The SHG - ThisNext Tastemaker, Elyse Walker, Shares Her Airport Essentials!

Summer is right around the corner and that can only mean weekend getaways and relaxing vacations!

There's an art to traveling stylishly and we asked ThisNext's Fashion Tastemaker, Elyse Walker, for her must-have traveling tips and products! She tells us, 'When I'm traveling, I like to pack light and comfortable. My airport outfit includes skinny jeans, flats, and a cozy top paired with a cotton trench. Looking good and feeling great after a long flight isn't always easy, which is why I pack a few beauty products that make me feel great.'

Check out her entire travel collection here!

Recession Chic - Travel Size Essentials

Whether you're packing for a Spring Break get-away or if you're just looking for purse-friendly sizes to throw in a bag and go, travel sized beauty products are useful in many ways!

Your favorite one-stop shops like Target and Wal-Mart offer many of your favorite brands in smaller packages for vacations and on-the-go! Travel-size items are also a good way to sample a product you've been wanting to try without having to commit until you're sure.

So get a few hand sanitizers or lotions and pop one into every purse, or look for your fave hair care products to stay fly even when you're on vacation! Plus, anything in miniature is just too cute to pass up!

Click on the slideshow to see some of the best travel-size products from our favorite brands!

Payday Splurge (Travel Savvy)!

With the holiday season, comes family trips, winter breaks and fun getaways. While a vacation is always a good time, packing for one can be somewhat of a headache.

You don't want to sacrifice your style for comfort. And what about your bags and travel accessories? Any old duffle just won't do! And what about those pesky TSA regulations? You'll have to leave your regular skincare regimen at home. Or do you?

With all the traveling that's happening, we've decided to lend a hand with five stylishly practical pieces that are perfect for your adventure ... and all days afterward!

Sperry - Topsider Montauk Loafers, $90.00

H20 Plus - Intensive Hydration System, $58.00

Full Tilt - Military Button Cardigan, $17.97

Valextra - U.S.A. Passport Holder, $295.00

Longchamp - Happy Large Leather Tote, $347.99

Daily Obsesh - Mini Vintage Dryer

Do you travel a lot? Are you about to jet off to some exotic destination far far away? Well, if you are then you need the perfect travel accessories. Something that may not cross your mind is a hair dryer. Okay, so usually hotels provide this electric necessity, but how can you be sure? More importantly, don€™t you want something cute, fun, and all your own? I thought so. I cannot get enough of this Mini Vintage Dryer by Corioliss. The design is uber cute and the black background with yellow roses makes it even classier! What€™s even better is that this dryer comes with a perfect little pouch making it almost too cute to handle! The size is perfect for travel and the design is limited edition so grab it while you can. I bet you€™ll smile every time you pull this cutie out of your bag. How can you not! Everyone€™s got a little love for retro style!

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Travel & Style

Although schools are starting, classes are in full swing and the laid back days of summer are no longer present in the office, it's still ok to daydream about a luxurious getaway ... and all the beautiful things you'll be wearing while there! Whether it's the crazy nightlife of Las Vegas that you're craving, or the peaceful waters of a tropical resort, Rue La La and others have got you covered. Plus, check out all the great vacation worthy pieces and accessories that will be guaranteed to turn heads while you're vacationing. It doesn't have to be next week so plan ahead and go on the trip of your dream!

Rue La La - Laguna Cliffs Marriot Resort & Spa, Mandarina Duck, French Connection, Diane von Furstenberg, Genetic Denim, Vince Camuto, Rebecca Taylor

Gilt Groupe - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Antik Batik, Sergio Rossi, Demy Lee, Hanii Y

Ideeli - Banyan Tree Mayakoba, The Venetian Las Vegas, Cabo Azul Resort, Seven Stars Resort, Samsonite, People's Liberation

HauteLook - Decadestwo, Juicy Couture, Juicy Couture Handbags, DermaNew

Gotta Getaway: Take On Shanghai Sustainably At URBN Hotels!

Eco-friendly never looked so comfortable! This time around, why not take a green getaway and give Planet Earth a little vacation too? With it's state-of-the-art modernism, it's easy to forget that there's actually a cause behind the swanky URBN Hotels. A mere peek at the chic, boutique lodging makes it hard to believe that China's first sustainable hotel is a former factory warehouse. An extensive effort has been put into the greenness of URBN Hotels, located in the heart of Shanghai, including furnishings and decor made from all recycled materials. Its environmentally friendly practices are the beginning to a new breed of hotels with carbon-neutral practices and commitments to leaving as minimal earth-harming footprints. The company even prides itself on its investment in the growth of the million-tree project, one devoted to the planting of trees reserved for the purpose of compensating for emissions. You're even offered the opportunity to purchase carbon credits to make you feel better about your flight halfway around the world! Don't get the wrong idea: the environment isn't the only thing treated like royalty at URBN. The hotel's 26 rooms, spa suite and 2 penthouses provide the ultimate in guest comfort. With in-house accommodations like their guest-only rooftop cocktail lounge and concierge options that include guided bike tours and Chinese Mandarin language tutoring, guests are guaranteed a memorable Shanghai experience. View the slideshow to take a peek at the sleek and sensible carbon-neutral model that will soon be the new craze in tourism: Shanghai's URBN Hotels!

The Coolest Bar Around

Get cool, get downright freezing! London is my favorite place to visit and on one of my recent trips over there I discovered the Absolut Ice Bar. Nestled in a quaint little nook off of Regent Street you€™ll find a little slice of Sweden, since everything is made from ice found in the frozen Torne River in Jukkasjärvi. This is truly an experience you cannot afford to miss. Below zero temperatures, silver parkas, SHOT GLASSES MADE OF ICE! This bar will definitely impress. The entire place is made of ice including chairs, tables, sculptures, and the bar itself! My favorite part is the phone booth sculpture. A trip to London isn't complete unless you make a stop at this bar. Yes, the price is a little steep (about 35 dollars entrance fee, with one drink) but really, how often can you say you sipped a cocktail in the middle of summer at -5�° Celsius?
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Getaway To Celebrity and Volcanic Hot Spot -- Iceland's Hótel Rangá!

Imagine an Icelandic country lodge so cool, there's not only horseback riding and bird-watching, but ATV tours and river rafting! How about so cool that even celebrities are known to frequent the Four Star hotel that's not only green energy powered, but only uses hot water heated by actual nearby springs! But the coolest part about this Icelandic hotel is probably just the view of Mount Hekla and its oozing goo of fire, not to mention the Jeep-guided and helicopter tours of the active volcano. Actually, cool is truly synonymous with Hòtel Rangà for the subpolar climate. There's nothing better to heat you up, though, than the outdoor hot-spring hot tubs, which happen to offer premiere seats for eruption sightings and glacier-action underneath a sky illuminated by the Northern Lights (best seen between September and April!). With views and activities abound, there's always time to relax at a fine dining establishment situated beside a world ranked salmon river when not in your newly renovated room. Speaking of rooms, its 15 room collection of World Pavilion suites feature continent themed decor with authentically crafted furniture from each of the world's 7 geographic regions. Regardless of the themed rooms, your cultural immersion within the host country trumps all, as the hotel sits right in the heart of southern Iceland's most scenic adventure-land and most exciting cities. With celebrity sightings, adventure, and beauty galore, your stay at Hótel Rangá will be the trip of a lifetime! Checkout the slideshow for some of the sights that Hótel Rangá has in store!

Evan Hecox's Prints Are Invigorating On The City-centric, Art-loving Eye!

Gazing at a piece of art can sometimes take you straight from the gallery into the frame. The postcard-like etchings of Evan Hecox are just those types of pieces, as many of his series' evolved from his travels to places like Tokyo, Mexico and Berlin. Using 2 to 5 tones, Hecok creates dramatic reproductions of his travel photo albums that tell Hunter S. Thompson-like stories; silhouetted and obscured, yet very emotionally descriptive. The skylines, vendor cabanas and other mundane yet illustratively defining images of the culture and cities of Hecok's visits are transformed from everyday images to captivating masterpieces by his unusual styling techniques. Newspaper print and Chinese character script are used in place of traditional smudging and hatching tactics to create shading, figures without so-much more than an outline beside ones that have been articulately detailed and selectively colored objects highlighted among the chaotically-depicted, sedated urban settings. The etch-a-sketch looking silk-screened prints are produced on renewable green energy and carbon-free paper so that Hecok's artistic expressions are sure to also make environmentally sound statements. Turn your home into an art gallery of graphically alurring travel souvenirs with Evan Hecok's prints! Get a feel for Hecok's work in this slideshow!

Gotta Getaway To Glamour And Grandeur At The Peninsula Hong Kong

Built in 1928 and known to celebrities, top business men and other elite as one of the world's most extravagant and elegant hotels, The Peninsula Hong Kong barely needs an introduction. But for those of us who don't rub elbows with famous socialites and VIP on a regular basis, a short synopsis of just how gorgeous and accommodating this magnificent Hong Kong hotel is is in order. Already a thriving, international city, Hong Kong is an ideal vacation spot for many reasons, and a stay at the Peninsula would only add to the list. Imported marble, vaulted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, gold filigree and exotic flower arrangements are just the beginning to this 5-star hotel and it's beauty. Glitz and grandeur are balanced with an edge of class and sophistication in every nook and cranny of this gigantic beauty. Spacious suites of plush bedding, wrap around windows, heavy drapes and fully equipped living and dining areas and other luxurious amenities, as well as world-glass room service, is just the tip of the ice-berg. If you ever want to venture out of you're gorgeously luxe suite, you'll be met with multiple gourmet restaurants and dining facilities that feature international chefs and scrumptiously made dishes. Not hungry? Peruse the designer label boutiques at the Peninsula Arcade, that include favorites like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Fendi, Ports 1961, Harry Winston, Cartier, Prada, Hermes and a long list of more well-known luxury names. There are also the best gym facilities and luxurious and relaxing spa centers for guests that feel the want for a little pampering. It's not just the brilliance of crystals, the 5-star food, and the couture-dreamland in the midst of one of the world's most live and exciting cities that makes the Hong Kong Peninsula so amazing; it's the superb and impeccable service from all staff that really sets it above other luxury hotels. If you're in the area and not looking to be an over-night guest, the Peninsula Hong Kong also offers reservations for business meetings, large events and weddings. Splurge on yourself and book a stay at legendary The Peninsula Hong Kong, but click on the slideshow first for a glimpse of it right now!