By Maria Nikolakaki on Jun 22, 2019 in Attractions, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Greece, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe Being in a capital city, surrounded by millions of people is most certainly fun and exciting as the options of “what to do” and “where to eat” are plentiful. However, that exciting attitude may change if you start to feel stressed out while being on the overcrowded subway or stuck in traffic or waiting for a table to empty in order to sit at your favorite restaurant. So, maybe a day trip is exactly what you need! Athens is a city located in an exceptional geographical location, as sea and mountains surround it so it can really capture the needs of anyone looking to connect with nature. The neighboring towns are small and tucked away in a beautiful landscape, many with important archaeological sites and others combining culture with marvelous outdoor adventures. Hydra – the romantic … [Read more...] about 5 of the best day trips from Athens
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By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 12:39 pm PDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 I tried to go about my day like Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square. Dorsey recently described his daily routine, which involves a whole lot of walking and not a lot of eating. See me struggle through it in the next few pictures. less I tried to go about my day like Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square. Dorsey recently described his daily routine, which involves a whole lot of walking and not a lot of eating. See me struggle through it in ... more Photo: Newspix / Getty Images Photo: Newspix / Getty Images Image 1 of / 35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 I tried to go about my day like Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square. Dorsey recently described his daily routine, which involves a whole lot … [Read more...] about I tried to live like Jack Dorsey for a day. I immediately regretted it.
Like millions who come into Mumbai to work each day, Santosh Apte’s life is pretty humdrum. In fact, a bit of actual humming or drumming might enliven it. Apte works in India’s commercial megalopolis for a company exporting saris. He sits at a computer in a small grey, windowless office lit by sallow neon. His first-floor room – little more than a cupboard – is a short walk from the city’s Churchgate railway station. Yet every day his wife cooks him lunch: lentils with love, straight from her kitchen and her heart. He doesn’t go home to eat; that would take two hours by train. Nor does his wife join him. No, Mr Apte’s lunch, along with 200,000 others, reaches him by arguably the world’s most remarkable delivery service. Mumbai’s dabbawalas are as close as mankind has come to creating pixie dust. They distribute 200,000 home-cooked lunches a day, six days a week in India’s most densely populated city. On an … [Read more...] about The world’s greatest delivery service? How Mumbai’s dabbawalas send home-cooked meals to 200,000 a day
An easy 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities, Eau Claire, Wis., offers an affordable, approachable retreat. A day trip here includes shops and restaurants with their own unique, independent flair. Here are suggestions for where to shop fashion, home and gifts as well as where to eat and play. For a stop on your way to Eau Claire or for a second day of shopping and fun, we’ve added destinations in nearby Chippewa Falls, Wis. SHOP EAU CLAIRE: BARSTOW STREET Start on Barstow Street, where the majority of shops are located. On the east side of Barstow, you’ll find Chippewa Valley Floral featuring flowers, accessories and gift items. Next door, Tangled Up in Hue art collective represents more than 100 artists and emphasizes local and handmade art in its large selection of gifts, fashion apparel and art. Affordable yet quality pieces include knits, T-shirts, kids clothing, pottery and soaps. The wide-ranging jewelry offerings are a standout. Artists’ … [Read more...] about Wisconsin’s charming Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls are just the ticket for a day trip
*Last updated: January 12th, 2019 The single most frequently asked question I get about my travels concerns the cost of budgeting for a round the world trip. While understanding how I pay for it all tops the list of questions, the actual cost of traveling the world for a year is the big unknown. I had no idea how much my around the trip would cost when I left—some people reported around $10,000 a year (which seemed absurdly low) while others spent upwards of $40K to travel a bit more luxuriously. Knowing where my own travels would fall in that spectrum was a great unknown, so I thought of it as a grand adventure. How much will it cost, and how long can I keep going with my freelance income? Over that year, I tracked every single dollar I spent while traveling. My full tally is complete. I traveled around the world for for 328 days (11 months) through 15 countries and tracked what I spent, what each and every country cost, and where I could have done better. For a round the world … [Read more...] about A Little RTW Budget… How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World for a Year? (2019)