Here in North America, we try and keep death as far away from everyday life as possible. In many other countries, burial traditions are commonly and openly practiced, leading to a more death-positive outlook from those involved. Although some may seem obtuse, most of these burial traditions have the dual purpose of honoring the deceased person’s life and providing an outlet for the family’s grief.
The meteoric rise of the new, upscale treehouse hotel is easy to understand because it appeals to everyone — those who live to be outdoors, and those whose idea of “sleeping rough” is leaving the window open. Wherever you are in the world, there’s a new treehouse hotel for you.
The next time you’re contemplating a weekend away, check out some of these amazing options on Airbnb that go beyond a simple house or apartment. You can stay in a Medieval castle, take a beach vacation in a house shaped like a giant seashell, or bunk down in a legit clock tower. Bonus, they’re more affordable than the average hotel room.
New Zealand is a relatively new country. It was only settled by Polynesians around 1300 CE, and became a British colony in 1841. It’s located 1500 kilometers east of Australia and has a population of roughly 4.7 million. The country is famous for its incredible natural beauties, which is in part due to the intense volcanic activity in the region.
India is the second most populous country in the world and the seventh largest by area. It was home to the Indus Valley Civilization, which was part of the Old World. Due to previous ruling empires, India is a cosmopolitan mix of ethnicities and religions. It’s now one of the fastest growing economies, but it’s still struggling with poverty, corruption, and pollution.
England is part of the United Kingdom and is located in Europe. It has a population of just over 54 million people and was first inhabited during the Upper Palaeolithic period (50 to 100 thousand years ago). The name comes from the Angles tribes, which settled in the region around the fifth and sixth centuries.
This year, beat the crowds by heading to a hot destination before the rest of the world has discovered it. We’ve put together a list of the hottest new destinations for 2018, sourced from frequent travellers who are in the know. Check it out below, and get inspired for your next adventure.