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Earth Day: The Face of Climate Change

Keith Peterman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Keith Peterman

For now, Qatar, like many Arab countries, reclaims water from the saline seas. This process requires energy, and a lot of it. They can do this because their vast petroleum reserves provide the needed energy to desalinate the water -- for now. What about the future?

Celebrate Mother Nature at these 10 Green Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

Today more than ever calls for some tree-hugging and eco-friendly practices, so we've picked ten of our favorite green hotels around the globe where y...

Rooms With A View

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

Nothing man-made can rival Mother Nature at her finest. For those who love the great outdoors, the most memorable vacations aren't at massive mega-res...

How Can We Help Save the Sea Turtle?

EF Education First | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
EF Education First

By JP Riedel, Student at Dover-Sherborn High School, Dover, Massachusetts Among Costa Rica's incredibly diverse range of creatures is the sea turtle...

Animal Adventurer Bucket List Hotel Guide (PHOTOS)

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours


Why Retiring Overseas Makes You A Genius

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The Internet is a wonderful thing. From a small condo high in the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains, we can view properties for sale in Omaha, Nebraska. During winter, this is the perfect way to see properties in Omaha if you no longer own a parka and mukluks.

What Happens When A New Yorker Goes To The Jungle

Martin Marks | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Martin Marks

The anatomy of yoga teaches us that a lot of our emotions are held in our hips, and perhaps this is the reason why I'm walking quickly, to make sure that nothing will settle, or open up, or release, for too long. I suppose that several years of living in New York, coupled with my inherited biological traits, have programmed me to believe that I must always look like I'm going somewhere, and in a hurry, even when I'm not.

Commons Care: How Wrong Was Garrett Hardin?!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

We come to see natural treasures no longer as merely divisible property but as gifts protected by boundaries we create and honor, knowing that all life depends on their integrity. The shift is underway.

10 Things to Consider Before You Move to a Foreign Country and Become an Expatriate

Norm Schriever | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Norm Schriever

Every year 6.6 million U.S. citizens call another country home. Whatever the reason for buying a one-way ticket to being an expatriate, they have some important choices to make once they get there.

The Overseas Retirement Locales With The Best Weather

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Of course, weather is a subjective thing. For reasons we've never been able to understand, some people actually prefer snow and ice. Others, again for reasons unknown to us, long for the kind of weather you find inside a sauna.

10 Gorgeous Hotel Room Views

Oyster | Posted 06.07.2013 | Travel

During our travels around the globe, we have stayed in some pretty gorgeous rooms. But a beautiful room means nothing if it looks out at a brick wall.

A 360-degree Approach to Teen Summer Service Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

A true educator recognizes that the destination and the central experience are strong platforms, which can either be woefully under leveraged or embedded in a powerful experience for your child that is leveraged to the max. This is rare.

Jurassic Park 3D Review: Take Me There!

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Whoopee! 3D IMAX works in this Dino-rama experience. Is it a dinosaur? A tyrannosaur? Help? What is it? What is that sound? The thumping?

PHOTOS: Must-Eat World Food Specialties

Oyster | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel

As if we needed another reason to visit Hawaii.

Things To Look Out For When Moving To Costa Rica

Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner

Ask any Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica resident "How many times have you moved since your arrival?" and it goes something like this: "Five times in the past year," "twice this month," "I've lived in 18 places since i got here" and so on.

Top Treetop Hotels

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

We've written about hotels that offer guests ridiculously sumptuous spas and even accommodations found below sea level. Now we bring you something even more novel -- treetop hotels.

Coffee Giant Buys 600-Acre Farm In Costa Rica

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

With the official start of spring, it seems even Starbucks has gardening on the brain. The Seattle-based chain announced this week the purchase of its...

Spring Break Is Not Just For Spring Breakers

Viator | Posted 05.20.2013 | Travel

One of the most affordable destinations in the Caribbean, the Bahamas offer plenty of Spring Break deals.

Surfing in Costa Rica: Riding the wave of life

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Zorianna Kit

When you consider how many millions of people love to surf, it's good that there's not just one surfing capital of the world. For some it's the North ...

Traveling With Children

Lisa Haisha | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Lisa Haisha

I have traveled to more than 50 countries in the past 20 years, a point of pride that came from choosing an alternative lifestyle -- one of independence, freedom, and risk. Having my daughter, Ava, four years ago began a transformation of my identity, and with it, anxiety.

The Best Way To Pick The Perfect Place To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.03.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When it comes to quality of life -- which is, after all, the thing that most people are looking for when they investigate retiring or living abroad -- we find that comparing countries is far too blunt an instrument.

A Purposeful Spring Break

Crawford Hill | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Spring break provides an incredible opportunity to do some volunteer work and have a vacation too.

Cities Blooming In Spring 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.

PHOTOS: 16 'Secret' Costa Rican Beaches

James Kaiser | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
James Kaiser

You may think this destination is way too touristy, but most of the coastline remains as lovely and untouched as ever.

A Bucket of Sloths -- the Perfect Valentine's Gift (VIDEO)

Lucy Cooke | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Lucy Cooke

2013-02-13-Screenshot20130213at8.55.26AM.jpgForget flowers or chocolates. This year the perfect Valentine's Day gift is a bucket of sloths. A party-sized bucket with plenty of sloth hugs to go around.