27 Simple Ways To Get Closer To Nature

Close to nature

Remember when mom shooed you out the door to play? Turns out that she was onto something: Research shows that spending time in nature can benefit your health. “People who live near parks or any kind of natural setting have reduced anxiety, less depression and greater well-being,” says Emma Seppala, Ph.D., a psychologist at Stanford … Read more

4 Amazing Long-Distance Train Trips In America

Train trips in America

When you think about it, a family vacation by train is a no-brainer. Plane travel is getting more expensive — and less pleasant — by the day. Driving involves, well, driving. And trains? The price is right, the scenery terrific, and everyone’s in a good mood. “It’s a very friendly atmosphere,” says Mauris L. Emeka, … Read more