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Go Inside Jordan's Stunning City of Stone

TravelWorld Heritage<p>The caves, temples, and tombs of Petra reveal an impressive civilization.<p>TravelWorld Heritage<p>The “Rose City” is a honeycomb of hand-hewn caves, temples, and tombs carved from blushing pink sandstone in the high desert of Jordan some 2,000 years ago. Hidden by time and shifting …

Archaeology

Greek Island Hopping Is the Low-Key Summer Vacation You've Been Craving

There's something about the Greek Islands that always makes travelers come back for more. It's a vacation that seems to evolve and mature as you do. …

Maybe ‘Forever’ Is Not A Person But What We Learn From Them Instead?

<b>When it comes to love, there's a lot of pressure on it to last forever.</b><p>Two relative strangers meet, like each other and get into a relationship. Over …

This Is the Best Carry-on Bag You Can Buy

Here's why I chose Osprey's Meridian 60 as my carry-on for a yearlong trip.<p>When it came to contracting the travel bug, I was a late bloomer. My …

The Essential Road Trip Itinerary for California’s Highway 1

When Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge collapsed earlier this year, Big Sur came to a bit of a halt. California’s crown jewel was now divided into what the locals referred to as the north and south, indicating which side of the overpass you were on. In order to get from one end to the other, residents had to …

These enchanting islands are Europe's best-kept secret

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic Ocean, there is a windswept world where the grass is so electric green, the terrain so …

This Fall's Meteor Showers Will Be Spectacular. Here's How to See Them at Peak.

This year's breathtaking total solar eclipse may have inspired you to crane your head toward the heavens a little more often. The once-in-a-lifetime …

Astronomy

Want a Happy Marriage? Do This 1 Thing, According to a Clinical Psychologist

It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.<p>You already know that a strong marriage can be an important boost to your career. But are you wondering if your own union is as solid as it could be? Is there something you can do to make a new marriage last or an already-pretty-good marriage even …

Self-help

The Most Beautiful Places in Chile

Tucked between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a long, narrow country known for its pristine landscapes. Its unusual shape means you can find startlingly diverse climates and topographies as you travel its length: the world's driest desert in the north; the massive glaciers of Patagonia …

South America

Take A Dip in These Gorgeous Waterfalls on Your Croatia Travels

Krka National Park is a gorgeous stretch of landscape that extends along the 73km River Krka and a place which draws the attention of thousands of …

National Parks

23 must-have camping gadgets before braving the great outdoors

Approximately 40 million people abandon the comfort of their homes each year to be one with nature. Yes, we're talking about camping.<p>Matt Bean, editor-in-chief of of Men's Health magazine and an experienced camper himself, stopped by TODAY Wednesday to share the must-have camping gear you need …

Hiking Trail

The Most Extravagant Restaurants on the Amalfi Coast

With wedding season and summer travel season both in full swing, you may find yourself jetting off to Italy’s famed Amalfi Coast. Whether you’re attending intimate nuptials on the gloriously sunny island of Capri or a dreamy honeymoon getaway in Positano, Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula is a mainstay …

Off the tourist trail in Bali: the best less-visited spots

Given it’s one of the world’s most famous resort islands, Bali seems an unlikely choice for those wanting to escape the crowds. And while it’s true that this is a very touristy destination – attracting nearly 10 million visitors per year – most people only head to the south of the island, leaving …

Bali

20 New York Bars You Need To Visit At Least Once

They don’t call it the Big Smoke for no reason. New York is one of the world’s most bustling cities with a discovery to be at every corner and alley. …

The 12 Best Types of Friends to Travel With

Whether you’re headed off to scope out some of the world’s most colorful places, take an Instagram-inspired outdoor adventure, or finally cash in on the unbelievable flight deal you found earlier this year, traveling with some of your BFFs is a surefire way to make memories you’ll love forever. For …

Millennials, Want to Be Successful? This Is the 1 and Only Habit You Need to Master

It all comes down to this.<p>I am a millennial.<p>My entire life, I was always told to "follow the rules" and "I have to do this, before I can do that." I was told to be more patient, I was told to accept where I am and just be OK with it, I was told that what I loved (writing) was a pipe dream and that …

Digital Marketing

How to See The Best of South Africa in 12 Days

In the past few years, South Africa has raced to the top of many travelers' must-visit lists. Filled with stunning vistas, cool cities, and...The …

A Cautionary Tale About Antibiotics

Antibiotics are prescribed to treat infections from head to toe—from bronchitis to urinary tract infections (UTIs). But doctors and patients are …

Medicine

After Summiting Mt. Everest, He Returned Home to Face His Demons

Adventure photographer Cory Richards shares his intimate struggles—with PTSD, alcoholism, infidelity—and how he found his way forward.<p><i>On April 8, explorer and photographer Cory Richards—National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year—begins his third expedition to climb Mt. Everest.</i><p><i>As Richards</i> …

Why One Medical Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

To identify the ways that a doctor’s office can be improved, One Medical founder and CEO Tom X. Lee, an internist, spent the early days of his primary-care practice serving in a variety of roles, from physician to accountant. He hit on a membership model that adds high-touch services to a high-tech …

Digital Health

The three questions that every patient should ask their doctor | Ranjana Srivastava

A new study shows that doctors are actually quite bad at estimating the benefit and harm associated with treatments they prescribe. It’s a wake-up call for doctors, but patients can also play a role in getting better treatment<p>An unimpressed nurse summons the oncology fellow to the chemotherapy …

Medical Journals

This Star-Shaped Pill Bounces Around Your Stomach For Weeks

Never forget a dose of medicine again.<p>A remarkable 50% of patients don’t take medications as prescribed–which leads to an estimated 125,000 deaths a year in the U.S., and as many as 69% of all hospital visits. You could blame the patients, and you could blame the doctors. But ultimately, there are …

Medicine

Good Sushi is Affordable Again at Uogashi in the East Village

For those who love sushi, the last few years have been tough. Gone are the days when inexpensive places served decent nigiri sushi assortments for $15 or $20, so that now poke burritos and trashy maki rolls — often slathered with spicy mayo and cream cheese — dominate the less-expensive choices. …

Japan

Taking multiple medications? You may also be taking excess risks.

Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your life — especially if you take multiple drugs or supplements.<p>In fact, regularly taking five or more medications — something many Americans do — often does more …

Medicine

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

15 commandments for dating a girl who travels

You can’t really “date” a girl who travels, because you can’t exactly just go on dates. Sure, maybe you could if you’re okay with only seeing her …

Relationships

31 Best Restaurants in New York City

If you can make it here (as a restaurant), you can make it anywhere.<p>New York, New York brings tourists in droves for its world-class museums, monuments, and theater. But have you taken a good look at our food scene lately? From fast-casual fried chicken to refined seafood temples and Caribbean from …

9 Things Truly Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

personaldevelopment

Why Do Guys Mess Up Healthy Relationships?

Growing up, I always felt I approached relationships differently from most. My philosophy was: if I was going to date somebody, I had to be almost 100 percent sure I'd marry them. If not, then it was a waste of time.<p>I figured most people regarded dating this way. But I know many people who've dated …

Relationships