Spend your star-studded astrotourism getaway at one of these 4 US destinations

December 06, 2018 at 05:30AM Astrotourism is basically the JOMO of wanderlusting vacations—there’s very little to do beyond simply looking up and watching. Furthermore, it’s on the up and up. Airbnb even named astrotourism a bona fide trend earlier this year after seeing booking surges in accordance with celestial events, like the total solar eclipse in … Continue reading Spend your star-studded astrotourism getaway at one of these 4 US destinations

Berkeley’s carbon footprint calculator shows *exactly* how your lifestyle affects the environment—and how to change it

February 05, 2020 at 09:30PM by CWC Carbon dioxide levels are higher today than they’ve been at any point in the last 800,000 years. In fact, NOAA reports that the last time the global atmospheric CO2 reached current levels was 3 million years ago. With climate anxiety becoming more and more prevalent, its important to … Continue reading Berkeley’s carbon footprint calculator shows *exactly* how your lifestyle affects the environment—and how to change it

The plastic products (besides straws) we said goodbye to in 2019

December 25, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC First, here’s some bad news: By 2050, research estimates there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Now for the good news: We still have about 30 years left to do our part to stop the planet from becoming one big trash shore by reducing plastic … Continue reading The plastic products (besides straws) we said goodbye to in 2019

London art exhibitions 2020 – MUST SEE!

January The year starts off with a roar – meet, if you dare, the mighty Tyrannosaurs in the National Museum of Scotland’s groundbreaking exhibition. In Bath, discover the early ceramics of Grayson Perry, many of which were retrieved from obscurity after an appeal to the public. Anne Katrin-Purkiss‘s photographic portraits at the Lightbox in Woking celebrate pioneering women, … Continue reading London art exhibitions 2020 – MUST SEE!

Put this unspoiled Hawaiian Island on your travel bucket list for 2020

December 17, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC The state of Hawaii is hardly an undiscovered travel destination. In fact, the islands are flooded with more than nine million tourists every year trying to etch out a small parcel of sand for sipping mai tais. But there is still one quiet island that has not (yet) … Continue reading Put this unspoiled Hawaiian Island on your travel bucket list for 2020

How all travel became wellness travel in the past decade

December 02, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Even if you’ve always been the type to take an annual yoga retreat or use hotels gyms, healthy-travel options were fairly limited and siloed off until recently. You certainly couldn’t meditate via a seat-back airplane TV, book a consultation with a sleep concierge, or score kombucha from your … Continue reading How all travel became wellness travel in the past decade

Airbnb Cooking Experiences give you a taste of local culture with a sustainable twist

November 25, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC Traveling to a new country is an engraved invitation to try foods you’d never stock in your fridge at home. But Airbnb Cooking Experiences, launched Monday, adds a homey touch to your gastronomic adventures. In partnership with Slow Food—a non-profit organization with the mission of making nutrition more accessible … Continue reading Airbnb Cooking Experiences give you a taste of local culture with a sustainable twist

What it’s like to stay at the world’s first ever WELL-certified hotel

November 12, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC San Diego offers no shortage of vegan restaurants, boutique fitness options, and crystal shops, but if those offerings aren’t enough of an enticement to the city for wellness-minded travelers, perhaps this sustainable-hospitality win will sway opinions: As of July 2019, Encinitas—a beach town within San Diego—became the first-ever … Continue reading What it’s like to stay at the world’s first ever WELL-certified hotel

The next frontier of girls’ trips is a little bit country at these 8 luxe western ranches

October 22, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Before you book that flight to the Caribbean for your next girls’ trip, you’d be wise to consider another travel option for resetting your mind and recharging your batteries. Many areas of the American West are a vast, open, and sparsely populated, which makes a country western ranch … Continue reading The next frontier of girls’ trips is a little bit country at these 8 luxe western ranches

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How crying cathartic tears of joy in an Australian koala sanctuary set me free

July 16, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I spent my first public crying session surrounded by strangers in Australia—but also by adorable marsupials in at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Last year, I went through a bad breakup, followed by a friends-with-benefits situation that got emotionally out of hand for me, followed by a string of … Continue reading How crying cathartic tears of joy in an Australian koala sanctuary set me free

4 Airbnbs in Athens, Greece, that will make you forget all about Mykonos

June 12, 2019 at 09:30AM by CWC A full third of my Instagram posts (seriously, I counted) are geotagged to Greece. I live in New York City, and the combination of those two facts—where I live and where I wanderlust—provides some apt insight into my love for my motherland (or, more accurately, my parents’ motherland) … Continue reading 4 Airbnbs in Athens, Greece, that will make you forget all about Mykonos

A new $2 household cleaner is the plastic-free product of our eco dreams

April 22, 2019 at 08:57AM by CWC After learning that far, far more of the plastic we buy ends up in landfills, the ocean, and the air we breathe than we like to believe, I did the seemingly impossible and detoxed my home from plastic. In the process, I realized that plastic packaging is absolutely … Continue reading A new $2 household cleaner is the plastic-free product of our eco dreams

Accessibility and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive when it comes to food

April 22, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC If Earth Day has you brainstorming ways to reduce your environmental footprint—but you’ve already ditched plastics and ordered zero-carbon-impact sneakers—you might want to look at your diet. Consider this: According to the World Wildlife Federation, up to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide come from the food … Continue reading Accessibility and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive when it comes to food

Is this secretly the most urgent issue in wellness?

March 27, 2019 at 03:30AM by CWC As the ever-more-frequent spate of natural disasters shows, climate change is no longer theoretical. It’s here. And according to two W+G editors in Los Angeles, now’s the time for the wellness community to be part of the solution. Here, Annie Tomlin and Erin Bunch discuss living through last … Continue reading Is this secretly the most urgent issue in wellness?

Après, please: 7 spa treatments every ski-lodge snow bunny needs to try

February 20, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Getting out in nature and careening over the powdery winter snow is a pretty great way to release some endorphins, clock in some exercise, and have a great time while doing it. But, let’s be honest: Cocktail hour after a long day on the slopes (or, okay, maybe … Continue reading Après, please: 7 spa treatments every ski-lodge snow bunny needs to try

10 unique getaways for the traveler who just wants a relaxing spring break

February 13, 2019 at 10:15AM by CWC Even if it’s been decades since you were a student who had glorious week off from responsibility to celebrate the onset of spring, you’re certainly a person who still deserves nice things. And a restorative spring break is a bona fide nice thing. Given that Booking.com’s 2019 travel … Continue reading 10 unique getaways for the traveler who just wants a relaxing spring break

Sustainable travel tips to keep your vacays great without compromising the world you want to see

February 11, 2019 at 10:49AM by CWC Travel may well be good for your health, but it’s not so great for the environment. In fact, a recent study showed that tourism accounts for nearly 10 percent of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. But before you despair becoming a hypocrite who petitions lawmakers to take climate … Continue reading Sustainable travel tips to keep your vacays great without compromising the world you want to see

BRB, planning an adventurous vacation to combat stress (because yep, it helps with that)

January 31, 2019 at 12:57PM by CWC For the most part, I subscribe to JOMO and I’m perfectly happy under a blanket with a good book in hand. Occasionally, though, serious wanderlust kicks in and I find myself searching for something adventurous to do that brings on a rush of adrenaline. (And nope, not just the … Continue reading BRB, planning an adventurous vacation to combat stress (because yep, it helps with that)

Wellness is growing faster than the global economy. Here’s why

January 28, 2019 at 03:30AM by CWC How big is the wellness economy? “Gargantuan” doesn’t begin to describe it. At the Global Wellness Institute, we’ve measured this industry and shared our findings in the 2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor. If there’s one takeaway you should know, it’s that wellness is an incredibly healthy business. Yes, … Continue reading Wellness is growing faster than the global economy. Here’s why

I’m over this winter weather, please take me to Pig Beach

January 23, 2019 at 08:25AM by CWC Like my stomach after spilling hot chocolate on it (AAAAAH), Pig Beach is so hot right now. Maybe you have an inkling of what I’m talking about if you watched Hulu’s Fyre Fraud and or Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. While filming a scene for … Continue reading I’m over this winter weather, please take me to Pig Beach

7 tips to maintain your travel mind-set at home, so real life feels like a vacation

January 08, 2019 at 05:30AM Travel can allow for growing, learning, and understanding ourselves and the world we inhabit. During my months-long stay in Mexico—where I’ve met so many people from different cultures, who think differently than I do—I’ve felt the reality of this introspective, mind-opening treat firsthand. But trips don’t last forever; eventually jet-setters … Continue reading 7 tips to maintain your travel mind-set at home, so real life feels like a vacation

7 places around the world where you can see the majestic Northern Lights

December 31, 2018 at 09:20AM There are few natural phenomena as visually impressive as the aurora borealis, or northern lights. One of the oldest and most well-known types of astrotourism, you likely know the northern lights as the occasion when the night sky lights up and looks like the fumes of a lava lamp. In fact, … Continue reading 7 places around the world where you can see the majestic Northern Lights

This dreamy, off-the-beaten-path destination is Airbnb’s top spot to visit in 2019

December 03, 2018 at 09:14AM It’s a common MO for travelers to flock to heavily-populated cities to check out the ultimate tourist hot spots, but one of the latest vacay trends involves doing the exact opposite: putting your Eiffel Tower dreams on hold in favor of more off-the-beaten-path experiences. Airbnb just released its top destinations … Continue reading This dreamy, off-the-beaten-path destination is Airbnb’s top spot to visit in 2019