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Secrets For Taking Amazing Travel Photos on Your Smartphone

After all the planning, saving, and anticipation that comes in advance of a major trip, it's only natural to want to preserve the memory in the best …

How to Work with People Who Are Hard to Work With

What to Do with All the Business Cards from Your Last Conference

Business travel should be about relationship building, but so often the stress of dealing with logistics and the anxiety of meeting a whole whack of new people keep it from being an effective way to connect, especially at conferences. Using social tools can focus your on-the-road time on the people …

Work on a farm - and see the world for free

Travellers prepared to put in a few hours' graft a day can stay in beautiful settings for next to nothing through a farm volunteer scheme<p>Lots of farms, especially those involved with alternative and eco-friendly projects, invite people to volunteer in exchange for free food and accommodation. If …

Top 10 best cycling trips in Australia

For many Australians, thoughts of cycling trips conjure up only foreign images - French vineyards, Tuscan hills, Cuban beaches - but there are roads …

This Dog is Riding Across the Country

Border collie mix is on the ride of her life with her human, Mike Minnick<p>When Bixby was adopted from a kill shelter in Austin, Texas, she had no idea what kind of adventures lay in store. Now, at the ripe age of five, the border collie mix is on the cycling trip of a lifetime on a Yuba Mundo cargo …

Bicycle Repair

<b>EVERY TIME YOU FIX A PUNCTURE, THE NEW TUBE GOES FLAT</b><br>If the holes in the tube are on the bottom, the rim strip may be out of position, allowing the tube to get cut by the spokes. If they're on the top, there may be some small sharp object stuck in the tire. Find it by running your fingers lightly …

How to Plan a Weekend Micro-Adventure

The spirit of adventure can strike at any time—especially when you’re stuck in your office on a Monday. There you are at your desk, staring down the barrel of a full workweek, but the open road is calling and it doesn’t care that you’re out of vacation days.<p>So does that mean your wanderlust is …

The rise of cycle touring – from crazy to cool

When Trevor Ward cycled to the Sahara in the 1980s his roadie friends laughed at him. Now, plenty of roadies are swapping carbon racers for steel touring bikes and the UK is set to have its first cycle touring festival<p>Back in the mid-1980s, I did something that members of my local cycling club …

The 6 Best Cycling Tours in Europe

Europe is the birthplace of the bicycle, though exactly where it was first invented is up for debate (the French contend the inventor was a Frenchman, the English say he was one of theirs, and the Scots throw in a claim, too). Cycling culture runs deep in Europe, making it one of the best …

Pleasure Pedaling on the East Coast

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>No need to be a hard-core cyclist to embark on a long-distance two-wheeled tour of America’s East Coast.<p>Pedal for pleasure past cranberry bogs, rivers, the Eastern Continental Divide, and more along these three stand-out bike trails:<p>> Swamp Rabbit Trail (South …

The Minimalist

Traveling great distances on a bicycle has always fascinated me. As a kid, I'd jump on my three-speed and pretend that I was embarking on a long road …

Heart Rate Training: Is It Right for You?

Tracking your heart rate tells you exactly how hard- or how easy- you're running.<p>A heart-rate monitor can be a helpful tool in training. Tracking your heart rate with a monitor (which reads your pulse via a sensor built into a chest strap) tells you precisely how hard—or easy—your heart is …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …