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Ex-Google Executive Launches Digital Health Start-Up To Fight Chronic Disease

It’s a common story. A bruising encounter with disease or the health care system spurs an entrepreneur to come up with a solution. Stephanie Tilenius watched her father struggle during his lifetime with obesity, before succumbing to a heart attack. A consultation with a Mayo Clinic or Cleveland …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

25 Gorgeous Pools Everyone Should Swim In Once

The only thing that's more relaxing than lounging poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day is doing it at one of these incredible destinations.<p>From luxurious infinity pools with unbeatable views to natural pools teeming with marine life, these pools around the world deserve to be on …

Fort Lauderdale

5 Hospitality Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

7 Travel Rules You Should Definitely Ignore

You don't have to listen to <i>everything</i> your mother tells you.<p>As millennials, we've decided that some travel rules are more than okay to ditch.<p><b>"Know before you go."</b><p>Detailing an itinerary before your trip is <i>so</i> last decade. The "must-sees" on travel sites or in guidebooks often turn out to be …

11 Places Whose Delightful Snow Dustings Will Tickle Your Soul

It's that time of year again. In many of our favorite destinations around the world, snow has graced -- and will continue to grace -- the ground.<p>Yes, you heard us correctly: There is snow. On the ground. Around the world.<p>Ok <i>fiiine</i>, since you demanded proof in the form of majestic</b> …

5 Layover-Worthy Airports

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. While some airports …

Sweden's Ice Hotel Is Super Cool (Get It?)

We already told you to drop everything this winter and book a room in Jukkasjärvi's famous ice hotel.<p>This year, the 65-room hotel has 13 super cool (get it?) artist suites, each tricked out with different frozen carvings (think Narcissus and the London tube) thanks to teams of designers and ice …

Stockholm Airport Turns Instagram Photos Into City Guides for Tourists

A Swedish airport has come up with the best way to use Instagram as a travel guide.<p>Stockholm Arlanda Airport this week launched The Locals’ Guide, a …

Little-Known Facts From the World's Best Museums

We tapped the most in-the-know tour guides and experts to tease out little-known facts behind the works at the world's greatest museums<p>CNTraveler.com<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Museum Secrets<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>Must-Have Gadgets for Every Traveler<p>Incredible Treehouse Hotels<p>The Friendliest and …

Museums

Seven Ways to Fit More Stuff in Your Suitcase

Sure, we could tell you to just pack less. But sometimes you want to have wardrobe options when you travel -- whether it's for an unexpected weather change or a fashion emergency. Read on for seven ways to fit even more stuff in your suitcase.<p><b>Save Room With Travel Space Bags</b><p>You've probably seen the …

10 Destinations to Watch in 2014

We see dazzling skyscraper debuts, earthshaking sports events, and royal coronations in your future. We’re not psychic. But we can predict where …

10 Free Things You Can Get at Hotels

On a business trip several years ago, I checked into my hotel only to realize I had left my entire bag of toiletries at home. After frantically …

10 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

I know, I know—what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But if you’re not careful, it could be the contents of your wallet, savings account, and …

10 (Almost) Free Travel Deals: 2013 Edition

While there may be no such thing as a free lunch, we guarantee that no-cost travel goodies do exist. Our sixth edition of this series rounds up some nifty freebies and near freebies, like hotel parking, museum visits, and even cruises. Check out these deals for the coming year, but book fast -- …

10 Most Desired Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations of 2013

American couples are looking to go somewhere warm and nearby when planning destination weddings, according to Google’s year-in-review Zeitgeist list …

More than meatballs: a gourmet guide to Swedish cuisine

Having a muppet as your main culinary ambassador is a lot to overcome, especially for a smallish, out-of-the-way country like Sweden, whose presence in global pop-culture is fairly limited. Swedish food is and forever will be associated with meatballs, flying utensils and the phrase '<i>bork bork …

Seasonal Food

How to Fly Like a Pro

Three frequent flier pros reveal their air rituals–and share some secrets:<p><b>> Best Flying Tip</b><p><b>Heather</b> <b>Poole</b><b>Heather</b> <b>Poole</b><b>Heather</b> <b>Poole</b>, <b></b>flight attendant and best selling author of <i>Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet</i>: I wear headphones in case I end up …

Top 10: Places to See Holiday Lights

TravelBest Of<p>Around the globe, seasonal light displays spark dazzling artistry, salute time-honored traditions, and infuse busy corridors with a festive air.

Hong Kong

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Oktoberfest In The US: Where And When To Celebrate This Year

Unless you're a study abroad student or a wealthy jet-setter, chances are you don't have the time or money to hop over to Munich for Oktoberfest.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy beer, bratwurst and all the accompanying festivities. There are plenty of places to celebrate the fall festival in …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p><b>Marrakech</b> may evoke …

Warning: You'll Never Get These Items Through Customs!

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>We love souvenirs as much as you do, and we'd never suggest that you skimp on keepsakes that you'll always treasure (though we'll try to find you bargains whenever we can!). But there are a few no-no's that U.S. …

Booker’s New York City

Traveler of the Year <b>Booker Mitchell</b> was close to celebrating his fourth birthday when 9/11 happened. “Millions call New York City home, and while no one personally knows even a percentage of the population, we unite at times when it matters most and act locally like any other small town in the …

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