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Plan a Careful Budget, Then Get Ready to Splurge

Even the most budget-conscious travelers have one thing they are willing to spend big on, from nonstop flights to luxurious hotel rooms to a black car waiting at the airport. During a 10-day tour of India, Farryn Truen sketched out an ambitious itinerary to visit Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Alwar and Agra, that included a big-ticket item: She and her now-husband, Jake, hired a private driver for their trip.

How to Stay Calm When Your Trip Goes Wrong

Planes get delayed, reservations blundered, restaurants overbooked. Sometimes it even rains on your only beach day. "Travel inherently involves uncertainty," says David Gelles, author of Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out. "Mindfulness can make us more comfortable with that uncertainty."

Opinion | Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens

Opinion Even for people who are deeply disabled neurologically, nature can be more powerful than any medication. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden. Credit Credit Charlie Rubin for The New York Times By Oliver Sacks This is an excerpt from "Everything in Its Place," a posthumous collection of writings by Dr. Sacks.


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