Spring Break Options for the Style-Setting College Student
Four style-setting globe-trotters tell us where they're dying to go in 2014 (plus, MC's picks for how to make it happen).
By Julia Felsenthal
1. LAUREN BUSH LAUREN CEO of FEED Projects
"The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia."
Budget: Try the Golden Temple Villa. (From $15; goldentemplevilla.com) Cushy: Splurge on the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. (From $296; raffles.com) Feel-Good:Build houses with Habitat for Humanity. ($1,750 for a 10-day trip; habitat.org/gv)
2. SARA BAREILLES Singer-songwriter
"Old churches and amazing, affordable meals in Bologna, Italy."
Budget: Book a room on Airbnb.com. (From $35) Cushy:Stay at the Grand Hotel Majestic "già Baglioni." (From $250;grandhotelmajestic.duetorrihotels.com) Feel-Good:Help a small-scale farmer through WWOOF Italia. ($34 for a year's membership; wwoof.it)
3. NATASHA LYONNE Actress
"Volcanic hot springs and incredible skiing in Las Trancas, Chile."
Budget: Stay down the mountain at Cabañas Los Andes. (From $100; cabanaslosandes.com) Cushy:Ski-in/ski-out at the Gran Hotel. (From $191; termaschillan.cl) Feel-Good:Teach English in Santiago and hit the slopes at nearby Portillo. ($2,575 for two weeks; unitedplanet.org)
4. LIYA KEBEDE Founder of Lemlem
"Namibia, for the sand dunes, which change color with the sun."
Budget: Go for the Cardboard Box hostel in Windhoek. (From $33; cardboardbox.com.na) Cushy: Spring for the Wolwedans Dune Lodge in the Namib Desert. (From $300; wolwedans.com) Feel-Good: Help farmers and elephants cohabitate in Damaraland. ($1,295 for two weeks; desertelephant.org)