Lynn Sprowles

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Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.<p>With 2015 on the horizon, …

10 Daily Habits of the Happiest People You Know

Want more emotional sunshine in your world? Try these simple tips.<p>You probably know someone who's eternally positive and makes you feel good just by emanating his or her perpetual sunshine. How do you become this kind of magnetic individual? Do what happy people do.<p>1. Refuse to make …

Happiness

Know your gompas

One of the most surprising things about the Himalaya is how this desolate, almost monochrome landscape has produced so much vivid colour. From Kathmandu to Dharamsala and Lhasa to Ladakh, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, or gompas, guard a treasure trove of religious art, executed in an almost …

Hinduism

Rescued Baby Elephant Discovers Ribbon, Boogies Into Your Heart

There is no greater joy than that of dancing with a ribbon. (H/T Siz.io)

10 awesome Google features you should be using

The reason the Google home page is so bare is that, way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.<p>In fact, even the word Google was a mistake. The founders really wanted “Googol” – the digit 1 followed …

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The 31 Most Important Animal Cuddles Of 2013

In what was undoubtedly the best year ever for animal cuddling, these were the moments that stood out.

New Lorde Music Video: A Warning to Teens?

Call it <i>“Lorde” of the Flies.</i><p>In the music video for the “Royals” singer’s latest track “Team,” released this week, the famously young artist finds …

Do Americans Just Travel Wrong?

Let me stipulate that there is no <i>right way</i> to travel, no matter who is offering the advice. And secondly, this is <i>not</i> another one of those inane traveler-versus-tourist debates.<p>That said, after researching my last book, <i>America's Vacation Deficit Disorder</i>, I was exposed to a whole host of data that …

6 Real Tips to Conquer Jet Lag — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p><i>Jet lag sucks.</i> There’s no eloquent way to put it.<p>Who wants to spend afternoons of your …

Jet Lag

Top 10 adventures in Peru

Peru may be known as a cradle of ancient civilisations, but its wild topography also makes it a wonderland of adventure. The icy mountain peaks of the Andes draw trekkers and climbers, the untamed desert coast is lapped by excellent waves for surfers, and for explorer types there’s the Amazon – a …

6 Ways to Never Pay Baggage Fees

(photo: Scottevest)<p>The busy holiday travel season will soon be upon us, which means crowded airports, higher airfares and -- if you're not careful -- hefty baggage fees. Traveling light when you have kids in tow can be challenging, but not impossible if you have the right gear and a streamlined …