We could all use a relaxing getaway these days. Work is hard, so is school and the constant repetition of mundane chores. If you’re a millennial, there’s also a 99.9% chance you’re one meltdown away from being burned out.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking of the perfect, romantic vacation. Or if you’re broke like I am, you might be interested in looking through lavish resorts you can’t afford during your annual Valentine’s Day Netflix marathon.
Being surrounded by technology 24 hours a day, 7 days a week can get unbelievably draining after a while. We’ve all been there — whether it’s work or school, waking up to the sound of urgent notifications going off one after the other is truly one of the most stress-inducing things ever.
So if you’re looking for a bit of rest and relaxation plus a detox from the hectic speed of city life, here are 12 gorgeous options with breathtaking views. Why not book a spontaneous vacation? Just call it self-care.
A married couple from Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, recently had the shock of their life when they discovered they’d visited the same place at the same time 18 years ago.
While going through some old photos one day, the husband and wife, identified only by their surnames as Ye and Xue, respectively, were shocked to find out that they had both been to May Fourth Square in the seaside city of Qingdao.
Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in a Thai jail? Well, now you can live out that oddly specific fantasy without having to register as a convict.
Welcome to Sook Station Hostel — the old-timey, prison-themed hotel located in Udom Suk in the Bang Na district of Bangkok.
When a 22-year-old Los Angeles-area student named Brandon claimed to receive $2,500 in financial aid, he did the one thing you aren’t supposed to use the money for — blow it all on a dream vacation for your girlfriend.
Brandon proudly announced via social media that he spent all his financial aid “like a boss” on a romantic getaway to Thailand with his 21-year-old girlfriend Natalie.
Among the many opportunities technology has allowed us, sharing things has become an entire economy in itself. We can share rides with people with Uber and Lyft or even share our homes with apps like Airbnb. But for vacation rental company HomeAway, sharing anything, especially your vacation experience, is disgusting.
In perhaps his most uncharacteristic display of emotion yet, Elon Musk, famed workaholic CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, nearly broke down in tears in a recent interview with Danish broadcaster DR over the issue of Musk trying to take a vacation.
Musk said in the interview:
Obnoxious matching jumpsuits? Check. Plenty of double-thumbs-up pics? Check. Have more employees than the active military manpower of Ireland? Check.
You are now ready for a multi-million dollar Chinese employee vacation.
Four years ago, 31-year old Noelle Hancock did what many of us wished we had the guts to do. She uprooted her comfortable Manhattan, New York life, turned down a $95,000-a-year job, and moved to the Caribbean to scoop ice cream at a local ice cream parlor. With several job offers at her feet and a degree from Yale University under her belt, Noelle sold all of her belongings and purchased a one-way ticket to the island of St. John.
In her article for Cosmopolitan magazine, Hancock reminisces on her past life living in an apartment in the East Village, a neighborhood that offered every convenience and endless things to do. Still, she felt something was missing: