Hotels Across the World are Being Repurposed to Help Fight the Pandemic

On the south end of Michigan Avenue in Chicago, in an area known as the "cultural mile," the four-star Hotel Essex has set aside 274 rooms for a particular purpose. The rooms won't be home to weary travelers, but rather are being reserved for the city's police officers, firefighters, and paramedics on the front lines of the pandemic. The hotel is one of five in the city owned by Oxford Capital Group LLC that has agreed to house first responders or provide beds for hospital overflow.

We wore Allbirds' Tree Runners around the world — here's how they performed

Shoes made from wood pulp that are actually comfortable? Count us in! Allbirds took the internet by storm after its Wool Runners, made using New Zealand merino wool and tested by numerous consumers, were deemed “the world’s most comfortable shoes” by almost everyone. After selling 1 million pairs of shoes just two years after officially launching in March 2016, the brand developed a cult following pursued by celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Barack Obama.

Your Trip to Maui: The Complete Guide

This magical island combines the comforts of resort ambiance with a unique tropical atmosphere. On one side of Maui you’ll find some of the finest restaurants in the state, world-class shopping and luxury accommodations. On the other, rugged valleys and deep, vibrant craters, surrounded by dense jungles filled with waterfalls, hiking trails and adventure. Best Time to Visit: Usually, the best time to visit Maui is either from April through June or September through November. The rainiest season
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