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Away from Vietnam’s tourist circuit, a Pacific Northwest travel writer finds comfort and charm in Seattle’s sister city

Haiphong is rarely more than a stopover for tourists en route to the airport for flights south, but many visitors say the area feels the way Hanoi did before the influx of tourists.
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Vietnam, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Hanoi, Haiphong


What’s new in France for 2019

New ticketing systems, apps, bus restaurants and more: French tourism has some shiny new updates for 2019. Here’s how to make the most of them.
Tags: Travel, News, France, Life


If Being on Planes Freaks You Out, Try Flying With These Relaxing Beauty Products

Nervousness when flying on an airplane impacts about 40% of Americans - and we get it. Combining pressure changes and the idea of being suspended in the air for a sustained period of time can be extremely stressful. We're not saying these TSA-approved beauty products will cure your aviophobia, but they might just be able to calm you and relieve some of the unwanted fears of flying.
Tags: Travel, Beauty, Relaxation, Tsa, Skin Care, Body Care


If Being On Planes Freaks You Out, Try Flying With These Relaxing Beauty Products

Nervousness when flying on an airplane impacts about 40% of Americans - and we get it. Combining pressure changes and the idea of being suspended in the air for a sustained period of time can be extremely stressful. We're not saying these TSA-approved beauty products will cure your aviophobia, but they might just be able to calm you and relieve some of the unwanted fears of flying.
Tags: Travel, Beauty, Relaxation, Tsa, Skin Care, Body Care


Travel Troubleshooter | What to do when flight reimbursement is promised, but never shows up

When Frontier Airlines cancels Audra Singer's flight to Cleveland, it offers to pay for her new ticket to her destination. Two months have gone by. Where's her money?
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Cleveland, Frontier Airlines


10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK and Europe

We pick mindfulness and meditation holidays in beautiful surroundings – many combined with other activities like walking, singing and tai chiMore retreat top 10s: yoga | creative | by readersIn the Dart valley near Totnes, the Sharpham Trust meditation centre offers mindfulness retreats of different lengths throughout the year, including walking and singing breaks. Some are held in the estate’s mansion, others in the Barn Retreat nearby. For full immersion in the natural world, its Nature Connec...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Life and style, Meditation, Mindfulness, Health & wellbeing, Top 10s, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, United Kingdom Holidays, Europe Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Totnes, Sharpham Trust


Revenues digest: Myntra revenue down by 80%, Byjus’ shoots up by 97% in FY18

Myntra Flipkart-owned Myntra’s revenues fell sharply by 80% to Rs 427 crore in FY2018 from Rs 2,000 crore last year, reports the Economic Times. Myntra told ET that the data points are partial and do not give the entire picture of Myntra. The company’s losses were down by 76% to Rs 151... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, Fashion, News, Education, Internet, Earnings, Revenues, Jabong, Economic Times, Myntra, Byju


Voices in the wilderness: a singing retreat in rural France

Teaching singing and meditation isn’t an obvious calling for a former punk rocker, but this one helps our participant hit the high notes on a break in the remote Massif Central‘Get that gob open, Liz,” says Peter. “I’m not seeing any teeth.” I obey, stretching my jaw wide as we’d done in an earlier “howling wolf” exercise, and find that not only can I hit a top F# without squeaking, I’m thoroughly enjoying myself.When I booked a three-day singing retreat at Peter Evans’s farmhouse in rural Franc...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Cultural Trips, Short breaks, Learning Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Liz, Peter, Peter Evans


Tried & Tested: Hotel N’vY, Geneva

Just a 5 minute walk from Lake Geneva and not too far from the town centre, Hotel N’vY is wonderfully located. But it’s location in and of itself is definitely not the only reason why we’d recommend this 4 star luxury hotel over and over again. Part of the Manotel Hotel Group and designed by hotel architect Patrick Ribes, Hotel N’vY is more of an art gallery meets hotel. The lobby is filled with eye-catching artwork from renowned artists such as David Cintract, Bruno Catalano and Damien R...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Fashion, New York, Geneva, Kobe, Lake Geneva, Tried And Tested, Hotel NvY, Hotel N'vY, Manotel Hotel Group, Patrick Ribes Hotel N'vY, David Cintract Bruno Catalano, Damien Richard, Trilby Restaurant


A vegan yoga retreat in Dracula’s back yard, Romania

In countryside not far from the castle of Vlad the Impaler, an idyllic break offers a gentle route to wellness with five days of yoga and meditation • Away with words: a fiction-writing retreat in DevonIt’s early morning in Transylvania and the sun’s shining on a group of yogis making shapes on the wooden veranda at Akasha Wellness Retreat. With pine and beech-covered hills rolling to the horizon, snow-capped mountain peaks and a soundtrack of cow bells and cockerels, it’s an idyllic spot to sal...
Tags: Travel, Fitness, Life and style, Yoga, Health & wellbeing, Romania, Vegan food and drink, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, Yoga Holidays, Europe Holidays, Romania Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Dracula, Vlad, Transylvania


25 holidays to reboot your life

From yoga to surfing to pool therapy, Yorkshire to Sardinia to Poland, find yourself on an amazing retreatEva Wiseman visits a traditional ‘wellness island’ reinvented for the 21st-century traveller Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Fitness, Life and style, Meditation, Health & wellbeing, Yorkshire, Poland, Food And Drink, Short breaks, Spa Breaks, Sardinia, Rest And Relaxation, Yoga Holidays, Europe Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Wiseman


10 of the best creative retreats in the UK and Europe

Want to sit quietly with your paints or handicrafts, burst into song, or use kung fu or dance to get moving? We pick holidays for nourishing your inner makerTao’s, a meditation centre on a hill overlooking the sea on the island of Paros, hosts a dance retreat each September. The style of dance is “open floor movement”, which is said to boost creativity and help people “refresh, recuperate, recharge and rejoice”. It is suitable for anyone who wants to move, regardless of age or experience. The sc...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, UK, Life and style, Meditation, Health & wellbeing, Craft, Top 10s, Learning Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Europe Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Christiana


Away with words: an Arvon fiction-writing retreat in Devon

Expert tuition, camaraderie and walks in the rain – plus a healthy lack of wifi and mobile coverage – leave our writer buzzing with creativity and short story ideasDespite the glowering weather, the 1½-mile walk from my creative writing retreat at the 16th-century manor house of Totleigh Barton is invigorating. The remote west Devon landscape is heavy with winter; it’s stark and elemental but also evocative and, most importantly, thought-provoking. Being in the wilds gives me the time and space ...
Tags: Travel, Books, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Creative writing, Devon, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Devon Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Totleigh Barton


What’s new in Spain and Portugal for 2019

Spain and Portugal have a continually evolving sightseeing scene, so it’s important to travel in 2019 with the latest information to get the most out of your experience.
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Spain, Portugal


Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica. Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press “we think […]
Tags: Travel, Health, Florida, News, Lifestyle, Ap, World, Nation, Miami, Associated Press, Royal Caribbean, Nation & World, Owen Torres, Jamaica Cruise


Learn to cross-country ski in Washington’s Methow Valley

Curious about cross-country skiing? There’s no better place to try it than Washington's Methow Valley.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Washington, Life, Methow Valley


10 life-changing retreats worldwide: readers’ travel tips

In havens from Inverness to India, readers have discovered their better selves through yoga, meditation and writing coursesDhanakosa, on the banks of beautiful Loch Voil, near Balquhidder in central Scotland, is truly a place to stop, breathe, unwind and take stock. Amid the glorious scenery, you eat delicious, healthy vegetarian meals (and can even take a recipe book home), do yoga, hill walk, learn to meditate or reinvigorate your practice and your life. It’s the perfect place to come if you j...
Tags: Travel, Fitness, Scotland, India, Life and style, Meditation, Yoga, Health & wellbeing, Top 10s, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, Yoga Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Inverness, Buddhist, Dana


Sledding for grown-ups: You can now hop a recreational luge in the Methow Valley

You've seen it during the Winter Olympics, but did you know that recreational luge sledding is a thing? With a new run at the Methow Valley's Loup Loup Ski Bowl, writer Jeff Layton put it to the test. The result? A real-life game of Mario Kart that's surprisingly kid-friendly.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Life, Mario Kart, Methow Valley, Jeff Layton


Journey to the Holy Land: Reflections on Palestine | Part 3 of 4

By Zainab Chaudry To travel to the Palestinian city of Hebron is to glimpse the grit, resilience and tenacity of the human spirit under extreme duress.  Located about twenty miles south of Jerusalem, it is the largest city in the occupied West Bank and the second largest Palestinian city after Gaza. It is home to Masjid Ibrahimi – a centuries-old mosque constructed above the tombs of four of the most beloved Prophets in Islam: Ibrahim (Abraham), Ishaq (Isaac), Yaqub (Jacob), and Yusuf...
Tags: Travel, Life, Religion, Jerusalem, United States, Gaza, Palestine, West Bank, Martin Luther King Jr, Muslims, Middle-east, Hebron, Ibrahim, CAIR, Muhammad, Rabi


Stevens Pass is under new management. Here’s what skiers and snowboarders want fixed.

Vail Resorts purchased Stevens Pass in June, bringing the local ski resort into the game-changing Epic Pass network.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Fitness, Life, Vail Resorts, Stevens Pass


The 7 incredible, trending places to fit into your travel calendar

Mark your calendars. 2019 is going to be a banner year for queer travel.
Tags: Travel, New York, Lifestyle, San Juan, Gaycities Link


Travel Wise | What do travelers want in 2019? Honesty, respect, a little space

Honesty. Respect. And a little space. That's all travelers want in 2019. Are they asking for too much?
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Life


Tokyo short shorts and colourful sorts

When it comes to short and incredibly revealing shorts, then this previously photographed fella genuinely takes some beating. However, when it comes to both bare legs and an incredibly bold look, then the man below is arguably in a league of his own.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Fashion, Tokyo


Take the long view: Chile revisited

In three trips over 25 years, writer Sara Wheeler has discovered as much about this South American country as she has about herselfWhen I first went to Chile 30 years ago, I interviewed a television weatherman. Every evening after the six o’clock news, this fellow had to say : “Tomorrow it will be very hot in the north, pleasantly warm in the middle, and perishing at the bottom.”What a shape. That was what attracted me to this long, thin country. Could a Chilean woman at the top possibly have an...
Tags: Travel, Books, Life and style, Chile, Travel Guides, Travel Writing, South America Holidays, Chile Holidays, Cape Horn, Sara Wheeler


10 Creative Ways to Save Money in 2019

I don’t know about you, but money has been on my mind a lot recently. Probably because I’m anxiously awaiting several end-of-year payments from work I did last year, and also the fact that it’s the NEW YEAR and I’ve got to start planning for the future…I guess. As a freelancer & business owner, I’m always a little anxious about my fluctuating income. And with the volatile market the past month, my future is increasingly…worrisome. One of my top goals for 2019 is to save more money. Just feels li...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Usa, Cook, Money, Instagram, Ebay, New York City, Lifestyle, Walmart, Bank Of America, Netflix, Brooklyn, Fidelity, Starbucks


Cut Down on Packaging: New Paris Shop to Buy Cleaning and Beauty Products in Bulk

I know a lot of people are trying to cut down on packaging, but it hasn't been easy to buy in bulk using your own containers in Paris. Many health food shops like Naturalia and Bio Coop have bulk bins for cereal, nuts, pasts, tea, coffee, and other food items. But it’s not as easy to find regular household items available in bulk or without excessive packaging where you’re allowed to use your own containers. But now the Italian chain Negozio Leggero (Italian for “Shop Light”) has finally op...
Tags: Travel, Beauty, Paris, Packaging, Zero Waste, Container, Italian, Bulk, VRAC, Green Paris, Cleaning Products, Environmentally-friendly, Negozio Leggero, New Paris Shop, Negozio Leggaro37 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth


FOMO killer: Developments in December 2018 – Zomato, Oyo, Viu and more

What happened when MediaNama went into hibernation from 22 December to 1 January: Food Zomato has launched Zomaland, a ‘food and entertainment carnival’ in to be held in Delhi (18-20 January), Pune (8-10 February) and Bangalore (1-3 March). Zomaland will have food, music, games and entertainment... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, Uber, Fashion, News, Vodafone, Streaming, Content, Zomato, Delhi, Flipkart, Bangalore, Ola, Idea, Oyo, Delhi Metro


My Fashion, Lifestyle, and College-Related Resolutions for 2019

I have fifteen resolutions and I'm tackling them all. Happy New Year ladies! Can you believe that it's already 2019? I'm shocked by how fast 2018 went by. Now that we're in a new year, it's time to reflect upon all the things we learned last year and how we can improve moving forward. So for this very special post, I will be sharing with you my 15 new years resolutions for 2019. Yes, I made 15 resolutions and I'm excited about all of them. Read on to check them out and maybe get some inspiratio...
Tags: Travel, Cooking, Facebook, Europe, London, College, Lifestyle, Brazil, Philadelphia, Kate Spade, New Year, New Year's Resolutions, Philly, College Life, Explore My College Town


Reader Photo of the Year: Kevin Cass, fly-fisherman, honed his craft on the slopes

Kevin Cass shot a stunning self-portrait standing in the Snoqualmie River. Here's how he got there.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Photography, News, Life, Snoqualmie River, Photo & Video, Kevin Cass


The pros and cons of cruising

The per-day base cost for mainstream cruises beats independent travel by a mile. But are you really experiencing another country if you’re tethered to a floating chunk of America?
Tags: Travel, News, Life, America



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