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Jungle tales: village-based tourism in Thailand

Away from Thailand’s popular island destinations, inland, amid exotic fauna and flora, there are unspoiled villages where visitors can stay with local people<p>‘Snake!” My guide’s shout shattered the peace of the lazy Sok river in Khao Sok national park, southern Thailand. He grabbed the rubber ring I …

Asia Travel

10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

With tickets for Eurostar’s direct service to Amsterdam on sale from 20 February, we pick some of the city’s best restaurants, parks and cultural attractions away from the tourist centre<p>Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described …

European Travel

2 Days in Tokyo Itinerary: What to See and Do in 48 Hours

Most people dream of visiting Japan. The food, the culture, the people — you can’t help but be drawn to the island nation. Add onto that the upcoming …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die - Signature

If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature

The Subversive Imagination of Ursula K. Le Guin

The first words I read by the writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who died this week, at the age of eighty-eight, were “Come home!” The plea—a mother’s to a departing child—opens Le Guin’s novel “The Tombs of Atuan.” I was twelve years old and hooked. Home and homecoming were among the most powerful themes …

Ways to replace Carbs with Cauliflower: that still taste just as good!

New year, new me. Goodbye bread- just for a little while.<p>January 04, 2018<p>New year, new me. Right? Well, maybe that New Year diet that fades out …

Food

19 Whole30 Soup Recipes That Make January Way More Tolerable

We know: It’s so easy to reach for canned soup. And the premade varieties at health food stores can actually be pretty darn good. But most …

Cooking

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel

10 of the best pubs and bars in Amsterdam

Arun Sood of Amsterdam Magazinepicks 10 of the best pubs and bars, from a fancy a jazz cafe to an elegant cocktail bar, and even a brewery in a windmill. Photographs by Sarah Moore<p>• As featured in our Amsterdam city guide<p>Café Belgique<p>One of the smallest bars in Amsterdam, Belgique still finds space …

Is This the Most Beautiful Restaurant in Japan?

Japan-based adventurers Simon and Martina have been traveling the world and making videos since 2008, the same year the Canadian couple moved to …

Japan

The 25 places in Eastern Europe you must see in your lifetime

7 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Even Meat Lovers Will Enjoy

Thanksgiving isn't quite Thanksgiving without stuffing (or dressing—whichever you prefer to call it), and while it's sometimes served as a …

The Easiest Way to Make Your Easter Ham in the Slow Cooker

<b>Make the glaze.</b> Combine the brown sugar, honey, water, mustard, and cloves in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook …

Cooking

Weight Loss Soups: Healthy And Delicious Soup Recipes For Weight Loss | Women's Health

9 Soups To Make If You're Trying To Lose Weight<p>They're nutritionist-approved.<p>Getty Images<p>When it comes to weight loss, soup is your one-pot secret weapon—especially if you’ve just about had it with the whole salad scene.<p>After all, research published in the <i>British Journal of Nutrition</i> shows that, on …

European Travel

3 Totally Tasty Appetizers That Are Actually Pretty Healthy

I like to think that <b>hors d’œuvres</b> are the number one part of any solid get-together. Why? Because you usually have a better conversation when you’re …

Where The Vogue Editors Are Holidaying This Summer

Sligo, Ireland<p>Sant Llorenc Valley, Ibiza<p>Amalfi, Italy<p>Marbella, Spain<p>Puglia, Italy<p>The Cote d'Azur, France<p>Formentera, Ibiza<p>Hydra and Spetses islands, …

Balearic Islands

11 Hummus Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Store-Bought for Good

Let’s be honest: Making homemade hummus sounds hard. Or rather, it’s hard to make hummus that’s equally as good as store-bought versions. But that …

Food & Dining

Budget hotels in Europe: readers’ tips

Our readers’ selection offers great locations – from the heart of Venice to a Pyrenean valley – for beguiling prices • Enter next week’s competition<p>Winning tip: Style, perks and peaks, northern Italy<p>Rovereto is a town in the valley of Trentino, which has historically been the path between Italy and …

European Travel

9 things you need to know about garden landscaping

'Be aware that 75 per cent of the cost of any landscaping project is usually the products you don't see and the labour.'<p><b>Find out what's right for</b> …

17 Landscaping Ideas For A Low-Maintenance Yard

Spend less time taking care of your yard and more time relaxing in it.<p>Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV's "Going Yard" reveal the secrets to a yard that's nearly effortless to maintain.

Landscaping

From bao to banh mi: How to make spicy Asian sandwiches at home

Food you eat out of your hand, rather than with a knife and fork, always seems the most delicious. Lamb and chilli sauce in pitta bread at the end of a night out, a bocadillo de tortilla when you get off a Spanish train – I remember occasions when I’ve eaten these (though have forgotten many …

How I designed and built my edible garden

Fancy building the vegetable garden of your dreams from a weed-strewn wasteland? Lucy Chamberlain shares her sage advice<p>For culinary gardeners, creating your own edible garden sets you on an almighty high. It can be daunting at first if you don’t know exactly what you want, but for most of us that …

Gardening

The experts’ guide to making your garden bloom on a budget

As many of us return to the garden and wonder how to make it flourish, we asked five of the country’s leading green-fingered experts how to avoid throwing away cash in a garden centre<p>‘Repurposed containers make a great statement’<p><b>Frances Tophill is a gardening TV presenter and author</b><p>However tempting …

Gardening

Eastern Europe on a budget: bargains from Poland to Montenegro

Poland’s peaks and forests<p>While Kraków remains Poland’s top destination, with Wrocław increasingly drawing attention as a hip alternative, the country’s vast countryside is a dream setting for a summer holiday.<p>Beer in the capital comes in at just £1.72 a glass and a meal for two costs £30, …

European Travel

10 things to try before you die

Glasgow is fast becoming as famous for its food and drink as it is for its shopping and nightlife, here are ten things to try before you die in the …

Social Media for Research Impact

Slides from Fast Track Impact social media training for researchers.<p>Find out more at www.fasttrackimpact.com<p>For your own personal website optimised for impact like Chris Raymond's, visit: www.fasttrackimpact.com/design-for-impact

17 Garden Design Trends for 2017

Gardens matter. Are you looking for a way to make a difference this year? Support local wildlife. Buy well-made tools. Plant your supper.<p>Here are 17 …

15 Super Smart Ways to Use the IKEA Kallax Bookcase

The IKEA Expedit (lately reborn as the Kallax) has, like a lot of classics, an incredibly simple design. And like a lot of IKEA pieces, it lends …

Living Rooms