How JS Editors Are Living #LikeAJetsetter in 2019
Traveling smartly, stylishly, and consciously is easier than it looks—all it takes is a bit of ambition and resolve. Here’s how our editors are planning on living #LikeAJetsetter themselves in 2019.
Learn a New Skill
In 2019, I want to get out of my comfort zone and learn some new skills. I’m already planning on taking a pottery class, re-learning how to knit, and taking some more Spanish lessons. It’s hard to feel fully immersed in a culture when you can’t converse with the locals, so I’m super excited to brush up on my language skills before my trip to Chile next fall.
Gretchen Dorosz, Senior Photo Editor
Plan More Weekend Getaways
Rather than confine my travel excitement to my few big trips a year, I want to plan more “mini breaks” (as Bridget Jones would say) to local spots or even out of town if I can score a great flight deal.
Molly Steinkrauss, Marketing Manager
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Invest in Global Entry
Every year I say it, but this time, I'm really serious! In 2019, I'm splurging on Global Entry. I took 20 flights in 2018 alone, and each time I got caught up in lines, waiting behind a sea of other travelers, I mentally kicked myself for not investing. The $100 fee (which includes TSA PreCheck) earns you five years of breezing through airport security and customs lines. For anyone who travels internationally more than once a year, it really pays for itself.
Lindsey Olander, Editor
Make Wellness More Routine
A couple months ago, I went on an eye-opening exploration tour of global beauty hotspots in NYC, and I’m excited to apply what I learned to my travels and everyday life. From trying out more Ayurvedic spa treatments to finally mastering the Korean 10-step skincare routine, I hope to take my passions for beauty and wellness to the next level.
Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant
Explore Close to Home
It’s been a few years since I moved from the Midwest to New York City, and I still haven’t explored most of the East Coast. There are so many great cities just a short train ride away, so in the new year, I’m definitely going to cross Philly, D.C., and Boston off my list. Their historic architecture, can’t-miss museums, and fresh seafood are calling my name!
David Hattan, Photo Editor
In 2018, I learned to love using packing cubes to keep my suitcase über-organized. In 2019, I want to learn how to pack lighter. I’m going to downsize my normal luggage to the Away Carry-On and learn how to create better capsule wardrobes for traveling.
Kerry Sainato, Product Manager
Check Off My Food Bucket List
In 2019, I plan on eating my way through my NYC restaurant bucket list. The list is long and varied but these places have the top slots: Sofreh (Persian) in Prospect Heights, Oxomoco (Mexican) in Greenpoint, Atomix (Korean) in Midtown East, and Llama Inn (Peruvian) in Williamsburg.
Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor
Maximize My PTO
I have no problem blowing through all of my PTO on week-long vacations by the time September rolls around, but my resolution for 2019 is to be more strategic by rolling trips into long weekends and taking nighttime flights so that I can hit at least five new destinations this year. On my list: Antigua, Nashville, Iceland, Ireland, and Palm Springs!
Elizabeth Mullen, Associate Marketing Manager
Embrace the Laid-Back Group Getaway
Traveling with a baby can get pretty hairy, so I’m forgoing big bucket-list vacations for when my kiddo gets a little older. Instead, my friends and I are planning a laid-back group getaway and Costa Rica, with its "pura vida" vibe, came out as the unanimous choice. Plus, luckily for me, having built-in babysitters won’t suck.
Saman Westberg, Style Correspondent
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Be More Spontaneous
I’ve always seen myself as a "go with the flow" type of person, but as I’ve gotten older, planning has become the norm. Next year, I'm going to work on my spontaneity and book a flight a day in advance by throwing a dart on a map and traveling to wherever it lands. I want to look back when I’m 80 and think “I can’t believe I did that.” I don’t plan to regret a minute of it!
Tyler Schoeber, Photo Intern
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