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8 National Parks Where You Can Have an Unforgettable Summer Vacation

Natural beauty, history, education, and relaxation await at our country’s national parks. This year, many have enhanced their tours, lodging, dining, …

National Parks

How to See the Morocco Most Tourists Don’t

It was early, but the day already promised to be warm. We had thought that by this hour we’d be on our bicycles, climbing away from these barren …

Falling in Love with Mérida, Mexico, One Perfect Home at a Time

Courtesy of Hacienda Sac Chic<p>Casa Sisal at Hacienda Sac Chich has a reflecting pool and sunken sitting room.<p>A design lover finds her dream city in …

Is Detroit the Next Big Boutique Hotel Destination?

Courtesy of The Detroit Foundation Hotel<p>Detroit is continuing to bounce back.<p>Hockeytown transforms into Hoteltown with five exciting properties …

Las Vegas to Arizona: It May Just Be the Best American Road Trip

Crested buttes, spiritual Navajo lands and even an ostrich.

National Parks

How busy hands can alter our brain chemistry

<i>"Admiring your own handiwork" is a familiar expression containing an important truth about the mind. We handed this particular story to our Tony</i> …

The Brain

Ginzan Onsen: Japan's most charming winter village?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "This place is beautiful," says retired Japanese football star Hidetoshi Nakata. "This is like a hidden beauty of Japan ."<p>The 41-year-old is talking about the town of Ginzan Onsen, a popular winter destination in Japan's Yamagata Prefecture.<p>For Nakata, the importance of the region goes …

Japan

Touring Marrakech, Morocco - Bucket List Traveler

Introduction<p>Marrakech the third largest city in Morocco and lies near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Its popularity as a travel …

How to plan the perfect trip to Sequoia National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> Quick -- what's the largest living thing in the world? And, no, we're not counting organisms like that 2-mile-wide fungus colony in eastern Oregon .<p>The honor goes to the giant sequoia -- the "god of the woods" to conservationist John Muir -- and the best place to see it is in Sequoia …

National Parks

The Perfect Detour From Tokyo

By Jennifer Flowers<p>A shrine in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan<p>A visit to Japan’s less-visited Ishikawa Prefecture will reward you with beautiful …

Japan

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Istanbul’s porters, a dying breed | Ahval

24 Best Products on Amazon for Clean Freaks

There’s no shame in being a “Monica” (the beloved character from <i>Friends</i> who loved cooking, competition, and always, <i>always</i> keeping her home sparkling clean). Sure, you may be an obsessive “clean freak,” but you probably know you also are less susceptible to getting colds and generally finding gross …

It's Time To Say It, Retirement Is Dead, This Is What Will Take its Place.

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><i>"We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams."</i><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935 when the …

An Easy Way to Add Natural Fragrance To Your Home

I really dislike artificial fragrances, especially those plug-in types of air fresheners that are full of chemicals. Give me essential oils any day. …

Essential Oils

6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover

Get a taste for each corner of the world.<p>Move over, Milan. Get a taste for some surprising food destinations with this neighborhood guide to the best eats on (almost) every continent.<p>EUROPE <b><br>Budapest, Hungary</b><p>This European capital straddles the Danube River—Buda on one side and Pest on the other—and …

European Travel

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

North America

The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally …

Japan

A Former Beach Motel in Malibu Is Reborn as the Japanese-Inspired Nobu Ryokan

Set on the Pacific Coast Highway, a midcentury beach motel is now an exclusive, Japanese-style hideaway with meals delivered from Nobu Malibu next door.<p>Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert DeNiro, and producer Meir Teper own the new Nobu Ryokan brand, which …

Architecture

A Fairytale Kingdom Faces Real-Life Troubles

On the border of Estonia and Russia, the Setos struggle to create a modern identity from ancient beliefs<p>On two sides of a disputed border lies a kingdom. It is young in age and ancient in beliefs, forged from the chaos of the Soviet Union’s collapse.<p>The people of this kingdom are the Setos, an …

Soviet Union

Why Armenians love strangers

Armenians, like their Caucasus neighbours, have long been renowned for generosity to outsiders – a result of the country’s historical location on the Silk Road.<p>I never meant to spend the night in Dilijan. I’d been making my way through northern Armenia towards the capital city of Yerevan, having …

Silk Road

A frequent traveller asks every hotel he stays in for a 'unique drawing of Godzilla' upon arrival — and it proves what you can get away with if you just ask

It's no secret that there are tricks and tips frequent travellers should use to try and snag a cheap flight— and there are plenty of ways to enhance your hotel experience, too.<p>For most people, this involves trying to get a bigger, better room or perhaps a bottle of champagne — but one man has made …

Godzilla

The 2' x 7' Storage Space You're Probably Overlooking

When it comes to storage, most people will agree that the more you have, the better. In small spaces, especially powder rooms and washrooms, you're …

Small Spaces

Drive-in days: America's abandoned movie theaters

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nights at the drive-in were a heady mix of high school dates and high jinks and a once quintessential part of growing up in America.<p>The craze reached its peak in the 1950s and 1960s, but now many drive-ins lie abandoned, occupied only by nostalgic ghosts of the past.<p>Motivated by the …

RVs

A Make-Ahead, Totally Genius Holiday Breakfast Casserole

<i>Of course</i> make-ahead breakfast casseroles are genius. They let you knock out all the thinking and doing the day before, when you have time and space to putter. And they feed a hungry crowd much more smoothly than flipping fried eggs or rolling omelettes for eight (don’t do it).<p>The trouble is: In …

Breakfast

11 Things I Learned from My Flight Attendant Mom

Courtesy of Pexels<p>From establishing a packing routine to stocking up on Tide to Go pens<p>My mother has always been a packing ninja. Watching her …

An Oyster Lover’s Guide to Ireland

Courtesy of Connemara Oysters<p>The rumors are true—meaty, briny Irish oysters are worth traveling for. Here’s where to order up a dozen.<p>Among the many …

10 Places That Deserve More Travelers

Willing to take a bit of risk and go the extra mile? Then turn your attention here.<p>With tragedy and violence dominating the news, the world may seem like a more dangerous place than ever. But media narratives can be deceiving.<p>In many ways, the world is a safer place than ever to explore today–with …

Human Rights

Unconventional Wisdom: 8 Revolutionary Ideas for Your Garden from Thomas Rainer

When you meet landscape architect Thomas Rainer he comes across as a pleasant, mild mannered fellow… not at all the type to be traveling around the …