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Bobby’s Bookmarks – Travel Edition: Our Favorites That We’ve Been Bookmarking This Week

Design: Commune Design

All this week, we’ve brought you the best ways to bring your destination home. But for today’s bookmarks, we’re sharing ways to get away, with the best travel products, places to stay, and far-flung destinations to experience (even if you’re staying home). 

Today, we’ve got an awe-inspiring Airbnb in bali, a cool new hotel in Japan, and movies to inspire your next trip. We’re also highlighting our favorite road trip ready products, plus stylish outdoor apparel and virtual ways to travel this summer. 


Scroll down to see all things travel we’re sharing this week. And if you need a little more inspiration, click here to follow us on Pinterest to see everything we’re currently loving.

A Cool New Hotel in Kyoto

Japan has no shortage of cool spaces and inspiring interiors. And the newest Ace Hotel in Kyoto is no exception. Designed by Commune (Who also designed the Los Angeles, Palm Springs & Chicago outposts of the Ace), the hotel is a clever mix of traditional Japanese elements and modern design. (Think oversize paper lanterns meet warm wood and a mix of bright, poppy colors and patterns.) And while it looks like we won’t be heading to Japan anytime soon, we can still dream about staying here!


Speaking of the land of the rising sun, be sure to check out Queer Eye: We’re In Japan on Netflix now!


Stylish Outdoor Apparel 

Whether you’re hiking, biking, or just taking it easy, we’ve got some stylish (and functional) picks for your next outdoor adventure. To stay cool, you can’t beat this sun hat (which is adjustable, stain-resistant, and ventilated). These fully cushioned women’s hiking socks are ideal for staying comfy and sweat-free on the trail. And this insulated water bottle holder is perfect for keeping hydration close at hand while staying active.


Check out all our favorite apparel for men and women in our Shopping section.

Movies That Transport You 

Movies can have a powerful way of transporting us to a different time and place. And what better time than now to dive into some of the best films shot all over the world. Whatever destination you’re hoping it visit, you can find a film set there. Here are a few of our favorites to help satisfy your wanderlust:


The Best (Virtual) Ways To Travel 

Itching to travel to your favorite locations, museums, or theme parks? Despite the fact that many destinations are closed this summer, you can still experience them – online. Whether you’re looking for something far-flung and historical like a tour of Angkor Wat in Cambodia or  Macchu Pichu in Peru, some stunning scenery at California’s Yosemite National Park, or a day at the world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris, there’s something for everyone. And if you need a little more adrenaline, you can also virtually ride some of Disney’s most popular rides from all over the world. (We’re partial to Splash Mountain at Disneyland.)


Photo: Airbnb

An Awe-Inspiring Airbnb
When it comes to vacation rentals, they don’t get much much better than this stunning property in Bali, Indonesia. A super modern loft in the middle of the jungle and rice paddies, it’s elevated to provide exceptional views of the surroundings- and has everything you might need (or want): a full kitchen, a well-appointed kitchen, plenty of outdoor space and an infinity pool. We’ll be dreaming of this property – and planning our stay on Airbnb once travel is safe again.


To see even more of our favorite Airbnb properties and hotels? Check out Bobby’s Bookings here and here.



Shop Our Favorite Road-Trip Ready Products

Ready to hit the road for a summer getaway? Here are a few products we’ll be packing. This waterproof outdoor blanket will come in handy around the campfire or when you stop to stargaze. For a stylish way to store food and drinks, pick up this soft-sided cooler (that’s also perfect for a picnic in the park). And for a way to create some analog memories, opt for this instant camera. It’s a lot more fun than your iPhone (and comes in 6 different colors).


Photo: Airbnb