08 Feb How to keep yourself fit if you have to travel a lot Posted at 22:19h in Blog by Victoria Traveling is good for your body, mind, and soul. Just like with a new book, with traveling you discover and learn new things. Humans are natural explorers, so exploring new places, meeting new people and trying new things comes easy for us. However, traveling is also what you may call chaos. In such situations, most of us lose focus on what we get used in our everyday life by letting it go and just enjoying the ride. Getting distracted and completely forgetting about our workout regime and healthy habits is something we all do on long trips. It’s not our fault really, as we automatically consider traveling to be a vacation or time to rest and enjoy the food. However, if you travel a lot on a monthly basis, it will be hard to maintain a good physique and achieve your goals. Putting everything on hold until you come back home it’s not a great idea. … [Read more...] about How to keep yourself fit if you have to travel a lot
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Will you be ringing in the New Year in Denmark? Here’s our guide to greeting 2019 Danish style. New Year’s Eve is a night for saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new, something the Danes certainly know how to do with aplomb. While big cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus will be filled with throngs of partygoers, New Year is for many Danes a chance to show that home is where the heart is, as close friends gather to follow time-honoured – and sometimes rather bizarre – traditions. Here are some of the pillars of many a Danish New Year – incidentally, they are also the traditions we enjoy the most. The 90th Birthday Also known as Dinner for One, this ancient black-and-white comedy sketch is shown year after year in Danish homes as the old year ticks to a close. No matter what else you do on New Year's Eve in Denmark, there is one thing nearly all parties have in common: an 11-minute television interlude to watch 'Dinner for One'. Virtually … [Read more...] about Same procedure as last year? How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like a Dane
1. Dinner for One "The same procedure as every year, James." This English line has become a familiar catchphrase in Sweden. Swedish TV first broadcast 'Dinner for One' ('Grevinnan och betjänten' in Swedish, or 'The Countess and the Butler') in 1969 and has been shown nearly every year on New Year's Eve since 1976. Despite being a British stage sketch in English with British actors, it has never been shown in Britain, so even British visitors are usually very puzzled when their Swedish hosts insist on watching this obscure piece of slapstick theatre. There are two versions floating around – the original which is shown every year in Germany and Denmark and a shorter Swiss one which is shown in Sweden. A member of The Local's team revealed he was made to watch it during his first New Year's celebrations in Sweden: "The Swede sat in stitches while everyone else stared blank-faced. It was the most awkward thing I've ever done." This year it will be shown at 7.45pm on SVT1. … [Read more...] about How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like a Swede: six essential traditions
Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (November 9, 2018): Travel tip: how to become an Amanjunkie? It is no secret that I am a devoted ‘Amanjunkie’ (in addition to being a Soneva addict). I am often using this term in my blog and my Youtube clips, but I realize that not all of you may be familiar with the term. The term includes the century old word “aman”, which means “peace, security, safety, shelter, protection” in the Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, Ge’ez, Amharic, Urdu and Persian languages. Today, Aman is better known as the world’s most exclusive hotel brand, operating 33 uberluxurious resorts and hotels in 21 destinations, ranging from the desert sands of Marrakech and the snowy peaks of Wyoming to the jungle-clad ruins of Siem Reap and the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. The story of Aman goes back to … [Read more...] about Travel tip: how to become an Amanjunkie?
Reader Frank Wojie of Coppell recalls I published a column about the three credit reporting agencies being required to provide free lifetime security freezes on our credit records in September. He is looking for a follow-up so here goes... You are exactly right. The federal law giving us free lifetime security freezes went into effect in September. But I didn't want to jump on it right away because of the disaster that happened last time.What disaster?After the horrible Equifax data breach — the private information of almost 150 million Americans stolen — I informed members of Watchdog Nation how to protect their credit with the three main credit bureaus.Then I heard from dozens of readers who tried to do what I informed them to do, but they couldn't because the credit bureau world was in turmoil.So I decided to give these credit information vultures a month or so to work out the bugs before I share pertinent information about what you can do to protect your family.A … [Read more...] about How to protect your identity with a free lifetime credit freeze on your file at the major credit bureaus