The Trip File

By Kate Cohen | Travel clipping from Kate

Want to protect your data at the border? Delete it

It’s getting harder and harder to enter the United States with your privacy intact. In the wake of President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, travelers have reported increasingly invasive stops by border agents. On January 30th, NASA scientist and US citizen Sidd Bikkannavar was coerced …

Privacy

The Checking Accounts That Let You Avoid Foreign ATM Fees

If you’ve traveled to other countries, you understand the pain of getting dinged by foreign ATMs when you withdraw cash. It doesn’t seem like a big …

Los Angeles Rentals

The best lesser-known NYC attractions

1<p>Museums, Special interest<p>BLDG 92<p>Housed in what was once a military residence at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this small museum pays homage the historical …

Ann Patchett’s Guide for Bookstore Lovers

The pilgrims have been coming to Nashville for as long as the Grand Ole Opry has been on the radio. They come for Fan Fair and Taylor Swift concerts or just to walk down Lower Broad in cowboy boots. Parents visit their children in college. Conventioneers deplane by the thousands. Nashville is a hip …

11 Places Every Introvert Should Go In Their Lifetime

No crowds? No problem.<p><i>If you need a vacation from small talk, sign up for the newsletter that will help you do just that.</i><p>Introvert travelers tend to have little desire for big crowds, buzzy hostels and parties that last until dawn. Their idea of a well-balanced trip may look more like time spent …

Introverts

The 10 Must-See Wineries in Yountville for Newcomers

Although well known for its Michelin star rated cuisine, the small town of Yountville is now becoming the little gem of Napa Valley wines. Its …

Giant Breed-Friendly Hotel Chains - It's Dog or Nothing

Giant Breed-Friendly Hotel Chains<p>Traveling with dogs is difficult, but traveling with multiple giant breeds can be quite the frustrating endeavor. …

Huge Sculpture Dangles From St Pancras Station Roof

If you look up at St Pancras station from today, you'll see a huge new piece of art, dangling above your head. Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by …

London

Peaceful places you won't believe are in London

From ornate temples to hidden gardens, wander off the beaten path, get your camera ready and explore peaceful places you wouldn't believe are in …

America’s Tuscany: 9 Amazing Olive Oil Orchards to Visit in the U.S.

Tired of wine tasting? Try olive oil tasting.<p>We love all things Italian—including, of course, olive oil.<p>Unfortunately, according to the American …

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

I flew on an all-business-class airline I had never heard of, and it was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had

And this was the only big trip most of us would be taking this year, so we were willing to spend a bit more.<p>The next day, he sent over a few options. We could fly economy from New York to Heathrow for about $800 per person, premium economy for $1,500, or business class on a big-name airline for …

New Jersey

Flyover Country is an app that makes the window seat worth it

Smithsonian Magazine reviews a free smartphone app called Flyover Country that makes it more fun to be in the window seat. No Wi-Fi needed.<p>Flyover …

Portland Jewish deli named one of America's best

The Pacific Northwest wouldn't seem to be a great place to search for delis. Talk to any New York expat long enough, and they'll surely complain …

Los Angeles

What to Do in London's Coolest Neighborhood

Follow acclaimed baker Claire Ptak through her once shabby, now chic Hackney neighborhood.<p>In 2005, Claire Ptak left the pastry team at Alice Waters's Chez Panisse to join her future husband in Hackney, a then-dodgy part of East London. “There were interesting people living here,” she says. “But the …

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

A Cultural Travel Guide to Madrid

From essential museums and must-see art galleries to hidden Instagram-worthy gems, our guide to the elegant Spanish capital Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez and Pablo Picasso all called home<p>The elegant Spanish capital Francisco Goya, Diego Velazquez and Pablo Picasso all called home plays host to …

War

Japanese Perfection in Paris

Go for the Art, Stay for the Food: The 7 Best Museum Restaurants Around the World

This summer, Thomas Carter and Ignacio Mattos, the pair behind New York City’s heralded downtown restaurant Estela, will take up residence at the Met Breuer, a recently opened space which features the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s contemporary and modern art collections in the former Whitney …

My Secret Paris Archive

<i>I</i> don’t like going to the Louvre. There, I said it. Let’s leave all those people to queue up for hours while we disappear to find a hidden Paris …

Roaming the Roman ruins of Provence

Deep in the south of France, Provence offers an almost predictable palette of travel experiences: oceans of vineyards, fields of scented lavender, …

Clever travel foot hammock is just the thing for the long flight to Japan

Collapsible design also should work great on the bullet train.<p>Sometimes, the discomfort of a <b>long plane or train ride</b> isn’t so much from a lack of leg …

Muscle

Top shopping hidden gems in London

1. Camden Passage, Islington<p>The cobblestone laneway of Camden Passage that runs parallel to Islington's Upper Street is a treasure trove of market …

The Most Romantic Hotels in Paris

Winding through the streets of Paris, over the Seine and past bijou patisseries, the idea of ferreting out the most romantic corners of the city feels like a redundant proposition. The shabbiest garret in Paris is still in Paris, and that will put you miles beyond the rest of the world. With a view …