Category: Features

Travel + Leisure

The 100 Best New Hotels of the Year It List 2024: The best new hotels of the year, all visited and reviewed by Travel + Leisure’s expert editors and contributors. 21c Museum Hotel St. Louis  Opening in August 2023 with the not-so-hidden agenda to breathe new life into one of…

Travel + Leisure

I Just Moved to Paris, and These Are the 12 French Fashion Basics That My Closet Was Desperately Missing These essentials make any basic outfit look effortlessly more French, and start at $12. By Kristy Alpert I landed in Paris in December with a suitcase filled with pots and pans, sheets…

Car & Driver

Take a Drive-Through Tour of Stuttgart, Germany The cradle will rock.BY KRISTY ALPERT GETTY IMAGES From the January 2024 issue of Car and Driver. The so-called “cradle of the automobile,” Stuttgart, Germany, is Deutschland’s Motor City. It has multiple auto museums, a decommissioned Formula 1 street course among its public roads, and…

Travel + Leisure

I Travel for a Living, and These Are the 15 Products That Make Flying More Comfortable  I’ve been flying for three decades, and these game-changing accessories might make you forget that you’re in coach.  By Kristy Alpert There was a time in my life when I would fall asleep the second…

Cosmopolitan

The 10 Best Cruises to Book Right Now…Even If You’re a Skeptic We took your biggest cruising complaints and found the perfect solution (aka ship!) for every single one.  KRISTY ALPERT Aqua Expeditions Listen, I know what you’re thinking. Cruises? In 2023? It’s okay if you’re skeptical—we love critical thinking…

Global Traveler

Nurtured by Nature: Revitalize Through the Healing Properties of Indigenous Plants and Minerals at The Spa at Pebble Beach By Kristy Alpert I paused to let a golf cart pass as I emerged from a cypress-shaded route, the road ahead curving as it guided me into one of the Monterey Peninsula’s…

HiLuxury

THE SECRET OF SUMBA  Far off in the eastern expanses of the Indian Ocean, somewhere between the islands of Komodo and Sumbawa and among the Indonesian chain of islands, there exists an island so pure and wild that there are entire weeks when the only markings on the white sand…

Travel + Leisure

I Grew Up Camping, and These 15 Amazon Products Make Any Campsite Instantly More Comfortable Prices start at $15.  By Kristy Alpert Although I’ve now camped on six continents, my earliest camping experiences include setting up a tent with my sister in our family’s living room and roasting marshmallows over the gas…

Travel + Leisure

Pilots Reveal Their Favorite Sunglasses for Travel Forget aviators, these are the sunglasses pilots actually wear.  By Kristy Alpert As the daughter of an airline pilot and the wife of an Air Force pilot, I’ve spent most of my life surrounded by professional fliers of some capacity. Delta pilots made up…

Global Traveler

Make Family Memories Along California’s Stunning Highway 1 By Kristy Alpert The sting I felt as my hair whipped me from all directions faded as our cherry-red convertible completed its turn and the glimmering, whitecapped waves of the Pacific Ocean came into view, tumbling forcefully into the bay. For a 10-year-old…