Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Lifestyle

Your palace is now open again

The Ochre City of Marrakech presents a tale of two cities. Vibrant arts and culture, world class golf courses and fashionable night life, juxtaposed with spiritual mystique, beautiful gardens, Andalusian architecture and traditional souks. Click above to book the Oberoi Marrakech Resort. And, the sumptuous Royal Villa at the Oberoi Marrakech Resort (our affiliate friends) has…

Read more

Come as you are

If you're the shy type, then you might want to look away now. This article is about naturism. Naturism is a lifestyle of practising non-sexual social nudity in private and in public; the word also refers to the cultural movement which advocates and defends that lifestyle. Both may alternatively be called nudism. Though the two terms are broadly interchangeable, nudism emphasizes…

Read more

Let it all hang out

Nothing like walking along a beach and then - hey presto! - finding out that it's for nudists. That happened to us here in Vancouver, of all places. Luckily, our sunglasses were in place and covered our eyes even if they didn't hide our embarassment. We're not prudes, by any stretch -…

Read more

But what will you do with all that time?

It won't be surprise if we say that Japan is one of the happiest and most welcoming countries in the world.  Its residents strive every day find happiness in even the little things.  But, some of the quiet islands take that ethos even further. Okinawa, Japan has highest congregation of  people over 100 years of…

Read more

Here’s a thought . . . why not take it easy?

It will likely come as no surprise to you that Scandinavian countries are regularly ranked at the top of the healthiest and happiest countries in the world.  Why? The Scandinavian diet is focuses on reducing starchy carbohydrates and substituting those calories with generous servings of healthy proteins, such as locally-sourced, cold-water fish, and organic vegetables. Scandinavians also…

Read more

There is no “we” in ice cream.

We don't know about you, but sometimes we pause and marvel at what amazing machines we are, we humans.  How many automobiles or airplanes live past sixty years?  How many of our fellow creatures on this earth drive those cars or fly those jets?  Makes you think, doesn't it? And why do we live so…

Read more

Ærø …dynamic!

It can be done. It can be done. The tiny Danish Island of Ærø was awarded the designation of the EU’s most sustainable island. All it takes is willpower. The island has been experimenting with renewable energy since the 1970s, and today, produces more electricity than it uses. Watch the BBC video below that demonstrates…

Read more

Bangkok walks!

A marvelous thing about our world and our planet (with all of its residents) is how much change happens every minute of every day.  Not all of it is necessarily good, but there is so much good in humanity that, sometimes, it's nice to simply celebrate the good. For example, Bangkok is a sprawling, diverse and…

Read more

Pssst . . spread the word

Having worked in the travel industry, we know the complexity of buying airline tickets.  Supercomputers crunch numbers from (sometimes) thousands of travel suppliers, with literally millions of possible flight combinations. How do you even hope to get an edge?  Well, there are a plethora of "experts" out there who will be happy to provide advice .…

Read more

Bags are a drag

Travel is wonderful / a nightmare.  For every delightful aspect, you'll find an equally annoying one.  And, surely one of the most frustrating is dragging your luggage around. Well, we're quite pleased to introduce you to a new affilliate friend, Radical Storage. They provide travellers with luggage storage solutions so that you can enjoy your holiday…

Read more

Sending out an SOS

Most likely, you've had fantasies of a round-the-world trip, taking months at a time to do it.  All of your dream destinations, visited in sumptuous luxury.  But also likely, you've never actually done it. Well, here is an interesting variation on that theme that might either temp you, or have you fleeing in the opposite direction. Princess…

Read more

NYC . . . thin on the ground

As if encountering wafer-thin fashion models as they strut down Fifth Avenue in New York City  isn't enough to discombobulate your sense of self, now the high-rise apartments are getting into the act. New York has always been home to some of the world’s tallest towers, but in the last 10 years the city has seen…

Read more