Amy Rittenhouse

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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 …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

3 Perfect Puerto Rico Itineraries

There’s a reason why Puerto Rico is known as the "island of enchantment"—all types of travelers can easily fall in love with the Caribbean …

4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

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The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America

From the Grand Canyon to Graceland, summer is the season to appreciate the beauty our country has to offer.<p>Cape Cod<p>Chicago<p>Graceland<p>Grand Canyon<p>Mount …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Photos From My Favorite Hikes Around the World

This week the #FriFotos theme is <b>HIKES</b>. I’m not what you would normally call an outdoorsy person, but in spite of that I find myself hiking a lot of …

Roller-Massage Ups Flexibility Without Harming Strength

Study suggests tool imparts benefit of stretching but not potential downside.<p>Over the past few years, pre-workout static stretching has fallen out of favor. Holding a stretch for, say, 30 seconds might improve short-term range of motion, but can also reduce muscular strength, power, and explosive …

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Mountains aren’t just for wintertime skiing. This summer, check out these high-altitude resorts instead.<p>Oyster

Can You Train Your Breathing Muscles To Get Faster?

A new meta-analysis examines "inspiratory muscle training."<p>When I was a kid preparing for one of my first ever track meets, my family was invited to dinner at the home of a colleague of my dad's who had been an Olympic 800-meter runner for Ghana (he qualified for the 1980 Games but didn't get to …

America's 32 Best Trails

That old saw about the journey being the destination? It's usually a bunch of hooey. But there are exceptions. Presenting our first-ever roundup of the greatest hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, drinking, and underground (yes, underground) trails in the country.<p>Best Pacific Coast Trail<p>Starting at …

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10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

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50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.