Lina Larson

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Locals’ guide to Bordeaux: 10 top tips

Bordeaux is booming, with a high-speed train connection from Paris taking barely two hours, and visitors drawn here by a vibrant restaurant scene, some of the world’s most famous wines and the towering futuristic Cité du Vin. But this revitalised city has a lot more than food and wine, with an …

France

A local’s guide to Nice, France: 10 top tips

Nice is booming, despite and in defiance of the terrorist attack that shattered the Bastille Day celebrations here less than two years ago. Irina Brook, daughter of legendary director Peter Brook, who runs the prestigious Théâtre National de Nice, reveals her favourite art venues, restaurants and …

France

From Venice into the mountains: fizzing around on the prosecco trail

Few cities are more intimately acquainted with a drink than Venice is with prosecco. Produced mainly in the Veneto region, of which Venice is the capital, it is sipped in every back-street <i>bacaro</i> and plush hotel bar across town, whatever the hour. It provides the fizz in a bellini and tops up many a …

Italy

10 amazing things to do in Dubai

HANG OUT WITH HIPSTERS<p>A few years ago, Dubai didn’t have hipsters, but now it does and <b>Box Park</b> is where most of them hang out. There are restaurants, …

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech: The name itself conjures up ancient buildings bathed in pink paint nestled under the awesome Atlas Mountains, ’60s music legends lounging …

The Coolest Neighborhoods in European Cities Tourists Don't Know About

Don’t get us wrong, there’s no harm in ticking off postcard sights from your Europe trip bucket list. But in any city you visit, you’re going to have …

Germany

Anthony Bourdain's Top 5 Things To Do in His Favorite City

'I'm endlessly fascinated.'<p>It’s no secret, Tokyo is one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite cities. “I’m endlessly fascinated,” he says. “I’ve been many …

Japan

I Travel Every Month and Never Repeat Outfits — Here's My Secret

Whether it’s for work or leisure, I travel several times a month, which means my wardrobe is quite literally all over the place. While seeing the …

Jungle tales: village-based tourism in Thailand

The mist was still on the water and the clouds hung heavy on the mountains; ours was the only boat in sight<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 was floating in and dragged me to an overhanging …

National Parks

Ibiza in winter: unplugged but still on song

We see the pool used in Wham’s Club Tropicana video, the bar where Freddie Mercury had his days-long 41st birthday party<p>It takes two hours to reach the Lost City. My guide, Toby Clarke from Walking Ibiza, leads me down a road that dwindles into barely perceptible paths rising and falling through …

San Antonio

10 of the best places to stay in Marrakech

More than 1,000 traditional riad houses in Marrakech’s ancient medina now offer tourist accommodation. At the luxurious end prices soar, but there is a great selection of budget stays, including several that have been converted into fun, modern hostels. As smartphone GPS coverage can be patchy in …

Travel

I’m a Nutritionist and These Are the 7 Foods That Are Always in My Fridge

A well-stocked fridge is the secret to a quick, yummy, nutritious meal.<p>Grocery shopping can be overwhelming — so many aisles, endless products, and …

If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be Doing

You've been working out, eating healthy, and losing weight, but you're still not seeing progress in your midsection. What gives? If you can't seem to lose the fat around your stomach, aside from tweaking your diet, you can also tweak your workouts to help see results.<p>Hundreds of crunches are the …

Exercise

Why You Should Visit Korea Now - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>Seoul In 3 Days<p>The Most Beautiful Places in South Korea<p>The One Dish to Eat in Seoul<p>The 5 South Korea Souvenirs We Always Bring Home<p>How Not to Look Like a Tourist in South Korea<p>Next<p>Korea Is So Now—More Stories<p>Previous<p>What to Pack for Your Trip to Seoul, South Korea<p>Why Seoul Is the World's …

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of France

On the other side of the Atlantic, we tend to think of France as a vaguely star-shaped country with Paris as a dot somewhere toward the middle of the …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Recipes

The 20 best apps to improve your smartphone

Whether you want an alarm that syncs with your body clock or a to-do list you can speak to, these are the apps you’ll need to make your smartphone smarter<p>The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation, weather and …

Apps

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

grumpy

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Why Deeply Intelligent People Don't Try to Think Themselves Out of Unhappiness

It's time to re-think your approach to happiness.<p>Even the smartest and most successful people are unhappy. Take one of my clients, I'll call him George, for example.<p>George is a key player in a large tech firm. He's not only a driven team leader always aiming to improve performance, he's also …

Happiness

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition — thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do you get out of the rat race?<p>How do you advance quick …

Exclusive: Athena Calderone Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Her New Cookbook

<b>And now, this is what it looks like when fashion girls throw a backyard dinner party.</b>

Nadine Levy Redzepi: What do you cook for the world's best chef?

Nadine Levy Redzepi on cooking as a child, collecting her grandma’s recipes and being married to Noma’s René Redzepi – plus six beautiful family recipes from her brilliant new cookbook<p>What to feed the best chef in the world? For 19-year-old Nadine Levy, on a night off from her job front of house …

Tomatoes

The Secret to Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

<i>The following recipe is from Joy the Baker Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days by Joy Wilson.</i><p>Telling someone how to scramble eggs might be a bit like writing a recipe for boiling water. Eggs + pan + heat = rather fine scrambled eggs, no matter what you do to them. Fine eggs are …

Why Spain's Overlooked Capital City Belongs on Your Bucket List

For many American wanderlusters, Spain is synonymous with Barcelona, that Catalonian coastal oasis famous for fresh seafood, amazing art, and, of …

Royal Family

How to Beat the System and Avoid Overpaying for Your Next Flight

Economy seats on the same flight can range from $100 to $600.<p>How annoyed would you get if you found out the person next to you paid less for their …

Flying

How Living In The Present Helped Me Take Control Of My Life

I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. It is sure that planning a wedding can be very stressful. Especially when you have the tendency to be a bit …

Living Rooms

Add These to Your Smoothie to Drop Major Pounds

To kick-start your metabolism, eating breakfast is key. It not only fills you up to help prevent mindless snacking on unhealthy noshables, but it also energizes you for calorie-burning workouts. Smoothies are one of the best breakfasts you can have, because you can throw just about anything healthy …

15 Classic Chicken Dishes You Need to Know How to Make

When it comes to cooking chicken, sometimes it's best to turn to the classics. There's a handful of tried-and-true chicken recipes you'll thank yourself for learning and mastering, including chicken piccata, fried chicken, pan-seared chicken thighs, and more. You'll finally look forward to making …

Cooking