All posts tagged: Travel

The Ultimate Honeymoon Advice from a Luxury Travel Advisor

Just the thought of jetting off on a sweet, sweet honeymoon can often get couples through the most stressful moments of wedding planning. However, carving out the time (and budget) to organize a life-changing trip while also organizing the biggest event of their lives? No small feat. So, we called in Michelle Manas, Founder & Owner of Uncorked Escapes, for some practical honeymoon advice that’s still very much fantastical (hint: safaris and “adventuremoons” are involved): So, what’s the ideal booking timeline for people using a travel agent? Ideally, nine months to a year in advance is best for premium locations. Booking this far out will afford the best pricing and availability to ensure that couples have a great selection at a great price! And what about the ideal timeline for people doing it themselves? If couples opt to book their own honeymoon, I would recommend starting at least a year in advance, longer if possible. It does take a lot of time to research online and sift through the overwhelming amount of information. I believe …

It’s Here: Zola x Backcountry

Adventurous couples, rejoice! We are so excited to announce that Zola has exclusively partnered with Backcountry, the leading outdoor store. Starting today, hikers and campers in love can add gifts from our epic collection of top-notch equipment. From next-level tents and heavy-duty backpacks to compact hammocks and sleeping bags, there are nearly 700 gifts featured from 14 of the most sought-after outdoor brands, including Goal Zero, Kammok, Mountainsmith, Rab, and more. Ready to gear up for a lifetime of shared adventures? Course you are. Add some adventurous gifts to your registry today.

5 Wedding Gifts for Jetsetters

Photo c/o @doyoutravel on Instagram Wedding registries are anything but ordinary these days. Now more than ever, couples are registering for products and experiences that complement their jetset lifestyle. From vacation funds, travel accessories and one-of-a-kind experiences, almost anything goes. Whether you have plans to backpack through South America or lounge in a bungalow off the Caribbean, these wedding gifts will help get you there: 5 Weddings Gifts for Jetsetters #1 Perfect Carry-On Luggage by Bric Have you heard? Luggage takes the cake as the number one gift couples regret not registering for. Out of a survey of over 625 engaged and newly married couples, approximately 25% wish they added luggage to the list. It’s a quality gift you will always need, so let your guests help you invest in something that will last. #2 Molded Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow Avoid starting your honeymoon with a crick in your neck! Register for a travel pillow, so you can arrive to your destination blissful and balanced. Plus, you can use it to snuggle up to your new …

Summer Travel Essentials

If you’re lucky, you have at least one more summer getaway planned for this year. Whether it’s out east or across the pond, a destination wedding or a camping excursion, get prepared with our favorite summer travel essentials. Travel Essentials Journal Write down all your trip details in this travel journal to remember those in-between moments you weren’t able to capture on Snapchat. It’s built to withstand the natural elements as well as the bottom of your suitcase thanks to a linen-wrapped cover and smyth sewn binding. 3-Piece Jetset Set Luggage is one of our favorite wedding registry adds because it is sure to get a lot of use now and well after the honeymoon ends. We love this versatile 3-piecer that comes with one carry-on, one medium and one large suitcase – all with 360-degree wheel movement for hassle-free travel. Turn on Group Gifting to let your guests go in on this set together. Patio Party Cote D’Azur Beach Bag Whether you’re headed to the local beach or halfway across the world, sun in …

Pro Tips For Planning A Destination Wedding in Bali

Destination weddings are a great way to mix up the wedding season circuit, get some overdue sunshine and make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. But planning a wedding overseas can be a little daunting to say the least, especially when you don’t know the lay of the land. We took to the pros at Bridestory to help you plan your dream wedding in Bali, our destination wedding hot spot du jour. The key to a seamless planning process is to work with planners and vendors you trust. This goes without saying for all wedding planning, but of course it is a bit easier to source the good from the bad in your hometown than say, halfway across the world in Indonesia. Making the most of ratings on reputable sites is an easy first step to take when scouting a team to assist your wedding process. User reviews can help in all aspects, from choosing your wedding planning team, finding a photographer and selecting decor. Going local is always your best bet when it comes …

An Adventurous Wedding Registry: #ZolaCouple Elena & Greg

A love for travel and trying new foods, this #ZolaCouple’s registry is all about adventure. Elena and Greg met in Seville, Spain and got engaged on a balcony overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Sonoma, California. Their relationship has been defined by extraordinary experiences they have shared together around the world. In keeping with who they are as a couple, they created a unique wedding registry that should inspire a little wanderlust in all of us. How did you meet? We met while studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain during our junior year of college. It’s funny because we went to high school 10 minutes away from each other (Greg actually attended Elena’s senior prom, but with another girl!) and went to the same college (University of Pennsylvania), but didn’t actually meet until Spain. How did you get engaged? We got engaged when Greg surprised Elena with a trip to Sonoma, California. We knew we would be moving to California and he wanted to propose in a place that represented the next step we would take in our lives …

Destination Inspiration: Wellfleet, MA

Cape Cod, Massachusetts boasts some of the most breathtaking views on the East Coast. The seaside town of Wellfleet not only inspires wanderlust but also supplies a style that’s perfectly aligned with our not-so-secret love of all things nautical. From oysters to ocean views, this idyllic New England destination is perfect for a  romantic getaway or girls’ weekend. Check out some of our favorite things to do for a stylish summertime escape! 1 | Soak Up the Sun at the Cape Cod National Seashore No trip to the Cape is complete without a visit to the beach! Hit up Marconi Beach to catch some rays and stick your toes in the sand. Set up the Picnic at Ascot Beach Shelter on windier days, and tote along a Coyuchi Mediterranean Guest Towel for drying off in style. 2 | Hit the Dance Floor at the Wellfleet Beachcomber Situated adjacent to the sand and diagonal to the dunes, the ‘Comber is the perfect place for good food and live music. Don your dancing shows for a night of jamming out to the likes of Deer Tick and G. Love, and …

Travel Essentials for Your Weekend Getaway

Planning a weekend getaway in the next few weeks? Whether you’re heading to the mountains or visiting family, packing lightly and efficiently for a quick weekend away is essential to a smooth trip. We love a good weekender bag, perfect as a carry-on or for a roadtrip. A quality camera is also a must for the journey, as well as a useful camera strap for taking photos on-the-go. Check out our roundup of travel essentials and enjoy your weekend away! Shop these travel essentials: 1. Tumi Alpha 2 Small Soft Travel Satchel 2. Polaroid Z2300 Digital Instant Camera 3. Tumi Alpha Bravo Knox Backpack 4. Fotostrap The Classic Fotostrap 5. Victoria Charisma Tote in Sand

Beginner’s Guide To: Luggage

As you’re packing up and heading out of town for the holidays, we figured luggage must be on your mind. Well, maybe that Thanksgiving meal is top priority, but sure, luggage too. So, what better time for a little lesson on luggage? We highly recommend registering for this travel essential, but some questions come to mind. How many bags should you register for? What material is best for you? What about all those different sizes? Let’s break it down, shall we? Hard vs. Soft We recommend using hard luggage for protecting fragile items. Hardside suitcases tend to have soft interiors like foam, perfect for keeping your things safe. As for soft material suitcases, they’re great for fitting in tight spaces since they mold to the space they’re in. They also can expand so if you’re planning to shop on your trip, you can shove those extra pieces in without a problem. Luckily, both tend to be pretty lightweight these days so you don’t have to worry about weight being an issue. Choosing a size Consider your travel style when choosing …