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boost productivity with city inspiration

Boost Your Productivity with Inspiration from the World’s Most Creative Cities

This article is about ways to boost your productivity with inspiration from the world’s most creative cities. You’re not alone if you’re overwhelmed by the constant demands of work, family, and personal commitments. Burnout is so sneaky – you don’t know it’s happening until you’re staring at the ceiling, feeling drained and uninspired. While I…

A woman taking photos on her cell phone while at a crowded tourist location.

4 Ways to Create Meaningful Adventures in the Age of Social Media

This post is about four ways to create meaningful adventures in the age of social media. Social media has revolutionized travel, making finding information about popular destinations and must-see attractions easier than ever. Unfortunately, the “Instagram Effect” has made travel a to-do task instead of a meaningful experience. For example, we know that in Bali,…

How to reconnect after a solo trip

10 Ways to Reconnect With Your Partner After A Solo Trip

A few years ago, I got really into solo travel and fell in love with the idea of ‘finding myself.” I am, apparently, very lost and need to find myself often. There’s just something about stepping onto that plane and being free from the gravitational pull of the daily grind that I can’t resist.  However, after the…

How to Plan a Budget Friendly Vacation

How to Plan a Memorable Budget-Friendly Family Vacation

Budget-friendly family vacations are the secret sauce in life that makes the mundane magical. The laughs, the misadventures, and yes, even the “Are we there yet?” from the backseat all become family lore.  Paying attention to the budget turns this magic from a once-in-a-blue-moon affair to a regular season of joy. It’s not just about…

6 exotic escapes from the usa without a passport

Exotic Escapes: 6 Places to Visit from the USA Without a Passport

My family emigrated to the United States when I was a teenager, and there came a time when I couldn’t travel internationally while my residency was being processed. That was when I discovered America’s exotic backyard and curated this list of six places to visit from the USA without a passport.  Immigrant or not, there…

5 morning rituals from around the world to start your day fresh

5 Global Morning Rituals For A Fresh Start to Your Day

Picture this: you’ve been up all night, holding a thermometer and a wailing kid. Morning arrives, not with the serene promise of gratitude, but with the dreaded realization that you have a meeting with your office nemesis soon. Amid the chaos, you notice the unread text message that has been judging you from your phone for the last two weeks. Surely there’s a better way.