Where JS Editors Are Traveling This Year
With so many incredible destinations around the world, deciding where to spend your precious vacay time isn't easy. At Jetsetter, our 2018 travel wishlist is long and varied and will take hundreds of thousands of PTO day to work through. But as they say, slow and steady wins the race and we're knocking them off one by one starting RIGHT NOW .
This year I'm hitting up Palm Springs, Barbados, and the Yucatan. First comes Palm Springs; it will be my second time visiting the town, which I adore. I've been dying to stay at Korakia Pensione for years and this will finally be my chance! I plan to relax by the pool, check out the city’s mid-century modern architecture, shop the adorable furniture stores like Modern Way and a la mod, grab dinner at Workshop Kitchen + Bar, and of course, drive out to the desert to visit the magical Joshua Tree National Park.
- Gretchen Moosbrugger, Photo Editor
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The first time I went to Stockholm, I was blown away. It was in the middle of winter, and cold as all hell, but I didn't care. The Medieval architecture is so perfectly preserved, the design shops to die for, the people, absolutely lovely (and I mean both friendly and ridiculously attractive). I got the Scandinavian bug and now I need more, so I'm planning a trip there this summer with my family. We're going to stop in Copenhagen (maybe I'll score a table at Noma if I get my act together!) and Stockholm, then visit the fjords and some trolls :). It's going to be incredible.
- Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor
Traveling to Iceland during winter is a big risk weather-wise, but for cold-weather lovers (like myself), the rewards are tenfold. It was a race to squeeze in sights in January's less than four full hours of daylight, but for my husband and I, that was half of the fun. After a tour down the south coast, hitting big-name waterfalls like Skógafoss (all the more magical at sunrise), the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, and—because the stars, or rather glaciers, aligned—a hike into an ethereal ice cave, we took a road trip up to the snowy Snæfellsnes Peninsula for a get-away-from-it-all retreat at Hótel Búðir.
- Lindsey Olander, Editor
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This year I'm planning a spring road trip through West Texas. On the list of stops is Marfa--I can't wait to explore the artist community and finally see that famous Prada sculpture--and Big Bend National Park! I've heard the ancient limestone canyons are a real sight to see especially at sundown
- Anita Ng, Photo Editor
Since I usually only have eyes for far-flung destinations, this year I’m challenging myself to embrace domestic travel. First on my list: Portland, OR—the hipster heartland of the Pacific Northwest. Having never been before, I will be indulging in a few tourist rights of passage: perusing titles at Powell’s City of Books, browsing the boutiques in the Pearl District, and taste-testing Voodoo Doughnuts. That said, I’m also looking forward to agenda-less bike rides and copious coffee pitstops.
- Chelsea Stuart, Editor
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I may live on the East Coast but I've never been to Washington DC! It's the perfect long weekend getaway with a wealth of historical landmarks and iconic art galleries and museums, including the relatively new David Adjaye-designed National Museum of African American History and Culture. I've got a long list of buzzy new restaurants Im dying to try and I plan to stay at the new Line Hotel, which is a destination in itself with 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and live Full Service Radio broadcasts.
- David Hattan, Photo Editor
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Turks and Caicos
I’m planning a mother-daughter trip to Turks and Caicos this spring (my mom is 50% on board and I’m 150% on board, so the math evens out). I can’t stop looking at photos of the beautiful resorts around Providenciales--how luxe does the Amanyara look?! No matter where we end up, I'm excited to walk down the beach, look for sea turtles, go snorkeling, and relax with a tropical drink in my hand.
– Elizabeth Mullen
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