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10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

National Geographic Travel

Visit the Mysterious Ruins of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

New Smyrna Beach, an eclectic little seaside city in central Florida, has a mysterious secret that historians haven't been quite able to crack: the strange ruins of a giant structure, almost like the beginnings of a pyramid, that sit crumbling in the forest. But who built it, and why?<p>Some …

10 Ice Cream Concoctions Worth Traveling For

By Sarah Bruning, CNTraveler.com<p>We're smack-dab in the middle of a (wet?) hot American summer, and unless you live in Alaska, it's scorching outside. Even if today weren't National Ice Cream Day (it is!), we'd be craving a steady supply of chilly ice cream treats. Luckily, we found a bounty of …

Canada’s greatest hidden rail trip

Weaving along a narrow ledge between razor-sharp mountains and a gigantic, glittering lake, the tiny, two-car Kaoham Shuttle is a train lover's dream.<p>Weaving along a narrow ledge between razor-sharp mountains and a gigantic, glittering lake, the tiny, two-car Kaoham Shuttle is arguably Canada’s …

Vacations Just Like Home, Only Better

Some travel is a lot of work, and I don't mean that in a negative way. Having just returned from a five week round-the-world trip that was 90 percent business and involved a lot-of-on-the fly booking of transportation and accommodations, I arrived home exhausted. Times like this are when I crave …

Top 10 Things to Do in Ontario

Travel<p>Canada's most populous province can keep a visitor busy for months with its attractions, both natural and man-made. Here are our picks for the top ten must-dos.<p><b>Niagara Falls</b><br>Honeymoon clichés notwithstanding, this is a don't-miss spot. The true essence of Niagara Falls has been the same for …

Lake Superior

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

National Geographic Travel

Spend a Night in Some of America's Coolest Airstream Hotels

Ah, the Airstream… Just seeing one makes you want to buy a truck and start scouring Craigslist for a good deal on one of these aluminum beauties. But what if owning one isn’t an option, or you’re not sure if Airstream ownership is quite right for you yet? These 4 Airstream “hotels” have you covered …

Hotels.com Takes Up the Fight for Guaranteed Vacation Days in the U.S.

America is the only advanced economy in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid vacation days on the federal level, which means 28 million works …

This Tiny Isolated Town In Alaska Is Only Accessible By A 2.6 Mile-Long Tunnel That Closes At Night

Photographer Jen Kinney has spent a lot of time in Whitter, living with and photographing the people of the town. It takes a special type of person to live in such an isolated place, and her photographs document the brave citizens of Whittier, through the good times and the bad. We asked Kinney to …

5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise

<i>By: Shayne Rodriguez Thompson, Cruise Critic Contributor</i><p>So my first cruise -- a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn -- wasn't perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great. It took me a couple days to figure out how to …

Richard Branson Wants To Create A Separate Cabin For Kids On Planes

Some people want to ban kids from flights altogether, while others have come up with more creative solutions to this problem.<p>Richard Branson, who is the founder of Virgin Group, recently told Conde Nast Traveler that he is considering adding a "kid's class" onboard Virgin planes.<p>"I would love to …

6 Ways Travel Is Better Than It's Ever Been

By: Ed Hewitt, Features Editor of IndependentTraveler.com<p>While there were plenty of great things about travel in the good old days, it's not all bad today -- in fact, there are plenty of "good old" things I hope never to have to live through again. The great things about travel today can be found …

Discover the Outdoors in America's Most Secret Town

Earlier this week, the tiny town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, won Liveability’s “Best Small Town” contest for its diversity, education, population growth, health, and civic engagement. Although we agree that the Atomic City scores well in these areas, it’s the area’s outdoor scene that really blows …