Everyone knows at least one person who's terrified of flying. Maybe a little turbulence can stir up your own morbid imaginings, or perhaps you have family members who would never dream of taking a bus or ferry, even if those options seem perfectly sensible to you. And when accidents hit the headlines, it's only natural to feel wary about traveling with the companies involved. But just how founded are these fears, and to what extent should they influence your travel plans?
Right now, you're using a device with nearly infinite potential. It allows you to get things done anywhere, anytime (both a boon and a burden) and simultaneously delivers an endless parade of cat videos and status updates that can prevent you from doing the stuff that matters most.
Enter the modern concept of "productivity": the challenge of reducing distraction and managing projects, time, and communications to accomplish valuable tasks. Productivity apps are pieces of software that help to streamline your workflow so you can actually finish the work that is meaningful to you.
Recently greater Boston has grown almost as cocktail-conscious as NYC, with fancy new bars opening up on the regular, their menus burgeoning with craft drinks. While there's always somewhere new to try, certain establishments have become standbys for me. The combination of creative cocktails, fun bar bites, and a relaxed atmosphere keeps me coming back. No matter whom you're entertaining, you can't go wrong with one of these fabulous cocktail spots.
Last year I treated myself to two delightfully Instagrammable presents: a Ringly Backstage bracelet (on pre-order) and a black Away carry-on suitcase that can charge my electronics on the go (including the Ringly!). When I told Ringly that I totally love their product and was planning to write a review of it, they were nice enough to send along their newest model, the Ringly Go. While the Backstage model is no longer available, everything I say about it applies to the Ringly Luxe series, which I'm totally drooling over. Here's why these bracelets are my favorite high tech accessories.
Recently I visited the Mid-Coast of Maine on business. The client put everyone up in Camden, a quaint town lined with fancifully-named stores like "The Smiling Cow," "Once a Tree," and a sliver of a walk-up used book store called "Stone Soup." It's the kind of place where you might spend a summer weekend dressed in an impeccably pressed button-down, a few buttons open, sailing the waterfront and searching for the perfect maple icecream. I'd be lying if I said that our pretty boutique hotel wasn't part of the charm.