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7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language--or at least knowing some basic phrases--is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries where English isn't widely spoken, it's essential to learn some key words and phrases, but even in places with an abundance of English speakers, …

Soak in These Amazing Geothermal Hot Spots

<i>Termas del Rincon, Chile (Photo: Turismo Chile)</i><p>For an invigorating escape, one that renews your body and soul, head to a gorgeous geothermal hot spot. These destinations, where the earth's crust breaks open with bubbling mud, gushing hot springs, and steamy vapors, are gorgeous places to exhale. …

Finding Courage Far From Home

One day it dawned on me: I could go anywhere. I didn't have anyone to tell me "no" except myself. That realization sparked the enormous boost of self-confidence I had needed to kick fear in the teeth and finally travel abroad. My adventurous spirit was alive and well. I no longer had to wait for …

Summer and Fall Produce Guide: What to Can, Freeze, Dry, Store, or Eat Right Now

The farmers' markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables; our summer produce guide lets you know which to can, store, dry, freeze, or eat right now<p>Harvest season is high time for fresh produce. Between the leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, sweet berries, brassicas, and, well, just about …

Pot advocate says travels show legalization works

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rick Steves smokes the occasional joint, but he's not arguing for marijuana legalization in Oregon just because he likes to get …

Mexican Macaroni Salad

I’ve made this simple pasta salad for years and years, and have always loved the heck out of it. It’s zippy, flavorful, and fun, and is as delicious …

How to Dress Any Salad Green, from Arugula to Watercress

Advice on pairing salad greens with dressings, from hearty endive and kale to tender summer mâche mixes<p>Anyone can make a decent salad, but it takes some skill and know-how to create a masterpiece in green. It's important, first, to brush up on the basics: Are you sufficiently drying your greens? …

Patagonia’s ice-carved waterways

Explore the convoluted coastline of the western fjordlands on a three-day cargo ship journey through some of the world’s most remote land and seascapes.<p>It was a grey, windblown afternoon in the western fjords of Chilean Patagonia. As the ship plied the leaden waters between steep, green valleys, …

South America

Power Pancakes (Paleo and Gluten Free)

The idea for a gluten-free, paleo-friendly pancake is out there in a million forms these days, and we've tried many of the recipes with varying …

Why There's No Nutritional Info in Food Lover's Cleanse Recipes

Why didn't we include nutritional info in Cleanse recipes? Because, as Marissa Lippert explains, counting calories is not the best way to detox<p>Every year, <b>Sara Dickerman</b> and I devise the Food Lover’s Cleanse with flavor, health, and (we hope) a little intrigue and excitement in mind. From the very …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

6 Photography Tips I Learned From a Wildlife Photographer You Can Use Anywhere, Anytime [PHOTOS]

Photographing wildlife in Africa is a unique experience, but what I discovered about photography when I shot with professional wildlife photographer Gerry van der Walt, director of Wild Eye, and his team in Kenya this past September was surprisingly universal. Whether in the bush or in your own …

How to Travel the World for Free

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><b>Barter your time and hard</b> …

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 …