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5 Reasons Why You're Not Broken

You are the only person professionally qualified to be yourself. So why are you spending so much of your time and energy trying to improve, enhance, fix or change the person that you already are? You don't have to lose five (or fifty) pounds, or find the perfect man or wear the hottest color of the …

10 Simple Ways To Make The Most Of Your Time

A copy of the Timothy Ferriss book,"The 4-Hour Workweek" sits on my desk right in front of me every day reminding me of several things:<p>1. We live in a very different time now than we did 25 or even 10 years ago. No other generation has enjoyed such an impressive shift in technology and lifestyle …

Being True to Ourselves and Forgetting What Other People Think

<b>“Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.” ~Sonya Parker</b><p>The …



What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Top 5 tropical islands

Coconut palms and aquamarine waters are only the beginning – <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine takes you to five very different island escapes, from diving adventures to luxury on a lagoon.<p>The Seychelles: the one for pristine beaches<p>The beaches of the Seychelles really do live up to the superlatives …


Alternative Queenstown

Queenstown in New Zealand is renowned internationally as an adventure tourism hotspot, but there are also less adrenaline-fuelled activities to be enjoyed amid beautiful Central Otago scenery. Once you've secured your collection of souvenir T-shirts and DVDs by bungy jumping, whitewater rafting and …

New Zealand

Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

When times are tight we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.<p>Greek Islands<p>View of Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove, on Zakynthos Island. Image by Dave Porter Peterborough Uk / Photolibrary / Getty …

Costa Rica

Everything you need to know about trips to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of nature's great displays, a free, multicoloured light show that is most commonly seen in the Arctic regions. Every performance is different, a beautiful, shifting dance of nocturnal rainbows that many viewers find a humbling and spiritually uplifting …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

10 Unique Ocean Landscapes

When people mention the word 'ocean' many think of the endless blue that touches the sky on the horizon. However, oceanic expanses are not so …

Northern Lights: a how-to guide

There are few phenomena that capture the imagination like the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights appear only at high latitudes on dark nights from September to March, and lucky star-gazers can witness anything from an ethereal green glow on the horizon to pulsating scarlet streaks across the sky. …

Northern Lights

Three places to power down your laptop, your phone...and yourself

You know how they say to unplug electronics and power strips when you leave home, to conserve energy? Well, what 'they' forget to mention unplugging is <i>you</i>. When you take that much-needed vacation, leaving behind the digital distractions that pervade our modern lives will help ensure a relaxing, …

Hong Kong

Taking the Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station

Into Old Ships?<p>If you’re really into ships, you may enjoy reading more about the TSS Earnslaw on this page.<p>Daily Photo – Taking the Earnslaw to …

Six of the world's most beautiful and bizarre bridges:

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

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …




What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …



Photography & Travel Product Reviews

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The world's best sunsets

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The perfect trip: Norway

This country does not do nature on a small scale. It is a land of earth-shattering glaciers, fjords of epic proportions and countless coastal islands scarcely touched by civilisation.<p>Traverse Norway'­s dramatic landscape in this ideal excursion, taking in one of the world's great rail journeys from …

More weird things about Japan

Monster hunting in Europe

Bloodsucking foes, ghoulish encounters, we all secretly want to unleash our inner Buffy. Would-be slayers, you're in luck: Europe isn’t short of supernatural beasts, as long as you know where to look, and there's much more out there than vampires. Here's a list of five mythical monsters and where …

Loch Ness