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The Drought-Tolerant Herb Garden

Drought-tolerant rosemary and lavender | Photo by Linda Ly<p>Drought-tolerant plants have always been a big topic among Southern California gardeners, …

The 10 Best Bike Rides In Los Angeles

<i>While Los Angeles isn't exactly revered as the most bike-friendly city, it's trying. And it's gradually improving. More sharrows are marking streets,</i> …

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

Australia

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

Sikkim

Nail-biting wildlife encounters

Ever peered through the razor-sharp jaws of a great white shark? Or gone fishing with a grizzly bear? Here are nine animal experiences to get your adrenalin pumping.<p>Track gorillas in the Ugandan jungle<p>Endemic to the forests of central Africa, gorillas are among the planet’s most endangered …

Wildlife

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Sri Lanka

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

Borneo

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Australia

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

New Zealand

Some of Our Favorite Cookbook Stores Around the World

From New York and San Francisco to Croatia and Amsterdam, cool places to find cookbooks—new, used, common, rare, and in some cases hundreds of years old<p>Food is <i>the</i> universal language, so it makes sense that cookbook stores exist in just about every corner of the globe. We rounded up some of our …

A Handy Guide to Late-Night Dining in LA, Winter 2014

Los Angeles seems to take on a completely different character at night. It's the dreamlike state from Nicolas Winding Refn's film <i>Drive</i> or the hazy feel that inspired M83's tune, <i>Midnight City</i>. While this isn't quite the city that never sleeps, there are nearly endless options for nighttime revelry, …

8 Steps To Creating A Powerful LinkedIn Profile

Think of it like this: it used to be that only the demand side of the labor market was organized. Employers advertised the jobs; candidates had to look at what was posted (first in newspapers, then online) and apply to just that.<p>Now the supply side of the labor market — i.e. you and me — has a …

6 Easy Ways to Kill Your Social Media Reputation

Want to lose followers and alienate people? It's easier to do than you might think.<p>I'm continually amazed at how far social networking has progressed since 2011. Back then, when I wrote about how to increase your followers in the September issue, there was still a sense that posting on Twitter and …

Social Media

5 Foolproof Food Crops to Plant Right Now

Pescadero Red garlic seed | Photo by Linda Ly<p>It's November, and while the rest of the country is battening down the hatches on their winter gardens, …