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These Are the Best Stargazing Spots in North America

This summer is slated to be a stellar one for stargazing. Saturn’s rings will be at nearly full tilt, providing quite a show if you have even a small telescope. In July, Mars will be about as close as it ever gets to Earth, meaning it’ll shine even brighter. Add to that the usual smattering of …

National Parks

Where to Escape the Summer Crowds in France

Photo by Mny-Jhee/Shutterstock<p>The town of Annecy looks like something out of a fairy tale.<p>Leave the famous French cities to the other tourists and …

France

Secret London for kids - the best unsung family attractions

If you’re planning a trip to London, there are fantastic parks in which to picnic, world-class museums to visit, and attractions aplenty in the capital - here are a few that will cost you £5 or less. But if you want to head off the well-trodden routes to traditional entertainments, try these:<p>1. …

England

25 of Africa's most amazing places to visit

<b>(CNN) —</b> With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world's second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers.<p>Throw in that sense of being in a place that hasn't changed for centuries, and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, …

nationalpark

The Man in Seat 61’s favourite rail journeys

<b>The Bernina Express</b><p>From Chur in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy, the Bernina Express is a narrow-gauge train that climbs to one of the highest points on the European rail network, crossing the Landwasser viaduct, and the views are spectacular. In the depths of winter, the five-hour ride is like a …

Trains

The Best Indian Restaurants in America

When people think of Indian restaurants, they tend to conjure up the same image of white tablecloth restaurants with a random Bollywood movie blaring …

France by rail: 10 of the best summer trips

If you’re considering a holiday in France by train this summer, now’s the time to book. French rail company SNCF released its summer fares on Thursday (29 March) for journeys from 29 June until 3 September. Unlike Eurostar, which puts its tickets on sale six months in advance, SNCF releases tickets …

France

24 UK attractions you must take your kids to before they turn 16

If your children think they've seen it all, they're wrong. From rollercoasters to adventure trails, performances to experiments, there are plenty of exciting attractions out there. Here is our pick of the best attractions that your family must visit before the children grow up.<p>1. The Natural …

These Maps Show How Climate Change Will Mess Up The Weather Where You Live

The Climate Ex map will tell you what the weather will be like in 2070–and where to go to get the weather you like in 50 years.<p>If you like the weather where you live, but are worried it’s not going to be the same as climate change wreaks havoc on meteorological systems, there’s now a way to know …

Climate Change

Van Gogh Never Visited Japan, but He Saw It Everywhere

AMSTERDAM — In the soft, clear light of Provence, France, Vincent van Gogh saw the crisp skies of Japanese woodcut prints. The almond blossoms, gnarled trees and irises that dotted the French landscape reminded him of nature scenes painted in Kyoto. And in the locals who drank in cafes of Arles, he …

Art

Top 20 family summer holidays in Europe

<b>Campervanning,</b> <b>Portugal</b><p><b>Van hire</b> €1,302<b><br>Best for ages</b> 10+<b><br>Type of trip</b> Adventure<br>Road trips always make great adventures, especially with the novelty of sleeping in a campervan and the excitement of plotting a route on the map. The coast of Portugal, from Porto down to Lisbon, makes an ideal route, …

European Travel

The best ski resorts for intermediate skiers and snowboarders

What better as a progressing skier or snowboarder than to cruise miles of well-groomed red and blue pistes that are well within your ability. Here’s where to up the feel-good factor.<p>Unless stated otherwise prices are per person for seven nights in the cheapest available week. Prices include …

Why Alpe d'Huez is the perfect ski resort for families

It turns out that selecting swimming trunks from a public vending machine can be quite daunting for a chap. I certainly felt a generous dollop of status anxiety as I vacillated between petit, moyen and grand before feeding a €20 note into the slot and pressing the relevant button. The stylish …

Five Things You Must Bring To Every Job Interview

Dear Liz,<p>I have a big job interview next week. The recruiter and I had coffee yesterday and talked about the position, and the interview. I want to make sure I have everything I need for the interview. Apart from myself, what do I need to bring with me?<p>Thanks!<p>Yours,<p>Nicole<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>Dear Nicole,<p>…

Employment

Is it possible for a total beginner skier to tackle a black run in a week?

Skiing is in the lifeblood of the Hardy family. My wife Felice and I make a living writing about it, one of our sons was in the British Ski Team, the other is a ski instructor, and our 21-year-old daughter Izzi was a schoolgirl slalom champion.<p>Izzi started dating Oscar while they were studying at …

Readers' best travel discoveries of 2017

<b>Winnig tip: Buerbreen glacier, Norway</b><p>Looking for a walk to complete the day before tackling the mammoth Trolltunga hike in April, we decided on the trail to Buerbreen glacier. The starting point was a 20-minute drive from our base in Odda. The walk was brilliant: three hours of streams, …

National Parks

Think Aspen is too expensive? Here's how to enjoy the Colorado ski resort without a trust fund

The first time I skied Aspen was in 1974, when I was a junior at the University of Colorado. On that trip I slept in a sleeping bag at a friend’s rental house and ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch on the slopes.<p>The cost for a weekend of great skiing cost less than $70, including $15 …

Skiing

Trips in Europe everyone should take according to the world's top travel experts

The Ice Hotel, Finland.Flickr/bjaglin<p>No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and …

The best city breaks in Germany: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Augsburg</b><p>One of Bavaria’s oldest cities, Augsburg is a delightful base for a cycling journey on the “Romantic road” or a relaxed city break. Visit the Fuggerei, Europe’s most venerable social housing project, founded by the Fugger banking dynasty in the 16th century. Residents are …

European Travel

The anti-Val d’Isère: the discreet French ski resort for those who just love to ski

Chalet Merlo is not your average luxury ski chalet. On paper, it doesn’t appear to tick the boxes required by discerning skiers. Right by the piste in a famous ski resort? No. Close to the ski lifts? Uh-uh. Within easy reach of shopping, ski hire and nightlife? Absolutely not. But in fact, for …

Jack Mason's war, Gary Mason's mission and the Great Escape

Decades before his death, Gary Mason's father divulged a secret about his role in the Second World War, and his brush with one of its great acts of defiance. Retracing his steps, the veteran's son uncovers breathtaking moments of humanity and perseverance – and an unexpected sense of redemption<p>It …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

Do You Belong at a Start-Up?

When I finished business school, I had two job offers. The first was from the Boston Consulting Group, where I’d worked before my MBA program—the obvious choice for a young professional in search of a stable, lucrative career. The second was from a Series A–stage venture-backed start-up with only …

Startups

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

10 of the best winter sports resorts in Europe for skiing and more

The winter sports holiday was famously born in Switzerland in September 1864, when a canny hotelier in St Moritz wagered a party of British visitors that if they returned in winter and the sun failed to shine more than in summer, he’d foot their bill. Statistically, he was on safe ground. They …

Skiing

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

Motivation

This Island is Canada's Best Kept Secret

Adventurer Alastair Humphreys explores Nova Scotia's scenic Cape Breton Island.<p>Break down the elitism in adventure—that’s the goal that Alastair Humphreys set when he struck off on a year of microadventures in his native U.K., a feat that earned him the title of National Geographic Adventurer of …

Cook this: Roasted tomatoes and fingerling potatoes with thyme, olives and capers

<i>Our cookbook of the week is In My Kitchen by legendary cookbook author and chef Deborah Madison. Over the next four days, we’ll feature recipes from</i> …

Punch List: Fall watering, planting bulbs and pre-winter lawn care

We’re in the gradual wind-down to the outdoor gardening season, confirmed by the autumnal equinox next week. Embrace the color changes and sweater …

Why Preventing Disruption in 2017 Is Harder Than It Was When Christensen Coined the Term

Every winter, my colleagues and I invite CEOs of some of the world’s largest businesses to join our students at Stanford University. Those that do spend an evening discussing the challenges of digital disruption with us and some of the brightest MBA students on the planet. Invariably, each CEO we …

Innovation