Never go home

Ever walked into a hotel and thought: “I could live here?” These five intimate, beautiful hotels can that feel like the swanky house of your dreams. Read more courtesy of FoodAndWine.com  

Unencumbered Umbria

The gentler, less gilded neighbour of Tuscany, Umbria enjoys a lower profile and seems less troubled by tourism. The “green heart of Italy” doesn’t have an endless stream of visitors plying between their checklist of big-drawer Tuscan Renaissance cities, just miles of undulating hills carpeted in sunflowers, tobacco or untamed bosco (woodland). Read more courtesy of APlaceInTheSun.com  

Osaka Umeda 1-Day Itinerary

Osaka’s Umeda district is the perfect place for venturing out into West Japan’s best area for tourism, the Kansai region. In particular, its high-class urban cityscape lends a sophisticated feeling that travelers will appreciate. Read more courtesy of LiveJapan.com

Sympathetic overdrive

Worrying about the world keeping you up at night?  With the current state of things, there’s quite a lot to lose sleep over. And many of us weren’t even getting great shut-eye before the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read more courtesy of LiveStrong.com  

Take a deep breath in, then slowly exhale it out. Feel better?

Yoga has such a calming effect, doesn’t it? When you can’t get to your studio, you can still get the benefits of yoga at home by following along to these videos. Whether you have 10 minutes or 30, stretching and strengthening your muscles will make your body and mind feel grounded and relaxed. Read more courtesy of PopSugar.com  

Sail the seven seas, over and over

Brian and Karin Trautman have been living on a sailboat for 10 years, and their boat is set up so they can be off the grid in remote places for months at a time with solar and wind power providing electricity, a water maker that turns salt water into fresh water, multiple freezers and loads of storage space for food,…

Bags of personality

A special place to stay can make a holiday – but also break the bank. We’ve found 40 unique UK spots with bags of personality for £100 a room a night or less. Read more courtesy of TheGuardian.com  

Anguilla? Tranquilla!

There are many stunning islands in the Caribbean. St Kitts and Nevis, St Maarten, St Barts, and the British Virgin Islands all draw thousands of tourists every year in search of sun, sand, and tropical relaxation. Anguilla may not be on the top of your must-visit list, and that may be because many of its attractions are largely kept under…

Dieting is not a piece of cake

Diet culture lurks everywhere—from J.Lo and her no-carb, no-sugar diet on the Today Show to friends on Facebook selling supplements and diet plans. Diets, and especially chronic dieting, can be physically and mentally exhausting, not to mention expensive (the U.S. diet industry is currently worth $66 billion). Most diets don’t work. If they did, the diet industry would cease to…

We’re talking about walking

One of the most powerful ways to lose weight, stay healthy, and live longer is so shockingly simple, even a toddler can do it. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other… and then keep going, preferably for at least 30 minutes a day, says Melina B. Jampolis, M.D., author of The Doctor on…

A dear in the headlamps

Melbourne based outdoor company Knog seem to have a thing for launching new products through kickstarter campaigns. Their last few crowd-funded headlamps have been way over-subscribed and it appears their latest product – the 400 lumen Bilby – is no exception. Read more courtesy of wild.com.au.  

Not the straight and narrow

Mapping the Gay Guides visualizes local queer spaces’ evolution between 1965 and 1980 At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order. An introductory note reassures readers that the information contained within the volume is up-to-date, while classifications written in…

One week only sale – appendectomy

In the USA, shopping around for affordable healthcare just got easier thanks to a new federal law that requires health care facilities to publish prices online. The law, which went into effect January 1, 2020 requires hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric hospitals and critical access hospitals to post prices online for all the medical services they provide, according to the Centers…

No fixed address

Morton Jablin lives a simple life. He wakes early, showers, dresses, has breakfast and begins his day. He enjoys tea in the afternoon and fish for his evening meal. He’s not much different than you and me, with one exception: Morton Jablin lives on a cruise ship. Read more courtesy of GoNomad.com  

Weed love to see you, bud

Thailand is in a good position to tap the green rush and forge a path in medical marijuana tourism. Its neighbors are keenly watching its developments, even as the region’s pace toward marijuana legalization is still slow. Read more courtesy of skift.com 

Rose Ball . . .

A visual history of Monaco’s Rose Ball The annual ball was established by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1954, and now raises money for her charitable foundation. Each year, it sees the Monagesque royal family hosting the glamorous and the good from around the globe, with a special theme dictating the dress code. From Princess Alexandra of Kent in 1959,…

Excellence in the Dominican Republic

There was a moment when I was sitting on the rooftop terrace of my Excellence Club Honeymoon Suite, enjoying breakfast on the morning of my checkout, that I wondered to myself, “How is this real?” It wasn’t just about the amazing view of the ocean, impossibly cool breeze or delightfully refreshing green juice that had just been delivered to my…

Home is where you lay your laptop

Keep your job and work remotely while living in different cities around the world. Remote Year creates work and travel programs for inspired groups of professionals who want to travel, live, and work remotely in different cities around the world. Find out if a work and travel program is right for you. Read more courtesy of RemoteYear.com  

It’s Painesville, not Pain’sville

Visiting Cleveland, Ohio (USA)  is endlessly rewarding… and tourism numbers are up! While everyone should visit Cleveland at least once, it’s perfectly understandable that visitors may prefer to lodge outside of the city. Traffic, events, and more keep our local streets bustling and energetic, a fact that can be off-putting to some. Fortunately, there are many incredible places to stay…

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