1400’s flatpack house

This timber house built in the 1400s was dismantled and kept in a Buckinghamshire barn – a medieval flat-pack home that’s for sale at £100,000… Mention a ‘flat-pack’ home for sale and you might imagine a latest offering from Ikea, or perhaps something destined for the centre of Tokyo. You’re less likely to imagine a 15th-century former merchant’s house, painstakingly…

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Tiny Andorra

We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 6,079,214-week series, Wiki Wormhole. This week’s entry: Co-Princes of Andorra What it’s about: One two, princes kneel before you, that’s what I said now. Princes, princes who co-rule Andorra, just go ahead now. (And you thought we were kidding last week about trying to get that song stuck in your head.) The…

Can you bare it?

I stumbled upon Daphne on the rooftop of a dusky riad in Marrakech. This six-foot Canadienne with man-sized feet was the only other guest there, and she was naked. Or mostly naked, which is startling for me at the best of times, but particularly in Morocco – a conservative north-African Muslim country. “Oh, er, hello!” “Hi,” she said, blowing a…

Japanese Pod hotel

Take a look at the Nine Hours Capsule Designer by Naruse Inokuma Architects in Osaka, Japan. Would you stay in one of these for the night? Read more courtesy of The Architectural Times.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

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  

Free as a bird

Technology has allowed us to make some incredible strides in recent years. The advent of the drone has given us access to images of some of the most remote and awe-inspiring regions of the world. Before now, some of these sites have never been photographed, due to people being unable to reach those particular areas. Drones are now something we…

Too for tea

From to-go counters to five-star services, these high-design spots are perfect for your next afternoon cuppa. Tour the most beautiful tea shops across the globe. Read more courtesy of ArchitecturalDigest.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…

How to change the past

What if you purchased something that’s non-refundable? With the current pandemic, many travel-related businesses are allowing their customers to get a full refund. Here’s our guide on How to Cancel Non-Refundable Organized Group Tours and Hotels. Read more courtesy of TwoMonkeysTravelGroup.com  

“Make it simple, but significant.”

Quote courtesy of Don Draper. Early spring brings with it a variety of design-focused festivals and events around the world—from New England to Pakistan. In March 2020, Pakistan’s capital will host the first-ever Lahore Design Week, putting it on the map for design lovers. In the USA, Boston—a traditional city experiencing a jolt of new energy—will host Boston Design Week,…

Don’t be afraid of ghost (towns)

With 25,000 euros and 1000 hours of work, Maurizio Cesprini and his partner Paola Gardin rebuilt a ruined home in the medieval village of Ghesc, Italy. They hope other young families will consider their example with a plentiful supply of medieval ghost towns. See more courtesy of Kirsten Dirksen  

Julia Child’s house in France is calling you for dinner

As the world gets ever smaller, and the choices become larger and more available, travel now takes on entirely new vistas of excitement and selection. With the Advent of companies such as Airbnb, you cannot only find the exact place that you want in the exact city that you want, but you may be able to even go several steps…

Turks & Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory only 37 miles long and all together consist of 40 islands and cays, of which only 12 are inhabited. There are two main islands, Grand Turk (Turks Islands) and Providenciales (Caicos Islands). These islands are 575 miles south-east from Florida and 90 miles north of the island of Hispaniola. Turks…

North America – More

North America is one of two continents of the Americas, named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, with a surface area of 24,221,490km² (9,351,969 square miles). It’s in the northern hemisphere, between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north of South America. North America’s highest point is Alaska’s Denali, which rises to 6,194m (20,320 ft) above sea…

What can we learn from over-tourism?

As the world gets smaller and the world gets richer, in general, travel is usually the first thing on everyone’s list. For many countries, tourism has always been there and always will be there and provides sustenance to the inhabitants of those places. Sure, it’s not always easy but sometimes you do what you have to do.  But, more and…

Nevada

Nevada is an arid state of the USA, lying between California and Utah. Most of the state is within the Great Basin, but parts of the northeast drain into the Snake River and the the southern portion is within the Mojave desert and the Colorado River. Please note that while many outsiders pronounce the state’s name as “ne-VAH-duh”, the correct…

England & The UK

  The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom or the UK) is a constitutional monarchy comprising much of the British Isles. This Union is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It occupies all of the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern portion of the island of Ireland and most of the remaining British Isles. The UK is an…

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad is the larger of the two islands that make up the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Regions North Trinidad – Mostly busy and urban, but with some rural and laid back places as well as the north coast beaches and rainforest. Highest peak in the northern mountain range. East Trinidad – somewhat suburban, and the University of…

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