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The Awesome Incan Ritual That Still Spooks Travelers

YOU DON’T WEIGH too much, do you?” Those were the words of a woman behind me as our group of five nervously stepped onto an Inca suspension bridge swaying high over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes, hoping it wouldn’t snap. Earlier that day, I had arrived in this remote region, along with a few dozen …

Guatemala for first-timers

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to …

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

Yes, Your 5-Year-Old Is Already Racially Biased. Here's 9 Things You Can Do About It.

Administrators at Fox Chapel Middle School in Spring Hill, Florida, recently fired a teacher who gave her sixth-graders an assignment asking them to …

4 Bad Reasons Millennials Buy Homes

One of the biggest mistakes Millennials make is purchasing a home before it really makes sense. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a home, but you might want to reconsider if you are buying your first home for any of the following reasons.<p><b>1. Building Home Equity Beats Paying Rent</b><p>This is …

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

All parents say the wrong things sometimes, but experts say choose your words wisely.<p><b>By: Laurie Sue Brockway</b><p>Parents sometimes say things they regret. …

Parenting

7 European Destinations For a Traveler Who’s Seen It All

The post 7 European Destinations For a Traveler Who’s Seen It All appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comReal globetrotters who have been to …

Travel

Why empathetic parenting encourages emotional development

Hundreds of new parenting books hit the shelves each year promising new tips and tricks, but who has time to read them all? One psychologist and parent has created a compilation book of best parenting practices that she not only heard about, but that she learned in her training.<p>“When I became a …

A Former Refugee Experiences the Sheer Joy of Travel in Uganda

We shared a room at the Hotel Diplomate in Kampala, Uganda, which was slightly awkward. Despite nearly a decade of email and scratchy Skyping, years …

Africa

A Practical Guide For Working Parents To Divide Household Responsibilities

Even when both parents work, moms end up doing more of the household chores. Here’s how to make home life more equitable.<p>Whose job is it to sign the kids up for summer camp, fill out (and fax) the tedious forms, make sure that peanut-free lunches are packed every evening, and drive children to …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Iceland

Northern. Lights.<p>Iceland is one of my favorite countries to visit and here are my top 10 reasons why I love this country so much:<p><b>1 | Waterfalls Galore</b><p>There are waterfalls everywhere in Iceland. Not only is there Gullfoss, Detifoss, and Godafoss, but there’s tons more throughout the country. I love …

The Most Beautiful Spot in Every U.S. State

This country is called America the Beautiful for a reason, so we decided to take a closer look. Here, the most stunning place in every single U.S. …

Hike Through History on the Infamous Donner Pass Trails

Donner Pass (about 9 miles west of Truckee) is most famous for its role in destroying the unfortunate Donner Party more than 150 years ago. If the …

Hiking

The manners all kids need to learn, but parents often forget to teach

Parenting now is clearly a lot different than our own childhoods or that of our parents. Gone are the days of having to walk five miles to school, in …

8 Ways Minimalism Can Help Maximize Your Wallet

At first glance, the minimalist lifestyle has a simple goal, “Own fewer things.”<p>However, below the surface, minimalism is about something much greater. It is about re-evaluating our pursuits, our habits and our motivations.<p>My family was introduced to minimalism eight years ago and immediately …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

How to Create Household Rules for Kids

While your neighbor might allow her kids to jump on the furniture, you might decide that's not OK in your house. Or maybe the kids are allowed to …

Bucket list: 41 places every California kid should visit before growing up

How many of these have you visited?<p>Summer's upon us and we're entering that glorious time of year when families can travel unencumbered by school obligations.<p>To help you plan your family road trips, we've updated and added to one of our favorite galleries featuring places every California kid must …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy

Pregnancy means eating for two. But it helps to remember that one of you is very small. So while you will need more nutrition, your overall diet will …

Nutrition

How to Rewire Your Brain For Peak Performance and Happiness

A few months ago I shared a beautiful piece by Joanne Antoun*, titled A lesson in change and six simple tips for creating it. Due to the success of …