While it might be more convenient to download a book to your device, there is something to be said about experiencing a book in the traditional environment of a bookstore. These beautiful bookstores are worth the trip.
With locations throughout Japan, this bookstore and hostel makes guests truly feel at home. While books aren’t for sale, guests can enjoy them during their stay.
El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Located in Buenos Aires, this bookstore is housed in a former theater. The building still contains beautiful frescoes on the ceiling, theater boxes and grand curtains, all with rows of books lining the aisles.
Libreria Acqua Alta
This book boutique in Venice utilizes the city’s popular canals for its store, with books placed in boats and gondolas. The steps up to the store are made of old encyclopedias for an Instagram-worthy moment.
Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal, boasts stained glass windows, spiral staircases, intricate woodwork and bronze decorations. It is rumored to be the inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s depiction of Hogwarts in Harry Potter.
Though not really a secret, this quirky bookshop specializes in comics and graphic novels. Meticulously displayed, works come from independent and mainstream publishers. The exterior looks more like a detective agency than a bookstore.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Capturing a shot of ourselves in the most impressive, gorgeous places on earth can feel like an uncontrollable compulsion. But taking selfies can be dangerous, and even deadly without the right safety protocols in place. According to a selfies study from researchers associated with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, more than 250 people died while taking selfies over six years. And that number only accounts for people who lost their lives to the selfie craze and doesn't account for injuries.