By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
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This post has been created in collaboration with Experian. I’m currently sat in the airport waiting for my flight to Hamburg. I arrived a bit early to get some work done so, unlike the other passengers around me who are having a quick pint or a glass of wine before we fly, I’m sat here with my laptop out and a strong cup of coffee. This is quite normal for me. I’m a travel blogger and I work whenever and wherever I can and the airport is one of my favourite places to work. I also have two little boys at home so anywhere is more peaceful than there! I generally travel 18-20 times a year, visiting anywhere from Japan to Jersey, Brussels to Bali. I like to go away once per month with my family and once per month with a colleague and I’ll have a couple of press trips in there too. Between trips I’m busy at home looking after my kids and I have a very normal ‘mum life’. My partner, Sam, works in construction and he works three days per … [Read more...] about How I afford to travel & work part-time (and how you can too!)
The Shift Kevin Roose, New York Times 4:40 pm PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 The front selfie camera also does 3D-scanning face unlocking, like the iPhone X. The front selfie camera also does 3D-scanning face unlocking, like the iPhone X. Photo: CBSI/CNET Photo: CBSI/CNET Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 The front selfie camera also does 3D-scanning face unlocking, like the iPhone X. The front selfie camera also does 3D-scanning face unlocking, like the iPhone X. Photo: CBSI/CNET How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain 1 / 18 Back to Gallery My name is Kevin, and I have a phone problem. And if you’re anything like me — and the statistics suggest you … [Read more...] about How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain
Yesterday, my fridge was singing to me, but I ignored it and had a herbal tea and an orange for dinner. Sounds extreme, but this is what a week at Lanserhof medi-spa will do to you. I am not someone who can eat what they want. I wish I were, but it’s not one of my genetic gifts. I only have to brush my sleeve against a piece of cake and I’ve gained three pounds. So it was off to the fresh pastures of Austria for some serious nutritional therapy. With spectacular 360-degree views of the Nordkette Alps, the recently refurbished Lanserhof Lans is a stunning, light-filled retreat — oval-shaped and clad in blond wood — just outside Innsbruck. It offers guests a state of the art detox program based on the philosophy of FX Mayr, the Austrian doctor who believed in cleaning the gut with the help of Epsom salts — which entails a lot of pooing. If you do eat — and don’t worry, you do — the emphasis is on detox and vigorous chewing, which … [Read more...] about Get out of here: Why you need to visit Tyrol in 2019
Did you see my post about my 12 monthly challenges? I’m not doing traditional New Year’s resolutions this year, I’m choosing 12 mini challenges to do each month in 2019. Each month I’ll do something like go running everyday for a month, do yoga everyday for a month, keep a journal everyday etc etc. You can read the full list here: 12 months of challenges for a better 2019 I decided to go with no TV for January. Now I’m not suggesting that watching TV is a bad thing and when I tell people about it they seem to think I’m judging them for watching TV. I’m really not! My problem with TV is the fact that I watch it mindlessly. Sam and I have a little routine each evening where we put the kids to bed, tidy the house, make dinner and then sit down and watch TV. It’s a nice routine; it’s comforting, it’s easy and it’s relaxing but I often find myself sitting in front of the TV for 2-3 hours each evening watching … [Read more...] about Challenge 1: What happened when I quit TV for a month?