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Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Travel<p>Explore Europe's natural landscapes through these lesser known hikes.<p>Global tourism is on the rise. There was a six percent increase in worldwide travelers in 2017, and nearly 52 percent of Americans plan to visit Europe in the next two years, according the World Tourism Organization. While …

This Unexpected Country Has Europe’s Most Flat-Out Stunning Coasts

If you feel like people are all of a sudden hyped about Croatia -- a gorgeous country in southern Europe you hadn’t heard much about until the past …

Walking Spain's most spectacular coastline

Have we hit peak Camino de Santiago? Almost, according to a copy of the El Correo Gallego newspaper I found lying in a bar in the harbour town of Muxía in north-west Spain: a record 301,036 walkers completed the pilgrim trail last year – 98.6% capacity, said a professor.<p>I mention this because Muxía …

European Travel

20 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

19. Laugavegurinn/Fimmvörðuháls Pass<p>Location: Iceland<br>Distance: 50 miles<br>Time: 4 days<br>Best Time to Go: June to September<p>Taking you through volcanic …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

The Best Hiking Destinations From Barcelona

The idea of gorgeous woods and scenery lurking just on the edge of a huge metropolis such as Barcelona might be a surprising one. But that's the case …

Toilets Around the World: Toilet Talk for Travelers

Whether appealing or appalling, toilets around the world serve the same purpose, and there's no avoiding them. So just how much is there to say about …

The 8 Best Small Outdoor Brands from Across the Globe

We’re all victims of tunnel vision. When Patagonia, The North Face, Arc’teryx or any of the other big guys release a new jacket, backpack or …

7 Best Foodie Spots for Your Next Europe Trip

Food travel is fun, exotic, and delicious. However, trying to plan a food travel experience can be daunting and confusing. From deciding which dishes …

Where To Shop And Sleep In Marrakesh

I made a promise to myself when I started to really travel a little over a decade ago, that I would not return to the same place more than once. I needed to go to every place ‘on my list’ but then I found Morocco.<p>If you are lucky enough to be based in Europe, you might consider heading there if you …

Travel

Budapest: Savoring the city’s paprika-based flavors and other delights

Story by Muriel Vega<p>My travel-themed Pinterest board for Hungary includes at least 18 photos of the Szechenyi Thermal Baths. I’ve been pinning the …

Offbeat European Cities to visit this summer!

Planning a trip to Europe this year? We enlist some of our favourite options if you want to go off the beaten path!The post Offbeat European Cities …

Visiting the Languedoc Roussillon Region of France

The Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France is an undiscovered gem filled with a breathtaking coastline, some of France's best cuisine, a rich Medieval …

12 things to do in Iceland that will help you beat the crowds

1/<p>Set something up with the Team Iceland Stopover Program.<p>StudioPortoSabbia/Shutterstock<p>This year, Iceland's soccer team has become the smallest …

10 Anti-Aging Foods to Support Your 40s-and-Beyond Body

Beautiful, glowing skin starts with how we eat, but these anti-aging foods can also help with more than that.<p>When we pack our diet with vibrant foods …

Nutrition

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

In Pictures: The best places in France to watch the sun go down

Everyone has their favourite spot in France to watch the sun go down. Is yours on this list spectacular pics?

Glasgow: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Scotland’s vibrant second city

Friendly lively, dynamic and increasingly sophisticated, Glasgow is Scotland’s largest and arguably most vibrant city.<p>In recent years, this former …

Walk along ancient paths in self-guided tour of northern Portugal

Take in the sights, sounds, scents and scenery on a walking tour of Portugal, a country that should be on everyone's must-visit list.<p>A weeklong On Foot Holidays tour takes walkers far from the crowds on a self-guided route through the gentle hills of northern Portugal.<p>Highlights include walking …

European Travel

5 Underrated Cities to Visit on Your Spain Trip

Spain is a festive, historical country filled with rich culture. Yet, travel lovers leave much of this country unexplored. While Barcelona and Madrid …

Ljubljana, Slovenia: Tiny capital of tiny country a huge treat

Located where the Germanic, Mediterranean, and Slavic worlds come together, Slovenia enjoys a happy hodgepodge of cultures while also presenting …

Milan city guide: the best things to see and do, cheap hotels and restaurants you won't want to miss

If it's a glamorous city break you're after, then Milan needs to go on your bucket list right now.<p>Packed with art, fashion, history and mouthwatering …

13 Tourist Traps Around the World That Are Actually Worth Visiting

While some “must-sees” are over-hyped, the iconic sights ahead are worth braving the crowds (at least once), we promise.<p>History and architecture …

Spain’s Tiny Towns Turn Up the Charm. Find Your Chill Vibes at These 10 Stunners.

Our love for Barcelona and Madrid is no secret, but we’d be lying if we said it’s not worth booking a train (or renting a car) bound for Spain’s …

17 of the Best National Parks in Europe

Travelers to Europe tend to head straight for its cities. But while the bright lights of Paris, busy markets of London, and storied streets of Rome …

30 Wild and Beautiful Places in Europe

Look beyond the continent's cities to these natural wonders.<p>Keeping to the urban areas of Europe means missing out on the continent’s diverse landscapes. From rugged mountain systems to lakes linked by waterfalls, these European national parks are sure to impress.

European Travel

From Coast to Countryside: 4 Classic Yorkshire Camping Experiences

<i>Blessed with rugged romantic scenery, winding countryside trails and knockout coastlines, Yorkshire is a captivating county of contrasts. Take a</i> …

Where to Go in Europe: A Cheat Sheet to Top Destinations

You want to go to Europe, but don't know where to start your travel research. From picking a country to choosing between big metropolises and quiet …

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

Meditation