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8 Newly Opened Hotels To Visit This 2022
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8 Newly Opened Hotels To Visit This 2022

Many hotels can provide a one-of-a-kind luxury experience, more so if they are newly made.

Taking a break from work is important especially when one feels burnt out. Burnout is a real condition and has been formally recognized by the World Health Organization as a syndrome which depletes the energy which results for the person to feel exhausted and experience chronic workplace stress. It is important to just relax and stay away from work and stress once in a while. Visiting new places and unwinding is a way to forget the stress and reenergize your body. Listed below are the hotels opening this year which promise to give their guests a serene and stress free experience.

8. Raffles London

Raffles London is located at the Old War Office (OWO) and is expected to open at the end of the year. The newly set up hotel in the British capital has Singaporean roots. The hotel has a beautiful Edwardian design with a modern inflection. The OWO building was initially completed in 1906 and was intended to be a 007 territory since the novelist, Ian Fleming, dreamed up James Bond while working as a naval intelligence officer inside the building. Numerous Bond movie scenes have been shot at the said building which will be a hotel at the end of this year. The lowest price for an overnight stay at a Raffles hotel is around $1,400.

7. Nambiti Private Game Reserve

The Nambiti Private Game Reserve is located in South Africa and is four hour drive away from the Johannesburg. It is the home for about fifty species of animals and about ten small safari lodges so the guests will have a great space of privacy in the wild. In the coming spring, they will be offering twelve suites and the management of the luxury safari lodge claims that they have put sustainability at the forefront of all the things they do which will be apparent on the design of the suites. The lowest price for an overnight stay at the Nambiti Private Game Reserve is around $600. The hotel will be a nice getaway from the hustle of everyday life and relax in the wild.

6. Lanserhof Sylt

Lanserhof Sylt is located in Germany and is among the medi-hotels by the German brand Lanserhof. Medi-hotels is the type of hotel which has a strong medical and holistic component which is what the brand Lanserhof is known for. The first and original Lanserhof is located in Tegernsee, south of Munich and is always booked out for numerous months and been repeatedly winning numerous accolades for their wellness programs. Rates at the Lanserhof Sylt start from $7,800 for a one week retreat called Lanserhof Cure Classic which includes some treatments along with the stay. The branch in Sylt will be the third Lanserhof property and is expected to open around May 2022.

5. Six Senses Crans-Montana

Six Senses Crans-Montana is located in Valais, Switzerland and is set to open this year as well. Valais is about two hour train ride from Geneva and would be a perfect getaway for those looking forward to the winter and loves skiing. The hotel strives to make a positive impact on their guests as well as the environment. The materials that were used for the construction of the property were all local and recycled. The lowest price for an overnight stay at the Six Senses Crans-Montana is around $1,200. The hotel offers spa which will run the gamut from the stress busting massages down to the alpine treatments which will heal the guests’ emotional and physical being.

4. Amanpuri New York

Aman Resorts are famous for their stunning atmosphere and their ability to bring peace to their guests while they are on vacation. This is probably the reason why two of their hotels, Phuket’s Amanpuri and Bali’s Amandari, are among the top choices when it comes to serene vacations in Asia. Aman Resorts will finally open their doors to the Westerners as they unfold their New York branch this coming May 2022. The hotel was designed by Architect Jean Michel Gathy who has stunning and iconic designs in his portfolio. The stunning exclusive sanctuary consists of eighty three rooms and about twenty two private residences. The lowest price for an overnight stay at the Amanpuri New York is around $750. The guests will enjoy the dining venues at the hotel, the jazz club and the 25,000 sq ft Aman Spa.

3. Buahan in Bali

Bali is known for their immersive experience in nature as well intensive connections to the local community and Buahan is among the resorts that promise to give their guests inner peace. The resort which is located on Island of the Gods is the set to open this coming summer. The resort was named after the small village just nearby the property and adheres to the no wall and no doors concept. The most affordable private villa to rent at the Buahan in Bali costs around $650.  There will be about sixteen pool villas in the resort however it is not surprising to see just gauzy curtains separating the guests from the outdoors.

2. Jiuzhaigou’s Ritz-Carlton Reserve

The construction of the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Jiuzhaigou in 2017 and is finally opening its doors to the guests this year. The resort is located 7,550 feet above sea level and bordering the Tibetan Plateau which overlooks the stunning Jiuzhaigou Valley, ancient forest, waterfalls and natural pools. The location is at the Ancient Tibetan villages with grasslands which provide the hotel some beautiful views. It will be opening in the last quarter of 2022 and the management of the Ritz-Carlton The lowest rate for an overnight stay at a Ritz-Carlton Hotel costs around $550. Reserve promises to pay tribute to the region with the resorts’ interiors and architecture.

1. Regent Hotel Phu Quoc

This coming spring, the Regent hotel in Phu Quoc will be opening its doors to the guests who want to relax and just enjoy a wonderful vacation. The hotel opening in Vietnam will be Regent Hotel’s first property built in Southeast Asia since the IHG Hotels & Resorts. The management of Regent plans to rebrand where they will include emphasis on the design of the hotel and curated experiences. The lowest rate for an overnight stay at the Regent Hotel Phu Quoc costs around $370.  The hotel has about three hundred two suites and villas and about six restaurants and bars. The Regent is said to be the most luxurious resort on the island.

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Don't drive off until you go through this checklist
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Taking a road trip this winter? Don’t drive off until you go through this checklist

For anyone experiencing wanderlust after being cooped up over the holidays, a winter road trip can be a safe way to scratch that travel itch, even during the pandemic. Before you head out, though, check the COVID-19 risk level along your route and review the AAA COVID-19 travel restrictions map. And no matter the number of days or distance of your road trip, be sure you – and your car – are ready to drive in the snow.

Driving anywhere in the cold weather and winter months requires special considerations. We spoke with Elizabeth Carey from AAA Western and Central New York to find out her best tips for cold weather road trips.

1. Know before you go

Before anything else, it’s important to know where you’re going. Are you heading into an area that’s prone to lake effect snow? What’s the weather forecast during your trip? Check the National Weather Service website for area road conditions, including regional winter weather advisories and storm watches, and download a good weather app to make sure you’re prepared.

2. Test your car’s battery

Nothing’s worse than the car not starting when everyone’s ready to go. If your engine’s slow to start, the lights dim when starting, or the car battery’s simply old, you may need a new one. Most car batteries last three to five years, so if your battery is more than three years old, get it checked before a cold weather road trip. A mechanic can easily test the battery and charging system. Make sure the battery terminals and cable ends are free from corrosion and the connections are tight. Finally, make sure you have jumper cables on hand and know how to use them.

3. Check your lights

It gets dark early on a winter road trip, so be sure that your headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers are all working. Replace any burnt-out bulbs before hitting the road, and throw in a working flashlight in your glove compartment while you’re at it.

4. Measure air pressure in your tires

Tires are probably the single most important part of safe winter driving. Make sure all four tires have the proper tread for the best traction while driving in potentially snowy conditions. If you live in (or are heading to) an area with heavy winter weather, snow tires will provide the best traction. Regular, all-season tires work well in light to moderate snow conditions, too, provided they have enough tread.

AAA recommends replacing any tire whose tread is worn to 2/32 of an inch or less. One way to tell is to place a penny in the tread; if you see all of Lincoln’s head, the tire needs to be replaced. Don’t forget to make sure your tires are properly inflated, too. As the temperature drops, so does the tire pressure, typically one PSI for every 10 degrees. Underinflated tires can affect braking distance, steering, and handling. Look for the proper tire pressure in your owner’s manual or the tire information sticker in the driver’s door jamb.

5. Check your wiper blades and fluid levels

Make sure your wiper blades can clear your windshield, and replace any blade that leaves streaks or misses spots. Fill-up the windshield washer reservoir with fluid that won’t freeze when the temperature drops. Winter deicer fluids are formulated to prevent the solution from freezing, and also contains chemicals that melt ice and frost. Don’t forget the engine coolant/antifreeze when checking fluid levels as well. Antifreeze lowers the freezing point of the engine’s liquid coolant system preventing the car from overheating.

6. Pack your winter gear, but don’t wear it while driving

Make sure you have coats, scarves, gloves, boots and hats with you, but keep them separate while driving. The bulky coats limit arm movements, gloves decrease sensing steering wheel feedback, and large boots can interfere with the pedals. For infants in child seats, those puffy winter coats can cause car seat restraints to not fit securely. Pack the winter gear close at hand, but save the layers for the outdoors.

7. Stock an emergency kit

Don’t leave home without a proper car emergency kit that includes some basic items like a first aid kit, snacks (for both humans and any pets), ice scraper with brush, basic tools (screwdrivers, pliers, wrench), warning flares, cloths or paper towels, some drinking water, and an emergency blanket in case you find yourself stranded in some bad winter weather.

8. Give your car a checkup

Before any major winter road trip, AAA recommends taking your vehicle to a mechanic for a thorough checkup of the brakes, drive belts, engine hoses, and all fluids (transmission, brake, and power steering).

9. Keep emergency numbers handy

Make sure you have important phone numbers for emergency services programmed into your mobile device, and don’t forget to bring a car charger for your phone or tablet as well.

10. Use extra care when driving in the snow

If you’re out on your drive and get caught in a snow squall, don’t panic. Here are some basic tips for driving in the snow:

  • Drive slowly and keep your speed down to account for decreased traction.
  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly to avoid skids.
  • Increase your following distance to five or six seconds to account for the longer distance needed to stop.
  • When braking, keep your heel on the floor and apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
  • If possible, don’t stop when driving up a hill, as it can be difficult to get moving again on an icy road. However, don’t power up hills either. Applying extra gas on the snow-covered roads will only make your wheels spin.
  • Finally, make sure all the windows of your car are clear of snow.

11. Pack a shovel and sand (grit)

If you get stuck in the snow (or plowed in), you’ll be glad you packed a small shovel to dig yourself out. A bag of some sort of grit (sand, salt, cat litter) will help your tires grab on icy surfaces as well as give some extra weight in the back of the car.

Embrace the season with a safe winter road trip, and once you reach your destination, pull out that shovel and spend some time helping the kids build an epic snow fort.

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20 Best Places to Visit in Dubai
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20 Best Places to Visit in Dubai

If you love indulging yourself in the ocean of luxury and comfort then you must visit Dubai. This city offers lucrative nightlife, lavish shopping, and mouth-licking food. You also get to let your hair down by spending some unforgettable moments at some luxurious villas or resorts. The more you unveil this paradise of rich and wealthy people the more you get attracted to its beauty and extravagance.

Let us explore some of the top 20 places you can visit while staying in Dubai:-

1. The Dubai Mall

This is one of the most popular shopping malls in the world which attracts a large number of tourists every season. Awesome infrastructure, extravagant products, gorgeous look, and a handful of attractions inside the mall will surely keep you engaged for hours and give you a rich experience of shopping in Dubai.

You can find many game zones, movie screens, some fine dining restaurants, coffee shops, and over 14000 car parking spaces in this magnificent mall.

Not to Miss: Dubai Summer Surprises and Dubai Shopping Festival

2. Burj Khalifa

This amazing skyscraper with a height of 828 meters houses many restaurants, residences, and a gigantic swimming pool.  Appealing interiors and marvelous architectural works will surely make you wonder about this extraordinary building of the world. You will be overwhelmed to watch a fountain with 6,600 lights and animations created by water. The top view of the glamorous city can be enjoyed from the 124th floor of this building.

Not to Miss: Observation deck at the 124th floor, Dubai Fountain

3. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

This huge aquarium is located on the third floor of the famous Dubai Mall. It houses more than 33,000 animals which include water rats, sea horses, penguins, jellyfish, sand tiger sharks, and many more aquatic animals. King Croc found here is considered to be the largest reptile in the world.

You will be thrilled to go for a Glass-bottom Road Ride. You can enjoy the Discovery Channel Week Exhibition or get into the virtual world of the zoo and spend some time with the animals.

Not to Miss: Glass Bottom Road Ride

4. Burj Al Arab

If you always dream to be getting treatment and luxuries like the royals do then Burj Al Arab will be the perfect place for you to visit as this high-class 7-star property will let you live like the royals by offering you all the amenities you ever dreamt of.

A private butler, private beach, nine top-class restaurants, kids’ club, an exclusive spa, and many more facilities in this star hotel will turn your stay in Dubai into complete ecstasy.

Not to Miss: Complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and Jumeirah Beach.

5. Jumeirah Beach

Located on the coast of the Persian Gulf this white sand beach is one of the most visited places in Dubai. Many luxurious hotels are located near the beach. You can even spend some serene movements just by walking alongside the beach.

Jumeirah Beach Residence or JBR is a residential area which has nearly 40 towers. This white sand beach is very popular for picnics, handicraft shops, and kid parks. There is also a complex called The Beach which holds many food outlets and entertainment.

Not to Miss: Jumeirah Beach and Burj Al Arab

6. Ferrari World

If you want to add some thrill to your stay in Dubai, then you must visit this world-famous amusement park which is located on Yas Island. This theme park has a number of rides and activities which will undoubtedly give fun and entertainment to anybody of any age.

G-Force roller coasters, go-cart race, shows inspired by Ferrari, advanced simulators, 4D fantasy journey, Remote control boat challenge, and Ferrari rides are some of the activities you can enjoy in this Ferrari theme park.

Not to Miss: Galleria Ferrari, Turbo Track, Formula Rossa, and Fiorano GT Challenge.

7. Dubai Ice Rink

If you are looking for a place to have unlimited fun with your family then you should defiantly make a halt at the Dubai Ice Rink located at the Dubai Mall. You can book a skating coach and enjoy skating.

Equipment is available to help young children to take care of their balance. Mothers and young kids can opt for special sessions. Ice hockey sticks, T-shirts, and other skating products can be purchased from the skate shop at the Rink.

Not to Miss: Emirates Hockey League Games and Skating tuitions.

8. Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque is one of the two Mosques in Dubai which can be visited by non-Muslims. Owing to its excellent architectural works this Mosque is a hot favorite for the one who loves photography. If you want to learn about Muslim culture and heritage then you must visit this Mosque.

Not to Miss: Guided tour of the Mosque and Arabian snacks.

9. Dubai Miracle Garden

The Dubai Miracle Garden is a spectacular garden filled with natural flowers. You can find here the flower structures of your favorite Disney character like Goofy, Pluto, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and many more.

The world’s largest Butterfly garden “Dubai Butterfly Garden” is one of the main attractions here. It also has an aromatic garden. This garden also has an Airbus A380 flower structure which has been listed as the world’s biggest flower structure in the Guinness world record.

Not to Miss: Dubai Butterfly Garden and flower structure of Disney characters.

10. Sheikh Saeed Al

This historical building was once the residence of Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum who lived in the building from1912 to 1958. This is now a popular museum which holds the classic architecture of an old era and lets you get a glimpse of the period of Dubai’s former ruler.

Several old coins, stamps, maps, pictures of old Dubai and the ruler’s family can be found here.

Not to Miss: Several artifacts at the museum

11. Deira Souks

The souks or Arabian markets are very popular in Dubai which attracts many tourists who love to shop for clothes, spices, or gold from this lavish area.

The main attractions, of course, are the gold-selling shops as there are more than 300 shops you can hover around and get hold of authentic gold at an unbelievable price. If you are good at bargaining then you can get the best of the souks in Deira.

Not to Miss: Gold jewelry and accessories

12. Dubai Dolphinarium

If you are visiting Dubai with kids then Dubai Dolphinarium is the place you must pay a visit during your stay. Charming bottlenose dolphins and entertaining seals will keep you and your young family members energetic all day.  There are a number of activities, events, and shows to go for.

The kids would love to swim with the lovely dolphins and watch them dance to music. You can even enjoy magical stunts by various birds.

Not to Miss:  Dolphin 7 Seal shows, Bird shows, swimming with dolphins

13. The Palm Islands

Palm Islands comprises three artificial islands Deira Island, Palm Jumeirah, and Palm Jebel Ali. The construction works of the other two being on hold, Palm Jumeirah is the most popular island which houses some of the world-famous resorts namely Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Atlantis The Palm, etc.

You can enjoy a lot of activities in Palm Jumeirah. Sailing in a yacht, skydiving, kayaking, and speed boating will surely give you an instant adrenaline rush.

Not to Miss: Skydive, City Circuit helicopter tour, Coffee spa treatment at Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Splash Tours

14. Wild Wadi Water Park

Wild Wadi Water Park is one of the most popular destinations for kids. While the young kids can enjoy at a kid’s zone called Juha’s Lagoon with water slides and water guns, the thrill for the elders are packed with 32-meter Jumeirah Sceirah slide ride, a combination of tornados and bowls Tantrum Alley & Burj Surj, Wipeout and Riptide and many more exciting rides.

There are many rides suitable for the ones who are disabled, pregnant, or suffering from heart disease.

Not to Miss: Jumeirah Sceirah slide ride, Ring Rides, FlowRider rides,

15. Al Bastakia

The Al Bastakia neighborhood, also known as Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood holds the rich heritage of Old Dubai. Prince Charles visited this city in the past and suggested preserving this beautiful district. Hence the neighborhood has been able to sustain its old buildings.

You can find an art café, art gallery, cultural center and a famous coffee museum here.

Not to Miss: Make Art Café, Shaikh Muhammad Center for Cultural Understanding, ArabianTea House Café, Coffee Museum

16. Etihad Museum

Formerly known as Union House, this historical destination of Dubai preserves many artifacts which reflect the cultural heritage of UAE. Once you visit this place the profound history of the birth of the UAE will entice you.

Mesmerizing architecture and attractive paintings will surely make you wonderstruck about the beauty of this place. Various pictorial galleries, theatres, amazing stamp collections give an insight into the golden information about the country.

Not to Miss: Various artifacts, some belongings of Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid

17. Dubai Garden Glow

Dubai Garden Glow is a huge garden gorgeously decorated with lights. You will be amazed to watch the spectacular lights show as the lights change from being bright during the daytime to dark. Your kids will never be at rest at this mind-blowing garden as many stage shows, Laser Light shows, Talking Trees, Glowing Animals will surely keep them busy throughout the day.

Its Eco-Friendly Garden is unbelievably decorated with trees made of products which are recyclable. When your kids are hungry after a tiresome day of exploring the garden you can take them to the large food court inside the garden which offers mouth-watering dishes.

Not to Miss: Acrobatic performance in the Magical Garden, Eco-friendly Garden, Laser Light Shows

18. Dubai Creek

Dubai creek area is most of the happening places in Dubai which are visited by many tourists from all over the world. This place offers a number of activities to make your stay in Dubai worthwhile.  You can enjoy a cable car ride over the creek. You can even enjoy the lovely surroundings of the area by taking a cruise or water taxi ride.  You can find several malls at a short distance and enjoy exclusive and lavish shopping in any of them. You can even visit souks for gold or spices.

Dubai Creek area also offers a number of restaurants to offer your taste buds a delicious experience. Some exclusive cruise packages packed with dinner, stage shows, DJs are bound to add magic to your travel diary for Dubai.

Not to Miss: Sightseeing tours, Dubai Creek five-star cruise

19. IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure is another theme park inspired by Cartoon Network, Marvel, Dinosaurs, and Novo Cinema.  If you are up for some fun-filled adventurous activities with your family then you must visit this amusement park.

The park has 4 “Epic Zones” out of which 3 zones make the characters from Cartoon Networks, Superheroes from Marvel, dinosaurs from Lost Valley come alive and the last one is famous for offering you a thrilling adventure in a haunted hotel. There are several multi-sensory adventures, live stage shows, and exciting rides to give an unforgettable experience. You can even enjoy shopping and dining here.

Not to Miss: Epic Zones

20. Motiongate

Motiongate is a theme park inspired by Hollywood and a very popular tourist destination all over the world. You will be super excited once you visit this exclusive park as it offers a range of alluring rides, activities, and shows. Family rides like Smurfs Studio tours, Ghostbusters: Battle for New York, Hotel Transylvania, Penguin Air, Camp Viking; play areas like Smurfberry Factory, Flint’s Imagination Lab, Woodland Play Park; roller coaster rides like Madagaskar Mad Pursuit, Zombieland Blast-off, The Green Hornet High-Speed Chase and many more exciting rides and shows will give you a taste of a different world of fun and entertainment.

Not to Miss: Panem Aerial Tour, Underworld 4D, Capitol Bullet Train

Dubai is surely a paradise of luxury, glamour, and fun. Visiting this place will surely give you an experience of a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Get your bags packed now and leave for this mesmerizing city.

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Does Exercise Support Health Later In Life
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Does Exercise Support Health Later In Life?

Older adults who exercise regularly can perform everyday tasks more easily and gain independence shows New research. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), insufficient physical activity causes around 3.2 million deaths worldwide each year.

Heavy traffic areas, pollution, and a lack of parks and facilities cause declining levels of physical activity may be due, in part, to an increase in sedentary behavior.

Experts define physical activity as a combination of everyday tasks, such as work duties (if applicable), transportation, chores, and exercise they do during leisure time, such as walking, swimming, and gardening for adults aged 65 and above.

Older adults get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, WHO recommend that, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, during the week. They should also perform activities focused on strengthening their muscles twice per week.

Older adults should also do physical activity to enhance balance on three or more days per week who have mobility issues.

Following workout routine improves cardiorespiratory and muscular functions and helps reduce the risk of depression and cognitive decline.
These benefits create a positive chain reaction because the older adults will require less support and will, therefore, be less reliant on others.

Crevenna, says, “I never cease to be amazed that — despite the proven benefits of exercise — far too many people continue to do too little physical activity.”

Richard Crevenna rightfully says “People of all ages should be more active, to stay healthy and independent for longer and remain self-sufficient. There is only one thing we can do: continue to strive toward greater public awareness!”

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