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Locals Reveal the 'Most Cringe-worthy' Things Tourists Do While on Vacation

In some of the world’s most iconic vacation destinations, it may prove difficult to remember that people actually live there. But locals in Cabo, …

8 Promises To Make Yourself For 2018 To Bring Positive Vibes Your Way

I know we are all tired of hearing that "new year, new you" stuff when New Year's Eve can be seen not too far off in the distance. The concept is a …

Top Destinations and Travel Trends for 2018

Connecting with locals, discovering unique culinary experiences and holistic wellness are some of the top motivations for travel in 2018.<p>The recently …

Tourism

10 Little Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxury Hotel

What is it about staying in a luxurious boutique hotel that gives you the best night’s sleep? Whether it’s the crisp, freshly laundered sheets, or …

The 19 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Honeymoon Hotels in the World

From beach, to safari, adventure and beyond, see the 19 most luxury all-inclusive hotels for your honeymoon.

Does Travel Make You Smarter?

The benefits of travel are seemingly endless.<p>Taking all your available vacation time each year can help land you a promotion, while sharing vacation …

How to eat your way around the world in San Francisco

During the holidays family and friends gather around food as delicious flavors unfailingly bring people together and put everyone at ease.<p>Often we're looking to share these meal at places where we can make a connection with a piece of our heritage, whether its a Mexican restaurant serving tamales …

Ultimate California: 12 getaways for the coming year

Ready to get away in 2018? California’s coastlines and mountains offer so many travel riches — rolling vineyards, beachside towns and museums …

Where the world’s richest travellers will spend their holidays in 2018

While dream vacations have traditionally been set in sun-soaked, waterfront destinations, the uncharted territory of chillier climes like Iceland, …

Travelers

No, mindfulness is not a fad

You can't open a magazine these days without seeing something about "mindfulness." The concept has become so ubiquitous, a friend asked me the other day if its popularity was just a fad.<p>As a social psychologist who has studied mindfulness for nearly four decades, I am certain that it is not. …

Why Powerful Women Lean On Meditation

Oprah Winfrey claims that it makes her 1000% better. CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien says that it’s life-changing. Jane Fonda said it’s one of her secrets to aging gracefully. Arianna Huffington says it played a huge part in her success. Jennifer Aniston said that it’s changed everything. All of these …

Meditation

10 Breathtaking Trips Everyone Needs to Take In Their Lifetime

It's time to take those Pinterest boards and bucket lists and turn them into reality. TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, announced its …

It's Official: These are the 10 Best Cities in the World, Based on Your Interests

While cities across the world are normally ranked for their overall appeal on factors like happiness, safety, and green space, if you have a …

Four Seasons Launches 3 Sky-High Itineraries with NetJets

Getting to some of your favorite Four Seasons properties is about to get a whole lot more luxurious.<p>Jet-setters, take note: Traveling to some of Four …

Casper Wants To Help You Sleep Better On Your Next 13-Hour Flight

The brand partnered with American Airlines on products to help passengers in upper-class seats sleep better. Fingers crossed that coach will be next.<p>There are few things as miserable as struggling to fall asleep on a long flight. Philip Krim, Casper’s CEO, totally gets it. “I have a bad back,” he …

Here's Why SingleThread Is Worth The $1,500-A-Night Splurge

At SingleThread, arguably the most interesting hotel-slash-dining experience in America, the pencil tells you the story. Placed atop a stack of paper on a side table, the Camel HB writing instrument, imported from Japan and selected after weeks of testing and deliberation, is as dark and smooth as …

Sonoma County

Your Hawaii Island Air flight will be more comfortable and quicker with upgraded Q400 planes

Your inter-island flight on Hawaii's Island Air will be more comfortable and quicker, thanks to a new fleet of planes that promise roomier seats and faster flight times.<p>The company recently started flying Q400 planes made by Montreal-based Bombardier. Island Air flies 400 flights a week between the …

5 restaurants where the views are as amazing as the food

Travel the Globe in Serious Style with Aman’s Latest Private Jet Journey

Read about Aman’s 22-day private jet adventure that will whisk just 16 passengers in a well-appointed Airbus through nine countries across Asia and …

Visiting a Private Island Not Luxe Enough? Try this Jaw-Dropping $1 Million Private Island Package

Calala Island’s new $1 million package comes complete with unlimited Dom Perignon and a $150,000 treasure hunt.<p>If the standard private-island …

7 Apps That Will Help Boost Your Mental Health

<i>This story was originally published on Collective Hub</i><p>In the fast-paced 24/7 world we live in, it can be tricky to find even five minutes to take a …

The Dangerous Approach Of Living Without Purpose

Nothing gives a person inner wholeness and peace like a distinctunderstanding of where they are going.<p>Robert Bryne once observed, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”<p>In order to get somewhere, you need to define your end goal. That is essential. And the sooner you define it, the clearer …

5 Ways to Become a Morning Person (and Gain the Remarkable Benefits) | Inc.com

No matter how hard it may be to get up every morning, it's inarguable that there are certain benefits to being a morning person. Typically, you're more productive in the mornings, less distracted and tired while doing your work, and more likely to kick-start your day with positivity than those who …

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Why Having Lots of Feelings Is Good For Your Health

Happiness isn’t the only emotion that can help you stay healthy as you age. How excited, amused, proud, strong and cheerful you feel on a regular …

How to Have a More Adventurous Life | Inc.com

So what does a person have to do to have an adventurous, successful life? My wife keeps telling me to relax more and watch games with the guys, but that's boring and ordinary. What I want is an amazing life full of meaning. To get some professional insight, I spoke with Jon Levy, a behavioral …

Biomedicine

9 Surprising Ways Women Are Using Tech To Help With Self-Care

2017 has been the year of self-care and for good reason. While news cycle exhaustion and stress certainly aren't positive in their own right, they've …

Apps

Is coconut oil healthy or not? There’s a lot of misinformation out there

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in recent decades, it’s that fat is not just fat<p>Is coconut oil:<p>good for you<br>• bad for you<br>• neither good nor bad<br>• scientists don't know<p>The subject of this question is the source of a disagreement. Initially, the question was thought settled decades ago, when scientist …

12 Exquisite Hotel Rooms That Include Private Pools Photos

On a relaxing vacation, the last thing one wants to worry about is setting an alarm to get up in time to secure a poolside chaise longue. When a private, personal pool exists just a step outside your own room, you have a front-row ticket to prime poolside real estate no matter what time you rise. …

Swimming Pools

Cuba's first luxury hotel opens in Havana

Cuba's first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors Monday in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the …