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First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

Italy

The 8 Most Charming Places to Stay on Your Cuban Vacation

The U.S. flag is now flying again at the embassy in Cuba, which means that easily traveling there from America is becoming more of a reality. While flights will become more readily available in the near future, hotel options are not so prevalent—a complete Havana itinerary isn’t going to be …

Must Read: Only 5 Minutes to Reduce High Blood Pressure Without Medications

High blood pressure is one of the most dangerous disease nowadays. It is caused by sleeps deprivation, increased stress, obesity, smoking, increased …

Diabetes

Oops! The Brain DOES Have An Immune System

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or …

Nutrition

5 Ways Men And Women Age Differently

It's been said that boys and girls mature at different rates, with the latter being much quicker to grow up. But what about growing old?<p>We're all aware of the vast differences in the way society expects the sexes to age, but we decided to take a look at how aging <i>really</i> affects men and women …

Women's Health

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

A covered bridge played a supporting role in one of Hollywood's most intense and fleeting love stories: <i>The Bridges of Madison County</i>, which still inspires visitors to seek out Iowa's Roseman Covered Bridge. (It ranks higher on TripAdvisor than John Wayne's nearby birthplace.)<p>Embodying a simpler …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

PHOTOS: 6 Charming & Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

You'll get a warm welcome, find stylish steals, and enjoy food, wine, fashion, and culture that's second to none in these intimate European …

National Geographic Travel

I Heart My City: Joe’s Cleveland

<b>Joe Baur</b> is a writer and filmmaker with a passion for travel, craft beer, and adventure. His work has taken him all over the world, but for this Cleveland native, there’s nothing better than coming home. Here are a few of Joe’s favorite things about the pride of Ohio, the Forest City.<p><i>Follow Joe’s</i> …

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Hong Kong

These Incredible Wide-Open Spaces Will Make You Ditch Your Fancy Travel Plans

Most of today's tourists stick to trendy hotels, ritzy restaurants and absurdly crowded cities.<p>But travelers? They're a different story. They know that true highs are hiding in less-trodden and incredibly remote places. This planet boasts stellar natural wonders and travelers want to explore them …

Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation

Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor produced an army for eternity within his tomb.<p>China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was a man haunted by death.<p>In 246 B.C. the adolescent ruler commissioned a massive tomb furnished with everything he'd need for the next life, including an …

Top 10 Romantic US Drives (video)

Here are the top 10 romantic drives in the US, including Big Sur Coast Highway in California and Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, known as …

Hiking

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

A Kid-Friendly Guide to Hong Kong

Travelers keep two kinds of lists: the bucket list and the “wanted” list. <b>Hong Kong</b> should be on both, particularly when traveling with children.<p>The striking contrast of the city’s modern skyline against the lush greenery of Victoria Peak certainly qualifies as a see-before-you-die spectacle, while …