Andrew Dexter

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Igor’s Venice

Venice native <b>Igor Scomparin</b> led tours all over Europe with Globus for a decade before returning home to be a “local host” for Monograms. Now, this tourism industry veteran’s mission is to show the real, authentic Venice to travelers who come to visit his homeland. Here’s a look at the “city of …

The Greatest Fitness Tips. Ever.

Three decades ago, endurance training consisted of pretty much one workout: all-out, all the time. Then fitness went mainstream, CEOs started wearing spandex, and "sports scientist" became a legitimate career goal. The result? Periodization, VO2 max, functional strength, and more. Herewith, a …

The Hardware-Store Workout

On summer nights, the last place you want to be—aside from the office—is in the gym. But that doesn’t mean you should neglect strength training. In fact, you can get a top-quality session with stuff you probably have lying around your garage. Case in point: a slosh pipe, a length of PVC filled with …

The Best Swiss Ball Abs Workout

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Chris Pratt's intense 'Guardians of the Galaxy' workout routine

The Riker Brothers<p>The Riker Brothers<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 4-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>We're so accustomed to seeing Chris Pratt as a bona-fide action star, it's …

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What Are the Best National Parks Without Waiting Lines?

<i>A:</i><p>Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite—and for good reason. These national parks are American treasures. But their red ravines, spewing geysers, and endless valleys attract countless visitors, especially come summer. If you want a dose of natural beauty sans crazy …

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The New Rules of Protein

All athletes follow (or at least are aware of) the same nutritional guidelines: drink a protein shake within an hour—at most—after working out. It’s the same token of advice we’ve been hearing for years. But does it still hold true? It may be time for the rules of protein—namely, quality and …

6 Exercises for Maximum Mobility

Kayaker Brad Ludden, pro cyclist Levi Leipheimer, Olympic rower Erin Cafaro—they’re not coming to CrossFit San Francisco for traditional coaching. They’re seeking out Kelly Starrett, a doctor of physical therapy, to glean his tips on natural mobility. Starrett preaches that joint range of motion …

Reader Recs: Best Travel Advice Ever

With a new season of travel just around the corner, we asked our Facebook fans to share the best travel advice they’ve ever received. Their responses ranged from practical tips to inspirational musings.<p><b>Here’s what they had to say:</b><p>To kick things off, Ben C. had wise words for those of us with …

The Big East

The Top 9 New England Adventures<p>Most serious adventurers think of the Northeast as a good place to catch a connecting flight. Which means they’re missing out. From Class IV rafting to some of the wildest sea kayaking in North America, here are the best trips on the right coast.<p>The Best East Coast …

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Strength Workout

Gyms are great for building strength and avoiding injury, but you don't have to throw down $100 a month for that. Instead, do a series of body-weight-resistance exercises that target nearly every muscle, like the following four moves from certified strength and conditioning specialist Paul …

The U.S. Ski Team's Favorite Meal

As staff nutritionist for the U.S. Ski Team, Allen Tran has cooked hundreds of meals for America’s best and boldest downhill and cross-country skiers. During the summer, at the team’s off-season training center in Park City, Utah, he oversees everything from breakfast to the recovery station, …

What's a Great Multi-day Hike in Hawaii Ending on a Beach?

<i>A:</i><p>Recommending multi-day hikes in Hawaii is a bit of a challenge—the islands just aren’t big enough to for many long distance treks.<p>But the hike that best fits your wish list is the Kalalau Trail <b></b>through the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai. The 11-mile journey begins at Ke’e Beach and …

Turn Beer Bottles into Attractive, Cheap Glasses

Do you laugh in the face of danger and love beer? Happy day, then! Here's a cool DIY for you: Switch out your boring glassware and make drinking …

48 Hours in Boston

Travel<p>From the May 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>At nearly four centuries old, Boston hits home runs in the history department. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that a visit will be nothing more than a grade school textbook recap. In the past few years, some of the most storied …