Every trip you take is bound to be full of activities you want to remember. Instead of relying on photos or video to look back on your journey, why not log it? Even if you aren’t a writer, the travel journal from Smythson can unleash your inner creativity.
The travel journal from Smythson retails for $255 on its website, and it’s worth the cost. This journal is composed of a durable, natural goatskin that gives it a chic look. It comes in a dove gray color that matches virtually everything, and its gilt-edged pages are light blue and featherweight.
The size of the journal itself is 5.5 inches by 7.5 inches, meaning it can still fit snugly into your carry-on bag. You can personalize it with your name and a motif on the center of the cover. This also makes it the perfect gift for the traveler in your life.
If you prefer to jot down your travel musings and other daily activities in a simple journal, Smythson has that on its website, too. Its 2015 Soho Diary retails for $260, while its Pocket Panama Diary starts at $130. Smythson also has a wide variety of fountain pens if you want to write in style — just be prepared to open your wallet, as some pens reach the $1,000 mark!
It’s been almost three years since Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, wreaking havoc on the island and leaving most residents without electricity and clean water. Tourism, which accounts for 6.5 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product, took a beating, with hotels closed for year-long repairs, airlines cutting service and cruise lines shifting itineraries to other Caribbean destinations. Timing for the hurricane couldn’t have been worse, coming on the heels of the government’s announcement in May 2017 that it was unable to pay more than $70 billion in public debt and thus forced to file for bankruptcy. Large protests and a change of government would follow. Then, in January 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the south side of the island, forcing San Juan restaurants to close while power was restored. And as we write this story, coronavirus runs rampant across the globe with severe economic implications for all destinations, including Puerto Rico.
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The 1985 song “One Night in Bangkok” mentions many of the overindulgences of this city. One of them is massage parlors. Today, however, a Thai massage is considered an activity that improves one’s physical and mental well-being. The city has shed its former reputation as a place of wild nightlife and decadence, over the past few decades emerging as a major center for international commerce, wellness initiatives and tourism.