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The best of Epirus, north-western Greece

Weave through medieval villages, travel the 17km Vikos gorge and canoe between Kípi and Tsepélovo in Epirus.<p><i>Best for: Hiking, rafting, canyoning,</i> …

European Travel

Paris's secret green spaces

Paris is a grand city, full of amazing architecture and cobbled streets. There’s a lot of ground to cover and lots to see, all best appreciated on …

France

Moist Carrot and Almond Cake

<b>Serves:</b> 8<p><b>Prep time:</b> 25 minutes<p><b>Cooking time:</b> 40-45 minutes<p><b>What You’ll Need:</b><p>300g (2 cups) almonds, whole unpeeled (or ready bought ground almonds can …

Dessert

The foundations that will give you flawless skin this summer

In almost every woman’s make-up bag you’ll find foundation. Like mascara, it’s one of those products that some of us can’t leave the house without. It’s also a product that we’re willing to invest in. However, despite the vast amount of formulas on the market today, foundation is still the beauty …

The Best Travel Beauty Product, According to Travel + Leisure Editors

I'm a sucker for a liquid matte lipstick, because the application goes on smooth, never cakey, but you get a long-lasting finish — key for when …

Lips

How to maximise your annual leave in 2016

Nothing makes us dream of warmth and escape more than the dark days of January and February. Christmas is long gone, the summer seems a vague, distant concept, and rain is once again pounding at the window. A lounger, a lounger, my kingdom for a sun-lounger.<p>This sense of winter gloom is exacerbated …

Christmas Eve

6 Things You Should Keep in Your Travel Bag

One of the perks of my media career is that it gives me an opportunity to travel. A busy schedule can mean last minute packing so I always make sure I have my pre-flight routine down. Below are my 6 travel essentials to keep me healthy, balanced and beautiful on the go.<p><b>1. A fiber rich healthy …

Skin Care

Body-Painted Man Hides Perfectly Within Famous Landmarks

Well this takes blending in with your surroundings to a whole new level.<p>New York-based artist and photographer Trina Merry's travel photos are unlike anything we've seen. In her new series "Lost in Wonder," Merry explores the relationship between traveling and the "culture of the selfie." Merry …

Pick Up These Holiday Beauty Sets Now (Before They're History)

Along with the turkey, pumpkin lattes and homemade pie, the holiday season ushers in a slew of amazing, limited-edition beauty sets. Currently, we're drooling over all of the pretty colors and fresh products in this year's crop. The sets are also perfectly sized for holiday travel, a fantastic way …

Beauty

Going 'Bi-Polar' With the Polar Bears of Hudson Bay: Playing with Bruin on the Looney Front - Part 1

Since time immemorial polar bears, the largest land mammal carnivore on earth, have congregated in their hundreds, even thousands, on the shores of Hudson Bay in October/November, waiting for the winter ice to form after a summer of discontent to give them access once more to their favourite buffet …

Wildlife

The UK's best coastal walks

Southern England<p>1. Prawle Point, Devon<p>This walk around Prawle Point, Devon's southern-most tip, is only a few miles from the busy resort town of Salcombe, and yet feels gloriously remote. The name stems from the old English Praewhyll, a "look out hill", and the area's history is a distraction in …

From cosy log fires to outback adventure, seven of the best winter getaways in Australia

Summer may be the typical time to holiday in Australia, but there are pleasures to be had in front of an open fire in the south, or by heading north<p>Brrrrr … winter is here and summer holidays seem very far away. But now is a great time to go on holiday in Australia. Not only are the prices cheaper …

Australia

Palmyra, Syria: Isil has seized one of the world's most fascinating sites

It was my first time in the Middle East - visiting Damascus, Aleppo and the Krak des Chevaliers - and all the Syrians we met were friendly and kind. But the high point was a trip to the oasis town of Palmyra and its Unesco world heritage site.<p>To get there we travelled west along a desert highway, …

15 Secrets to Great Skin

Pebble CEO: Apple Watch is 'Lacking'

Pebble announced another new smartwatch at MWC 2015 today – the Pebble Time Steel – but with the Apple Watch set to come to market next month, there’s about to be another huge competitor on the market.<p>Nonetheless, Pebble’s CEO Eric Migicovsky told TNW that he’s not too concerned about the impending …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Genetics

The 100 best novels: No 76 – On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957)

The creative history of Kerouac’s beat-generation classic, fuelled by pea soup and benzedrine, has become as famous as the novel itself<p>In 1855, a young American poet named Walt Whitman announced, with typical gusto, that “the United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem”, and made …

Literature

William Shatner Pays Tribute to Leonard Nimoy on Twitter After Missing His Funeral

After welcoming fans to “tell him off” because he chose to honor a charity commitment instead of attending Leonard Nimoy’s funeral on Sunday, William …

National Geographic Travel

Israel: War of words intensifies between Netanyahu and US officials ahead of Congress address

The war of words between Benjamin Netanyahu and top Obama administration officials has intensified ahead of the Israeli Prime Minister's address to …

Is it bad to use iPads to calm little kids? - Futurity

Using mobile devices to quiet or teach small children raises questions about how much—and what—they're learning.

Help stop slaughter of elephants, David Attenborough tells Xi Jinping

China's leader must take action to halt the "unabated" slaughter of African elephants, conservationists, MPs and celebrities say<p>David Attenborough has called on China's president to help stop the "catastrophic" slaughter of tens of thousands of African elephants each year by ending his country's …

Wildlife

Partying at The Oscars: In Pictures

National Geographic Travel

The world's most romantic hotels

Which cities have the most romantic hotels? Our destination experts make a case for their favourite locations and where to stay when there.<p>Venice<p>In a city so unremittingly romantic as Venice, accommodation to match the mood is essential. George Clooney opted for the opulent Aman Grand Canal – for …

Five London venues set for big things in 2015 – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:30 pm, January 24, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London<p>London has finally been recognised as the best city in Europe for events, and …

Top 10 Island Cities

These unique, water-bound metropolises redefine urban living.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Trogir, Croatia</b><br>Take an afternoon stroll with gelato in hand through the medieval maze of streets. Blessed with stunning nature and an easygoing pace of …

Top 10

Ruby Tandoh’s best bakes

It’s a little over a year now since I wrote my first baking column for Cook. The weeks and months thereafter have blurred into a sugary haze, yet the recipes that punctuated them are etched so sharply in my memory that even now I can taste the summer’s vanilla-flecked creme brulee, or the golden …

Baking