Bridget Gleeson Travel Writer

Bridget Gleeson
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High-low traveler: weekend notebook
High-low traveler: weekend notebook

From a five-star hotel in Uruguay to the villas (slums) of Buenos Aires? Now that’s my kind of work week.

Classic / contemporary: Christmas in the Big Apple
Classic / contemporary: Christmas in the Big Apple

As New Yorkers left the city in mass exodus, we rolled into Penn Station just in time for the holidays.

Vintage Wonderland: South Beach
Vintage Wonderland: South Beach

After one bicycle ride down Ocean Drive, I was ready to chop off my hair, start smoking cloves, and ditch my Macbook for a vintage typewriter.

Los Angeles, Ablaze
Los Angeles, Ablaze

‘Remnants of a lost Los Angeles, city of the mind, remembered and yearned for, the neon lights of LA – celestial fires of another sort, green, gold, ruby red, electric blue…

36 Utterly Selfish Hours in Budapest
36 Utterly Selfish Hours in Budapest

I skipped the museums. But I had breakfast in the subway, pretended to shop for apples and saw lots of beautiful Hungarian women.

In hot water
In hot water

Yesterday I floated in the waters of Budapest’s thermal spas. Yes, the system is confusing if you don’t know Hungarian – and yes, the older gentlemen are satisfyingly rotund in their tiny swimsuits.

Mini-break in Lake Geneva
Mini-break in Lake Geneva

Much as I adore my friends, I loathe the phrase ‘girls’ getaway.’ I like ‘mini-break,’ as the Brits say – or better yet, the Spanish word ‘escapadita’ (little escape.)

Valentine getaway
Valentine getaway

I know it’s a greeting-card holiday. But I decided to plan a mini-vacation for two this Valentine’s Day – in my defense, I had a very good reason.