Category: Lifestyles+Events

Baby Boomers Make Waves by Retiring Overseas

Editors at are seeing more Baby Boomers taking advantage of good-value opportunities abroad — for medical care, roving retirement, or simply travel, Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Living, says. “Retirees are actively looking beyond our borders for savings, and they’re embracing their sense of adventure and striking out in greater numbers than ever.”

Online Dating Trends All the Singletons Are Talking About

The Date Mix used data from the popular dating site and app Zoosk‘s 40 million members, to get a good idea of what dating is like and how it has changed from previous years. Here are some dating trends to swipe for.

Culinary Trends Have Frequent Diners Chomping at the Bit in 2018

Chifa and Nordic-influenced cuisine, nut-based spreads, visual filters, sour beers and upcycling of ingredients are among the top dining trends of the new year according to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ fourth annual Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast. From dishes like Choereg Bread with Za’atar, to Vadouvan Curried Carrots, the trends of 2018 are sure to spark imaginations from the kitchen to the bar.

Study Says Sophisticated, More Imaginative Toys Increase Engagement

In a new study by researchers at the University of Toledo, toddlers who were given fewer toys played more creatively and were more engaged in their play than those who had many toys available. This creates opportunities for toy stores to promote their most creative and progressive toys – and usually their most expensive options – to parents in the know.

Golfers Tee Up for These Travel Trends

The self-proclaimed golf travel guru sees some burgeoning trends in golfing vacations. He has this to say about emerging destinations: “For those seeking new golf travel frontiers, countries increasingly bullish on golf as a lure for tourists include South Africa, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Korea, Vietnam, Mauritius, St. Kitts/Nevis and Malaysia.”

Farming is Cool Again to Millennials

“For only the second time in the last century, the number of farmers under 35 years old is increasing, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest Census of Agriculture. Sixty-nine percent of the surveyed young farmers had college degrees — significantly higher than the general population,” the Associated Press reports.

Local Restaurants Can Thrive in Mall Food Courts

QSR Magazine reports some quick-service restaurants aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving thanks to a delicate balance of operations, product offering, and marketing that can uplift a failing quick-serve and bring some success back to mall food courts. Quick-service restaurants need to commit to new marketing channels that align with consumer behaviors.

This St. Pat’s Day Could Include Inflatable Pubs

On tap for St. Pat’s Day in 2018: the inflatable Irish Pub. As it turns out, the sale and rental of inflatable Irish pubs is a thing, Digital Trends reports. An Irish company called the Inflatable Pub Company not only sells and ships these balloon-like bars, but also licenses rental companies across America to rent them out.

Win NYE by Knowing How Diners Choose Restaurants

TouchBistro set out to understand how today’s restaurant goers choose the restaurants they dine at, including their dining habits, decision makers, and deal breakers. The question is, how does the information age we’re living in impact the dining choices of restaurant goers?

America is the Land of Milk and Honey – and Coffee Shops

Java, cuppa Joe, go juice, hojo, or whatever one wants to call coffee, a ready-made cup of it is not far from reach for the majority of U.S. consumers. In addition to coffee served at restaurants and other foodservice outlets, there are 33,129 gourmet coffee shops in the U.S., a 2 percent increase in units from last year, based on a recent restaurant census conducted by The NPD Group.

Top Five 2018 Experiential Travel Trends in Glamping

Over the last decade and more, the glamourous camping or “Glamping” trend has grown up and graduated to its own category of travel. Through a host of informational sources, online search data and consumer response, the team of experts at GLAMPING.COM have distilled their predictions on the top glamping travel trends – or continued growth interest areas – for 2018.

Cultural Influences, Adventurous Tastes Drive Ethnic Flavors

Cultural influences and the more adventurous taste buds of U.S. consumers have made flavors like tikka masala, poblano, and doenjang recognized names on grocery store shelves and restaurant menus. The affinity U.S. consumers continue to show for ethnic flavors and dishes is supported by the fact that 75 percent of U.S. adults, especially young adults, are open to trying new foods, reports The NPD Group.

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