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This app could be the key to speaking a second language

The world is getting smaller thanks to technology, media, more convenient travel, and — let's be honest — Netflix. It's becoming more valuable than …

There Are Women's Marches Taking Place On Every Continent -- Even Antarctica

Now that's global solidarity.<p>Demonstrators rallied across the world on Saturday ― from Antarctica to Ann Arbor, Beirut to Buenos Aires, Cape Town to Canberra ― to show solidarity with the throngs of protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., on the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.<p>The …

Cape Town

What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

Wellness

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

The new year marks the 150th celebration of Canadian Confederation, and to commemorate the country’s birthday, Parks Canada is offering free …

National Parks

The 13 Best Places to Backpack in Northern California

With backpacking season just around the corner, we've pulled together some of our favorite multi-day backpacking treks throughout the state for your …

Hiking

The Year in National Parks

The past year was full of news and stories from our National Park System. Here’s are some of the biggest stories about “America’s Best Idea.”<p><b>1. New</b> …

National Parks

This Indian Startup Shows You Don't Need Textbooks To Learn Languages

Languages should be learned through a discovery process and not in rote-learning style replete with grammar and other stringent academic rules, says C.P. Viswanath, CEO of education services firm Karadi Path. His reasons for this unusual line of thought? An experience in the slums.<p>After several …

The Couple Living On $600 A Month Launching An Adventure Tourism Business

Jumping out of a plane isn’t a typical lightbulb moment but for adventure tourism entrepreneurs Tom Rogers and Anna Faustino, it made sense.<p>They were skydiving in Interlaken, Switzerland, when Rogers realized he and his girlfriend were building something big.<p>“That was the first time I saw us as an …

Raising Stress-Proof Kids

<b>A Conversation with Psychoanalyst Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. and Author, Shelley Davidov</b><p>Shelley Davidow is a teacher and parent who wrote a fabulous book, <i>Raising Stress-Proof Kids</i> (Familius, 2015). As a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist this book fell in my lap with joy. In the following interview …

Expert Views: What will be the impact of the Trump presidency on women's rights?

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president raises questions about how his administration will affect women’s rights, abortion and gender equality, experts say.<p>Women hold signs as they protest the election of Republican Donald Trump as the …

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

Glacier National Park has spectacularly beautiful unspoilt nature

Do you know what National Park has the mountain goat as its official symbol? Here are some clues:<p>The park has over one million acres within its …

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

8 Trail-Tested Essentials

Patagonia Duckbill Trucker Hat, $35<p>Trucker hats with performance characteristics are the latest must-have accessory. This one has a wicking headband …

Photos Of The Day: Feed Your Wanderlust With Stunning Images Of Glacier National Park

Jeff Pang/FlickrToday marks the 106th anniversary of Glacier, Montana’s official designation as a national park. The park is home to more than 700 …

National Parks

Dear travelers to Mexico: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 9 things

1. Leave all the Mexican stereotypes back home.<p>You can leave all your sombreros, piñatas, and maracas at home with the rest of your Cinco de Mayo …

How to survive (and enjoy) the busy season at the national parks | Adventure Sports Network

Relax--you’ll have a great time at the national parks, even in peak season. Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Scherzberg<p>Last year, a record-breaking 305 …

National Parks

Malia Obama's 'Gap Year' Highlights Growing Trend In U.S.

President Obama's daughter, Malia, is taking a year off before starting college in the fall. The so-called "gap year" before college has long been a staple — even a right of passage — in many other countries. NPR reports on the growing trend to defer freshman year to pursue other …

14 Reasons Travelers Make The Best Job Candidates

Traveling is a new form of education. You learn a complete different skill set while traveling than you would from a textbook. Travel builds character and educates us naturally by doing and experiencing ourselves. You can't teach appreciation of the world, you can't teach a sense of wanderlust, but …

The Study-Abroad Solution

In the Internet age, the world feels far smaller than it used to. But many Americans still know little about the rest of the world and may be more …

OK, California campers: Ready, set, reserve

If you snooze Tuesday morning, you will lose.<p>A series of target moments arrive at 7, 8 and 9 a.m. on March 1 for campsite reservations at state parks across California — including Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin, trail camps in the Santa Cruz Mountains and national forests in the Sierra …

Stop Pretending Everyone Can Travel

By now, you probably know that I detest travel snobbery with every fibre of my being. However, I wanted to discuss something else that raises my ire: the persistent belief in the travel community that absolutely EVERYONE can travel-- and if they can't, it's because they're not trying hard enough or …

We sent 3 reporters to Cuba for a week, and it was a surreal adventure from the moment they arrived

While political and economic negotiations are underway to end the stiff US-Cuba relationship, the world is flocking to experience the surreal time warp of this tropical nation.<p>Business Insider decided to do the same and sent three reporters in June to Havana.<p>Here's an overview of our Cuban …

10 Unconventional Valentine's Day Movies to Netflix With Your Significant Other

This list does not include The Notebook.<p>Sunday is Valentine's Day, which basically means it's Valentine's Weekend. You'll need some entertainment ammo for that kind of extended hangout session, and you can look no further. For those who get sick of the heartwarming-but-cheesy rom-coms after a …

The Best Outdoor Sleep Systems for Adventurous Couples

Camping: the best third date in the world. But bring the wrong sleeping bag or mattress and you might get the cold shoulder—quite literally. Fortunately, couple’s camping gear is suddenly becoming a hot segment. We’ve tested the latest equipment and are here to tell you what works.<p><b>How to Get</b> …

Johnny Depp nails Donald Trump in this incredible spoof biopic of the candidate

Depp is pretty much unrecognizable as Trump, as he's decked out in the usual Trump business suits, a paler shade of skin, and he's bloated with the trademark hair. And Depp also has the Trump voice down.<p>The movie starts with Ron Howard introducing it as an adaptation of Trump's best-selling book …

Donald Trump

This Road Trip Adventure Celebrates 100 Years of National Parks | The Takeaway | WNYC

The National Parks Service turns 100-years-old this year. Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray takes stock by documenting the eternal beauty of America's …

Subway in the sky: has La Paz's cable car made a real difference to the city?

Almost two years on and the <i>teleférico</i> to El Alto has proved a cheap and stress-free way to link neighbouring cities that were long seen as social worlds apart<p>As the highest, longest urban cable car system in the world, La Paz’s “subway in the sky” was guaranteed a mention in the Guinness World …

World Records