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Your most Googled travel questions of 2015 answered

We're all human, we all Google (or Bing, or Yahoo...but mostly Google). But when the mega-search site released its Year in Search, and with it the top travel questions of 2015, Traveler editors put their heads together to make sure we answered them all, from A to Z—or, rather, Albuquerque to …

The insanely beautiful #ReflectionCanyon in #Utah. More than 40,000 of you 💓 this surreal (and Dr. Seuss-like) photo the #ColoradoRiver twisting and winding through colorful #sandstone cliffs of Reflection Canyon

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

• Focus their eyes on the speaker<br>• Be quiet<br>• Be still<br>• Empty their hands<br>• Listen.<p>There is also the "three fingers" version, which stands for stop, look, and …

How to get the most from a short trip to Ireland

Vibrant cities, otherworldly monuments, ancient castles, sweeping beaches bordered by jade-green fields, cosy pubs with crackling fires and toe-tapping traditional music sessions – Ireland offers a multitude of memorable experiences. And its compact size makes it possible to fit many in, even on a …

10 extraordinarily useful Italian phrases

ITALIAN IS A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE. Because of the purity of its vowels, Italian is the first language in which opera singers learn to sing. It’s also …

A High School That Teaches Students to Fly, and Other Innovations in 'Career Technical' Education

"A lot of problem-solving skills grow out of the experience of doing things rather than thinking about things."<p>Reinvention and resilience across the nation<p>Background: this story on Camden County High School, in Georgia, and its "career technical" academies, followed by this from readers; plus Deb …

18 years of school, and now I'm an over-educated nanny

"Emily, would you please put a bowl of water on the floor so I can drink like a dog?"<p>It was a sweet and funny request, and I was happy to do it. But it was also a reminder, once again, that I work for a 4-year-old.<p>You've probably heard about the vast array of problems facing my generation as we …

Pew Research Center

Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive …

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

Singularity

Zig Ziglar

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

I’ll go ahead and say it: London has better food than Paris

I spent the last couple of weeks in London and Paris with my girlfriend. I’d been to both cities plenty of times before, so instead of trying to see …

England

Countries Where Tourist Visits Outpace the Local Population

Figures released last year by the United Nations World Tourism Organization showed France remains the world’s most visited country, with more than 83 …

How to Fall in Love With the World

<b>It’s a sultry summer night in Paris.</b> You’ve had a dinner of <i>biftek-frites</i> and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously decide to wander on foot instead to the apartment you’ve rented for the month. You amble through Île Saint-Louis, listening …

Bondi Beach: The Place We'd All Rather Be Right Now

It's a <b>balmy</b> 46 degrees in New York City today and while that is a drastic improvement from earlier in the week, spring it is not.<p>As we inch closer and closer to hanging up our winter coats for good, we can't help but drool over Instagram's featured hot spot, Australia's own Bondi Beach.<p>This …

The Business Traveler's Guide To Houston

But as home to 5,000 energy-related firms and nearly two dozen Fortune 500 companies, it's also a major destination for business travelers. In 2012, some 4.2 million people— 31% of all visitors to the city — came for work.<p>Fortunately for those business travelers, Houston offers much more than chain …

Swimming Pools

The Odd, Magical, Powerful Mojo of Bucks County, PA

In the late 1980's, while weekending in New Hope, PA, I ducked into the main street door of a tarot card reader on a whim. Most of what she told me is long forgotten. But then she offered to answer my most pressing question.<p>"Will I ever have children?" I asked, because my husband and I had been …

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the <i>Pueblos Mágicos</i>, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical. They transport travelers to a realm of colonial churches, surrealist gardens, virgin beaches, and mountaintop …

It's the Eiffel Tower's 125th Birthday! Here's 10 Things You Didn't Know About It

<i>Carin Olsson</i><p>You might think you've heard all there is to know about the Eiffel Tower, which turns 125 today. But you might be surprised at some of the quirky things we've unearthed in its history:<p>1. The Eiffel Tower was built in two years, two months, and five days--a record back in the late 1880s. …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Travel Photography

Reasons You Want to Visit Vigan -- Yes, Vigan

Never mind that you've never heard of a city somewhere off in the Philippines with a name that evokes some meatless diet. Vigan should be a must destination for travelers in the Pacific islands. The Philippines' only UNESCO World Heritage City, the charming town north of Manila on Luzon island …

Woman hears for the first time and cries, so will you [vid]

WHO DOESN’T love a good tear-jerker on a Friday afternoon. This video is of Joanne Milne, a 39-year-old British woman (deaf since birth and blind …

Lifestyle

Follow along on an Alaska-to-Argentina bike ride with a cause

THE 99% RIDE is an awesome travel / philanthropy project. Dirk flew to the Western Hemisphere from the Netherlands to ride his bike from Alaska to …

My Italian Journey

Before I traveled to Florence, I wasn't aware that it had become one of the most popular European getaways for Americans, especially for couples and groups. Nestled in the cradle of the Tuscan hills, this city of light, good food and tiny medieval streets has a history as extraordinary as its …

Delicious Green Smoothie For Cleansing the Body of Toxins

Abundance of food and drinks sounds like a gourmet’s dream, but your kidneys will most certainly not like it. Believe it or not, kidneys filter about …

5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention

It follows that assessments should also provide opportunities for each student's unique learning strengths to access his or her highest performance …

Pedagogy

5 Guidelines for Effective Teaching

Through the decisions they make, excellent teachers translate the DAP framework into high-quality experiences for children. Such teaching is …

How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning

The reflection step in this on-going learning cycle is an essential element where assessment happens. Reflection invites students and teachers to …

Pedagogy