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.
Where Can A Recently-Married Couple Get a Drink Around Here?
Bon Appetit lists their picks for the World’s Best Hotel Bars in this month’s issue. It’s comprised of the usual suspects, and for good reason: these really are some of the most gorgeous venues around the world to enjoy a libation after a long day of sight-seeing. And if you take a bit of history with your scotch on the rocks, check out the Bacchanology menu from The Connaught in London.
As a creative type who uses Apple products daily, and an early-adopter of all things techy, it pains me to resist the charms and advances of the iPad. And this travel-centric iPad article from the New York Times isn’t making it any easier. It’s one thing to anticipate what you’ll see on a trip and plan accordingly, it’s a completely different one to be allowed to geek-out and find everything you need to know about a place right at the very moment you’re there. Maybe I’ll find a $700-dollar bill on the ground today.
Getting From Here to There
There are two things in this world that sound like they’re in a city, but are actually about 20 miles outside of it: baseball stadiums and airports. Making the connection between your airport and hotel can be a challenge, so Airport Railways of the World aims to help you out. The site provides web links, phone numbers, and even describes what type of travel it is. (And if you needed more convincing, another great article on non-air travel can be found here on the NYT website.)
This thread on in-car games from Lonely Planet made me smile when I came across it. There’s something really fun about car games with your spouse, especially when you get to the point where you’ve instituted your own rules and specifications. For example, when playing the license plate game in our car—shouting out states as you come across them on a drive—you a) cannot begin with the state you are currently in, b) break ties by shouting the capital of the state, and c) FLIP OUT when you see an Alaskan license plate. In Hoboken, New Jersey, no less. It happened. I can prove it with photos.
New Zealand is one of the hottest new-world wine regions, and anyone planning a trip there should spend some time at a few (or more) of its wineries and vineyards. This Fodor’s list highlights a few of the best. Does it get any better than drinking wine in the New Zealand sunshine with your new spouse? My guess is: Not a chance.
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.