Nothing can throw off the start of a fun vacation faster than jet lag. Travelers who feel groggy in the afternoon or wake up well before sunrise can blame both things on the body’s biological clock falling out of sync with the time on the person’s watch. A “master clock” in the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus controls the body’s circadian rhythm. This clock responds to external signals — most notably, sunlight — to sync the body’s internal timing with that of the environment. How far you travel and where you go can affect how well your body responds to these disruptions. Read on to learn more about jet lag.
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It’s almost summer, and for many, that means it’s time to hit the beach. Airbnb recently took a look at the destinations that have seen the greatest increase in bookings since around this time last year, and unsurprisingly, many of them are on the coast. Seaside towns in Italy, France, and Spain ranked near the top. Here are some of the top-trending destinations on Airbnb, all of which have seen more than double the bookings on the rental platform since Memorial Day 2016.
Are you searching for sun and sand over the next couple of months? With summer right around the corner, Stephen Leatherman (AKA “Dr. Beach”) has once again released his top 10 list of public beaches in the United States. A coastal scientist at Florida International University, Leatherman publishes the list each May, picking out 10 beaches that excel at 50 criteria, including sand quality, water quality, amenities, safety and management. All the 10 recommended beaches on this list have soft, white sand, safe swimming and clean water, so let’s dive in!
The Caribbean islands are beloved for their adventurous activities, clear waters, and stunning natural sites. Though each island has its own unique appeal, some have advantages over the others. “Business Insider” recently ranked the best islands in the Caribbean, based on the costs of hotel bookings, their accessibility, and the range of activities they offer. Scroll through the following slides to see which 25 Caribbean islands “Business Insider” ranked as the best places to visit.
No matter where you’re from, Christmas trees are usually a big part of the holiday season. New York, for instance, prides itself on its beautiful and gigantic tree in Rockefeller Center, but it’s not the only spectacular holiday spruce. From a tree boasting Rome’s Colosseum as a backdrop to a tree floating in the middle of a lagoon, here are 16 trees worth traveling for.
With winter approaching fast, it is time to think about where you will spend your winter holiday this year. These days, when traveling is so easy and affordable, you have almost unlimited choices of destinations for your winter holiday. And if you are not sure what might be the best option for you, keep on reading because this post will help you decide where to go this winter. From isolated tropical islands to freezing cities located north of the Arctic Circle, here are 25 Unique Places to Spend Your Winter Holiday.
Last month, Mastercard released its Global Destination Cities Index, which provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world. Measured by the number of international overnight visitors, the study, now in its seventh year, predicts which countries will be the most visited in 2016. From the AsiaPacific region to Europe to the Middle East and Africa, here are the 20 cities set to see the most visitors this year.
AAA predicts this year will be the busiest Thanksgiving travel season since 2007, with more than 27.3 million Americans expected to take to the skies between Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Sunday Nov. 27, an increase of 2.5 percent compared with last year — roughly 55,000 more passengers. While you won’t be able to avoid the millions of Americans traveling to their Turkey Day destinations, there are some ways to make the trip a little less stressful. Here are a few airport and flight travel tips that will help save you both money and time, and keep you stay healthy and sane this Thanksgiving holiday.
If you plan on traveling abroad over the upcoming holidays, you should probably do a little research on what may or may not be considered acceptable behavior. Culture runs deep and there are a number of customs and gestures that Americans use without thinking twice, but that are considered extremely rude in other countries. Here are some of the most common, everyday things Americans do that are seen as offensive elsewhere.
Now with autumn being well under way, it’s time to celebrate one of the greatest beauties nature has to offer during this time of year: fall foliage. Leaf peeping, while certainly a seasonal pastime, could almost be considered a fall sport. To be good at it, you’ve got to plan your strategy, and execute it swiftly…. View Article
At least one woman was killed and 108 were injured after a commuter train crashed into a train station in Hoboken, New Jersey, during Thursday’s morning rush-hour, causing part of the highly trafficked terminal to collapse. Previous reports indicated that three people had been killed in the crash, but Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said only one… View Article
On Monday Google launched Google Trips, a new mobile application aimed at helping people better plan their vacation and travels. The free app — which is available on Android and iOS — serves as a trip planner and travel guide that is capable of organizing your plane tickets and hotel reservations, offering editorial guides to more than 200… View Article