1,000 Perfect Weekends Book

As its title suggests, National Geographic Society’s 1,000 Perfect Weekends: Great Getaways Around the Globe offers profound inspiration for short escapes that will appeal to all types of travelers. This stunning 704-page hardcover tome covers more than 40 countries, with itinerary suggestions ranging from 36 to 72 hours. Perhaps most exciting are the pages of National Geographic photographs that accompany all of the recommendations.

Premiere: Vitamin String Quartet’s Rendition of Björk’s “Wanderlust”

A live album and entrancing visuals in homage to the beloved Icelandic artist

Culminating in a special release for Record Store Day and a digital debut on 19 April, Vitamin String Quartet (known for 20 years worth of classical covers of popular songs) pays homage to Björk with a full-length offering entitled Vitamin String Quartet Performs Björk. The 13-track release spans Björk‘s discography—with obvious fan favorites from her first few albums as well as songs from more recent …

Notes: The Value of Spontaneous Travel

With a little legwork, last-minute adventures can be joyous and inexpensive

I went to Barcelona last weekend with $116 in my checking account. I knew I’d need five of those dollars to pay for the AirTrain from JFK to the Howard Beach Station, so I had $111 in reality. I do not have a credit card. I am fortunate enough to have nominal back-up resources if something goes wrong, but that wasn’t the point. I was …