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Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

European Travel

8 Amazing All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

How does an all-inclusive resort for under $100 a night sound? Now, imagine eight of them along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where infinity pools and …

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 …

Travel

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

Dessert Wine and Raspberry Tiramisu

A traditional tiramisu is a “pick me up” because ladyfingers are soaked in an espresso mixture before being layered together with rich cream and more …

Coconut Oatmeal Muffins

A bowl of oatmeal is a good way to start the day. A muffin is a convenient way to start the day. Putting oatmeal into a muffin is bringing together …

Baking Bites’ M&M Cookies

M&M lovers probably know that you can order M&Ms in custom colors with your own personalized message printed on them. They’re popular for weddings …

Bananas n’ Cream Stuffed French Toast

Bananas are a great breakfast food, whether you’re blending them into a smoothie, adding slices to a bowl of cereal or just enjoying one alongside a …

Lime Bars

I bake lemon bars all the time, both because I love them and because my friends and family love them. Lemons are probably the first fruit that you …

Entertainment, News, and Lifestyle for Moms

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Show Hometown Pride with DIY State-Shaped Memo Boards

Is anyone else feeling guilty about your hoarding-like tendencies with all the talk of spring cleaning that is in the air? Us too. We decided to create memo boards to get some of that clutter up off our workspaces. But not just any memo board – we wanted to create something more personal, something …

Crafting

8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton's new book, Rich Food, Poor Food.<p><i>CORRECTION: Some studies linked in the original version of this article were concerning unrelated issues. They have been</i> …

HEALTH || GREEN SMOOTHIES - HOW TO MAKE THEM & RECIPE ROUND UP

How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie

<i>Guest post by Jen Hansard, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies</i>.<p>We have a super simple and healthy recipe we’ve been itchin’ to share with you!!! As …

Whole Grain Breakfast Recipes

<b>Apricot Pistachio Granola</b><br>Makes about 8 cups<p>3 cups rolled oats<br>1 cup raw pistachios, coarsely chopped <br>1 cup raw pepitas<br>1⁄2 cup raw sesame seeds<br>1⁄2 cup raw sunflower seeds <br>1 tsp kosher salt<br>1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon<br>1⁄2 tsp ground cardamom<br>1⁄2 tsp pure vanilla extract<br>1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<br>1⁄2 cup …

citrus & green tea detox smoothie

When I think of summer, so many thoughts come to mind;<p><i>refreshing drinks</i><p>picnics<p>being outdoors<p>lots of SPF (have to keep my skin healthy …

Foods That Make You Feel Better

How to fight colds, heartburn, joint pain, allergies, and other ailments by choosing the right food.

Nutrition

Five Great Cabin Getaways for Fall

<b>Andrea Minarcek</b> Senior Travel Editor, <i>Sunset</i> magazine<p>At <i>Sunset</i>, we've had cabin fever for years. Since the magazine began, in 1898, we've devoted countless pages to introducing our readers to gorgeous cabin retreats across the U.S. West. This fall, we decided to round up our very favorites and …

Hiking

Top 10 Peaceful Winter Getaways

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5 National Parks in the USA That Should Be On Your Travel List

5 National Parks in the USA That Should Be On Your Travel List America’s National Parks are filled with natural treasures that deserve appreciation. …

Travel

National Geographic Travel

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

Buenos Aires

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …