Navigating the three stages of retirement

People often view retirement as just one more stage of life. However, that’s not exactly the case. Retirement isn’t just one stage; it’s at least three— although all three do share something in common.

Spice Up the Season

Whether this holiday marks your culinary debut or you’re a seasoned chef looking for a fresh take on seasonal favorites, you can take some notes from the pros.

Flavorful holiday dishes for every course

Flavorful holiday dishes for every course

They purchased paradise ... then gave it all away

This is the story of the couple who purchased paradise, the neighbors who curse their name and the idea that might save life as we know it.

Why I started a 'travel writers of color' book club

On the first day of a travel writing workshop I attended back in 2011, I asked the instructor if he knew of any travel books by writers of color.

12 of the world's most enticing food and drink trails

Culinary trails pull together the best of a region's food and drink offerings, whether it's to showcase a specific food item or cuisine or to highlight the diversity of local producers.

Trick-or-Treat for a New Kind of Thrill

(Family Features) For most kids, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, but it can also be a chance to demonstrate how helping others brings its own set of rewards.


(Family Features) Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration.

Five reasons to be pumped for the ski season

The alpine ski racing season kicks off in the Austrian Alps at the end of this month. Here are five reasons why you shouldn't miss a thing.

The best things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

It's called the City Different for a reason -- Santa Fe, New Mexico's creative culture and distinctive adobe architecture make it a total standout.

Is granola healthy?

Yes, whether eaten as a cereal or snack topping, granola can make for a crunchy, nutritious treat. But granola is high in calories, and some versions are healthier than others based on their ingredients.

What is 'pumpkin spice,' anyway? And why do we crave it?

Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.

Practicing gratitude can change your life

With everything going on in the world, it’s easy to get distracted and become fully immersed in the negative aspects that are taking place. As we think about what is happening in the present world, we could rack our minds ...

Meet the photographer traveling the world for free

We all dream of abandoning the 9-5 and traveling the world. We might even start packing our bags, only to come across that inevitable stumbling block: lack of cash.

If I Were a Parent: Teaching kids good manners

What happens when you ask a group of elementary-school kids how they would teach their children manners if they were the parents? Based on the group of kids we brought together in Atlanta, you get a number of really good ...