16 Aug How Do You Sleep Well When Traveling To A Different Time Zone? Posted at 05:11h in Blog by Victoria Traveling or moving to a new place is an exciting prospect. Sometimes, you might even be going to a place with a different time zone which can need some time and effort getting used to. Depending upon the distance you undertake, you can assess the difference between the night and day between these 2 places. For instance, you sleep habits in the UK might go for a toss if you are traveling east towards Asia. Perhaps, this is why, seasoned travelers are often plagued with jet lag, incomplete sleep, lethargy, and sometimes, even insomnia. During such times, it is difficult to even think about a rem sleep cycle length much lest know how to power nap. (Img Courtesy: Nectar Sleep) It is obvious that none of these are pleasant to experience but one cannot escape their wrath. However, there are ways which can help you minimize the impact and eventually negate them as the … [Read more...] about How Do You Sleep Well When Traveling To A Different Time Zone?
Susan R. Pollack Special to The Detroit News Published 2:14 PM EDT May 29, 2019 Overcoming darkness, language confusion and near-panic as we scrambled to catch the overnight train from Prague to Krakow ranks among my top travel memories of 2018. In a year that took me to eight European countries and seven American states, not missing that train epitomizes the sometimes-frustrating challenges – and much-appreciated rewards – of getting out of my comfort zone to see the world. (NOTE: This post was originally published on our previous blogging platform on Dec. 25, 2018. It is being republished here to re-launch our Travel Blog.) And this year the highlights were many, from spending our April wedding anniversary admiring scads of blooming tulips, hyacinths and daffodils at Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam to river-cruising past dozens of castles along Germany’s Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, aboard the Scenic Ruby. After our eight-day cruise from Basel, … [Read more...] about Highlights from a travel year out of the comfort zone
For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles City Council has come out against a plan by a San Francisco-based state senator to lift restrictions on higher-density housing near rail stations, major bus routes and areas with high concentrations of jobs.On a 12 to 0 vote Tuesday, council members authorized the city’s lobbyists to oppose Senate Bill 50 — authored by Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener — one of a handful of bills targeting the state’s housing crisis.Councilman Paul Koretz, who represents part of the Westside, called the bill a “handout for developers” that would result in the destruction of historic districts and single-family neighborhoods. Councilman Mike Bonin, whose district includes coastal neighborhoods, warned that SB 50 would lead to the displacement of renters in lower-income sections of his district.“I’ve got a neighborhood, Del Rey — mainly low-income, mainly Latino community — that would be ravaged by … [Read more...] about L.A. City Council opposes state bill that would lift local zoning rules
Switzerland has seen a construction boom in recent years. File photo: AFP Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a plan that would have seen a freeze on new building zones in the country in a bid to stop urban sprawl. Nearly two-thirds of voters (63.7 percent) said no to the plan in a referendum on Sunday. Luzian Franzini, co-president of the Young Greens party which had put forward the initiative, expressed his disappointment at the scale of the defeat. Read also: Explained - the referendum that aims to save the Swiss countryside But in comments made to Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger, Franzini rejected claims the party had scored an own goal by paving the way for more relaxed planning laws. He said opponents of the Young Greens’ plan had also recognized urban sprawl was a problem. He also argued Sunday’s result showed Swiss voters were confident an already existing law – the Spatial Planning Act backed by voters in a referendum in 2013 … [Read more...] about Urban sprawl vote: Swiss reject plan to freeze construction zones
What to see A trip to Blenheim Palace is an absolute must. One of the most majestic stately homes in the country and home to the Duke of Marlborough, a visit there will fill the whole day. Take a tour of the glorious gardens and a peek at the room in which Sir Winston Churchill was born (blenheimpalace.com). For art aficionados, Jeff Koons is showing at the neo-classical wonder that is the Ashmolean until June; wander among its impressive collection of Egyptian mummies while you’re there (ashmolean.org). Lavender lovers should head to Snowshill for sensational fields of purple, tailor-made for your grid. The oils and soaps also make the perfect Cotswolds souvenir (cotswoldlavender.co.uk). Where to relax ‘What goes on the body is as important as what we put inside’ are the words that greet you when you walk into the achingly chic foyer at Carole Bamford’s Haybarn Spa. Situated in Kingham, it is a soothing haven of white textures and local … [Read more...] about Where to eat, drink, relax and stay in the Cotswolds