Photos from the Australian set of Thor: Love and Thunder reveal Melissa McCarthy will be making an appearance as Fake Hela alongside Fake Loki. Photos from the Australian set of Thor: Love and Thunder confirm Melissa McCarthy will be appearing in the film as Fake Hela. McCarthy campaigned for a role in Thor 4 via Instagram earlier this year. The Bridesmaids actress posted a video alongside her ...
As someone who has consciously chosen to spend my own money on travel rather than things over the last decade, I'm a big fan of gifting experiences over things. Over the past few years, I've loved gifting to my adventure and travel-loving friends and readers. These gift vouchers let recipients choose from hundreds of experiences (from whitewater rafting and wine tasting tours to cooking classes and classical concerts) in over 100 countries and have lifetime validity.
My own happiest memories in life come from experiences, not things that I've owned- and by gifting my friends an opportunity to go have their own little adventure, I hope they'll have the chance to make their own special memories.
How much stuff do we really need?
I'm a recovering shopaholic- it takes a fair amount of restraint for me to remind myself that I live on a freelancer's income (unpredictable, never to be taken for granted) and that I don't need more stuff/clutter.
Before you decide to buy a gift that your loved one has no real use for, or simply does not absolutely need, ask yourself: Do you just want to give them something because it's nice, or would you rather give them something they can refer to as 'truly epic' for years to come? Why not increase their happiness by decreasing the clutter in their lives?
Experiences (not stuff) make the happiest memories.
My happiest memories? Going on a wine-tasting tour in Tuscany with my husband. Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland for the first time. Seeing the colors of fall, north of the Arctic Circle, while hiking in Swedish Lapland. River-rafting in Slovenia.
Happiness comes from moments when we feel truly alive, living our best lives, and when everyday worries are forgotten, even if for a little while. That is why experiences make the best gifts. Don't just take my word for it- research shows that gifting experiences is more meaningful than gifting stuff.