What kind of trends can you keep an eye out for in 2018, and which will stick around? Here are just a few gaining traction.
A frequent buzzword around the internet and social media recently is “self-care.” If you’ve been in the dark, it’s the simple idea that, in order to get anything done or help anyone in today’s world, you have to take care of yourself first. Whether it’s just taking a breather at the end of each day, or carving out a few hours each week to focus on your own needs and wants, self-care is a staple in the mental and physical health routines of many.
Kombucha, once reserved for yogis, fitness nuts and otherwise “crunchy” people, is becoming more mainstream, while also becoming more like a craft beer in a way. While craft beer enthusiasts find the latest and greatest small batches of their favorite brews, more of us are doing the same with kombucha and more local makers are stepping up to the plate and selling their own.
All Natural, All the Time
Natural skincare and beauty products are becoming more mainstream as well, and, following the trend, all-natural beauty products not only feed your skin, but they’re becoming better at what they do, providing more coverage and color without sacrificing your skin’s health.
Sleep is a Thing
Sleeping is a real concern for many Americans, and the market is taking notice, providing us with more and more ways to “revolutionize” the way we sleep with fancy new products. Whether it’s a new mattress, sheets, lighting, supplements or sound machines, getting high-quality sleep is a big priority.
Breathwork, Mindfulness and Meditation
With stress and anxiety more prevalent among millennials, breath work, mindfulness and meditation are all sought as ways to alleviate these mental health maladies. Don’t be surprised to hear more of your friends investing in mindfulness apps, meditation classes and more.
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.
Traveling is hard if you are strapped for cash, but there are plenty of places in the United States that offer budget-friendly fun. If you are looking for a place to getaway where you won’t have to spend too much money, head to San Antonio, Texas.
While you could take a traditional cruise that allows you to just lie back in the sun and sip on cocktails while cruising from beach to beach, you could also opt for a more immersive experience. More cruises than ever allow travelers to explore each stop on their itinerary on a deeper level, with can’t-miss dining, drinking, historical and cultural experiences. Here are five cruising options to consider.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Being safe while traveling is a big concern for most people. Having tools at your disposal to provide you with information about safe locations can make all the difference in the world when planning a vacation. The countries below are the safest to visit according to security specialists at International SOS.