Articles tagged “quality of life”

The Trouble With Tourists From Berlin to Hong Kong

The Trouble With Tourists From Berlin to Hong Kong

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Locals really, really don't want tourists to live like a local. They just want them to let locals live their lives without tacky shops and sky-high housing costs geared toward by people living on big vacation budgets.

4 years ago

Malibu Residents Force City to Crack Down on Airbnb and Short-Term Rental Websites

Malibu Residents Force City to Crack Down on Airbnb and Short-Term Rental Websites

Martha Groves and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times

Malibu has long been a place for second homes and vacation rentals, but the rise of Airbnb and its tech-enabled peers makes it both more prevalent and easier to spot.

5 years ago

More Business Travelers Combine Work and Pleasure on Official Trips

More Business Travelers Combine Work and Pleasure on Official Trips

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Skift

The younger generation may be bringing to the business world a renewed appreciation for work-life balance.

5 years ago

Visiting England’s Seaside Towns Is Much Better Than Living There, Report Says

Visiting England’s Seaside Towns Is Much Better Than Living There, Report Says

The Guardian

Seasonal work with low wages and an infrastructure set up to cater to short-term visitors spells disaster to small economies like these.

5 years ago

African Cities Rising in Ranks Among World’s Most Expensive Cities

African Cities Rising in Ranks Among World’s Most Expensive Cities

Ritchie King, Quartz

The most expensive for expats is different than living costs for locals, and cost of getting expat-level services in some of the developing cities is, as shown here, very high.

6 years ago

Copenhagen named most livable city in Monocle’s annual Quality of Life Survey

Copenhagen named most livable city in Monocle’s annual Quality of Life Survey

Jason Clampet, Skift

Monocle's list is a pleasant reminder that cities which are great for tourists -- New York City, London, Rome -- aren't always wonderful places to live.

6 years ago

The gentle breezes that define Hawaii are slowly disappearing

The gentle breezes that define Hawaii are slowly disappearing

Associated Press

Tourists may not notice the subtle changes, but anything that affects the quality of life of Hawaiians is destined to carry on into a visitor's experience

6 years ago

Chicago gives pedestrians a break in people versus cars scramble

Chicago gives pedestrians a break in people versus cars scramble

Jon Hilkevitch , Chicago Tribune

Chicago is one of the most congested cities in the U.S., and giving pedestrians, including tourists, and bicyclists a reprieve from the traffic sounds like a worthwhile experiment.

6 years ago

How walkable is your town? Walkanomics can give you a good idea

The site is as comprehensive as a thesis, but it would be great to see it dumbed down a bit to aid wider adoption and even make for a solid smartphone app.

6 years ago