Need a Break? Here Are the 11 Most Relaxing Cities in the World

Looking to recharge and renew with some rest and relaxation far away from home? These 11 cities are where you need to be:

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Rishikesh, India

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this peaceful place is a home to many of India’s most well respected yogis and gurus. Often referred to as ‘The World Capital of Yoga’ Rishikesh is also home to the ashram where The Beatles learned the art of Transcendental Meditation. Only six hours from Delhi by car, the cooling waters of the Ganges and fresh mountain air make Rishikesh a beautiful place to soothe your soul.

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Vancouver, Canada

With its temperate climate, numerous beaches, and general laid back lifestyle of even its most important business people, Vancouver is well known as the bustling City of Toronto’s chilled out little brother. Beautiful mountain views and the solitude of Stanley Park provide ample opportunity to become one with nature without having to leave the city. Be sure to visit the Vancouver Aquarium to have the rescued sea mammals relax you even further as they hypnotically swim back and forth.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

Hidden away just outside of some of the major tourist cities of this beautiful country is the city of Kaikoura. Here you can hike the breathtaking clifftop Kaikoura Peninsula pathway and visit the local seal colony lazing in the sun and providing plenty of relaxation inspiration. This part of the country is known for its whale and dolphin sightings, which you can peacefully observe as you stroll the ocean-side path.

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Mini Guide to Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and has a population of nearly 150 million, though around 77 percent live in the western part of the country. It’s best known for being the first constitutionally socialist state and its role in World War II and the ensuing Cold War. The country has also many technological accomplishments, including sending the first human to space. Nowadays, it’s the world’s 12th largest economy by GDP, the biggest producers of natural gas and oil, and also a permanent member of the UN Council.

Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.