Melissa Tengowski

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Readers' travel tips: hidden secrets of Paris

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>It’s hard when visiting a city as well-known and explored as Paris to uncover something new or away from the tourist trail. Have you ever happened upon something, whether it be a cafe, a quirky shop, or even an off-beat exhibition, that still feels under the radar?<p>Up …

8 Digital Travel Trends to Keep an Eye on

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

The fleeting connections we make when we travel

Traveling gives me a sort of stimulation I can’t find elsewhere. I love the way people dress in airports — in business suits and sundresses, in …

Travel news round-up: design an ice room, and new India visas

Plus: direct flights to Bogotá, trains to Spain and medieval camping in Warwick<p>If an ice hotel isn't novelty enough, you can now design your own icy bedroom. Order a bespoke suite at the original Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden <i>(</i>rooms take at least six weeks to make)<i>,</i> and it will be made …

12 Travel Pet Peeves

People like to complain. It is one of our natural predispositions. Studies may suggest that we Americans complain more than others because either: a) we don't know how lucky we really are so stop whining, or b) we feel we're entitled to something more -- you pick.<p>We travelers are no different. …

How to Travel With Only a Carry-on Bag

I didn’t always recognize the beauty of traveling light. But since I figured out how to pack for one or two weeks away with just a carry-on, I hope …

The Way We Used To Travel: 12 Ways Travel Has Changed In The Digital Age

Once upon a time, smartphones and tablets didn't exist. And travel (well, life, in general) was very different. Technology has revolutionized the way we travel, in ways both good and bad.<p>We're feeling kind of nostalgic for the travel days of yore, so let's take a walk down memory lane and remember …

Fly Repellent Herbs - Tips For Using Herbs To Repel Flies

It doesn’t really matter where you are located; flies seem to thrive almost anywhere. Truly, I think there is really nothing more annoying — except …

Year Round Garden Planner: How To Create A Four Season Garden

While planting a garden is not an overly taxing chore, planning for a four-season garden takes a little more thinking and organizing. Designing …

Information On Caring For Pothos Plants

The pothos plant is considered by many to be a great way to get started caring for houseplants. Because pothos care in easy and undemanding, this …

Designing An Herb Garden

A well-designed herb garden is a thing of beauty that will serve you well for years to come. Herbs are fairly easy to grow just about anywhere, but …

Citrus Tree Houseplant Care: How To Grow Citrus Indoors

If you have ever seen a citrus tree, you may have admired the lovely shiny, dark green foliage and inhaled the fragrant blossoms. Maybe the climate …

Seed Starting Times: When To Start Seeds For Your Garden

Spring has sprung — or nearly — and it’s time to start your garden. But when to start seeds? The answer depends upon your zone. Zones are determined …

Garden Projects During Winter: Winter Gardening Activities For Children

The best way to get kids to eat vegetables while they are growing up is to let them grow their own garden. From the earliest spring seed starting to …

Gardening

Indoor Plants Cats Avoid: Houseplants Cats Won’t Chew On Or Potty In

Houseplants are a great addition to any home as they add color, interest, and of course, oxygen. Unfortunately, cats seem to enjoy our houseplants as …

Plants

Urbanarbolismo Completes Vertical Tree Garden in Northern Spain

This new installation in Vitoria-Gasteiz is both a tree and a vertical garden. Designed and built by Urbanarbolismo and UnusualGreen, the vertical …