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Behind the Science of Why Ears Pop On Planes

Map Happy | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It makes babies howl inconsolably on flights and sometimes during takeoff or landing I have the urge on the plane to just let myself collapse and do the same. That acute pain of ear pressure doesn't discriminate.

America's First Theme Park Fetes Its Berried Past

Annabel Osberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Entertainment abounds in Southern California; whereas agriculture is scarce, so we crave the pastoral idea of it. With the Boysenberry Festival, the relationship between agriculture and amusement has come full circle at Knott's.

A Family Adventure in Jordan and Israel

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

Despite the unrest that is currently engulfing the Middle-East, certain parts of it are actually a great place for a family vacation. My twin boys and I ventured to Jordan and Israel for winter break.

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in the World

The Active Times | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

When people are lucky enough to marvel at the sun dipping below the horizon, the display is celebrated as more than just another day passing into night.

8 Destinations That Totally Own Spring | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel

By winter's end (or, let's be honest, well before), we get that nature-starved feeling and start looking everywhere for signs of spring. And in these eight spots in the U.S. and abroad, you won't have to look far.

Postcards From Dublin: St. Patrick's Day in the Georgian City

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

During the evenings, the city transformed into a unified bright green glow stick as prominent buildings on every corner lit up in the perfect shade of emerald -- setting the ideal backdrop for the occasion.

The Weirdest Roadside Attraction in Every State

Thrillist | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel

There's nothing better than a great American cross-country road trip: soaking in the nation's majestic beauty, eating in tiny roadside diners, driving 150 miles out of the way to take a selfie in front of... a giant ball of string!

The 10 Airlines With The Best Economy Class Food | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel

When it comes to airline food, the changes have been colossal, with on-board meals graduating from processed dishes to fresh and healthy dining that's infused with the tastes and cultures of the airlines that offer them.

We Laughed, We Cried, We Drank Napa Wine

Ana Garcia | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Ana Garcia

A few months ago, I found my long-lost friend through her husband on LinkedIn. We started catching up through emails, and after much planning, we finally arranged a trip to see each other.

A Taste of Maui

Carly Cylinder | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Three or four nights may not be enough, but you can see a lot in a little amount of time. It was a perfect long-weekend getaway that gave us just what we needed -- a taste of Maui.

Phuket, Thailand: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Phuket, Thailand is an island that's rapidly developing and changing. It's no secret paradise anymore, as tourists from all over the world come in droves to soak up the sun and play at the beaches.

A Beautiful Way to Explore Alaska's Arctic

The Outbound Collective | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Despite the cold, you can take a 100-mile, weeklong bike-packing tour in a little known range of mountains near the Arctic Circle. White Mountains National Recreation Area is run by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and is best traveled during the winter months.

Hike Iceland's Tallest Waterfall

The Outbound Collective | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

The hike to scenic Glymur with a cascade of 196 meters is approximately 7.5km roundtrip with an elevation gain of 245m. Along the hike, there are tunnels and caves to check out, so be sure to bring your camera.

Vacations That Make You -- and the World -- Better

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

Here are a few simple ideas anybody can adopt to help make the world a better place while traveling around it.

How One Frozen Chicagoan Ditched Sun For Snow: Finding Peace in the Powder of Park City

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Amy Tara Koch

A ski trip had never given me the come hither. Aside from being remarkably uncoordinated and plagued by back problems and, I reside in the bone chilling tundra of Chicago, trekking to snow felt idiotic when I could revel in sub-zero temps at home.

13 Signs You're A Basic Tourist

Thrillist | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel

While most of us have learned about "basic behavior" (and how to avoid it), it still seems to be as ubiquitous as a selfie stick. Which is why, in the spirit of awareness (self or otherwise), we've compiled this list of things that, if you find yourself doing them, probably make you a basic tourist.

5 Places That Use the Euro But Aren't in Europe

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Think outside the box -- or the continent of Europe -- and get creative with your travel planning. Here are Euro-using places outside of the European continent where your buck will go farther than ever.

10 Of The Most Colorful Places In The U.S.

PureWow | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
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We've shown you the world's most colorful places. But wait until you see these ten bright, beautiful spots right here in the U.S. of A.

6 Empowering Mantras Everyone Should Try

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Keep the positivity going: Pin them, tack them up around your bathroom mirror or desk, or make them your iPhone background so when you check the time, you see these as a sweet little love letter to yourself.

Granada, Nicaragua: Two days, One Lesser Known Town, Countless Marvels

Findery | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

Nicaragua might not be as popular as Costa Rica, but it's just a hop over the border and definitely worth the short drive. Most people head to the Nicaraguan town of San Juan del Sur for the beaches, but if you've had your fill of sand and surf, you can head to the colonial town of Granada.

Charleston Celebrates Its Culinary Clout

John Mariani | Posted 03.24.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Add to all this the beauty of Charleston itself, and three days go by very fast and beg for you to return.

I Refuse to Shower With the EPA

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

We all have our weaknesses when it comes to conservation, right? Mine just happen to occur in hotels. Sure, I'll deposit my empty mini-bar bottles into the in-room recycling container but I'm not averse to taking long, hot showers.

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

So the next time you find yourself heading out on a shopping spree to lift your mood, why not put that money towards a flight instead? Here are 11 ways in which travel can make you happier:

5 Swamps You Absolutely Must Visit (Yes, Really)

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Far from being murky, boggy areas, the world's swamps, deltas and wetlands are teeming with wildlife, fascinating landscapes and their own unique cultures.

5 Places Where Selfies Are Banned

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The Palace Museum, usually referred to as the Forbidden City, is a hugely popular tourist attraction in Beijing, but it's also extremely delicate. For that reason, Chinese officials have banned selfie sticks there.