Heather Nic Lo

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Four Light Packable Down Jackets

Big, bulky down jackets are reassuringly hefty in the harshest winter weather. But they all have one critical design flaw: It's less less likely that you would bring such a jacket along on a camping or climbing expedition if it doesn't fit in your backpack—and the warmest jacket in the world can’t …

Backpacking

How to Fly Like a Pro

Three frequent flier pros reveal their air rituals–and share some secrets:<p><b>> Best Flying Tip</b><p><b>Heather</b> <b>Poole</b>, <b></b>flight attendant and best selling author of <i>Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet</i>: I wear headphones in case I end up sitting next to someone who …

Three Clutch Travel Apps

Flight attendant <b>Heather Poole</b>–aka blogger and best-selling author of <i>Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet</i>–shares smartphone tools that will get you flying high in no time.<p><b>Afraid to fly?</b><p><b>MyRadar</b> is a lifesaver. Red, blue, yellow, green…watch the …

7 Routes to Extended-Layover Bliss

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach.<p>While some airports pack …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

National Parks

Yosemite Valley - Twilight Fog

10 Ways to Make the Rest of Today Amazing

<i>The beginning is always now.</i><p>No matter what the history of your day has entailed thus far, the rest of your day depends on what you do right now. …

These Incredible Hotels Will Leave You Feeling Like A Completely New Person

Healing Hotels of the World strives to change the way you think about vacation.<p>The hotel collection offers a unique take on travel, one that emphasizes health and wellness, rather than the more taxing vacation habits some have formed, like drinking heavily, over-eating and not getting enough …

Meditation Teachers Reveal Their Favorite Ways To Meditate

Research suggests that meditation offers many benefits for our health and happiness. And we may even enjoy these benefits when we’re not …

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How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

How to Travel the World for Free

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><b>Barter your time and hard</b> …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

Scotland

World's Best Ecolodges

National Parks

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …