This Week in Food and Travel: CBD is more than the next great wellness trend


Wellness trends, like SoulCycle classes, homemade face masks and anything Gwyneth Paltrow endorses, may come and go — but the rise of CBD may very well be here to stay. From herbal tonics and sparkling water to intimate massage oil, CBD is the epitome of a millennial paradigm: a need for self-care.

Beyond being super chill on a marijuana derivative this week, Mic explored the history behind one of Hawaii’s greatest desserts, checked out hotel brands suited for the modern millennial — which may or may not include a CBD tasting menu — and took a closer look at the little-known black history and racial tensions behind one of London’s most colorful neighborhoods.

Why is CBD booming? It taps into our unrelenting obsession with self-care.

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CBD promises anxiety relief while simultaneously signaling to the world that those who use it are deserving of self-care.

How malasada, a Portuguese sugar donut, became Hawaii’s favorite dessert

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Tourists and locals alike line up in droves for malasadas, deep-fried dough coated in powdered sugar.

These new hotel brands are built specifically for young travelers — and start at $50 a night

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Adult-approved bunk beds, 24-hour concierge service via text and an inside line to cool locals are just a few of the amenities from these three new brands.

The forgotten black history of London’s famous Notting Hill neighborhood

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One walking tour guide is determined to educate visitors about the black history of the area.