have you been burned by airline baggage mishaps? RSJ contributor & veritable jetsetter Emily Holland will get you up-to-speed on proper packing for a long-haul. 
how to keep your camera (and memories) safe while studying abroad

how to keep your camera (and memories) safe while studying abroad

It’s time to travel picture-perfect.  RSJ contributor and master photographer Megan Edmiston shares tips on how to keep your camera safe abroad (and lends us some of her incredible shots, too!)
[playlist] the melody lingers on...

[playlist] the melody lingers on…

From Lady Gaga on the West Bank to the Spice Girls in Nepal.  RSJ contributors share the songs that serve as a soundtrack to their global adventures.  [NEW] You can jam to our tracks right from this post!
meditainment: the ultra-chic way to combat your fears & calm your flight jitters

meditainment: the ultra-chic way to combat your fears & calm your flight jitters

Would you rather lose yourself on a private island, relax in a five-star spa, or swing in a hammock in your secret garden? There’s no need to choose.  If you’re flying Virgin Atlantic, Quantas, US Airways, or China Air, you may already know about RSJ’s favorite form of in-flight entertainment.
carry this: rsj's 2011 gadget round-up

carry this: rsj’s 2011 gadget round-up

It’s confession time: we are techno nerds.  If it plays movies, stores books, converts electricity, or micro-manages our lives in absurd detail, we’re listening.  Here are RSJ’s eight favorite travel gadgets for 2011.  This list is by no means comprehensive, but we can guarantee it’s fabulous.
a 'novel' escape

a ‘novel’ escape

Whether you’re looking to pass time on your red eye that is living up to its name, or simply wanting to escape to another world from your own couch, we have a few recommendations for the ultimate literary getaways.