If your travel plans include outdoor activities, the Matador Pocket Blanket is the perfect accessory. The extremely compact blanket can easily be thrown in a purse, backpack, car or your pocket.
Once expanded, the blanket measures 63 by 44 inches and is large enough for two people to relax or more to sit. It is made of water-resistant and puncture-resistant material. It boasts a pattern designed to make packing easy — just fold along the dotted lines. The corners are weighted to ensure the blanket won’t easily blow away in the wind. Matador also offers the Matador Mini. Measuring 44 by 28 inches, this design is meant for one to relax or two people to sit. It comes with all the same features as the Matador Pocket Blanket, just slightly smaller. Either option is ideal for hiking, park visits, picnics, festivals, concerts and at the beach.
The Matador Pocket Blanket starts at $29.99, and the Matador mini costs $19.99. Purchase the blanket directly from the Matador website, or through Amazon. Shipping is free from the Matador website on all U.S. orders. Free international shipping is available on purchases of more than $100.
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.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
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.