Chris Albarrán

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Nine of the most extreme places to stay in the world

Maybe it's the rise of Instagram, maybe it's a millennial thing but travellers are becoming more adventurous not just about where they go but also …

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

Botswana Will Turn You Into a Safari Convert

This country has beauty and beasts.<p>Our helicopter hovered noisily over a grassy clearing beside the Okavango River, but the pilot—gripping the throttle to level us—couldn’t land. We’d taken off 30 minutes earlier from the dusty frontier town of Maun, the starting point for nearly all Botswana …

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The Most Luxurious Hotels in America’s National Parks

This August 25, the National Park Service celebrates its 100-year anniversary. A century ago, the organization, which was established by Congress, only managed 14 national parks, including the first, Yellowstone, but today there are 59 to speak of. Located in 27 vast and different states, these …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

A Luxurious Adventure Vacation in a Place You’d Never Expect

Israel’s Negev Desert isn’t just home to Ramon Crater, a spectacular, otherworldly playground for biking and hiking, but it’s also where you’ll find one of the country’s most pampering resorts<p>By<p>Roger Toll<p><b>NIGHT HAD SETTLED</b> upon the Negev Desert as I drove toward my hotel in Mitzpe Ramon, a parched …

21 Cauliflower Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat Fewer Carbs

Cauliflower pizza was just the beginning.

When you ride the Trans-Siberian Railway, you get a window into Russia's soul

Beyond Irkutsk, a city along the Trans-Siberian Railway, my neighbor plunked a sausage and a bottle of Cognac on the table. I dug a Route 66 shot glass from my stash of small gifts for such occasions and presented it to him.<p>"Ah, kulturny obmen [cultural exchange]," said Sergey, a thirtysomething …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

10 Foods to Cure Sore Muscles and Speed Up Recovery

Usually you look for certain foods in hopes of losing your love handles or packing on slabs of muscle. But you can just as easily fuel your body with …

6 Pre-Workout Foods You Should Never Eat

Shutterstock<p>If you’ve mustered the willpower to drag yourself to the gym or get on the bike, good for you—that’s half the battle. But once you pick up that weight or sit on your bike, the real challenge is finding the energy to go hard.<p>Like any well-oiled machine, your body requires the right kind …

30 places you should travel to this summer

Summer is right around the corner, and if you're craving a getaway, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from.<p>While some places have been …

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

The Single Best Exercise For Your Lower Abs

A bodybuilder with a Ph.D. in exercise science swears by this movement<p>The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel.<p>That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad …

Woman visits 7 wonders of the world in inspiring photo series

There is a big, wide world out there, but so many of us never get a chance to experience it.<p>After a string of bad luck and health problems, Megan …

The perfect cheese toastie: experts reveal their secrets

Is there anything more comforting than a perfectly made cheese toastie? But which bread to use: fashionable sourdough or a traditional slice of white? Which cheese melts best - and should you use a toastie machine, a frying pan or a grill? The questions are endless.<p>To help you out - and to mark our …

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15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight

We-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower recipes ahead.<p>If we could hand out superlatives to our favorite veggies, cauliflower would win “most creative” by a landslide. With the help of a food processor and some smart seasonings, it’s the ultimate shape-shifter. While we're at it, we'd also give this pale …

6 quick and easy ways to connect with anyone

I wondered why some people seemed to always have a steady stream of new prospects.<p>I wondered what they did that I didn't do or what they knew that I didn't know.<p>After studying some of the best salespeople I knew, I discovered they all had one thing in common.<p>They all had the ability to connect with …

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10 Powerful Foods To Help Lower Blood Sugar Quickly

Heather McClees<p>Read full profile<p>Blood sugar is a sneaky health issue, but there are many powerful foods that can help you lower blood sugar levels …

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

6 reasons frozen foods save time and money (and pack more nutrients!)

"Fresh is best." That's the mantra we're taught, but have you ever put a perfectly ripe mango in your fridge only to find it looking shriveled days later?<p>Yet, if you'd chopped and frozen that mango, you could eat it in its perfect state at any time — and that's just <i>one</i> benefit of frozen foods. They …

How to Lose Hip Fat

Hips and thighs are a common storage place excess fat, especially for women. While it may be tempting to try to "spot treat" that area, it's not a …

Here’s Why You Should Add More Veggies to Your Diet ASAP

I honestly can’t remember the last time I ate a meal that didn’t include vegetables. For me, they’re the main attraction at breakfast, lunch, and …

7 Easy Green Smoothie Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss

Research proves that Green Smoothies are one of the best ways to quickly lose weight. However, it can be tricky to consume green smoothie unless you …

The Leg Workout to Lose Weight and Get the Perfect Body

<i>For all the details on the program, go to MENSFITNESS.com/TrimUp</i><p><b>THE WORKOUT</b><p>DB Squat 4 x 10<br>DB Shoulder Press 4 x 10<br>Suitcase Crunch 4 x 15<i><br>Rest 30</i> …

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The Spring Trim-up workout program to get as lean as possible

<b>Duration</b> 45–60<p><b>Exercises</b> 10–12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Everyone gains weight in the winter. And that's totally fine. It's colder, there's less sun, and the …

Try Eating Ice Cream Out Of These Cookie Dough Bowls

The next time you sit down to a nice bowl of ice cream, why not give yourself something to look forward to when the ice cream is gone, like these ingenious cookie dough bowls from the incomparable DaveHax!<p>The real trick to this clever recipe is using an upside down muffin tin to shape your cookie …

Can You Eat Your Back Pain Away?

A new book offers dietary solutions to the pain we all seem to have.<p>Anyone who works at a desk job knows back pain is inevitable. Sitting for long periods of time strains our shoulders, backs, and necks, and while standing and treadmill desks or yoga ball chairs have become popular solutions, it …