Can Travel Make You More Creative? – Vogue

When faced with a creative block, common wisdom suggests you go for a walk, exercise, even take a nap. All three have a common thread, of course: creating distance and taking a mental break from the task at hand. So it stands to reason that really getting away, say, on a vacation, would be the ultimate cure, right? For the deskbound wanderlusters among us, the answer is thankfully, yes. New research suggests travel can increase your levels of creativity and cause an uptick in your mind’s ability to produce positive thoughts, leading you to a happier, more inspired version of you.

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Travel to All 7 ‘Game of Thrones Kingdoms’ on a Budget | TravelPulse

I’d love to do this with several of my favorite films & TV shows…

“Game of Thrones” fans, it’s time to get off the couch and travel the seven kingdoms!You might be thinking you’ll need a loan from the Iron Bank, but that isn’t the case. Thanks to travel comparison tool liligo.com, you can see the world for a comparable price to most all-inclusive resorts.

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Consumer Reports: Listing your home as a hotel | abc7chicago.com

A few tips to consider as you start out on a venture like this:

Vacationers’ search for alternative getaways has contributed to a $100 billion industry, with millions of people worldwide listing their homes on websites like Airbnb and VRBO to generate income. But before you jump into the sharing-economy, Consumer Reports says there’s a few things you’ll need to consider before you turn your home into a hotel.

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Pasadena’s art, gardens and history make a good LA side trip | State | bakersfield.com

Good info for those planning to travel to the Los Angeles area of California.

Most visitors to Los Angeles head to Hollywood, Venice Beach or Santa Monica. But if you’re in the mood for stunning gardens, first-class art and historic architecture without the crowds and traffic, consider Pasadena.

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World’s first Marvel comics superhero hotel to open at Disneyland Paris | Telegraph Travel

One more reason for me to visit Paris!  [As if I needed another one :)]

The Disneyland opening will be called Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel (replacing the resort’s current Hotel New York) and will display props and costumes from numerous Marvel films and television shows, as well as artwork inspired by the original comic books.

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Inside Whistler’s new pod hotel

When discussing where to stay on their next trip to the mountains, skiers and snowboarders might have in mind a traditional Alpine hotel room kitted out with wooden cladding, gingham curtains and a view of the mountains – but the new Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler is set to change all that.

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Inside Beverly Hills’ ritziest new hotel | New York Post

The hotel further ensures its It-spot status by offering only 170 rooms and suites (intimate by LA “big brand” standards), all of which come with floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, marble bathrooms (furnished with swoon-worthy deco vanities and amenities by Ferragamo or Diptyque), along with posh perks like complimentary pressing and shoe shining.

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