RH Note: Necessary Linkage is a semi-weekly collection of current and helpful tidbits from around the internets, curated by the lovely Marissa Hussey, whose honeymoon was one of our first features
La Dolce Vita, et cetera
When my dude and I travel, we totally get a kick out of visiting places made famous by movies or books, especially if they’re a bit obscure and off the beaten path. How much fun would it be to visit Sherwood Forest, The Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo (from Lost in Translation), or Alnwick Castle? (That’s Hogwarts. I’ve just outed myself as a huge nerd, haven’t I?) With a little research, you can find tips and locations for almost any destination. Here’s a great guidebook for Paris, the best 5 spots in Rome, and a Fodor’s guide to The Da Vinci Code. Basically what I’m saying, is that if you show me a person who can go to Salzburg, and not subject their traveling partner to the score of the Sound of Music, in its entirety, I will show you a liar.
How To Have the Best Trip Ever
This How to have the best trip ever article absolutely lives up to its title and is the best list of travel tips I’ve ever read. For real. Get to talking to the locals, plan restaurant choices wisely (don’t blindly trust the most well-known name – you’re likely to get a more authentic experience from a mid-range up and coming spot instead), and move away from the top tourist destinations to get a real feel for a country and its people.
Another amazing travel-related flickr gallery this week. This one of upward camera angles, called “Looking Up,” is making my office’s ceiling look even more lame than I had previously acknowledged.
Beauty and Brains
This gorgeous Santa Barbara wedding on Snippet & Ink is pretty, and also filled with spot-on tips from the bride. My favorite? “Remember that if you are having a good time your guests will too! We danced so hard my legs were aching the next day. And although I was a sweaty, mascara running mess by the end of the night, I had so much fun!” I couldn’t agree more. Don’t forget that you set the mood for your wedding, and if you’re stiff, your guests will be, too. I also advise tossing etiquette to the wind, skipping the “requisite” table-visits, and letting everyone know where they can find you: on the dance floor.
Marissa’s first journey out of the country was on a school trip to England (since then her anglophilia has truly known no bounds). She throughly enjoys seeking out all things “delightfully Internet-y” to share with her friends.