day : 08/05/2015 3 results

Keep It Up, Kid: A Two-Part Dalliance

Sometime during the summer that I was 23 years old, my Eurail pass landed me in Copenhagen, where I stayed for a week. One of those fortuitous scenarios unfolded in my chosen hostel, amid days that lasted until Midnight and people that looked like magazine spreads, in which everyone staying there hit it off immediately. Seven or eight of us ...

The Shalom Hotel & Relax: Casual Aplomb and a Slew of Perks

The hotel scene in Tel Aviv until recently has been a bleak one, as overpriced as it was under-renovated, thanks mostly to the row of circa 1960s high rises lining the Mediterranean along an otherwise captivating stretch of sand. If one was traveling for pleasure, they tended to present as the only option, and although they fail utterly in ruining ...

From Beach Bungalows to Artisanal Dinners, A Tulum Postmortem

The cot was uncomfortable. Stiff, cramped, it would have sufficed at a youth hostel. But I was at a chic resort on one of the world’s most luxurious beaches and shelling out over $250 a night for our tiki-style bungalow. The structure gave me the impression of staying in a DIY tree fort perched above a bed of palm trees. On the bright side, it ...