Janelle Joseph

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6 Things I Learned From My Traveling Mishaps

I love to travel, so it's inevitable that I've had my share of mishaps. I've had my luggage lost many times -- even on my honeymoon! But the worst travel experience I had by far is when I went on a Mediterranean cruise a couple of years ago. I was traveling with my family (10 of us!), and the …

Bananas, Buddhism, and Me, Me, Me

photo credit: Steve Schwartzberg<p><i>(I spent the winter of 2012 in silence on a self-guided retreat at the Forest Refuge, a Buddhist meditation center in rural Massachusetts. This twice-monthly blog explores daily life in the silence, and how intensive retreats offer a compass for everyday life).</i><p>My …

Meditation

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

The Quest For Greener Weed

The cash crop is hogging more and more water and energy as U.S. production grows. So some pot industry insiders are taking early steps to make it more sustainable.<p>Growing weed isn’t usually very green. In rural California, where marijuana is the top cash crop, it uses massive amounts of water …

Cannabis

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Running

For the 2013 study, 16 fit adults participated in a 20-minute bodyweight circuit, which included exercises like pushups, burpees, squats, and lunges. John Porcari, the lead researcher and head of the university’s performance lab, says the participants burned an average of 15 calories per minute, …

Preserving Culture

In India, an endless array of pickles complement all sorts of dishes<p>When I go home to India, I look forward to one thing in particular: my mother's …

Food Preservation

Narcissa all to ourselves as we were treated to some delicious food today which we saw all of it being prepared in front of us. #thestandard

The Gi-Bike Is Electric, Foldable, And Looks Like The Future

When I head into the future in my magical time machine, I’m going to want to bring a few things with me. One of those things is a Rambo knife. Also a CD of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. And also the Gi-Bike.<p>Created by adopted New Yorkers Agustin Agustinoy, Eric Sevillia, and Lucas Toledo, the …

18 ways to piss off everybody on Couchsurfing

There seems to be a growing problem of people creating CS meetups for the sole purpose of hooking up, maintaining creep-to-female ratios in the …

Living Rooms

Biggest Travel Fears

I don't want to alarm anyone. And I hate to be that <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Debbie Downer character on vacation, but FYI: <i>The world is not a safe place</i>.<p>Indeed, there is sickness and disease everywhere, natural disasters occur seemingly daily nowadays, official and unofficial violence occurs, one-off …

Mad Men

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

If you make these excuses, you need to get out and travel

I’m sure you’ve heard them before: Utterly incomprehensible travel excuses that keep people stuck in the same boring place for decades at a time, …

Leave Home

5 Simple Tips I Used to Save $700 on a Single Flight

I'm always looking for ways to save money when I travel. Instead of cutting back on the small things or saving a few dollar by ordering off the dollar menu, I try to save in the big ticket items. Airfare is by far one of the biggest expenses you can incur during a trip, and there's usually room to …

Personal Finance

5 Digital Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Best Travel Apps And Hacks For Your Vacation Workout

Tired of hearing that you should just use the stairs when you travel or give the hotel elliptical a whirl? What if your hotel doesn't HAVE an elliptical?<p>Never fear, we've got a few travel hacks that will help you stay fit on your next excursion.<p><b>1. Map that run</b><p>MapMyRun is a must-have app, …

How to Return to "Normal" Life Gracefully After Long-Term Travel - Vagabondish

You’ve been the envy of your circle of friends for months. They’ve followed you on social media, lived vicariously through your travels and most …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Best of Montana in Winter: Family Activities

Taking the kids on vacation to Montana? Check out our picks for the top five things to do for families in Big Sky Country.<p><b>Base Camp Bigfork Dog Sledding, Bigfork</b><p>Family-run Base Camp Bigfork takes a hands-on approach to dog sledding. Instead of simply going along for the ride, guests get the …

National Parks

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

The Growing Partnership Between Delta and Virgin Atlantic Makes Both Airlines Look Good

We love it when a partnership can learn from each other.<p>It seems the new strategic partnership of Virgin Atlantic and Delta are helping each other …

How to Fall in Love With the World

<b>It’s a sultry summer night in Paris.</b> You’ve had a dinner of <i>biftek-frites</i> and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously decide to wander on foot instead to the apartment you’ve rented for the month. You amble through Île Saint-Louis, listening …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Travel Like You're Rich, Without Spending the Money

We've all scrolled through Rich Kids of Instagram and watched those damn Kardashians go on one exotic vacation after another. But how do those random friends with average jobs afford yachting in Greece or jetting to Santa Monica in a private jet? Probably because they're following these travel …

Required Reading

This week, the Bechdel test’s impact on movie revenue, the 17-year-old who slept with Ginsburg and Burroughs, Sotheby’s redesign, internet as …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Frugal Living: How To Frame Your Art on the Cheap

I never quite felt like a real adult until I framed my first piece of art. All through college I pinned giant collages of unframed art to my walls …

DIY

Tips + Tricks: How To Spot Clean Mattresses & Bedding

(Image credit: Alyssa Remington)<p>For all the excitement and messes and <i>life</i> that happens in them, our beds are notoriously difficult to clean. Here are …

Outdoor Spaces

Eight Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

Essential oils are the current rage but how do you know how to them? Here are 8 popular essential oils along with common ways to use them for health …

Essential Oils