While the Blue Ridge Mountains, Winter Park, Berlin, San Francisco, London, and New York are geographically distant, a recent exhibition at Berlin’s Museum für Gegenwart illuminated just how closely art and education intertwine global destinations.
In both travel and our daily lives, we have the power to minimize our environmental footprints by looking for LEED-certified buildings. From sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality, LEED focuses on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health. With buildings in more than 150 countries and territories and six continents, LEED options are accessible to travelers and non travelers around the world.
Whether you’ve set your sights on an all-inclusive luxury cruise, an all-American road trip, a wild African safari, or anything in between, there’s little in the way of an adventure in your later years.
Known as a haven for fossil hunters, hikers and Jane Austen fans, Lyme Regis is a sparkling seaside gem on England’s Jurassic Coast. Find out why it quickly moved to the top of Travel Well’s favorite destinations list–and what we ate there that may be the best food we’ve ever had.
On the Salisbury plains of England stands one of the most debated and mysterious prehistoric monuments in existence: Stonehenge.
This post is a contribution from Project AWARE Foundation written by Hannah Pragnell-Raasch, Program Specialist. Project AWARE mobilizes scuba divers to protect the ocean planet one dive at a time. Its Dive Against Debris Specialty Course educates divers on how to remove and log marine debris to prevent its detrimental effects on marine life and advocate for policy and prevention around the world. Hannah takes us through her experience in the course.
If you look closely, you’ll see the Ocean State is a traveler’s dream and a history buff’s heaven: Its natural terrain and geography provide countless outdoor activities for vacationers and adventurers alike, its restaurant offering satisfies every foodie’s curiosity, its art scene produces and attracts top creatives, and its history of deeply-rooted dissent leaves no question that general American badassery originated here.
Nowhere has US culture and travel collided more perfectly than on the classic American road trip. With iconic pieces of the country’s history and pristine natural preservations paralleling the yellow and white lines dashing across the map, hitting the open road is not only one of the best ways to see America, it’s one of the best ways to live and breathe it. From scenic coastal byways to remote stretches between national parks, these 10 classic road trips will take you through some of the most iconic locations around the country.
One of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves is to stay adequately hydrated, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our planet is protect it from our wasteful garbage. At the intersection of the two is a simple habit: using a reusable water bottle instead of the single use plastic variety. We’re always looking for ways to help readers make the switch, so we took Clean Bottle up on their offer to test their new Tritan Square Bottle line.
While the spectators at big city fireworks shows must face seas of traffic or watch from afar, spectacular small town fireworks displays light up the sky above festivals, parades and more modest crowds in Small Town USA. To get the same explosive show with all the music and fun without the big city hassle, check out some of our favorite shows this Fourth of July.
Not sure what to get that adventurous globetrotter in your life? We’re detailing five subscription food boxes that make great gifts for travelers. Tastes from far away lands are just a postage stamp away.
Being mindful of the cultures and environments we travel to not only benefits the destinations we visit but also enriches our personal experiences and health, and taking small steps toward more sustainable travel can add up to make a big difference. For a great place to get started, check out this infographic from dealchecker.co.uk with 22 easy-to-implement travel practices as you prepare for your next adventure.
Allen and I had long been looking for our place: a pub or bar with good food, good beer and good people. A place around the corner where our small group of friends would gather after work without question or planning. Our own Central Perk or MacLaren’s. Little did we know the real winner wasn’t on the same block or even in the same town–it was 3600 miles away in Dublin.
Walking is one of the healthiest and most scenic travel options, and it’s cost free for our wallets and the environment. So why do we choose other options when we have the ability to walk to the next spot on our itinerary?
On Ireland’s southwest coast, layers of ancient stone plummet into the sea in two of the most spectacular geological formations in the world: The staggering Cliffs of Moher and the Burren Geopark. These stunning natural attractions draw nearly a million visitors every year, and for good reason.
Four years ago, Allen received a letter from Alexa about her experiences hiking the Cinque Terre. He daydreamed that one day he could actually be there with her, and after their recent three-week honeymoon in Europe, he can gladly say he has. This is his letter back to her.
Anticipating several hours a day of walking, climbing stairs, hauling 70L backpacks and sitting on planes and trains, Travel Well’s co-founder and I were deciding what to include in our packing list to alleviate such tension and soreness we knew we’d encounter on our three-week trip to Europe. Lucky for us, TriggerPoint reached out to us just before we left to test their new NANO Foot Roller, a travel-friendly therapeutic mini foam roller designed specifically for feet and forearms. We took them up on the offer and brought the NANO with us to give it a go.
Just a few steps inside the Guinness Storehouse at St. James Gate Brewery, a sense of its history and grandeur is overwhelming, starting with the 9,000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness in 1759 displayed in a glass seal in the floor. Circling above the seal are seven floors connected by an interweaving network of escalators and turquise steel beams, rising higher and wider in an atrium the shape of a pint glass. From the ingredients that go into the iconic dark ruby pints to its transportation to the rest of the world to its signature advertising, each floor takes you through a piece of Guinness history. But the best stop of all is at the top.
In order to ensure that healthy living is truly a lifestyle and that our travels reflect that, we seldom step foot out of the house (or office) without these five essentials.
Thanks to some amazing responsible companies and advanced technology, eco-friendly gear can now also be stylish, functional, affordable and durable, so there’s really no reason not to make purchases in a more environmentally-conscious way. Check out our ultimate list for a good place to start.