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What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

The Road to Everywhere: Why You Can't Put Off That Trip Any Longer

Mikah Meyer | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel
Mikah Meyer

I didn't exactly know what to do with my dad's Elantra. So I drove. I got in the car and took my first independent road trip. It was the only thing I could do to both honor my dad and escape the overwhelming pain and death at home.

Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

An unconscionable amount of food is wasted around the globe. Here's a look. (Sporkist/Flickr) The amount of food we waste is enough to make you sic...

The Survival of the Hellenic Diaspora: A Current Issue

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Hellenism in North America is living a reality that is forcing it to increasingly succumb to its melting pot surroundings. Its distant roots, the ces...

Obama Meets North American Leaders In February

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet in Mexico next month with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh ne...

New Season Brings New Ski Lifts and Terrain

Liftopia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel

The 2013-14 season has brought another slate of terrain expansions and new ski lifts. In some cases, the trend of bringing "side-country" in-bounds offers the flavor of rugged backcountry skiing, minus any serious avalanche concerns.

20 Coziest Countryside Getaways in North America and Europe

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

A drop in temperature isn't all bad though, because it means cuddling up to a fire and sipping hot cocoa (or something stiffer).

The North American Region That Uses Euros

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

About 6,000 people still live on the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, just 12 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Even though they're far from the motherland, these French citizens still sing "La Marseillaise," vote in French national elections, and do business in Euros.

Mythical Creatures

Cheapflights | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel

They are the creatures whose existence science has yet to prove. They have been spotted by the public and sometimes even captured on film. They come to us from ancient cultures, the depths of extinction and urban legend.

Austerity: No Walk in the Park

Jesse Marks | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Jesse Marks

Unfortunately, the sequester is only the latest of a series of actions that have cut funding to America's national park system. In fact, in a recent study, all but one of the 23 national parks surveyed have seen budgets decline consistently since 2010 (some by more than 25 percent).

U.S. and Europe Sign Joint Tolling Declaration

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Patrick D. Jones

As governments worldwide face shrinking budgets and growing economic challenges, tolling is quickly becoming a powerful infrastructure funding tool not only here in the United States, but also in Europe.

WATCH: Dolphins And Birds Working Together

Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

A new documentary series from the Discovery Channel explores some of the most astonishing ecosystems throughout the continent, and includes some stunn...

The Boston Marathon: Who Will Be the Next Mass Killer?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

How can we expect to outline the preciousness of human life when we have totally marginalized the concepts of peace, solidarity, humanism, reconciliation, forgiveness and friendship and abandoned the idea of a "human-centered" education?

The China I Know

Howard Balloch | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Howard Balloch

It's going to be a very, very interesting China over the next few years. The group coming to power is among the toughest in years. But they are a very smart, very international group of leaders, and I think we're going to see a very different China when we look back ten years from now.

I'm With Stupid: The Fiscal Benefits of Swapping Idaho for Samoa

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As of this writing, people in all 50 states had filed requests to secede from the union in the wake of the presidential election, and I have to say I ...

PHOTOS: Adventurous Travel Around The U.S.

G Adventures | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel
G Adventures

There are vast patches of North America that are still left to be discovered, so gear up and prepare for an adrenaline rush.

The Romney-Ryan Energy Plan by the Numbers

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The word cloud shown below provides some interesting insights: "U.S." and "energy" are front and center and "Obama" is pretty prominent -- although it's a safe bet that he's not being mentioned or discussed in a positive light. In terms of energy sources, "oil" is by far the dominant player and "gas" is no slouch.

Deciding Whether Or Not You're Actually American

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

You might be United Statian...

Ancient 'New York City' Of Canada Discovered

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/10/2012 10:12 AM EDT on LiveScience Today New York City is the Big Apple of the Northeast ...

North And South America Could Become Major Oil Players

The Washington Post | JUAN FORERO | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

LOMA LA LATA, Argentina — In a desertlike stretch of scrub grass and red buttes, oil companies are punching holes in the ground in search of what mi...

Exclusive First Look At Discovery's Epic New Series

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

From snow-capped mountains to arid deserts, and all the lush forests in between, Discovery Channel has a gorgeous new series premiering in 2013 that z...

Yummo: Blood Sausages Around The World

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Black pudding, blood pudding or blood sausage: Whatever you call it, it's bloody and the rest of the world thinks it's crazy tasty.

Zionism Yesterday and Today

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

The return to the Jewish homeland has always been a dream that has inspired the Jewish people for thousands of years. It is a dream that many continue to seek to make a reality, and for those that it is a reality, like the young generation of Israel today, it must never be taken for granted.

WATCH: Supercontinent 'Smashup' Video Shows Earth's Fate

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 02.09.2012 | Science

What lies ahead for planet Earth? In the next 50 million to 200 million years, geologists have predicted that the continents will smash together to cr...

Epic North American Train Journeys

JustLuxe | Posted 10.29.2011 | Travel

Without having to worry about things like commuter service and freight hauling, railway revivalists can find and explore pockets of natural beauty.