FIVE AWESOME PLACES TO STAY FOR UNDER $50
K’s House in Kyoto Super clean, super friendly, and super close to Gion for $42 a night • This Airbnb in Belo Horizonte, Brazil The perfect place for getting to Inhotim, which may be the best thing I have ever seen • The Green Tortoise in San Francisco The first place I ever stayed in San Francisco and awesomely located in North Beach • River City Inn in Singapore Super cheap and five minutes from the MRT in a crazy-pricey hotel city • Also, the beach, trains, airport floors, cars, overnight buses, and, of course, home
FIVE FAVORITE AIRLINES
American At least until they fuck us over again, but until now, our best use of points • Virgin America For power outlets, TV, wifi, and its SFO terminal • JetBlue For TV, leather seats, and Terminal 5 at JFK • Virgin Atlantic Because the Heathrow lounge is amazing • Japan Airlines Origami and toothbrushes in the bathrooms, in economy?
10 FAVORITE PLACES
Brooklyn • London • Japan • South Africa • Brazil • San Francisco • Paris • New Jersey
10 AMAZING FANCY HOTELS
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Terrible interiors (maybe updated since I was there)—but otherwise the most magical, otherworldly place I’ve ever been • The Park Hyatt, Tokyo That’s the Lost in Translation hotel, y’all • Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Spent one night on the floor throwing up from food poisoning (er, not from something I ate here) but otherwise perfect • Shangri-La Pudong, Shanghai Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Bund—amazing • Riad No. 9 Not least because the owners let me literally sleep on their sofa when my reservation was over, they were fully booked up, and I was too sick to move • Otozure, Nagato, Japan A ryokan in a rural part of Japan with an amazing onsen overlooking a river teeming with carp, overlooked by butterflies, and occasionally visited by heron