If you want to take your tent with you on a longer trip, find one that’s as light as possible. Here are some of the best options.
The Vango Helvellyn 200 is a top budget buy, coming in at around $135. For that you get a two-person tent that weighs about six pounds. It’s not the lightest, but at this price it’s one of the best around.
If you’re heading off on your own, or want to sleep in your own space, try a one-man tent like the Snugpak Journey Solo Backpacking tent. It’s not much bigger than a bivvy bag, with limited headroom, but the pay off is a low weight of around 4.4 pounds. You can also remove the waterproof fly on warm, dry nights so you can fall asleep under the stars. It costs around $140.
Those with a bit more money to spend can get larger tents that weigh less, like the two-person Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL2 that comes in at 2.2 pounds. That’s less than a big bottle of water, and the tent is made from quality materials that should last a lifetime. The Ghost UL2 costs around $350, so it’s a step up from the other two on this list.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Europe is known for its high-speed train travel, a mode of transportation that can take you across the continent in a flash. In Spain, Renfe’s “Talgo” can propel you across the country with speeds between 99 to 124 mph. The Taglo train can cut your transit time almost in half; for example, traveling from Barcelona to Valencia by car or bus can take up to six hours, but a seat onboard the Talgo train can reduce this travel time to 3.5 hours.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Whether in transit to your next destination, hiking through a scenic trail or waiting to board your plane, there’s always some travel downtime. If you don’t have free hands to read a book and want a break from your music, there’s nothing like an interesting podcast to pass the time.