Takis

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Wake up to adventure at this Costa Rican ecolodge

It’s 5 a.m., “monkey o’clock” in the Costa Rican rain forest. The howlers are howling, the macaws are cawing and the sun is starting to creep into our bedroom window. There’s no snooze button on this natural alarm clock, but that’s fine, because every day at the Playa Cativo ecolodge brings …

I Heart My City: Ingrid’s Cancún

German national <b>Ingrid Ernst</b> has been living in <b>Cancún</b> for the past decade.<p>She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, documenting her adventures on her Facebook page and a bilingual (German and English) blog she started.<p>“The world should heart my city because [Cancún] combines breathtaking …

Mexico

Greece Photos

See photos of Greece (including the Parthenon, Santorini, Kalymnos Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic cancer-causing chemicals, say experts

Scientists warn against the dangers of frying food in sunflower oil and corn oil over claims they release toxic chemicals linked to cancer<p>Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases, according to leading scientists, who are now recommending food be fried …

Coconut

Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret

When 28 civilians were killed in Athens, it wasn’t the Nazis who were to blame, it was the British. Ed Vulliamy and Helena Smith reveal how Churchill’s shameful decision to turn on the partisans who had fought on our side in the war sowed the seeds for the rise of the far right in Greece today<p><i>This</i> …

GOP staffer calls for more 'class' from Obama daughters

A senior staffer for a Republican congressman scolded President Obama's daughters for dressing like "they deserve a spot at a bar" and told them to "try showing a little class" in a Facebook post that has since gone viral, drawing her heavy criticism and prompting calls for her dismissal.<p>Elizabeth …

Which is the safest seat on an aircraft?

Although some claim that seats over the wing of an aircraft are best (because the plane is “strongest” there), popular opinion has it that, in the event of a plane crash, the rear of an aircraft is the safest place to be. This theory is supported by several studies, including a recent one featured …

Easter Island to be renamed 'Summer Island'

Perling Jorleg and the crew of his three ships - Arend, Fionhoven and Daanschem - of the Dutch West India Company were believed to have reached the island on the morning of Easter Day (April 5, 1722). However new evidence, recovered during an archaelogical dig in Rapa Nui National Park last year, …

South America