Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa has become the first of its kind in Hawai‘i to entirely end the use of plastic straws on its property. Children’s drinks and blended tropical drinks are now served with eco-friendly paper straws, while other drinks are only served with paper straws on request at the hotel’s dining establishments, luau and other events.
As we mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations, we must not forget the families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Those in south Texas and Louisiana are just beginning to recover from an incredibly destructive storm, one that halted air and rail transportation in the region, devastated communities both large and small, and continues to threaten the safety of local residents, our colleagues and their families.
Step one: Stop checking Facebook.
A few years back on a solo trip to Europe, Jaime L. Kurtz found herself standing on the Croatian island of Hvar. The sun shone. Boats bobbed in the Adriatic Sea. But instead of feeling happy and free, she felt homesick and lonely.
“I realized that a lot of this was due to my own habits and personality, rather than to characteristics of the places themselves,” Kurtz, an associate professor of psychology at James Madison University and author of The Happy Traveler: Unpacking The Secrets of Better Vacations, tells Condé Nast Traveler.
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Take a trip anywhere in the world and you’ll return home with a refreshed spirit and energy. You will also develop some skills you may not even be aware of gaining while abroad. No matter what industry or role you’re in, these skills are valuable and can be leveraged in the corporate world instantaneously. Whether taking a vacation or going abroad for an extended period of time, you are guaranteed to learn any or all of the following skills. I know I’ve certainly picked these up along my journey!
Good thing for newcomers & travelers to NYC to know. Don’t miss catching a Broadway show if you can swing it – these tips might help make that possible.
The theater season kicks into gear a few weeks from now, with a rush of new productions on and off Broadway. But while you wait for the best fall shows to open, you can see some that are already running for much less money than usual, thanks to discount initiatives designed to boost sales during a traditionally soft time for theater box office. Broadway has Broadway Week, which actually last for two weeks (September 4–17) and provides two-for-one tickets to most shows on the Great White Way. Even cheaper seats are available to Off Broadway shows via the 20at20 program (September 5–24).
Say it with me now… “Dream Life”!! *sigh*
There are a lot of bloggers out there traveling around the world and filling your Instagram feed with gorgeous destination photos. But there are very few who have actually cracked the code and figured out how to make money. Alyssa Ramos is one of them. This 29-year-old is the definition of a digital nomad success story: A solo adventure traveler and entrepreneur, she travels full-time, runs the site My Life’s a Movie and has racked up over 125,000 followers on Instagram. Her favorite slogan? “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”
Millennial women are conquering their travel bucket lists and not taking “no” for an answer. They aren’t exactly shy about proving it either. Whether it’s hiking Machu Picchu or going to Oktoberfest in Munich, you can find proof all over Instagram and Pinterest.
Full Story [Forbes]: Four Ways Millennial Women Are Dominating Their Travel Bucket Lists
The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens about traveling to Cancun and Los Cabos, two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, after a surge in violence in those regions.
A travel advisory issued Tuesday upgraded the warnings for two states, Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur, saying turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime and shootings in which innocent bystanders have been killed.
When most people hear the word ‘traveling’ or ‘vacation’ they think dollar signs. Either that person has the extra income to do it or they don’t. And that’s a myth. You don’t need to be rich to travel. You don’t need thousands of dollars to spend on a vacation. There are plenty of ways you can travel with an average middle-income job.
An insider’s guide to the Top Design Hotels in London, featuring the best for eclectic interiors, striking artwork, luxurious rooms, and spectacular lobbies, in locations including Soho, Kensington, and Shoreditch perfect to stay and visit London Design Festival.
Full Story & More Photos at: Top 10 Design Hotels in London