The first thing I noticed about the Celebrity Eclipse was how put-together it was. It’s like that friend who’s always immaculately accessorized, or that vodka ad with its mathematically-arranged condensation beads. It’s an ensemble of sweeping glass balconies, high ceilings, and low-lit lounges, each room flowing into the next like an unbroken wave. At the same time, each space is marvelously self-contained–marked out with signatures ranging from the space-age to the Victorian age.
* I'm staying local / driving to my holiday destination
* Of course, I purchased it months ago
* Yes, just recently
* Not yet
The holidays are coming up, and we all know that means travelers are taking to the skies not for a leisure getaway but to see family and friends. Chances are, you’ve been to your holiday destination a hundred times, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace your locale as a tourist would. Try these 10 New Ways to Experience the Same Old Place.
Please tell me I’m not the only person who hasn’t even STARTED her holiday shopping yet. And every day that goes by, my panic increases a little more.
But fear not! I’m here to help you shop for that green traveler on your list. From must-have gear to gifts that give back, you’ll delight and surprise your globetrotter.
1) REI Lookout 40 Pack: This pack made from recycled PET polyester fabric keeps a whopping 26 16-oz plastic bottles out of the landfill and it looks great too. Your green traveler will be able to cram all her gear and food for light trips into this pack and still hike comfortably.
Cabin Fever: it’s like having the flu minus the runny, leaky nose. You feel restless, irritable and bored, and you start to think “I need to get out of here!”
But fret not; we have 10 Epic Cures for your Cabin Fever. This smorgasbord of activities is adventurous, dangerous and exciting – try one, and it will put such a jolt back into your life you’ll think you’ve had five Red Bulls and a Four Loko.
Photo from andrewacomb via Flickr.