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5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee

New 150-mile Cornish cycle route to open in the autumn

West Kernow Way begins and ends in Penzance and has been developed by Cycling UKA new Cornish cycling route that takes in some of the UK’s most spectacular coastal scenery as well as atmospheric old industrial works and bronze age monuments is due to open in the autumn.Called the West Kernow Way, the 150-mile route begins and ends in Penzance and is designed to take four days to complete. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, Life and style, UK News, Cycling, Cornwall, Cornish, Penzance, West Kernow Way

5 Safety Rules You Must Follow When Planning A Family Hunting Trip

If you are an outdoor lover, you will probably want to introduce your kids to the thrill of the wild at some point. It makes sense to take them for their first family hunting tour when they are old enough to handle the rigors of the experience and enjoy the excitement it offers. But it also requires good planning as the leader of the group because you will want your family to have a safe and memorable experience. Fortunately, planning a family hunting trip isn’t as daunting as it sounds. F...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Camping, Hunting, Family Activities, Family Camping, Family Vacation, Family trip, Camping Trip, Hunting Trip

After being an investment banker and an Uber exec, I knew the corporate world wasn't for me. I launched a private luxury travel business and have never been happier.

Sarah Groen is the founder of Bell & Bly Travel Design, a luxury travel company. Sarah Groen Sarah Groen is a luxury travel advisor and business owner based in Houston, Texas. After working in finance and tech, in 2018 she launched a company to help busy execs plan luxury vacations. Groen's fees usually start at $500 per week of travel, and most of her clients spend over $1,000 a day on their trips. See more stories on Insider's business page. My love of travel started young - now ...
Tags: Travel, Google, US, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Portugal, Patagonia, Norway, Houston, Santa, Bahamas, Luxury Travel, Arctic Circle, Bhutan

The city my grandfather used to call home no longer exists – except in our minds

After his death, I wanted to know more about his life, and the city that made him and very nearly killed himEvery Hanukkah through my childhood, if I was visiting my grandparents’ Liverpool home, my Grandpa Oskar told me the exact same story. With a pickle on his side plate – my grandma serving up his favourite dinner of latkes, vusht (smoked sausage) and eggs – he’d recount the night during this very Jewish festival in 1937 that his family – our family – fled for their lives from the Nazis.The ...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Family, England, Science, Life and style, Holocaust, Second world war, Health & wellbeing, Liverpool, Europe Holidays, Poland Holidays, Oskar

Nappy nomads: the couples who do #vanlife with babies on board

As the vanlife community grows up, a new generation is being born into the bohemian travelling lifestyle. Doosie Morris meets the couples who take their lives, and babies, on the roadIn October 2020, 34-year-old Karstan Smith had just returned from a 15,000km drive. Four months earlier the Newcastle native had set off in a 1968 Kombi panel van with his childhood sweetheart, Maxine, and their baby daughter, Zuri, and headed north. Within a week of being home, he’d thrown out 90% of his clothes, p...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Life and style, Newcastle, Australia Holidays, Maxine, Kombi, Caravans and campervans, Zuri, Doosie Morris, Karstan Smith

Wheel life with the ladies in the van

Many middle-aged American women are selling up and shipping out, taking to the roads alone in their mobile homesSarah Gabriel found her life’s meaning in a small town in Kansas on a cold autumn morning in 2020. It was the hour before dawn in a Walmart car park and the 63-year-old rolled back the strip of floor underlay that serves as makeshift curtains on the windows of her 2008 Honda minivan to the awesome sight of a full moon looming above the spectral white of Walmart’s security lights.“Here ...
Tags: Travel, Women, Walmart, Life and style, Society, Kansas, Middle age, Honda, Dorothy, Sarah, Camping Holidays, Gabriel

Secular pilgrims: why ancient trails still pack a spiritual punch

Where kings and abbots walked, tourists now follow. Are these increasingly popular trips just another holiday or are we getting more religious?The numbers are striking and puzzling in our secular, sceptical age when organised religion in the west is in steep decline. In the early 1980s, the annual tally of those walking the Camino, the thousand-year-old Christian pilgrim route from France to Santiago de Compostela in north-western Spain, had dropped to a few thousand at best. By 2019, before Cov...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Fitness, France, Religion, Spain, Life and style, World news, Health & wellbeing, Walking, Santiago De Compostela, COVID

I flew on a $2 million 'personal' private jet that needs only one pilot and saw why it was among 2020's most popular private jets

Flying on a Cirrus Vision Jet. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Cirrus Vision Jet is among the newest personal private jets flying, and requires only one pilot to fly it. The $2 million plane allows pilots to fly farther and faster with minimal additional training. Proponents say it's the perfect alternative to the airlines because of jet's low operating costs, ease of use, and versatility. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most perceptions of private aviation inc...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, News, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing

What To Do When You’re at a Crossroads in Life

It happens to the best of us—that moment in life when you’re at a crossroads and you’re not sure what to do next. But what many people don’t realize is that this can be an incredibly enriching and exciting time. Crossroads can open new opportunities or take you in directions that you never thought possible. If you find yourself at a point in life where you’re not sure which road to take, check out the ideas below. You never know where it might lead! Establish a Goal One of the most...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Goals, Back To School, Career Change, Life Goals, BSN, Home Life, Crossroads, Health Goals

Who hasn’t eaten chocolate spread straight out of the jar, and mistaken it for love? | Grace Dent

‘Although the pandemic has been cruel and frightening in a thousand ways, one tiny, shining light of joy is how it has permitted us time off from trying to be better’It’s your final chance to see me in this shoddy state: there are going to be some changes. A sleeker, brighter, better, post-pandemic me is coming out of lockdown. Yes, “data not dates”, our prime minister did warn us, but regardless, the date I’m focusing on is 12 April, the earliest outdoor dining can begin again – and the data I ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Friendship, Life and style, Pasta, Atkins, Chocolate, Heinz, Diets and dieting, Liz Hurley, Coronavirus

New Marais Fashion Boutique: Paradoxe Paris

Before I get to today’s post, I want to thank everyone for watching my live Montmartre Tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I know some of you had trouble viewing the event, and also, if you watched it on YouTube, you couldn’t comment, so I apologize for that. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate. Enjoy!   Walking ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Instagram, Shopping, Youtube, France, Paypal, Raphael, Jeremy, Catherine, Marais, PAUL, Elie, Richard Nahem, Paradoxe Paris, Montmartre Tour

Sling a hammock, go on a home retreat: how to satisfy your lockdown wanderlust

Holidays may still feel a long way away but you can calm your itchy feet with these tips from adventurers, explorers and seasoned travellersIt is still more than a month until people can go on holiday in England, while foreign travel won’t be allowed until at least 17 May. So how can you get your travel fix without breaking lockdown rules? We asked some seasoned travellers how they are exploring the world from their own homes. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Family, Maps, England, Television, Podcasts, Life and style, World news, Culture, Yoga, Hobbies, Yoga Holidays, Coronavirus

British Airways has reportedly sent its most iconic jet since the Concorde to be scrapped. See inside the plane that shuttled VIP flyers between New York and London.

A British Airways Airbus A318 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider British Airways is scrapping the all-business class jet that only served the London-New York route. The Airbus A318 stretched only eight rows and was fitted with luxurious lie-flat seats.  The flight used London's smaller City Airport to directly connect the Big Apple with London's financial district.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. British Airways just dealt a blow to its premium customers as ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, Air Travel, Life, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Atlantic, Netherlands, Concorde, Airbus, Boeing

An old Tokyo men’s shop and an old Tokyo man

Some awnings are definitely more impressive than other awnings.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Fashion, Tokyo

A Spanish startup is offering trips to space in helium balloons as a cheaper alternative to SpaceX

Setting off from Andalucia in the south of the country, the space trip will take six hours. Zero 2 Infinity Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will soon be launching operational helium balloon space flights. Tourists will be taken 40 kilometers above Earth, allowing them to enjoy the "overview effect." As well as being lower cost, it's a lower risk operation than more ambitious missions like SpaceX. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Founded in 2009 by Jose Mariano Lopez-...
Tags: Travel, Space, Spacex, Science, Life, International, Trends, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Mars, Andalucia

4 things to consider before allowing your employees to work abroad

Allowing employees to work overseas is doable but may be complicated. FG Trade/Getty Images Post COVID, more professionals may want to combine remote work with international travel. While this can be doable and beneficial for both employee and employer, there are legal details to consider. Research whether or not healthcare and benefits can continue overseas and how local employment laws may differ. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Traditionally, the term digital nom...
Tags: Travel, California, France, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Canada, Nova Scotia, Working Abroad, Nordic, Inc, Contributor, Pandemic, IRA Roth

Best Places To Buy A Vacation Home

Traveling is a great way to learn and expand your horizons.  Vacation time is a time that we all hope will bring wonder and excitement to our lives, and sometimes you find a spot that just speaks your language.   If you haven’t yet found the best place to really dig into your vacation experience by purchasing a vacation home, you should make sure you’re investigating all the best routes.   Take a moment to read a little about some of the top places to buy a vacation home around the w...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Greece, Australia, Mexico, Italy, Vacations, Vacation, Albania, Melbourne, Costa Rica, Mediterranean, Vacation Home, Puglia, Puglia Italy, Tulum

1920s Tokyo in 2020s Tokyo?

The best of the past and the worst of the present?
Tags: Travel, Photography, Fashion, Tokyo

JetBlue founder David Neeleman's new airline is almost ready for takeoff with the addition of new aircraft - here's what we know about Breeze Airways

Breeze Airways founder David Neeleman. Paulo Fridman/Corbis/Getty Images David Neeleman's Breeze Airways is launching flights this year after a pandemic-induced delay. The low-cost airline is Neeleman's fifth and plans to fly direct routes between secondary markets. Breeze's first aircraft arrived in December 2020 and more are on the way, on track for a 2021 debut. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Breeze Airways, the new start-up airline founded by David Neeleman of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Air Canada, Planes, Time, US, Trends, Tech, Flying, New York Times, Jim Murphy, Aviation, Airlines

14 essential items you should keep in your car during the winter

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. DMOS Collective It's always a good idea to be prepared for accidents or mishaps while on the road, but it's especially important during the winter. Every car should come with a jack and a tire iron, but those basic essentials aren't enough to fully prepare you for winter driving. We rounded up 12 useful items...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Transportation, Winter, Life, US, Trends, Driving, Allen, PSI, NoCO, Winter Storms, Amir Ismael, Insider Reviews 2021, Amazon EPAuto

10 inspiring hobbies taken up by readers during lockdown

Using Shakespeare plays, mum’s cooking and even Lego as inspiration, our tipsters – and their kids – have discovered ingenious ways not just of de-stressing, but of feeling more aliveThis is about my autistic daughter’s hobby. She’s nine, and since last March has become an avid birdspotter and photographer. It’s been great to be outside finding nature in the city, and to see her thrive and grow, walking to and exploring local parks. She’s now got an amazing mentor – wildlife artist and photograp...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Lego, Hobbies, Craft, Top 10s, Shakespeare, Rest And Relaxation, Emma Continue, Alfie Bowen

Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/ The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, Hollywood, Air Travel, California, Washington, Cbs News, Life, White House, Planes, US, Tel Aviv, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg

‘I don’t know what I’d have done without it’: the hobbies helping people through lockdown

From stiles to greetings cards, map-making to whittling, niche interests have become a lifeline for people struggling through successive lockdownsIt all started three years ago as an antidote to the angry, inflamed opinions on Twitter. I just thought, let’s make something nice here so I started posting photos of stiles that I’d taken on my daily fell runs in the Lake District. I chose stiles simply because I have to stop at them when I run. They make you pause and look around and I like that. On...
Tags: Travel, Maps, Life and style, Hobbies, Day trips, Walking Holidays, Lake District, Rest And Relaxation, Netherlands Canada New Zealand

21 things to look forward to in 2021 – from meteor showers to the Olympics

From finally seeing the back of Donald Trump to being in a football stadium – the new year is full of promiseYou probably found a few things to enjoy about last year: you rediscovered your bicycle, perhaps, or your family, or even both, and learned to love trees. And don’t forget the clapping. Plus some brilliant scientists figured out how to make a safe and effective vaccine for a brand new virus in record time. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Space, Music, Politics, Science, Television, Film, Sport, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, History, Culture, US politics

After our 112-mile hike in the Sierra Nevada, I won’t underestimate my kids again

Looking for a big adventure? A challenging Californian trek taught me and my boys the value of patience, trust and bottomless snacksWe were less than three minutes into our backpacking trip when the first tantrum erupted. Herbie, our eight-year-old, moaned that his pack was too heavy and threw it on to the floor of the car park. Only 112 miles to go, I thought. We might be embarking on a nightmare.We knew our two-week hike through the Sierra Nevada was ambitious, but we’d been working towards it...
Tags: Travel, Family, Fitness, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Walking, Will, Sierra Nevada, Walking Holidays, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, California Holidays, Herbie, Artley

Inside the $4,500-a-night Hawaiian estate where the Obamas and celebrities like Angelina Jolie have vacationed

President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, and Sasha Obama at the Honolulu Zoo in January 2009. Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images During his presidency, Barack Obama usually spent the Christmas and New Year's holidays in Hawaii with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha. For three years in a row, the Obama family stayed at a luxury vacation rental known as Paradise Point Estates, the estate's manager, Glenn Weinberg, told Business Insider. Other high-profile...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Obama, Life, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, Hawaii, Bradley Cooper, Homes, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, Vacation Rentals, Michelle, Honolulu, Blake

From pandemic postcards to picnics: Guardian readers' tips on keeping friends close

As Zoom fatigue set in, many of you found creative ways to stay in touch with loved onesSome of my friends and I began a lockdown playlist on Spotify, where we would all add one song per day that was either related to how we were feeling or just something we happened to be in the mood for at the time. Music is very emotive: it can create the feeling of your friend’s presence in a way that even a video call or their voice can’t quite manage. We carried on even after the lockdown and did more play...
Tags: Travel, Food, Spotify, Music, Friendship, Life and style, Norfolk

I chose fun over drudgery – and ran off to live at sea

After a miserable 2014, I knew I had to make more time for myself – and my beloved boatI don’t make resolutions. But one year I made an exception. It was 1 January 2015. It was the only nod to self-improvement I have ever made – and it changed the course of my life. Very seriously, I resolved to have more fun. I had been inspired by the American folk legend Woody Guthrie, whose 1943 resolutions had come to light, a list full of such gems as “dream good” and “dance better”. Yes, I thought. Focus ...
Tags: Travel, Woody Guthrie, Life and style, Sailing Holidays

SOTD 25.12.2020

Perfume PosseSOTD 25.12.2020 A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseSOTD 25.12.2020
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Art, Family, Shopping, Review, Beauty, Perfume, Food And Drink, Fragrance, Ramblings, Gardens, Portia, Perfume Reviews, Perfume review, Vanity and Beauty

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