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World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

Tackle Your First 26.2 Miler

It’s easy to promise yourself that you’ll run at least one marathon in your lifetime. But following through on that promise? That’s a different …

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Parents Get Crib Sheets For Talking With Kids About Drinking

Parents often dread talking to tweens and teens about alcohol. So the government is here to help. Really.<p>The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration launched a campaign today that aims to get parents talking with their children about alcohol as early as age 9.<p>Age 9? Eek!<p>That early …

Listen Up! How to Get Kids to Listen to You

Stop repeating yourself. Your child will be all ears once you start following these clever, attention-getting tips from the pros.<p>Ever notice how your child's bionic ears pick up every word of your "private" conversations, yet when you really need him to listen it's like he's switched off his …

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

Choose your own adventure in Turkey

Whether you are a weary beach bum or the ultimate culture connoisseur, out to splash the cash or in search of cheaper options, this diverse country has plenty of holiday potential.<p>More than 30 million tourists visited Turkey in 2012, cementing the nation's reputation as one of the world's top …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

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