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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...
confessions of a badminton pro

confessions of a badminton pro

Five time National Champion. Athlete representative on the 2008 Toronto Olympic bid. With thirty countries under his belt and quite a bit of hardware to show for it, Canadian Badminton pro Stu Arthur tells us the secrets of life as a jetsetting athlete. 
[video] the beijing pace

[video] the beijing pace

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this video must be worth a million. Follow expat Giulia Cibotti through an incredible montage that captures “The Beijing Pace.”  With a Calvin Harris soundtrack & definitive urban style, you’ll want to join the madness…that is, if you can keep up.
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.
internationalize your iTunes playlist

internationalize your iTunes playlist

What do a DJ, a French hotel & your iTunes library have in common? Well, nothing…unless you’ve internationalized your music collection with the genius of Stéphane Pompougnac. Your passport may have some serious mileage, but nothing gets you in the jetsetting state of mind quite like a killer playlist.
100 days until london 2012

100 days until london 2012

Yesterday marked 100 days until the kick off of the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Punctuated with celebrations across the world from Sarajevo to Times Square, it’s clear that these games will be unlike any other — and RSJ will be on the ground to cover them!
assemble your blogtourage

assemble your blogtourage

Vincent Chase didn’t leave Queens without E, Turtle, and Johnny – so why would you relocate to a new city without an entourage? One of your most important pre-departure rituals should be assembling a team of local expert blogs you can turn to for the latest scoop. 
how to record your abroad experience [without a diary]

how to record your abroad experience [without a diary]

Someone should start a support group for untouched travel diaries and abandoned blogs.  Recording your exploits is an integral part of the experience, so we’ve come up with three fool-proof ways to keep score WITHOUT uttering the words, “Dear Diary.”  Warning: you NEVER saw these coming!
[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!
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.