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14 Sure-Fire Father’s Day Gifts

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With last year’s Father’s Day gift-related spending predicted at a record-breaking $15.3 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, this year’s holiday will surely rake in equally impressive revenue figures. So for the throngs who are intending to get in on the game and show dad their devotion with some sweet swag, here’s a list of tried-and-true giftables across various interest categories to help ensure your bases are covered.

Hooray Heroes Personalized Children’s Books (www.HoorayHeroes.com) Save 20% with code: LUXE20
Hooray Heroes books make the perfect Father’s Day gift because these beautiful, personalized children’s books feature YOUR child who stars as the main hero! In five easy steps, you personalize the names and customize the appearances of the characters down to the smallest detail. Then, choose from a selection of touching poems or stories to create a magical experience any child would love. To make it extra personal, you can also write a heartfelt dedication on the first page. Hooray Heroes’ best-seller is, “When Tonya Grows Up” that makes it fun see the diverse careers your little one could grow up to be. And what makes this book really special is that you also personalize the narrator–either dad or mom. Loved ones are together in a heartwarming story, making it a Father’s Day gift the whole family will surely cherish forever. If you’re looking for a unique birthday gift for a child, create the “Happy Birthday, Patrick” book for them. Personalize the birthday boy or girl’s appearance, choose 10 fun and entertaining birthday wishes for them and watch their faces light up when they open it. If you prefer a book for two kids, Hooray Heroes also offers a book for siblings called, “The Adventures of Ashley and Ryan.” Both little heroes set off on adventures galore, all the while building that special bond that’ll last a lifetime. This one also comes in a “Twins Edition”! Dads will surely love story time with these custom-crafted books.

The Short Years Baby Book and App (www.TheShortYearsBooks.com)
For another kind of keepsake book commemorating baby’s precious first year, check out The Short Years Baby Book App. It allows you to create a beautiful, modern baby book straight from a free app on your smartphone in just about five minutes per week. New dads will love the sentimental value of creating lasting memories that will be easily accessible via The Short Years Baby Books—or you can create a book for a dad you love and give it as a special gift. Just once a week, the app will ask you to answer a few simple questions about your baby or to upload a photo. The company then uses your answers and photos to make custom baby book pages. Just pop them into the app and watch your book come together over the baby’s first year! Once your book is completed, it will contain 138 pages of full content, including more than 70 full page photos, all supplied directly by you without the hassle of assembling the finished product. Your book will allow you to always reflect back on that sweet first year of baby’s life and will be a family keepsake that you can reflect on when baby is older and pass on for generations to come!

In The Sand Golf Customizable Gifts (www.ITS-Golf.com)
Next are unique customizable gifts from ‘In The Sand Golf’ created from real aerial photos of golf course sand traps shaped like letters of the alphabet! These sand trap letters can be gifted as prints or printed onto mugs, coasters, shirts and more! Personalize any product with the name of your favorite golfer! In The Sand Golf was created by Mary Whitworth, a pilot, who loves playing golf as much as she does flying. After taking over 500,000 aerial photos for almost 28 years and logging over 10,000 hours in Helicopters and Airplanes, she has taken her talent one-step higher. While flying over golf courses in Florida, she noticed some of the golf course sand traps were shaped liked letters of the alphabet. For one year, on every flight, Mary has captured the entire alphabet with photos of golf sand traps. Some of the traps have rakes, golf carts and golfers in and around them. Spelling golfers names, words and sayings, she has launched In The Sand Golf to offer various items like mugs, totes, prints, poker chips (ball markers), coasters and more that these letters can be placed onto. So for those guys who love to spend time on the greens, a gift from ‘In The Sand Golf’ is sure to be a hole in one this Father’s Day.

Lamo Men’s Luxury Slippers (www.LamoFootwear.com)
There’s no more quintessential Father’s Day gift than a pair of slippers, and here’s a company that’s elevated the art. Founded in 1995, Lamo Footwear launched their authentic sheepskin product range along the Southern California coastline, and have since provided countless people the perfect mix of warmth and comfort both at home and around town. Today, the casual California footwear brand offers a wide range of products that meet total footwear needs, from moccasins to sandals to house shoes and classic sheepskin styles. Two of my favorite designs are the Men’s Scuff and Romeo designs, both part of Lamo’s Luxury Collection. The Men’s Scuff is made with a cow suede upper and premium Australian sheepskin lining that’ll wrap dad’s feet in pure luxury. The Men’s Scuff also features Lamo’s TPR Comfort-Flex outsole for complete comfortability. The Romeo design is also made with a cow suede upper premium Australian sheepskin lining, but also features two elastic panels for easy access into and out of these premium slippers. It also features Lamo’s dual formula outsole for a different, optimized feel.

BAKBlade Groomer (www.BAKBlade.com)
Revolutionizing the grooming game for guys everywhere is the BAKBlade 2.0—a must-have men’s accessory to help hairy guys step up their polishing prowess. This innovative gadget gives men the power to shave their own backs. The patented s-shape handle works with the user’s body and reaches all those hard-to-reach areas of the back without having to overextend to get there. Twin blade precision simultaneously delivers smooth skin every time, and lets users shave wet or dry. BAKBlade’s patented DryGlide Blades also allow for over three times the coverage of the average cartridge razor. With an Edison Award winning design and a comfortable ergonomic grip, Dad will have total grooming control to live clean, confident and back-hair free. Indeed, dad can now skip the painful waxes and awkward hand razors for a superior back and body shaver. Shirt or no shirt, he can start carrying himself with a new level of clean confidence.

Aubert & Amandine Scented Candles (www.AubertAmandine.com)
Help dad indulge himself and even spruce up the scent of the man cave this Father’s Day with Aubert & Amandine’s luxuriously fragranced, three-wick candles. With a range of essential oil scents and the flickering light of the candle, dad can create the perfect mood and ambiance for any occasion, or just create soothing vibes when he’s ready to relax and unwind while watching TV, reading a book, playing video games or taking a snooze. Aubert & Amandine aromatherapy candles contain a generous amount of essential oils ensconced within a sophisticated design that’s well-suited for guys. They are a perfect choice to fragrance a larger room in, even the most discerning homes. The company only uses soy wax and the candles are free from petroleum-based paraffin products and additives, making them a safe choice in any setting. With a trio of natural cotton fiber wicks, they burn evenly and fill the space with a luxurious fragrance.

SWAGTRON Swagger 5 Elite Electric Scooter (www.Swagtron.com)
Why rent when Dad can own? The Swagger 5 Elite is a premier electric commuter scooter from SWAGTRON—an industry leader for electric “e”-rideables. The Swagger 5 Elite boasts a powerful 250-watt motor capable of cruising at 18 miles per hour for up to 11 miles per charge, making getting across town or campus a breeze. It has LED head and taillights for safety when the sun sets, and a free app will let dad use the included mount to turn a smartphone into an additional real-time, heads up display. Users can monitor stats like speed and battery life, set cruise control, select speed modes, plan a route with GPS and more. It also features an airless rear tire with “honeycomb” technology for a compliant ride while simultaneously eliminating flats. Maximum load is fully 320 pounds! Best of all, it folds up when not in use and is easy to carry so Dad can take it with him on the train or bus, and is easy to store in the home, car or office all the while.

Reliefband 2.0 (www.Reliefband.com)
Dads on-the-go will surely appreciate the Reliefband 2.0, a sleek wearable technology wristband that offers a patented, clinically-proven, FDA-cleared method to control symptoms of travel sickness, like nausea and vomiting, when riding in planes, trains, boats, automobiles or other transport methods spurring motion sickness. The Reliefband is also drug-free and non-drowsy, so users can traverse through the day’s activities unaffected by signs of sleepiness, “medicine head” or other side effects. Rather, it uses neuromodulation technology to stimulate the median nerve at the underside of the wrist with gentle pulses to relieve unpleasant feelings of nausea. It also works fast so dad can stay in tip-top form.

Playground Sessions Keyboard/Piano Lessons Membership Bundle (www.PlaygroundSessions.com)

Give the gift of music and an enriched life by helping Dad learn how to play his favorite songs on the keyboard or piano at home in an easy and fun way. Playground Sessions, a company co-created by Quincy Jones, is passionate about using its innovative technology and musical expertise to help people improve themselves and enjoy life more. The company offers a bundle that includes a full-featured and elegantly designed keyboard well-suited for the beginner player. In addition, the Playground Sessions bundle includes over-ear portable headphones, sustain pedal, sheet music stand and more. The included USB cable lets users connect to Playground Sessions online instruction via a computer or iPad. With step-by-step interactive lessons, real-time feedback and scores, he’ll be playing on day one!

Viotek H250 25-inch HD LED Monitor (www.Viotek.com)
Whether it’s for productivity or entertainment, dad can immerse himself this Father’s Day in HD perfection with the VIOTEK H250 25-inch LED HD computer monitor. Designed with a lightweight and ultra-thin display, this frameless, widescreen monitor transcends the boundaries of visual immersion. Whether he chooses to adorn this beauty via desktop or mount it on a wall, the H250 completes any multi-monitor setup with a sleek design and without clutter. The PC screen features 1920x1080p (HD) resolution that allows users to enjoy crisp images and a spectacular array of 16.7 million colors on a 16:9 widescreen format. This way, dad can enjoy stunning graphics and mesmerizing hues for quality productivity and entertainment. Multiple ports allow dad to connect via HDMI or VGA to expand his horizons onto larger screens to create the ultimate rig.

Viotek H320 32-inch HD LED Monitor (www.Viotek.com)
Taking it up a notch is VIOTEK’s sophisticated H320 32-inch LED computer monitor, which brings dad 1080-pixel perfection in a sleek, sophisticated design. It features a slim T-shaped stand with clean lines and comes in modern white. After installation, its settings will optimize automatically, so dad can surf the net or stream movies within minutes without the hassle. For those who love to fine-tune their settings manually, the H320 comes with an on-screen display for quick and painless adjustments. It’s the best of both worlds and preferences. The H320 is specifically crafted to deliver the color, contrast and digital 1080 HD dad has been longing for his entire digital life. With 60Hz, computer gamers can go further and take the first step to mastering RPGs and FPS, while business professionals can make the most of everything from video editing to spreadsheets with 20M:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 16.7 million colors all wraped into one beautiful monitor.

Samsonite Encompass Convertible Products (www.Shop.Samsonite.com)
Help those dads who are always on the go do so with more style and ease, courtesy of convertible accessories from Samsonite. Their Convertible Backpack is an innovative update to a classic staple. Thoughtful organization and tailored business features ensure this backpack will be a daily choice for pretty much any occasion. It has water resistant fabric, a RFID Data Vault to protect the pockets and safeguard essentials, a padded laptop compartment and a Smartsleeve that fits over most upright handles for hassle-free combination travel. Next, dad can not just maneuver through crowds, but stand out in them, thank to Samsonite’s Convertible Wheeled Backpack. It offers both travel functionality and intuitive business organization, without sacrificing an ounce of style. Converting from a backpack to a wheeled carry-on, this look is ideally suited for a boardroom to travel transition. Along with all the similar features as the backpack, this also maintains a Wheel Shield, a retractable cover that snaps in place over the wheels, protecting clothes when carried as a backpack. Lastly, let dad convert from work-day to weekend ready with the Convertible Weekender. This is equal parts business and play. Intuitive organization and dual packing, combined with a lightweight, sleek design ensures this style will adapt well to any environment.

iRestore Laser Hair Growth System (www.iRestoreLaser.com)
For all the dads out there suffering from hair loss, or for those who would like to prevent it, the iRestore Laser Hair Growth System is a great solution and thoughtful gift idea. This clinically proven, FDA-cleared device uses low-level laser therapy to combat hair loss. Many men and women who suffer from pattern baldness can use this as a non-invasive, drug-free method to restore hair health and density. The device uses pain-free red light therapy to enhance the cell metabolism rate within hair follicles and increase energy production. The biochemical process stimulates dormant cells to fight against receding hairlines, balding and thinning hair. Users can benefit from this medical-grade device in the comfort of their home, which provides a great alternative to expensive in-office treatments and painful surgeries. Treatment time is just 25 minutes per session, every other day. It has a hands-free design and comfortable cushions, and a rechargeable battery pack mobility option is available for those with an on-the-go lifestyle. Many users have seen results in as little as three to six months. Users can try it risk free, as the company offers a generous six-month money back guarantee plus free return shipping.

Savage and Cooke Distilled Spirits (www.SavageAndCooke.com)
Whether you’re looking to help boost the beverage game at dad’s summer soirées or just enjoy stellar spirits while he peacefully relaxes and unwinds, here are some prime palate pleasers. Famed wine maker Dave Phinney, who created mega-hit wine brands like The Prisoner and Orin Swift, has launched Savage and Cooke—a company that distills, ages and bottles a range of brown spirits. This American Distillery is located on Mare Island off the shore of Vallejo. The site was once was the largest naval base west of the Mississippi River, and is now where Savage and Cooke crafts their Burning Chair Bourbon, Second Glance American Whiskey and Lip Service Rye. Phinney curates these offerings in the style that he appreciates most: complex flavors, concentration, balanced oak influence and lushness. The decision to locate the distillery on Mare Island was due to its fascinating history as a naval shipyard, the plethora of space, stunning brownstone buildings and its proximity to both the Napa Valley and San Francisco.

Gemstone Décor Gifts (www.OpulentLuxuries.com)
I always appreciate Father’s Day gifts that can extend far beyond conventional items that may get limited use—or, gasp, never see the light of day! One way to achieve this is with remarkable décor, drinkware and houseware items that may perfectly adorn the “man cave.” Opulent Luxuries has veritably raised the bar in this department with custom décor pieces made exclusively from the finest semi-precious gemstones. The company uses stones extracted throughout the globe, also employing a grading scale synonymous with diamonds (cut, color and clarity) to ensure top quality. All décor and houseware items are designed by hand with perfect symmetry by the world’s most gifted craftsmen through an incredibly painstaking process. The result is some of the most extraordinary and unique giftables that are perfect for Father’s Day, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. From liquor and wine glasses fashioned from Amethyst and Phantom Quartz gemstones to the most valuable sports collectibles ever created–the possibilities are virtually endless. There are even etched design options that are perfect for sports fans. Opulent Luxuries’ work has been commissioned by famous Hollywood designers and prominent professional sports organizations including the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA and ESPN. In fact, the company holds licenses with all the major professional sports leagues including the NCAA. All Opulent Luxuries designs are all customized specifically for each client, utterly ensuring dad will adore his gem of a gift.

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As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern is an internationally-regarded consumer product trends expert and hospitality industry voice of authority—a travel, dining, leisure and lifestyle expert who spotlights noteworthy marketplace innovations, change makers, movers and shakers. She reports on exemplary travel destinations and experiences, extraordinary events and newsworthy products and services across all categories. Reach her online at www.TheLuxeList.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews.

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

Source: https://nrf.com/media-center/press-releases/fathers-day-spending-reach-near-record-153-billion

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To Do in Egypt

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Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. It is one of the ancient countries in the world which covers a wide range of attractions that attract several tourists. It is an ideal destination for those who want to discover archaeological sites and other things in detail. Traveling to Egypt for the first time and wondering what to know before your trip?.

trip to Egypt is an extremely enjoyable experience when you engage in the history and culture of the Pharaohs’ land. Egypt is a fantastic tourist destination that attracts people from all age group. Tourists have the chance of wandering Egypt’s architectural wealth, which is one of a kind. The well known pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, royal tombs, the Sphinx, and mosques are only a few of the most stunning attractions that this wonderful country has to offer.  With so many places to visit and things to do, the moments spent there will ever worth remembering.

Unlike other countries, Egypt weather remains sunny and clear the year round. It is a bit rainy at winter but in places like Luxor and Aswan in upper Egypt it remains dry and clear. Egypt has a temperate weather during the whole year so there is no particular season to visit it. Nile cruising is a very enjoyable experience that any visitor must do when he visit Egypt.

The Nile Cruise Trip combines the History with the pleasant atmosphere which makes it an unforgettable Trip. As soon as you board one of our special boats, something inside you will stir as it transports you, in majestic splendor, through a magical mystical land.It will steal your heart away. There is long list of Nile River cruises from budget to 5 star luxury Nile River cruises, range of private and group luxury Nile River Cruise holidays starting from Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Abu Simbel and varies between large cruise ships, small boats, steam ships and Dahabiyas. Itineraries start from short 3 nights cruise to super long two weeks along the river from Cairo to Aswan.

Cruise ships sailing on the Nile offer the guests with the best perfectly organized itineraries to visit the highlights and the most important monuments in and around the cities of Luxor and Aswan. The visits included almost in all programs would be the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor. In Aswan, the guests will have a marvelous chance to explore the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, and the Unfinished Obelisk.

You may add more attractions to visit to your cruise vacations spending 2 to 3 days in any f the Red Sea resorts like Hurghada Marsa Alam, it is also possible to fly to Sharm El Sheikh another lovely tourist spot in Sinai Peninsula wandering Bedouins and enjoying the underwater world of the Red Sea in addition to Sinai desert adventures. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to uncover the attractions of ancient Egypt while sailing down the majestic Nile River.

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5 Accessories to Gift Fountain Pen Fanatics

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Buying a gift for a relative or friend that enjoys a particular hobby can be tricky. Especially if you aren’t familiar with a said hobby such as fountain pen collecting! While non-fanatics might not understand the obsession, as a gift buyer for one who is, you’ll no doubt still want to buy them something unexpected that they will like and appreciate. So outside of another pen, what else is there left to buy? You have to be creative if you want to get them a gift that they will appreciate. Don’t just play it safe and simply buy ink.

Here are five other accessories you might not have thought of that you can gift fountain pen fanatics.

A Leather Pen Case

If your fountain pen fanatic friend or partner is truly a fanatic, then chances are, they have more pens than they could possibly use and need a means for storing them. After all, one does not simply just stash all of their precious fountain pens into a drawer never to see light again. But when you start amassing a decent collection of pens, the question remains. How do you safely store them to preserve their worth? You really can’t go wrong with buying them a leather pen case or sleeve. And you better believe it that some cases can hold up to 40 pens like this pen sleeve! There are many different styles of leather cases on the market, so you’ll have to factor in the different sizes many pens come in, especially fountain pens.

Tomoe River Paper Notebook

Tomoe River Paper is famous for being the best paper to use for fountain pens. This paper is an absolute dream to write on with fountain pens. Japanese designed, they are also practical, stylish, and comfortable to store in your bag. You can be sure they’ll also be impressed that you even knew any of this in the first place! So buy a set of Tomoe River paper notebooks and they may even write you a lovely thank you note in return.

Desk Pen Holder

As an alternative to hiding your fountain pens in a drawer or in a pencil case, why not buy your pen lover a fancy pen holder for their desk? This will allow them to display their pens and even rotate through different ones depending on their mood or the day. A handcrafted pen holder makes both a stylish and practical office accessory while keeping their precious fountain pens safe and in good order.

Pen Roll

A serious pen fanatic will have more than a dozen pens. As yet another alternative to a pen case or sleeve, you can buy a handy pen roll with the capacity to carry more than just pens. Pen rolls are often designed to fit other useful tools and gadgets in, like scissors, measuring tapes, small notebooks, rulers and so forth. A good roll will come with an inner strap to secure the pens so they don’t fall out. If you drop the pen roll, your pens are still safe.

Fountain Pen Cleaning Kit

Over time and with frequent use, fountain pens require cleaning. They work on a capillary action and as time goes on, can gather small fibers, dust and flakes of dried ink which can interrupt a good user experience. Not to mention, it can make a mess of your delicate writing. A cleaning kit never goes astray as your fanatic friend will no doubt wish to preserve the value of their pens for many years to come.

As a final note, if ordering a gift online, be sure to check the estimated arrival of your purchase to ensure it will arrive on time. It can be frustrating to wait for the gift for over a month. This is something you want to consider before you buy anything online. It is therefore essential to find trusted vendors who have a better rating to ensure you are on the safe side.

If you are unable to decide the perfect accessory to gift the fountain pen lover in your life, you can always get a gift card. Some of the major fountain pen vendors offer gift cards. You can allow the recipient of your gift to pick out something that they like. On the other hand, you can also create your own gift card and then visit a local shop with them that deals with fountain pens and accessories. It makes for a great bonding experience and who knows, you might learn a thing or two along the way. Becoming a fountain pen fanatic yourself may still be in your future!

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Steps to take in selecting a unique event venue that makes a memorable experience

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Those interested in choosing non-traditional event venues should look beyond hotels, convention centers, and restaurants and explore new locations. M3 Studios doubles as a party venue and offers excellent prospects of holding a one of its kind event that sets its own standard in entertainment. The venue has all the features to host an exceptional event, and the location would attract people as they can explore a whole new world that they have not experienced before. The value of such non-traditional venues stems from their experiential nature and their ability not only to uphold the key values of the brand and its personality and even going a step further to be an extension of it.

Besides focusing on the uniqueness of the venue for holding an event, you should keep in mind some other aspects too that you will learn from this article.

 Do not ignore the practical aspects

The guests at the event would surely be astonished by the appeal and appearance of the venue as they soak in the unique environment of non-traditional event venues, but event managers must stay focused on the more practical aspects of holding an event in that space. No matter how amazing space might look, it must be spacious enough to allow guests to move around freely and carry out various activities without any constraints. Space must have sufficient exposure to natural light that affects the engagement, mood, and productivity of those attending the event.  Darkness associates with a mysterious environment but natural light exposure is a must.

The venue characteristics

The venue must gel with the brand values that contribute to its success. Having a good understanding of brand values and personality provides the inspiration in your search for the venue.  It is not enough to choose a unique venue if it does not have synergy with the brand because this is what sets the brand apart from the competition.  Consider everything from the type of business, event goal, mode, and tone of the event, brand characteristics, and brand positioning to understand the potential of the venue in creating a synergy with the brand. Match the characteristics and values that are common to the brand and venue to make the most appropriate selection.

The first look must be great

A unique venue creates the most important first impression even before anyone step in. The impressive exterior will enthrall event-goers as they approach the venue. Another way of doing it is to extend the event space to the outdoor of the venue. To maximize the wow-factor, you can arrange some pre-convention events in the outdoor space that helps to build anticipation about what to expect inside. Outdoor sites often make the best option when choosing a unique venue that creates a high-impact first impression.

When searching for unique event venues, it might sometimes appear surprising to find one near you that you walk by every day. Now that studios are offering spaces for events, the task becomes a lot easier as there is complete assurance about the place is unique.

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Hostelworld Celebrates 20th Birthday with Epic Global Party Tour

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With the likes of Mariah Carey and 50 Cent apparent fans of hostel travel—where low prices, shared accommodations and sociable common areas reign supreme—it’s no wonder that this hospitality category is going gangbusters. In fact, findings from Phoscuswright’s Global Hostel Marketplace 2016-2020 in one published report indicate tremendous hostel market growth, which is estimated to reach a whopping $6.4 billion in 2020. That’s a lot of revenue for an industry that hangs its hat on reasonable prices that are often well below market-standards.

One company doing more than its fair share to spur the success of this sector is Hostelworld, the leading hostel-focused online booking platform. In fact, their new travel report found that recent travelers who went on extended trips of three weeks or more, visiting multiple destinations, over four in five (81%) chose to stay in hostels.

Exemplifying this burgeoning sector popularity, Hostelworld recently showcased its longevity by  celebrating its 20th year anniversary in epic form this summer, having thrown 20 parties over 20 days in 20 countries worldwide. The company’s “20 Years Young” parties as they were coined were hosted in all corners of the globe—from San Diego, Marrakech, Paris, Tokyo and beyond, ultimately coming to a wrap in London. The parties, with each themed around a particular year among the last twenty, lit up social media thanks to venues that were kitted out with party props as well as the bevy of travel influencers who hosted games and activities with much fanfare. This included a collective of Instagram Live streams said to have helped bring guests together in a way only the true hostel experience can.

If you need more convincing about how grand Hostelworld’s “20 Years Young” party tour was, just read the schedule below to appreciate how awe-inspiring this celebration was.

1. Berlin, Germany: St. Christopher’s Berlin Mitte – Party Like It’s 1999
2. San Diego, USA: USA Hostels Ocean Beach – Millennium Party
3. Cancun, Mexico: Selina Cancun Downtown – Double Denim Party
4. Tayrona National Park, Colombia: Viajero Tayrona Hostel Colombia – Sk8er Party
5. Phuket, Thailand: Lub D Phuket – Under the Sea Party
6. Barcelona, Spain: Unite Hostel Barcelona – Funky Gym Party
7. Montreal, Canada: M Montreal Hostel – Jungle Party
8. Siem Reap, Cambodia: White Rabbit Hostel – Farewell Pluto Party
9. Sydney, Australia: Wake Up! Sydney Central – Pirate Party
10. Paris, France: JO&JOE Paris Gentilly – Lost Temple Party
11. Tel Aviv, Israel: Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv – Vampire Party
12. Ubud, Indonesia: Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel – Greek Myths Party
13. Cusco, Peru: Wild Rover Hostel Cusco – Witches and Wizards Party
14. Marrakech, Morocco Rodamon Riad Marrakech Hostel – Superhero Party
15. Goa, India: Jungle by Thehostelcrowd – Festival Party
16. Venice, Italy: Wombats City Hostel Venice Mestre – Emoji Party
17. Tokyo, Japan: Emblem Hostel Nishiarai – #MeetTheWorld Party
18. Sao Paulo, Brazil: O de Casa Hostel Bar – Unicorn Party
19. Lisbon, Portugal: The Independente Hostel & Suites – Superstar Party
20. London, England: Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage – Birthday Party

“The hostels for each of our events had been carefully selected to provide guests with the best possible experience, as we know today’s travelers expect far more than just a bed for the night from their accommodation,” noted a Hostelworld spokesperson. “As well as being perfectly located to explore, party guests were greeted by fabulous amenities like a cinema room in Mexico, a Muay Thai boxing ring in Thailand, and morning yoga in Indonesia.”

According to research by Hostelworld, it seems meeting and commiserating with people from all over the world is of escalating importance to American travelers, ranking “social space as the most important consideration when choosing where to stay,” which is certainly an area where hostels excel. “Another factor helping spur category growth is the importance of free activities that hostels often offer their guests,” the company spokesperson said.

Keeping the celebration going, Hostelworld continues to offer killer deals and free activities that help travelers make lasting memories. For example, USA Hostels Ocean Beach in San Diego offers visitors free shuttles to La Jolla and Tijuana, in addition to relaxing yoga classes and social barbeques.

So if you have that itch to get out of Dodge this fall, holiday or beyond and are looking to save a buck or two in the process—and meet and mingle with some interesting folks along the way—give a hostel stay a go. It just might result in the most memorable adventure of your lifetime.

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As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist. As prolific consumer trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, Merilee keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme. The best-of-the-best across all product, service and travel categories—as well as noteworthy marketplace change makers, movers and shakers—are spotlighted in her exclusive cross-media platform that reaches multi-millions each month through several syndication channels: print and online publications as well as broadcast TV and terrestrial radio. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor / Facebook www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

 

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided at no cost or sponsored to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

 

Sources:

https://blueswandaily.com/often-overlooked-hostel-industry-shows-huge-upside-as-investors-attempt-to-appeal-to-millennials/

https://www.phocuswright.com/Travel-Research/Consumer-Trends/The-Global-Hostel-Marketplace-2016-2020-Second-Edition

http://www.hostelworldgroup.com/~/media/Files/H/Hostelworld-v2/reports-and-presentations/the-evolution-of-the-hostel-traveller-v1.pdf

 

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In current times, our busy schedule keeps us on the move most of the time. We usually don’t even have time for a proper meal during the day and catch a few bites on the go. So when it comes to getting your hair in a fresh style, you might not feel motivated to do. You may think that making a proper hairstyle takes a lot of time and effort. But you also want your hair to look great when you are going to work or meeting your girls for an evening. Don’t worry anymore as this article brings you some quick Healthy Scalp Tips, especially when you’re on the move.

Messy Bun

 

messy bun

messy bun

This hairstyle can save the day for you and needs very little time and energy. It makes you look stylish and pretty any day. To make a messy bun, turn your head upside and make a ponytail of your hair. You can make it as high or low as you want. It is fine to not perfectly comb all your hair as this hairstyle looks good even if some lumps remain. Now you have to twist the hair in your ponytail and roll the around its base over and over. Wrap all the hair around the ponytail base; you can secure it with hairpins and hair elastic.

The best thing about the messy bun, it’s super easy to make and that it comes in many variations. You can create one to suit every occasion or dress in just a few minutes and look glamorous all day.

Twist and Pin

Twist pin

Twist pin

Twist and pin are also one of the most natural hairstyles to make when you are in a hurry. It gives you a classy look, which boosts your confidence level as well. It is also a good idea when you want to get the hair away from your face. You have to take a strand of hair from your temple and start twisting it. When you reach a sufficient length, stop and secure your hair in place with a bobby pin. If you feel one is not enough, you can use two bobby pins to be on the safe side. The great thing about this hairstyle is that you can rock it any time of the day or night.

Half Up

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hALF uP

You can use this hairstyle on a day your hair isn’t cooperating much with you, and you still want to look good. Just leave a few strands to frame each side of your face and pull the remaining hair from the front into a pony. Remember to leave the hair at the back out of the ponytail. The half-up hairstyle gives you an instant neat look, without spending hours to achieve it.

You can also make a bun or braid with the hair you’ve pulled in the half ponytail or just let it slide smoothly.

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Knotted Low Bun

low bun

low bun

The knotted low bun is an easy hairstyle to make when you don’t feel like spending much effort on your hair. Just make a low ponytail and make a loose braid with the nose of the ponytail. Then wrap your braid around the base of the ponytail and secure it with bobby pins. This low braided bun gives you a relaxed and chic look minus any hassle.

It is one of the quickest hairstyles to make when you’re on the move and don’t have time for hairstyling. The good news is that there are many variations of low bun hairstyles that you can try and pull off with little effort.

Front Twist

front-side-twist

front-side-twist

If you want to keep your bangs away from your eyes, this front twist will do the trick nicely. Divide your hair starting from the center into a small triangle, till halfway up to the crown. Then twist the hair in the triangle and flip it over, securing it with a bobby pin. The twist is also a lifesaver for the busy woman and makes her look cool and trendy.

Conclusion

After going through this article, you know about the stylish hairstyles that you can make in a few minutes. You are now on your way to amazing your friends and colleagues with your effortless, classy look. Remember that you can pull off any hairstyle successfully if your hair and scalp are healthy. If not, you should spend some time reading healthy scalp tips to improve your scalp health. After all, your hair is your crowning glory, and you want it to look perfect and amazing at all times.

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