Whether redecorating your space or moving into a new home or apartment, it can become expensive — especially if you’re a design enthusiast. Keep it simple and budget friendly by shopping smart and putting some thought into your aesthetic.
Furnishing a house can be a bit different than filling your apartment. In a home, you can commit to more permanent pieces, heavier furniture and well-made designs because they may not be moving for quite a while. To save some money, consider redesigning some of your better pieces and ransacking your parents’ house (the stuff they’re willing to part with, of course) before really searching.
For the pieces you will inevitably need to buy, check out the long list of sale items on CB2. The modern and trendy, but functional designs go with nearly anything — think Crate&Barrel on a budget.
For apartment hunters, always shop sale first. Between Urban Outfitters, Ikea, Homegoods and furniture thrift stores in your area, you are bound to find everything you need without overspending on one impulse item.
Flea markets and yard sales can be a game changer for small designs and personal touches. You may not find the greatest couch, chair or dining room table, but you might find a few great pieces of art, oddities, throw rugs and various smaller items to exude your personality while staying within budget. Feel free to haggle a bit, especially for items you just want more than need. Think extra long and hard about that porcelain hand — yes it can hold your watches, but it may not stand the test of time.
You've planned every last detail of your trip, from the perfect accommodations to tours to enjoy, but overlooked one crucial element: sleep. Travel and time changes throw off our circadian rhythms and lead to sleep loss. However, sleep deprivation can dull your response time, throw you into a depression, age your skin and pack on the pounds. It also just makes you irritable during much-deserved vacation time. Although you may not be able to restore your sleep to its full capacity on the road, you can get more rest with these products that help you sleep while traveling.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
You’re probably familiar with the walking taco if you’re a fan of street food, convenience or even just snacking. Today, the walking taco most commonly refers of an individual-sized bag of Doritos cut open along the long edge and filled with the usual taco topping suspects, but the original walking tacos were made with Fritos corn chips. And, before those, there was the Frito pie — the original, original walking taco, allegedly born in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
The travel industry is booming with the global sector growing at 3.9 percent, as reported by the World Travel Tourism Council. This figure accounts for $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs contributed to the world economy, and for eight years in a row was above the growth rate of the world GDP. That may be good news for the travel sector and destinations with little economic stability outside of tourism, but is also becoming a crisis. Travel is more popular than ever now that the middle class is going global, the airlines are competing for fares and stories of people quitting their jobs to travel the world are the norm.