For the expat searching for the comforts of home or the native dying for some international flare, subscription services are the perfect match. The following services —either available worldwide or promise to bring the world to you — will appeal to every traveler and traveler at heart.
Thanks to Candy Japan, it is now possible to sample authentic Japanese cuisine at home. For $25 a month, subscribers receive two envelopes of mystery candies that range from sweet and chocolaty to sour and gummy. The free worldwide shipping ensures you’ll never have to be without this addictive treat.
Loot Crate caters to the gaming community by offering reoccurring deliveries of clothing, figurines and candies based on popular comic book and video game franchises. One-month plans are $29.95, three-month plans are $28 per month and the six-month plan costs $27 per month. Prices cover shipping fees to 10 different countries that include Sweden, Australia and Ireland, as well as the U.K and the United States.
Those who don’t travel as often as they’d like can fill the gap with a subscription to Hazel Lane. Every month, subscribers receive a box full of hard-to-find goodies from a featured city. Beverages, snacks and home goods are included in each delivery and products can be customized according to dietary or lifestyle preferences. Prices — dependent on box size — start at $46.99 per month and top at $179.99 per month.
Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited service offers bookworms a library of more than 700,00 novels and audio books for $10 a month. Popular titles such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games are available and the service is compatible with all Android and Kindle devices. New books can be ordered wherever there’s a WiFi connection.
The post-breakup blues are the perfect motivation to put another stamp on your passport. After cutting ties with the ex, there’s nothing better for your mental health than taking some time away for yourself. Here are the perfect places to get back into your groove.
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.
When it comes to local, authentic tapas bars in the capital of Catalonia, they can be considered a dime a dozen. There are loads of options to choose from, so many so the average visitor to Barcelona can be completely confused as to where to even begin a search for pan con tomate. But one unsuspecting gem in the trendy neighborhood of El Born features a no-fuss, no-nonsense approach to traditional Spanish tapas, adding an extra touch of authenticity with the homemade cava.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Hotels, airlines and travel companies are constantly looking for the best way to offer guests unique and memorable experiences. One of the latest ways hotels have expanded guests’ cultural exposure is through specialty concierges, or on-hand experts who can arrange bespoke travel experiences for individuals or groups.