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16+ of the best hiking trails in British Columbia

British Columbia is home to tall mountains, turquoise lakes, islands, and the Pacific ocean all within a couple of hours’ drive. This is but a small …

Hiking

The brilliant under-the-radar labels you can get at high street prices

Don't get us wrong, we love Zara, Topshop and H&M as much as the next person (and spend an excessive amount of time trawling the websites and nipping in-store on our lunch break). But it's also handy to have other tricks up your sleeve. There's something quite satisfying, when someone gawps at your …

Hutch wants to virtually redesign your living space — then sell you the furniture

Everyone can recognize great interior design. But it’s much harder to actually design a space and pick out all the items you need to make it look great. Hutch, a Los Angeles-based startup that has raised a total of $7.14 million in seed and Series A funding from Founders Fund, FF Angel, Sean Rad …

Living Rooms

15 mountain holidays to conquer in your lifetime

It was my father who introduced my younger brothers and sister and I to the joys of the mountains. Although not strictly a mountaineer himself, he led us on “expeditions” into the wilds of the Peak District and ascents of summits such as the Shivering Mountain, or Mam Tor as it is more commonly …

5 Delicious Tours You Need To Do During Dine Out Vancouver 2017

It's no secret that Vancouver is home to one of the best craft scenes in the country: craft breweries are popping up by the dozen, while there's no …

European Travel

How To Tie A Scarf

Follow our foolproof guide to tying this cold-weather essential – there’s an option for every occasion<p>Style – like the devil – is in the detail. The …

Top 5 Best Lightweight Hiking Boots for Men and Women in 2017

A reliable and comfortable hiking boot is just the gear one should be careful to choose before the venture. These days people prefer <b>lightweight</b> …

Canada Opening 22,000 km Car-Free Bike Path Across The Country In 2017

<b>Earlier this week</b> we read an article about a 62 km long car-free highway in Germany that is receiving praise form around the world.<p><b>And with good</b> …

A Vietnamese Designer Is Updating Eco-Design with Ancient Knowledge

Up your trip’s artistic ante by learning the craft of eco-friendly garment design.<p>Few visitors set foot in Cao Bang, Vietnam, a remote village in the mountains north of Hanoi, but designer Vu Thao considers it a creative second home. Collaborating with ethnic women who live there, Thao grows and …

Vietnam

Europe's best national parks

Yours to keep: a free pass to Europe’s best bits – areas enshrined as national parks, where the only entry requirement is a sense of adventure.<p>Hike across sparkling glaciers, explore wild, fabled forests and meet mountain goats with this sampler from our new title, <i>The Best Things in Life are …

European Travel

The river cruise that offers a perfect taste of Provence

After the tasting, the terroir. Having sniffed, swirled and sipped our way through a spectrum of Châteauneuf-du-Pape whites and reds, we went to see the high plateau where some of the finest wines were born.<p>Vineyards dotted with cypress copses spread before us to Mont Ventoux, infamous as one of …

Escape to Bowen Island

Just a twenty minute ferry ride from Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay or approximately thirty minutes by water taxi from Granville Island or Coal Harbour, …

5 stunning provincial parks near Toronto

Here are 5 stunning provincial parks within about a three hour drive of Toronto.<p><b>Sandbanks</b><br>If you're looking for a beach vacation, but don't want to …

15 Things You Need To Know About Visiting Sintra In Portugal

Sintra is a Portuguese gem! It’s easily one of the most beautiful places you can (and should) visit in all of Portugal and certainly packs some punch …

European Travel

30 incredible cycling holidays to add to your bucket list

Cycling is green, cycling is healthy, cycling is good. Everyone’s at it, in events around the country in celebration of Bike Week and the bone-shaker’s 200th birthday. Cyclists have come out of the gutter and refuse to give up their space on the road. The wheel has come full circle.<p>Cycle paths and …

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

12 cycling events you should tackle in your lifetime

This Girl Travels the World and Takes Fantastic Photos... Of Her Feet

We all have our strange photos that we take in different places, and travel blogger Kimmie Conner of Adventures & Sunsets is no different. She travels far and wide, to amazing views and landmarks, to beautiful places and across oceans, and she takes photos of her feet in each location. Here is what …

Asia Travel

Dresses - Reformation

You’ll never want to go to Bali

FORGET Bali. As far as Indonesia goes, it’s got nothing on these places. Here’s where to spend your next holiday instead.

Asia Travel

9 places you must go camping

Looking for somewhere truly spectacular to pitch your tent? Camp at any of these ‘pitches’ and you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again.<p>1. Wild …

Ben Stiller

Vancouver Eateries – 4 New Summer Dishes We’re Loving

A new season always inspires the best chefs in the city to flex their culinary muscles and offer up fresh new dishes added to their menus. Here are …

Cooking

12 Must Have Experiences in Nepal Besides Mountain Climbing

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. And the …

10 Things I Love About Living In Vancouver

It's safe to say that Vancouver has won my heart.<p>Having lived here for over a year, I'm still as head over heels as I was when we first arrived. I won't pretend that Vancouver's the cheapest place to live -- the affordability aspect is something I often question. But this ocean-wrapped city offers …

Western Canada

Honeymoon Ideas for the Adventurous Couple

To celebrate our friends who were married this past weekend in Massachusetts, we decided to write an article in honor of the adventurous couple. …

10 great walking holidays in Europe

We round up some of the best guided and self-guided walks that explore the continent’s high peaks, deep fjords and rare wildlife More great walks: UK | epic | best kit<p><b>The far east of Iceland</b><p>Some parts of Iceland are well-trodden, but the east remains a vast wilderness of ice and fire. This …

European Travel

15 Breathtaking Campsites In Canada You Need To Visit This Summer

These spots will make you one happy camper.

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

Hiking

High-End IKEA Hacks and Low-Cost Alternatives

We love us some IKEA hacks! It’s fun (and rewarding) to take a piece of plain-Jane, flat-pack furniture and give it our own DIY pizazz. For example, these 30 IKEA hacks that can jazz up your bedroom. Or these 18 IKEA storage hacks for every room in the house. Lately, however, we’ve noticed that …

Furniture

You, Too, Can Dress Like Olivia Palermo (& It Won't Break The Bank)

Celebrity clothing lines can be tricky business: Sometimes they're too cheap-looking; other times, they're far too expensive, and often you're left …

Clothing