Andrea Peterson-Lamping

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How You Can Retire To Mexico's Beautiful Caribbean Coast

Imagine the perfect Caribbean beach in Mexico and chances are it features soft, white sands, swaying palms, and impossibly turquoise waters...<p>That description barely does justice to the Caribbean beaches of Mexico, along what's called the Riviera Maya (from Cancún to Tulúm) and the Costa Maya (from …

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

<i>Find out how almonds can help you lose weight:</i><p><b>Skimping on Sleep</b><p>If you’ve ever felt bleary-eyed at your desk and inhaled an entire croissant without even paying any attention to what you were doing, you know that your sleep affects your eating habits. “Sleep loss is the number-one culprit that can …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

My First Perfect Omelet: Great Chefs Remember

So simple yet impossible to master, the omelet is a milestone in any chef's career. Here are 9 top chefs who remember making their first perfect omelet<p>Requiring a delicate touch, a precision sense of time, and an almost intuitive feel for the egg (one of the most finicky but essential staples of …

Breakfast

21 “Beautiful Girl Habits” Every Girl Should Adopt

I’m pretty happy with my appearance overall, but I wouldn’t consider myself a Beautiful Girl yet (capital B, capital G), because A) I’m not a solid …

A Guide To Magical Cinque Terre, Italy

Italian Riviera

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Best beaches in the Mediterranean

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

The World's 10 Best Castles

Formidable stone bulwarks and soaring medieval keeps, romantic palaces and regal mansion homes that ooze with opulence from every nook and cranny; the castles of the world are so varied in their appearance and character that finding the best ones can be a daunting task for any traveler. Amidst the …

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. <i>(Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.)</i><p>Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are …

How to Be Photogenic: 25 Tricks That Make You Instantly More Gorgeous in Pictures

In today’s social media-obsessed world, it’s safe to say that knowing how to be photogenic is of utmost importance. What’s the point of having an …

3 Summer Updos You Can Do in Under 5 Minutes

Summertime, and you know what they say about the living being oh-so-easy. Your hair should be easy, too! The best thing about summer hairstyles is that somehow the more messy and undone the finished look is, the better. Can’t really beat that, can you? Here are three super easy, super fresh updos …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014

Are you packing your bags for Europe this summer, or still just fantasizing about it? Either way, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you cast your eyes over our irresistible expert picks.<p>While our Best in Travel 2014 already touted Paris’ urban renaissance, Scotland’s many events, and Yorkshire’s …

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

Ask Fodor’s: Where Should I Stay in Paris?

Our column this week features a question submitted by @kdykstra53 via Twitter:<p>What a great idea for a Paris getaway! Staying close to the museums is …

France

World’s 15 Most Unique Beaches

It's finally summer—time to swim, sunbathe, and surf. While many people dream of white sand, palm trees, and clear water, we'd like to shift the …

Cape Town

7 Unique Tours of Rome

Just because all roads lead to Rome doesn't mean they converge into a single route once they get there. When in Rome, forgo the well-trodden tourist …

5 Scary Monster Myths From Around The World

Bigfoot. Yeti. Nessie. The world is full of monsters.<p>No matter where in the world you look, monster myths are a staple of human culture. Name a jungle dense enough, a desert remote enough, a mountain range frighteningly impassable, and it's likely populated with ape men who walk on two feet, a lost …

In Meteora—"rocks in the air"—sandstone spires rise from the plain of Thessaly. Seeing the area as a religious retreat, monasteries sprung up here, beginning in 1336. http://on.natgeo.com/1hYxsmO

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

You've Never Used Fresh Herbs In These Ways...And You Won't Want To Stop

Think outside the pesto with these new ideas.<p>When summer comes, herbs start growing like weeds. Think outside the pesto with these new ideas.

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

Honeybee Dances Map Healthy Landscapes

Waggling insects could give information that leads to better land-use practices.<p>Honeybees are all about sharing: When a foraging one finds a great place to eat, she performs a dance for her nestmates that charts a course to the source.<p><b>Now the bees' moves are giving scientists a map as well—one that</b> …