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How To Pack For An RTW Trip (And The 11 Things I'll Never Leave Behind Again)

Photo credit: Anthony Spino<p>I am not a packing expert. I don't own zip-off convertible pants or Tevas or carry my own towel when I travel.<p>I backpacked through Europe in college and will never again hoist a heavy pack onto my delicate trunk. Which is why, HOW THE HELL DID YOU PACK?? is the question …

Europe's Most Overlooked Smaller Cities

By: <i>Barbara Woolsey</i><p>@barbarawoolsey<p><i>Credit: Stefano Termanini/Shutterstock</i><p>If you learned anything from repeated late-night viewings of the movie <i>EuroTrip</i>, it's be wary of absinthe. Also, nude beaches and sex clubs are <i>never</i> what they're cracked up to be.<p>But what you should've also taken away is that a …

European Travel

Europe's 10 best rural villas for 2016

For many, the definition of the ideal villa holiday is a rural retreat – a break from the rat race – and perhaps a place where you can turn off smartphones (the Wi-Fi’s slow, anyway). With only the sounds of birds, or the occasional splashing in the pool in the background, you can breathe the fresh …

Greece's 17 most beautiful beaches

Tony Robbins on Acing the Age-Old Question 'What Does Your Company Do?' | Inc.com

One of the most powerful lessons Tony Robbins teaches at Business Mastery is to know where you really are and create an effective business map to where you want to go. Sounds simple enough, but most companies struggle to clearly articulate the business value of what they do for their customers.<p>Take …

Business Strategy

The world's best hostels

From Beijing to Berlin and Miami to Madrid, a guide to the world's best hostels, including the top places to stay for rooftop bars, characterful dorms, private rooms, spectacular views and outdoor pools.<p><b>Where to stay in Amsterdam</b><p>Generator Hostel Amsterdam<p>Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>8 Telegraph expert …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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TED Talks

The 11 Most Spectacular Cities to See in the Winter

There comes a time every winter when all you want to do is make like a bear and hibernate, armed with ah-mazing snacks and a good movie. After all, it's gross out...and the snow in the Costco parking lot has turned all 50 shades of gray.<p>Wish you lived someplace prettier? Check out these 11 cities …

Panoramic Photography

Plan Your Next Foodie Vacation to Penang, Malaysia

Penang is extra spicy. With its reputation as a food capital of the world, newfound obsession with architectural preservation, and extraordinary value for money, this port state—an island in the Strait of Malacca but connected to the Malaysian mainland—is fast becoming the next international hot …

Asia Travel

Top 10 European canyons and gorges for walking and hiking trips

These accessible gorges provide stunning views and great walking adventures without requiring the visitor to climb high peaks<p>Vikos, Greece<p>People don’t often think of Greece as a wilderness, but bears still range through the wooded Vikos in the Pindus mountains of the north-west, and groups of wild …

Hiking

An All-Squat Workout for a Lower-Body That Just Won't Quit

Exercise 1 Zercher Squat<p>Wrap your arms around the bar—which should should be heavy enough to make the last two reps of each set difficult but allow you to keep your form—and hold it in the bend of your elbows, with your elbows shoulder-width apart. Stand tall, and place your feet slightly wider …

This is What You Need to Know About Camera Aperture

One of the most commonly cited reasons that people give for wanting to transition from a point-and-shoot camera to an interchangeable lens system …

Cameras

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

15 Amazing Places In Italy That Look Like Those From Fairy Tales

Ciao bella gente! Italia is a country that has a beautiful history, that is rich in culture and literature, has spectacular food, and friendly …

The Blog Abroad

2nd escaped inmate in New York prison break shot, captured

A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking down on a rural road near the Canadian …

Western companies are being forced to figure China out all over again

Foreign companies have long known that China’s economic slowdown—now upon us—could hit their earnings hard. They just didn’t expect they’d be hit by changing consumer buying habits and a rise in Chinese competitors at the same time. Suddenly, foreign brands are finding it a lot harder to convince …

China

Lake Bled Cycling Holiday | Self-Guided | Bohinj Valley | Skofja Loka

Overview<p><b>A cycle holiday from and to Lake Bled taking in the region’s beautiful lakes, serene alpine valleys and pretty alpine villages. Highlights of</b> …

European Travel

Summer holidays in the Alps: eight great ideas

Winter ski holidays in the Alps can be extortionate but come summer prices tumble and there are bargains to be had on both activities and a huge choice of accommodation<p>A family adventure holiday in the French Alps<p><b>Toddler treats, Chamonix, France</b><p>Chamonix is a great place to take very young children: …

Skiing

13 Body Scrubs Without Microbeads, Because They Are NOT Good For The Planet

If you haven't already stopped using beauty products containing microbeads, we suggest you do so immediately. Why? Those tiny pearls made of plastic might be good for exfoliating the skin, but they are really bad for the environment.<p>The synthetic granules, which can be found in face and body …

Skin Care

The 10 Most Underrated European Cities To Book Your Next Vacation To

European Travel

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky

Growing up in New Jersey, photographer Ben Canales didn't have a lot of stars to look at. Now, however, he spends many nights out in the cold with …

National Geographic Travel

How to decide which vacation rental site to use

But with so many places to book a rental, it can be tough knowing where to look.<p>To make things easier, we've put together a list of some of the top vacation rental websites and broken down what you'll find in each one.<p>Airbnb<p>With over a million properties around the world, Airbnb.com is probably the …

Hospitality

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Business School

Travel Gadgets You Should Always Splurge On

Some travel items you can splurge on, some you can skimp on. (We learned this the hard way after having one too many cheap suitcases fall apart on us.) Here are our picks for the essential travel products that are worth spending a little bit more on.<p><b>A Good Suitcase</b><p>It's tempting to pick up a super …

Shopping

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel