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5 Traits the Best Diets Have in Common

David Katz, M.D., who heads up Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, and his colleague Stephanie Meller took on the task of comparing the existing medical research on popular plans. Their results were just published in the journal <i>Scientific Reviews</i>. Right off the bat, Katz and Meller write, …

Zagat

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

5 No-Fail Tips for Surviving Jetlag

Flying off to faraway destinations can be exhilarating, but battling your internal clock in a different time zone can throw a wrench into travel …

Workouts

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, …

Los Angeles

Apocalypse Essentials: The Almost Serious Survival Guide

The world didn’t end in 2012 (whew).<p>But things could still get hairy sometime in the future. So, what would you need to carry on after the grid …

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.

10 reasons it’s important to make nature a priority in your family’s life

1. It fires up your children’s imagination.<p>Too often, we find ourselves stuck in the <i>known</i>, the comfortable, the familiar. The physical spaces of most …

Enjoy a Summer Cool Down with the Top 10 Hottest Hotel Pools

With temps brick-oven high and humidity levels swamp-like in many parts of the country, there's nothing like a refreshing dip in the pool. Hotel search engine Room 77 has compiled a list of The Hottest Hotel Pools that are more than just watering holes -- they're the ultimate places to chill and …

Swimming Pools

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It’s no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). …

the top destinations of 2013, part 3

We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). More than 3000 people responded, and the results are now in.<p>In this post we look at the …

the top destinations of 2013, part 1

At Lonely Planet, debates are constantly raging over our favourite countries for food, our best-value travel finds and our number one destinations overall. These debates culminate in our annual <i>Best in Travel</i> selections, but we wanted to throw that question to a wider crowd by asking our fans on …

Travelers Beware: 5 Most Common Transport Scams - Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: Peter John literally wrote the book on travel scams. His latest, Around the World in 80 Scams, details the most common scams travelers</i> …

Airports

13 Exotic Hotels For The Trip Of A Lifetime

The travel guide's senior editorial team selects winning hotels from more than 4,000 nominations sent by contributors around the world.<p>The 13 resorts recognized as top Exotic Hideaways — defined as "destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime" — provide unparalleled service in incredible settings, …

National Parks

Side Project Jerky Cowboy Flavor Beef Jerky

No road trip is complete with out a few bags of beef jerky. Luckily, the whole artisanal movement has hit the dried beef sector in a big way. Skip …