Happy 2013 LLYOVer’s! We are pleased to bring you a little rundown on some of our favorite travel trends of 2013. January is a great time to start booking flights and taking advantage of great rates on hotels or just planning your budget for a little getaway at some point during the coming year. Here are some travel trends we expect to see in 2013:
This is Alex Marshall. We met in India a few years ago. It’s quite possible she’s the sweetest character the world has ever known. But not only is she a sweetie, she’s doing “it”…. She is always traveling, she has a job that allows her to do so, she finds “home” wherever she’s adventuring and finds adventures whenever she’s “home”!
Writing this from a marshmallow cloud-like bed at the Four Seasons, Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills… Tawney is snoozing in hers beside me. I woke up with a blissful sigh and flipped open my little macbook air, typing the words “i love hotel beds” before my eyes were completely open. There is nothing like climbing into brand new, precisely tucked in, crisp but soft white sheets and laying down on perfect pillows, nuzzling under a fluffy duvet and knowing that you don’t have to make the bed in the morning!
The last time I wrote to LLYOV I had just returned from an epic trip to Antarctica with G Adventures. I fell in such deep love with the land and the way the team operated the expedition that I made it my personal mission to manifest a job with this company to be a part of it once again. Though I was neither a marine biologist nor a polar conservationist, I did have the specific chops of playing music. So it worked out, but this time it was much further North, and no penguins in sight.
The story of our journey to France could begin at several different points, but we’re just going to say it starts with a pair of gold hoop earrings- like any good story usually does. I was working as a waitress (to grow my 401K devoted to buying champagne, duh), and as I was delivering a horribly fattening sandwich to an Armenian guest, and I noticed a table of eight really beautiful girls had sat down on the patio.
My dear friend Janine recently left her fabulous life in NYC to embark on journey to Russia (North Ossetia) . She packed her bags and even brought along her kitty cat to move across the world to a very foreign land. From learning the Russian language to adjusting to a more simple way of life, she is truly LLYOVing. She started blogging her journey and you can read all about her many adventures here: http://motherrussiaandme.tumblr.com/
Road trips allow you to take the wheel of travel time, witness beautiful landscapes with the wind blowing in your hair, save money; all while eating so many sunflower seeds your lips get raw. OR, it can also be the most hellish, claustrophobic, fast food filled torture den depending on how you roll.
When I was 13 years old, my parents put me on a plane to Chicago. Alone. 12 years later, I’ve traveled the world alone on many occasions. I’ve never been scared, never felt unsafe, never lost or bored. In fact, the more I explored the world on my own, the more I loved it.