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The best cycling holidays in France

The Tour de France is upon us, with professional cyclists including British stars Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas currently tackling the Alps. The world’s most famous bike race offers the chance to marvel at the physiology of abnormally skinny athletes, titter at die-hard fans …

Cycling

A foodie's weekend in Paris

Paris is foodie heaven, a showcase <i>par excellence</i> of French cuisine. But it's not all about dining in Michelin-starred haute cuisine temples and edgy bistros with rising chefs at the helm. Gourmet Paris is as much about gorging on goods at open-air food markets, crunchy fresh baguettes from the …

France

8 Almost-Effortless Holiday Roasts

A decadent roast is a holiday staple, but just because it’s the most impressive thing on the table doesn’t mean it needs to take a lot of effort.<p>A …

How to Make Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls

<b>Combine the ingredients for the dough:</b> In the bowl of a standing mixer (or a large bowl, if mixing by hand), stir the yeast into the warm water and …

6 Party-Perfect Appetizers to Toast the New Year

<b>1. Cheddar & Herb Cheese Straws</b><p>These crisp and flaky cheese straws specked with fresh herbs and crushed red chili flakes make a wonderful hors d'oeuvre to go along with wine and cocktails. Though they look like bread sticks, they're actually more akin to savory pie crust or pastry. I find them …

Cooking

Spain's flamenco renaissance

The audience in Seville’s Casa de la Guitarra is crammed in like a football crowd at a Barcelona-Real Madrid game, but it doesn’t seem to matter. All eyes are on the stage where the singer, dancer and guitarist have fused to create a wall of emotion so intense you could practically light a …

Top 10 family holidays on Greek islands

Ammos Hotel, Crete<p>This stylish seaside resort is cheerily colourful: clashing cushions, mosaic tiles, mismatched chairs. The hands-on owner, Nikos Tsepetis, upgrades the hotel every year, which may be why so many guests come back. The whole setup is ideal for babies and toddlers: a shallow, sandy …

Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014

Are you packing your bags for Europe this summer, or still just fantasizing about it? Either way, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you cast your eyes over our irresistible expert picks.<p>While our Best in Travel 2014 already touted Paris’ urban renaissance, Scotland’s many events, and Yorkshire’s …

Menton: the French Riviera's unknown corner

I am eating oysters with shallot cream and a delicate pear sauce at <b>Mirazur</b>, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant on the French Riviera. The glass-fronted restaurant perches on a hillside with breathtaking views over the beach, harbour and town. It isn't surprising to find such a high-end restaurant on …

Top 10 chateau hotels in France

From the Loire to the Alps, Alastair Sawday picks 10 gorgeous chateaux to stay in across France, where the characterful rooms are as impressive as the food, wine and garden views<p>Deep in the Loire countryside, this 18th-century chateau has been in the same family for six generations and is now run …

Different Tripods for Different Subjects - Which to Choose?

Digital Photography

Top 10 budget beach hotels and guesthouses in Sri Lanka

Beach Hut, Arugam Bay<p>This simple collection of rooms has been around for almost 25 years, and the atmosphere is pure surfer-casual – which is appropriate, given that Arugam Bay is Sri Lanka's surf hotspot. Seven rustic treehouses on stilts have views and cool breezes, and there are six more rooms …

Scotland: a cruise through the Inner Hebrides

There’s something a little but incongruous about tucking into eggs benedict as you sail past Adnamurchan Point, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. This solitary lump of rock, with its famous lighthouse, is – for me – a site of dark, mid-morning ruminations about wintry storms, lost …

Scotland

Australia on a budget

<i>This article was first published on February 14, 2014, and updated on January 26, 2015</i><p>Affordable Australia? Although the Land Down Under always figures high on the list of must-do holiday destinations for UK travellers, the country is often seen, unfairly, as an expensive option. As a high wage …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here are ten of the best chocolatiers in the world.<p>Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a …

Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

When times are tight we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.<p>Greek Islands<p>View of Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove, on Zakynthos Island. Image by Dave Porter Peterborough Uk / Photolibrary / Getty …

Color by Kelvin: A better approach to white balance

There are a number of ways to set white balance in camera: AWB (Auto White Balance), CWB (Custom White Balance), White Balance by Preset (Sunny, …

Landscape Photography

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

The Best Way to Improve Your Images - For Free

There is one thing above any piece of gear or software that can improve the quality of our image making. Best of all, it's free. Call me cheap, but …

The Importance Of Angles... Before And After

<i>UPDATE: Original video was removed, but we found it again!</i> In order to make our subjects look their best we need to be shooting them from the correct …

The Only Thing You Need To Do To Become a Better Photographer

There is nothing I love more than when someone takes the gloves off and drops a serious dose of truth. Especially about getting better as a …

Photography

The language of photography

Photography and technical jargon go together like a DSLR and a hot shoe mounted flash. If you're new to photography there's a lot of lingo to know, particularly around the camera and its equipment. There's ISO, White Balance, RAW, etc.<p>It can be intimidating to try and navigate the world of …