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 …

Porter & Sail’s Digital Concierge Service

A free travel app offering carefully selected, geo-located recommendations

Regardless of how carefully one plans a vacation or business trip, on-the-fly recommendations can come in handy for spare moments or simply indulging whimsy. Both Yelp and Foursquare have their limitations, in that you’re relying on friends or strangers, whereas digital concierge service Porter & Sail—which we tested this past weekend while staying at London’s new The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone—offers something more: expertise. The key …

McKean Studio Mini Cities

Catch a little wanderlust with these bite-sized models of Palm Springs and NYC

Joshua and Megan McKean of the eponymous McKean Studio are serious road warriors with a knack for finding hidden gems in every city they visit. With a blog full of impressive photos and stories documenting their travels, it’s undeniable that the creative couple has quite a bit of wanderlust. Lest you be jealous, the McKeans have created a way to put a little bit of …