Best Spring Break Memories

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Like clockwork, sometime in the dark, cold depths of winter, I think about Spring Break. Specifically, the Spring Breaks of my childhood.

As a kid, Spring Breaks were spent either in Hilton Head, S.C. or my favorite, attending the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training in Clearwater, Fla.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Every woman has their own travel style, myself included. I like to keep things simple, so when it comes to the great carry-on vs. checked bag packing debate, I tend to carry-on whenever possible. I've had checked suitcases go missing and I'm not a big fan of baggage fees. Besides I get antsy staring at a rotating luggage carousel, waiting, waiting, waiting for bags to arrive. I'd much rather get started on my trip. I'll sway my packing style, though, for fantastic duty free deals. I'm a sucker for a good sale or discount.

I was curious as to how other women travel, so I polled the masses. Here, 10 women weigh in on whether they carry-on or check bags and why:

By Amy Bizzarri

When it comes to finding a new hair salon, a review of a new restaurant in town, or ideas for activities in a city you're visiting, nothing beats the recommendation of a good friend. Here are two new apps that will help you gather great recommendations from friends and family, and one that will give you inside info on the local music scene wherever you find yourself in the world. 

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Okay, I consider myself a bit of travel know-it-all. I've traveled far and wide and dealt with every imaginable travel mishap. I pride myself on knowing the ins and outs of frequent flyer and hotel reward programs (almost obsessively). And I trust my gut to pick destinations I'll like (and almost always want to return to). I revel in the travel planning process and the research it involves, but I also like spontaneous adventures when a killer airfare or hotel deal crosses my inbox. For me, putting together a travel itinerary is like the world's greatest puzzle, trying to nail down all the essential details, while having loose plans at the ready.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

My name is Charyn and I'm an Uber addict.

What is Uber, you ask? It's a private, on demand car service that you access through an app. Or as it calls itself, "Everyone's Private Driver." Download the app, sync your credit card and you never have to hail a taxi or try to navigate public transportation again. Simply tap the app, pick a vehicle (options include UberX, a taxi-like service, black car service or an SUV), and a shiny black sedan appears within minutes. There's no dispatcher involved, no verbal communication. Next, hop in your sophisticated ride and head home or to your next destination, without ever having to fumbling for cash or a tip.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

If you're like me, social media plays a major role in the travel experience. Aside from sharing (I mean, showing off) the fab amenities of your hotel, the sights you've seen and every bite to cross your lips, there are many other ways social media can be a useful tool.

Recently, social media expert Amy Chen shared some of her top tips for using social media while traveling with Travel + Leisure. Here are five of Chen's smart ideas you can start using now:

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