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business travel like a boss

business travel like a boss

Whether you’re a starry-eyed newcomer dreaming of mile-high financial transactions, or a hardened SkyMiles veteran who knows better, three of RSJ’s most-trusted consiglieri dished the secrets and setbacks of traveling for business. The consensus? Sometimes that 4 am wake-up call is an offer you’d like to refuse.
life through the window seat

life through the window seat

The Tichka Pass: I joke that it’s the “widow-maker.” Nestled between the Atlas Mountains in southern Morocco, this winding path is neither for the weak of mind nor stomach. Cliffs drop dramatically on either side, and you realize that an inch of miscalculation on the road and you could meet an unfortunate fate. If you...
five smartphone apps that will save your trip

five smartphone apps that will save your trip

Navigating the world of smartphone applications can be as difficult as shopping for the best airline prices. The tides are constantly shifting, and you never know if something better is lurking around the corner. Luckily, RSJ has sifted through some of the most popular travel apps to bring five essentials you should never leave home...
fifty shades of house hunting

fifty shades of house hunting

Two months ago, I cried my eyes out at a coffee shop in one of London’s poshest neighborhoods.  A few platinum blondes adjusted their Hermes Kelly bags and batted their heavily rimmed eyelashes long enough to confirm that I wasn’t dying, and continued their stroll to whichever Tory Burch was having a sale.
pastisio, moussaka & other odd dishes: the in's & outs of eating like a local

pastisio, moussaka & other odd dishes: the in’s & outs of eating like a local

RSJ favorite Megan Edmiston has recently come back from a whirlwind tour of Greece and the UK.  Her practical advice for eating like a local–and the mouth-watering photos that accompany it–will have you shamelessly reaching for haggis in no time.
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?
jeepers creepers: the hotel bed bug epidemic

jeepers creepers: the hotel bed bug epidemic

It was like something out of a CSI episode. Nathalie Dade woke up in a Berlin hostel in sheets marred by her own blood.  Red streaks and tiny black specs no larger than a pinhead lay scattered across her pillow. When one of the specs suddenly began to move, she writes, “I nearly fainted.”
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...
how to learn a new city in 24 hours

how to learn a new city in 24 hours

Exploring a new city can be as complicated as mastering a new language.  On a spiritual level, you have to learn how to vibe with a new atmosphere.  Logistically speaking, how do you master the metro, geography & perilous winding streets? We have a few suggestions for improving your metropolitan fluency anywhere in the world.
are you a candidate for global entry?

are you a candidate for global entry?

Listen up, jetsetters.  If you are a frequent traveler or young expat, US Customs has created the Global Entry system to speed up your airport time (we’re serious). Once admitted to the program, you are offered expedited clearance through customs in participating US airports & select other countries.  Diplomatic immunity and 007 status not necessary!...
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.
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.