Between the Sheets: What's Trending in Sleep and Travel News

Between the Sheets is a roundup of helpful sleep tips, interesting travel stories, inspiring photography, mindfulness practices and other resources that the down etc. team curates to help you get a great night’s sleep and live a full, wonderful life.  


For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

--Robert Louis Stevenson 

Top 10 Haunted House Vacations – Adventure seekers delight, the great pumpkin will be visiting in a few days as Halloween is right around the corner. Pack your suitcases and prepare to bunk with ghosts and goblins this weekend. Here are 10 of the spookiest travel destinations to check out this Fall.

Top Places to Travel this November – From Memphis Tennessee to the sun-soaked coast of Belize, November is a great time to get out and explore. It is not too late to plan a last minute getaway. Check out Travel & Leisure recommendations for November escapes – and no matter where you go this Fall, don’t forget to pack your travel pillow.


Sleep is the best meditation.

--Dalai Lama 

How To Revamp Your Sleep Routine Using Meditation – Experts point to many sleep related benefits of adopting a meditation routine. Read about how meditation and mindfulness can help you get a great night’s sleep.

What dogs dream about? – Our four-legged friends are cherished members of the family. Have you ever wondered what’s going through their heads? Hear what scientists say our pups and kittens dream about when they snooze.

Food & Dining

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

--Virginia Woolf

15 Italian-Inspired Comfort Food Recipes You Need This Fall – Travel to the Italian peninsula this Fall without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Check out these 15 delicious, Italian-inspired comfort food recipes. Bon appetit!

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner   This below embodies the warmth and heartiness of Fall flavors. Featuring sweet potatoes, bacon, and apples, this recipe provides a heaping dose of coziness and comfort, with the additional benefits of healthy, sleep-promoting ingredients. Add this Fall recipe to your menu this week.

Updated Links on August 3, 2022