Tag: Kristy Alpert

Cosmopolitan

10 Best Softside Luggage Options for Any Kind of Getaway They may be soft, but they travel hard. BY KRISTY ALPERT Payamona/Getty Images Fact: Some travelers like the beach and the mountains, but it’s beyond rare to find travelers who like hardside and softside luggage. You’re either a hard-shell or a soft-shell girlie, but never both….

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 Travel Alone Often, and These Are the 16 RFID-blocking Bags I Recommend to Keep Your Info Safe — From $10 They’ll give you serious peace of mind. By Kristy Alpert I first started traveling solo internationally long before my career as a professional travel writer began, back in college when protecting my…

Travel + Leisure

I’ve Road Tripped Solo on 3 Continents — Here’s What I Always Keep in My Car for a Safe, Comfortable Drive From personal safety devices to a comfy back cushion. By Kristy Alpert A road trip was a novelty when I was growing up. As the daughter of an airline pilot,…

Cosmopolitan

The 15 Most Underrated Summer Travel Destinations in the U.S. Time to discover them before your FYP does.  BY KRISTY ALPERT Summer travel can be sooo painfully predictable sometimes. You’re either blowing your vacation budget on international airfare, or laying towel-to-towel on a beach with crowds of people who came up with the…

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…

Food & Wine

In Paris, Hot Chocolate Isn’t Just a Drink — It’s a Ritual Yes, the French dedicate an entire season to hot chocolate. By Kristy Alpert  It had been a hard week. The sheen of moving to Paris dimmed slightly as my son started his first week of moyenne (the French equivalent…

Travel + Leisure

Traveling Professionally Taught Me How to Pack a Purse That’s Ready for Anything — Here’s What’s Inside  Including one genius trick I learned from Samantha Brown. By Kristy Alpert There are many things I’ve learned since becoming a professional travel writer nearly 20 years ago; like the importance of saying “yes” more often…

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…

TIME magazine

Best Trail Running Shoes for Men and Women Our evaluations and opinions are not influenced by our advertising relationships, but we may earn a commission from our partners’ links. This content is created independently from TIME’s editorial staff. Learn more abot it. BY KRISTY ALPERT It’s not even fair to compare the freedom…