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Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …

National Geographic Travel

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 …

Trails

Wellcome image awards 2014: life in extreme close-up - in pictures

Beautiful, strange and occasionally alarming pictures from the shortlist for this year’s Wellcome image awards – which celebrate the very best in science photography and imaging – from an x-ray of a bat to a micrograph of a kidney stone. The exhibition opens on 12 March at three science centres and …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

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Detox! Smoothies, salads and more to start 2014 on a healthy note

With the new year comes a host of resolutions to eat less and exercise more—intentions that are often all but forgotten come mid-February. So why not focus on simple strategies that will rid your body of holiday overindulgences <i>and</i> make you feel better and brighter all year long? Take that, broken …

Healthy Eating

15 Fresh Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes

Vegan and vegetarian dishes were one of our biggest and most popular categories of recipes in 2013 — with good reason! From our shepherd's pie with …

Vegan

17 Resolution-Approved Detox Recipes

You’re probably reeling a little bit from the Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve stretch; it was a cocktail and hor d’oeuvres-filled blur. Whether you believe in setting resolutions or un-resolutions, there’s no harm in eating a little cleaner every now and then. Head into 2015 with your eyes on the …

Amazing Ballpoint Pen and Gold Leaf Drawings by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Toronto-based artist Rebecca Yanovskaya recently completed the second piece in her <i>Winged</i> series of ballpoint pen and gold leaf drawings on Moleskine. Called <i>Descent of Man</i>, the bowing angel took the artist about two weeks to fully create. It's the sequel to the first piece shown below called <i>Ascent</i> …

Digital Art

7 Beach Resorts That are Affordable and Awesome

Most of us have to stick to a budget when we plan a vacation, and we know that hotel's value is just as important as its rooms and features. It's …

Dominican Republic

7 Best Warm Weather Trips Without a Passport

As we reach the final months of the year, the idea of a winter getaway to somewhere sunny—the Caribbean, Mexico, the Pacific—sounds sweeter and …

10 hidden gems near top vacation destinations

Sometimes you need to ditch your guide, says <b>Brice King</b> of RoamRight.com, a travel insurance company geared to independent travelers. As you plan trips for 2014, he suggests looking outside the package tour. "Once you're on a tour you go into autopilot," he says. "You can't just wander off." He …

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

Travel

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …

5 Island Resorts You Didn't Know You Wanted to Visit

6 Up-And-Coming Global Destinations, According To Trip Advisor

One of the thrills of traveling is the feeling -- however misguided -- that you have discovered a destination before the masses have. You were in Angkor Wat before restoration projects began, you saw Bruges before Colin Farrell publicized it as a f-ing fairytale, and Croatia? Please, you were there …

7 Great Tips for Visiting Paris in Springtime

With flowering public gardens and boulevards made for strolling hand-in-hand, this is the perfect time of year to visit the City of Light. Here, we …

France

9 Most Colorful Beaches in the World

The classic beach scene is beige sand, blue water. Yawn. On these nine beaches, you'll find sand ranging from purple to green to orange, plus one …

8 Iconic Journeys to Inspire Your Travels

There are many great reasons to take a long-term trip, but one of the best is the freedom it gives you on the road. So many of us are used to the one …

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through …

7 Under-The-Radar All-Inclusive Resorts

<i>By Chanize Thorpe</i><p>While it’s no secret that all-inclusive resorts offer a great-value vacation, happily, the secret’s not yet out on these 7 …

Los Cabos

Five Great Cabin Getaways for Fall

<b>Andrea Minarcek</b> Senior Travel Editor, <i>Sunset</i> magazine<p>At <i>Sunset</i>, we've had cabin fever for years. Since the magazine began, in 1898, we've devoted countless pages to introducing our readers to gorgeous cabin retreats across the U.S. West. This fall, we decided to round up our very favorites and …

Hiking

10 exciting destinations at the edge of the world

Miles away from anything that's even remotely familiar to most travelers, these 10 secret edge-of-the-world vacations are the types of fantastic, faraway places you never thought you'd make it to. They're extreme destinations that inspire soul-searching as you stand at Earth's outermost reaches and …

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 …

Buenos Aires

3 Charming and Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello Budget Travel.</i><p><b>BIRMINGHAM, U.K.: A foodie destination in England's heartland</b><p>Anybody visiting a city from which both J.R.R. Tolkien and Ozzy Osbourne sprang should be prepared for a dose of cognitive dissonance, and Birmingham (or …

European Travel

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Paris: 6 ways to celebrate the holidays (without blowing your budget)

There’s a nip in the air, but with Christmas right around the corner, Paris always seems to shine a bit brighter during the holiday season.But all …

Endless Summer: 4 American Islands That Are Warm NOW

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Mark Sullivan, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>You don't need to splurge on a trip to the Caribbean to spend time on the beach this winter. These four U.S. islands have the sandy shores, seafood shacks, and sunny skies that will have you thinking it's summer -- …

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