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If your New Year’s resolution was to see more of the world in 2017, we’ve already done some of your research: Here are the 15 best countries to visit for your next trip. What’s that? Can we be more specific? Surely. Those precious vacation days are not to be squandered!  2017 brings with it a host of brand-new attractions, buzzed-about hotels, museum openings, and one-of-a-kind adventures to be had. (A night on a super-luxe passenger train through the Andes? Why not.) This is the world’s...Continue reading »

Per Chance to Dream. If dreams, as Freud noted, are the primary pathways to the subconscious, a dream-worthy travel bucket list is a good way to start the journey of fulfillment in becoming a whole and knowing person. A great plan for 2017 might be to get a start on that lofty aim with these amazing travel concepts that will take you to the bottom of Argentina to the eerie night skies of Lapland. ArgentinaArakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa puts a luxury stay where few people dare to tread – at the bottom of South America in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego. Overlooking...Continue reading »

AS January comes around, it is natural to start thinking about your 2017 getaway. Whether you’re dreaming of whizzing down snowy mountains or mingling with monkeys, our top travel destinations for 2017 are far from average. Banff National Park, Canada As Canada celebrates its 150th year, take advantage of Banff National Park’s free entry Party hats at the ready! Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday, so expect a year of exciting events across the country. Perhaps the best present of all is free entry to its stunning national parks. National Geographic...Continue reading »

— dogs dogs dogs Javier Brosch / Shutterstock If whenever you leave home, you worry about how your poop pup will cope without you, then why not bring them along? You’re not alone in your undying love for your pooch. In fact, last year, dog ownership hit an all-time high. So we don’t blame you for wanting to keep your adorable dog by your side all the time. However, traveling with your furry BFF can be a headache if you don’t plan properly. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most important tips for traveling with your...Continue reading »

Bhutan. Why you should go: “Until recently there were strict quotas on tourist numbers per year, and although it is opening up slightly more now, this country feels like you have stepped back in time,” Asquith said. “There is a Gross Happiness Index that ranks Bhutan as the happiest nation in the world and it’s easy to see why. Everyone smiles here and the Buddhist religion is entrenched in daily life. You already know this visit will be special as your plane weaves through the hills to the landing strip (there is little flat land here) and the weather changes...Continue reading »

Vail, Colorado, conjures mental images of newly powdered slopes, fresh mountain air and wintry perfection upon which to set down one’s skies. While all of this is indeed correct, Vail and its surroundings also offer exquisite cuisine, high-altitude adventure and, of course, even more examples of Rocky Mountain State craft beers. It’s a special place, and one that caters to a certain clientele at this cozy hamlet built in the style of a European alpine village. On a recent trip to experience it firsthand, The Washington Times found much to recommend about this singular...Continue reading »

an Diego likes to call itself America’s Finest City. But scratch its tan chin and you’ll find much more than a pretty face, a pert butt, and a torso hammered to a sleek “V” by years of popping up on a surfboard. Take a breath here, and look again. Quietly, in the past few years, this city has established its youthful energy, with a resurgent Tijuana at its hip. In food and culture, San Diego is bursting. The crackle of the place lives in neighborhoods like Barrio Logan, whose murals and galleries tell the story of both...Continue reading »

When you decide to go somewhere for a holiday, it is usually because you want to have some rest from everything. Business can be, and it is more often, very stressful, as well as every other important segment in our lives and sometimes all we need is to go somewhere nice to relax. Now, when people decide to go on a holiday, they mostly chose some urban destinations full of tourists and nightlife options. However, if you want to move away from that hectic life, why going away to another chaos? It would be beneficiary for your mental and physical health to choose a destination...Continue reading »

Sri Lanka is one of those places that always got “honorable mention” on my travel bucket list, behind front-runners like Thailand, Botswana, or Montana’s Glacier National Park. But I was so, so wrong. Dig a little deeper and you’ll see why this South Asian island is worth bumping up — if not topping — the list. It’s full of breathtaking beaches, tea plantations, and wildlife — and happens to be one of the more culturally, architecturally, and spiritually enhanced countries on planet Earth. It’s...Continue reading »

Age Cap Boosts Pregnant Teens Using e-Cigarettes Catharine Candelario, an employee at the newly opened Henley Vaporium, vapes, or smokes an electronic cigarette, on December 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo : Getty Images/Spencer Platt) The law places age limits on the purchase of e-cigarettes to reduce the use of tobacco products but a recent study shows an unintended consequence – a rise in traditional cigarette smoking among pregnant teens. However, researchers found the increase in cigarette smoking did not result in any negative birth...Continue reading »