18 Magical Tree Houses to Stay in on Your Next Trip

a snow covered forest: 18 Magical Tree Houses to Stay in on Your Next Trip

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18 Magical Tree Houses to Stay in on Your Next Trip


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Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, AFAR continues to cover the world; there’s always room for inspiration.

Lofty, leafy accommodations have been popular for a while, but they’ve generally carried an element of “roughing it.” Now, a new generation of resorts and vacation rentals are taking tree houses to luxurious new heights. From Tulum to Tanzania to Texas, lavish villas, honeymoon suites, suspended dining pods, and spa treatment pavilions are being built among the branches. Here are 18 tree house hotels and Airbnbs to get your greenery fix up close.


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The Treehotel’s 7th Room (pictured above) is by far the most lavish aerie at this design-forward Lapland retreat, which opened in 2016. Built around pine trunks some 33 feet above the ground, the suite

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110th anniversary of Historic Park Inn is commemorated | Latest News

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Pat Schultz, author of “Amazing Women of Early Mason City,” signs copies of her book outside the Historic Park Inn at a gathering marking the building’s 110th anniversary.

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A small gathering was held on Federal Plaza in Mason City on Thursday, marking the 110th anniversary of the Historic Park Inn, the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in the world.

The historic North Iowa landmark has seen a number of iterations along the way, originally housing a hotel and bank, and later served as office space and harbored a storefront to Moorman’s Clothiers, which has since relocated to the building directly across the plaza.

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The ballroom entrance of the Historic Park Inn, which was built 110 years ago.

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After a

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Bed Bath & Beyond Is Cutting 2,800 Jobs as Part of Restructuring Plan

As part of its financial restructuring plan amid the global pandemic, Bed Bath & Beyond announced that it plans to lay off about 2,800 employees across its corporate headquarters and retail stores, effective immediately.

In a news release put out on Tuesday, the retailer, which also operates buybuy Baby, Harmon Face Values and World Market, says that the decision to eliminate jobs is part of its financial restructuring plan. Per the release,”the significant workforce reduction” is meant to help “reduce layers at the corporate level, significantly reposition field operations to better serve customers in a digital-first shopping environment, as well as realign technology, supply chain and merchandising teams to support strategic growth initiatives.” Bed Bath & Beyond estimates that the layoffs, along with the company’s previously stated restructuring plans, will save the company about $150 million.

“Saying goodbye to colleagues and friends is incredibly difficult, but this component of our

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Dettol Cool Announces Odion Ighalo As New Brand Ambassador

Nigeria’s leading hygiene brand – Dettol, has unveiled Nigerian football star, Odion Ighalo, as the brand ambassador for Dettol Cool.


Announcing the partnership via his Twitter account, the Manchester United star striker, who won the Golden boot, at AFCON 2019, said that as a sportsman he shares very similar values with the Dettol Cool brand.


The values, according to him, include – staying protected and safe from germs, staying fit and healthy, and being the best at what he does.


“As a professional footballer, staying healthy and germ-free is a critical part of my life,” he said.


Ighalo, who expressed excitement for the deal, said he had always been a huge fan of Dettol which he described as “one of the most popular and reputable brands globally.”


“I’m very excited about the new Dettol offering because nothing feels more refreshing after a game, than the minty freshness that comes after

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Art and science merge at River Arts with solo show by Jacqueline Johnson

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts Gallery will present Jacqueline Johnson in a solo show in the River Room, located at 36 Elm St. This exhibition will run from Friday, Sept. 11 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Johnson’s work, deeply inspired by nature and her concern for climate change, combines her fine technical skill with powerful emotional content, according to a news release from the gallery.

“Swallowtail” by Jacqueline Johnson. PAUL FRIEDMAN

With a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has a broad experience with oil painting and illustration. She is a visual arts instructor in the Bath Public School where she encourages her students to “observe, examine and question like a scientist and to see like an artist.”

“Great Blue Heron” by Jacqueline Johnson. Photo courtesy or River Arts Gallery

Speaking of her motivations, Johnson

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Definition of Expedition and Various Explanations

The definition of expedition is a delivery of goods or a freight forwarding company. In addition, the notion of expedition can also be other investigations in certain areas as well as sending wars for soldiers. There are so many definitions of the word expedition, which will certainly now be discussed specifically about freight forwarding.

Nowadays there are many delivery services that we often encounter in Indonesia because many people are now making transactions via online or making transactions in certain cities along with advances in technology. Shipping goods from one city to another will be easier with an expedition company.

This expedition service will usually give you a shipping price based on the weight of the goods and the distance from the city to be sent. The heavier the goods, the more expensive the price for sending them to certain areas. The farther the distance, the price of sending goods … Read More

Jasmine Roth Fixes DIY Disasters On Her New HGTV Show, ‘Help! I Wrecked My House’

With productions delayed due to COVID, viewers are more excited than ever for new content, especially anything filmed before the pandemic. So, Help! I Wrecked My House couldn’t come at a better time. On the show, HGTV favorite Jasmine Roth of Hidden Potential and Rock The Block helps guide homeowners through fixing DIY projects gone horribly wrong. From a hodgepodge of seemingly minor mistakes to unlivable nightmares, the show features homeowners who have overestimated their DIY and project management abilities. The result is the network’s signature feel-good formula meets Instagram-perfect design inspiration. With so many people currently moving and renovating their homes, it’s certainly one of HGTV’s most relatable shows. 

I recently spoke with Roth about the show and to learn her best tips for avoiding renovation disasters.

What can we expect to see on this season of Help! I Wrecked My

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6 Tiny Houses That Offer Huge Family Fun

Summer is nearing its end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in one or two more relaxing weekend getaways before winter sets in. The past several months have demonstrated ways by which the travel industry has changed, possibly irreversibly, but not all change is adverse change. We have been tasked with reimagining what safe travel looks like and what it might be moving forward. So far, the simplest solution seems to be that we should be focusing on contained, intimate travel experiences rather than typical, crowded ones.

But, what exactly does that mean? Generally, U.S. travelers have turned away from multi-room hotel facilities and public transportation in favor of road trips in personal vehicles, camping, and small getaways with family or a few friends. Of course, if everyone decides to go camping with their friends and family, we face a new problem of overrun public lands and crowded

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin choose inspirational name for new son

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have named their new son Eduardo Pau Lucas Baldwin, with his moniker meaning “wealthy guardian of peace and light”.

The Departed star and Hilaria welcomed their new addition into the world on Tuesday, with the yoga teacher taking to her Instagram page to properly introduce her baby boy on Thursday.

Sharing a close-up shot of Eduardo, wrapped in a cream knitted blanket, Hilaria wrote in the caption: “We would love to introduce you to Eduardo Pau Lucas Baldwin. Born Sept 8, 2020 at 7:46pm, he weighed 7lbs 8oz.

“His name means ‘wealthy guardian of peace and light’. We love you baby Edu.”

Alec shared the same picture on his Instagram account and he received congratulations from his celebrity followers.

“Happy birthday Eduardo,” Julianne Moore wrote, while Will & Grace star Sean Hayes posted, “Congrats honey!!! So exciting.”

The newborn joins the couple’s three

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The house that inspired Wuthering Heights is for sale

a small clock tower in front of a brick building: Ponden Hall, the 17th century property that is said to have inspired Wuthering Heights, is for sale for £1.25 million. Its current owners, who have transformed the historic house into a popular B&B, are retiring and looking for a smaller home, reports the Yorkshire Post.

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Ponden Hall, the 17th century property that is said to have inspired Wuthering Heights, is for sale for £1.25 million. Its current owners, who have transformed the historic house into a popular B&B, are retiring and looking for a smaller home, reports the Yorkshire Post.

Ponden Hall, the 17th century property that is said to have inspired Wuthering Heights, is for sale for offers of over £1 million. Its current owners, who have transformed the historic house into a popular B&B, are retiring and looking for a smaller home, reports the Yorkshire Post.

It was originally listed in March 2019 for £1.25 million, but the price has now been reduced.

The Yorkshire farmhouse is said to be the inspiration for Thrushcross Grange where the Linton family and eventually Cathy lived in in Emily Brontë’s literary classic. However, it doesn’t match the exact description of the house as

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