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how to avoid weight gain and stay healthy during the holidays this year

The Best Tips on How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are coming, and you know what that means. Even in this era of social distancing and face masks, there can still be opportunities for lots of holiday fun. And lots of temptation in the realm of food and drink. If you’re looking for some expert advice on how to balance it all, read on. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen went right to the source, and she’s sharing the best expert tips from her personal trainer on how to avoid unwanted weight gain and resist temptation while enjoying yourself so that you and yours can stay healthy during the holidays this year.

Best luxury hotels for a post COVID-19 weekend road trip escape vacation

The Best Chic Weekend Escapes within Driving Distance

As nations attempt to reopen for business after the coronavirus epidemic, one of the most pressing questions for many people is: when can I travel safely again? Of course, no one really knows. But it seems that a good re-entry plan might be a road trip within your own country. A driving-distance destination, with a stay at a small boutique property where some of the rooms even have separate entrances. If your goal is a charming rustic-luxurious escape from the city without the need to get on a commercial airliner, here are 10 excellent options. These boutique luxury hotels seem to be perfect for a potential post COVID-19 weekend road trip escape vacation within driving distance of a major city, no air travel required.

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Get Inspired with These Easy Luxury Home Bath Makeovers

All of this time at home during mandatory social distancing first got us motivated to clean up and de-clutter. But several weeks in, now that the underbrush has been cleared out, we find ourselves with the insatiable desire to redecorate. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has a great eye, and she’s sharing mood boards to help guide us to fabulous new digs when we emerge from this COVID-19 lockdown. Get inspired with her tips on how to achieve  easy makeovers of a luxury home bath with no structural change or need for a professional contractor.

the best wellness and mediation retreats in the world

The Best Wellness and Meditation Retreats in the World

Sometimes life gets to be just a bit too much, and it’s time to pause the hustle, get off the grid and regroup with some expert assistance. When that time comes, what’s the best wellness getaway at a luxury mindfulness spa with meditation that money can buy? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has a curated list of the best luxury wellness and meditation retreats in the world.