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Why This Remote Irish Monastery Skellig Michael Was The Perfect Setting For 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion

Spoiler Warning: Proceed with caution if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." During a crucial scene in "The Force Awakens" the audience i...

Devilish Delights: A Chat With Jake Troyli

John Gascot | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
John Gascot

The vibrant city has been steadily making its way into the national consciousness of art makers and lovers alike. Once known as God's Waiting Room, it is now not only known for its top-rated beaches but well on its way to becoming a premier art destination.

How to Stay Fit While You Travel

Blakely Downs | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Blakely Downs

Many feel frustration in coming home after vacation to find expanded waistlines and faltering fitness endurance. But travel doesn't have to mean dead space in your training schedule!

Looking for a Trip That Gives Back?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Tourists from around the world visit northern Thailand to experience the majesty of elephants in their natural environment.

Physiological Proof: Travel Just Might Be the Fountain of Youth

Rick Steves | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've long noticed that many travelers seem younger than average in their appearance, attitudes, and energy levels. And I have a theory that just might explain it.

10 Modern Travel Words You Need To Know

Shanti Burton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Shanti Burton

We've all heard of the terms globetrotters, day trippers and wanderlust but have you heard of glamping, a solivagant or mancations?

Where Are You From?

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Harpreet Kaur

The question that some people hate to be asked, hate to ask, and some find utterly backward and politically incorrect. As far as I'm concerned it is a crying shame to ignore this incredible inquiry that can open up so many doors that connect us with each other.

The Quick Lowdown to Iceland

Map Happy | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Don't wait to cross the northern lights off that bucket list. They're soon set to dim for up to a decade. This post originally appeared on Map Ha...

Struggling to Ask for Vacation? Volunteering is Your Golden Ticket

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Mark Horoszowski

Employees worry that taking "too much" vacation will affect their reputation, create a pile of work when they return and cause projects to fail in their absence. But, not using vacation is even more harmful to you, your career, your company, your relationships, and your health.

The Most Pet-Friendly Airlines In The World

Jinna Yang | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Jinna Yang

If you're a pet-owner like me, the thought of leaving your beloved friend at home while you're far away in a distant land is hard enough.  I'm hoping that I'll be able to bring my dog, Saki, with me on some of my trips.

Dear London: I Love All Of You

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Melissa DeCastro

Everyone asks why I love you, London, as if it's not clear to them why I love you as much as I do. I love you as you are. I love that you are confidant in your place in this world.

Adventure Destinations That Don't Require a Passport

The Active Times | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

It's the holiday season and you are planning a rightfully deserved week-long trip abroad. All of a sudden your heart sinks when you discover that your...

Actor Chazz Palminteri Opens A Classic Italian Restaurant in NYC

John Mariani | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Back in the '70s a style of Italian restaurant emerged in NYC that set itself apart from the dated "red sauce" restaurants with checkered tablecloth...

How to Meet People When You Travel Solo

Oneika Raymond | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Oneika Raymond

Traveling solo doesn't mean you'll be lonely. Traveling solo often opens you up to meeting interesting people and having unique experiences. So here's my video with tips for making friends when you travel on your own.

Why Regret Is So Deliciously Fun

Lisa Mae DeMasi | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Mae DeMasi

We're seated by the gate at Logan, held captive by the airline's whim, watching a steady stream of half dressed, overdressed passengers walk, toddle a...

Behind Every Data Point Is a Person

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jure Klepic

While I admit without apology or remorse that I believe the data is beautiful, I would be remiss if I did not also acknowledge that it is malleable an...

No, My Kids Didn't Wear Life Jackets for 10 Years at Sea

Janis Couvreux | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Janis Couvreux

For the 10 years we were on our sailboat, whether we were sailing under fair-weather conditions, at anchor, docked on shore, or in a dinghy going from our boat to shore, they did not wear life jackets. Was this irresponsible, was it reckless, was it total ignorance on our part, us, the parents? No. Our boat was our home -- the only home we had.

5 Reasons to Get Out and Travel!

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Tam Warner Minton

I realize that not everyone wants to travel, but there is no question that it provides invaluable experience and insight to the traveler and to the people the traveler knows or meets. Here are five excellent reasons to see other parts of the world.

Antarctica: Pole to Soul Part 1

Ed Gillespie | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Ed Gillespie

We are restless people. Over the last 100,000 years, a mere flutter of the eyelid in geological time, we have wandered the whole world.

The Giant Mechanical French Elephant You Can Ride

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

"Les Machines de l'île" is a fantasy artistic project created by François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice -- a crossover dream mixing Jules Verne's invented worlds with the mechanical universe imagined by the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.

Safety Concerns Shouldn't Trump Students' Global Adventures

Jane Swift | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Jane Swift

For parents with students hoping to study or travel abroad next year, the recent horrific terrorist attack in Paris is a nightmare scenario. With three daughters myself, I understand the impulse to keep the kids in the house for, I don't know, the next decade or so. However, isolationism is not an option for me.

Providing Bathroom Assistance for a Travel Companion of the Opposite Sex

Valerie M. Grubb | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Valerie M. Grubb

What can you do if you're traveling with an aging parent who's of the opposite sex and needs assistance in the bathroom? Here a few strategies that can help you and your parent navigate these challenges when you travel together.

How Does Google Maps' Offline Navigation Hold Up?

Map Happy | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Offline navigation plus moving, thousand-ton targets isn't my idea of a good time. But there must be geniuses at Google, because I can vouch that I'm still alive and made it all to my destinations without incident.

Best 50 Immersive Tours in Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.16.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Litchfield CT: White Flower Farm. Wander among the blooms at the famous flower and plant catalog come to life. Ask for a self-guided tour brochure in the shop, and be prepared to enter garden nirvana.

5 New Travel Apps From the New York Times Travel Show

Dayvee Sutton | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Dayvee Sutton

The New York Times Travel show featured nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries. It's the largest travel trade and consumer show in ...