For seasoned globetrotters, jet lag is an all-too-familiar part of international travel—the fatigue, the disorientation, and especially that pesky inner alarm that wakes you up at 4:00 a.m. and sends you stumbling back to bed before dinnertime. While there’s no real cure, the advice below explains how to avoid jet lag and which remedies are most likely to help. What Is Jet Lag? Jet lag is a physical reaction to a rapid change in time zones. It affects most travelers, including seasoned flyers like flight attendants and pilots. Common symptoms include disorientation, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, dry eyes, headaches, irregular bowels, and general malaise. Note that flying from, say, New York City to Santiago won’t produce jet lag in the true sense because both cities are in the same time zone—but the effects of the long flight might feel quite a bit like classic jet lag. In these cases, you’re just tired from the flight, and a good night’s sleep … [Read more...] about The Best Ways to Prevent and Treat Jet Lag
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By Moira McCarthy | October 10, 2019 at 9:50 am For more than a decade, ghouls, zombies and other assorted terrifying creatures have taken over at Cranmore Mountain Resort in October and thrilled and terrified tens of thousands. The world has noticed: The Ghoullog, as it is called, attracts tens of thousands annually and was named a “top haunt” for the season nationally. This year is your final chance, as Cranmore rolls out the Ghoullog: The Final Chapter. Running through Nov. 2, the Ghoullog is up and running with some new frights as well as some “greatest hits,” characters and frights that enthusiasts will remember from years past. The Ghoullog first came to Cranmore in 2007 via two locals named Lance Davis and Jim Chichwak, now operators of Death Becomes You Productions. Before that, they had a hobby: decorate a haunted house in nearby Jackson and invite all their friends each year. Someone said, “Hey, you should charge for this,” and the legend … [Read more...] about Scare up a good time in North Conway
A direct flight from London to Los Cabos on TUI starts next month, making this idyllic part of the Baja California Sur peninsula more accessible than ever. A retreat for the Hollywood set, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, the destination is buzzing. This year alone The Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and Nobu Hotel have opened their doors. Here’s our guide to exploring Mexico’s chic coastline in style... Stay Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is a striking vision of contemporary design against a breathtaking landscape. On a stretch of sand on the southernmost tip of the peninsula, the property blends Japanese minimalism with locally sourced Mexican materials. The entrance is an architectural feat with an imposing stone portal framing an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. Each of the 200 guest rooms and suites have ocean and resort views but those with swim-up access to the property’s main pool are especially lovely. There are four glittering pools on site, as … [Read more...] about Why now is the time to visit Mexico’s Los Cabos
What those same people don’t remember and never will without looking it up is which team had the best farm system that season. Or which front office did the best job of managing the payroll in 2018 so it stayed under Major League Baseball’s luxury-tax threshold. Winning the World Series is all that matters. The Dodgers have won seven consecutive division championships and assembled a player development machine that churns out high-end talent. But they still haven’t won a championship since 1988. The Yankees have done everything right under Brian Cashman, investing in analytics and building up their farm system. But they have one championship in the last 18 seasons. For all the cognoscenti who laud the Athletics for their enlightened frugality, their last World Series was in 1990. The poor Twins have managed to lose 16 postseason games in a row since 2004. But that’s better than the Mariners, who were last in the postseason in 2001. Jamie Moyer, who won … [Read more...] about Now is not the time for Red Sox to trade Mookie Betts
Back when I was a kid, in the latchkey ’70s, there was a communal understanding that certain acts of low-level vandalism and bullying were going to transpire on Halloween. Eggs were going to be chucked. Pumpkins were going to be smashed. Doorbells were going to be rung then ditched. While I’m technically not advocating for any of these activities, I do remember the sheer thrill of Halloween as being drenched with this sense of anarchic peril. You kind of never knew what was going to happen, what you might see (some neighborhood mom in her slip!), or who you might encounter (a roving band of marauding teens intent on snatching your hard-won treasure). Would you be the kid who dared to bite into the caramel apple booby-trapped by some maniac with a razor blade, and if so, what would it feel like to have your tongue sheared in half? OK, that looks horrifying on paper. But Halloween used to represent the closest a kid could get to a world free from parental oversight. … [Read more...] about Congrats, parents. You’re ruining Halloween.