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Tips for staying fit during the holidays while staying in an apartment

Tips for staying fit during the holidays while staying in an apartment

When you think of the holidays, your first thought probably isn’t fitness. Between the indulgent food, the freezing temperatures and the onslaught of parties and activities, it’s harder than ever to feel motivated to workout. But it isn’t like your fitness goals disappear throughout the months of November and December. Still, holiday conditions can make it a little bit more difficult. Specifically, when you travel or go on holiday, you may not have enough room for at home aerobics. Whether you are traveling abroad or sharing your space with your family, these tips will help you stay fit and avoid the holiday weight gain all season long. Use Shopping to Squeeze in Some Fitness Sure, you could buy all your holiday gifts online on Cyber Monday. But taking the opportunity to shop IRL gives you a chance to get out and get active—while crossing off some names on your holiday shopping list as well. Do your shopping at the mall to get a little power walking in between stores. Park far away from the buildings and walk up the escalators to make it even healthier. Just make sure not to be tempted by Cinnabon! Invest in Some Resistance Bands Resistance bands are an amazing, travel-friendly way to stay fit over the holidays, even when space is limited. They’re great for strength training, are lighter than free weights, and can be folded up and placed on a shelf when you’re not using them. You can hit almost every major muscle group with these—and add extra resistance to squats, sit ups and rowing. Keep Young Children Occupied Are you traveling with...
Google Trips: The App that Makes Traveling Easier

Google Trips: The App that Makes Traveling Easier

Google is always hard at work to make our lives easier, making our day to day more comfortable, practical and tailoring it all to our specific needs. That’s why it did seem a bit odd that Google had not stuck its nose in the world of traveling to help us plan the perfect trip. But it looks like our prayers have finally been answered with the launch of Google Trips, the app that makes planning any getaway child’s play. Here are some of its main advantages and features: Personalize your route With this app you won’t have to waste any time designing your travel itinerary: you’ll get a route fitted to your tastes and needs in just one click based on your location. Tourist guide in your pocket There’s no longer any need to carry heavy travel guides or to combine countless apps to get the relevant info for all your visits. Google provides useful info about each of the points of interest on the map, so you don’t miss out on even the slightest of details. No boredom Plans for lunch, for dinner, for having fun, for when it rains, for the great outdoors… with Google Apps you’ll have no excuse to stay in your apartment because it suggests a different activity every day. No more paper Forget about printing the booking confirmation for your apartment, car, or tickets to theaters and monuments. You can keep it all on your mobile. Google Trips detects all your bookings as they come into your inbox and organizes them so that all that’s left for you to worry about is enjoying...
Tell me what you fear and I’ll tell you where to travel to for Halloween

Tell me what you fear and I’ll tell you where to travel to for Halloween

The scariest night of the year is just around the corner, that night when all our fears come to light in the funnest and most casual way.  That’s the time to laugh at everything that scares us and confront it all through Halloween costumes, creepy decor and terrifying handicrafts. But if there’s a sure way to put our most absurd phobias to the test, it’s by traveling to their source and facing them. Today, we’d like to suggest some destinations to transmute your fears and have a traveling Halloween that you will never forget. Ghosts – Prague Prague is a city of fairytales and legends. Its many castles and cathedrals harbor stories full of mystery that turn the Czech capital into the perfect destination for ghost encounters worthy of a terrifying All Hollow’s Eve. From the Old Town, to the Jewish Quarter, and passing through Tyn Church, Prague’s paranormal presences extend all over the city: the  ghost of the Turk, the bell-ringing Nun, the Jewish Dancer, and the mad Barber are just some of the specters you might run into on a night walk through Prague. Do you dare? Vampires – London Though we all know that vampires originated in Transylvania, home of Count Dracula, it just so happens that through the centuries, the UK has become their home away from home. So much so, that there are several companies offering vampire tours through graveyards and forests known for being the site of satanic and occult rites. Moreover, there’s a number of studies and research stating that the UK is home to a “secret subculture” of 15,000 vampires that...
5 Apartments Where You’d Stay Forever

5 Apartments Where You’d Stay Forever

One of the privileges of staying at an apartment is that feeling of getting away from our own lives for some days, escaping our routine and living in places that seduce us. It’s the perfect occasion to find a new home, your home in a different part of the world; your refuge in a dreamed-of destination. Now imagine you could do the same but for longer. For much longer. For the rest of your life. Where would you move to? There’s no doubt that some apartments are so inviting we’d like to stay forever. For their comfort, their luxuries, their amazing views, or just for their unique charm. Surely you’ve already found yours, but here is a special selection of apartments where you’d stay forever. Because you never know…   BARCELONA (SPAIN) Attention to detail, good taste, a stunning garden, an inviting pool… Barcelona’s Green House in the Pedralbes neighborhood has all the ingredients to make your life more pleasant. SEE APARTMENT   APULIA (ITALY) A traditional countryside trullo. Many would love to retire to this little house forever and spend their days preparing delicious breakfasts, reading good books under the shade of its olive trees, or hiking for hours on end along the nature paths that surround it.   SEE APARTMENT   GOA (INDIA) This option is for the braver ones among you. A true life change if there ever was one. Leave the noisy city behind and find peace in this magical corner of India. Opt for a more austere lifestyle, away from materialism, and focus on nourishing your soul. SEE APARTMENT   LISBON (PORTUGAL) Sometimes we...
Discover your Ideal Destination Based on your Zodiac Sign

Discover your Ideal Destination Based on your Zodiac Sign

Have you ever wondered what city or country is best suited to your star sign? Discover your destination based on your zodiac sign. Do you agree or do you wish you’d gotten a different one? Aries Those born under the sign of Aries are true, sincere and very brave, although somewhat impulsive at times. They’re always looking for new ways to prove themselves and they never lose heart when faced with obstacles. A boring holiday is not what they’re after: they’d rather have an adventure-filled trip because they need to keep constantly on the move, both physically and mentally. Their ideal destination is Brazil where they can explore the Amazon Rainforest. Taurus Taurus is reliable, realistic and well-grounded. They always carry out all their duties reliably and they never get discouraged. But after duty comes pleasure, and this sign knows how to make the most of life’s treats.  Their ideal holiday would be any that helps them disconnect from their thousands of commitments. The perfect destination for Taurus is Amsterdam, a city that appreciates all aspects of life, which would be brilliant for recharging their batteries before they get back in their rut. Gemini Gemini are very intelligent and smart people, though sometimes a bit restless and very curious about everything around them. They never stop for a single minute; they need to always keep moving in order to feed their minds. More often than not so much activity stresses them out and they have nervous breakdowns: and that is why their ideal destination is Thailand, a country where they can relax on paradisiacal beaches for hours but also...
Holidays at Sea – Boat Apartments

Holidays at Sea – Boat Apartments

At this point, right in the midst of summer, we know that many of you will already have your holidays well planned out- with your only motivation in the morning being that you get to cross out another day in the calendar on the countdown to that long-awaited holiday. But we also know that a few spacey minds still don’t know where their next adventure will take them, or perhaps the chance to plan a short escapade has come up unexpectedly. And that’s when we always come back to the same question… sea side or mountain destination? For those of you who prefer the sea, well, you are in luck. Today we’re revealing how to spend your holidays at sea. Can you imagine waking up to the sound of the waves? Having breakfast surrounded by the azure of the sea? Having the sway of the tide rock you to sleep? Channel your inner cabin boy and turn your holiday into an adventure aboard a boat. Yes, you read right, here are our boat apartments.  All on board!   Lisbon, Portugal Taking in a beautiful sunset with the Tagus River for backyard? You can live out that fantasy on this boat in Lisbon, equipped with a cabin with a double bed, toilet, and kitchen. It’s just a few minutes away from the Belém Tower, and is thus perfectly located for discovering Lisbon. Starting off the day with some Pastéis de Belém, one of Lisbon’s most typical sweets, and exploring the city, can only lead to some unforgettable and remarkable days. Amsterdam, The Netherlands Living like a true local is possible...