Venisia Gonzalez

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30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Top 31 Island Escapes

Catalina Island, CA<p>This island retreat, only 40 minutes by ferry from the mainland, is the ultimate SoCal beach paradise and a great choice for a …

11 reasons Monterey County, CA is the most gorgeous place in America

WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT driving the iconic Highway One, it’s here that they’re picturing in their heads. This is some of the most gorgeous coastline …

From giraffes to Airstreams: Top 9 glamping destinations in California

We love sleeping bags and tents as much as any happy camper, but there’s something beguiling about glamping — the portmanteau name for glamorous …

8 great campgrounds in California

Camping takes work. By the time you have unpacked, pitched the tent, unrolled sleeping bags, set up chairs and realized you left behind your favorite camp skillet, it’s time to make lunch … or, worse yet, dinner.<p>Why bother? Because it’s a chance to escape, sample a bit of nature and sleep in a …

19 road trip essentials you won’t want to forget

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Road trips are especially popular during the summer months because the weather is fine, work has typically slowed down, and friends and …

Shopping

The 10 Best Wildlife Hikes

Whether it’s spotting a bear munching on huckleberries, a mountain goat scaling some rocky precipice, or a snake slithering through the desert sand, …

California RV Dump Stations | RV Sanitation Stations at Rest Areas | CA

California RV Sanitation Dump Stations<p><b>Interstate I-5 - NORTHBOUND (4)</b><p><b>| Willows Rest Area</b> - Glenn County<br>(2 miles South of Artios, CA) | MAP<p><b>| Westly</b> …

Road Trip Essentials | Valet.

Hit the Road<p>Road Trip Essentials<p>Flying might be faster, but everyone knows that when it's good, traveling is about the journey, not the destination. …

McWay Falls, Big Sur, California

Location<br>McWay Falls is located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park along California’s spectacular Big Sur coast. The breathtaking waterfall drops 80 …

Essential Gear to Survive Your Next Family Road Trip

Best places to stay on a New York road trip - Curbed NY

When the mood—nay, the need—to get away from the hectic pace of New York City strikes, there’s no shortage of charming small towns nearby to satisfy that urge. And thanks to an influx of stylish, design-forward lodgings in the towns around New York’s Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains, it’s …

Top Road Trip Ideas for Adult Families

When the kids grow up and finally flee the coop, you may start to realize how much you miss having them around. When that happens, get the brood back …

Cape Cod

Do Summer Road Tripping Right With These Podcasts

Podcasts have gone from cool kid water cooler conversation starters to cultural phenomenons worthy of TV time. Episodes on everything from history, to comedy, to video games are right at your fingertips for less than the cost of that non-premium Pandora account (which is to say totally free, with …

7 Must-Visit California State Parks

Yosemite and Joshua Tree get all of the love, but the Golden State is home to a number of secluded state parks with landscapes and activities to suit …

National Parks

9 Country Roads In Quebec That Are Pure Bliss In The Summer

<b>I'm sure I'm not alone</b> when I say that driving relaxes me. When you get out on the road and are able to just drive time sort of slows down and you …

Take an LA Foodie Road Trip with the Vagabrothers

The Vagabrothers have traveled the world in search of the best food you can put in your stomach. Today, they’re keeping it much closer to home. Their …

The Shortest Route to the Most Beautiful Place in Every State

There's a song they play during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games, and it isn't called "America the Mediocre." The wonders of this country …

Cabins and RV Park in the California Redwoods

Housekeeping Cabins & RV Park<p>In the Heart of the Redwoods<br>On the Avenue of the Giants<p>Located on the world famous Avenue of the Giants in the quaint …

Must-See Stops Along California's Route 1

Road trippers will find sun, sand, and surf along the Pacific Coast Highway.<p>The southernmost stretch of fabled coastal Route 1 strings together everything that makes Southern California, well, “SoCal”: surf breaks and seaside mountains, offbeat beach towns and sprawling suburbs, old Spanish history …

Myers Country Inn | Redwood Vacation | Redwood Forest Vacation

Myers Country Inn Bed & Breakfast is the centerpiece on the scenic Avenue of the Giants. We are nestled in the heart of the Humboldt Redwoods State …

Where To See Fireworks On The 4th Of July Around L.A.

Calabasas: The city of Calabasas will be hosting a free public fireworks display at Calabasas High School. <i><br>Calabasas High School is located at 22855</i> …

California

An Introduction to Monterey

Monterey is one of the California's best grape growing regions. Try exceptional wines, check out the famous aquarium and take in renowned art …

Wine & Spirits

Planning a road trip? Here are 10 apps and gadgets to up your vacation game

Enhance your summer road trip with these gadgets and apps, which do everything from warming up your food in the car to letting you know about the coolest spots along your ride.

Six campgrounds within a 3-hour drive of Denver

It’s summer, so it’s time to get into summer camping mode: roof box on the car, loaded with a tent, sleeping bags and stove, ready to roll.You’ve …

Hiking

Lost luggage? Bumped off your flight? How to handle vacation emergencies

Travel<p>Record number of tourists traveling to Europe — and locals are fed up<p>02:58<p>LA to San Francisco in 36 minutes? A look at the technology behind the hyperloop<p>04:56<p>The great outdoors! Al Roker and Craig Melvin hit the road for a camping adventure<p>05:38<p>Camping gear that’s perfect for any adventure …

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Go-to Islands Destinations: Manitoulin Island

By Fred Bagley<b>45.7026° N, 82.0372° W</b><p>Ah, sailing off to a remote island—dolphins on the bow wave, palm trees on the beach and a tiki bar serving rum …

4 amazing travel destinations to escape the heat this summer

Summer has officially been here for a couple of weeks now, and with it comes the summer heat waves.Over the past few weeks, the southwestern United …

The Brando’s Amazing New Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows

The French Polynesian island retreat will debut four overwater suites—but not where you think they might be.<p>In 2014, the Brando—an exquisite French …