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The Timeless Allure Of The Pilgrimage To India

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

Every country has its particular draws for travelers, from history and thrilling scenery to opportunities to step outside comfort zones and be immerse...

This Company Not Only Mandates Vacation For Its Employees, But Pays For It, Too

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business

As if it isn't problematic enough that the average American worker is entitled to only 10 vacation days each year, 40 percent of people don't even use...

Alena Hall

How 'Slow Travel' Transformed This Couple's Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel

When Mark and Betsy Blondin emerged from the 2008 economic crisis with huge financial losses, they did what some would consider the unthinkable. They ...

Companionable Cornfusion

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

I'm not sure what possessed me, but when a friend and I created an agenda for my visit to her home in Connecticut, I passed up regional theater in favor of negotiating a corn maze. It seemed like an interesting idea at the time.

Upwells of Life and Oil; a Unique Partnership Between the Sea and Steel

Amber Jackson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Science
Amber Jackson

Spring is a season when new life is replenished and although this productivity is obvious on land, the ocean, with it's seemingly unchanging surface, is also privy to this season.

Antarctica's Remote, Towering Mountains: Part 4 (PHOTOS)

Ed Stump | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Ed Stump

The fourth segment of our tour of the Transantarctic Mountains boasts the most spectacular scenery and the southernmost outcropping of rock on the planet.

SEALAB's 50th Anniversary Could Use Some Celebration Too

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

So, before another half-century goes by, let's pay homage to the U.S. Navy project that effectively dissolved the old diving limits and opened the door to vastly expanded human undersea capabilities.

Permission and Prohibition

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Re-examining our behaviors regarding permission and prohibitions in the realm of body, mind (belief systems), feelings and socio-cultural practices can be beneficial to our health and well-being.

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

A Four-Step Path to Deliberate Living

Kim Farbota | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Farbota

Living deliberately doesn't require a complete road map for the rest of your life or an extended experiment in off-the-grid living. Rather, living deliberately is about realizing that you always have choices and making active decisions instead of falling victim to habit.

A Day Among the Giants

Emily Callahan | Posted 09.13.2014 | Science
Emily Callahan

Upon approach, offshore oil and gas platforms appear industrial and lifeless -- devoid of any life, besides the humming of industry. Their potential to function as artificial reef systems seems impossible. Yet we have found that offshore oil and gas platforms provide one of the most unique artificial ecosystems in California.

How To Enjoy The Adventure Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living

To truly have balance in life, we know we need to not only prioritize our mental and spiritual well-being, but also our physical well-being. But what ...

Sicily! Wine, Culinary & Cultural Explorations (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

As we clinked glasses of Nero d'Avola and gobbled salty, gooey ricotta and crumbly pecorino atop crusty bread, we agreed somewhere in the world it was happy hour.

Finding Hope Visiting the World's Only Underwater Research Station

Greg Stone | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

The sun was burning hot and high in the sky above the Florida Keys as we cruised across the aquamarine waters off the Gulf Coast. I could think of no ...

Book Review: Fifty Shrinks by Sebastian Zimmermann

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Jane Simon, M.D.

Threestone Books, Printed in Iceland by Oddi, 2014 This tantalizing book of photographs, depicting psychotherapists in their offices, emerged from th...

Why 'Don't Be Afraid' Is Bad Advice

Unwritten | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Unwritten

But I think we may have it all wrong. What if fear is not a bad thing? What if refusing to actually live our lives because we are paralyzed by fear is the bad thing?

Professional Exploring, Social Media and No Excuses: Interview With JD Andrews

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Laura Cococcia

One person who has left the excuses behind? Professional explorer JD Andrews. He's been around the globe several times, amassing an incredible knowledge base.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your actions, and those of your children, can really make the difference between insecurity and security.

5 Great Ideas From the Travel Book That Changed My Life

Hunter Styles | Posted 05.17.2014 | Books
Hunter Styles

Not many of my friends have heard of Alain de Botton, the author of trim, thoughtful books like How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Consolations o...

Invent Yourself

Hunter Styles | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Hunter Styles

To find the bigger world, pack a smaller bag. We become all the more inventive, and confident, for doing more with less.

29 Photos That Will Awaken Your Inner Explorer

Alex Kim | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Alex Kim

If you can't visit these places yourself, here's the next best thing!

Allow Your Children to Create a Secure World

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Early experiences in which your children feel safe to discover the world beyond you enables them to develop the sense of a secure world and gain comfort and confidence in being "out there" on their own.

Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those willing to get off the beaten path, Namibia is a traveler's paradise with unlimited potential to explore.

Notes from a Far Flung Isle: Feel Like a True Explorer in Chiloé

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From the bartering system still used in its markets to the abundance of lichen covering the extremely fertile inland forests and vast wetlands, Chiloé offers a rewarding introduction to the region and is still distinctly off-the-the-beaten-track, guaranteed to bring out the true explorer in you.