Whether you’re buying for a hometown friend who’s moved away or you’re welcoming a new friend to a new state, you can find adorable state-themed gifts anyone will love.
For the person who doesn’t need to forget their roots and also needs something interesting to hang on their wall, a customized wall print is a great housewarming gift. You can pick any color you think they’ll like best and then customize with the state of your choice.
For the person who’s constantly on the go, a minimalistic piece of jewelry does nicely. If you don’t think your recipient is the necklace type, you can also go for a vintage spoon bracelet. The owner of this Etsy shop creates custom jewelry from brass souvenir teaspoons, and you can find them depicting state flowers, seals, crests and other state-specific symbols.
For the guy in your life, a vintage bracelet may not be his taste, but you can always go for a leather key chain with your state’s GPS coordinates engraved into the side.
When buying for two, pick a safe couple’s gift, such as a state-engraved cutting board.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Ice hotels are becoming increasingly popular as a unique adventure for dedicated travelers. If you've ever wondered what kind of gusto it takes to join the polar bear club by jumping into frigid waters in your speedo, imagine the thrill of spending the night on a bed of ice inside your own igloo wrapped in warm blankets and furs.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Oymyakon, Siberia, is literally the coldest inhabited town on Earth. The town of only 500 residents is nicknamed “The Pole of Cold” and has witnessed temperatures as low as -98 degrees. Here, where eyelashes freeze in mere moments, cars must be kept running continually to avoid a dead battery, and vegetables cannot grow naturally; locals have managed to eke out a quaint, and oddly endearing, existence.