Amie

17 Flips | 6 Magazines | 2 Likes | 4 Following | 2 Followers | @amie888 | Keep up with Amie on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Amie”

The French family fitness retreat that’s like an NCT away day

A month after my son was born, my wife and I were invited for a weekend in a gorgeous holiday home in Herefordshire. We’d have a chef to cook us dinner, grounds and trails to explore, a heated indoor pool, and we’d be surrounded by extended family to help with childcare. Idyllic.<p>Hours after we left …

Parenting

Smart Hoodie Responds to Gestures, Sends Text Messages

If grabbing your phone and actually typing in a text message is too much of a hassle, you might want to consider the latest wearable tech prototype: …

On-Demand Laundry Startup Washio Raises $10.5 Million Led By Canaan Partners

On-demand laundry service Washio wants to be available in all the major cities throughout the U.S. With that in mind, the company has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding, led by Canaan Partners.<p>Founded a little more than a year ago, Washio has developed a service that enables users to schedule …

Apple Begins Rejecting Apps That Offer Rewards For Video Views, Social Sharing

Apple has begun to crack down on tools that app developers use to monetize and grow their applications, including incentivized video viewing and rewarded social sharing, as well as discovery tools that allow users to find apps inside the games they’re already playing. The move will have a …

DinnerTime App Gets Your Kids to the Table

Your job as a parent isn’t to be popular with your kids. Your job is to teach them respect and responsibility, which often requires you to firmly lay down the laws of the house. And DinnerTime <i>should</i> make this task slightly easier.<p>Picture the scene: You’re serving the last of the peas to the plate, …

Photography by Kayla Varley

Stunning Photography.<p>Selected photographs by Kayla Varley a young and very talented photographer who lives out of Los Angeles, California. The …

Photography

Some Photography Articles and Images You Won't Want to Miss

The online photography community has been very busy and active lately, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching for links to the best articles …

Landscape Photography

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

The Shanghai Day Trip You Don't Need a Tour Guide For

Nanjing, the one-time capital of China outside of Shanghai, is a perfect sport for a day trip—no escort or bus tour required.<p>As more travelers move away from escorted tours and start exploring China on their own, we’re seeing Shanghai evolve into a base from which to explore a number of coastal …

Business trip: Istanbul

Long a bustling commercial hub thanks to its position between East and West, the port city that bridges Asia and Europe is taking its place on the international business stage.<p>Straddling the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe in a surprising cacophony of contrasts. Old and modern …

European Travel

Backed By A16Z, Google Ventures And Others, Le Tote Is A Personalized Fashion Stylist For Everyday Wear

There are way too many instances when I purchase a clothing item, wear it once and then leave it neglected and relatively unworn in the back of my closet as I have moved on to the newer, shinier, trendier item. Le Tote, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, is launching to let shoppers like me have my …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

A wine tour of Corsica: top 10 guide

When you think of French wine, you think Burgundy or Bordeaux, not Corsica. That won't bother the Corsicans: they don't really think of themselves as …

Mini guide to nightlife in Glasgow

From traditional pubs to candlelit clubs, the social scene in Scotland’s second city is some of the best in Britain.<p>Whether you’re after a wee dram in a cosy pub, a microbrewery beer in a swanky bar or a night filled with loud live music and dancing, Glasgow’s nightlife has something for</b> …

England

Land and sea: a gourmet tour of Sardinia

The coastline and mountains of Sardinia have created two unique food cultures in this island region of Italy. Embark on a culinary journey with Matthew Fort of <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine to discover more. Images by Anders Schønnemann.<p>Sardinia’s extraordinary culinary culture is strictly …

Myanmar's water world: exploring Inle Lake

In the unique watery world of Inle Lake, Intha fisherman row canoes with one leg, gardens float, and wooden homes perch above the water on rickety stilts. Take some time to explore one of Myanmar's most iconic destinations with an early-morning cruise, a cycle through the countryside, or sojourns …