If the post-summer blues is kicking in and you’re dreading your 9-5 life as the days grow shorter, then there could be another way. While we've all been slaving away at the office, digital nomads have been getting a much sweeter deal in some of the most beautiful places in the world – and it's been dubbed the future of work and travel. It's no secret that millennials are increasingly sacking off traditional career paths in favour of something a little more flexible – and fun. They're over the assumption that work can only be done from the confines of an office, and popular careers like blogging, coding and software development all lend themselves well to the remote setup. Figures suggest there's a growing trend towards the freelance lifestyle too. According to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, between 2008 and 2016 the number of freelancers in the UK increased by 43%, to almost two million. The … [Read more...] about Are these the most exotic cowork spaces around the world?
Holiday traditions around the world
By Claire Powell on Jun 29, 2018 in Africa, Australia, Chile, Europe, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Iceland, Morocco, Oceania, Regions, Restaurants, South America, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe, Zambia When the weather is fine there’s nothing better than getting outside and enjoying your surroundings: the only added extra you need is some delicious local food. Here we’ve rounded up our favourite outdoor dining experiences on the planet. Asado de Cordero, Patagonia One of the highlights of visiting Las Torres del Paine National Park is the abundance of Patagonian lamb, something everyone who visits the area should try. The South American art of lamb barbecue, or asado de cordero, is a traditional dish of Patagonia and definitely not for vegetarians. Considered one of the best meats in the world, the Patagonian lamb has achieved great international acclaim due to its delicious taste and exceptional quality, thanks no doubt because of its origin in one of the least … [Read more...] about 5 of the most amazing al fresco dining experiences around the world
(CNN) — In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it's no wonder. The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season and with it, the harvest. So it should come as no surprise that the solstice is linked to fertility -- both of the vegetal and human variety -- in destinations around the world. "A lot of children are born nine months after Midsummer in Sweden," says Jan-Öjvind Swahn, a Swedish ethnologist and the author of several books on the subject. Midsummer is the Scandinavian holiday celebrating the summer solstice, which this year falls on June 21. Swedish traditions include dancing around a maypole -- a symbol which some view as phallic -- and feasting on herring and copious amounts of vodka. "Drinking is the most typical Midsummer tradition. There are historical pictures of people drinking to the point where they can't go on anymore," says Swahn. While the libations have a hand in the … [Read more...] about Summer solstice: Traditions around the world
WE all know that people are as into taking photos on holiday these days as they are about being on the holiday itself. Luckily we’ve sought out some amazingly Instagrammable properties – with tiny price tags for each night you stay at them. The catch is that they are hostels rather than hotels. But don't let that bring back nightmares of school trips - as these places have amenities like air conditioning, home-cooked meals and beautiful views. Read out for our picks of the most beautiful hostels in the world - many of which look as lovely as a five star hotel. The Farm Hostel – Canggu, Indonesia The Farm goes above and beyond the standard in hosteling and each room has large beds with curtains on for extra privacy. All the rooms at The Farm are air-conditioned and have an en-suite with a traditional open shower. Communal areas are equipped with yoga mats and bean bags for the ultimate relaxing stay. Stay here for just £10.46 per night per person in July. Abbey … [Read more...] about Stay in these stunning Instagrammable properties around the world for as little as £10.46 – but there’s a catch
Alert to those craving autumn: the air is getting crisp, days are getting shorter, and we may have even spotted some yellow-orange leaves. It can only mean one thing: the season of wooly jumpers, hot drinks and comfort food is steadily approaching. While we’re not wild about saying goodbye to the summer sunshine, we do love a spot of cool weather cosiness. To help ease you into the seasonal mood, we’ve rounded up a slew of autumnal treats we’ve been craving (though consider yourself warned: the following list is intensely carb-heavy). Bretzen from Germany Kick off in festive Bavarian style and toast to autumn with freshly baked bretzen (oversized soft pretzels) at Oktoberfest. These chewy salted snacks, unsurprisingly, pair perfectly with a good German beer. And if you’re not keen on braving Munich’s maze of tents for your twisty treat, diminutive versions of the festivities pop up in other cities, including London, too. In Scandinavia, it’s all … [Read more...] about Autumn eats from around the world