Disney Magic Kingdom Castle

First Time Disney: Quick Answers to Common Questions

Maybe you've never considered yourself a Disney person. But now you've got kids who are itching to go to Disney World for the first time. And well, you want to make that happen. A few weeks ago I realized I was going to have a window of free time while visiting Florida. So I hastily

Koi pond and outdoor sitting pavilion at Anantara Kalutara Spa

Chakra Balancing Massage in Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Should you find yourself in Kalutara, Sri Lanka, a seaside resort area about an hour south of Colombo, consider getting a chakra crystal balancing massage. What does it mean to get your chakra balanced? I'm still not sure. But during the deep tissue, lymphatic draining treatment, complemented with coconut oil and crystals, I kept thinking

Sam Barsky - Colorknit

He Makes Sweaters of Places Then Takes Photos of Himself Wearing the Sweaters at the Places That Inspired Them

This is one of the more delightful things I've seen on the Internet in a while. I found Sam Barsky, aka Colorknit, via a link on imgur. His dedication to and enthusiasm for his craft is exactly the kind of inspiration I need for coming the year. See more of Sam's creations, from desert highways

Welcome to New York

With the release of her new album "1989" and single "Welcome to New York," Taylor Swift has crossed over from being a poster girl for Nashville to being a welcome ambassador for New York City. Many in New York are calling this a questionable choice, as T.S. is a newcomer. In Swift's defense, that's kind of what

The Best American Travel Writing 2014

The Best American Travel Writing, which highlights the best travel stories from the previous full year, arrives in bookstores and on tablets this week. The 2014 edition is edited by Paul Theroux, who has selected some outstanding reads from a variety of print and online publications. Here are few that you can read online right

Hubble Nebula 5189

Departing Is Such Sweet Sorrow

"What would you ask an astronaut?" My friend Pam, who was preparing to interview everyone's current favorite space explorer Commander Chris Hadfield, posed that question on Facebook the other day. "What would you ask an astronaut?" I chimed in because who wouldn't want to ask an astronaut a question? Fewer than 600 people have ever