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How To Drive In India (And Not Die)

How To Drive In India (And Not Die) Apr 4th, 2013 at 9:00AM: India's vast geography is a canvas for adventure, but such a big country invariably poses transportation difficulties. The solution to long distance travel in India has generally fallen under the purview of the country's iconic railway network. In spite of delays and crowds, the train is the best way to see India. Some might notice India's ever-expanding road network and be tempted to hop...

5 Detoxifying Spring Break Destinations

5 Detoxifying Spring Break Destinations Mar 26th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Spring break is a vacation time of the year wherein many people let loose and eat and drink with abandon. Fun as that might seem to some, your idea of a good time might be one that isn't filled with worries about the pounds you're packing on or the detox you're going to need post-vacation to recover from all of the alcohol. If you're looking for an detoxifying escape plan this spring, here are...

These US Hotels Are Helping Guests Celebrate National Yoga Month

These US Hotels Are Helping Guests Celebrate National Yoga Month Sep 2nd, 2012 at 10:00AM: September is National Yoga Month and these hotels are helping travelers to celebrate this healthy time on the road. With classes, events and packages dedicated to helping travelers bring out their inner yogi, these properties around the U.S. can help keep you nimble and calm on you vacation. Hotel Solamar San Diego, California As a leader in wellness in the San Diego area, Kimpton's Hotel...

Budget Travel Zen: 10 Free/Donation-Based Yoga Studios In The US

Budget Travel Zen: 10 Free/Donation-Based Yoga Studios In The US Apr 4th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Knotted shoulders... stiff necks... flight delay anxiety... pent-up aggression toward the armrest-hogger seated next to you on the plane. Travel certainly has its ways of winding you up, and there's nothing like a great yoga class to wind back down. But with trendy studios charging upwards of $25 per class, it can be difficult to find a practice that doesn't exceed your daily travel budget....

San Francisco introduces first-ever airport yoga room

San Francisco introduces first-ever airport yoga room Jan 27th, 2012 at 10:00AM: If a long flight has you hankering for a sun salutation, San Francisco International Airport has got you covered. On Thursday, the airport will unveil the world's first dedicated airport yoga room, just past the security checkpoint in the newly renovated Terminal 2. "The room gives modern travelers a space that fosters and supports quiet and reflection," said Melissa Mezill, design director...

$200 discount on tickets to St. Lucia's Health and Wellness Retreat

$200 discount on tickets to St. Lucia's Health and Wellness Retreat Oct 1st, 2011 at 3:00PM: For those craving some nutritious and active fun, St. Lucia will be hosting a Health and Wellness Retreat from November 17-November 20, 2011. While tickets are priced at $1,000, attendees can receive a $200 discount if they buy their ticket before October 15th. Taking place in the "Eden of the Caribbean", Soufriere, the retreat will bring together experts in yoga, nutrition, and lifestyle...

How to choose a great dude or guest ranch

How to choose a great dude or guest ranch Jul 19th, 2011 at 10:30AM: Hang on, I need to get something out of the way. "City Slickers." Okay, now that the inevitable has been mentioned, we can move on. Guest ranches--also known as dude ranches--are an excellent choice for a family vacation, regardless of season. Even if it's just two of you, many ranches cater to couples, ensuring you of an active and romantic holiday. The guest ranch tradition was established in...

Boulder's favorite outdoorsy chefs describe their perfect day in "Sliced and Diced" guide

Boulder's favorite outdoorsy chefs describe their perfect day in Jun 22nd, 2011 at 4:30PM: Boulder, Colorado, is an anomaly when it comes to the complicated relationship between mountain towns and great food. Whether it's a slice of pizza or a charcuterie plate; a well-crafted cocktail, or just a damn good cup of coffee, it's generally hard to find quality ingredients and skilled artisans, chefs, and cooks to produce them in enticing high-altitude settings. Ski towns are a prime...

Knocked up abroad: prenatal care and pregnancy advice in a foreign country

Knocked up abroad: prenatal care and pregnancy advice in a foreign country Feb 22nd, 2011 at 11:30AM: See part 1 of Knocked up abroad: getting pregnant in a foreign country here. One of the best parts of my experience so far with pregnancy in a foreign country has been the excellent medical care I have in Istanbul. Like many other expats before me, as soon as I took a positive pregnancy test, I called up the American Hospital for an appointment. The hospital treats many foreigners each year, is...

Video of the Day: Laughter Yoga

Feb 13th, 2011 at 6:00PM: Fitness is practiced differently wherever you head in the world, whether it's thousands running the New York City marathon, groups practicing Tai Chi in Hong Kong or in India, laughing yourself into shape with a hilarious technique called Laughter Yoga. According to technique's founder, Dr. Kadan Mataria of Mumbai, laughter is extremely good for health, encouraging deep breathing that is...

Photo of the day (12.31.10)

Photo of the day (12.31.10) Dec 31st, 2010 at 5:00PM: It's New Year's Eve, a time to make (and eventually break) resolutions for the incoming year. Time to start exercising, cut down on junk food and alcohol, keep a journal longer than 2 weeks this time, etc. Even us at Gadling have some travel resolutions to keep. These girls on the sands of Tel Aviv, Israel are fitting in some yoga with their day at the beach and it looks like their friend on the...

Daily Pampering: Yoga retreat at luxe Chicago hotel

Daily Pampering: Yoga retreat at luxe Chicago hotel Aug 31st, 2010 at 4:00PM: Need a breather? We totally understand. The daily rigors of life can be complicated and every now and then you just need a moment for some uninterrupted meditation. The Elysian hotel understands, too, and has put together a yoga program fit for a celebrity. The Elysian is adding a dose of Hollywood glamour to its Greco-Roman-inspired urban oasis by partnering with celebrity yoga instructor...

Make time for yoga - Road trip tip

Make time for yoga - Road trip tip Aug 6th, 2010 at 3:02PM: When embarking on a road trip of a few days or more, plan ahead by finding local fitness classes you can take as you pass through a new city. Rather than spend your time stretching at a boring rest stop, pop in for a 30 minute or 1 hour session at a yoga, pilates or fitness studio. You'll meet locals, get a feel for the town, and get that cooped-up car-feeling out of your system. Search for...

Travel fitness: Top 10 spots for yoga around the world

Travel fitness: Top 10 spots for yoga around the world Jul 30th, 2010 at 2:00PM: You can run, walk, hike, climb, swim, surf, and scuba your way to new experiences, but even the most active traveler needs a brief moment of zen every now and again. For those who need more than a few seconds of "Om" to get through their day, check out some of these top spots of yoga around the world: 1. Present Moment Retreat - Troncones Beach, Guerrero in Mexico If you happen to be down in...

Top spots for mind-body-spirit revival

Top spots for mind-body-spirit revival Jul 14th, 2010 at 2:00PM: Sometimes you just need a little "om." The daily stresses of life can pile up, the chaos of corporate life can get to be too much or maybe the kids are just getting on your last nerve. You can escape to the gym, or you can escape to a more serene environment where mind, body and spirit are the focus of your journey. Yogis unite -- the following are some of the 10 best spots around the world for...

A unique retreat at the Lost Iguana Resort in Costa Rica

A unique retreat at the Lost Iguana Resort in Costa Rica Mar 30th, 2010 at 1:00PM: So, what are you doing in May? If your plans are open, check out the "Volcanic Yoga & Spa Retreat" at the Lost Iguana Resort in Costa Rica. You'll save almost 40 percent off the price of the six-night getaway with a price tag of only $800 while enjoying the "eco-chic" property and (more important), giving yourself the break you deserve. From May 14 – 20, 2010, the Lost Iguana is...

Empty auto dealerships mean new attractions for travelers

Empty auto dealerships mean new attractions for travelers Dec 29th, 2009 at 2:00PM: Auto dealerships, smacked by the recession, have shut down across the country, but many of those buildings are coming back to life. These large, empty buildings have become restaurants, schools, yoga studios and even art galleries. It's not just empty dealerships – shuttered businesses of all kinds are giving way to new attractions that can add color to any trip. Just down the road from me,...

In the Heart of Central America: Planning a wedding or honeymoon in Honduras

In the Heart of Central America: Planning a wedding or honeymoon in Honduras Dec 14th, 2009 at 9:00AM: Imagine walking down a lush green aisle to a small open-air wooden structure where billowy white curtains frame a view of a valley spread below and blueish mountains in the distance. An intimate group of family and friends has gathered to watch you say your vows on this hilltop and after the ceremony, they'll join you to celebrate as the sun sets and the lights of the village beneath you and...

In New England this summer: girls, girls girls!

In New England this summer: girls, girls girls! Jul 15th, 2009 at 2:00PM: Looking for some all-girl entertainment this summer (not that kind)? New England has a lot for the ladies, so you can ditch the menfolk and go have a blast up north. New England Inns and Resorts has found a few deals below, and this is just the beginning of the girlfriend getaway packages available right now. Girls Getaway Spa Package (John Carver Inn & Spa, Plymouth, MA): Pick up two nights...

New Peter Island wants to help make a new you

New Peter Island wants to help make a new you May 23rd, 2009 at 12:00PM: Peter Island Resort & Spa is celebrating a new look with a fresh deal. The largest private island resort in the British Virgin Islands has refurbished its 32 ocean-facing rooms and 20 beachfront junior suites and wants to show off the new look. Hey, if you just got a makeover, wouldn't you? So, the property is offering up the "New Us, New You" package, which runs through October 31,...

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