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Why the quest for beauty is ruining travel

<i>“I don’t usually share photos of myself…”</i><p>I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this posted underneath a photo on Instagram or Facebook. A photo …

Chiang Mai

5 Non-Stick Pans That Won’t Give You Cancer

Research has shown that cooking with Teflon-type cookware could expose you to toxic chemicals that might cause cancer.<p>What can you cook with instead? …

Stainless Steel

Louis Tenenbaum: 'Our Houses Are The Key To Aging Well'

Much of the attention on America's rapidly growing aging population is aptly focused on the need for professional, reliable caregivers to help the elderly age in place at home. What we might forget to consider, however, is the equally critical component of ensuring that the homes themselves are …

Anita Sarkeesian interview: 'The word "troll" feels too childish. This is abuse'

When Anita Sarkeesian launched a YouTube series on misogyny in video games, she received death threats and was forced into hiding. A year on from GamerGate, she explains why a global ‘temper tantrum’ won’t make her quit<p>Anita Sarkeesian doesn’t give me the address of her San Francisco apartment over …

Cleanses: Can drinking your greens jump-start your health?

As a new mom, Shauna Martin couldn't understand why she was diagnosed with cancer-- a disease that didn't run in her family, that is, until her younger sister was given the same diagnosis just two weeks later.<p>“My doctor said ‘The chances of you and your sister getting breast cancer were like one in …

Wellness

What Akronites really think about Cleveland

LeBron is ours and you’re lucky to have him.<p>Make no mistake, Cleveland. Your city may be on the front of his jersey, but there’s no doubt what’s in …

Craft Brewing

The 7 Best AirBnb Rentals in Portland, Oregon

Sure, you could come to Portland and stay in a generic hotel tower downtown—or you could set up shop in a cool neighborhood, renting a unique space …

Apple is Totally Changing the International Data Roaming Game

Instantly connect to a local data network in more than 90 countries and territories.<p>Data roaming was once one of the great pain points of traveling. …

Travel Blogs

Join Rick on an unforgettable journey while he learns lessons, makes new discoveries, and shares his experiences working and traveling around the …

Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

We have all heard the phrase, "It's the little things that count." In these days of shrinking airplane seats and limited luggage allowances we truly need to be conscious of the size of everything we carry when traveling. From the dimensions of our bag to all the items we place in it, it seems size …

Places You Need to See Before You Die

So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all of them, so how do you decide which ones to visit?<p>Whether or not you have a formal bucket list, you've likely made a mental list of places you want to go and things you'd …

How to decide which vacation rental site to use

But with so many places to book a rental, it can be tough knowing where to look.<p>To make things easier, we've put together a list of some of the top vacation rental websites and broken down what you'll find in each one.<p>Airbnb<p>With over a million properties around the world, Airbnb.com is probably the …

Hospitality

5 Travel Accessories That Will Get You Through Any Trip

Let's be honest, traveling without the right accessories can be dreadful. Always searching for your passport, not prepared for the airline losing your luggage, being afraid the zipper on your suitcase might burst, the list goes on and on. Traveling gives you insight not just on global culture but …

How to Turn Your Handwritten Recipes into Heirloom Tea Towels

Spoonflower, an American Made winner, is an amazing resource for crafters and designers alike -- you can print any design of your choosing onto fabric, wallpaper, or wrapping paper! In this tutorial, Spoonflower shows us how to transform precious handwritten family recipes into heirloom tea towels …

Crafting

7 Pre-Vacation Life Hacks, and The One Thing You Should Never Do – The Everywhereist

<b>Re-use Food Containers, and Ditch Them as You Go.</b> Since fresh fruits and veggies are scarce in the airport, and non-existent at 30,000 feet, I like …

Think Twice Before Getting Knee Surgery

During the 4,000-year history of medicine, doctors have done terrible things to patients. We gave them arsenic and mercury; we bled them; we made them vomit, and we gave them laxatives; we made them hot, and we made them cold. A lot of this was nonsense, sometimes dangerous and even deadly. You …

5 Tours Made for Walking

<i>Britt Reints / Flickr</i><p>Bus and Segway tours are fine, but to really experience a city, stop riding and start walking -- or crawling with a walking tour. It may eat up more of your itinerary, but a tour on foot provides a more sensory experience of the destination you're visiting: Its identity comes …

Travel

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Burj Al Arab

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to locals

There are thousands of things to do in this massive city — whether it's your first or 15th time visiting.<p>To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we asked locals for insider tips on the truly best things to do in the city.

Long Island

How to: Stay Healthy on the Road

When I was 18 and went to Paris for the first time, I ended up in the emergency room on the first day. It was my first overseas flight traveling alone and I barely drank any water. After struggling with my oversized suitcases (another rookie mistake) at Charles de Gaulle and pounding the streets …

Charles de Gaulle

25 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.<p>Amanda Bisk<p>Hannah Bronfman<p>Kayla Itsines<p>Kaisa Keranen<p>…

These Gorgeous Chicago Landmarks Are Open To The Public For The First Time In Decades

Consider it the Super Bowl for architecture buffs.<p>Open House Chicago returns this weekend to give visitors from around the globe the rare opportunity to step inside some of the city's most treasured landmarks typically closed from public view.<p>The now-annual event run by the Chicago Architecture …

How Travel Taught Me Someday Is Today

My kids and wife were asleep upstairs. Everyone in the Guatemala guesthouse was out for their late dinners. Downstairs I had the kitchen table all to myself, where I spread out my laptop, passports and credit cards. After a couple of days of mapping out various scenarios, researching weather …

Should You Be Planning a Trip to the Caribbean #OneHappyIsland?

<b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>If you would have told me a year ago that I would be traveling to Aruba in 2014, I wouldn't have believed you. Don't get me wrong, I travel frequently and have plans to explore every part of the world; but the small Caribbean island of Aruba? It was nowhere near the top of my list …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The married couple

Quitting your job to travel is not only an option for those who go solo. Here is how one couple did it – and how they have stayed on the road, and together, ever since.<p>When people ask us, “What’s the most frightening thing you’ve done while travelling the world?”, they often expect a story from …

Adventure Travel

Back to School: The 70s vs. Today

<b>Back to School in the 70s</b><p>1. Take the kids downtown to go shopping at Sears for back-to-school clothes the last week of August. Get everyone a new pair of corduroys and a striped tee shirt. Buy the boys a pair of dungarees and the girls a pair of culottes. No, Jennifer, you can't have that orange …

Are you a Traveler or a Tourist?

If you dream of setting foot on distant shores, of strolling beneath foreign stars or if you can't wait to pack a bag and leave behind the familiar and the comfortable, then you, kindred soul, are a traveler.<p>There are bits of me all over the world; nail clippings in Taiwan, hair in Oman and skin …